'SelfDestruct' Lets You Immediately Close a Frozen iOS Application via Activator
There are times when your iOS device freezes up on you. Sometimes it's the application itself, and sometimes it's the device itself. In these sticky moments, the best thing to do is press and hold the home and power button for a few seconds until the device shuts off and restarts. This is known as a hard reset.
On the other hand, if you're impatient and don't want to wait for your iOS device to boot up all over again, then you can try this shortcut method. iOS developer Julian Weiss has just released a new free jailbreak tweak called SelfDestruct
SelfDestruct is designed to work with Activator. In the even that an application freezes up on you and you're unable to close the application, you can use SelfDestruct to ultimately 'force-quit' the frozen application in the foreground. The tweak adds an entry into the Activator preferences pane where you can configure it to the Activator action that you want:
We recommend using a hardware button Activator action, but for this example, we choose double-tapping the Status Bar. Now, when we double-tap on the Status Bar, the foreground application that we're in will appear to "crash," but it was just forced to quit by the tweak. In the event that you're in a sticky situation with a frozen application, SelfDestruct may just save you the time of having to reboot, which is especially an issue with older devices like the iPhone 4 that takes forever to boot back up.
If you would like to give SelfDestruct a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository. Notably, it does review Activator to be installed to be used, but the developer says that the tweak should work on all iOS versions. SelfDestruct is an open source jailbreak tweak, and its source code can be viewed on GitHub here.
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6