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  • Ten Great Jailbreak Tweaks for the iPhone


    Have you just jailbroken your iPhone on iOS 5.1.1 using the newest version of Absinthe? If not, check out our guide on how to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0.1!

    Figuring out what you want to download in an application store of infinite possibilities after your first time jailbreaking can be difficult. Luckily, ModMyi has your back! Refresh all of your Cydia sources, because here are ten great tweaks to get you started with your newly jailbroken iPhone running iOS 5.1.1. (Yes, all of these tweaks are iOS 5.1.1 compatible Ė we checked!)

    1. Zephyr

    Zephyr (by chpwn) can be found useful for almost any iPhone owner. The tweak brings multitasking touch gestures to the iPhone so that you can swipe with any number of fingers to perform multitasking tasks instead of mashing down on your home button constantly. Zephyr allows you to pull up from the bottom of the screen to exit applications or pull up and wait a moment to open the application switcher. Additionally, you can swipe left and right from the edge of the screen to switch between running applications. As a bonus, Zephyr includes a new Notification Center animation. Zephyr will cost you $4.99 and is available from the BigBoss repository.



    2. Springtomize 2

    Springtomize 2 (by Filippo Bigarella) is another top-selling jailbreak tweak for the iPhone. Many iPhone owners like Springtomize 2 because itís a powerful bundle tweak. It doesnít just serve one purpose, but instead it serves over one-hundred purposes in one tweak. The tweak makes it so you can customize nearly any feature of your SpringBoard from your home screen, to your Notification Center, to your lock screen, and more. It offers a lot of popular features such as icon resizing, feature enabling and disabling, animation options, and custom appearances. Springtomize 2 will set you back $2.99 to reserve your copy from the BigBoss repository, but for everything it comes packed with, the price is an absolute bargain.



    3. PasswordPilot

    PasswordPilot (by Filippo Bigarella) will remember your Apple ID password every time you download an application from the App Store on your iPhone. If there is one thing everyone hates about iOS, it is typing out a password when we want to download games and applications. PasswordPilot comes with an obvious security risk for anyone without passcode-locked iOS devices as anyone can download anything from the App Store on your iPhone. It is highly recommended that you use some kind of security measure such as application locking tweaks or an iOS passcode so people cannot download arbitrary applications on your iPhone. PasswordPilot is free on the BigBoss repository and it saves a ton of time.



    4. TetherMe

    TetherMe (by Sam Bingner) allows you to tether your iPhone's cellular data connection for free. Tethering allows you to share your data connection with other devices such as computers, tablets, and other smartphones. Itís like having a wireless router in your pocket that works everywhere. Usually, cellular providers charge extra for tethering and itís usually pretty expensive and limited. TetherMe unlocks the iPhoneís native tethering feature without having to pay the cellular provider to activate it for you. Now you can use your computer anywhere. TetherMe will cost you $4.99 to download it from the BigBoss repository, but itís well worth the money compared to the expensive monthly payments the cellular providers will charge you. If the cellular provider catches you tethering without paying them, they could alter your contract and you could end up paying more per month for tethering.



    5. iFile

    iFile (by Carsten Heinelt) is an application for iOS that allows you to browse through iOSí filesystem as easily as you do on your Windows or Mac OS X computer. It is a good alternative to having to SSH into your iPhone, as it can be done directly from the device without the need for a computer. iFile integrates right into a lot of popular applications such as Dropbox to make sharing files between devices very easy. As a long-lived classic, no iOS device should be naked of iFile. iFile has an unlimited free trial, so if you just jailbroke your iPhone, you should grab this.



    6. Barrel

    Barrel (by Aaron Ash) gives you the ability to change the animation of paging through your home screen's pages of applications. Barrel has tons of animations to choose from so you can make the animation as stylish or as simple as you want to. The animations are absolutely fluid and donít take up too much of the system resources to run. Barrel can be downloaded from the BigBoss repository for $2.99.



    7. CallBar

    CallBar (by Joshua Tucker and Elias Limneos) is a jailbreak tweak that makes phone calls more intuitive on the iPhone. While the normality is for an incoming phone call to fill up the entire iPhone screen with the iOS phone interface and disturb whatever you may have been doing, CallBar fixes this by creating a banner-like notification when an incoming phone call begins. The banner supports swipe gestures for choosing what to do with the call such as ignoring it or answering it. While the tweak comes in at a $3.99 price tag on the BigBoss repository, it is a good investment for iPhone owners that want less obtrusive calls.



    8. IntelliScreenX

    IntelliScreenX (by Intelliborn) is an application that brings Notification Center functionality to the lock screen and adds many more features to Notification Center that werenít there before. The application adds an RSS feed, Twitter feed, Facebook feed, a top shelf with toggles, and many notification options such as status bar icons. Additionally, IntelliScreenX comes with a quick-composition application for text messaging dubbed Messages+ and it works with both text messages and iMessage. All together, this package makes a great addition to iOS. IntelliScreenX can be found on the ModMyi repository for $9.99.



    9. Aloud

    Aloud (by Ori Kadosh) is a jailbreak tweak bringing announced notifications to iOS. While iOS 5 has a great notification system, you will never get your notifications if you are not near your iPhone. Aloud fixes this problem by making all notifications read out loud to you Ė the announcement includes not only the message, but also the application and the sender of the notification. Aloud has many different options to configure including which applications it should speak for, Activator actions for the tweak, and announcing directions from the Maps application. Aloud is available on the ModMyi repository for $1.99.



    10. SBSettings

    SBSettings (by BigBoss) puts a whole bunch of toggles and options right under your fingertips. SBSettings is a classic tweak that almost every jailbroken iPhone runs these days. It includes icon-hiding capabilities, tweak disabling capabilities, and even power options. If you have never tried SBSettings, it is a good go-to tweak to install so you have easy Wi-Fi, 3G, and other popular toggles. By default, SBSettings is easily invoked by swiping across the status bar. For everything that is packed into SBSettings, it's almost amazing that it is free. You can find it in the BigBoss repository.

    There are also many other good tweaks out there, however these ten have been selected because of popularity, practicality, functionality, or cosmetic gorgeousness. If you want to learn about even more awesome jailbreak tweaks or even App Store applications, then check out our Staff favorites post! Additionally, if you have an iPad, take a look at our list of five great tweaks for the iPad.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ten Great Jailbreak Tweaks for the iPhone started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. Nupe05's Avatar
      Nupe05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      Your rant would almost be valid, except the App store is filled with Apps that have major hours of research and development, and still avail for 99 cents, from which Apple takes 30%. Don't fool yourself, greed is greed.
      Agreed greed is greed, however 100% of iPhone owners have app store access, only a fraction of that JB their phones, so developers make up the difference by charging a little more, love the article.. Thought MiWi should have been in top 10.. It was the sole reason I started JB
    1. dathomp00's Avatar
      dathomp00 -
      How many of these tweaks work on 5.1.1?

      I also tried to find password pilot but it does not appear to be in Cydia?!?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      All of them work on 5.1.1
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Quote Originally Posted by turkey26 View Post
      Please ban all those 99%'s. Bunch of lazy, good for nothing complainers that want everything for free. They have no clue the amount of work that goes into creating an app, or much less what it takes to actually have a job. Vote for Obama again and he'll make all apps free.
      How about ban anyone that charges for a cydia app.
      jailbreaking is FREE
      Cydia is FREE
      Apps in Cydia SHOULD be FREE.

      They are making money from jailbreaking which is wrong.

      Thats my job, I jailbreak and repair iPhones. I DONT charge for the jailbreak, thats always free.
    1. jtmf's Avatar
      jtmf -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      How about ban anyone that charges for a cydia app.
      jailbreaking is FREE
      Cydia is FREE
      Apps in Cydia SHOULD be FREE.

      They are making money from jailbreaking which is wrong.

      Thats my job, I jailbreak and repair iPhones. I DONT charge for the jailbreak, thats always free.
      Agreed!
    1. Ryaninfg's Avatar
      Ryaninfg -
      I would pay for a tweak that will modify the capability of my phone over some lame app any day!! Oh and for the people that don't wanna pay, there are plenty of repos that allow u to install the tweaks for free. Most of which will probably crash your phone, but at least they're free, I guess.
    1. taylorcampinc's Avatar
      taylorcampinc -
      I'd rather pay $20 for 50 tweeks than $3 here and there for some tweeks that don't even make since.

      In addition, I think the excitement of having your phone "jailbroken" is going to dwindle with the prices of the "good tweeks". After all, this is the reason why we got our phone jailbroken in the first place. I think there either should be comparative Apple pricing or bundled pricing. (just my opinion) But who asked me. Ive only been a member since 2010.
    1. cirni's Avatar
      cirni -
      it's Blurried, not Blurred

      Quote Originally Posted by itzbilly View Post
      BlurredNCBackground it's a tweak not a skin, unless you mean the buttons in which it's serioussam or something, comes with it when you install sbsettings
      it's Blurried, not Blurred

      Quote Originally Posted by itzbilly View Post
      BlurredNCBackground it's a tweak not a skin, unless you mean the buttons in which it's serioussam or something, comes with it when you install sbsettings
    1. rileyrg's Avatar
      rileyrg -
      The whining from freetards is shocking. Have you people no idea of the work which goes into these apps. Quit the whining and either ignore the app, write your own or wait for a free copy down the road. A few bucks for an app you might use regularly for less than a pint of beer . Get over yourselves.