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.
Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks
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.
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.
When you swipe down to launch Notification Center, it gradually covers the screen behind it as it opens. The animation feels kind of old-school and has been around for ages. This is why a new jailbreak tweak has been developed known as NCPop that brings a more appealing animation to Notification Center.
The stock Phone app in iOS has featured the same functionality for ages. Although it provides most of the basic features that a normal user would need, it still has space for improvements. This is where a new jailbreak tweak comes in to fill in the gap.
One of the outstanding features of Apple Watch is Nightstand mode, which keeps the display of the watch turned on while it’s charging, allowing you to use it as a nightstand clock or an alarm clock.
In the past couple of weeks, Saurik has been hard at work to improvise Cydia and provide a better experience to users. Recently, Cydia Substrate received an important update to fix the stashing issue that prevented Cydia packages from getting installed successfully.
3D Touch is the flagship feature of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It is capable of detecting the amount of pressure exerted on the screen and can perform actions based on how firmly you press. 3D Touch is mostly used to view quick shortcuts of of apps by performing a hard press on their icons. You can also do a soft press on a particular content such as mail to get a quick preview, also known as “Peek”, and hard press to open the selected mail, also called “Pop”.