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  • Ten Wonderful iPhone 5-Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks We Love

    With the iPhone 5 having been finally jailbroken (here's how to do it), Cydia dwellers are being cautious not to install tweaks on it unless itís known that theyíre compatible to avoid conflicts and crashing. Here are some rather nice jailbreak tweaks that weíve confirmed work just fine on the iPhone 5. Additionally, you'll find a developing list, under these 10 jailbreak tweaks, containing other tweaks we know are iPhone 5-compatible.

    1. Auxo

    Auxo is a great app switcher replacement for the iPhone and iPod touch. iPad support is coming soon. The current version of Auxo runs fine on the iPhone 5 with no crashing. The tweak takes into account the iPhone 5ís taller display, and adjusts the screenshot sizes in the app switcher accordingly. Also, users donít have to scroll down to reveal the volume slider in the iPod controls on the iPhone 5. Auxo is $1.99 in the BigBoss repository.

    2. TetherMe

    TetherMe is my personal favorite solution for unauthorized tethering, as it unlocks a feature that is already built into iOS rather than adding a third-party interface. TetherMe is fully compatible with iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, and it can share blazing-fast LTE performance with any device that you pair to your iPhone 5ís connection via iOSí native tethering. TetherMe can be had for $4.99 in the BigBoss Repository.

    3. Barrel

    Barrel lets you change the animation of swiping through pages on your home screen. Barrel works fine with the iPhone 5, and with the extra row of icons on the taller, four-inch display. A couple of the animations are a little jittery, but most (almost all) of them work as expected. Barrel wonít cause any problems for you if you want to add these great animations to your iPhone 5! Barrel is $2.99 in the BigBoss repository.

    4. Zephyr

    Zephyr is also compatible with the iPhone 5, and all of its features work as expected. You can swipe up from the bottom of the display to reveal the App Switcher and close apps, as well as swipe from the sides of the screen to move between open applications. The Notification Center animation also works great on the iPhone 5. Zephyr is $4.99 in the BigBoss repository.

    5. OpenNotifier

    OpenNotifier also plays nice with the iPhone 5, and lets you assign status bar icons to applications so that when you receive notifications from them, youíll also get a status bar icon for that application. There are bundle(s) in Cydia that can extend the range of icons you can use in the status bar, so donít feel limited by the stock ones. OpenNotifier is free in the ModMyi repository. Additionally, the OpenNotifier Premium pack, which adds more icons to OpenNotifier, is compatible with the iPhone 5.

    6. SBSettings

    SBSettings will run great on the iPhone 5, as well. You can use any of the toggles of SBSettings from either the drop-down Activator-based interface, or the Notification Center-based interface. More toggles are also available in Cydia, but theyíre not all compatible with iOS 6 just yet. With SBSettings, you can also change your carrier name, disable certain tweaks, and much more. SBSettings is free in the BigBoss repository.

    7. Bars

    Bars is a tweak that will make the signal strength indicator for your cellular network more accurate. It plays nicely with the iPhone 5 and the LTE signal strength. Itís a nice little addition if you want to be just a little more precise than Apple wants you to be. Bars is free in the BigBoss repository.

    8. WinterBoard

    WinterBoard was just recently updated for both iOS 6 and the A6 CPU, so WinterBoard is fully compatible with the iPhone 5. Themes, on the other hand, vary in success, as not all of them have been updated to work on iOS 6 or the iPhone 5 just yet. The theme pictured above is Elite Pro HD. WinterBoard is available for free in the main Cydia repository.

    9. Bolt

    Bolt will replace the battery icon in your status bar with a bolt icon whenever your iPhone 5 is charging. When you unplug your iPhone 5, the bolt will disappear and the only thing you will see is the battery percentage. It helps remove that somewhat superfluous battery indicator, when the percentage already tells you the status of your battery. It looks cool too. Bolt is available for free in the BigBoss repository.

    10. iFile

    iFile supports the iPhone 5 as well, giving you all four inches of the display to browse your iPhone 5ís internal filesystem. All of the features work, including copying and pasting files, linking Dropbox and moving files back and forth, and also installing .deb packages! This tweak is a must have for the everyday iPhone tinkerer. iFile is available with an unlimited free trial in the BigBoss repository.

    Also iPhone 5-compatible, but not pictured above:

    • 3G Unrestrictor 5
    • %hook's law
    • Activator
    • ActiveDock
    • AdBlocker
    • AirplaneScheduler
    • Aloud
    • AppCent
    • AssistantEnhancer
    • AssistantLove
    • AutoLSMusicControls
    • Bars
    • BatteryPeek
    • biteSMS
    • BluSelect 5.0+
    • Bolt
    • Bridge
    • BytaFont
    • CallBar
    • Chip
    • ColorClock
    • CurrencyConverter for Notification Center
    • DietBar
    • Dimmer
    • DisableNC+
    • Display Recorder
    • Enable Copy text in Facebook
    • FastForward
    • Firewall IP
    • FlagPaint
    • FlagPaint Lite
    • Flex
    • f.lux
    • FullForce for iPhone
    • FullScreen for Safari
    • Grafiti
    • highlightGeneral
    • Infiniboard
    • Infinidock
    • Infinifolders
    • InfinityTask
    • Instahancer
    • IntelliScreenX 6
    • LivelyIcons
    • LivePapers
    • LockInfo 5
    • Maximization
    • Messages+ 6
    • More Icons
    • Motion
    • MountainCenter
    • Music Controls Pro 6.0+
    • MuteIcon
    • MyWi 6
    • NCSettings
    • NoNewsIsGoodNews
    • NowPlaying on Status Bar
    • OpenNotifier Premium Pack
    • Overachiever
    • Page2D
    • Pages+
    • Parallax
    • PasswordPilot
    • PowerMusic MiniPlayer
    • Predicter
    • ProTube
    • ProTube 2
    • RageBoard
    • RingerX Lite
    • RingerX VIP
    • RespringCacheFix
    • Safari Download Manager
    • ScreenDimmer
    • Screen Extender
    • Shrink
    • Springtomize 2
    • SubtleLock
    • SwipeSelection
    • SwitcherAnimation
    • Tab+
    • Tall Screen
    • Tap to Note
    • Tap to Remind
    • tapUnlock
    • Topography for Google Maps
    • TwikaFly 6.0+
    • TypingPrivacy
    • Underachiever
    • Unfold
    • Unpower
    • WeeKillBackground Pro
    • Weesearch Pro
    • YFiSelect 5.0+
    • Zeppelin
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ten Wonderful iPhone 5-Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks We Love started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 283 Comments
    1. Redevil1987's Avatar
      Redevil1987 -
      I would add to this list : SwipeSafari, Sleipnizer, Reveal, PowerLeft, ScreenDimmer, SwipeShiftCaret, QuickDo, Dock, Attacher Pro, sleepdepriver, insomnia, Delete World, BrowseInApp
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiggs75 View Post
      Here's what I don't get....Winterboard works but yet I can't get any of the decent themes to detect that the phone is acceptable. For instance, Elite Pro HD, the theme shown in the Winterboard example, won't download to my iPhone 5 with iOS 6.1. Cydia tells me "Unable to Purchase" and does not give me an override option. Any thoughts?
      I have the same problem! i believe this is due to the themes not being updated to latest IOS! This has been confirmed by downloading an app (carbonx) and running it through Winterboard. It installs and does change the icons. Therefore the only conclusion I can come up with, is that the other themes are not yet compatible because they must be re-written.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      A lot more tweaks have been added to the compatibility list.