While there were several reasons to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch even before the evasi0n jailbreak was released, the launch of the first jailbreak for iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G adds yet another reason to that list.
FullForce for Phone, a jailbreak tweak developed by famous Cydia developer Ryan Petrich forces apps that haven’t been updated for iPhone 5’s taller display to show in fullscreen mode.
Even though Apple launched the iPhone 5 and the iPod touch 5G in September, there are a number of apps like Google Translate that haven’t been updated for iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G’s taller 4-inch screen.
If you find the black bars at the bottom and top of the app annoying then install FullForce for Phone. After installing FullForce for Phone, it will prompt you if you want to launch the app (that doesn’t support the taller 4-inch display) in fullscreen mode on the iPhone 5 or iPod touch 5G.
If you tap on the Apply button, it forces the app to launch in fullscreen mode. As you can see below, the Google Translate app doesn’t really look stretched and except for a slight flickr when you launch the app, it feels as if the app came with native iPhone 5 support.
You can also enable or disable the fullscreen mode for an app via the Settings app (Settings -> FullForce).
FullForce for phone is available in Cydia for $0.99 and is compatible with iOS 6.x.
There is a free jailbreak app called ScreenExtender that claims to offer the same functionality, however we were able to get to get it to work and seemed quite buggy.
Let me know what you think of FullForce for Phone in the comments below.