Cucu upgrades notification banners on jailbroken iPhones with countdown timers & more

If you’re jailbroken and in the market for an exciting new way to customize your handset’s notification banner experience, then we have just the right jailbreak tweak for you!

Cucu is a new and free release by iOS developer Xyaman that offers a handful of intriguing new features for incoming notification banners, and like most high-quality jailbreak tweaks, it’s fully configurable by the end user.

Want better looking pop-ups in the Apple Music app? Try MusicBanners

Apple Music is by far one of the most popular ways to stream music on the iOS & iPadOS platforms. This statement remains true even regarding users of jailbroken handsets.

Jailbreakers who want to upgrade their user experience in the Apple Music app are in luck this Tuesday morning thanks to a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed MusicBanners by iOS developer level3tjg, as it effectively replaces the Apple Music app’s ugly center-screen HUD pop-ups with something nicer.

Keep the Shortcuts app from displaying automation notifications with this jailbreak tweak

Anyone who takes advantage of the Shortcuts app to perform automations would be familiar with the notification banner that manliest itself after the automation completes.

Apple intended for this notification to let the user know when the automation finishes running, but if you’re already familiar with what your automation is supposed to do, then sometimes it can come off as redundant information.

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s notification system

It’s been our mission these past several weeks to provide visibility for some of the best jailbreak tweaks for various elements of iOS 14. But our work is never done, and the show must go on!

Having already covered some of the best add-ons and extensions for iOS 14’s Control Center, Home Screen, Keyboard, Messages app, and Now Playing interface, we figured that this week would be a better time than ever to focus more on iOS 14’s notification experience.

Ensure iOS’ banner notifications aren’t blocking navigation bar buttons with miniBanner 14

Banner notifications are just one of the native components of iOS 14 that could do with some intuitive design changes by Apple. More specifically, I’ve long felt that they’re just a little bit too large, often covering up navigation bars in apps when they appear for the short time that they do.

Countless jailbreak tweak releases in the past have attempted to remedy this situation by putting notification banners on a diet – an effort to reduce their intrusive footprint over whatever interface you might be using. The latest of such releases is miniBanner 14 by iOS developer MissThee.

Upgrade the boring low power banner on jailbroken iOS with Surge

As you run your iPhone’s battery far into the danger zone, iOS displays a low power banner to let you know that you should visit a charger as soon as you can.

The low power banner that comes with a stock installation of iOS is particularly barebones, and could do with some spicing up. TitanD3v seems to agree with this sentiment, and a such, a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed Surge has been conceived.

Get tiny customizable notification banners on your jailbroken iPhone for free with Liddell

The concept of smaller notification banners has been around for the iOS & iPadOS platforms for quite some time now in the form of jailbreak tweaks, but it’s something that Apple hasn’t yet taken up – not even in the latest iOS & iPadOS 14 releases.

Jailbreakers appear to enjoy this feature because it makes notification banners more compact and prevents them from getting in the way of the buttons on the navigation bar. Personally, I love this feature too, and that’s one reason why I’m so excited about a new and free jailbreak tweak release called Liddell by iOS developer Litten.

Put iOS 14’s banner notifications on a diet with Nanobanners

It’s no secret that iOS’ notification banners are quite a bit chunkier than they need to be, and this means that they can inadvertently block navigation bar buttons or in-app content when they materialize.

Those looking to quell these two concerns in one fell swoop might be interested in the likes of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Nanobanners (Sugiuta) by iOS developers Nepeta and Sugiuta, as it shrinks the size of your incoming notification banners rather substantially.

Animate or add conditional effects to notification banners with Yokumiru

Although the iPhone’s native notification system is faily stout in its present form, that’s not to say that it couldn’t benefit from a tiny bit of imagination. Perhaps that’s one reason why we see so many different jailbreak tweaks that change the aesthetics of iOS’ notification banners.

One of the latest of such releases is a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Yokumiru by iOS developer Plat_Ykor, which can augment incoming notification banners with slick animations, apply specialized badges to those that contain a user-designated keyword, or conceal the contents of those notification entirely until you’re ready to view them.

Starscape: A curious new aesthetic for banner notifications on jailbroken handsets

Banner notifications are a critical component of the notification system found on iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. Whenever you miss a notification, regardless of which app it’s coming from, the operating system displays a banner to keep you in the loop of what’s going on.

Like many things in Apple’s fully integrated software ecosystem, banner notifications aren’t aesthetically customizable. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why banner notifications are often the topic of interest with respect to jailbreak tweaks.

This tweak badgers iPhone users about their low battery until they charge it

While a lot of iPhone users tend to be sticklers when it comes to their handset’s battery level and keeping it charged up, we also see a fair share of folks who don’t seem to mind gambling on the cusp of a completely dead or just barely charged device. Can anyone say “triggered?”

BatteryFlow Reborn is a new and free jailbreak tweak developed by ItzNebbs with the intent of making iPhone users more actively aware of their handset’s low battery situation by continuously bombarding them with notification alerts and banners.

Get desktop-style banner notifications on your jailbroken iPad with iustum

It was only last week that we showed you a new jailbreak tweak called Destra, which brought a macOS-inspired banner notification experience to the iPad and iPhone. Part form minor changes to the banner notification aesthetics, perhaps one of the other eye-catching aspects about the tweak was that it made banner notifications on the iPad feel more desktop-like by moving them over to the top-right of the display rather than displaying them in the center.

If you liked the idea of right-aligned banner notifications on your iPad, but didn’t like the price tag that Destra demanded, then you might take a liking to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called iustum by iOS developer jesseb0rn, as it brings this notification banner-centric feature in particular to pwned iPads at no charge to the end user.