SwitchSpring: New iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweak lets you kill all background apps, Restart SpringBoard with a swipe in app switcher


With the surprise release of evasi0n7 – the untethered jailbreak for iOS 7 – iOS 7.0.4, we are expecting a flood of new and updated jailbreak tweaks.

SwitchSpring is one of the first iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks to hit Cydia.

The jailbreak tweak allows you to quickly kill all the apps running in the background from iOS 7’s app switcher.

After installing the jailbreak tweak, swiping up on the Home screen card gives you an option to either restart the SpringBoard, or kill all the apps running in the background.

Check out the video walkthrough of the jailbreak tweak in action below:

The idea behind the jailbreak tweak is quite cool as it makes smart use of iOS 7’s app switcher. SwitchSpring has been devloped by HashBang Production, developers of jailbreak tweaks such as TypeStatus, LiveWire, Animer etc.

SwitchSpring is available on Cydia for free. So download the tweak and let us know what you think in the comments below. I can’t wait to see more new jailbreak tweaks for iOS 7.


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  • Dimebag

    This tweak is not working. All my installed tweaks don’t appear in settings.

    • Tijs

      When you restart your idevice mobile substrate doesnt work any more. Solution is to reinstall mobile substrate after a restart. When you did that respring and all the things works fine. So you have to install a respring application in cydia. Then all your tweaks will work fine. update for mobile substrate coming soon! If you have soms questions you can mail me on tijsh111@gmail.com and I will help you.

      • Milad

        TNX it worked for me

    • steffen

      I think you have to reinstall mobileSubstarte. every time this happens

  • Will

    I think they have to still upgrade MS before any tweaks can relly work fully

  • ifrogzz

    thats old im using killbackground7.

  • schrully

    It doesn’t work on my 5s, but on my ipad 3 it works.

    • BMWIIIMPower

      Same here, tweak won’t work on my 5S

      • ReallyTruth

        Only way this works for me is to respring the device. Have to do that first every time. Not worth it

  • Pacomacman

    Wow, these jailbreak tweaks all seem so lame. Do any of them actually do anything useful? It’s just not worth the hassle these days!

    • BMWIIIMPower

      Dude, give it a little while – everyone including the developers were caught off guard by the jailbreak. As time goes on, better tweaks will come out.

  • SnakePlisskin77

    I use PowerApp and KillBackground7. Both work on my 5s.

    • flyballmom

      Are you finding Killbackground7 from an added source? I downloaded Killbackground on my 5s and reinstalled MS and SSM but the app isn’t showing up anywhere. :o(

      • SnakePlisskin77

        I added the Cydia source for it. The admins deleted my post with the link, but if you search for killbackground7 cydia sources, you should find what you need.

  • Tom

    Get rid of the dialog box and make the option to swipe up to kill all apps and swipe down to restart spring board.

    • Jays_on

      Everyone should really check out Sicarius, does everything very nicely, is free and works with ios7. Not sure why iphonehacks isn’t talking about it since they did mention it about a month ago.

      • Abel Goddard

        Is it on a different repo? Searching doesn’t find it.

  • Jays_on

    What about Sicarius?

    • Abel Goddard

      Is it on a different repo? Searching didn’t find it.

  • Aram

    which source ??

  • Sebastian Rasch

    There’s an option missing where you can enter some exceptions like the music app. You always wanna have that running since it would reset your playlist in shuffle mode if you’d kill the app.

  • juan sanchez

    I need help nothing works on my iPhone 5s only movie box

  • Helper

    I have an iPhone 4 gsm model I downloaded this tweak and it dosnt work so can any one help me I tried delet it and get it back again and still didn’t work

  • Neil Patrick Mendez Quiniquini

    it doesn’t work on Ipad mini :( how can this be?? and what are the tweaks available for ipad mini?

  • Neil Patrick Mendez Quiniquini

    does this works on ipad mini?

  • Bui Nguyen Khoa

    it doesn’t work on my The New Ipad IOS 7.0.4

  • Chris Williams

    Actually Like this Tweak; Makes it Simpler to Close ALL Apps w/o having to Do it One at a Time.