I was eagerly waiting for iPhone 5 untethered jailbreak, and thanks to evasi0n, now my iPhone 5 is running iOS 6.1, with untethered jailbreak. iPad user can find a complete video guide here. Now, it’s time for me to find few best cydia apps for iPhone 5. Right now, I’m installing all popular cydia tweaks which are made for iPhone5, and in couple of days, I will share the final list. There are a lot of tweaks present at the Cydia Store, and you need to have a jailbroken iPhone in order to use them. Here you will get to see a list of 5 useful Cydia tweaks for iPhone5 users.
Useful Cydia Tweaks for iPhone5 on iOS 6.1:
Before I share the tweaks, I highly recommend you to follow this cydia sources list, and add all the popular repos. Also, install these app, which will make your jailbreak worth it:
The first tweak on the list is by the name Dash. It was announced last month, and it’s now available on Cydia. It’s a very useful jailbreak app. It’s a replacement for the App Switcher with some additional features like:
- A native iOS look and feel.
- Ease in switching between the running apps.
- Five different animation styles like scroll, coverFlow, wheel, rotary, time machine, etc.
- Running apps can be closed by swiping up
The tweak can be accessed using an Activator action. It’s available on Cydia for $1.99. You can find it through the ModMyi repo. The final version doesn’t provide quick access to the music controls as well as the orientation lock.
This is another new tweak that’s meant to replace the iOS App Switcher. This tweak allows users to access the music controls, volume control along with the album artwork in the background, the brightness slider, orientation toggle and the AirPlay control by simply swiping to the left side of the screen.
It also provides users with quick access to the toggles that are meant for enabling and disabling the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi as well as the Flashlight. Users also get the ability to kill the apps in the App Switcher. Individual apps can also be killed by enabling the ‘Always Show Close’ toggle present in the Settings app.
Enabling the ‘Badges’ toggle displays the notification badges in the App Switcher. There’s also a ‘Paging’ feature, which enables users to scroll through the 4 apps at a time, present in the app switcher.
The tweak is available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $2.99.
YouTubeToMp3 YouTube Plugin
Many of you might know about the YouTubeToMp3 tweak released about a year ago. The developers have released the YouTubeToMp3 YouTube Plugin which gets rid of the requirement of copying the URL of the YouTube video and pasting it to the download section, present in the previous version.
Through this tweak, a ‘Convert to Mp3’ button is placed to the native YouTube app which means that the video can be converted into the Mp3 format from the YouTube app itself. You will need to have the YouTubeToMp3 tweak in order to install the plug-in. It’s available for free at the BigBoss repo.
This is a tweak that’s meant for people who are concerned about the data present on their jailbroken device. It enables users to protect all of the information on the device by using a simple Activator-based gesture.
This tweak is very useful for users who have family or friends borrowing their device. It also allows the owner of the device to restrict access to certain parts of the device as well as the apps. Users can choose to disable the launch as well as access to certain system settings. The same can be done for individual apps, banners and notifications, etc. There are a lot of customization options, and the data is kept safe. Protecti is available for $2.99 at the BigBoss repo in Cydia.
This is an updated version of the tweak that brings multi-tasking as well as multi-touch gestures to the iOS. The new version comes with improvements and bug fixes as well as landscape support for the iPhone, landscape app switching and notification peeking.
Through this tweak users can bring up the multitasking bar by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. It also allows users to switch between the apps by sliding to the right or left of the screen. Zephyr is available at the BigBoss for $4.99, and the upgrade is free.
These are just few of the apps. Many apps which I believe you would install as it is, but for you reference, search for:
Specially, SB settings is one of those iPhone5 Cydia tweak, which I want in default OS. It let you add quick toggle Wi-fi, 3G, Bluetooth button in the notification widget. Very handy. Also, moviebox from Bigbossrepo is must have for entertainment lovers.
Do let me know what other Cydia tweaks you are installing on your iPhone5, or iPad running iOS 6.1?