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Best iPhone 4S Jailbreak Apps & Tweaks in Cydia

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Now that the iPhone 4S has been jailbroken, you might be asking yourself what you can do with the newfound freedom.

There are many great apps that only work on jailbroken phones. These apps allow you to do things Apple would never let into the app store, from turning off 3G restrictions to completely changing the looks of your iPhone 4S, you can do it with these great iPhone 4S jailbreak apps.

Read: Best iPhone 4S Jailbreak Apps – Updated

Once you have your iPhone jailbroken, you can access these apps by tapping on the Cydia icon on your home screen. You may need to pay for some of these apps, but they are worth it.

To find these apps, use Search in Cydia. Unless noted, all of these apps are available in the basic Cydia repositories.

DreamBoard

Dreamboard theme switching.

DreamBoard makes it easy to switch themes on the iPhone 4S.

Dreamboard is a free app that makes it super simple to switch between themes that completely change the way your iPhone 4S looks.

I’m not just talking icon changes, but full-blown themes that make your phone look like a desktop, like an Android phone, like Windows Phone 7 and much more. Some themes are free, but most will run $2 to $4. Sadly you can’t buy all of the themes in Cydia just yet, so look on Google for DreamBoard Themes to find free ones you can load onto your iPhone with iFunBox.

Barrel 2

Skip to 2:40 to see the app in action.

If you want to change the way your homescreens change, heck out Barrel 2. This free tweak for the iPhone 4S offers rolling, falling, rippling and other effects when you move back and forth between screens. To install this you will need to add a new repository to Cydia.

In Cydia, Tap Manage -> Sources -> Edit -> Add -> type in repo.ig33kstas.com -> Search Barrel 2

After you install Barrel 2, you can change the transitions in your iPhone Settings.

IntelliscreenX

IntelliscreenX is a very cool jailbreak app that allows you to do way more on your home screen. From Facebook and Twitter to Mail and news, your lockscreen is much more useful now. The Notification center now has the time larger and adds access to toggles for airplane mode, Bluetooth, WiFi, Data, and Rotation. This app is $9.99, but has a free trial to see if you like it.

Infinifolders

infinifolders for iPhone 4S

Add as many apps as you want to iPhone folders.

Sick of the 12 app limit that Apple places on folders? Infinifolders is a $2 app that lets you keep adding apps to the folder so that you can organize apps how you really want to. When you add extra apps, you just need to scroll down to see them.

SiriToggles

Siri Toggles Settings on iPHone 4S

Change iPhone settings with SiriToggles on jailbroken iPhone 4S.

Ever wished you could use Siri to launch an app or change iPhone settings? This free app allows you to change your settings and open apps with your voice. It’s surprisingly accurate and works with many of the apps on my iPhone 4S. More on SiriToggles.

Activator

Activator is a nice app that allows you to add more gestures to your iPhone. My favorites are gestures that launch specific apps, such as a swipe left. If you pair this with certain jailbreak apps like BiteSMS, you can use a gesture to start a text message.

Five Icon dock

Five icon dock iPhone 4s

Add one more icon to the iPhone 4S dock.

It’s hard to pick a favorite four apps, but adding 6,7 or 8 is just too much. Give your dock one more icon with Five Icon dock, a free Cydia app.

Five Icon Switcher

Five icon switcher iPhone 4S

Add one more icon to your switcher on the iPhone 4S.

Just like the Five Icon dock adds another icon to your dock, this free Cydia tweak for the jailbroken iPhone 4S puts a fifth icon in your switcher, which means less scrolling.

PasswordPilot

I love this iPhone 4S jailbreak tweak. I keep a password on my iPhone 4S, keeping users out of it, but every time I update apps or make a purchase, I have to enter my password. This is great for parents who don’t want kids running up huge app store bills, but annoying for users like me. PasswordPilot allows me to skip entering my password when I use the App Store.

My3G

My3G facetime

Make Facetime calls over 3G

This app is one of my favorites. You can make Facetime calls over 3G, instead of being tethered to a WiFi hotspot. You can also do market downloads over 20MB in size while on 3G. Keep in mind that this will use up your data faster if you are on a limited data plan. $3.99 to purchase, with a free trial in Cydia.

Did we pass over your favorite Cydia app or tweak? Tell us which Cydia apps you’ve been using since the iPhone 4S was jailbroken. Are there any apps you can’t wait to be compatible with the iPhone 4S and iOS 5?

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

21 Comments

  1. JakeyFlower

    01/26/2012 at 10:38 pm

    ThankYou So Much! Great Stuff Especially Love The PasswordPilot And SiriToggles!

  2. Jamesttait

    02/01/2012 at 12:29 am

    Been searching google for loads of cydia apps, by far this blog was the most useful.

  3. Lance Owens

    02/27/2012 at 2:22 pm

    Siri Toggles – cool
    Barrel 2 – cool – have had some issues with touching one icon and the one next to activates instead – not sure if is related to barrel – but do suspect it.
    5 icon…… all good – waiting for the 5 icon “rows” 
    My3g – cant live without it
    MyWi –  not mentioned, but I own it from previous jailbreaks – another one I cant live without.
    SBS – good one
    KillBackground – another must have 
    BytaFont – must have font changer 

  4. Richard

    03/07/2012 at 1:13 am

    Nothing is there anymore….as i thought. What a load of Bull!!

    • Je

      03/07/2012 at 7:46 pm

       no man every thing works just fine , check facts be4 posting ,check your repo’s guess your a newbie

  5. Brayden WHITE

    03/14/2012 at 12:28 am

    wow, ur iphone will be like… an Android!! lol… checkout the lastest iOS jailbreak tips and tutorial for iOS 5.1 http://howtoresetiphone.blogspot.com/

  6. Adrian Woolley

    03/16/2012 at 11:49 pm

    Yeah, Best iPhone 4S apps because on a 3GS or 3G your battery would last like an hour. You need to ram to run all that stuff. People looking to streamline their install for optimum performance should. http://dishingtech.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/jailbreak-most-useful-apps-tweaks.html

  7. Catherinelandicho03

    03/25/2012 at 11:54 am

    help me guys i have a iphone 4s and i haven’t jailbreak apps and cydia , help me pls how can i download this application?? 

    • Lane Jasper

      04/20/2012 at 12:06 pm

      RedSn0w IF you haven’t upgraded to 5.1…there is no jailbreak for 5.1 whatsoever, but it’s CLOSE…they have made some great devs in the last two days…..

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      11/07/2012 at 1:36 am

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  8. Hotshottag

    03/26/2012 at 2:45 pm

    redsn0w

  9. South Bay Personal Trainer

    03/29/2012 at 9:55 pm

    Just google jailbreak, your type of iphone, and your carrier ie Verizon is CDMA.  There are various methods.

  10. Ayush Agrawal

    04/08/2012 at 8:24 pm

    Is dreamboard like winterboard ? Because i have already heard a lot about winterboard

  11. Leb0nati0n97

    04/10/2012 at 12:20 am

    No Dreamboard is more HD!

  12. Thatsbunklolz

    04/11/2012 at 3:43 am

    Barrel 2 isnt there? Am i just being an idiot? :S

  13. Tushar Agarwal

    04/30/2012 at 9:12 am

    Activator is the most important and a top cydia app for iPhone. Imagine the limitations on iphone without the Activator cydia app.

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    05/13/2012 at 2:25 am

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