Jailbreakers often experience an itch to customize their handset’s user interface. After all, who could blame them? Having a pwned device means you can customize things well beyond the stock parameters put in place by Apple out of the box.
One thing we commonly see customized by the end user on jailbroken handsets is the notification interface — namely the banners.
If you’re using any of the latest versions of iOS, then you’re probably familiar with the Do Not Disturb banner that rears its ugly head on the Lock screen whenever you have this feature turned on.
While it’s nice to be reminded that Do Not Disturb mode is toggled on, I find the banner to be somewhat intrusive in that it takes up space on the Lock screen and must be manually dismissed. Fortunately, a new and free jailbreak tweak called NoDNDBanner by iOS developer MrGcGamer does away with it automatically.
Veteran iOS users probably still remember the day when Apple introduced notification banners to their mobile operating system to replace the intrusive notification alerts that used to pop up in the middle of your display. But it seems like modern banner notifications are a lot taller than they need to be.
Those interested in shrinking down the size of their handset’s incoming banner notifications will come to appreciate a newly-released and free jailbreak tweak called Nanobanners by iOS developer Nepeta. This tweak takes a no-BS approach to making your handset’s banner notifications more tolerable, as shown in the screenshot example above.
If you’re jailbroken on iOS 11 or iOS 12 and looking for the ultimate one-stop-shop jailbreak tweak to customize the bulk of your operating system’s primary aesthetic and function, then you’re sure to take a particular liking to a new jailbreak tweak release called Essentials by iOS developer Adam Seiter.
Essentials provides a long list of options for iPhone and iPad users, much like the original classic that we’ve all come to know and love called Springtomize. On the other hand, Essentials supports the latest jailbreakable versions of iOS, whereas Springtomize hasn’t been officially updated since the golden days of the iOS 10 jailbreak.