In 2014, a jailbreak tweak called Priority Hub made waves when it brought Blackberry 10-inspired Lock Screen notification grouping to pwned iPhones. The concept was so popular that releases like Atmos and Axon sought to do the same on newer versions of iOS several years later.
Now that iOS 14 is the latest jailbreakable firmware, it’s unsurprising to see another developer coming out with a modern-day Priority Hub. Xyaman just this week launched a brand-new tweak dubbed Tako that does exactly that.
Right out of the box, Tako sorts notifications by app on the Lock Screen to make what would otherwise appear to be a jumbled mess appear more organized. Furthermore, Tako supports swipe gestures for clearing notifications.
In addition to being iOS 14-compatible, Tako provides a slew of options so that users can customize their user experience to suit their needs. Those options can be found in the Settings app post-installation:
Things you can do here include:
- Toggling Tako on or off on demand
- Display test notifications to see your changes
- Customize Tako to your liking
- Configure grouped notification view to your liking
- Toggle Haptic feedback on or off on demand
- Respring your device to save any changes you’ve made
Digging deeper, we’ll show you what you can do in the Customization and Grouped view preference panes below:
In the Customization preference pane, users will be able to:
- Choose a preferred cell style:
- Axon-grouped style
- Full icon
- Full icon with bottom bar
- Sort apps by:
- Last notification
- Bundle name
- At open show:
- Like it was before
- Last app notification
- All cells closed
- Toggle adaptive background
- Toggle stock icon coloring
- Adjust cell spacing via a slider
In the Grouped View preference pane, which the developer notes as still in beta at the time of this writing, users can:
- Toggle Grouped View on or off on the Lock Screen
- Automatically hide when authenticated
- Toggle round icons
- Adjust the maximum number of icons via + & – buttons (default 3)
- Adjust the icon size via a slider
- Adjust the icon spacing via a slider
- Forcefully center everything
- Enable for Notification Center
- Enable when playing music
Given that Tako is a remake of a high-demand tweak for jailbroken installations of iOS 14 and highly configurable, you’d probably expect to pay some money for it, but that isn’t the case at all. In fact, Tako is available for free from Xyaman’s personal repository via any package manager you choose to use.
If you’re not already using Xyaman’s personal repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice via the following URL:
Do you plan to upgrade the notification experience on your jailbroken iPhone with the new Tako tweak? We’re excited to learn why or why not in the comments section down below.