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Turn On Wifi Automatically For Specific Apps Using Thor Jailbreak Tweak

Unlike the good ol' days, modern smartphones have more features and functionalities than you shake a stick at. One of the main functions of smartphones nowadays is the ability to connect to the internet. This is one of the primary reasons why WiFi is considered an important aspect of any smartphone. This is especially true when it comes to an iOS devices. But it is also regarded as one of the culprits when it comes to draining the battery life of an iOS device. Wouldn't it be nice if your disabled WiFi is automatically enabled depending on the app that you use?

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Once again we have the jailbreak community to the rescue because here's a tweak that does exactly that. Thor is a Cydia package from author ClausCartel and what this tweak does is that it turn on WiFi automatically per application launched, assuming that you have it disabled by default. This allows you the convenience of not having to toggle your WiFI on or off, whenever it is required. This way, you can easily preserve your iPhone's battery life.
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Upon installing the tweak, you should see a new set of preferences in the Settings.app. This is where you can configure which app can benefit from the tweak. The apps that you can configure are as follows:

  • WifiFoFum
  • App Store
  • Cydia
  • Safari
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • BuddyRush
  • Dragon Dictation
  • Facebook
  • iNet
  • Dragon Search
  • Skype
  • TweetBot

As you see, the number of applications that are supported are quite limited and it is pretty much pre-determined. And this is one of the most notable drawback of Thor. The supported apps are quite limited. It would be more preferable if the Thor jailbreak tweak actually commits it into memory the apps that require internet connection. But fortunately, there are some popular apps that are listed such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. So at the very least, this should be enough for many users. But there is the lingering feeling that it could have been a lot better. It is definitely a cool idea and it is free.

So you can download Thor for iPhone, you need to jailbreak your device first. Here are some tutorials that you could use. For users who are currently in iOS 5.1.1 and want the latest untethered jailbreak, feel free to use the following guides: Absinthe | Redsn0w | Sn0wbreeze | Cinject.

Get Thor for iPhone for FREE in Cydia under BigBoss repo.

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    TimelyManner1 year, 10 months ago

    Thor 2 in settings says, ” Thor code has been completely rewritten! NOw if you launch an app, the WI-I will turn ON.  If you don’t need WIFIm, click on pop-up”So, no list of apps to choose from and no pop up shows in any of the apps.  Now what?