It’s Christmas, and the snow, for those of you in locations cold enough for it, won’t be going away any time soon!
You can get into the holiday season with a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Ryan Petrich dubbed Snoverlay. This tweak will place an animated raining snowflake overlay over every interface that you open on your iOS device, as shown above.
The snowflakes rain down whether you're on the lock screen, on the home screen, in an application, or in Notification Center.
The tweak runs the smoothest on newer dual-core A5+ devices, but will run good enough on single-core A4 devices and still offer rather smooth animations at the cost of slightly sluggish performance in applications. Newer devices won't experience this "sluggishness."
This isn't the first time Petrich has made a fun jailbreak tweak solely for holiday purposes; he also made a free tweak called UpsideDown for April Fools day. Snoverlay isn’t on a public repository; it’s only available on Ryan Petrich’s beta repository. To download it, you’ll need to go into Cydia:
- tap on the Manage tab
- tap on the Sources button
- tap on the Edit button
- tap on the Add button
- enter the following URL and then tap Add Source: PHP Code:
Requirements: iOS 6.0+
Repo: Ryan Petrich's Beta Repository
Developer: Ryan Petrich
Editor's Rating: 5/5