Velox gets new activation method, bug fixes, add-ons and our video review [Updated]

Over the weekend, ApexTweaks released Velox, which was one of the most eagerly awaited jailbreak tweaks for the iPhone.

ApexTweaks has now released an update for Velox, which brings a new activation method and also fixes various crashes reported by users.

Updated:

Added the changelog for Velox 1.0.2 and the Addial add-on for Velox.

Velox Update:

Here’s what new in Velox 1.0.2:

-Fixed crash in Cydia folder
-pull to clear now easier to trigger
-weather folder now always shows correct data
-weather folder now refreshes correctly
-’compose new message’ now BiteSMS compatible (when QR from banners disabled)
-reduced memory footprint
-velox plugins accessible from settings panel

New in Velox 1.0.1:

- Fixes various crashes, sorry
- Adds new activation method “double tap”, compatible with infiniboard
- New fix for FolderEnhancer is on its way!!

The new activation method is a welcome addition as swipe gestures on the app icon didn’t work too well for apps in the iPhone dock with Zehpyr installed.

You can switch to the new activation method via the Settings app (navigate to Velox > Icon Swipe Directions). I had to respring the device to get the new activation method to work.

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It is also nice to know that fix for FolderEnhancer will be coming soon.

Velox Add-ons:

Stopwatch:

While the enhanced folder feature is currently available for a limited number of apps, the developers had released APIs that would allow third-party developers to add the enhanced folder feature for any app using them.

We’re already seeing the benefits of releasing the API as Max Katzmann has created a add-on called Stopwatch for Velox, which brings stop watch to the Home screen via the enhanced folder for the clock app.

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Addial:

Developer @rvirajm has released a add-on for Velox, which lets you add, dial or call a contact from the Home screen.

Swipe up or down (or double tap) on the Contacts app to get quick access to them.

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Video Review:

Check out our video review of Velox below, where Scott gives you a detailed walkthrough of the tweak:

As always, let us know what you think about Velox, the new activation method and the stopwatch add-on.

Download link (works only on a jailbroken device)

Updated:

Added the changelog for Velox 1.0.2 and the Addial add-on for Velox.

  • 8lias

    Still crashes after the update. A great potential app, hopefully more bugs will get squash out.

  • Alan

    I loved the idea behind the tweak, but within just few days, I have stopped using it.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Yeah, it does take some getting used so give it a few more days to get it to work into your workflow.

  • ifonix

    works just fine after update. …if it only could work also with apps in folders…

  • Daaanieeel Gr’r

    What is the theme name?

    • ultimato99

      iOS 7 Flat Theme: FlatIcons