Now that I am jailbroken here are my tweaks (some of which you might want)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by briantaylor619, May 25, 2012.

  1. briantaylor619, May 25, 2012
    Last edited: May 27, 2012

    briantaylor619 macrumors member

    May 15, 2012
    Browser Changer
    Change my default browser from Safari to Atomic so that if I click on links in my email it uses the browser I want.

    File system for the iPhone and lets you upload/download files to your computer via wifi.

    Folder enhancer
    Allows me to have as many apps as I want in a folder, along with folders within a folder. This way I can have a main app drawer like android. I like this since I only use a single page on my iPhone and hate clutter of multiple pages.

    Love how smooth this works. If your in an app simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to get to the home screen, swipe up while on the home screen to reveal your multi-task switcher. You don't need to use your home button anymore after having this app.

    Kill Background
    Works hand in hand with Zephyr tweak above. If your on your home screen simply swipe up to reveal your multi-task switcher and Kill Background allows you to press a button on the bottom left of it to completely kill all running applications with just one press of the button.

    No badges + No page dots + No news is good news + Spot remover
    All of these are simply visual tweaks I love that remove annoyances such as badges, page indicator dots, newsstand, and spotlight search.

    Easy way to control your wifi, bluetooth, 3G, Airplane mode, Brightness, etc. This installs a scrollable list of controls into the top of your notification center and it even has the LED flashlight ability built in! It's seamless and natural as I am used to pulling down the notification center by now and I would recommend this over SBSettings. Credit goes to Minhimalism and FFocuSS on this thanks :)

    Places a virtual button wherever you want in your notification center that lets you activate Siri without having to physically hold down your home button.

    Snes9x EX
    I like emulators to play old school SNES games on my iPhone. What makes this even better is the ability to use a bluetooth wiimote with it so you don't have to use terrible on screen controls that plague most iOS games. Plus you can HDMI your iPhone into your big screen TV to have a full console experience.

    *tip* If you want to use the bluetooth wiimote with this, open the application and click on "Scan for wiimote" and it will take you to the BTstack on Cydia you need to download in order to pair with the wiimote. If you try to search for btstack on your own in cydia you won't find it, you have to get to it through this applicaiton.

    *tip* A reason this particular emulator is better than all the rest is because you can re-map the wiimote controls to whatever is convenient for the game you are playing. Other emulators you are stuck with a particular button layout but not with Snes9x EX.

    SMS GV extension
    Phone GV extension

    I use Google Voice but the iPhone app isn't the best. These tweaks are real nice as they allow you to send and receive your Google Voice messages directly to the built Messages app on the iPhone, as well as automatically making calls through your Google Voice phone # as soon as you hit dial.


    Since my Google Voice text messages are now coming through the native Messages application, thanks to sms gv extension, I can now use biteSMS to respond to them quickly and more conveniently. If I am in an application and a text comes in a small pop up box will appear and I can respond by text without having to leave the app. Or if my phone is locked and a message comes in I don't even have to unlock my phone to respond I simply tap on the reply button and text away from the lockscreen.

    Navigate from Maps

    I use Waze for turn by turn directions and traffic reports but I if I'm not sure where I already want to go I prefer to look my destination up first with the native Maps application so I can plan a destination in the general direction of my next destination. Navigate from Maps merges the two as I can simply look it up in the Maps application, then press "Navigate here with Waze" and it will automatically open the Waze application and load the route for me. Also has support for Navigon, TomTom, MotionX, etc.
  2. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    Nice, thanks for the tips. I was wondering what the tweak was to kill all the apps in the bottom tray.
  3. briantaylor619 thread starter macrumors member

    May 15, 2012
    Glad it helped :)

    I'll update the 1st post with more as I go along.
  4. iRooney macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    Yay, another thread with a list of tweaks. Is it Saturday already?
  5. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Thanx! Although there are many threads like this one I still appreciate them all. Always ONE tweak in one of these threads thats not in the other
  6. HickDead macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2011
    No kidding. Whenever a new JB comes out, threads like this are inevitable. Apparently the other multiple threads dealing with the same subject aren't enough for some people. Sigh.
  7. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2011
    ....and there are the same folks adding in their two cents which clogs up the boards just as much. As least the posts like above are helpful.
  8. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    at least this thread isn't as annoying as the ton's asking how come I'm getting repo errors? Along with why can't I get this tweak. :rolleyes:
  9. ARSkemp macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    Just a note. I am not really a fan of the skull image in Kill Background. If you would like to change it, you can navigate to System/Library/CoreServices/ The file is called Kill-Badge@2x.png.
  10. Balibalistic macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    get over it ya baby.

    thanks to the op for your list :)
  11. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Yet you visited anyway. Must have chronic PMS.
  12. raychelabcdefg macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
    what source can I find the no newsstand tweak?
  13. briantaylor619 thread starter macrumors member

    May 15, 2012
    You can find it in the big boss repo for free. Just make sure that you spell it as NoNewsIsGoodNews.
  14. raychelabcdefg macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
    got it, thanks!
  15. Minhimalism macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2012
    You could just use tweaks like Springtomize to combine all of these installs you're doing (page dots, newsstand, etc..) It also hides icons and does a bunch of other things as well. Also if you'd like, and this is just personal preference, I'd recommend you try out NCSettings as an SBSettings alternative. It's light, fast and glitch free and integrates perfectly with iOS 5.0 +
  16. FFocuSS macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2011
    Agreed. NCSettings is amazing.
  17. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
  18. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2008
  19. kuwxman macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    Olathe, KS
    Springtomize 2 will take care of a lot of that.
  20. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Keep trying. It's probably just Cydia being busy. Folder Enhancer took several tries for me as well.
  21. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    I’ll mention the tweaks I use:

    Activator lets you assign any action to any gesture.*

    AnyLockApp lets you set the lockscreen camera button to launch any app. I set mine to ProCamera.

    AskToCall pops up a dialog when you press a phone number in your contacts, to ask if you want to call.

    BackForwardEnhancer makes it so when you hold down the back or forward button in Safari, a list of the sites you’ve been to appears so you can jump forward or back several pages at once.

    FolderCloser closes the folder when you launch an app. That way when you return to the Springboard there is not an open folder.

    Icon Renamer does what it says. I only renamed one app that had a stupid name.

    IconRotator lets your Springboard icons rotate with the screen orientation.

    No Bookmarks stops Safari from automatically showing Bookmarks when opening a blank page.

    PdaNet lets you share your cellular web connection as a wifi hotspot. After all, it’s no business of your service provide what data you send back and forth between your phone and your laptop via wifi. All the traffic to their network comes from your phone, and you are already paying for that data.

    SBSettings of course.

    Tab+ lets Safari have more open tabs.

    Unfold makes your lockscreen fold up as you swipe to unlock.

    Plus some other stuff:
    iFile / MobileTerminal / Open SSH
    Clean Status / No Update / noOTA badge

    *I have Activator set to do the following:
    • Turn on/off the flash light when I hold down the Sleep button for a short time. (Yay physical flashlight switch!)
    • Prevent the notification center from appearing when I swipe down from the top.
    • Simulate a Home button press when I swipe left on the status bar.
    • Open the Brightness setting when I double-tap the home button.
    • Show the app switcher when I swipe in from the bottom, or hold down the Home button.
    • Toggle rotation lock when I press the volume down and up buttons in quick succession.
    • Toggle airplane mode when I press both volume buttons together.
    …and a whole bunch more too.
  22. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Well personally I'm glad you've taken the first step to letting your iPhone work as it should and how you want by jb it.

    Their are lots of threads on here and other good sites to follow in order to keep up with the latest and greatest tweaks.

    One word of warning tho !

    Once jailbroken a stock iPhone will never sit right with you again !
  23. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Then why click on it? Shame pointless replies like this are inevitable also.


    Thanks for the tips.

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