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  • So... You've Jailbroken Your iPhone 4S. What Should You Do Now? (Paid Edition)

    The Cydia store is endless, relentless, and mind-numbing. What could you possibly install next?

    Some of you are first-time iPhone jailbreakers. Some of you bought the iPhone 4S when it was released and haven't had a jailbreak since you got rid of your older iDevice. If you have become rusty over the time you've waited for a jailbreak or you are new the to scene, then this synopsis should help you discover some interesting new and classic jailbreak applications or tweaks that you could install on your iPhone 4S to improve upon its already endless functionality. Anyone with a jailbreak on any other iDevice can use this synopsis for recommendations as well, but I am writing it to help people with the newer iPhone 4S learn what they have missed and possibly catch up with us. Here is a list of some of my personal favorite paid jailbreak applications and tweaks:

    1. IntelliScreenX - ($9.99)


    IntelliScreenX is a rather new jailbreak application designed by Intelliborn released solely for iOS 5. It allows you to have your Notification Center present on your lock screen, but it also adds a top shelf with common iOS toggles, device information, and a brightness slider. It also has a built in Twitter/Facebook timelime and a built-in email reader. It makes notifications fun and it makes the lock screen intuitive. It comes with a free copy of Messages+ which lets you compose and read text messages and iMessages more efficiently. You can read our introduction to IntelliScreenX from this link.



    2. Springtomize 2 - ($2.99)


    Springtomize 2 is the follow-up of Springtomize that is iOS 5-compatible by iOS developer Filippo Bigarella. It comes with countless settings for iOS and ultimately allows you to customize SpringBoard (as the name springtomize implies). There are well over one hundred settings and the customizations stretch around every feature of SpringBoard from the dock, to the App Switcher, to Notification Center, to your icons, to every other area. I like it because you can put your own personal touch into your iPhone that no one else will have if they aren't jailbroken. It was recently updated to support 16 new languages. You can read our introduction to Springtomize 2 from this link.



    3. PhotoAlbums+ - ($4.99)

    PhotoAlbums+ is a classic jailbreak application by iOS developer Christian Heusinger of the SpiritOfLogic team. It lets you manage your Camera Roll albums from the iPhone itself without needing to connect to a computer to add or delete albums. You can move photos from one album to another using PhotoAlbums+ and delete albums all without ever using a computer. I like to think of PhotoAlbums+ as part of the iOS 5 PC-Free system, which Apple introduced, that never came with iOS. It's very useful because you can manage and organize your photographs much better with the tweak than you could without it. It's one of the most valuable applications on my device. You can read our introduction to PhotoAlbums+ from this link.



    4. iFile - ($4.00)

    SSH is easily one of the most useful things for any power-user of a jailbroken iPhone. iFile is a classic jailbreak application by iOS developer Carsten Heinelt that lets you manage your iOS filesystem right from iOS itself without ever needing to configure an SSH connection. It includes Dropbox integration so that you can move the files you need on your computer right to the iPhone through Dropbox. I use iFile at least once a day for simple stuff such as '.plist' modding and installing '.deb' files when testing jailbreak tweaks. It's easily a hall-of-fame-r for the jailbreak community and one of the most beloved applications of all time. You can read our introduction to iFile from this link.



    5. DisplayRecorder - ($4.99)

    DisplayRecorder is a classic jailbreak application by iOS developer Ryan Petrich which allows you to record your screen in real time and then save it to your Camera Roll or upload it to YouTube. It's great if you want to show a friend how to do something because you can iMessage the result to them or if you're a tweak reviewer, it's a great tool for showing off what a tweak is capable of. If you want to record yourself playing a video game like people often do on their computers, then this is another helpful use for DisplayRecorder. DisplayRecorder comes with numerous settings to help you get either the best quality or the best performance possible while using it. You can read our introduction to DisplayRecorder from this link.



    6. ProTube - ($1.49)

    ProTube is a rather new YouTube client for iOS that I find to be flawless by iOS developer Jonas Gessner. It allows you to do many things in YouTube on your iPhone that the stock iOS YouTube application doesn't let you do. For one, you can download videos in HD or SD right to your camera roll. It includes other useful features such as ad blockers, social networking, video streaming (which lets you view videos that are normally blocked from mobile devices), and much more. The interface is much like that of the Mobile YouTube Web site which you can add by bookmarking the page on your home screen - this means that you already know how to use the interface and all you need to learn are all of the cool features that no other YouTube client can bring you on iOS 5. Jonas also released a version for iPad that iPad 2 owners will be happy to try. You can read our introduction to ProTube from this link.



    7. Motion - ($1.00)

    Motion is a fun new jailbreak tweak by iOS developers J. Corbett and Joel Einbinder. It's an amazingly simple tweak that does some amazingly fun things. It lets you customize the way that your application icons behave on your home screen. You can make them rotate, jump, become transparent, wave, grow, and much more. It works great for two things: if you want to add a touch of customization to your device, this is a great way to to do that. Another thing is, if you let your iPhone sit on its home screen for a while, this constant motion will help act as a screensaver so that you don't ruin the screen of your iPhone for letting it sit in one place for too long. It's a great tweak to rub in the face of your friend who isn't jailbroken. You can read our introduction to Motion from this link.



    8. TetherMe - ($4.99)

    TetherMe is a classic jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Sam Bingner that unlocks the native iOS hotspot function so that you can tether to your cellular data whenever you want to whether you pay for it or not. It does come with the prerequisite that you could get caught and penalized by the cell phone carrier, but that's a risk that many people take just to get the tethering function. It's a useful feature because if you want internet somewhere that you can't get Wi-Fi for your laptop or other Wi-Fi device, then TetherMe will let you use your iPhone's data to use your laptop or other Wi-Fi device. You can read our introduction to TetherMe from this link.



    9. CallBar - ($3.99)

    CallBar is a jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Elias Limneos that lets you answer and decline calls more conveniently. When you get an incoming call, instead of filling the whole screen with phone nonsense, an iOS 5-like banner will appear with the ability to dismiss or answer the call. This is especially handy when you're playing a game or doing something else on your phone and you don't want to deal with the phone application filling your screen. CallBar works with Skype and Viber too and there are many settings that come with it. You can read our introduction to CallBar from this link.



    10. Messages+ - ($7.99)

    Messages+ is a rather new jailbreak application by Intelliborn that extends the usefulness of Apple's Messages application. It comes for free with IntelliScreenX, but you can also purchase it separately. It allows you to quick compose and quick reply to any text message or iMessage with Activator integration and as a bonus it integrates with Apple's messages application instead of making you use a whole new application like biteSMS. It also allows you to manually dismiss text message banners instead of the way that they automatically disappear in iOS 5. It's by far one of my favorite text message extensions because it's lightweight and useful. You can read our introduction to Messages+ from this link.



    Do you have any favorite jailbreak tweaks that you'd like to tell us about? Leave a comment below telling us what it does and why you like it. The list above only included paid jailbreak tweaks and applications, not free ones.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: So... You've Jailbroken Your iPhone 4S. What Should You Do Now? started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 65 Comments
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hugo911 View Post
      Is Graviboard working on iOS 5 already??
      Last time I tried it didnt worked
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      photoalbums is a piece of crap it sends my phone into boot loops. worst $5 I've spent
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillewis51 View Post
      mywi is working great on my 4s
      Just tried again mywi and still lockes up my connection have to remove it and hard reboot.
    1. satointl's Avatar
      satointl -
      I've never used IntelliScreen X before.. If I buy it, should I uninstall SBSettings? Another proposed BBSettings.. There are so many that are alike, can you guys help me on which is better? Thanks!
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Sbsettings is better IMO. And no, u dint have to uninstall sbsettigs to use intelliscreen
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      callbar is a great app, but it does not work well with calltell. in coming calls are not spoken if callbar is on
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Gonna go crazy tonight!
    1. Maxner's Avatar
      Maxner -
      For developers the most important app is iFile, most definitely, and of course ProTube
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Does SnowCover4 work with 4S 5.0.1?
      Does jail breaking affect iCloud backups? What I mean is: if I have a sub straight problem, will that problem be saved in my iCloud account? In the past, it was recommended to restore as a new phone because old jailbreak problems would be transferred from backups if you had them.

      In short, will jailbreak problems haunt me if I need to restore from a backup?
    1. kingjust's Avatar
      kingjust -
      Quote Originally Posted by expl0itfinder View Post
      Where is infiniboard and infinidock??
      Springomitize takes care of that... for the most part.
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      MyWi ftw, find it odd that it is not in the list.
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      MyWi ftw, find it odd that it is not in the list.
      it is one of the more popular apps, isn't it. it's damn expensive though. over here in aus, our carriers give us the native tethering for free. no bull crap pay 20 bucks a month for it. I do rather mywi over the native stuff though. more options, more customizable
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      MyWi ftw, find it odd that it is not in the list.
      Because the article was about what I feel are good tweaks and I like TetherMe more than MyWi.

      Quote Originally Posted by keenpois0n View Post
      photoalbums is a piece of crap it sends my phone into boot loops. worst $5 I've spent
      Lol you must be using it wrong. Never heard of your problem.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hugo911 View Post
      Is Graviboard working on iOS 5 already??
      Not yet.
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post


      Lol you must be using it wrong. Never heard of your problem.


      I know right. I have nothing to support or to prove what I just said, but every time I install it after a few reboots, my phone will just get stuck on the apple logo and nothing I can do fixes it, besides a restore. photoalbums was better on 4.x, but in ios 5 apple implemented some of photoalbums features
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Awesome list bro!
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      I am formally recommending the tweaks Infinifolders and Infinidock.

      With stock iOS folders, you are limited to how many apps you can put in a folder (I think it's 12, but I've been using Infinifolders for so long that I'm not sure). But with Infinifolders you can place as many apps into a folder as you wish. You can even put a folder inside a folder. If you're crazy enough you can put a folder inside a folder inside another folder. In addition to unlimited apps in a folder, you're given options on how to customize your folders. You can change the background, remove animations, and other convenient changes.

      Infinidock is a tweak very similar to Infinifolders. Again, you're able to put many more apps into the dock than normally allowed by stock OS. I like to show 5 apps on the dock, but you can put as many as 10 on each page of a dock. Page of a dock? Yes! You can now add pages to the dock, just like with Springboard. I have my front dock page, then on page 2 I have Notes, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, and Maps. Page 2 has apps that I want quick access to. There are no limitations to what you will decide to put there.

      Motion is a silly tweak. There are far too many good tweaks in Cydia for this to be listed in anybody's Top 10. No offense, but let's steer the new folks towards the best Cydia has to offer, not the best the writer's phone has to offer.

      I use MyWi, it works great but it's so expensive I don't know if it's worth it. Tetherme is a great alternative for a very good price.

      BiteSMS vs Tlert vs Messages+. Thats a tough one. It comes down to GUI and what you prefer. Tlert is minimalistic and very simple, I used it for over a year. Now I'm using BiteSMS, I'm not sure why I switched though. I think Tlert took forrrrevvverrrr to be iOS5 compatible, and by then I moved on to Bite. Bite has every feature you'd want in a quick-reply text sender. They all do though. The choice is yours, carpe diem.

      Another recommendation from me is KBShortcuts. It's a very robust tweak that adds major functionality to the stock keyboard. The best I can do is recommend someone find a video on YouTube of KBShortcuts. Here's a small example of what it does, sliding your finger from the Space Bar to the V key will Paste. Space to C copy, Space to X cut, Space to F to Find. Find the video and consider finding the time to install it.
    1. MMX007's Avatar
      MMX007 -
      *** Here's "The Essential" Cydia App/Mod For iPhone 4S ***

      1. Lockinfo
      2. Multifl0w
      3. GridTab For Safari
      4. iRealSMS
      5. SBSetting
      6. Overboard
      7. MyWi
      8. iSmartDialer
      9. AppLocker
      10. PhotoAlbum+
      11. RecognizeMe

      Have Fun!

      ***A Special Message***
      Much Love to the Guys and Gals who made possible Jailbreak for A5 devices. You guys are even more advance than entire Apple team put together in my opinion - You failed them!!
      Lol
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by MMX007 View Post
      *** Here's "The Essential" Cydia App/Mod For iPhone 4S ***

      1. Lockinfo
      2. Multifl0w
      3. GridTab For Safari
      4. iRealSMS
      5. SBSetting
      6. Overboard
      7. MyWi
      8. iSmartDialer
      9. AppLocker
      10. PhotoAlbum+
      11. RecognizeMe

      Have Fun!

      ***A Special Message***
      Much Love to the Guys and Gals who made possible Jailbreak for A5 devices. You guys are even more advance than entire Apple team put together in my opinion - You failed them!!
      ��
      I don't like LockInfo as much as I like IntelliScreenX. Multifl0w doesn't multitask every application, only certain ones, and IntelliScreenX pretty much renders SBSettings useless on many levels.
    1. MMX007's Avatar
      MMX007 -
      It's funny but, iPhone 4S has officially been released today for me! I'm getting my 64gb model tomorrow. At last I can upgrade from my iPhone 4/32gb!!
      Lucky you Apple - there's gonna be a surge of iPhone 4S sale tomorrow. Lol

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I don't like LockInfo as much as I like IntelliScreenX. Multifl0w doesn't multitask every application, only certain ones, and IntelliScreenX pretty much renders SBSettings useless on many levels.
      I guess it's a matter of personal preference really. They all have their pros and cons.

      "iFile" is absolutely a must for the ultimate Mod for iDevices. I can't live without it. You can do things/Mods with it nothing else can in my opinion. "ProTube" is a superb newcomer.

      Can please someone tell (Who personally knows him/her) the developer of IntelliDial to update it for the latest iOS this was my Most Used Mod on my iPhone ever. I'm willing to pay $20 for it. Thanks.
    1. Spaceman1701's Avatar
      Spaceman1701 -
      Still waiting for a windows version. Really appreciate the article telling me what i still cant get!