New OverCharged jailbreak tweak pranks others into thinking you’ve ‘over-charged’ your iPhone

While I enjoy using jailbreak tweaks to alter the behavior of my handset to better suit my needs, I also enjoy adding fun and quirky jailbreak tweaks to the mix. Not only can they be conversation starters to get more users into jailbreaking, but they also offer endless entertainment.

One of the latest jailbreak tweaks of the fun and quirky variety is one called OverCharged by iOS developer iosrouter. The name says it all, as this tweak effectively makes it appear as if you’re over-charging your iPhone or iPad when you leave it connected to a power source beyond 100%.

As you’ll in the screenshot example above, we charged our iPhone overnight despite being at 100% when we placed it on the charger, and OverCharged allowed the battery indicator to display a numeric percentage well beyond that of 100%.

As an added bonus, OverCharged displays an over-filled battery level indicator, a careful attention to detail that any prankster will appreciate when they put on a sneering grin and tell someone next to them that their iPhone is super-charged for the long day ahead of them.

It’s worth noting that OverCharged is purely aesthetic, so the changes you see above aren’t actually affecting the battery. The device continues to regulate its own charging behind the scenes as it normally would, ensuring that the battery isn’t actually over-charged despite the phony indicator displaying otherwise.

Once installed, OverCharged adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users may configure a couple of options to their liking:

Things you can do here include:

  • Toggle OverCharged on or off on demand
  • Configure the charging speed via a slider

A respring will be required when changing the charging speed, however a respring shouldn’t be required when turning the tweak on or off.

Adjusting the charging speed makes the tweak seem pretty realistic, as the over-charging happens at the regular speed that it would take to charge your device. Having said that, it would be particularly convincing to the uninitiated.

While tweaks like this aren’t for everyone, I’ve always found that they can be a great way to get more people into jailbreaking because it’s a showy way of invoking positive attitudes (and even laughter) from non-jailbreakers. Many become interested in modding their own handsets from the sight of my own.

If you’re interested in trying OverCharged out for yourself, then you can download it for free from iosrouter’s personal repository via your favorite package manager app. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 and 14 devices.

Those who aren’t already using iosrouter’s personal repository can add it to their package manager app of choice by using the URL provided below:

Do you have any plans to prank others with your “over-charged device” vis the OverCharged tweak? Be sure to let us know why or why not in the comments section below.