Tweak that revives classic app download progress bar updated to support rootless jailbreaks

When you download apps from the App Store, you’re going to see a pie graph-style progress indicator that depicts the stage of the app’s download and install completion in real time.


If you, like so many others, miss the classic progress bar and despise the pie graph-styled progress indicator, then you’re probably going to love a jailbreak tweak called DownloadBar13 by iOS developer shepgoba.

As shown above, the tweak merely replaces the pie graph with a progress bar-styled progress indicator that will feel especially nostalgic if you’ve ever used an iPhone running iOS 6 or older.

Originally released back in 2020, DownloadBar13 was first made for iOS 13 devices, but it has since been updated to support jailbroken iOS 15 and 16 devices and the rootless dynamic of Dopamine and palera1n-c.

The effect you see above has no impact on downloading apps, such as the speed or number of apps you down download at one time. Instead, it’s simply an aesthetic change that some users may find more preferable.

If you’re interested in giving DownloadBar13 a try, then you can download it for free from alias20’s personal repositoryvia your favorite package manager app. The tweak works with jailbroken iOS 15 and 16 devices.

If you aren’t already taking full advantage of alias20’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager app by using the URL provided below:

Are you planning to give DownloadBar13 a try? Let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.