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Jailbreak tweaks of the week: fastUpRepo, Fiona, and more

There’s been a lot of hype in the jailbreak community these past several weeks as we inch ever so close to a full-fledged iOS 12 jailbreak, but those already pwned on iOS 11 might be wondering what kind of jailbreak tweaks they should install.

This roundup will go over all the jailbreak tweaks released this week in Cydia. It will encompass all the tweaks released from Monday, February 18th to Sunday, February 24th in addition to some others. As always, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorites first and then outline the rest afterward.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: AirWave, EZBatteries, TabBlocker, & more

A lot has been going on in the jailbreak community as of late, and it's no surprise that developers continue to build jailbreak tweaks that can help you trick out your iPhone or iPad so it stands out from the crowd.

In this roundup, we’ll discuss all the jailbreak tweaks released from Monday, February 11th to Sunday, February 17th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorites and then wrap things up afterward.

WorkFFS: A tweak made to resolve freezing and crashing issues with certain apps

If you've ever been unfortunate enough to encounter unwanted freeze-ups and crashes when launching specific apps, then you aren’t alone. As it would seem, iOS developer Muirey03 was getting tired of experiencing similar problems, thus a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed WorkFFS was conceived.

Citing the developer, WorkFFS fixes an issue where some apps would freeze up on the splash screen at launch and do absolutely nothing for nearly 20 seconds before inevitably crashing. Apps that are purportedly known to exhibit this problematic behavior include:

AppLabelValentineDay decorates your iPhone’s Home screen for Valentine’s Day

It’s officially Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re feeling just lovely all by your lonesome or you have a significant other with a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, you can get into the festive spirit by installing new free jailbreak tweak called AppLabelValentineDay by iOS developer CydiaGeek.

Once installed, AppLabelValentineDay replaces your Home screen’s app icon labels with various types of heart-centric Emojis, as shown in the screenshot example above.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: LockAnim, Siliqua 2, TwitterDarkMode, and more

Jailbreak Tweaks to check out

It can be challenging to keep up with the sudden surge of jailbreak news as of late, but that’s what we’re here for.

If you’re ready to trick out that jailbroken iPhone or iPad of yours, then you’ve come to the right place. This jailbreak tweak roundup will recap all the releases pushed through Cydia this week, starting with our favorites and ending with an outline of the rest afterward.

Customize your iPhone’s locking animation with LockAnim

Upon unlocking your iPhone or iPad, an aesthetically-pleasing animation brings all your Home screen's icons into view. On the other hand, pressing the side button to lock your device results in an instantly-black display, as if Apple never intended to incorporate a locking animation into iOS.

If you wish your handset’s locking animation had a bit more spunk than it does out of the box, then you’ll come to appreciate a free jailbreak tweak dubbed LockAnim by iOS developer Julio Verne. Just as the name implies, this tweak brings a bevy of new locking animations to the table, giving you a lot more choice in what you see when you press that side button on your handset.

HeySiri brings untethered ‘Hey Siri’ support to older devices

The latest iPhones and iPads are now so power efficient that you can effectively say “Hey Siri” whenever you want and have instant hands-free access to your virtual assistant; but that’s not the case with some of Apple’s older devices. Those such as the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus require that you be tethered to a power source for Hey Siri to work.

Albeit inconvenient, the chips in the aforementioned devices aren’t as power-efficient as those found inside of devices today; consequently, always-on Hey Siri would have an adverse impact on your battery performance. But if battery life is no object to you, then you can forcefully-enable Hey Siri on these handsets with a free jailbreak tweak dubbed HeySiri by iOS developer Julio Verene.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Colorful Widgets, GoodWiFi, Gravity, & more

Jailbreak Tweaks to check out

Given all the exploit releases and jailbreak tool updates, it's been one heck of a week in the jailbreak community. If you’re looking for new and exciting ways to customize your jailbroken handset, then you’ve come to the right place.

This jailbreak tweak roundup will recap all the releases pushed through Cydia this week, starting with our favorites and ending with an outline of the rest afterward.

Gravity brings realistic gravitational physics to your jailbroken handset’s Home screen

In all the years I’ve been jailbreaking iPhones and testing jailbreak tweaks, one classic has always stood out to me in particular, and that was Conrad Kramer’s famous Graviboard. Just as the name suggests, this tweak brought real gravitational physics to your handset’s Home screen, causing all your app icons to fall in the direction of gravity.

Albeit released almost nine years ago, Graviboard was one of the coolest reasons to jailbreak an iPhone back in the day. Given the magnitude of the original tweak’s popularity, it’s unsurprising that there have been a few reincarnations since then. One of the most recent remakes to pay a viit to Cydia is Gravity by iOS developer Julio Verne.

GoodWiFi forces iOS to show more information about nearby Wi-Fi networks

iOS makes it easy to connect to a nearby Wi-Fi network, but there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes that Apple doesn’t show you in the stock Wi-Fi Settings interface.

Enter GoodWiFi, a free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Julio Verne that extends the basic functionality of Apple’s stock Wi-Fi Settings page by adding detailed information about your (and surrounding) Wi-Fi networks.

Turkey brings a pitch-black Dark Mode theme to Cydia

It seems likely that Apple could implement an official Dark Mode feature for iOS 13, so wouldn’t it be nice if you could get the same aesthetic in your Cydia app?

If you’re on board with the aforementioned thought process, then you might appreciate a new jailbreak tweak called Turkey by iOS developer LaughingQuoll. As depicted in the screenshot examples above, Turkey brings a sleek Dark Mode experience to the Cydia package manager.

BLightAlert leverages your iPhone’s display brightness to get your attention for notifications

iOS’ notification system tends to be subtle enough that it can be easy to forget or miss an incoming notification. Fortunately, a free jailbreak tweak called BLightAlert by iOS developer Julio Verne can help mitigate this problem.

BLightAlert leverages your handset’s display backlight to grab your attention for incoming notifications. Once installed, the display brightness changes rapidly from low to high for a couple of seconds whenever an incoming notification rolls in, like so: