But it’s time for our favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks.
Here’s are some of our favorite jailbreak tweaks that are compatible with iOS 8.4 (not in any particular order):
There are several tweaks that allow you to protect your apps with Touch ID, but none of them do it better
than Asphelia 2 when it comes to UI. Our favorite thing about Asphaleia is its gorgeous fingerprint scanning animation and the clean passcode interface. It also comes with a ton of customization options that give you more control over how you want to secure your iOS device.
Read: Asphelia review
SwipeSelection allows users to swipe anywhere on the keyboard to move the cursor to a specific location. It is now even better in iOS 8.4, after the annoying bug in Safari and auto correction have been fixed. It was so good that Apple incorporated the feature in iOS 9.
Our favorite and most frequently used apps are in the iPhone dock, so this tweak is a no-brainer as it allows you to add an additional icon to the iPhone dock. The five icons in the dock looks great on the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 as the icons are well spaced out, and doesn’t look cramped as on the iPhone 5/iPhone 5s (you can always fix that reducing the size of the icons).
TypeStatus tells you who is typing the message in the Status bar so you don’t have to open the Messages app to find out who is typing.
Read: TypeStatus review
LastApp brings Android like switching to jailbroken devices. After installing the tweak, you’d can assign an Activator action to go back to the last or second last app depending on whether you’re on Springboard or in an app.
Read: LastApp review
ColorBadges changes the color of the notification badges on your iPhone or iPad’s Home screen to match the color of app icon.
Activator allows you to invoke actions using shortcuts from anywhere in the iOS. You will be surprised by the number of shortcuts you can use such as double tap on the status bar, triple tap the Home button, double press the sleep button to trigger stock actions or launch an app or go to the Settings toggle. It offers almost limitless shortcuts to make it easier to use your iPhone.
Activator is a must-have jailbreak tweak for power users.
Springtomize 3 allows you to customize every aspect of the iOS such as increase the number of apps in the dock to 10, give the dock a cool coverflow effect, change the duration of the system-wide animations, remove the page limits, customize the default animations, the lock screen, hide icons of stock apps, resize icons and lots more.
We’ve all been there – a notification arrives on your iPhone late at night, and the screen brightness nearly blinds you for the first few seconds after unlocking. F.lux aims to solve this problem by adjusting the color of your iPhone’s display to better adapt to the time of the day.
You’d be amazed to realize how relaxed your eyes feel after installing this tweak, especially if you`tend to use your iPhone just before sleeping. In addition to this, it also helps you get rid of that eerie glow on your face when using your iPhone at night.
Read: f.lux review
CallBar redesigns the incoming call view into a banner notification so that it does not fully disrupt the current task you are doing on your iPhone.
Read: CallBar review
Control Center by default has a restricted set of toggles including ones for Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb. CCSettings increases the set of available toggles by adding toggles for Cellular Data, VPN, Personal Hotspot, Location Services, Auto Lock and a lot more.
To see the additional list of toggles, you just have to swipe from right to left. In landscape mode, you’ll have to swipe vertically. You can also customise the order and remove or add toggles from Settings > CCSettings.
Read: CCSettings review
iFile offers a complete file manager and viewer for the iPhone. It even gives access to device files like Finder on the Mac. It also allows you to edit text files and property lists, which can be quite useful occasionally.
Read: iFile review
Reachability has been the focus of many jailbreak tweaks since the introduction of the feature with the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. ReachApp is one of our favorite jailbreak tweaks that advantage of the Reachability feature. It brings split-screen multitasking to iOS 8 allowing users to view and interact with two apps simultaneously on a single screen.
➤ Repo: http://elijahandandrew.com/repo/
➤ Read ReachApp review.
iCleaner lets you remove unnecessary files from your iOS device and free up storage on your iOS device, which can become a precious commodity over time. It removes unnecessary files such as message attachments, cookies, Safari cache, application cache and more.
Barrel adds cool animations while swiping through Home screen pages. It is one of the first jailbreak tweaks I install after jailbreaking my device.
Read: Barrel review
The best thing about jailbreaking is the ability to customize the look and feel of my iPhone. You no longer need to be greeted by the boring default look of the iOS. WinterBoard enables you to do just that, by allowing you to download custom themes from Cydia, that can be applied to completely change the look and feel of your iOS device.
Unfortunately, WinterBoard isn’t as powerful as it was prior to iOS 7. It allows you to just change the icons, you cannot modify`the look and feel of status bar, dock, lock screen etc, like you could do earlier. You can check out our Themes section to find out some of the top Winterboard themes available on Cydia.
If you were a fan of Zephyr, the jailbreak tweak that brought cool multitasking gestures to the iPhone then you’re going to love Tage. It allows you to access the app switcher, close apps, switch apps using gestures. It also includes the Auxo-like Quick Switcher feature, which is quite responsive and a joy to use.
Read: Tage review
Zepplin allows you to change the carrier logo on your jailbroken iPhone. So instead of displaying your carrier’s name, you can change it to a Batman, Apple logo or even the cool Pac-Man carrier logo.
BytaFont 2 allows you change the system font on your jailbroken iPhone. It allows you to change the font in apps, Lock screen, and more.
Alkaline is another must-have tweak if you want to customize the look and feel of your jailbroken iPhone. It lets you change your iPhone’s Battery, Wi-Fi, and Data indicators.
Apple has made Find My iPhone, the anti-theft feature a lot more robust by adding Activation lock. It makes it impossible for a person who steals your iOS device to use it. However, it is still not fool proof when it comes to tracking your stolen device as someone can easily turn off your device.
This is where jailbreak tweak iCaughtU Pro comes in handy. It not only prevents someone from turning off your device, which would make Find My iPhone ineffective, it also takes a photograph of the person who tries to turn it off or unlock it using an incorrect passcode, and emails it with the GPS location, which can be very useful in catching the thief.
Read: iCaughtU Pro review
VirtualHome was the first jailbreak tweak ever to be released for Touch ID. VirtualHome 8 allows you to use Touch ID as the Home button, so after installing the jailbreak tweak, placing your finger on the Home button/Touch ID when you’re on the Home screen will open the app switcher, so you don’t have to double click on the Home button to access it. Similarly, if you’re using an app, then a tap on the Home button will take you to the Home screen. It helps in minimizing the wear and tear of the Home button.
If your iPhone is locked, the tweak includes a feature called QuickUnlock, which saves you the trouble of tapping on the Home or Sleep/Wake button to wake it up, and directly takes you to the Home screen when you place your finger on the Home button/Touch ID.
Read: VirtualHome 8 review
Folder Enhancer adds functionality to iOS folders such as the ability to create nested folders, allows you to make the folders bigger by selecting a 4×4 or 5×5 layout and lots more.
If you want iOS to be snappier then install NoSlowAnimations, as it speeds up animations.
Read: NoSlowAnimations review
CleverPin makes passcode protection smarter or less annoying. It automatically disables the passcode when you’re connected to your trusted Wi-Fi networks.
Read: CleverPin review
We also made a video to showcase our favorite jailbreak tweaks for iOS 8.4:
These are our favorite iOS 8.4 jailbreak tweaks for iPhone (and iPod touch) for now, we will continue to keep this list updated so don’t forget to bookmark this web page. We will also publish our favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks for the iPad soon.
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