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  • Unique Tweaks for your Jailbroken iDevice
    Getting the most out of your device is one of the main reasons we all jailbreak. However, with such a large amount of Apps and Tweaks, there are a few that stand out as not just everyday tweaks, but rather, the more unique tweaks that really modify the way the device performs. There are obviously too many to list, so here are a few to get you started, I'm sure the community will contribute more

    Move LockScreen To Unlock
    sirpreis
    Pretty much exactly as the tweak name suggests, this one will allow you to simply swipe, or flick the LockScreen away to reveal your SpringBoard. It's extremely quick and even let's you keep your slide to unlock function working as well.

    Find this in Cydia for $0.99

    VoiceActivator
    chpwn
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrVgvTgyUs8[/ame]


    VoiceActivator, by chpwn, has completely changed the way Voice Control works in iOS and gives users the ability to add completely new voice commands, giving you TRUE Voice Control on your device. It's as simple as creating new commands and assigning an action.

    Definitely check this one out! It's in Cydia for $4.99.


    Dimmer
    phoenix3200

    This simple tweak will allow you to get your device's brightness to an acceptable level when in dark situations, such as bed. This handy tweak is great for the eyes. I'd like to see it get even dimmer, but perhaps that can be in an update.


    Find this one in Cydia for $0.99


    RetinaPad
    rpetrich
    I use this app all the time on the iPad. It's a step above FullForce, and looks much cleaner on the iPad than the pixelated iPhone apps. Like using iPhone apps on your iPad, then check this one out for sheeezy.

    Available in Cydia for $2.99


    GridLock
    chpwn
    Another favorite from many, GridLock allows you to place icons wherever you'd like, without the need of using something like iBlank. This app comes in handy for many scenarios, especially theming.

    You can check out GridLock in Cydia for $0.99



    Post your favorite tweaks that are unique in how they make your device operate and function. I'm not talking your everyday tweaks, I'm talking those unique ones, that make you go, "Wow, Why hasn't Apple incorporated this?"
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Unique Tweaks for your Jailbroken iDevice started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 81 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Thanks for the list! There should be a thread section with JUST these kinds of previews of Cydia apps. The worst part about Cydia is that it's hard finding new stuff.
      But isn't there a "changes" tab with all the new stuff?
    1. ricotab's Avatar
      ricotab -
      I'm surprised nobody said My3G! Amazing to be able to facetime anywhere, anytime!
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      I can't believe you guys haven't mentioned afc2add!! It is way more stable and reliable than SSH'ing. And I can't believe that no one said Chronus! I think that is the main reason why I jailbreak! Apple still has not implemented a native saved games manager.

      I'm a simple jailbreaker all I need is:
      afc2add
      SBSettings
      Chronus
      Cyntact
      iFile
      QuickReply for SMS
      OpenSSH (not often used)
      Winterboard
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      I can't believe you guys haven't mentioned afc2add!! It is way more stable and reliable than SSH'ing. And I can't believe that no one said Chronus! I think that is the main reason why I jailbreak! Apple still has not implemented a native saved games manager.

      I'm a simple jailbreaker all I need is:
      afc2add
      SBSettings
      Chronus
      Cyntact
      iFile
      QuickReply for SMS
      OpenSSH (not often used)
      Winterboard
      ^ afc2add was incorporated into limera1n and greenpois0n so a lot of new jailbreakers don't even know what that is anymore.
    1. mvppadilla's Avatar
      mvppadilla -
      Just a heads up: greenpois0n for 4.2.1 is out!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Greenpois0n is live!!! For MAC only. It's recommended you do a fresh restore if u have a tethered 4.2.1.
      www.greenpois0n.com
    1. Halo2kid49's Avatar
      Halo2kid49 -
      How do you make commands for apps to open?
    1. NoKluE's Avatar
      NoKluE -
      Quote Originally Posted by Halo2kid49 View Post
      How do you make commands for apps to open?
      it works best with the activator tweak. go to add command, and where it says "Command", that's where you type what you want to say. Then for "Action", select activator. And when you tap "Configure", it will take you to a list of applications that you can assign the command for.
    1. FireSpyder's Avatar
      FireSpyder -
      Two "tweaks" that I appreciate for their usefulness and seamless integration are:

      Phone GV Extension
      SMS GV Extension

      Each integrates their respective Google Voice functionality seamlessly into the iPhone's proprietary Apps. When I call my girl in Canada it automatically dials for free with Google Voice. SMS are free from my GV number, right from the regular SMS App. No extra app to open. Must have tweaks for any Google Voice user.
    1. Spaceman1701's Avatar
      Spaceman1701 -
      Quote Originally Posted by boxxa View Post
      How can you forget SBSettings and anything Chpwn made like: inififolders?!
      agreed
    1. woowoodengy's Avatar
      woowoodengy -
      not all unique but the list of apps i have (not in any particular order)


      Multifl0w (must have)
      Barrel (thanks to this thread) very nice i like the roll effect
      mywi
      Infinidock (must have)
      Infinifolders (must have)
      sbsettings (must have)
      Intelliscreen (thanks to this thread) i tried it along time ago but decided to try it again and i love it
      cydelete (thanks to this thread)
      wi-fi sync (it's ok i guess)
      ifile
      openssh
      3gunrestrictor
      mitime
      five icon dock (if not using infinidock)
      airplane toggle for sbsettings
      anyring (never used it lol)
      attachmentsaver
      fullpreview
      sbsettingstoggles
      synchronicity
      ultrasnow (thank god)
      voiceactivator (thanks to this thread) BEST APP EVER THANK YOU!!!
      multiiconmover (thanks to this thread) i needed this
      bitesms (thanks to this thread) i tried it along time ago but decided to try it again and i love it

      i did not like deepend =( maybe i just did not have the right wallpaper
      could not get Parallax to work???

      thanks to this thread i am very happy today. even though greenpois0n came out today and i will have to redo everything as soon as pwnage comes out to keep my unlock! now i have a list of what to install when i upgrade.

      Quote Originally Posted by FireSpyder View Post
      Two "tweaks" that I appreciate for their usefulness and seamless integration are:

      Phone GV Extension
      SMS GV Extension

      Each integrates their respective Google Voice functionality seamlessly into the iPhone's proprietary Apps. When I call my girl in Canada it automatically dials for free with Google Voice. SMS are free from my GV number, right from the regular SMS App. No extra app to open. Must have tweaks for any Google Voice user.
      will try. thanks
    1. onlinegamesnz's Avatar
      onlinegamesnz -
      Quote Originally Posted by ankit_jedi View Post
      Looking forward to DeepEnd..can't wait
      Whats it do?
    1. Flid's Avatar
      Flid -
      DeepEnd is a background/wallpaper tweak, that creates a 3D type effect by moving the wallpaper in relation to gyroscope. Nice effect but a bit sluggish. I'll stick with Simple Background for panoramic android-esque eye-candy. vWallpaper was mindblowing but got bored of it very quickly. Incidentally, DeepEnd did (kind of) work with Simple Background. Would be amazing if those two devs could integrate the two efficiently.

      Anyway... my favourite Cydia tweaks & Apps (ALL Free), with a few that haven't been mentioned (noteworthy ones have been highlighted): -

      SBSettings
      SBSettings Calculator Widget
      SBSettings Volumn Widget
      SBSettings iPod Widget
      SBSettings Serious HD Theme
      Winterboard
      WeatherIcon
      LiveClock
      Lock Calendar
      SBSettings Lock Calendar Toggle
      Activator
      Go Native
      OpenSSH
      MobileTerminal
      iFile
      OpenNotifier
      Direct Control
      PhoneCloser
      Scrobbl
      Simple Background
      ShakeToUndo Killer
      SwitcherMod
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      ^ afc2add was incorporated into limera1n and greenpois0n so a lot of new jailbreakers don't even know what that is anymore.
      Wait... what? I'm 4.1 with limera1n... and I still had to install afc2add to get PhoneDisk to work.

      Guys, If you are a serious themer - you need afc2add + phone disk!
    1. goodred2's Avatar
      goodred2 -
      So many GREAT lists, I can't believe no one has mentioned PKGBackup. It saves all of your apps AND themes ever downloaded from Cydia so that if you ever need to rejailbreak, you load this puppy then restore everything you previously saved. LIFESAVER and TIMESAVER all in one

      **Can't forget LockDownPro best way to put passwords on ANY and EVERYTHING on the phone except folders

      List of installed packages (from PKGBackup):
      * 3G Unrestrictor
      * AdBlocker
      * AddCallHistory
      * AppBackup
      * AppStore Update Size
      * Barrel
      * Bong
      * Caller ID Faker
      * CameraWallpaper
      * ChatPic
      * CyDelete
      * EnhancedTabs
      * FaceBreak
      * FakeCarrier
      * FakeLocation
      * Five-Column SpringBoard
      * Flashlight
      * FolderEnhancer
      * frash
      * Frash Toggle
      * FullPreview
      * Gridlock
      * GroupSMS
      * iBlacklist
      * Icon Renamer
      * iFile
      * iLostMyi
      * Infinidock
      * iPicMyContacts
      * iWipe
      * Lock Calendar
      * Lockdown Pro
      * Mark Read
      * MyTones
      * MyWi 4
      * NoSpot
      * Pandora v3.1.4 Skip Hack
      * PhotoAlbums+
      * PkgBackup
      * Pull To Refresh for Mail
      * Pull To Refresh Safari
      * Remove Background SBSettings
      * Safari Download Manager Cracked
      * SBOrganizer
      * Stealth Cam
      * Synchronicity Cracked
      * TVOut2 Mirror TVOut
      * VoiceActivator
      * Voicemail Forwarder
      * Volume Booster 4.0
      * WeekInCal by Swirly
      * Wifi Sync
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      Wait... what? I'm 4.1 with limera1n... and I still had to install afc2add to get PhoneDisk to work.

      Guys, If you are a serious themer - you need afc2add + phone disk!
      It should have auto-installed when you jailbroke. I had filesystem access (using iPhone Explorer) without installing Cydia. I even helped one of our soldiers in Afghanistan to get jailbroken and install the Cydia.deb app since he had no phone service or WiFi access. He could not have done this if he required Cydia 'first' to install afc2add. Does that make sense?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by goodred2 View Post
      So many GREAT lists, I can't believe no one has mentioned PKGBackup. It saves all of your apps AND themes ever downloaded from Cydia so that if you ever need to rejailbreak, you load this puppy then restore everything you previously saved. LIFESAVER and TIMESAVER all in one

      **Can't forget LockDownPro best way to put passwords on ANY and EVERYTHING on the phone except folders
      Just as a warning PkgBackup is broke on 4.2 I heard.

      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      It should have auto-installed when you jailbroke. I had filesystem access (using iPhone Explorer) without installing Cydia. I even helped one of our soldiers in Afghanistan to get jailbroken and install the Cydia.deb app since he had no phone service or WiFi access. He could not have done this if he required Cydia 'first' to install afc2add. Does that make sense?
      What's he going to do with Cydia without Internet access?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      What's he going to do with Cydia without Internet access?
      Actually, he needed to get ultrasn0w installed. So I sent both the Cydia.deb and ultrasn0w.deb files so he could install them manually. After that, then he could use a sim card from a carrier in afghanistan for service.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Actually, he needed to get ultrasn0w installed. So I sent both the Cydia.deb and ultrasn0w.deb files so he could install them manually. After that, then he could use a sim card from a carrier in afghanistan for service.
      Oh that's cool.
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Just as a warning PkgBackup is broke on 4.2 I heard.
      Which? PKGbackup or LockDownPro?