Having to authenticate yourself with a passcode or even Face ID or Touch ID just to use your device after a respring is an inconvenience that only jailbreakers typically ever have to experience. But with the MacDirtyCow and kfd exploits bringing add-ons to non-jailbroken firmware, even non-jailbreakers are putting up with the added inconvenience these days.
If you’ve ever wanted an effortless way to respring your jailbroken iPhone or iPad, then you’d be hard-pressed to find one more convenient than the method that comes baked into the new and free ShakeSpring jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Luki120.
Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad means that you’ll spend a lot of time modding your handset’s appearance or behavior, and many of the add-ons that make this possible will necessitate some type of a refresh to take effect, be it a reboot or a respring.
Jailbreaking your iPhone is a fun way to extend the device’s feature set or customize the operating system’s aesthetics in complex ways that simply aren’t possible out of the box.
When you’re jailbroken and in quick need of a respring, reboot, IdRestart, or Userspace Reboot, there’s no shortage of jailbreak tweaks that make accessing these capabilities easier.
One of the flagship features of iOS 14 was the ability to add widgets directly to the Home Screen alongside your app icons.
This is something that iPhone users have wanted to do for a very long time, and while Apple certainly did wonders to make it a reality, they also kept the number of native widgets to a minimum.
If there’s one thing jailbreakers see a lot of, it’s the little animated loading circle that appears following a respring.
It’s important to have a passcode on your iPhone or iPad because it helps keep your information safe by ensuring that only an authenticated user is able to access your apps and personal data. But have you ever found yourself annoyed about the fact that you’re asked to authenticate yourself after respringing your jailbroken handset?
Typically when you’re respringing a device, you’re doing it because you just installed a new jailbreak tweak or because you just applied new settings to an already-installed tweak. In both cases, having to enter your passcode to get back to what you were doing is an extra step that most users would probably prefer to do without.
Jailbreakers know just how valuable the ability to respring their device can be, as it’s often used for saving settings that have been applied to third-party jailbreak tweaks, or for installing or uninstalling those very same extensions. With that in mind, it can be incredibly useful to be able to respring on a whim.
While most jailbreak tweaks offer some type of respring shortcut in their preference pane, not all of them do, and a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called ReachSpring by iOS developer Luki120 ensures that an honest respring is never more than a simple gesture away.
Jailbreakers with any interest or intention involving the augmentation of their iPhone or iPad’s Settings application should promptly turn their attention to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed SettingsButtons by iOS developer Ethan Whited.
SettingsButtons provides fast and easy access to commonly used toggles directly from the Settings app’s Navigation Bar, including but not limited to a Dark Mode toggle, a Respring button, and a Safe Mode button. Examples of these buttons are depicted in the screenshot example above.
One of the many things iOS users may notice is that Apple spends lots of time refining the platform’s user experience with each and every substantial iteration, paying special attention to user-friendliness regardless of what a user’s age or technical know-how might be. One of the unfortunate burn backs of having such a foolproof platform is that users aren’t typically provided with much by way of advanced settings.
While the issue above can be somewhat of a bummer to those more knowledgeable in the arts of technology, the good news is that jailbreakers aren’t bound by the confines of Apple’s interface simplicity. Jailbreak tweaks, such as the newly released Yobun Pro by iOS developer Plat Ykor, offers convenient shortcuts for advanced controls that iPhone users can’t normally access on a stock handset.
One of the things you might do a lot when you have a jailbroken device is respring. In a sense, a respring could be described as a soft reboot for appending changes to the operating system by way of jailbreak tweaks. Resprings can also be useful for other things, but regardless of why you’re doing it, it can sometimes feel cumbersome hen you’re trying to find a fast and easy way to respring your device.
We’ve covered a plethora of different jailbreak tweaks in the past that allowed you respring your handset on demand, but one of the latest tweaks to join that growing list of releases is an updated tweak dubbed Dragspring by iOS developer ConorTheDev.