If you’re on iOS 14 and you have a jailbreak at your disposal, then you’re probably wondering how you can get the most out of it. The obvious answer is by installing jailbreak tweaks that are relevant to the end user, but with so many releases launching week after week, keeping up with the best ones isn’t easy unless you’re a robot.
At iDownloadBlog, we’re on a mission to make this effort easier for all jailbreakers. That’s why we’ve already made dedicated jailbreak tweak roundups for iOS 14’s Control Center, Home Screen, Keyboard, Lock Screen, Messages app, Now Playing interface, and notification system, and we already have additional plans to cover even more facets of iOS 14 in the foreseeable future.
This week, we’ll take a moment to reflect on some of the best jailbreak tweak releases made specifically for iOS 14’s widget system, as this was one of the flagship features to ship with the mobile operating system when it launched last Fall. So without wasting even another moment of your time, we’ll hop right into it.
The best jailbreak tweaks for widgets on iOS 14
RingPercentLabel – FREE
In more recent versions of iOS 14, Apple upgraded the native battery widget with actual numeric battery labels to complement the existing battery rings. These weren’t there in some of the first iterations of iOS 14, which might leave some jailbreakers on older releases salty.
RingPercentLabel is an incredibly simple jailbreak tweak that brings those on older versions of iOS 14 up to speed with those who are using newer versions. It effectively adds those same numeric battery labels to the battery widget, making it easier to determine from a glance which of your devices need to be charged.
You can learn more about RingPercentLabel in our full review.
Velox Reloaded 2 – $2.99
Perhaps one of my favorite iOS 14 widget jailbreak tweaks of all time is Velox Reloaded 2, and for a good reason.
It brings a handful of missing widgets to the native iOS 14 widget system such as one for notifications, one for Apple Watch Complications, one for a digital clock, and one for Cydia, among many others. In addition to the new widgets, jailbreakers can take advantage of customization that they didn’t have before.
You can learn more about Velox Reloaded 2 and what it brings to the table for iOS 14 users in our full review.
MediaWidget – $1.00
Apple included a lot of widgets with iOS 14 right out of the box, but for a company that owns one of the world’s largest music streaming platforms (Apple Music), it’s somewhat confusing as to why Apple didn’t provide a Now Playing widget.
Since this feature is noticeably absent in iOS 14, a jailbreak developer turned it into a reality with a jailbreak tweak called MediaWidget. As the tweak’s name implies, it simply gives you the ability to have a functional Now Playing widget on the Home Screen on iOS 14.
You can learn everything you need to know about MediaWidget in our full review.
Anywhere Widgets for iPad – FREE
When Apple released iOS 14 last Fall, I was excited to have widgets not only on my iPhone, but on my iPad. Unfortunately, iPadOS 14 didn’t ship with this feature, and it’s now being touted as a flagship feature in iPadOS 15 slated for this Fall.
Jailbreakers haven’t needed to wait for iPadOS 15, however. That’s all thanks to a free jailbreak tweak called Anywhere Widgets For iPad, which enables almost all of iOS 14’s native widgets on jailbroken iPads running iPadOS 14.
You can learn more about Anywhere Widgets for iPad in our full review.
PowerWidget – FREE
Jailbreakers almost always have a use for a respring, UICache, or Safe Mode toggle. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to perform these tasks without the right tools.
PowerWidget is a simple widget that integrates directly with iOS 14’s widget system that brings all these features right to the Home Screen. The widget is just as adjustable and configurable as other widgets on the platform, and it’s a great snag for any jailbreaker.
You can learn all about PowerWidget and how it works in our full review.
CustomizeBW – $2.00
Want to spice up your iOS 14 battery widget with custom backgrounds and aesthetics? If you answered yes to that question, then CustomizeBW is the jailbreak tweak for you.
This tweak gives iOS 14 users the ability to change the shape of the battery ring, colorize the battery widget, and add a custom background, among other things.
You can learn everything you need to know about CustomizeBW in our full review.
InvisibleWidget – FREE
Lots of jailbreakers enjoy customizing the Home Screen with custom layouts, and InvisibleWidget is way to do this by exploiting the iOS 14 widget system.
This tweak lets you add widgets that you can’t see on the Home Screen, right in between app icons. In doing so, you create spaces between app icons just as you would by utilizing custom Home Screen layout jailbreak tweaks.
You can learn more about InvisibleWidget and how it works in our full review.
WidgetRadius – FREE
If you have legacy widgets on your Home Screen that you’ve been using on the Today page long before iOS 14 adopted native widgets, then you might notice an inconsistency in their corner radiuses.
WidgetRadius is a simple jailbreak tweak that tries to neutralize this inconsistency by making the corner radius identical among all the different widget styles.
You can learn everything you need to know about WidgetRadius in our full review.
WidgetCustoms – FREE
WidgetCustoms is a jailbreak tweak that incorporates a plethora of different options for customizing your iOS 14 device’s Home Screen widgets in different ways.
With it, you can customize not just the widgets and their aesthetics themselves, but also the page of your Home Screen that houses your widgets.
You can find out more about WidgetCustoms and what it does in our full review.
While it may seem at first glance like iOS 14’s Home Screen widget system is awesome, taking a look at the long list of jailbreak tweaks above shows us just how much better it could be if Apple opened its operating system up to developers for deeper customization. That’s just one of the reasons why jailbreaking is so essential.
If you think we missed an important jailbreak tweak pertaining to iOS 14’s widget system, then we’d love to hear about it in the comments section down below. While we can’t get to every comment ourselves, your words can help fellow readers like yourself in finding the best setup for their pwned device(s).