Flex: Upcoming App Will Let You Create Your Own Jailbreak Tweaks

Do you like customizing your jailbroken iPhone with the cool hacks and tweaks? What if we told you a new app will allow you to create your own jailbreak tweaks?

Excited, then continuing reading. John Coates, developer of popular jailbreak tweak Mission Board Pro has announced on reddit the beta release of his app called Flex, which will allow you to do just that.

Coates explains what it does:

What it does it let you create small tweaks, share what you create, and download others’ shared tweaks. I expect to release it pretty soon, just need to have it go through a beta phase.

To give you a better idea here’s a screenshot of the patches view. Each of those patches consists of one or more “units”. A unit looks like this, and it’s what does the work.

You can instantly download patches from within the app, and activate them straight away.

Patches are very easy to make, and give you quite a lot of power. You can make them for any application you have installed, even SpringBoard. They don’t contain any real code, the tweak portion of Flex is actually what does all the heavy lifting… so basically these patches can’t be installed outside of Flex.


Coates has mentioned that “absolutely no programming knowledge is needed” to create tweaks using Flex as it does all the heavy lifting behind the scenes. He has also created a brief demo video where he shows how a jailbreak tweak or patch can be created to show the timestamp for all the messages:

It’s quite impressive as he manages to recreate functionality offered by tweaks like MarkThatMessage, xMessages in less than 30 seconds using Flex.

Coates hasn’t mentioned when the app will be released, but we’ll let you know as soon as it is released. It looks very promising, we can’t wait to check it out.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  • JCT

    and apple will approve this app?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      It will be another jailbreak app that will be available on Cydia.

      • JCT

        wow my bad i thought that it was being developped to go on app store my bad

    • Kimk69

      Yeah right, anyway, this looks awesome. Can’t wait to play with it. Need an i5 jailbreak already though. Still have an i4 with tethered iOS 6 that I can play with.

  • Kimk69

    Holy crap, when he opened the messages app it took forever for it to open. Must be using an old, old device or just loaded down with Jailbreak files. I’ve been wondering, since the i5 is so fast and powerful compared to the past, just how much my usual tweaks are gonna affect the i5.

  • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

    It’s hard to see this as an app to “create jailbreak apps” it seems more closer to an app similar to Springtomize with a lot of customisation options and the ability to look at the code for said option.

    • moe22

      yes. what this man said.