General What jailbreak tweaks do you recommend for a newbie?

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  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    What jailbreak tweaks do you recommend for a newbie?
     
  2. alkalifly macrumors regular

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    Free:
    CCToggles (or some other control center mod)
    Flipswitch (to use with CCToggles)
    f.lux
    WiCarrier

    Free with paid pro version:
    SBProfiles
    SwipeSelection

    Paid:
    AdBlocker
    iFile
    Push for Gmail
     
  3. Sital macrumors 68000

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    The above post is a perfect example of why you should do your own research specific to your own needs. There's nothing wrong with alkalifly's list, but the only tweak I use from that list is iFile.

    You're bound to get many responses, many of which won't be relevant to your needs.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I only use two from that list. Of course, I'm on iOS 6 so it's a bit different, but I agree with the assessment here.

    One of the basic tweaks most people install is Activator. That's probably a good introduction to what you can do with jailbreaking.

    I second f.lux, but if you're not the kind of person that's affected by harsh blue light from your iPhone screen at night or in dark places it may not be relevant to you.
     
  5. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd start with Cydia, since you already have that. TONS of good info and tweaks listed on the home screen.

    Go through the 'Featured' section after you read all the info...
     
  6. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    Do you run 7.1.x? Just saw your recommendation for SBProfiles (which is a must have on my phone). Couldn't yet find a confirmation whether SBProfiles works (or not) on 7.1.2. I'm still on 7.0.6 but ready to update to 7.1.2 as soon as I know SBProfiles will work.
     
  7. Asator macrumors 6502a

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    Activator
    AskToCall
    Browser Changer
    BytaFont 2
    CCToggles
    Coono
    CyDelete7
    Cylinder
    f.lux
    Fascy
    FolderEnhancer (iOS 7)
    Forecast
    HapticPro
    HiddenSettings7
    iCaughtU Pro
    iCleaner Pro
    iFile
    PreferenceOrganizer 2
    ShowCase
    SmartClose
    SwipeSelection Pro
    WinterBoard
     
  8. iRetired macrumors 6502a

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    My setup includes:
    AdBlocker
    AppList
    Bigify
    Bridge
    DockShift
    GroovyLock
    IconOmatic
    iWidget
    iKeywi 2
    OpenBackup
    ProTube
    Speed Intensifier
    ThemeIconMaker
    Weather Clock 7
    Winterboard
     
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  10. alkalifly macrumors regular

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    So far so good with SBProfiles on 7.1.2 :)
     
  11. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    Thx.
     
  12. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    My list (Some are paid, but most are free. And as someone else said, everyone's lists will vary a little or a lot):
    Activator
    Adblock
    BytaFont 2
    CleverPin
    Dimmer
    f.lux
    FlipControlCenter (this has been a little buggy since upgrading to 7.1.1, but it works)
    iFile
    SafariTabCount
    ShowCase
    Springtomize 3
    SwipeSelection Pro
    webscrollian
     
  13. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    If you take a ton of pics then you might want to get Photo Info.
    Here are my other musts

    CameraTweak 2
    Action Menu Plus Pack
    Flex 2
    iCleaner Pro
    Fascy
    xCon
    Springtomize 3
    iFile
    NoAnnoyance (repo.pnre.co.vu)
    AltKeyboard 2
    Auxo 2
    f.lux (flux.herf.org)
    FlipControlCenter (rpetri.ch/repo)
    Canopy
    Apple File Conduit "2"
    BiteSMS
    Nitrous
    Mail Enhancer Pro iOS 7
    RetroArch (libretro.com/Cydia)
    StatusTime+

    Webscrollian was replaced by Fascy btw.
     
  14. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Ah, thank you for that!
     
  15. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

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    Here is an essential list of tweaks I install on every iPhone I jailbreak:
    Activator
    BatteryLife
    CCToggles
    f.lux
    icleaner Pro
    ifile
    mikoto
    Network List
    NO PLS RECOVERY
    NoAnnoyance
    OpenSSH
    ShowCase
    SwipeSelection
    Untrusted Hosts Blocker
    Webscrollian
    WiFi Booster

    All of these are free and help to keep the phone running as it should or simplifies issues it may have. To each their own, but the 20 some odd iPhones I've jailbroken all have these installed on them.
     
  16. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

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    There’s a lot of good suggestions here. I have over 120 tweaks just on the “User” tab (and I'm on iOS 6.1.2) so I won’t give my whole list. Instead I'll just mention a few of my favorites that I didn’t see already posted:

    FakeClockUp speeds up UI animations. I use 1.6× on mine.

    SlideCut lets you copy, paste, select, undo and more just using the keyboard. It's like command-key shortcuts on a Mac, by sliding from the spacebar to a letter (works great alongside SwipeSelection, just start your SlideCut swipes moving upward rather than sideways).

    Platinum lets you autocomplete search terms in Safari without commencing the search, so you can keep typing more.

    NetworkList shows your saved wifi network names and passwords in Settings.

    Brightness Icons provides homescreen icons to adjust the backlight. I put mine in the Dock so they’re always in easy reach. Works great with Dimmer.

    BrightVol lets you set an Activator action to make your volume buttons adjust the brightness, and back again. Works great with Dimmer.

    FullImage lets you zoom in further on photos.

    SpringFlash lets you set an Activator action to toggle the torch (flash light). I use a hardware button.
     
  17. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    No prob
     
  18. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    FYI, this was mentioned a couple posts up, but just in case you didn't see it, WebScrollian has been replaced by Fascy. Just an FYI.
     
  19. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

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    I use the one from Tateu's repo... Facsy for me is not as smooth as Tateu's modified version.
     
  20. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Ah ok makes sense. I was using r_plus's modified version since January until he released Fascy. At that point, I figured I should just start using the new one.

    I'll check out Tateu's version to see if I like it better. Thanks.
     
  21. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

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    No problem... Please come back and tell me which one you like.
     

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