iPhone A Beginner's Guide On What To Download From Cydia

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by johndope83, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. johndope83, Feb 21, 2013
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    johndope83 macrumors newbie

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    I finally Jailbroke my iphone 4s running iOS 6.1.2 with evasion 1.4 last Wednesday. So far so good. Here's a list of tweaks or apps I installed from Cydia and so far no hiccups. Hope you guys could share more (hopefully free ones) that I mislooked.

    - ACTIVATOR
    - ASK TO CALL (Prevent miss dialing again!)
    - CAM TIME (Adds Timer to the native Camera App)
    - SBSettings (FTW Tweak of All Time!!!)
    - SMSTimestamps ( Never understood my Apple's Messaging App lacks this feature. It's nice to know when each message is sent right?)
    - SPRINGFLASH
    - WEEFLASHLIGHT FOR NOTIFICATION CENTER
    - TORCH (Lockscreen Flashlight with ease)
    - APPINFO (Much better alternative to iOS's Setting>General>Usage>Storage feature
    - INSOMIA + INSOMIA SBSetting Toggle
    - PHOTOINFO (Again, I wonder why Apple's native Photo App lacks this feature. As an amateur iPhone photog, who wouldn't like to know the EXIF of your photo's right?)
    - PHOTO ORGANIZER (Organize your Camera Roll)
    - REMOVE BACKGROUND SBSETTINGS (Kill all running apps from the background with this SBSetting toggle)
    - CONFIRMSMS (Prevent sending wrong text immediately works like Ask to Send but for FREE)
    - APPCENT (See how many percent your app is downloading or updating rather than just a blue bar)
    - APPSTORE UPDATE SIZE (Good to see the App's update size prior to downloading, especially useful when using cellular data)
    - BOLT (removes the battery icon from the status bar)
    - MUTEICON (place a mute icon on the status bar when your iDevice is on mute)
    - REFLECT ALL (Place a reflection on your Apps on the springboard just like the Apps on the Dock)
    - PULL TO DISMISS (Removes the keyboard when Pull when typing)
    - STATUS TAB (Want to know how much battery life is remaing why playing without escaping your gameplay? Well this app will help you)
    - iSeries Shows (TV Series addict like me? Then you'll surely love this APP!!!!)
    - RESETALLKILLER (removes the option to Reset All your Settings and Erase All Content for Jailbroken iDevice)
    - SOFTWARE UPDATE KILLER (removes OTA Software update for Jailbroke iDevices)
    - DOUBLE AT (Inserts your assigned email address with a simple double tap of the @)
    - 3G UNRESTRICTOR (The only App I honestly bought from Cydia. I don't understand why Apple restricts download to 50MB only when using Cellular Data. Worth the $3.99 not until it becomes native to Apple's next iOS updates...)

    Well there you have it. My Cydia Apps in no particular order. All of them free with the exception of 3G Unrestrictor. Now I guess you're wondering why no winterboard or other theme tweaking apps? Well I'm not a big fan with those tweaks. I'm more of a system, utility, tweaks type of guy. Btw, I'm completely naive when it comes to Jailbreaking and Cydia. I just want to share what I have found to others out there that's new to Jailbreaking or interested to Jailbreaking what to look forward to and know what's missing with Apple's iOS. Hope this help's guys, and if you have anything more to add to the list or share to me and the million others out there please do! Cheers! KCCO!!
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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  3. johndope83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry... didn't catch my fancy buying it for $1.99 :D
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yet, you put 3G Unrestrictor which costs $3.99. Auxo is definitely worth $1.99
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Activator - I could do without this, but it is part of DashboardX.
    AdBlocker- Not free, but nice.
    AntiTint
    BlurriedNCBackground
    Browser Changer
    DashboardX - Not free, but awesome.
    f.lux - This right here is one of the main reasons why I jailbreak.
    iCleaner
    Jukebox - Not free, but a neat little tweak.
    NCSettings - This is another one I jailbreak for.
    Nitrous - Not free, but I like Chrome and it speeds things up.
    NoCoverflow
    OmniStat
    Springtomize 2 - Not free, but awesome.

    My battery life is slightly less than it was prior to jailbreaking. I'm not sure if I've got a tweak thats causing it or if it is just because I'm using my iPhone more often.

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    I don't mind paying for jailbreak tweaks and apps, but I don't get what is so cool about Auxo.. :confused:
     
  6. johndope83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    T5BRICK just took the words out of my fingers.

    @T5BRICK thanks for sharing more! I just have a question with regards with iCleaner... have you used it? I'm afraid I'd **** something up using it! What's your take?
     
  7. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    I can chime in as an icleaner user, if that's ok by you. It seems to work well, I randomly run it, maybe once every 3 days, always seems to clean up redundant files and give me more space, always needed! Never messes anything up. I used it last time I jailbroke pre ios6.

    Edit: Ill add some tweaks/apps I use:
    AssistantEnhancer- as it says, adds stuff to Siri, only just released today
    CallBar-makes calls less intrusive to what you're doing, and a lot of other things besides, worth looking up
    Music Controls Pro- adds music control to lock screen / notification Center/ off screen and more stuff
    The above are paid items
    Snow Cover 4- free
    Wallpaper JPegifier-if you use widgets on sub you'll find this useful

    Hope that helps

    Neil.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It works just fine. I just downloaded it because I was curious to see what it would do. I had done several OTA updates on my phone before I jailbroke it, so I figured there would be some stuff to clean up. I read good things about it so I didn't feel like I needed to worry. If you stay away from the advanced functions I imagine it would be safe to give it a try.
     
  9. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    You just don't know how cool it is because you haven't used it.

    What Auxo does is use extra memory to display pointless stuff and gives you toggles that NC Settings already gives you for free. Oh and don't forget it will worsen the performance of your phone when you kill all the background apps and free all that memory all in one go! I've always wanted that.

    How cool is that for $2?! :rolleyes:
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'll have to check this one out. I don't use Siri, but maybe it's just because it isn't very functional. LOL

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  11. johndope83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for sharing! Downloaded iCleaner just now... Any special things I need to do to use it or I just follow what it says?
     
  12. labman macrumors 604

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    because it's closest thing to what apple should be setup like. However the best thing about jailbreaking is the freedom it gives you. :D
     
  13. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    I run it on default settings...only one I switch on is unused dependencies.
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I just use default settings. When you asked about iCleaner, I went into the Launch Daemons section and disabled a few, but I don't think it really makes a difference.
     
  15. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    You left out fullforce, extends apps and stretches games to fill to the 4 inch screen that have not been optimized for it yet.
     
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    CameraTweak could also be added - no need to use third-party AppStore apps to be able to access advanced still/ video features (except for setting video bitrate).
     
  19. johndope83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what seems to be the problem? Mine seems to work just fine.


    Btw, is there an app that notifys you when your battery is full?
     
  20. gonca macrumors regular

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    Also 'd like to know that. Thanks guys
     
  21. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Precisely the problem with these lists. It's all highly subjective stuff but good luck with it.
     
  22. Darrent54 macrumors member

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    Please ignore. Working now
     
  23. Malacoda macrumors member

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    I know Auxo is the JB community darling, but I'm rather fond of MissionBoard. While there is a paid Pro version, the free version does what I need it to do. I like the full screen view, the larger snapshots of the apps, the ease of killing apps and the price. It works on the iPad as well, though it's a little laggy to launch compared to the iPhone.
     
  24. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice list, here's my take on some of your choices:

    I used to be a SBSettings guy, but now I've converted to NCSettings. It's got a flashlight app, and looks soo much cleaner like it belonged to iOS.

    SMSTimestamp? That's not a bad idea.

    CAM Time -- Better to use CameraTweak (http://www.ijailbreak.com/cydia/cameratweak-cydia-tweak-ios/). Includes CAM Time and does more with exposure control. Just annoys me to have to use Camera+.. I'd rather just use the existing camera app.

    FastBlurredNotificationCenter makes the NC not so yucky. I like seeing the iphone icons when pulling down the NC.

    Is 3G Unrestrictor stable for iPhone 5? I heard it wasn't so was waiting a bit.

    Status tab? How does it work with full screen app games? Does it work with every game? Yeah that would be nice to know how much battery you are eating up when playing.

    I'll add Zephr to your list (http://www.iphonehacks.com/2013/02/...ew-screen-area-setting-for-app-switching.html) . I hate smashing the home button to get task manager up. I always feel that the home button is going to wear out. Zephr takes care of this.
     
  25. iRetired macrumors 6502a

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    I love Flex. Writing my own tweaks is fun. Taking apart what other Flex users have done enables me to learn more about how different apps and the OS work together. Bit of a DIYer, I guess. Well worth what I paid for it.
     

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