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  • ModMyi Staff's Top 10 Cydia Tweaks

    Here at ModMyi we see a lot of questions on "Whats the point of jailbreaking?" or "What tweaks should I install?" with new people to the jailbreak scene. We all have different opinions, but I thought it would be nice to get a list of the "Staffs Top 10!"

    It was hard to really narrow it down to 10, and in no particular order this is what we came up with!

    1) SBSettings- This one was hands down on just about everyone's list. SBSettings allows you to have a toggle menu pull down from your status bar, making it easy to turn on and off wifi and clear memory. The great thing about it is it's free, and there are tons of add-ons.

    2) Barrel- This fun tweak allows you to scroll page to page and adds a cool effect such as 3D, barrel roll, and many others. This tweak is definitely worth checking out!

    3) iFile- This Cydia tweak can be very useful. iFile is a full system file browser for your iPhone. iFile also allows you to view your file strings straight from your phone allowing you to edit and delete files and gives more customization for to the phone.

    4) WinterBoard- I think everyone has heard of WinterBoard, and it's probably why a lot of us started jailbreaking. This is the simplest and best way to add themes to your phone - making your phone truly unique.

    5) Gridlock- This is a powerful tweak that allows you to move your icons with the most ease and place them anywhere you would like on the home screen and pages. Makes it great for themes where you need to place icons in certain areas or just would like some crazy looking pages. Whats great though is there is no need for blank icons which leave that ugly grey shadow.

    6) MyWi- A tweak that allows you to create a mobile
    hot spot with your phone - allowing you to share your iPhone's data with your laptop or another WiFi compatible devices.

    7) Notifier Pro- This tweak uses your status bar as a drop down to display any notifications that you might have received all on one page!

    8) Live Clock- What a simple but awesome tweak - this tweak just allows your alarm icon to actually work and makes it a true analog clock.

    9) No Spot- Ever get tired of scrolling too far and getting that stupid spotlight screen? No Spot fixes that. No Spot completely gets rid of the spotlight screen making your home screen the farthest screen you can get to.

    10) CyDelete- This tweak makes it painless to completely get rid of any unwanted Cydia apps that you may have installed but don't use or want anymore. Just hold down the icon to make it wiggle and hit the X.


    And please guys - feel free to voice your opinion, there is a lot out there and it would be nice to see what everyone else is playing with and using!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ModMyi Staff's Top 10 Cydia Tweaks started by Cowboy View original post
    Comments 85 Comments
    1. iphone4idiots's Avatar
      iphone4idiots -
      Really dumb question, but that's me and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I've been using SBSettings for a couple of years, but have never used it to clear memory? Can you explain how and what that does a little more. Is it like clearing cache? Are you freeing up RAM by closing apps?

      Thanks in advanced and what's up with StealhBravo?? He hasn't tweeted in weeks. Hope all is well.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      GREAT LIST. 2 that I absolutely cannot live without is BiteSMS and FolderEnhancer. The quick reply messaging and "compose anywhere" abilities from Bite are a must have. And also to have as many apps as you want in a folder or folders inside a folder is something Apple should have done right from the start.

      Not really a necessity... okay, maybe it is:
      The SNES, GBA, PSX, N64, etc emulators with support to use a wiimote will make your friends extremely jealous as they sit there playin tetris and ur collecting all 120 stars on Super Mario 64.

      Quote Originally Posted by iphone4idiots View Post
      Really dumb question, but that's me and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I've been using SBSettings for a couple of years, but have never used it to clear memory? Can you explain how and what that does a little more. Is it like clearing cache? Are you freeing up RAM by closing apps?
      Expand iPhone Memory Hack | Use iphone sbsetting free memory hack to clean up iPhone virtual memory from Cydia

      ^ This link has all you need to know about virtual memory hacks. Scroll down to "Use SBSetting to Free Up RAM" section for your specific question.
    1. iphone4idiots's Avatar
      iphone4idiots -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post

      Expand iPhone Memory Hack | Use iphone sbsetting free memory hack to clean up iPhone virtual memory from Cydia

      ^ This link has all you need to know about virtual memory hacks. Scroll down to "Use SBSetting to Free Up RAM" section for your specific question.
      Ahh, very nice - thanks for the link. I just tried it and the Available Memory listed at the bottom of SBSettings went from 21MB to 45MB. Is Available Memory essentially available RAM?? Does that number seem normal. My iPhone 4 seems to run fast enough to me, but that might be because I mess around with my sons 3G and 3GS too which are painfully slow. I'll check their Available Memory tonight.

      Faster is almost always better!
    1. Stimpy5050's Avatar
      Stimpy5050 -
      No love for LockInfo?
    1. tdaniels17's Avatar
      tdaniels17 -
      Edited list:
      (1) REMOVE 'live clock'
      uses unnecessary resources
      (2) REMOVE 'notifier pro'
      use 'lockinfo' instead, WAY WAY BETTER
      (3) REMOVE 'mywi'
      useless if u don't have an unlimited plan, & if u do use this with one, u won't have it long cause ATT will quickly detect it & switch ur plan, 'pdanet' is supposed to be better but I'm too afraid to jeopardize my unlimited plan.
      (4) ADD 'bitesms'
      This should always be 1st tweak installed after jailbreaking. NO BRAINER! *If u could use only one jailbreak app, 99% of people who txt regularly will choose this app!
      (5) ADD 'pandora skip'
      unlimited pandora skips!
      (6) ADD 'call bar'
      incoming calls don't take over screen, small dropdown box appears asking to accept or decline calls. VERY GRATEFUL for this app.
      (7) REMOVE 'winterboard + gridlock'
      slows down phone. themes make phone look pretty but can make getting to apps VERY inefficient, frequently taking an extra scrolls and/or swipes to get to apps

      Now.
      That's better!
      Nice, cleanly running, efficient phone. *If u want to customize ADD 'springtomize'!
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      When did we take this poll? :P I was definitely not reflected in this! Here are possibly my top 10 (in no particular order):

      1. LockInfo (there you go David!)
      2. MobileNotifier
      3. CallBar
      4. ScrollingBoard
      5. Springtomize
      6. iRealSMS
      7. DietBar
      8. Display Recorder
      9. RemindMeLater
      10. Multifl0w
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Tucker View Post
      When did we take this poll? :P I was definitely not reflected in this! Here are possibly my top 10 (in no particular order):

      1. LockInfo (there you go David!)
      2. MobileNotifier
      3. CallBar
      4. ScrollingBoard
      5. Springtomize
      6. iRealSMS
      7. DietBar
      8. Display Recorder
      9. RemindMeLater
      10. Multifl0w
      Sorry josh maybe I should of specified staff moderators
    1. Lionkid7's Avatar
      Lionkid7 -
      I can suggest:

      1. PwnTunes
      2. PhotoAlbums+
      3. 3G Unrestrictor
      4. Wraparound
      5. Homescreen Settings
      6. VoiceActivator
      7. MyWi
      8. ChatPic
      9. Cyntact
      10. Dimmer
      11. DisplayOut
      12. Mail Enhancer
      13. Locktopus
      14. PhotoMail
      15. IntelliScreen
      16. YourTube
      17. AndroidLock XT (incompatible with intelliscreen)
      18. Activator is auto-installed with Sbsettings, but worth mentioning. Swipe Down on Status Bar to lock/unlock and close app in-app.
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      1. SBSettings
      2. Dreamboard
      3. LockInfo
      4. BiteSMS
      5. MyWi
      6. iFile
      7. KeyLogger
      8. 3G Unrestricter
      9. iBlacklist
      10. PhotoAlbum+
    1. bigwatts17's Avatar
      bigwatts17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stimpy5050 View Post
      No love for LockInfo?
      Hands down best tweak 4 ur iPhone!
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      1) Five Icon Dock
      2) Five-Column Springboard
      3) Intelliscreen (Weather/mail/calander on lockscreen)
      4) Parallax (scrolling background wallpaper)
      5) Remove Background (sbsettings addon)
      6) Speed Intensifier (speeds up all animations)
      7) Tlert (Text anywhere)
      8) ToneFXs 2 Pro (Customize all working sounds on the iPhone)
      9) VWallpaper (Video Wallpaper)
      10) KeyVibrate (Feel each key you press)
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      my top 10 list would be

      1. SBSettings
      2. BiteSms
      3. Mobile Notifier
      4. PhotoAlbums+
      5. ToneFx2 Pro
      6. FolderEnhancer
      7. iFile
      8. LockInfo
      9. Pandora Skip
      10. CyDelete
    1. SirTimothy1's Avatar
      SirTimothy1 -
      DreamBoard should be on there. You could remove WinterBoard, GridLock, and Live Clock if you use DreamBoard.

      And when I'm not using DreamBoard I would say I use Weather Icon way more than Live Clock.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Cydia really needs a "Top 25" or "Most Popular" type of sorting like the App Store. "Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing" that would REALLY help sort the gold from the bronze apps... or dirt for that matter.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      Awesome Thread. I've got most of these. I was wondering if they were still going to port android on the iPhone or did they give up on it.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by tdaniels17 View Post
      (5) ADD 'pandora skip'
      unlimited pandora skips!
      that is illegal.

      I personally like DreamBoard better than winterboard because their is less user setting up. But I still use both. Thanks for the post!
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Nice list, sbsettings is a must have. I think we are all forgetting colorkeyboard! A absolute must have for me
    1. ockemon's Avatar
      ockemon -
      Is there any tweak available that will kill this damn wifi pop up like "call bar" does for calls? It drives me insane! Sitting in my college parking lot, it has poped up about 10 times.
      Another example is driving and using gps and it asks if I want to use "Joe Schmo's" wifi. He'll no I don't. I'll be past in in 10 seconds.
      Please someone tell me how to correct this horrible problem.
      Worst pop-up ever....
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Don't need a tweak to kill the pop-up WiFi

      Settings / WiFi / Ask to Join Networks: Set to OFF
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      InSpell
      Mark read
      Qicklock2
      ThemeIconMaker
      to name a few more.