iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweaks 2014: This Week's 50 New Cydia Apps Include BattSaver, RocketLauncher, SpotiSearch and More
Hello, fellow jailbreak fans! It's Wednesday and though I'm a bit behind on my offerings this week it doesn't mean iOS 7 jailbreak tweak creation has stopped. No, in fact, the third week of February was an exceptionally busy one for new iPhone, iPad and iPod tweak releases as nearly 50 new tweaks made their way into the Cydia jailbreak app store with updates to some favorites along with new offerings arriving February 17, 2014 - February 24, 2014. As usual, I've done a short review of my favorite or top iOS 7 jailbreak tweak picks for the week, while also including a list of all other tweaks released on Cydia this week. Feel free to peruse them and hopefully you find something there to make you iPhone, iPad or iPod just a bit more useful or fun. Enjoy and Happy Jailbreaking!
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BattSaver for iOS 7 by Xvolks
This tweak has been long awaited for iOS 7 jailbreak users because of the powerful way it allows users to control their battery usage and extend the battery life of their device. Most who have heard of or user BattSaver on iOS 5 or 6 know what a good one this is, but for those who are unaware, here are some of the features, as described by the creator.
"The only tweak that can double your battery life, BattSaver is:
- Clever: automatically switches off battery-draining components when unused
- Efficient: up to 2 times battery life and more!
- Wise: extends battery life time by reducing number of charge cycles
- Clear: includes monitoring views to check battery state in real-time.
- Intuitive: with pull-to-refresh feature
This tweak is live on Cydia jailbreak app store in the BigBoss repo for $3.99. Download BattSaver here.
Gestr by Mathew Huusko V
Ok, so this tweak is cool on a couple different levels — one because it's a unique take on app launching but also because it's sort of a fun way to go about doing it. So what is the deal with Gestr? Basically, this tweak allows the user to program through Activator a certain gesture in order to launch an app. However, where Gestr is different from other app-launching tweaks is that the assigned Gestr is something you draw. So if, for example, if I assign a heart drawing to say, Tumblr, all I have to do is draw an invisible heart on my screen with my finger and bam, the app is launched. For some, this new iOS 7 jailbreak tweak might seem a bit silly but for me it's tons of fun and actually pretty useful. Gestr is live now on the Cydia jailbreak app store in the BigBoss repo for .99 cents and is compatible with iOS 7 devices. Download Gestr here.
RocketLauncher by bushe
This awesome new iOS 7 lockscreen app launcher is probably one of the best lockscreen tweaks I've seen in a while. RocketLauncher is a speedy Lockscreen launcher that allows you to preview your application right on the Lockscreen. You can activate RocketLauncher by holding your finger down anywhere on the Lockscreen, while continuing to hold slide your finger up and down the screen to change the app previews. To launch an app, release your finger over the app icon. To dismiss, release your finger anywhere else. There are only seven slots available for apps that by default will populate from the apps in the app switcher. Options to customize the apps that show on the Lockscreen are available and an options to stop certain apps from showing. This tweak is beautifully designed and looks great on your lockscreen. Plus, the motions are smooth and fluid. The tweak is live on the Cydia Jailbreak app store in the ModMyi repo for just $1.00. Download RocketLauncher tweak here.
SpotiSearch by Tyler Hoffman
I always enjoy a tweak that adds more functionality to things like the control center or other regularly used iOS features. This new iOS 7 tweak is great for those who like to extend the usefulness of Spotify.With SpotiSearch, iOS 7 jailbreak users who have the Spotify app installed can start searching Spotify straight from the spotlight menu without having to launch the app. When a track is selected it will, for Premium users, play the selected track or if you have a free account it will play a radio station based of that song. If an artist or album is selected, it will open up the respective artist or album page in the Spotify App. The tweak is live now on the Cydia jailbreak app store. Download Spotisearch here.
GridSwitcher by tom-go
This tweak may not seem that big of a deal for some, but I actually love it. With GridSwitcher, iOS 7 jailbreak users with both iPhones and iPads, can change how your apps are shown when in multitasking mode. Instead of showing them in the linear format across the screen, it adjusts the apps to be in either a 2x2 gird on iPhone or a 3x3 on iPad. With this set up, you can now see and dismiss more apps at a time. I really like this simple addition and think you'll find it speeds up your navigation through background apps as well. The tweak is live now on the Cydia jailbreak app store in the BigBoss Repo for $1.50. Download GridSwitcher here.
CallShare by JGTweaks
Another type of tweak I enjoy is one that takes some steps out of multitasking on my device and CallShare is one of those for iOS7 jailbreak users. With this tweak you can quickly and easily create reminders, write notes, emails and more right inside of the phone app.This saves you the trouble of going out of the app, opening whatever message or memo type you want to use and then returning to the phone call, meanwhile missing out on something important the caller said as you navigate around your device. Since I do a lot of multitasking in the day with my device, this tweak I find to be very helpful in speeding up some of those processes. CallShare tweak is live in the Cydia jailbreak app store in the ModMyi repo for $1.00. Download CallShare here.
TouchBar by cl3ment
There are a ton of System settings tweaks available out there, with many of the popular ones showing up in the control center, however, for those that want ever quicker access, TouchBar allows users to toggle system settings directly from the Status Bar — all you have to do is touch. The Touch Bar tweak is live in the Cydia jailbreak app store in the ModMyi repo for $.99. Download TouchBar here.
IconLock7 by Home School Dev
This is a handy tweak — particularly if you have young children using your device. IconLock7 tprovides password protection for apps so that users have to enter a password in order to move or delete a given app. This will prevent anyone from accidentally deleting you favorite apps or moving them from the spots you want them in. This tweak is supported on all iOS devices running an iOS 7 jailbreak. The tweak is live on the Cydia jailbreak tweak store in the BigBoss repo for free. Download IconLock7 here.
ProximityCam by PoomSmart
Ok, so this is an interesting tweak which brings a gesture feature similar to that which is found on some Android phones. Basically, with this tweak, when the camera app is activated, users can simply swipe a finger or hand in front of the proximity sensor on the device in order to snap shots. This could be helpful to reduce shaking in photos since it doesn't require tapping the shutter or pressing any volume buttons. This iOS 7 jailbreak tweak is available for iPhones only and is live now in the Cydia jailbreak app store for free via the BigBoss repo. Download ProximityCam here.
bAnimated by Javier (VedBoon) Brito
Ok, I included bAnimated, not because it was necessarily a favorite of mine, but rather because of its uniqueness. bAnimated is a tweak that comes packed with 24 animations for your badges. "Corners Clockwise" for example, constantly moves the badges around the corners of an icon. "Shooting Star Random" will shoot the badge number from a random location like a shooting star and land on the badge. "Smile Progression" will display a different emoticon face next to the number. There are a ton of customization features here and basically it's a fun tweak to play with for anyone running an iOS 7 jailbreak. Though I imagine this tweak would use a ton of battery power, if you like to have things on you device tht make it obvious you are jailbroken, this is definitely a tweak to give a try. The tweak is $1.99 and live on the BigBoss Repo through the Cydia jailbreak app store. Download here.
SSLPatch by Ryan Petrich
This is a fix for a serious security bug in iOS 6.0-6.1.5 and 7.0-7.0.5. If your device is on any of those iOS versions, please install this package. (iOS 6.1.6 and 7.0.6 already include this fix.)
WelcomeMessage by Lucas Elisei (Dayrona) - message shown on homescreen when you unlock (Free, BigBoss Repo)
Photo Booth (iOS 7) for iPhone/iPod touch by CoolStar (Free, BigBoss Repo)
AutoPause by rud0lf77 - Automatically pauses the current song when the volume is decreased to zero (Free, BigBoss Repo)
Springshot by Adam Bell - A fun way to dismiss apps by pulling back on them like a slingshot. Watch them fly off the screen - whee! ( Free, BigBoss Repo)
Hidden Pro by iOSDevT - Hide yourself in most chatting apps (Free, BigBoss)
CameraTweak 2 (iOS 7) by Samball - enhancements to iOS Camera app (Free, BigBoss)
BootSound by cl3ment - Play a sound when SpringBoard starts up (Free, BigBoss Repo)
ClassicBadges by CoolStar & sharedRoutine - Brings back the iOS 6 icon badges on iOS 7
SixBar by xTheMaster3x - Bring back the old iOS 6 Status Bar (Free, BigBoss)
WiLogger by Serj.kz - detect access points Wi-Fi - range scans, listing (Free, BigBoss)
Fleksy SpringBoard by Sea Comet - enables the Fleksy keyboard in SpringBoard ( Free, BigBoss Repo)
ColorY0urBoard by MoonWolf - color your keyboard, all design by yourself! ($1.99 BigBoss)
GIFViewer by Jerry En - View animated GIFs in Photos.app and the image picker. (.99 BigBoss Repo)
AnyNote by Sassoty - Save a note anywhere! (Free, BigBoss Repo)
Athena 2 (iOS 7) by Vatsal Manot - customizable icon effects (.99 BigBoss Repo)
NoGrabber by Cunstuck - hide grabbers in Notification/Control Centers (Free, BigBoss)
iMessageSpamReporter by CC-Dog - Report iMessage spam to Apple from Messages app (Free, BigBoss)
Unread by Julian (insanj) Weiss - Hold to mark Messages as unread. (Free, BigBoss Repo)
ActiveAlarm by Julian (insanj) Weiss - Open the Clock app to your Alarms. (Free, BigBoss Repo)
Discreet by drewsdunne- Check your phone for pending notifications without looking at it(Free, BigBoss)
NextVibrate by Abel Ingrand - causes phone to vibrate when you push forward to the next song ( Free, BigBoss Repo)
MessageSwiper7 by MattCMultimedia - Quickly switch between Message threads (Free, BigBoss Repo)
ForceSleep by Cunstuck - set time to sleep device automatically ($1.49, BigBoss Repo)
vColor by Javier (VedBoon) Brito - Change the color of your volume display ( Free, BigBoss Repo)
JalJaYo by Donghwi Kim(Shine) - Control Center timer to stop music playing (Free, Bog Boss Repo)
ShareMemos by iOSDevT - share memos everywhere.. dropbox, droplr, whatsapp, messageme & more (Free, BigBoss Repo)
NoCameraFlash by Tom Brek - Completely Disables Camera Flash (Free, BigBoss Repo)
CCFlashLightLevel by PoomSmart - adjustable torch level using Control Center's torch button. (Free, BigBoss Repo)
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