Respring

Gump keeps backgrounded apps running amid device resprings

Perhaps one of the most bothersome parts about respringing your jailbroken handset is that when you have music playing in the background, the respring interrupts it, forcing you to manually tap on the ‘Play’ button to continue music playback.

Those who’ve been plagued by this nuisance for as long as I have will be thrilled to learn about the launch of a new jailbreak tweak called Gump by iOS developer Kurrt, as it effectively keeps backgrounded apps and music running even throughout the course of a standard respring.

Cosette lets you Respring your jailbroken device more easily

When you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad at your disposal, the question isn’t ‘if’ you’ll ever respring your device, but rather ‘when.’ Fortunately, there’s no shortage of jailbreak tweaks that make it easy to respring your handset from just about anywhere.

The latest of such tweaks is a new release called Cosette by iOS developer iKilledAppl3, which as the screenshots above depict, adds a convenient respring button to the first page of the native Settings app.

Add new features to your App Switcher with XSwitcher

If you’re in search of a way to make your jailbroken iPhone’s App Switcher more useful, then you may want to turn your attention to the likes of a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed XSwitcher by iOS developer CUNSTUCK.

As shown in the screenshot example above, XSwitcher lets you access various useful shortcuts in the App Switcher by just swiping down on any of your available application preview cards in the App Switcher interface.

PowerMenuX: Another refreshing take on iOS’ power down menu

For as long as I’ve written about jailbreak tweaks, I’ve seen many different attempts to rethink the iPhone’s native power down menu. To this day, Apple’s native implementation is barebones and lacking in useful features, but when you jailbreak your device, those limitations seem to disappear.

Despite how many times I’ve covered power down menu-centric jailbreak tweaks in the past, it seems as if they continue to look nicer in terms of minimalism with each new release. With that in mind, I’m excited to share with you a new release called PowerMenuX (All Devices) by iOS developer MayBeMe.

Spotpower lets you respring your iOS device and more from Spotlight

After jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad, you might respring the device from time to time, as it can help you save changes made to jailbreak extensions in addition to other things. With that in mind, wouldn’t it be a good idea to have a dedicated shortcut for respringing or performing other boot options in a pinch?

Those in agreeance may want to check out a newly-released and free jailbreak tweak called Spotpower by iOS developer Castyte, as it makes many of these essential functions more accessible to the common jailbreaker. Moreover, it implements these features into a familiar interface that many will use daily: Apple’s own Spotlight search.

Respring your device by pulling down in the Settings app with Dragspring

Albeit released a very long time ago, one of my favorite utilitarian jailbreak tweaks of all time was PullToRespring because it made it incredibly easy for me to respring my jailbroken handset on demand.

For a while there, it seemed like tweaks of this nature became a thing of the past, but iOS developer ConorTheDev has breathed new life into the concept with the release of a new free jailbreak tweak called Dragspring.

PowerModules supercharges Control Center with useful new toggles

Those with jailbroken handsets probably understand the importance of respringing and using safe mode for troubleshooting, among other things. Unfortunately, many of these features can be too far out of reach for comfort, and that’s why iOS developer Muirey03 has created a new free add-on jailbreak tweak for CCModules called PowerModule.

Just as the name implies, PowerModule adds a new module to the Control Center interface that encompasses a bevy of different power options, among other things. Some of the toggles it supports include:

Gif2Ani V2 lets you set animated GIF images as your respring screen

Anyone with a jailbroken device should know very well what the respring screen looks like. Depending on the version of iOS you’ve pwned, it might display the Apple logo or merely a black background with a white loading circle.

If you’re looking for a way to customize the respring screen, then a free jailbreak tweak called Gif2Ani V2 by iOS developers MightnightChips and Wizages is a great place to start.

Configure any animated GIF image as your respring screen with YouRespring

If you’ve gone through the trouble of jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad and are perusing for a fun and quirky way to customize it, then look no further than a new free jailbreak tweak called YouRespring by iOS developer Dev4i.

YouRespring lets you give your handset’s respring screen a fresh coat of paint. It replaces the traditional black screen with the central white spinner you see above with any animated GIF that you might fancy having as your respring screen.

PowerdownOptions lets you respring from iOS’ power down menu

Quick access to a respring shortcut is beneficial for most jailbreakers, and there are several jailbreak tweaks to be found in Cydia’s plethora of repositories that can provide you with this kind of functionality.

But one of my favorites for iOS 11 thus far is a new free release called PowerdownOptions by iOS developer Austin West.

KeyFunctions lets you respring, reboot, or invoke safe mode with text-based commands

Because of how frequently I handle jailbreak tweaks on my jailbroken iPhone, I respring my device constantly. While some tweaks have respring buttons baked right into them for convenience, I've found that having a backup method for respringing or invoking Safe Mode on your handset can be particularly advantageous.

A whole host of tweaks in Cydia can help you respring your device in various ways, but one of the latest releases called KeyFunctions by iOS developer AlexK piqued my interest.

Don’t Stop the Party! keeps your music playing during resprings

One of my pet peeves in terms of having a jailbroken device is how any music I'm listening to while installing tweaks on my device gets silenced with every respring. Anyone who peruses Cydia and installs tweaks a lot will find this to be a buzzkill.

Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called Don’t Stop the Party! by iOS developers David Goldman and Wizages helps fix the problem once and for all by letting the music play straight through the respring process.