If that stock white Music application in iOS 8 just isn't doing it for you, then check out a new jailbreak tweak called Gauss by iOS developer nin9tyfour.

This tweak offers you a customizable transparent blur effect to be used as the background in your Music application, as shown above. The effect is universal throughout all of the tabs in the Music application, whether you're looking at your artists, songs, iTunes Radio, now playing, or another tab in the application.

Gauss adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the tweak's appearance and behavior to your liking:



Here, you'll be able to:

  • Enable or disable the tweak on demand
  • Customize the background blur style
  • Configure primary and secondary text colors
  • Configure primary and secondary tint colors


The colors are selected from a universal color picker, which means you can literally select any color you want fromt eh color pool to be used. Alpha sliders are also available for choosing the transparency of your coloring, and a dark/light slider is available for choosing the darkness and lightness of your coloring.

If you're interested in giving Gauss a try, it's available right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository 99. The tweak requires iOS 8 to be installed.

Name: Gauss
Price: 99
Version: 1.0.1-1
Requirements: iOS 8.0-8.1.2
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
Repo: BigBoss
Developer: nin9tyfour