The iOS 9.1 Jailbreak is now available for both Windows and Mac from the Pangu team. Users should take advantage of having Cydia on their iPhone or iPad and install some of the best Cydia tweaks available out there. We see jailbreak tweaks being release on a daily basis and so it’s hard for new users to figure out which one the essentials and must-have for their iOS 9 devices.
This article will sums up some of the top Cydia tweaks that you should install to take your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to the next level. Rest ensure that these packages will make our lives easier and more productive and some are just for custimization purposes.
Browsing the web has never been easier with Browsix, a jailbreak tweak gives a new web browsing experience by providing different unique features. The first one that will interest you is the floating browser that can be opened anywhere within the system. For example, you can browse the web while using another application, from your lock screen, or even home screen.
Let’s say someone sent you a text message with words that you don’t even know, instead of having to open up the Dictionary app or launch Safari to search for its definition, you can just go on the web version of Google Translate right inside the Messages app.
Keep in mind that this is a floating browser, which means you can move it around anywhere you want and still continue to use your previous application while browsing. You can also open in-app links (such as links from WhatsApp, Notes, etc) just by clicking on the link and it will open Browsix without leaving the current app.
If you visit the Jailbreak subreddit on a regular basis, you must have seen one of the redesigned iOS lockscreen by an ex-employee of Apple. The interface received many likes from the community and luckily someone has decided to implement the concept into a real tweak.
A beautiful concept made to reality now enhances your lock screen to feel more personalized and just simply amazing.
Introducing FutureLock, a redesigned iOS 8 lockscreen with gorgeous widgets, greeting name on, and a better pending notification section. FutureLock provides two widgets with contents that you most likely to care most about, the Weather forecast and calendar. Along with it is a categorized notifications and a greeting with your name on it.
If you are looking for something to replace your boring iOS lockscreen with, FutureLock is the right option. Jailbroken users can purchase it from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for just $2.50.
Wouldn’t be fun if you can still tweet and interact with someone on Twitter if that person has blocked you? This could be accomplished with a simple tweak called SeeBlockedTweets on Cydia. As the name suggested, this tweak will allow you to see timeline, photos, and tweets of someone even when you’re blocked.
SeeBlockedTweets is currently available for free on the BigBoss repo and works with the newest Twitter version. Currently, it doesn’t work with Twitter clients like Tweetbot or Twitterific so you may want to switch over to the official app.
Apple has released many different iOS updates but never have they ever integrate a feature where users can actually customize their notification banners. We see these all the time and most of us are tired of the simple banner already. Overtime, many developers tried to come up with Cydia tweaks that help customize these notification banners. I’ve seen a few good ones, but they’re premium tweaks, which cost money.
If you are looking for a free jailbreak tweak to take your notification banners to the next level, this might be the best choice. AniBanner lets you add cool effects and elegant animations to the banner of your notifications. All options are available for configurations from your Settings.app. Check out the demo video below.
Do you think that the Music preferences on your Control Center is missing some important design elements and functionality? We think so too, and you can change that with Bragi, a redesigned Music Controls tweak which add some new colors to the Control Center and improve user-experience.
When not playing, Bragi will allow you to set a default player so when you tap on it and the music will start playing right away without launching the app. Furthermore, you have more options from the reachability view area. Bragi is compatible with popular tweaks like Acapella and more. You can download it for $1 from the BigBoss repo.
TypeStatus is not a newly released jailbreak tweak, in fact, it was one of the many popular packages for iOS 7 not long ago. This simple tweak allows iMessage users to know when someone has read their message and when they are started typing right through your iOS status bar.
It took awhile for the tweak to get updated for Apple’s latest firmware, but here it’s, introducing TypeStaus 2. The same tweak but for your iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8. Hashbang Productions is now releasing it on their beta repo and anyone can give it a try for free.
Once TypeStatus 2 is installed, there will be several options for you to enable and disable from the Settings app.
- Status Bar Overlay
- Status Bar icon
- Hide Inside Messages
You can also set an overlay display duration and animations. Add this repo: http://cydia.hbang.ws if you wish to download and install TypeStatus 2 for iOS 7 – 9.
Your device used to display a little fully charged indicator on the status bar, this shows that your iPhone or iPad is completely charged and you may remove it from the charger. Apple has removed that functionality starting from iOS 8 and you won’t be able to see that little useful icon in the future.
However, there is a way to get that tiny guy back, by using a recently released tweak on Cydia called FullyCharged, this tweak will automatically switch the regular lightning bolt (show up whenever you connect to a cable or a computer) with a charging plug when your device is done charging. This help to avoid disconnecting your iOS device when the battery level isn’t actually at 100%.
Users who interested in this tweak can download it for free from the BigBoss repo. FullyCharged is compatible with iOS 8 – 8.4 and require no additional setup after.
SystemWide is a new customization tweak for iOS 8, allowing you to adjust the colors of any UI elements, turning the interface into your liking. You can use SystemWide to decorate your status bar, notification banners, control center, and make swiping between Springboard pages faster. This help finding a specific app faster when you have a bunch of applications installed on the home screen.
Furthermore, the developer also adds more feature to enhance user experience such as secure all pubs in applications, put your horlogue in italic, and choose an image to replaces each of your sliders.
SystemWide is paid tweak and is purchasable from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99.
Even though the iPhone operating system is known for having top-notch security features, it’s really hard to avoid getting viruses when visiting an unreliable websites, even if you use third-party browsers like Chrome. The only thing we can do is try our best not to mess with these dodgy sites and also install NoAlertLoop.
This is a free jailbreak tweak that prevent websites from giving you infinite popups by checking for more than one alerts given on the site. If multiple popups are found, the tweak will automatically remove them.
NoAlertLoop is a must-have tweak to enhance the security features of your iOS device and improve your browsing experience.
Remember when Facebook still have their built-in messenger feature within the Facebook app itself, you can quickly reply to the person you’re talking to by tapping on their little avatar bubble anywhere on the screen. However, since Facebook moved its Messenger to a new app called Facebook Messenger, we no longer see that anymore.
If you missed it here is how to get it back with FBMChatsHeads. This is a new tweak on Cydia that adds the chat heads to Facebook Messenger so that it can used as a quick reply feature. You can download FBMChatsHeads for free from the BigBoss repo.
You may be familiar of how to work with the Activator tweak by Ryan Petrich. Certain features on your iPhone or iPad can be activated just by tapping on your status bar or double pressing the home button. Macio is a tweak that does the same thing but now using your keyboards.
To open up Control Center you will have to swipe up from the bottom of your screen, however, Macio made it easier by making it accessible with just a single key. For example, you can hold the letter “h” to trigger handy key or “c” for Control Center.
Most jailbreakers should of have this tweak installed on their iPhone and iPad. AppSync is a free package that allows you to sync and install .IPA apps to your iOS device without going through iTunes. This is extremely useful for developers to test out their own applications before submitting them to the App Store.
These are some of the essential Cydia tweaks you should install on your jailbroken iOS 9 devices. I know that there are still many more hidden gems out there and feel free to use to comment section below to let us know.