Lots of people jailbreak their iPhones and iPads just to install jailbreak tweaks that add features they didn’t have out of the box, but another subset of users jailbreak their devices because they want to have novelty features that make the device more fun to use.
In today’s roundup, we’ll be discussing what we believe to be some of the best novelty jailbreak tweaks for iOS & iPadOS 14 devices. By novelty, we of course mean that these jailbreak tweaks can make your device more fun to use by incorporating quirky changes to the UI that make your device stand apart from stock.
So without further ado, let’s get started!
The best novelty jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14
Sydney – $1.99
First on our list today is Sydney, a jailbreak tweak that lets users customize Apple Pay in new and adventurous ways that we’ve not yet seen in the community until only recently. More specifically, it allows you to customize your Apple Pay payment cards.
Whether you’re interested in animated or custom Apple Pay payment card backgrounds, or you feel like spoofing the digits of your Apple Pay payment cards so that the numbers look a certain way in screenshots and screen recordings, this jailbreak tweak has a little bit of something to offer for everyone who might be eyeballing it.
You can learn more about Sydney and how it works in our full review post.
LottieNotifications – FREE
Another great way to add to your iPhone or iPad’s quirkiness is with the LottieNotifications jailbreak tweak, which provides lottie-styled animations to your incoming notification banners.
With this tweak installed, people are sure to wonder what’s going on with your device when you get an incoming notification, which provides you with just the right atmosphere to educate that person about the benefits of jailbreaking their iPhone or iPad. Not to mention, the animations are exciting to look at even for yourself.
You can learn more about LottieNotifications in our full review post.
LottieLockscreen – FREE
As we’re already on the topic of Lottie-inspired notifications and how they add novelty to your pwned iPhone or iPad, we’re also going to recommend LottieLockscreen, which provides a fun and quirky animation for the Lock Screen’s time display and Quick Action buttons.
The animations are just as exciting as the ones shown off in the LottieNotifications excerpt above, however they’re applied in full force to the Lock Screen instead. You can certainly install both on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad simultaneously.
You can learn everything you need to know about LottieLockscreen in our full review post.
LottieStatusBar – FREE
And bringing us to the end of the Lottie-inspired lineup of novelty jailbreak tweaks is LottieStatusBar, which brings the same Lottie-esque animations to your jailbroken device’s Status Bar objects.
Things such as the battery level indicator, Wi-Fi signal strength, and Status Bar time display are all accompanied by fun and quirky animations that you’d come to expect from a Lottie jailbreak tweak.
You can learn everything you need to know about LottieStatusBar in our full review post.
BrokePods – FREE
If you’re just a little too broke to afford AirPods, but wish your iPhone or iPad would show some kind of bling when connecting your wired EarPods to your device, then BrokePods is the jailbreak tweak for you.
Once installed, BrokePods displays a popup under the aforementioned circumstances, albeit with the title “BrokePods” as an added slap in the face. It’s a funny novelty to stir up some jokes around your friends, and perhaps even to get more of them interested in jailbreaking their iPhones or iPads.
You can learn more about BrokePods in our full review post.
Cylinder Remade – FREE
One of the best-known jailbreak tweaks of all time was re-created with the recent release of Cylinder Remade, which animates your Home Screen’s paging animations with whatever animation you happen to choose while configuring the tweak.
Want your icons to roll around like a tumbling barrel? Check. Want your icons to twirl? Check. Want your Home Screen page to flip like the page of a book? Check. You can find an animation for almost anything with the Cylinder Remade jailbreak tweak.
You can learn more about Cylinder Remade and how it adds important novelty-esque features to your jailbroken iPhone or iPad in our full review post.
Hive Reborn – FREE
Why live with the boring passcode interface on your jailbroken iPhone when you can customize it with the jailbreak you installed?
Hive Reborn is a jailbreak tweak that incorporates a beehive-inspired aesthetic into the passcode entry interface. The buttons still work as you’d expect them to, but they look different than they would out of the box.
You can find out more about Hive Reborn and how it works in our full review post.
Photon – $2.99
Another great jailbreak tweak that adds a novelty-esque feature to your pwned iPhone or iPad is Photon, which gives your device an ambient always-on-display.
Always-on-display has long been considered a novelty feature by Apple, which may be one reason why they never bothered to add it to their iPhone lineup. But with rumors swirling that it could come to a future iPhone, why wait? Get it now with your jailbroken iPhone and Photon.
You can learn more about Photon and where you can get it from in our full review post.
Are You Sur? – FREE
Want your iOS notifications to look and feel more like macOS Big Sur notifications? If you said yes, then Are You Sur? is the next jailbreak tweak you should be installing on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.
Once installed, this jailbreak tweak overtakes those pop-up alert style notifications with a full-screen experience that blurs out the background and puts all your focus on the buttons where you can choose what happens next. This tweak is far from a necessity, but it offers value for those who like the macOS Big Sur aesthetic.
You can learn more about Are You Sur? And how it works in our full review post.
OverCharged – FREE
OverCharged is yet another jailbreak tweak you probably don’t need but might end up installing anyway for the gag factor.
This tweak simply lets you spoof your Status Bar’s battery level indicator to make it appear as though you’ve over-charged your iPhone or iPad after leaving it plugged in for too long. Moreover, the tweak is actually rather accurate about how much overcharge your device sustains while sitting on the charger for longer periods.
You can learn more about OverCharged and how it works in our full review post.
Snoverlay 2 – FREE
A favorite of the family here at iDB during the Winter holiday season is Snoverlay 2, but just because it’s Winter-esque doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it year-round.
Snoverlay 2 puts a snowflake falling animation over the top of your Home Screen, making it appear as if your Home Screen is snowing.
You can find out more about Snoverlay 2 and how the tweak works in our full review post.
Analog – FREE
Analog is a free jailbreak tweak that replaces the Lock Screen’s utilitarian digital time readout with a more novelty-esque analog clock.
Few people that I know actually prefer analog clocks over digital ones, however it’s an interesting way to get people to turn their heads just far enough that you can explain to them how jailbreaking sets iPhones and iPads free of Apple’s grip.
You can learn more about Analog and the things it can do in our full review post.
Waktos – FREE
Lots of people seem to have the dream of having Android-inspired features on their jailbroken iPhone or iPad, and while it’s not exactly a necessity, people do it because it stands out from the crowd of ordinary iPhone users.
You can add an Android-style Lock Screen to your jailbroken iPhone with the Waktos jailbreak tweak, which provides the infamous large date and time display, as well as the Weather forecast.
You can learn more about Waktos in our full review post.
GrowingBadges – FREE
All too often we receive notifications from our apps and ignore them – whether intentionally or accidentally.
GrowingBadges is a quirky jailbreak tweak that causes missed notification badges to grow in size over time until you eventually have no other choice but to acknowledge them.
You can find our more about GrowingBadges and how it works in our full review post.
FreeFall – FREE
It happens to everyone – people drop their iPhones on the floor. Sometimes they break them, and sometimes they don’t. But this grueling experience doesn’t need to be entirely negative.
The FreeFall jailbreak tweak is one that can make your iPhone play a funny sound as it free-falls through the air, such as screaming, and then play another funny sound when it inevitably slams into the floor. It’s a great way to turn a nasty situation into a funny one.
You can learn more about FreeFall and the things you can do with it in our full review post.
Expanse – $2.00
Every page of your Home Screen will typically have the same wallpaper image applied to it, but that can be boring from a user’s perspective. It’s amazing that Apple hasn’t caught on with that yet.
You can use a jailbreak tweak called Expanse to set a different wallpaper image for every individual page of your Home Screen, providing for a more personal user experience that you won’t find on any stock handset.
You can find out more about Expanse and where you can get it from in our full review post.
Logify – $1.50
Need a reason to spoof your iPhone’s call history? There’s a jailbreak tweak for that!
Logify lets you make your iPhone’s call history look how you want it to, perhaps showing that you’ve been recently called by a celebrity or someone else of importance to help you seem more popular or to remove yourself from an awkward social situation.
You can find out more about Logify and where you can get it from in our full review post.
That brings our novelty jailbreak tweak roundup to a close, but we’re always eager to read comments from our readers about their favorite jailbreak tweaks, so be sure to drop us one below.
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