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  • Springtomize 2 Gets iOS 6 Support, New Features, Free Upgrade for Existing Owners


    Springtomize 2, a popular jailbreak application for deep customization of the SpringBoard for iOS 5, has now been extended with support for iOS 6. Springtomize 2 comes with many different categories of customization and can keep you from having to install multiple different jailbreak tweaks to get the same job done. Itís really a super tweak.

    Unlike the upgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 5, where Springtomize 2 became a different package from the original Springtomize, Springtomize 2 has been updated to run on both iOS 5 and iOS 6. This means that existing owners of Springtomize 2 can upgrade to the updated version of Springtomize 2 with iOS 6 support for free without having to buy another application to get the iOS 6 support.

    In case youíre not familiar with Springtomize 2, it adds an application icon to your home screen and a preferences pane to your Settings application. You can access either of these to get to Springtomize 2ís options. From the options, youíll be able to customize all kinds of features of your SpringBoard, such as your deviceís animations, capabilities, features of the dock, features of the lock screen, features of your icons, features of your folders, features of your App Switcher, features of your Status Bar, features of Notification Center, and a whole lot more.

    In addition to support for iOS 6, the update includes many fixes and performance enhancements, as a lot of the code was re-written from scratch. Some new features have been added as well.

    Some of the new features include:


    • Apply effects to your wallpaper, such as:
      1. Grayscale
      2. Sepia
      3. Negative
      4. Faded colors
      5. Psycho
      6. Red ascendant
      7. Green ascendant
      8. High contrast
    • Apply effects to your home screen icons, such as:
      1. Negative
      2. Faded colors
      3. Psycho
      4. Red ascendant
      5. Green ascendant
      6. High contrast
    • Ability to disable icon dimming when opening folders
    • Improved check for backup
    • Faster loading


    The Grayscale on Grayscale effect looks cool:



    Some of the fixes include:


    • Restored the old "Hide Knob" option to hide the lock screen slider
    • No more conflicts with f.lux
    • Now uses 'uicache' for cleaning the icon cache
    • Fixes a crash when installing apps


    The developer notes that many more new features for Springtomize 2 are on their way. If you haven't purchased Springtomize 2 yet, you'll be able to get it as soon as you can launch Cydia from the BigBoss repository for just $2.99.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Springtomize 2 Gets iOS 6 Support, New Features, Free Upgrade for Existing Owners started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 233 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Thats not what I was pushing back on, Anthony.
      Y u no clarify?!

    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      We're just coming at it from different angles. Suspended state often brings the RAM dangerously low - moreso in JB'ed phones than stock. That's where I've experienced the biggest problems with this issue. I'm hoping the 1GB of RAM makes the issue moot. Then I'll gladly keep the multitask function on. JB'ed on a 4S, running the tweaks I like/need, it was killing my phone.
      when the ram runs low, iOS automatically starts shutting apps down to free up required ram. This is the absolute beauty of iOS.

      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Thats not what I was pushing back on, Anthony.
      I think he was taking more offense that I stated that he may not know how is phone works.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Y u no clarify?!
      ]
      I was pushing back on this snide comment of King's
      You really don't understand how your phone works do you
      He's in a bad mood tonite - having to tell all the JB happy people to be patient.. Lol!!!
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      I was pushing back on this snide comment of King's

      He's in a bad mood tonite - having to tell all the JB happy people to be patient.. Lol!!!
      I am disappointed that SF lost tonight, but that still doesn't change the fact that you don't let your phone handle memory the way it was designed and that you think you know better.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      when the ram runs low, iOS automatically starts shutting apps down to free up required ram. This is the absolute beauty of iOS.
      AND its weakness, King! What you don't realize is that just like OSX, iOS runs smoother with some RAM headroom. The low line for RAM, especially after JB for some reason is too low to keep the phone snappy. I've seen the RAM get down to 15MB with MultiTask on. The phone runs more slowly at that level. There are even tools to watch the efficiency of processes when the RAM is that low. It's not good.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      AND its weakness, King! What you don't realize is that just like OSX, iOS runs smoother with some RAM headroom. The low line for RAM, especially after JB for some reason is too low to keep the phone snappy. I've seen the RAM get down to 15MB with MultiTask on. The phone runs more slowly at that level. There are even tools to watch the efficiency of processes when the RAM is that low. It's not good.
      So what damage has this caused to one of your devices?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      AND its weakness, King! What you don't realize is that just like OSX, iOS runs smoother with some RAM headroom. The low line for RAM, especially after JB for some reason is too low to keep the phone snappy. I've seen the RAM get down to 15MB with MultiTask on. The phone runs more slowly at that level. There are even tools to watch the efficiency of processes when the RAM is that low. It's not good.
      Those iPhones and iPads at the Apple Store, you know people just open apps and leave it, every app on the device is open and the devices run as smoothly as butter melting down a hill.
    1. Pinoy's Avatar
      Pinoy -
      Your both right on this one. I've grown to enjoy your guys banter. Lol
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Those iPhones and iPads at the Apple Store, you know people just open apps and leave it, every app on the device is open and the devices run as smoothly as butter melting down a hill.
      I would agree with this 100%. I myself have 9 devices, all with JB and never have a complaint. Believe me my family would tell me if something wasn't working correctly.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      So what damage has this caused to one of your devices?
      Dont change the subject, King. That's a tactic you use when you're losing a debate. . I never said it's damaged my phone. I said many apps in RAM or suspended add to slowing of the phone. They just do. It's very noticeable. Anyone can observe it on a JB phone. Less on stock, which of course, is why the creators of Springtomize created a way to turn off MT.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      It's not good.
      When you say this, I thought that something bad would happen. If its not good, then doesn't that mean it is bad. If it is bad, then what is bad???
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Those iPhones and iPads at the Apple Store, you know people just open apps and leave it, every app on the device is open and the devices run as smoothly as butter melting down a hill.
      On stock it's less notable, Anthony. I agree. The whole reason Springtomize added the turning off of MT was for the jail broken scenario - I believe. We aren't talking stock phones here though I would disagree with you that there's ZERO slowing when the app switcher's full. Why do you think clearing the app switcher is a well known way to get 'headroom' on your phone back though Skull/Orby would tell you - part of that is mythical too. Lest we digress.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      On stock it's less notable, Anthony. I agree. The whole reason Springtomize added the turning off of MT was for the jail broken scenario - I believe. We aren't talking stock phones here though I would disagree with you that there's ZERO slowing when the app switcher's full. Why do you think clearing the app switcher is a well known way to get 'headroom' on your phone back though Skull/Orby would tell you - part of that is mythical too. Lest we digress.
      I disagree that the jailbreak has anything to do with it. Need I get Ryan Petrich involved in this one?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      On stock it's less notable, Anthony. I agree. The whole reason Springtomize added the turning off of MT was for the jail broken scenario - I believe. We aren't talking stock phones here though I would disagree with you that there's ZERO slowing when the app switcher's full. Why do you think clearing the app switcher is a well known way to get 'headroom' on your phone back though Skull/Orby would tell you - part of that is mythical too. Lest we digress.
      Worrying about available ram is an old school thing that has been passed along with no basis on iOS.

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I disagree that the jailbreak has anything to do with it. Need I get Ryan Petrich involved in this one?
      Yes, it would be very nice to hear from him on this.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      I would agree with this 100%. I myself have 9 devices, all with JB and never have a complaint. Believe me my family would tell me if something wasn't working correctly.
      We all set up our JB phones differently, right, King? You and your kids use different tweaks according to our needs. When my 4S was loaded with the tweaks I "need" my RAM with the app switcher empty, right after a respring, was 140-167 MB. Open a few apps and it gets down to around 19 to 23MB.. Phone starts runnin slow. "Not good"...

      I think we would both agree that on iPhone 5, now with 1GB of RAM, this might be a moot point.
    1. Pinoy's Avatar
      Pinoy -
      King is correct about how the OS handles the ram. Destiny you are correct also about it being in optimal operating status having less ram being consumed by suspended apps etc. I'm a ram whore also. This was more of an issue for me on older devices. Since the 4s it seems it can handle it and still operate well enough. I still clear mine out though. Something about seeing 300mb+ of ram on my statusbar makes me feel better. I've removed language packs and dameons also to add more ram. Destiny just get one of the several app killers in cydia. Then clear processes in SB settings. (tap on it) that shows you what is actually occupying space and squeezes ram out of it. Usually brings my ram up to 325mb. Then the process begins again. To keep it optimal you'll need to clear processes as it gets full. I've actually come to do it everyday. Just takes a second.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      We all set up our JB phones differently, right, King? You and your kids use different tweaks according to our needs. When my 4S was loaded with the tweaks I "need" my RAM with the app switcher empty, right after a respring, was 140-167 MB. Open a few apps and it gets down to around 19 to 23MB.. Phone starts runnin slow. "Not good"...

      I think we would both agree that on iPhone 5, now with 1GB of RAM, this might be a moot point.
      What is not good about it? Just because you can see a low number and think it needs to be larger for what reason?
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I disagree that the jailbreak has anything to do with it. Need I get Ryan Petrich involved in this one?
      Bring on your experts!! I've read a lot on this topic and they don't always agree. Lol!
      Bring it on!

      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Worrying about available ram is an old school thing that has been passed along with no basis on iOS.
      You're wrong. Read Pinoy. He gets it.

      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      What is not good about it? Just because you can see a low number and think it needs to be larger for what reason?
      Efficiency of operation. It's you who needs to read up on this stuff, King. Sorry, bro.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Bring on your experts!! I've read a lot on this topic and they don't always agree. Lol!
      Bring it on!

      You're wrong. Read Pinoy. He gets it.

      Efficiency of operation. It's you who needs to read up on this stuff, King. Sorry, bro.
      Sorry, but Pinoy suffers from the old school thinking also that you need all this extra ram to be efficient. Sorry bud.

      I don't need to do reading, I have and I fully understand how it works. Try reading the apple specs on this and you will be amazed.

      Telling me that I am wrong just to say that I am wrong is childish. I am going by what the specs are for apple not what I think. How could I make this up.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Here's a great lesson for us to read on the topic that will explain the challenge of RAM allocation even after improvements in iOS5.

      Read here:
      http://inaka.net/blog/2011/09/05/mem...nges-on-ios-5/

      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Sorry, but Pinoy suffers from the old school thinking also that you need all this extra ram to be efficient. Sorry bud.

      I don't need to do reading, I have and I fully understand how it works. Try reading the apple specs on this and you will be amazed.

      Telling me that I am wrong just to say that I am wrong is childish. I am going by what the specs are for apple not what I think. How could I make this up.
      Read some more King. Not just Apple's rhetoric. And pay attention to your own experience when JBen and RAM reads low. It's very measurable what I'm talking about and is discussed all over the web. It's not like you to act like an Apple fanboy.

      And please don't ever again insinuate I don't know how my phone works. :-/.