Here are my picks for the best cydia apps, tweaks, themes & widgets you can have installed on your jailbroken iphone or ipod touch at this point in time. Everything featured in this video can be found from stock sources in cydia BigBoss, modmyi, ZodTTD & MacCiti and Cydia/Telesphoreo no extra sources are needed.
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Complete list of everything covered in this video.
BytaFont & Boxii Font
BytaFont is a simple cydia application that allows you to change the font style across your entire device. It’s one of the quickest ways to really give your ios device a custom look. The best thing about bytafont is that it’s free from the modmyi source, and my personal favorite font is the Boxii Font also free from the ZodTTD & MacCiti source. More Info
FolderEnhancer changes your folders to the way they should have been designed from apple. You will notice how much faster using folders can be when you have FolderEnhancer installed. It will also give you the ability to place as many apps into folders as you want, and also folders in folders. This tweak can be found from the BigBoss source for $2.49.
ActiveDock will reinvent your dock to be just like the dock found in OS X. You get the little indicator lights displaying that the app is running in the background. Bouncing is the best, when you launch an app it will bounce just like on the mac. Also it will bounce when you receive a notification for the corresponding application, i nice touch. ActiveDock can be purchased for download from the BigBoss source for $1.99. More Info
If you text as much as i do, biteSMS is a must have app. biteSMS will overrule your messages app and bring out some awesome abilities. You will be able to reply to messages anywhere within your device. When in an app, just tap the notification banner to open biteSMS. You can even reply directly from your lockscreen, also to compose a new message just pull down notification center and press the little compose icon. biteSMS comes with a free trial and you can also purchase the full license for $7.99 from the BigBoss source.
WinterBoard app is simply how you theme anything on your device. One very cool feature with winterboard which many forget about is the ability to stack themes on top of each other. For example i have the ayecon theme placed under iOS Colorful Statusbar and Glasklart battery, as seen in the video. WinterBoard is free from the Cydia/Telesphoreo source and will automatically download with any theme.
ayecon is one of the most classy, elegant and subtle themes there is. Introduced in mid 2012 ayecon still seems to be one of the most popular themes of all time. It is my personal favorite theme because of it’s simple style. ayecon can be found in the BigBoss source for $2.99. More Info
iOS 6 Colorful Statusbar
Sick of everything being white in your statusbar? If so, here is another one of my favorite themes iOS 6 Colorful Statusbar. This theme simply adds color to almost everything in your statusbar. You can download this theme for free from the modmyi source. More Info
I only featured the Glasklart Battery in this video, but there is much much more to this theme. Check out my video of Glasklart! You can get this theme from the modmyi source for free, and its worth it.
Neurotech Siri 2
Simply the coolest siri theme there is. Neurotech Siri 2 brings 300 frames of 3D animations to make up the awesome siri mic you see. Neurotech also themes the entire siri user interface, which is a very futuristic look thats simply amazing! Neurotech Siri 2 is available from the modmyi source for $0.99. More Info
Another one of my favorite icon based themes. Jaku brings a classy and simple style theme to your device just like ayecon. Check out more of Jaku in this video! You can get Jaku for $2.99 from the ZodTTD & MacCiti source.
Going along with WinterBoard and themes, Color Keyboard is how you can theme your keyboard. Many benchmark themes come with there own matching keyboard addon for Color Keyboard. You can customize the buttons, pop ups and background of your keyboard. Color Keyboard can be purchased from the BigBoss source for $1.99.
My personal favorite keyboard addons for Color Keyboard are the windows phone 7 keyboards, listed below are the packs i have installed. Note that they are all free from the modmyi source and these are the english keyboards.
- WP7CK Black [Qy-US]
- WP7CK Colors [Qy-US]
- WP7CK ColorsPlus [Qy-US]
- WP7CK Gray1 [Qy-US]
- WP7CK Gray2 [Qy-US]
- WP7CK White [Qy-US]
Zeppelin is very simple, it allows you to change your borring carrier logo. The best feature of zeppelin is how many add on packs there are available, here is an old video i made of the 20 best zeppelin packs. Currently my favorite add on pack is Dubstep Carriers (Zeppelin). Zeppelin is free from the modmyi source and all add on packages are free also!
Double At is a incredibly simple tweak and you might not need it. For what i do with my iPhone on a daily basis this tweak saves me a bunch of time. With double at all you have to do is input your email address in it’s settings panel and whenever you need to type your email just click the @ button twice and it will paste! Double At is a free downloadable tweak from the BigBoss source.
FullForce for Phone
FullForce for Phone is a tweak built for the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th Generation. With this tweak you can seamlessly stretch apps to fit your larger 4 inch display. In the video you can’t even tell the app Speed Test has been altered and expanded to the longer length. FullForce for Phone is available from the BigBoss source for $0.99.
The finder for iOS! iFile is a real jailbreakers tool used to browse your devices entire file system. There are endless possibilities with iFile, from editing code, changing lockscreen theme locations, sending files over bluetooth to zipping and unzipping files. iFile is a very robust application. iFile can be found in cydia from the BigBoss source and for the full licensed version it will set you back $4.99. Seriously a great app!
Ever hate having a battery icon and also displaying the percentage because the icon isn’t very accurate to read, taking up 1/5 of your much used statusbar? Then BatteryPeek is a tweak for you! With this very simple tweak just download and install it and your done, you can now tap the battery icon to display the percentage. The percentage will vanish on its own after a short while. BatteryPeek can be downloaded for free from the BigBoss Source.
Universal Video Downloader
Universal Video Downloader is a very powerful application. This application will give you the option to download and save any video on your device. Use this app at your own risk. Universal Video Downloader works with Netflix, Hulu+, YouTube or ANY video you can watch on your device. The moment you start playing any video you will receive a popup notification asking if you would like to download this video! Universal Video Downloader is surprisingly FREE from the BigBoss source. enjoy
NCSettings is an absolute must! A widget packed with toggles and adjusting sliders such as volume, brightness, wifi, 3G, Bluetooth and many more. NCSettings is another one of my absolute most used packages from cydia. You can download this benchmark widget from the modmyi source for free.
NCDate & ncRam for Notification Center are 2 great widgets to have at hand. Both are free from the BigBoss source. Also with both widgets you can fully customize the font displayed color, size and style.
NCColors is just cool looking! Allowing you to make your notification center background semi transparent with a blurried effect. You can also colorize it with RGB sliders within the settings panel. NCColors is a free tweak from the modmyi source.
FlagPaint will paint your notification banner background to match the application icon color you are receiving the notification from! It’s just cool looking. There are a few settings you adjust with this tweak in the settings app, very straight forward. FlagPaint is available for just $0.99 from the BigBoss source.
Another one of those tweaks created that leaves you thinking… why didn’t apple do this in the first place? AppCent is a no brainer tweak that will display how much an app from the app store has been downloaded instead of a loading bar that states Loading. AppCent is free from the modmyi source, get it.
There are many lockscreen unlock tweaks found in cydia, Unfold is the best in my opinion. You have a few options within it’s settings such as unfolding it horizontally or vertically and how many times it folds. Unfold is free from the BigBoss source within cydia.
Having the replying bubble icon within the messages app when somebody is currently typing to you is very cool, but who is really going to sit in the messages app and wait? TypeStatus will put that icon in your statusbar! Kind of a peace of mind seeing it while you are anywhere on your device, just another tweak that reminds you why jailbreaking is so awesome. TypeStatus can be downloaded for free from the BigBoss source. Thanks Jeff Benjamin for this creative concept!
No more stupid flashlight apps! Torch puts a little lighting bolt icon on your lockscreen, simply tap flash on and now you can see in the dark. One of my most used tweaks ever since it’s release in cydia. Torch is free from the modmyi source within cydia. You can now delete the dumb flashlight app you paid a $1 for!
Your not a real jailbreaker unless you have Springtomize 2! This is the Swiss Army Knife of jailbreak tweaks. There are so many adjustments you can make to your device with this tweak it’s just crazy. I used springtomize to display my battery on the lockscreen overlaying my wallpaper, instead of the boring stock black background. You can also change icon size, dock layout, slide to unlock text, statusbar elements and much much more! Springtomize 2 is a premium tweak available for just $2.99 from the BigBoss source.
When i try to think back in the day of the iPhone 3GS and iOS 4 jailbreak one tweak always comes to mind, Barrel. It’s a tweak that has been around for a long time, very straight forward allowing you to have animated page scrolling effects. Barrel can be purchased from the BigBoss source for $2.99.
This tweak was a dream come true, the concept art of auxo was brought to attention awhile ago, i believe summer of 2012. I even wrote an article about the auxo concept! See Here. Thanks to amazing developer’s this tweak became a reality! Auxo reinvents the iOS switcher to be the way apple should have made it. Multitasking apps have live page previews with a mini app icon sitting on them. Swipe over and you have your music controls and volume slider, not to mention you can expand the album artwork. Swipe again and reveal your customizable quick toggles and brightness slider. Auxo is simply amazing, available for $1.99 from the BigBoss source.
On a side note i also have the ayecon Auxo Theme installed which is free from the BigBoss source.
The final epic tweak on this list is Zephyr. With zephyr, for the most part you no longer have to even touch your home button. Zephyr is a swipe gesture based tweak allowing you to close apps by swiping up from the bottom of the page. Also with a swipe up from the bottom of your homescreen zephyr will open your switcher. App switching multitasking with swipes side to side. Everything is configurable, and you can disable zephyr in specific apps like fruit ninja for example. Zephyr is the crowned king of my most used tweaks of all time. Grab Zephyr right now from the BigBoss source for $2.99.
So there you have it ladies and gents, that brings my epic list to an end. I am dubbing everything in this list the best of the best in cydia at this point in time. Please do keep in mind jailbreaking is a form of art in it’s own, and is continuously evolving. So until next time, enjoy.