13 Must Have Cydia Tweaks

04/02/2013

Best Cydia Tweaks 13 Must Have Cydia Tweaks

The new jailbreak is out after a very long wait. Hackers have been working endlessly for months trying to crack the latest set of devices and they have at last. A vulnerability was found in iOS 6 which has been exploited to gain root access to the devices.

You can learn how to jailbreak your device here.

The devices supported include all iPhones and all iPads.

The best thing about jailbreak is the ability to tweak your device to include more features which Apple may not allow or hasn’t implemented itself.

The tweaks listed below are from a previous article we posted when the previous jailbreak was released. However they’re still very relevant and very useful.

Winterboard

For those who want to change the look of their iDevice, Winterboard is a must. It lets you theme the hell out of your device and really change the look of it, making it really unique compared to every other device. A theme I highly recommend is Jaku.

SBSettings

This is a great tweak which lets you easily and quickly change settings on your device. It lets you do things like turn on/off WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth and other related stuff. Instead of having to dig through the settings app, this will let you adjust settings wherever you are in your device.

Activator

This tweak enables you to do things like activate an app or function with triple press, or shaking the device, or when you connect it to your charger. There are so many options it’s crazy. Once you use it you’ll understand how useful it is.

Springtomize 2

Springtomize is a tweak which lets you heavily customise things on your device which you normally wouldn’t be able to do. There is a massive amount it can do ranging from slow motion UI animations to having a custom number of icons on your homescreen.

OpenNotifier

If you’ve ever used Android before you will know how useful it is to have notifications which are in the actual status bar, this tweak enables you to have the same kind of functionality but on your iDevice. Instead of having to go back to your homescreen or opening the notification tray to see if you have a message, an icon will show in the status bar. You can also do this for missed calls, emails and much more.

Infinifolders

It’s great that iOS has folders and you can organise your apps but one big problem with them is that you’re limited to 9 apps per folder. Infinifolders enables you to have an unlimited amount of apps in a folder.

iFile

A major feature which iOS doesn’t have compared to many other mobile OS’ is a file manager, I mean like even Symbian enables has a file manager. iFile is a file manager for your iOS device.

MarkThatMessage

If you text a lot this tweak will be highly useful for you. When looking at messages you will have noticed that a time stamp isn’t put on every message so sometimes it’s impossible to work out when someone has sent you a message or when you have sent one yourself. MarkThatMessage simply adds a time stamp to every message.

PasswordPilot

You may have noticed when you download apps from the AppStore you have to constantly enter your Apple ID password. This is great on security by Apple but I personally and I know others find it highly annoying. If you’re the only one who uses your iDevice PasswordPilot is a great tweak which automatically enters the password for you.

WeeFlashlight

Sometimes you always need quick access to that damn flashlight!

Alarming

The problem with the alarm on the iPhone is that the loudness of it is set according to the loudness of your ringtone. If you’re like me and don’t have your ringtone volume at full blast you can see the problem in the morning when your alarm is going off at a very low volume. Alarming fixes that by putting the volume all the way up when your alarm goes off.

GridLock

GridLock allows you to place your icons anywhere on the screen, instead of being automatically aligned to the top left.

TetherMe

If your network doesn’t allow you to tether your device this tweak is perfect. It’ll allow you to share your connection with other devices like your tablet or laptop.


Do you know of any other useful Cydia tweaks? Just leave them in the comments below.

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