While we wait for the iOS 6 jailbreak release, we want to share some of the apps we can’t wait to use when we can jailbreak the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S.
All of these apps already work with the iOS 6 jailbreak, but they are limited to the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. After the iOS 6 release, developers will need to update the apps to support the larger screen of the iPhone 5.
At least one of these apps, IntelliscreenX is already partially working on the iPhone 5, which is good news for users patiently waiting for work to complete on the iOS 6 jailbreak.
We’ve seen progress on the iOS 6 jailbreak front, and there is hope that pod2g is going to work with @planetbeing and others to make the iPhone 5 jailbreak a reality within the next six months, but for now users can not jailbreak the newest Apple devices.
5 Icon Dock
One of the simplest jailbreak apps we want on the iPhone 5 is the 5 icon dock. Even with an extra row of apps on each home screen, former jailbreak users will surely miss the convenience of keeping just one more app on the dock for fast access from any screen.
This simple, but awesome iOS tweak is one of the first we’ll install after jailbreaking the iPhone 5.
Auxo is the latest major iOS 6 jailbreak app to catch our eye and hopefully Apple’s eye. Auxo is a new app switcher that ditches app icons in favor of small cards, but it doesn’t stop there. In addition to looking really nice it adds functionality we’d love to have on our iPhone.
The video below shows how easy it is to kill an app, or even multiple apps with a single swipe. It also shows the new music player screen available with a double tap of the home button.
Perhaps the best new feature outside of app switching is the fast access to controls. By adding WiFi, Airplane Mode and other items to the menu users no longer need to dive into settings for fast toggles.
Chrome is a great iPhone browser, but without the ability to set the browser as default users will end up in Safari when clicking links.
Browser Chooser is a simple tweak that sets something other than Safari as the default browser, streamlining the experience and offering choice where Apple offers none.
The iPhone lock screen is wasted in most views, only showing recent notifications until the phone is unlocked, but with IntelliscreenX, users can do more on the home screen.
IntelliscreenX puts calendar events, emails, text messages and social networks like Facebook and Twitter on the home screen. Users can also look at news through a built-in RSS reader.
The video above shows off the many IntelliscreenX features. We’ve seen IntelliscreenX running on an iPhone 5 once already.
Another jailbreak only tweak we can’t wait to use on the iPhone 5 is f.lux. This cool app is a must have for any iPhone or iPad user that stays up late looking at the screen.
f.lux changes the color, brightness and temperature of the screen so that it doesn’t keep you awake long after you put the device down.
Work continues on the iOS 6 jailbreak, and now that pod2g is on his way back to helping with the iOS 6 jialbreak we may see a swifter public release.
Stay tuned for the latest iOS 6 jailbreak news.