Here’s Another Reason To Jailbreak Your iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5G

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.

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  • Rounak Jain

    Hah, this is awesome, exactly the kind of thing I love about the jailbreak world

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  • Chris

    “FullForce for phone is available in the App Store for $0.99 and is compatible with iOS 6.x.” – Should read “… available in Cydia…”

    • iPhoneHacks

      Oops! Of course, fixed it. Thanks!

  • Ralph Rittle III

    Downloader it doesn’t work right and it shows a black screen on puzzle quest 2 hopefully they update it more.

    • Ralph Rittle III

      Never mind works great I had a program that conflicted with it works wonders now!

  • Steve

    Thief! Stop Thief!

    If you block iAds, how do we get paid for our work?!?

    • John

      If you block the Ads you’re the same as a person who breaks into a home at night and steals cash from a wallet. Cowards hide behind computers to steal.

      • Steroc

        If you are referring to the iAdsOptOut option that is actually something Apple has put on the phone and is not thieving. All it does is stop iAds tracking your interests. You will still receive ads just not interest based. You can opt out of iAds (whether jailbroken or not) by clicking on this link from your device,

    • Guest

      iAdOptOut is actually a feature added by Apple not a Cydia Tweak and it only disables interest based adds. You will still see the same amount of adds just not based on your interests that have been tracked so is not thieving. You can access your phones iAdsOptOut app through the link below.

    • Guest

      If you’re referring to the iAdOptOut toggle that is something that Apple has put on the phone and doesn’t blocks ads, it just stops iAds tracking your interests and tailoring the adds to your interests. It can be accessed on none jailbroken phones through a web link. Tried to post the link but the post keeps disappearing. The toggle you can see is just to make the tweak work with the hidden app.

  • Musizthief

    Does anyone know if a iphone5 can be unlocked after a jailbreak?

    • PasseBy

      No information that this can be done seen on this site unfortunately. Unlocking has been sort of a lost art since iOS 4.2 i think (except for older phones and the ones that can allow you to preserve your baseband – iPhone 5 is neither).

  • Sebastian Rasch

    Neat! Thanks for sharing!

  • Steroc

    Works well with the sky sports app. Can finally watch it in full screen.

  • Cambre

    Just downloaded this. Awesome. Made my Boston Bruins app and Facebook Camera Full Screen. My girlfriend wants me to jailbreak her phone now. :-)

  • RandomGamer342

    What theme is that?

    • iPhoneHacks

      The theme is ayecon. If you are wondering about the dock’s coverflow effect, then it is courtesy Springtomize 2.

  • cool guy

    the best