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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 it’s known that they’re compatible to avoid conflicts and crashing. Here are some rather nice jailbreak tweaks that we’ve 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 5’s taller display, and adjusts the screenshot sizes in the app switcher accordingly. Also, users don’t 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 5’s connection via iOS’ 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 won’t 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, you’ll 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 don’t 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 they’re 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. It’s 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 5’s 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
    Developing...
    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. Pinoy's Avatar
      Pinoy -
      Talking to you is equivalent to speaking to a wall Grant.

      And the difference between us is this. I offered Byta font as a possible problem. Only doing so cause for me it caused an issue. I can live with that not being the issue. Or that chance presented the problem when I installed it and maybe it already existed. If you experienced the same situation as me you'd speak of it being a problem as fact. Take to the Internet and find others who have had a issue with Byta font and speak as if it were non negotiable. You are far to matter of fact in how you present yourself. So much so that people who read your posts loose sight of the topic and just want to shut you up. I'll quote something you yourself once said. Most people that have problems don't know what they are doing. 99% of the time it's the operators fault. I fully agree with that.
    1. Krima's Avatar
      Krima -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      EDITED:
      BytaFont gone and reboot after - dimming problem still exists. .. So BytaFont was not the answer, bro.. I had a hard time believing that...

      If the negative reaction to me about my assessment of Auxo had been just about "THEIR phone"
      It's not against u bro it's ur style I think. Perfect example is Pinoy gave u a suggestion and u tested it out and that wasn't the issue for u. So u then just had to edit your post and say "I had a hard time believing that..."

      U could have just said "I tried this but unfortunately it wasn't the issue but thanks for the suggestion". I know u wont object to this approach because u have requested the same from others on how they talk to you.

      And last I heard the Auxo devs did say they will push out an update that will greatly improve performance. They seem like upstanding people that take pride in their work and I respect that. Maybe that's one of the reasons why people defend the tweak because they want to defend these developers that they feel have worked hard to address concerns quickly. Not everyone can make that claim from some of the other "established" tweaks.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Guys, the A3tweaks team has admitted there are issues with Auxo. Check their twitter feed. They've stated some folks see the issues and some don't, but there are bugs. They're working on fixing some major issues with it right now.

      I'm grateful to Anthony for this post (a post many of us were looking forward to for a long time!), but I agree with NewDX on this... For noobs coming here with their newly JBd iPhone 5 and loading Auxo - well that's the sort of thing (like piracy) that gives Jailbreaking a bad reputation. A3tweaks should have tested this much more thoroughly before releasing into the wild.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      Guys, the A3tweaks team has admitted there are issues with Auxo. Check their twitter feed. They've stated some folks see the issues and some don't, but there are bugs. They're working on fixing some major issues with it right now.

      I'm grateful to Anthony for this post (a post many of us were looking forward to for a long time!), but I agree with NewDX on this... For noobs coming here with their newly JBd iPhone 5 and loading Auxo - well that's the sort of thing (like piracy) that gives Jailbreaking a bad reputation. A3tweaks should have tested this much more thoroughly before releasing into the wild.
      Thanks, Csg, I knew you'd eventually show up and shed more light. Were you the one with the verified RAM leak?
    1. Pinoy's Avatar
      Pinoy -
      How does one party have a ram leak? Just curios

      And I don't mean that sarcastically. Maybe my ram should be closer to 800mb. If it has a leak doesn't it have a leak for everyone?
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pinoy View Post
      Talking to you is equivalent to speaking to a wall Grant.

      And the difference between us is this. I offered Byta font as a possible problem. Only doing so cause for me it caused an issue. I can live with that not being the issue. Or that chance presented the problem when I installed it and maybe it already existed. If you experienced the same situation as me you'd speak of it being a problem as fact. Take to the Internet and find others who have had a issue with Byta font and speak as if it were non negotiable. You are far to matter of fact in how you present yourself. So much so that people who read your posts loose sight of the topic and just want to shut you up. I'll quote something you yourself once said. Most people that have problems don't know what they are doing. 99% of the time it's the operators fault. I fully agree with that.
      I just like to get to issues and clarify. There are ways to track down bugs and I just wish we'd use more standard practices which are less 'subjective'. I understand about speaking 'style'. I hear you. Fair enuff. But you made the recent claim that "if there was a RAM leak, we'd all be experiencing it". I'm sorry Pinoy, I respect you, mucho, but that's just not correct. RAM leak can still be a potential tweak interaction thing. I just started the "Grant vibe" again when I was getting the cult-like onslaught from some who think Auxo could do no wrong. Now we're hearing that the developers themselves are admitting bugs! Why am I not surprised.

      I don't think there's that big a difference between us Pinoy in terms of wanting to get at the best info possible for the forum. But I'll take your criticism of my 'style' under advisement. Thanks for not flaming.
    1. Pinoy's Avatar
      Pinoy -
      Troubleshooting is definitely something I don't need your advice on. I'm a networker. Troubleshooting is my life. In fact I just assisted you in solving a problem the other day. Just sayin. Not to get way off topic but so is Krima. King is a coder. So your are in experienced company in most your debates. I have no problem being wrong. I am everyday.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pinoy View Post
      Troubleshooting is definitely something I don't need your advice on. I'm a networker. Troubleshooting is my life. In fact I just assisted you in solving a problem the other day. Just sayin.
      So am I bro. We're equals there. And as I recall we helped 'each other' the other day .. Jes' sayin'.. But there are other areas where ur way ahead of me. No contest. Hope we're cool.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      cult-like onslaught
      This. It offends people. Not the first time you have referred to people this way on MMi.
      Why are people who have experienced bugs allowed to speak up but people who haven't had issues allowed to do the same?
    1. Pinoy's Avatar
      Pinoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      So am I bro. We're equals there. And as I recall we helped 'each other' the other day .. Jes' sayin'.. But there are other areas where ur way ahead of me. No contest. Hope we're cool.
      I have no interest in being ahead of you in anything or standing on my experience here. Im no different or better. If you can help me ill accept it. If I can help you I'd be happy to. Just saying work on your presentation a bit buddy. You are a smart guy. Your just stubborn as a damn mule.
    1. Krima's Avatar
      Krima -
      No one said that the tweak doesn't have bugs. Stop putting words in everyone's mouth. People said that they haven't experienced issues. Just like when we debated the issue of winterboard. We came to the conclusion that winterboard was functional but not perfect. Remember Grant we had that convo on semantics.

      I agree with Simon about saying crap like "cult". Why is it a cult when people disagree with u but one person comes to your defense and its"I KNEW IT".

      Now can we get back on track and figure out why people love the Nintendo Wii more than the Xbox. I mean that's why we are all here right?
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      This. It offends people. Not the first time you have referred to people this way on MMi.
      Fair enuff. I'll stop it. But "group think" is very common on forums. When I see it - I speak to it. But the words I choose can be more careful for the sake of a good forum.
      Why are people who have experienced bugs allowed to speak up but people who haven't had issues allowed to do the same?
      No double standard with me, Simon. I don't do that. But I was being made out to be as if my experience was invalid. Anthony as much as told me to go beg other developers to work better with Auxo. That felt like a brush off to me. It was communicating his obvious belief that the tweak was clean and any problem couldnt be with Auxo. And not treating me as a peer. But Anthony's the man.. All is well.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Fair enuff. I'll stop it. But "group think" is very common on forums. When I see it - I speak to it. But the words I choose can be more careful for the sake of a good forum.
      No double standard with me, Simon. I don't do that. But I was being made out to be as if my experience was invalid. Anthony as much as told me to go beg other developers to work better with Auxo. That felt like a brush off to me. And not treating me as a peer. But Anthony's the man.. All is well.
      Did I in any way make you feel like yours or anyone else's bugs were invalid?
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Did I in any way make you feel like yours or anyone else's bugs were invalid?
      I just explained who in my edit of last post. But you jumped on Anthony's bandwagon, Simon. Jes' sayin'. See my revised last post.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      I just explained who in my edit of last post. But you jumped on Anthony's bandwagon, Simon. Jes' sayin'. See my revised last post.
      I jumped on no one's bandwagon. I saw people posting their experience with Auxo so I figured I would post mine. But then you quoted ME with this:
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      A bunch of others do. It's talked about thru several threads; Bluetooth pairing issue; ram leak; battery drain - all documentable and reproducible depending on whether Auxo is installed or not given the same set of installed tweaks. Just because you and Anthony aren't having troubles doesn't mean that nobody will have trouble. :-)
      Enter snowball
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      I jumped on no one's bandwagon. I saw people posting their experience with Auxo so I figured I would post mine. But then you quoted ME with this:
      And my statement was correct, Simon. Forget it. It's very hard to detect "group think" when you're in the "group". It's all good, bro. We can move on. I've learned something here tonight. Thanks for your patience. But Please try to grasp this, Simon: when a leader of a forum posts an entire thread about "10 wonderful tweaks that are ip5 6.1 compatible", if someone mentions "incompatibilities", verifiable among several people he shouldn't get defensive - Especially when the developers of the tweak, themselves, admit to performance problems that they are fixing. And then make me out to be the one who's stubborn. It ticked me off and Showed a lack of respect.

      Grant's rant over now… ;-)
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      IM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH AUXO!! Un-installed?? How buggy!! Gross!

      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      IM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH AUXO!! Un-installed?? How buggy!! Gross!
      Thats real right there.
    1. Krima's Avatar
      Krima -
      Simon why don't u Change the name of this thread "Top Ten Wonderful Tweaks we love but can't mention them because they may conflict with some other tweaks and since no tweak isn't without it's hiccups because its exploiting a system designed to be closed so maybe we should just not have This thread about tweaks we love and Talk about iOS 7".

      Too long? Feedback appreciated.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      And my statement was correct, Simon. Forget it. It's very hard to detect "group think" when you're in the "group". It's all good, bro. We can move on. I've learned something here tonight. Thanks for your patience. But Please try to grasp this, Simon: when a leader of a forum posts an entire thread about "10 wonderful tweaks that are ip5 6.1 compatible", if someone mentions "incompatibilities", verifiable among several people he shouldn't get defensive - Especially when the developers of the tweak, themselves, admit to performance problems that they are fixing. And then make me out to be the one who's stubborn. It ticked me off And showed it there certainly is a double standard here sometimes.
      Have you learned something? In your last two posts you did the same things. You say something nice then say I jumped on a bandwagon. Then you imply I am "group thinking" and don't know it. "Plaese try and grasp this". It insults my intelligence. That is called a back handed compliment I believe. Read your initial replies to me and then read how csglinux replied to me. You both said more or less the same thing but in his there was no agenda, no talking down, no back handed compliment, no generalizations about minorities and majorities. He said the issues he had and reported on what the devs themselves said.

      And Anthony is not a leader of this forum. He is a writer. It is his job to report stories on new and wonderful things in the world of Apple and technology in general. I can point to bugs being in a few of those tweaks he put in his story, sbsettings causing safe mode, barrel having graphical glitches (which are now fixed btw, I tweeted Aaron Ash, dev of barrel, with a video of said problem and he had it fixed the next day). Because something has bugs in it a reporter should not report on them?

      Quote Originally Posted by Krima View Post
      Simon why don't u Change the name of this thread "Top Ten Wonderful Tweaks we love but can't mention them because they may conflict with some other tweaks and since no tweak isn't without it's hiccups because its exploiting a system designed to be closed so maybe we should just not have This thread about tweaks we love and Talk about iOS 7".

      Too long? Feedback appreciated.
      Sounds about right to me lol
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      That would be a crazy long thread lol