Havoc repository says all hosted themes now support rootless jailbreaks

The Havoc repository began accepting rootless jailbreak-supported packages in mid-March, with the expectation that current and future jailbreaks would be adopting the rootless dynamic. On Sunday, the Havoc repository made another announcement related to rootless jailbreaks.

Havoc rootless jailbreak theme support.

In a Tweet, shown above, Havoc revealed that all themes currently hosted on the repository are now rootless jailbreak-compatible.

Both the upcoming Dopamine jailbreak for arm64e devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1 and the existing palera1n-c jailbreak for checkm8 devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-16.x are poised to be rootless jailbreaks, and so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Havoc mentioned both by name in the Tweet above.

Themes allow jailbreakers to customize the aesthetics of their jailbroken iPhone or iPad, predominantly the app icons on their Home Screen. Some themes go a step further, theming things such as user interface elements of apps, Control Center, and more. These differ from jailbreak tweaks, which offer usability differences from a stock user experience.

While non-jailbreakers can also use themes, the user experience is much better on jailbroken devices because themed icons represent the Home Screen apps directly instead of by proxy via the Shortcuts app. This means no annoying Shortcut notification and support for app icon badge notifications.

Also read: How to theme app icons on a jailbroken device with SnowBoard

As rootless appears to be the way of the future for jailbreaking, it wouldn’t be surprising to see other jailbreak repositories make similar announcements. To date, both the BigBoss and Chariz repositories have opened their arms to rootless jailbreak-supported packages, with some developers making their own repositories especially for rootless jailbreak-supported packages.

If you aren’t familiar with rootless jailbreaks and want to know more about their differences from traditional rootful jailbreaks; then you can read more about them in our F.A.Q. post.

Are you excited to see more entities jumping onboard to support the future of jailbreaking? Let us know in the comments section down below.