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SBSettings Coming to iOS 5, Beta Version Now Available in Cydia

If you're going to ask most jailbreak enthusiasts what are their top ten favorite jailbreak tweaks of all time, then it is guaranteed that the tweak SBSettings will be mentioned many, many times. SBSettings is one of those tweaks that completely justifies the very practice of jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It is definitely a favorite among jailbreak fans. And now that iOS 5 is just around the corner, we're sure that many jailbreak enthusiasts are wondering if SBSettings will be ported over to Apple's next major iOS upgrade.

Well, we are pleased to inform you that SBSettings will indeed make its way into the iOS 5. As you might already know, the iOS 5 has a new notifications system called Notifications Center. So in order to port SBSettings into the iOS 5, it needs to be overhauled in order to integrate flawlessly with the new notifications system. Fortunately, the BigBoss team did just that and has released a new version of SBSettings that is meant to work with iOS 5. It was not only updated to be compatible with iOS 5 but they were able to manage integrating the tweaks into the Notifications Center. Here are some screenshots of SBSettings for iOS 5:
SBSettings iOS 5_1
SBSettings iOS 5_2
So what can you expect from the new SBSettings for iOS 5? Here is the list of the new features and improvements:

  • Notification center integration
  • Your choice of using the old style window or the notification center. Or both.
  • You choose which toggles to appear in notification and window sections.
  • Current sbsettings toggles should be supported. Current themes should work in notification area as well.
  • You get to choose what will show up in notification section. More button row, no more button row, the extra text, no extra text, the dock, the toggles, no toggles at all, or any combination of. The notification area is a limited screen resources so it’s up to you to decide how you want it used.

The team behind SBSettings said that they are actively working on the app and they are hoping that they will be able to complete it just in time before the public release of iOS 5 on the October 12th. The app is currently under beta but you are welcome to give it a try. All you have to do is add the following repository in Cydia:

Take note that after adding the above repository and installing SBSettings for iOS 5, you still need to enable SBSettings under Notifications in order to see it under the Notifications Center. To do that just navigate to Settings > Notifications > SBSettings > Notification Center toggle.

As you all know, SBSettings allows the user to quickly and easily access all sorts of toggles such as bluetooth, WiFi, 3G, SSH and so on. And another beautiful thing about it is that you can access the tweak anytime just by swiping your finger at the status screen. It is definitely one of the most useful and must have tweaks for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. On a related note, if you are currently looking for useful SBSettings toggle, then check out our Top 10 SBSettings Toggles feature. [via BigBoss]

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