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  • 'SwitchSpring' Lets iOS 7 Users Respring or Kill Apps By Swiping Up on Home Screen Card


    The iOS 7 untethered jailbreak was released only a few days ago, and Cydia was updated Tuesday morning to version 1.1.9 with a revamped user interface for iOS 7. Now, we can begin seeing jailbreak tweaks made solely for Apple's latest iOS 7.

    One of the first jailbreak tweaks created to improve on Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system comes from a concept on Reddit by /u/mwi98. The tweak, dubbed SwitchSpring, was coded by iOS development team HASHBANG Productions, and makes it easy to either respring your iOS device, or kill all of the applications suspended in the App Switcher.

    After installing the tweak, users will be able to swipe up on the Home Screen card in the App Switcher, and they’ll get a prompt asking them if they want to respring their device, or if they want to close all of the applications suspended in the App Switcher. If the user ends up swiping up on the home screen card by accident, there's also a "Cancel" button to get out of the prompt.

    Notably, if the user chooses to close out of all of the applications in the App Switcher, the tweak will not close any applications that are currently playing music, so you won't have to worry about your tunes going silent when you want to free up some of your device's memory.

    SwitchSpring doesn't have any options to configure. SwitchSpring offers some useful functionality to users in a seamless interface that just makes sense. If you want to give SwitchSpring a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository.

    Name: SwitchSpring
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: HASHBANG Productions
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    NOTE: MobileSubstrate isn't ready for the 64-bit architecture yet, nor are many jailbreak tweaks, including this one. Install on 32-bit devices only until further notice.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'SwitchSpring' Lets iOS 7 Users Respring or Kill Apps By Swiping Up on Home Screen Card started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. Padgoi's Avatar
      Padgoi -
      Doesn't work on 5S. It installs, but swiping up on the Home Screen card does nothing.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Padgoi View Post
      Doesn't work on 5S. It installs, but swiping up on the Home Screen card does nothing.
      MobileSubstrate needs to be updated for full compatibility with 64-bit devices.
    1. DJ_Jimi's Avatar
      DJ_Jimi -
      Installs fine also on my iphone 5, but does nothing, swiping like crazy but nothing happens
    1. fluffybunnyabc's Avatar
      fluffybunnyabc -
      Loving this useful first tweak on my 5c later on if you can add exempt apps because I always have messages and settings open this would be perfect.
    1. Nightwarrior305's Avatar
      Nightwarrior305 -
      Wasnt working at first. After a reboot it started working
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by Padgoi View Post
      Doesn't work on 5S. It installs, but swiping up on the Home Screen card does nothing.
      Really? Did you not actually read the post? 5S is 64-bit architecture, which isn't supported due to lack of support from Mobile Substrate.
    1. DubbaCTrumpetMSU's Avatar
      DubbaCTrumpetMSU -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      Really? Did you not actually read the post? 5S is 64-bit architecture, which isn't supported due to lack of support from Mobile Substrate.
      Did YOU actually read? This post says nothing of 64-bit not working, or the tweak even requiring MobileSubstrate. It's not working on my 5th gen iPod Touch either. So before you go jumping all over people, maybe you should calm down a bit. Let him update the post if that's the case.

      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      Really? Did you not actually read the post? 5S is 64-bit architecture, which isn't supported due to lack of support from Mobile Substrate.
      It doesn't work on anything with iOS 7 yet, since MS doesn't work until the tool is updated. It won't work on iPod Touch 5th Gen either.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      Did YOU actually read? This post says nothing of 64-bit not working, or the tweak even requiring MobileSubstrate. It's not working on my 5th gen iPod Touch either. So before you go jumping all over people, maybe you should calm down a bit. Let him update the post if that's the case.
      64-bit devices won't run any tweaks unless they are using some third-party hacked version of Mobile Substrate, which isn't likely.

      I would like to point out that the post actually does state this at the bottom under the rating.

      32-bit devices are using an outdated version of MobileSubstrate. It needs to be updated for iOS 7, but it will still work on iOS 7 properly in most cases. If it doesn't, it usually just needs to be reinstalled to work properly.

      I can confirm this tweak working on my iOS 7.0.4 iPhone 5.
    1. skiptowncat's Avatar
      skiptowncat -
      iPhone 5, 7.0.4, doesn't work even after a reboot
    1. oo3's Avatar
      oo3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Padgoi View Post
      Doesn't work on 5S. It installs, but swiping up on the Home Screen card does nothing.
      I installed this on my 5, and it doesn't work either...tried rebooting and re-installing.
    1. PoomSmart's Avatar
      PoomSmart -
      Quote Originally Posted by skiptowncat View Post
      iPhone 5, 7.0.4, doesn't work even after a reboot
      You must reinstall MobileSubstrate after a reboot.
    1. skiptowncat's Avatar
      skiptowncat -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoomSmart View Post
      You must reinstall MobileSubstrate after a reboot.
      Never heard of that before, why would I need to do that?
      Didn't work anyway.
    1. Padgoi's Avatar
      Padgoi -
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      Did YOU actually read? This post says nothing of 64-bit not working, or the tweak even requiring MobileSubstrate. It's not working on my 5th gen iPod Touch either. So before you go jumping all over people, maybe you should calm down a bit. Let him update the post if that's the case.
      Thank you. People really can be dense sometimes.
    1. MrBucket101's Avatar
      MrBucket101 -
      nothing works on the 5S, mobile substrate does not have arm64 support
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Hoping they sort out the MS for us soon. I'm sure missing my firewall.
    1. mdv1980's Avatar
      mdv1980 -
      it works on iPad 3 ,7.0.4 CDMA verizon
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      No effect on iPhone 4S ios 7.0.4
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      Worked iPhone 5
      Install
      Reboot
      Reinstall mobile substrate
      Reinstall SwitchSpring
    1. H1J1NX's Avatar
      H1J1NX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sniper488 View Post
      Worked iPhone 5
      Install
      Reboot
      Reinstall mobile substrate
      Reinstall SwitchSpring
      This worked for my AT&T 64GB iPhone 5.

      Thanks!
    1. highboi's Avatar
      highboi -
      I'm not finding this in cydia, I did however find purge by sirifl0w which only does the "kill all app" feature, no resprings