One of the greatest advantages of being able to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is the fact that users are able to customize every little aspect of their device. And probably one aspect of the iOS that people love to customize within their devices is the Springboard. And when it comes to Springboard tweaks for the iOS 4, certainly one of the most popular one is Springtomize. But sadly when iOS 5 came, the tweak was not compatible with the new firmware. But now we are pleased to inform you that famed Cydia developer Filippo Bigarella has finally updated Springtomize for the iOS 5 and it is now known as Springtomize 2.
Users who love to customize their iOS device will surely find lots of things to love with Springtomize 2. It is simply one of the most extensive, if not the most extensive customization tweak for the iOS 5. If you thought Springtomize was a great tweak, then be prepared to be blown away by Springtomize 2. This tweak is filled with tons of options that it is almost overwhelming. You can customize various aspects of your device such as its animations, dock, capabilities, lockscreen, folders, icons, Notification Center, status bar and many more. Just to give you a clear picture, here's a screenshot of the iOS components that you can customize with Springtomize 2:
Here's a rundown of the many different options of Springtomize 2:
Animations: Here you can set the Springboard's animations such as folder opening and closing, Springboard unlocking, application GUI's and many more.
Capabilities: This section allows the user to enable or disable certain iOS functions such as the Springboard wallpaper, VoiceControl, SMS, GPS, App Switcher, Contacts and more.
Dock: Want your dock apps to look like the Cover Flow effect for your music albums? Well you can do so using the Dock section of this tweak along with other options.
Lockscreen: In this section, users will be able to customize how the lockscreen looks and performs. You will be able to see options like Display Seconds, Always Charging, Always Show Wallpaper, Disable Camera Button, Always Show Camera and more.
Icons: Here you can customize how Springboard icons will look and behave. Some of the notable options here are Disable All Badges and 2 Tap Clear Badge, both effectively replaces BadgeClear or noOTA Badge jailbreak tweaks.
Folders: Configure this option if you want to change how your folder looks and behaves. Included settings are Folders Closebox, Hide Preview, Disable Animation, Hide Background and many more.
App Switcher: This section packs the options for customizing the iOS App Switcher. One notable option here is that you can set the apps to start jiggling once you open App Switcher so you can start closing them right away.
Time Machine: With all the options available, this setting is definitely a welcome. Time Machine basically lets you make a backup of your current Springtomize settings, icon state and wallpaper. You can also toggle Automatic Backup and your settings will be periodically saved.
Status Bar. With this configuration, you can now totally revamp the iOS status bar. Here you can edit the name of your carrier and hide / show certain things from your status bar.
Pages: Quite a limited number of options here. Here you can hide the dots, remove page limits, disable spotlight and disable paging.
Theming: If you love theming your iOS device, then you will certainly appreciate all the options that are offered by Springtomize 2. Create your own custom docks, custom batteries, custom fonts and so on.
Notification Center: Here you have an Instant Clear option that lets you clear everything in the Notification Center. You can also customize your number of lines which is useful in reading long entries.
More: The More section offers documentation for the tweak, disable / enable MobileSubstrate addons and set your settings file.
As you can see, Springtomize 2 isn't your run of the mill jailbreak tweak that alters a few aspects of your iOS device. With tons of options to offer, Springtomize 2 effectively replaces many jailbreak tweaks making this the ultimate jailbreak of sort for the iOS 5. And for the price of $2.99, you simply can't go wrong with such value. We recommend to all iOS 5 users to install Springtomize 2.
Springtomize 2 is only available to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch jailbroken on iOS 5. Don't worry if you haven't done so yet because we will be providing the guides you need. If you have installed the iOS 5.0 build, read our Redsn0w tutorial for a tethered solution. For a semi-tethered jailbreak however, read our complete guide here. For users who have gotten the latest firmware update, check out our iOS 5.0.1 final guide here.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback