A couple of weeks ago we’d told you about Flex, a jailbreak app that lets you create your own jailbreak tweaks without any programming background. The app is now live on Cydia’s Big Boss repository right in time for the impending public release of the evasi0n jailbreak.
Flex, if you’re not familiar, lets iOS users make their own jailbreak tweaks without a lot of programming knowledge. Better still, once a user’s managed to create an awesome tweak, he or she can share it with other users right from the app as a “patch.” So even if you aren’t able to make an awesome tweak by yourself, the Flex’s community will still make the app worthwhile.
The app’s organised as three views, one for installed patches, the second for patches that other users have shared and the third is the about section. Each patch is basically a set of “units” that you can create. These units alter the behaviour of class methods in iOS that ultimately lead to a tweak.
Things aren’t as so easy though, you’ll stlil need to know which classes, variables and methods to target and tweak, but the promise of not actually programming still holds true. Exposing internal methods and classes to the average user does have its downsides—he or she could do something that results in an endless reboot cycle, although this shouldn’t be likely since Mobile Substrate should act as a safely net.
In Flex’s description, the developer lists some popular jailbreak tweaks that can be made using the app:
- Show All Timestamps in Messages
- Show Contact Photos in Messages
- Remove the Camera Grabber from the Lock Screen
- Unlimited Safari Tabs
- Hide Newsstand
Now that this app is out to the public we can’t wait to see the kind of tweaks that emerge out of this.
Flex is available on Cydia for a price of $3.99.