Now that the dust has settled down with the iOS 7 jailbreak, it’s high time that we get to play around with some jailbreak tweaks and apps. With iOS 7 being a new, revamped OS and whatnot, it’s expected that not all Cydia tweaks are updated for compatibility. However, there is a good wealth of compatible iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks and apps that you can try now. Here are the top iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks and apps you should try now.
Top 16 Best iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweaks You Should Try
NOTE: Many of these Cydia tweaks are fully compatible with all devices including those running with 64-bit A7 chip (iPhone 5s, iPad Air, Retina iPad mini). However, there are some that are still be in beta or have partial compatibility.
The Activator tweak is an old favorite that is considered to be the best way to customize button and multitouch functionality on iPhone. Now, it has been updated to work with the iPhone 5s’ TouchID button. Basically, Activator lets you customize button presses and gestures to do whatever you want. For me, Activator is a mandatory install.
Another essential tweak for jailbreak enthusiasts and power users. Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch gives you access to the system files and iFile is just the app you need to move, navigate, and modify these files. With iFile 2.0, various bug fixes have been rolled out and of course, it now keeps up with the iOS 7 user interface.
Oh biteSMS, how I miss thee! biteSMS is hands-down, the best messaging solution for the iPhone. After trying biteSMS, there is just no way that you’ll be coming back to the default Messages app. The app even integrates with popular messaging platforms like WhatsApp. biteSMS on iOS 7 is still currently on beta. Add the http://test-cydia.bitesms.com repo in Cydia and search for biteSMS to install.
3G Unrestrictor 5
In case you don’t know, downloads from various apps like FaceTime, YouTube (HQ videos), and large App Store apps only work on WiFi, not 3G or LTE. 3G Unrestrictor fixes that by removing such restrictions by tricking applications that they are on WiFi instead of 3G or LTE. Now fully compatible with iOS 7 as well as all A7 devices.
If you can’t wait to change the look and feel of your iDevice by theming, then Winterboard is just the jailbreak app you need. Winterboard has been recently updated for iOS 7 compatibility although there are still kinks that need to be ironed out. Here’s a tutorial on how to install Winterboard on iOS 7.
Barrel is the kind of tweak that folks install if they want to impress their family and friends. Barrel is a very popular tweak that changes the animations of springboard transitions. Some of these animations are really eye-catching which is great for showing off your newly-jailbroken device. Works great with new devices such as the iPhone 5s.
There are some people who dislike the lack of feedback when typing on touchscreen phones. HapticPro remedies that by adding vibration support to the iOS keyboard and buttons. These vibrations are fully customizable. For example, you can set which buttons should vibrate or not and you can also customize the duration of the vibration. Just be wary since it can severely affect your battery life.
AirBlue Sharing is a premium Bluetooth file sharing utility that lets users easily transfer their files between phones or other devices. Another selling point of this Cydia tweak is that 100% compatible with any Bluetooth enabled device. Since Celeste hasn’t been updated for the longest time, let alone for iOS 7, AirBlue Sharing is a solid alternative.
BioLockdown is one of the coolest tweaks made just for the iPhone 5s’ TouchID sensor. The tweak can be used to lockdown settings and apps and in order to gain access, the registered fingerprint will be required. Definitely more intuitive than locking down apps and settings with a password.
If for some reason that you don’t like the font of iOS 7, BytaFont 2 is perhaps the easiest way to change it. The fonts themselves are still on the process of being updated so expect to run into some issues with some of them. By installing BytaFont 2, you can change the fonts on your apps, lockscreen, and many more.
One of the best additions to iOS 7 is the Control Center as it gives you quick access to some of the most frequently used toggles. However, my main gripe about it is that there is no way for you to customize those toggles. CCControls lifts that silly restriction by giving you the freedom of selecting which preference toggles appear in Control Center. Definitely one of the best iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks.
iCleaner Pro is another user-favorite tool used to remove unnecessary junk on iPhone and free valuable resources. It cleans temporary files and caches, message attachments, cookies, browsing history, log files, unused dependencies, and all sorts of other unnecessary files that take up your drive space. It has now been updated to match the iOS 7 look. Add the exile90software.com/cydia/beta/ repo to Cydia and search for iCleaner Pro.
While it is now possible to add unlimited apps into the iOS 7 folder, many people are quite disappointed that it doesn’t allow nested folders. BetrFoldr fixes that by letting you add folders within a folder, call it a folder-ception if you will. The tweak also removes the blurry background when viewing a folder and add the ability to pinch-to-close folders. Neat!
The app switcher has been improved in iOS 7 but it doesn’t feature a way to kill all running apps at once. SwitchSpring is the tweak that you need in order to bulk quit running apps. SwitchSpring adds a new upward swipe gesture to the app switcher view which then brings up a menu. You are then given two options, you can restart the device or quit all apps. A real time-saver.
SwipeSelection makes text editing on the iOS a whole lot less frustrating. Instead of carefully hunting down and pecking a line of text, SwipeSelection adds gestures to enable users to easily get around the texts for easy editing. It has been rewritten for iOS 7 and adds more options.
With TetherMe, you can turn your iPhone into a personal hotspot and share your its internet connection with other devices or computers. Normally, you need to upgrade your plans in order to enable tethering. However with this tweak, you won’t have to. Just exercise caution when using this because some carriers just outright upgrade one’s plans once he’s caught tethering.
So there you go, some of the best iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks and apps that you should try on your newly-jailbroken device. If you need a guide to jailbreak iOS 7, just refer to our iOS 7 jailbreak tutorial. I know I missed a lot of great tweaks out there, so share your favorite iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks on the comment section below.