It was only a couple of days ago that we showed you a free jailbreak tweak dubbed ForceBar, which permitted the end user to hide or show their handset’s Status Bar on a per-app basis.

But a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Hijack by iOS developer Lightmann one-ups the first release by providing not only app-based controls over when the Status Bar does or doesn’t appear, but also systemwide controls.

Once installed, Hijack adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the tweak to their liking:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle Hijack on or off on demand
  • Enable or disable the Status Bar on the Lock Screen
  • Enable or disable the Status Bar on the Home Screen
  • Enable or disable the Status Bar in Control Center
  • Enable or disable the Status Bar for specific applications

Obviously, Hijack offers superior functionality when compared with ForceBar at the time that we reviewed it, as it provides options for showing or hiding the Status Bar in more places. Some jailbreakers will find this more useful, while others will be just fine with the original tweak.

Those interested in trying the new Hijack tweak can download it for free from the BigBoss repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak officially supports jailbroken iOS i4 devices, but may also work on earlier versions and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page.

What interfaces do you plan to hide or show the Status Bar in with Hijack? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.