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  • iOS 5 Update for Libstatusbar Released


    With a wave of applications now becoming iOS 5 compatible, such as PreferenceLoader, Activator, CleverPin, and others, it will be an awesome first day on iOS 5's public release since so many of the most staple applications to the jailbreak community are being updated. Once again, tonight is another significant step in terms of compatibility because Paul Griffin (@phoenixdev) just tweeted out that he released an iOS 5 update for libstatusbar.



    Now you may be wondering, what is libstatusbar? Libstatusbar is the small yet extremely important package that allows applications to show icons in the status bar. So when you think of applications like iBlacklist, biteSMS, OpenNotifier, and others like that, they all depend on libstatusbar to run (or I should say function to their fullest potential). As an example, when you receive a call that you blocked within iBlacklist, a phone icon will appear on your status bar alerting you that a phone call was blocked.

    Now that libstatusbar is public, applications that require or use status bar icons to their advantage can now start to be updated since the developers now have public access to libstatusbar.

    It's been a successful couple days for developers as they are working hard to get their packages ready for iOS 5 - let's see the trend continue!

    Sidenote: Paul also released an update for Bolt which is a free tweak that changes your battery icon on your status bar to a lightning bolt. It is also compatible with iOS 5 now (as mentioned in the tweet). Go check it out!

    Source(s): Paul Griffin
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 5 Update for Libstatusbar Released started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. yohu123's Avatar
      yohu123 -
      I hope there is an iOS 5 Compatibility Sheet for Cydia apps like the one for iOS 4. Since this is a major iOS release and not a .x release, there are gonna be a lot of apps that have to be updated so that they function normally on iOS 5. With the help of a well maintained and updated Google excel sheet, we can make our decisions of upgrading to iOS 5 much better.
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      Now we need an actual jb method
    1. WaLLy3K's Avatar
      WaLLy3K -
      BiteSMS shows icons on the status bar, but it doesn't depend on the download of libstatusbar. I am glad to see more and more applications be updated. Soon, I hope to see SwitcherMod updated so I can remove the g#$damn recent useless applications from my multitasking bar.

      Quote Originally Posted by Pancho paco View Post
      Now we need an actual jb method
      You won't see an untethered JB until iOS5 is released. You wouldn't want Apple to patch the exploit before official release now would you?
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Alright iOS 5 is cool and all but when will it be publicly be available specifically this Wednesday, midnight perhaps?
    1. mallenass's Avatar
      mallenass -
      my iphone comes on friday!!!!, my iphone comes on friday!!!! RA RA RA !!!!!!
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Quote Originally Posted by mallenass View Post
      my iphone comes on friday!!!!, my iphone comes on friday!!!! RA RA RA !!!!!!
      Same here!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pancho paco View Post
      Now we need an actual jb method
      The jailbreak (untethered) for ios 5 has been out for awhile now. What rock are you living under?
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Quote Originally Posted by Go Gators View Post
      The jailbreak (untethered) for ios 5 has been out for awhile now. What rock are you living under?
      Yeah for 3GS old boot room only
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      I'm looking forward to @chpwn updating IconSupport. His computer has been out for repair which delayed things like Gridlock, Five-Column Springboard, etc
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by WaLLy3K View Post
      BiteSMS shows icons on the status bar, but it doesn't depend on the download of libstatusbar. I am glad to see more and more applications be updated. Soon, I hope to see SwitcherMod updated so I can remove the g#$damn recent useless applications from my multitasking bar.
      BiteSMS generally does; the beta version of biteSMS has a "work-around" if you will because they needed to do extensive testing and such. Same with iRealSMS. Since libstatusbar is public, they can revamp again to add libstatusbar support publicly (both of these respective people had an updated version of libstatusbar prior to release).
    1. chitown26w's Avatar
      chitown26w -
      Quote Originally Posted by yohu123 View Post
      I hope there is an iOS 5 Compatibility Sheet for Cydia apps like the one for iOS 4. Since this is a major iOS release and not a .x release, there are gonna be a lot of apps that have to be updated so that they function normally on iOS 5. With the help of a well maintained and updated Google excel sheet, we can make our decisions of upgrading to iOS 5 much better.
      This! +1
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by R.Mortera View Post
      Yeah for 3GS old boot room only
      I can't believe the 3Gs has held out this long as far as firmware updates
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pancho paco View Post
      Now we need an actual jb method
      I have been rocking Redsn0w on iOS 5 GM since release. It works great and when untethered jailbreak comes(later this week...) I'll just spend half an hour restoring. No biggie.
    1. boxxa's Avatar
      boxxa -
      Status bar icons and SMS quick reply are the reason I jailbreak. I like the notification center but Apple dropped the ball not having a icon that you have a notification.
    1. zachws's Avatar
      zachws -
      So backgrounder's last dependency is upgraded has anyone got it working?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      This is great. I'm really excited for the Jailbreak in the late.
    1. blinden76's Avatar
      blinden76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zachws View Post
      So backgrounder's last dependency is upgraded has anyone got it working?
      Just wondering why you still use backgrounder?

      Can't wait for callbar to be updated!!
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by blinden76 View Post
      Can't wait for callbar to be updated!!
      It's definitely on its way. Limneos and I are pushing a lot of fixes and a whole new set of features and functionalities so we want to make sure we are systematically going through the things. Don't want to release prematurely.
    1. blinden76's Avatar
      blinden76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Tucker View Post
      It's definitely on its way. Limneos and I are pushing a lot of fixes and a whole new set of features and functionalities so we want to make sure we are systematically going through the things. Don't want to release prematurely.
      Very good news. It's the only thing iOS 5 is lacking.
    1. Briani's Avatar
      Briani -
      cool...