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Flame lets you customize Cydia to your liking

Among all the things you can customize in iOS with a jailbreak, one of the things we’ve not seen a whole lot of support for is Cydia, which is now fully customizable thanks to Cydia Substrate 1.1.19 and later because it runs as mobile instead of root.

A new jailbreak tweak called Flame, which is available for free in Cydia as of today, fills this void by providing you with an array of new customization features for the entire Cydia app.

Singtones: sung ringtones, customized just for you

Have you been looking for a way to make your iPhone’s ringtone more personalized? Do you enjoy listening to jazz ensembles? Well if you answered yes to one of, or (preferably) both of these questions, you need a Singtone.

What’s a Singtone? Well it’s a ringtone, customized and sung just for you by the folks of Ensemble 101. The group is looking to take its jazz act on the road next year, and they are hoping to use Singtone sales to fund the tour…

AnyRing: A Simple Way to Create Custom Ringtones

Creating custom ringtones is possible without jailbreaking, but it’s still not the simplest feat in the world.

Jailbreaking, on the other hand, makes creating custom ringtones extremely easy.

AnyRing is one such jailbreak app dedicated to creating custom ringtones, SMS alerts, and mail alerts. Check out our video highlights of the recently updated app inside.

How to Create Custom Siri Audio Introductions

Tired of the mundane “beep” that Siri does when you initially invoke her? Maybe you found our tutorial on how to make Siri say “Yes?” compelling?

If that wasn’t enough for you, then you can take it a step further and create your own custom Siri audio introduction as well. Check inside for our full tutorial…

Batman’s iPad-Inspired Bike is Awesome!

All kinds of weird and wonderful things pop up at CES, and this year’s event was no different. Possibly the most off-the-wall thing we’ve come across has to be this custom bike, put together by Mark Abate.

If Batman had a bike made that featured an iPad and two LCD panels where the mirrors used to be, then we are fairly certain this is what it would look like! If neon lights and huge speakers aren’t enough to get your juices flowing, just look at the size of those tires…

iKeyWi Adds Customizable 5th Row Keys to iOS 5 Keyboards

There have been many keyboard tweaks released over the years, and I’ve had issues with practically all of them.

iKeyWi is the latest keyboard tweak to make its way to Cydia, but this one if probably one of the more stable ones that I’ve used thus far.

That’s not to say that it’s not without a few opportunities for improvement, but as you’ll see on video, it’s a very good start…

How to Save iOS 5 SHSH Blobs and Create Custom Firmware to Downgrade iOS 5.x Using iFaith

As we told you yesterday, iFaith — the Windows based tool that allows you to manage SHSH blobs on all devices sans the iPhone 4S — has been updated with the ability to save iOS 5.x blobs, and create custom firmware that you can use to downgrade your iOS 5 device.

It works very similar to RedSn0w’s stitching feature, except the big difference here is that it encompasses Apple’s APTicket and features iOS 5 compatibility.

Up until now it was impossible to downgrade an iOS 5.x device to a previous version of iOS 5. That’s no longer the case, as our video tutorial shows you inside…

Springtomize 2 Now Available: Watch Our Video Walkthrough

We brought you the teaser trailer, and now we’re bringing you the full story.

To celebrate the release of Springtomize 2, we’ve taken an in-depth look at the sequel to what is already a legendary app for jailbroken iPhones.

Where Springtomize changed the game with an insane amount of options and tweaks to customize the look of your iPhone’s SpringBoard, Springtomize 2 is a much more polished rendition built from the ground up for iOS 5.

If you’re at all interested in customizing your iPhone, you do not want to miss this video walkthrough…

Change Your App Icon Label Colors Using CustomColor

CustomColor is a jailbreak tweak for those of you wishing to change the colors of your app icon labels. It features separate settings for dock icons and non-dock icons, and features simple RGB sliders to adjust the colors of your labels.

There’s even an option to set random colors for each app icon label. In my testing, the tweak worked fairly well, but it’s not without its share of issues as you’ll notice inside…

CodeThemed: Easily Create Custom Themes for Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, And Share Them With the World

For many iDevice owners, the ability to use custom themes has been more of a secondary benefit to jailbreaking, than an outright reason to jailbreak, but that’s beginning to change.

With the rise in popularity of theme platforms such as DreamBoard, and the WinterBoard enhancing theme stores such as ThemeIt, there’s little doubt that many are seeing this as the reason to jailbreak their iDevices.

CodeThemed takes the premise of theming to the next level, allowing users to easily and quickly create their own custom themes; rate, share, and download from a community of users. Be sure to check out the full in-depth video walkthrough after the break…

Add Custom Boot Sounds to Your iPhone With ‘iStartupSound’

Let’s face it, the iPhone’s lack of boot jingles is a bit on the boring side. Every phone that I can ever remember has had some sort of nifty boot jingle, but the iPhone? Nada.

That’s about to change with the advent of the upcoming iStartupSound, which will be a free jailbreak tweak available soon on the ModMyi Repo.

Want to hear it in action? Check inside for the audible goodness…

SlideCenter: SlideShow Widget for Your Notification Center

We’ve seen some useful custom widgets come out of the jailbreak community in the last few weeks- UISettings and StatusGoogle to name a few. But we’ve also seen some not-so-useful offerings, like ScreenLocker. Who needs another way to toggle the display’s lock orientation?

Although some widgets might not be as useful to some as others, it’s still cool that they’re available. iOS 5 has only been out a month, so it’s just nice that developers are churning out tons of stuff for us to play with. That being said, here’s SlideCenter…