Ever since Cydia was updated to run as “mobile” rather than “root”, many developers took the opportunity to create amazing tweaks that brought new features to Cydia and improved its design. Now an upcoming jailbreak tweak that is in closed beta promises to add Top Charts along with Featured Tweaks section to Cydia.
Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks
In case you were busy last week and didn’t get a chance to check out Cydia, don’t worry as we have compiled a list of all the new tweaks that were released in the week which are worth checking out.
The newly released tweaks range from bringing OS X-styled Lock screen to your iPhone to making the volume HUD less obtrusive by moving it to the Status bar.
Notification Center in iOS comes with two tabs, one dedicated to displaying the pending notifications and the other for showing widgets from stock and third-party apps. Notum is a new jailbreak tweak that adds a third tab for music player.
Every once in a while, a new jailbreak tweak is released that presents the real beauty of jailbreaking your iOS device and why you should do it. Login is a new jailbreak tweak that belongs to such a category.
When it comes to the best jailbreak tweaks in Cydia, Ryan Petrich’s Activator will always make it to the list. But what is more important is that he is constantly releasing updates to improve the tweak and keep it stable. Ryan has now released the first beta of Activator v1.9.11 which comes with a new gesture and a couple of new features and bug fixes.
While notification banners are a good way of being informed about new notifications, they can be distracting when displayed while you’re playing a game on your iPhone or watching movies. Now, a new jailbreak tweak known as BannerBlacklist attempts to solve this problem with a simple method.
Just yesterday, I reviewed StatusbarVolume, a jailbreak tweak that makes the volume HUD less obtrusive by moving it to the Status bar. Now, there’s another jailbreak tweak called Amalthea that has the same goal except that it differs in terms of aesthetics and provides more customization options.
Wherever you go nowadays, you’ll find someone playing Pokemon Go. The game has received a lot of positive response from players all around the globe and is still going strong. In fact, it is now ranking first in the US App Store as the top grossing app, beating Clash of Clans and the like.
Volume HUD is one of the least favored parts of iOS in terms of aesthetics. It appears right in the center of the screen and occupies a significant amount of space. It can be obtrusive especially when you’re watching a video or playing a game on your iPhone.
Status bar is a useful UI element of iOS that lets you take a quick glance at important information such as WiFi connectivity, battery level, cellular signal and much more. As per the design standards, the Status bar is meant to appear at the top of the screen and our eyes have grown accustomed to this.