FastBlurredNotificationCenter: Jailbreak Tweak Adds a Blurred Background to Notification Center More Quickly

BlurriedNCBackground is a cool jailbreak tweak that as the name suggests allows you to blur the Notification Center background.

The jailbreak tweak also allows you to change the color and the tint of the Notification Center, which by default comes with a boring grey background.

Since the process of blurring the Notification Center takes some time, the jailbreak tweak tends to slow down the opening of the Notification Center. Philippe – the developer of BlurriedNCBackground has added an option that allows you to blur the Notification Center asynchronously, which can be enabled via Settings to avoid this delay in opening the Notification Center, but it means that the blur effect takes some time to take effect.

Ryan Petrich released a new jailbreak tweak earlier in the week called FastBlurredNotificationCenter, which he says is a more efficient version of BlurriedNCBackground, which will reduce or get rid of the delay.

If you want to check out FastBlurredNotificationCenter then add the following URL to Cydia to add Ryan Petrich’s repo:, which like BlurriedNCBackground is also free on Cydia.

We prefer BlurriedNCBackground as the lag is hardly noticeable and we like the ability to change the color and tint of the Notification Center.

Which one do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.

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  • fas

    This is a cool app but not needed per se.

  • Jamyy10

    Nice idea! Ima try this out now!

    But does anyone know what the tweak is called for the respring/reboot/power off bit?

    • Chris

      I think you’re talking about gpower pro

      • Jamyy10

        No i dont think it is gpower pro, if you look at the picture it gives you the option to respring, reboot and power off in the notification centre then it has a slider.

    • Woitalla

      It’s SBCenter for Notification Center

      • Jamyy10

        No it’s not sbcenter either. It’s the bit under the wether app on the notification centre on the picture above.

        • Woitalla

          I just installed SBCenter. It has that bit with the slider. When you select “respring” or “reboot” or “power off” it changes the slider action

  • cAndy

    Does it work with intelliscreenX?

  • sedrick

    My 3GS ans iPad1 are loving it.
    Akers a big difference for the non optimized one for small CPU.
    The way it blurs the full screen progressively is also very nic


  • Jays_on

    Been using this, works well

  • Woitalla

    It’s SBCenter for Notification Center

  • David

    I don’t understand why not one person commented something regarding this actual article. Which do you all prefer? Fastblured or BlurriedNC?

    You all need to learn how to read!!