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  • Ten Wonderful iPhone 5-Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks We Love


    With the iPhone 5 having been finally jailbroken (here's how to do it), Cydia dwellers are being cautious not to install tweaks on it unless itís known that theyíre compatible to avoid conflicts and crashing. Here are some rather nice jailbreak tweaks that weíve confirmed work just fine on the iPhone 5. Additionally, you'll find a developing list, under these 10 jailbreak tweaks, containing other tweaks we know are iPhone 5-compatible.

    1. Auxo

    Auxo is a great app switcher replacement for the iPhone and iPod touch. iPad support is coming soon. The current version of Auxo runs fine on the iPhone 5 with no crashing. The tweak takes into account the iPhone 5ís taller display, and adjusts the screenshot sizes in the app switcher accordingly. Also, users donít have to scroll down to reveal the volume slider in the iPod controls on the iPhone 5. Auxo is $1.99 in the BigBoss repository.



    2. TetherMe

    TetherMe is my personal favorite solution for unauthorized tethering, as it unlocks a feature that is already built into iOS rather than adding a third-party interface. TetherMe is fully compatible with iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, and it can share blazing-fast LTE performance with any device that you pair to your iPhone 5ís connection via iOSí native tethering. TetherMe can be had for $4.99 in the BigBoss Repository.



    3. Barrel

    Barrel lets you change the animation of swiping through pages on your home screen. Barrel works fine with the iPhone 5, and with the extra row of icons on the taller, four-inch display. A couple of the animations are a little jittery, but most (almost all) of them work as expected. Barrel wonít cause any problems for you if you want to add these great animations to your iPhone 5! Barrel is $2.99 in the BigBoss repository.



    4. Zephyr

    Zephyr is also compatible with the iPhone 5, and all of its features work as expected. You can swipe up from the bottom of the display to reveal the App Switcher and close apps, as well as swipe from the sides of the screen to move between open applications. The Notification Center animation also works great on the iPhone 5. Zephyr is $4.99 in the BigBoss repository.



    5. OpenNotifier

    OpenNotifier also plays nice with the iPhone 5, and lets you assign status bar icons to applications so that when you receive notifications from them, youíll also get a status bar icon for that application. There are bundle(s) in Cydia that can extend the range of icons you can use in the status bar, so donít feel limited by the stock ones. OpenNotifier is free in the ModMyi repository. Additionally, the OpenNotifier Premium pack, which adds more icons to OpenNotifier, is compatible with the iPhone 5.



    6. SBSettings

    SBSettings will run great on the iPhone 5, as well. You can use any of the toggles of SBSettings from either the drop-down Activator-based interface, or the Notification Center-based interface. More toggles are also available in Cydia, but theyíre not all compatible with iOS 6 just yet. With SBSettings, you can also change your carrier name, disable certain tweaks, and much more. SBSettings is free in the BigBoss repository.



    7. Bars

    Bars is a tweak that will make the signal strength indicator for your cellular network more accurate. It plays nicely with the iPhone 5 and the LTE signal strength. Itís a nice little addition if you want to be just a little more precise than Apple wants you to be. Bars is free in the BigBoss repository.



    8. WinterBoard

    WinterBoard was just recently updated for both iOS 6 and the A6 CPU, so WinterBoard is fully compatible with the iPhone 5. Themes, on the other hand, vary in success, as not all of them have been updated to work on iOS 6 or the iPhone 5 just yet. The theme pictured above is Elite Pro HD. WinterBoard is available for free in the main Cydia repository.



    9. Bolt

    Bolt will replace the battery icon in your status bar with a bolt icon whenever your iPhone 5 is charging. When you unplug your iPhone 5, the bolt will disappear and the only thing you will see is the battery percentage. It helps remove that somewhat superfluous battery indicator, when the percentage already tells you the status of your battery. It looks cool too. Bolt is available for free in the BigBoss repository.



    10. iFile

    iFile supports the iPhone 5 as well, giving you all four inches of the display to browse your iPhone 5ís internal filesystem. All of the features work, including copying and pasting files, linking Dropbox and moving files back and forth, and also installing .deb packages! This tweak is a must have for the everyday iPhone tinkerer. iFile is available with an unlimited free trial in the BigBoss repository.

    Also iPhone 5-compatible, but not pictured above:


    • 3G Unrestrictor 5
    • %hook's law
    • Activator
    • ActiveDock
    • AdBlocker
    • AirplaneScheduler
    • Aloud
    • AppCent
    • AssistantEnhancer
    • AssistantLove
    • AutoLSMusicControls
    • Bars
    • BatteryPeek
    • biteSMS
    • BluSelect 5.0+
    • Bolt
    • Bridge
    • BytaFont
    • CallBar
    • Chip
    • ColorClock
    • CurrencyConverter for Notification Center
    • DietBar
    • Dimmer
    • DisableNC+
    • Display Recorder
    • Enable Copy text in Facebook
    • FastForward
    • Firewall IP
    • FlagPaint
    • FlagPaint Lite
    • Flex
    • f.lux
    • FullForce for iPhone
    • FullScreen for Safari
    • Grafiti
    • highlightGeneral
    • Infiniboard
    • Infinidock
    • Infinifolders
    • InfinityTask
    • Instahancer
    • IntelliScreenX 6
    • LivelyIcons
    • LivePapers
    • LockInfo 5
    • Maximization
    • Messages+ 6
    • More Icons
    • Motion
    • MountainCenter
    • Music Controls Pro 6.0+
    • MuteIcon
    • MyWi 6
    • NCSettings
    • NoNewsIsGoodNews
    • NowPlaying on Status Bar
    • OpenNotifier Premium Pack
    • Overachiever
    • Page2D
    • Pages+
    • Parallax
    • PasswordPilot
    • PowerMusic MiniPlayer
    • Predicter
    • ProTube
    • ProTube 2
    • RageBoard
    • RingerX Lite
    • RingerX VIP
    • RespringCacheFix
    • Safari Download Manager
    • ScreenDimmer
    • Screen Extender
    • Shrink
    • Springtomize 2
    • SubtleLock
    • SwipeSelection
    • SwitcherAnimation
    • Tab+
    • Tall Screen
    • Tap to Note
    • Tap to Remind
    • tapUnlock
    • Topography for Google Maps
    • TwikaFly 6.0+
    • TypingPrivacy
    • Underachiever
    • Unfold
    • Unpower
    • WeeKillBackground Pro
    • Weesearch Pro
    • YFiSelect 5.0+
    • Zeppelin

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ten Wonderful iPhone 5-Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks We Love started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 283 Comments
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      For tethering use PDAnet. The developer emailed me their repo which is http://pdanet.co/ to download 6.1 which is working for me on my iphone 5. I love it because it hides my tethering whichever is beautiful.
    1. TeflonDon's Avatar
      TeflonDon -
      Quote Originally Posted by gonkowonko View Post
      i think AUXO is amazing but noticed a massive battery drain on my ip5 6.1 So had to uninstall it.
      Same here. massive drain
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Me too. Got rid of it. Massive battery drain AND Ram hog.
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      What kind of tweak I could use to make icons rotate? I used Motion before but its not compatible with ios6.1 yet. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
    1. Clem-Clone's Avatar
      Clem-Clone -
      A developer of a popular theme-set is exclaiming the same thing
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Me too. Got rid of it. Massive battery drain AND Ram hog.
      1GB seems like plenty. No lag whatsoever on iPhone 5 no matter how many tweaks I load onto it.



      Quote Originally Posted by bisayakid07 View Post
      What kind of tweak I could use to make icons rotate? I used Motion before but its not compatible with ios6.1 yet. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
      IconRotator from Ryan Petrich's beta repo?
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Isn't 5 gb + "whatever" = Unlimited. Nobody said full speed. We are talking about unlimited data.
      5 gb + "whatever" does not equal unlimited. It works out at approximately 24 Gb per month. This assumes 5 Gb downloaded on day 1 of your monthly billing cycle, and 24/7 downloading at 56kbit/s for the remaining 30 days of the month, assuming a perfect cellular signal for the uninterrupted download during the entire remainder of the month. This is a lot of data, but it's not "unlimited" as marketed by AT&T. (It's also a lot less than some folks claimed to be using back in the days before throttling!)

      BTW, PDANet has been updated for iOS 6 and is available now in Cydia. It's the only tethering app that masks the device's UA and screensize (you will certainly notice the effect that Level II hiding has while browsing the internet on your laptop). TetherMe is slightly more convenient to use than PDANet, but PDANet might (?) give you some extra peace of mind.
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      5 gb + "whatever" does not equal unlimited. It works out at approximately 24 Gb per month. This assumes 5 Gb downloaded on day 1 of your monthly billing cycle, and 24/7 downloading at 56kbit/s for the remaining 30 days of the month, assuming a perfect cellular signal for the uninterrupted download during the entire remainder of the month. This is a lot of data, but it's not "unlimited" as marketed by AT&T. (It's also a lot less than some folks claimed to be using back in the days before throttling!)
      Technically by that theory unlimited is limited no more if you get throttled or not. Because even at full speed, you can only download so much.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      Technically by that theory unlimited is limited no more if you get throttled or not. Because even at full speed, you can only download so much.
      True, but there's a huge difference between 24 Gb and 100 Tb (that you could, in theory, transfer with unlimited/unfettered/unimpeded LTE in a month). I'm simply stating the obvious, which is that AT&T's unlimited data actually isn't. A 56 kbit/s rate cripples a phone to the point where you can do little more than email. I sincerely hope you weren't trying to defend AT&T?!?
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      True, but there's a huge difference between 24 Gb and 100 Tb (that you could, in theory, transfer with unlimited/unfettered/unimpeded LTE in a month). I'm simply stating the obvious, which is that AT&T's unlimited data actually isn't. A 56 kbit/s rate cripples a phone to the point where you can do little more than email. I sincerely hope you weren't trying to defend AT&T?!?
      Haha no, I have an unlimited plan too for AT&T. But they do screw people over.
    1. solojames's Avatar
      solojames -
      "WinterBoard was just recently updated for both iOS 6 and the A6 CPU, so WinterBoard is fully compatible with the iPhone 5. Themes, on the other hand, vary in success, as not all of them have been updated to work on iOS 6 or the iPhone 5 just yet. The theme pictured above is Elite Pro HD. WinterBoard is available for free in the main Cydia repository."

      "is fully compatible." !!???

      You should test it yourself before making a comment like this!
      The icons return back to the Originals within the folders on your home wall's.
      So the icons within the Themes doesn't work after you open the folder once.
      Using 6.1 and has been like this even since 6.0...

      Dose anyone know how to fix this or do we have to wait till WinterBoard comes out with a update?
      Thanks ahead for any help!!
    1. lizzy954's Avatar
      lizzy954 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Xeraux View Post
      Same here. I switched to PDANet when I found out that AT&T could possibly detect MyWi, but PDANet doesn't seem to work with iOS 6.1.
      PDANET has been updated ,,,,, I am using the app, tethering from my i5 to my iPad 2

      Quote Originally Posted by Kupe View Post
      I agree the PdaNet project seems dead. They haven't responded to emails in some time either. That's too bad- it's been great for me under 5.1.1 and was always more stable for me than MyWi. Guess I'll try TetherMe as well.

      Kupe
      PDANET has been updated and working great ,,, Im using it now
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lizzy954 View Post
      PDANET has been updated ,,,,, I am using the app, tethering from my i5 to my iPad 2



      PDANET has been updated and working great ,,, Im using it now
      Thanks but I stick with TetherMe more safer from ATT
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by bisayakid07 View Post
      Thanks but I stick with TetherMe more safer from ATT
      I love TetherMe.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by gonkowonko View Post
      i think AUXO is amazing but noticed a massive battery drain on my ip5 6.1 So had to uninstall it.
      It's a shame, because some of the features in Auxo are very neat (like being able to tap and hold to get to the settings location for WiFi or
      bluetooth). Unfortunately, this is one very buggy package right now. Bad memory leaks, the brightness slider is almost impossible to use and it stops your bluetooth devices from pairing (I don't want to have to respring into safe mode every time I need to pair a bluetooth device!). I also uninstalled and won't be re-installing this one, no matter how many updates A3tweaks come up with. Lost faith in this one.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      It's a shame, because some of the features in Auxo are very neat (like being able to tap and hold to get to the settings location for WiFi or
      bluetooth). Unfortunately, this is one very buggy package right now. Bad memory leaks, the brightness slider is almost impossible to use and it stops your bluetooth devices from pairing (I don't want to have to respring into safe mode every time I need to pair a bluetooth device!). I also uninstalled and won't be re-installing this one, no matter how many updates A3tweaks come up with. Lost faith in this one.
      Yeah. It was a big let down. Promised much and delivered much - but also delivered mucho buggy-ness.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Yeah. It was a big let down. Promised much and delivered much - but also delivered mucho buggy-ness.
      Like what? Auxo appears to be rock-solid.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      I have had zero problems with Auxo on my iPhone 5.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Try removing or pairing to a Bluetooth device with Auxo installed.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      I have had zero problems with Auxo on my iPhone 5.
      A bunch of others do. It's talked about thru several threads; Bluetooth pairing issue; ram leak; battery drain - all documentable and reproducible depending on whether Auxo is installed or not given the same set of installed tweaks. Just because you and Anthony aren't having troubles doesn't mean that nobody will have trouble. :-)