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  • Ten Great iOS 6-Compatible Tweaks You'll Want to Try When the iOS 6 Jailbreak Debuts


    iOS hacker pod2g announced the launch of the iOS 6 jailbreak Web site yesterday, which houses the soon-to-be download links for the jailbreak tool that will be called evasi0n. Itís not out yet, but itís pretty close. We have posted an optional guide that users can follow to get their iOS devices ready for the iOS 6 jailbreak when it drops. In the mean time, we will also show you some great iOS 6-compatible jailbreak tweaks, so you will have somewhere to start when you jailbreak your iOS 6 device.

    Note: Because the iPhone 5 has never been jailbroken before, we cannot guarantee that all of these tweaks will work on the iPhone 5. Not even the developers of the tweaks know for sure if they will work properly yet. They do work on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and the likes running iOS 5 or iOS 6.

    1. Auxo

    Auxo is a relatively new jailbreak tweak that ďfixesĒ Appleís broken App Switcher. It shows previews of the applications rather than just their application icons. In addition, you can take advantage of a redesigned music control page, and a toggle page beyond that. Auxo knows when applications are running in the background, and will alert you when youíre about to close an application that is running. In addition, it allows you to close all applications at once by holding down on an application. You can close applications individually by swiping down on them. At $1.99, Auxo is worth the price and worth checking out. (Note: Not yet compatible with iPad.)



    2. MountainCenter

    MountainCenter brings the smooth OS X Mountain Lion-style Notification Center animation to your iOS device. After installing the tweak, you will be able to swipe in from the right side of the screen to reveal Notification Center. You can adjust the number of fingers it takes, choose the side of the screen you want to swipe from, and the sensitivity of the swipe gestures. At $2.99, the tweak is a little pricey for what it does, but the overall satisfaction of the tweak is worth it in the end.



    3. PasswordPilot

    Passwordpilot is a great jailbreak tweak because it remembers your Apple ID password for you so that you donít have to type it in when you download free or paid applications in the App Store. iOS 6 has a new feature that makes it so you donít have to enter your password for application updates, however if you are downloading a free application and donít feel like entering your Apple ID password, then PasswordPilot has your back. If youíre worried about people purchasing paid applications on your iOS device without your consent, we recommend setting a passcode after installing this tweak. Your password will be encrypted, so PasswordPilot does its best to keep your information secure. This tweak is free, so if you want to save some time when downloading applications, you should check it out!



    4. CallBar

    CallBar makes answering calls so much better on your iPhone. Rather than having an intrusive phone interface pop up when you have an incoming call, CallBar will display an iOS-like banner that shows you have an incoming call. Youíll be able to answer, dismiss, or decline an incoming call with CallBar by using its gestures. CallBar also comes with a dial pad so you can create outgoing calls right from the CallBar interface. The tweak is friendly with iOS 6ís new caller messages too! At $4.99 CallBar is a little pricey, but for the functionality, itís well worth it!



    5. Safari Download Manager

    Safari Download Manager is a download manager for Safari that is built right into the main Safari interface. With it, you can download files from Web sites and save them to your iOS deviceís file system. Youíll be able to access these files through file browsers, such as iFile. The tweak allows for simultaneous downloads and looks very native. For anyone looking to download files on the go, Safari Download Manager is a must-have, but sets you back $5.



    6. ProTube 2

    ProTube 2 is an add-on for Googleís YouTube application, which launched in the App Store after Apple removed YouTube from iOS in iOS 6. With ProTube 2, you can download YouTube videos to your device in any quality you want, import downloads to your media library with the Bridge application, block all YouTube ads, choose your streaming video quality, watch downloads with AirPlay. ProTube 2 can be seen from the sidebar in the YouTube application and it integrates very nicely into the YouTube application. If youíre a YouTubeaholic, then you should grab ProTube 2 for the tiny price tag of $1.99. (Note: Not yet compatible with iPad.)



    7. Activator

    Activator is, simply put, a very useful application for any jailbroken iOS device. With Activator, you can call events by invoking gestures, such as double-tapping your status bar, shaking your device, or pinching your home screen (there are also many more gestures). Activator has deep integration with many jailbreak tweaks, so youíll find its centralization to be very appealing. Itís a great way to quickly get things done without fiddling with goofy interfaces. Activator is completely free, so you should grab it as soon as you jailbreak your device.



    8. Zephyr

    Zephyr is a powerful jailbreak tweak that allows you to simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the App Switcher. When youíre in applications, swiping up will close the applications, while swiping up and holding for a few seconds will bring up the App Switcher. Zephyr also comes with the ability to swipe between applications side-to-side just like you can on the iPad, and it comes with a Flowtation-like Notification Center animation. You can enable or disable any of its features on demand, so you can use it for what you like about it best. Itís also compatible with Auxo. Zephyr became a classic the day it was launched and you can grab it for only $2.99.



    9. Unlock iOS 6 Maps

    Unlock iOS 6 Maps enables the 3-D Flyover View and Turn-By-Turn navigation in the iOS 6 Maps application for older devices like the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4G. These devices have the feature disabled because theyíre slower than newer devices, however the features are still usable on older devices. Unlock iOS 6 Maps makes it so you can at least use them if you want to. These older devices are included under the list of devices that evasi0n will support, so this tweak will come off as useful for many people that havenít been fortunate enough to upgrade to a newer iOS device. Unlock iOS 6 Maps is absolutely free, so thereís no good reason not to grab it and add additional functionality to iOS!



    10. Deck

    Deck is an awesome Activator-based toggle and shortcut platform and a good alternative to the notorious SBSettings. With it, you can reveal a panel on the side of your iOS deviceís screen that shows you a column of customizable toggles or shortcuts. There are some useful ones like flashlight, respring, reboot, enabling or disabling cellular data, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth, and you can also set buttons as shortcuts for launching applications. At just $1.99, this is a great-looking and useful tweak to look into.

    If you like any other iOS 6-compatible jailbreak tweaks, feel free to list them in the comments so other readers can check them out.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ten Great iOS 6-Compatible Tweaks You'll Want to Try When the iOS 6 Jailbreak Debuts started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 114 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
      I can't wait for the first couple days when the servers are so overloaded you are lucky to download anything, lol!
      If you're talking about Cydia, this probably won't happen.

      The hackers are making Cydia come pre-loaded with the default repo content that way we all don't have to set up Cydia for the first time when we jailbreak. This will take most of the strain away from Cydia's servers, since we won't all be reloading content.

      Saurik has been talking about this, also other hackers included, on Reddit.
    1. Hip5's Avatar
      Hip5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      There is a spreadsheet on Google Docs for that.

      Spreadsheet
      Whoever did this my props this is awesome.

      Later ;@Hip5
    1. tlc1217's Avatar
      tlc1217 -
      ...
    1. CrAcKzZZ's Avatar
      CrAcKzZZ -
      Just putting it out there that Deck isn't iOS 6 compatible, probably will be soon tho
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      I must have an awful taste. No NCSettings, no PDANet on the list. Activator should be number 1. Oh well, those are the 3 things I'm waiting on.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      I must have an awful taste. No NCSettings, no PDANet on the list. Activator should be number 1. Oh well, those are the 3 things I'm waiting on.
      They're not really in any particular order, so numbering shouldn't mean anything.

      Also, I would recommend TetherMe over PDANet.
    1. Richard's Avatar
      Richard -
      Does anyone know if Lockinfo works on ISO 6.+

      As it is the tweak I use the most and I would miss this a great deal, if it is not working does anyone know an alternative that shows things to do from your Calendar on your lock screen

      Thanks
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      iBlacklist is the primary app I desire after having my iPhone 5 since launch without a jailbreak. I have really missed it. Aside from that, I may add some tweaks, but I'm not positive. Having a stock phone for several months has helped me realize how great of a phone I have now.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
      Does anyone know if Lockinfo works on ISO 6.+

      As it is the tweak I use the most and I would miss this a great deal, if it is not working does anyone know an alternative that shows things to do from your Calendar on your lock screen

      Thanks
      The spreadsheet says no. It causes springboard to crash
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
      Does anyone know if Lockinfo works on ISO 6.+

      As it is the tweak I use the most and I would miss this a great deal, if it is not working does anyone know an alternative that shows things to do from your Calendar on your lock screen

      Thanks
      Try following the Dev on Twitter, he says its in Beta for iOS 6. So he's working on it. It was only at Alpha last week.

      @Stimpy5050
    1. Lysias55's Avatar
      Lysias55 -
      Locktopus needs to come back. Haven't had it since iOS 4.
    1. silvershadow197's Avatar
      silvershadow197 -
      Will udid faker be iOS 6 compatible? I use it to have multiple game accounts on my phone.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Also, I would recommend TetherMe over PDANet.
      Why's that Anthony? I used to use PDANet all the time without getting caught by AT&T. I thought carriers can detect MyWi and TetherMe. Please clarify.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Never tried PDA either may give that a shot. Don't want to git caught.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Never tried PDA either may give that a shot. Don't want to git caught.
      Afaik tether e has different levels of security to prevent your carriers by using your normal apn when tethering and can also force mobile sites when tethering...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Why's that Anthony? I used to use PDANet all the time without getting caught by AT&T. I thought carriers can detect MyWi and TetherMe. Please clarify.
      Carriers can tell whether you're tethering regardless. It's all about the luck of the draw and whether you get caught or not.

      Developers will claim they've added additional "security" to their tethering apps, but I don't buy it. Someone, somewhere, has been caught with every tethering method there is.
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      I hope so. Without sbsettings, deck may be an ok option. i am using my 5 as a cool ipod that can ALSO make calls. Come on superbowl sunday!
      This is why i am still on 5.1.1 iphone 4
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by unklbyl View Post
      I hope so. Without sbsettings, deck may be an ok option. i am using my 5 as a cool ipod that can ALSO make calls. Come on superbowl sunday!
      This is why i am still on 5.1.1 iphone 4
      If you get Auxo you'll have a neat App Switcher AND toggles in one place.
    1. chris52204's Avatar
      chris52204 -
      "Ten Great iOS 6-Compatible Tweaks You'll Want to Try When the iOS 6 Jailbreak Debuts"

      I am totally lost.... unlock iOS 6 maps for devices that are currently jailbreakable such as the 3gs and 4? As far as I know the 3gs and 4 can already be jailbroken which means they can install that already and don't have to wait. So why would they have to wait for the ios6 jailbreak release? In my opinion that should have been left out because those who are waiting for the jailbreak already has iOS6 maps.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by chris52204 View Post
      "Ten Great iOS 6-Compatible Tweaks You'll Want to Try When the iOS 6 Jailbreak Debuts"

      I am totally lost.... unlock iOS 6 maps for devices that are currently jailbreakable such as the 3gs and 4? As far as I know the 3gs and 4 can already be jailbroken which means they can install that already and don't have to wait. So why would they have to wait for the ios6 jailbreak release? In my opinion that should have been left out because those who are waiting for the jailbreak already has iOS6 maps.
      Just because there's an existing tethered jailbreak doesn't mean that people want to have the tethered jailbreak. Most have either stayed on iOS 5.1.1, or haven't jailbroken at all.

      The iPhone 3GS and 4 are included in the upcoming iOS 6 untethered jailbreak, and the untethered part of the jailbreak makes the tweak even sweeter than before. All of the other tweaks can be installed on the tethered jailbreak on older devices as well, FYI.