Invoke a fake notification to get out of a pinch with Breezy

Most people can relate to being involved in one of those awkward social situations where they just can’t wait to get up and leave, but they don’t have a good reason to and don’t want to come off as rude.

Having said that, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Breezy by titand3v can offer assistance in this department, as it lets you create fake, yet convincing notifications that can make it look like you’re needed somewhere else.

The way Breezy works is simple: you choose an app that you want to make it look like you’re getting a notification from, and then you customize the notification banner’s title and body text to something convincing. Afterward, you can invoke that notification with an inconspicuous gesture of your choosing. It looks something like this:

In our example, we configured the tweak to make it look like we were receiving an important iMessage via the Messages app. We set “Testing for iDownloadBlog.com!” as the banner notification’s title and “This notification serves as a test for the new Breezy jailbreak tweak!” as the banner notification’s body text. But that much is evident from the screenshot above.

More importantly, is the fact that Breezy adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure Breezy however they want – you don’t have to use the Messages app, nor do you have to use the placeholder text we did:

Options here include:

  • Enabling or disabling Breezy on demand
  • Entering a custom title that will appear in the fake notification banner
  • Entering a custom text body that will appear in the fake notification banner
  • Choosing which app you want to make it look like the notification is coming from
  • Choose which inconspicuous gesture you want to use to summon the fake notification
  • Enable or disable notifications for when updates to Breezy are available to install

We’ll take you through some of the aforementioned options more in-depth below:

Apps

In the Apps preference pane, you can select which app the notification banner will appear to come from. We recommend a convincing app, such as one that messages come from like Discord, Messages, or Slack, just to name a few.

Gestures

In the Gestures preference pane, you can choose which gesture you’ll use to invoke the fake notification. Gestures you can choose from include:

  • Double-tapping on the Status Bar
  • Double-tapping on the Dock
  • Pressing the volume up button
  • Pressing the volume down button
  • Shaking the device

As we noted earlier, you don’t have to set everything the way we did. While we used the Messages app in our example, you could make it look like you’re getting a notification from Discord, Slack, or another messaging app instead. You can also make the notification banner display any name or body text you want, so you can suit it to feet your needs on the fly.

Those interested in trying the new Breezy tweak can download it for free from the titand3v repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 14 devices.

If you aren’t already using titand3v’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice via the following URL:

https://repo.titand3v.com/

The way you use Breezy will depend on your particular situation. With that in mind, we can’t wait to hear some of the creative ways our fellow jailbreakers plan to use the tweak in the comments section down below.