7 Jailbreak Apps That Are Obsolete Thanks to iOS 7

iOS 7 was announced earlier this year during Apple’s spring event, and has been in beta ever since. However, Apple is expected to finally discuss a release date for iOS 7. It’s possible that we may be able to download it as early as next week, or we could be waiting until the iPhone 5S is out on September 20. Either way, it looks like we’ll be getting iOS 7 this month.

However, when a big new iOS release comes out, jailbreakers have to ask themselves whether or not they’re going to upgrade to iOS 7. We already know that a jailbreak for iOS 7 is possibly in the works, but Apple put a lot of new features in iOS 7 that make some of the biggest jailbreak tweaks obsolete now, and here are seven of them.

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SBSettings

SBSettings includes a lot of nifty tweaks, but the most popular feature by far as the quick access toggle settings that users could put in the drop-down notification tray. However, iOS 7 now includes Control Center, which is a menu that you can access by swiping up from the bottom. From there, you can toggle different connectivity settings. This essentially gets rid of the need for SBSettings for a lot of iOS users.

Auxo

Auxo is a relatively new jailbreak tweak that offers a much better multitasking tray and app switcher. With Auxo, you can see a preview of each app and you can close apps by swiping down on them — a much easier method than iOS’s default way. In iOS 7, however, Apple added a similar app switcher user interface. It provides a card view of open apps, and swiping up on them will close them out.

AssistantEnhancer

Siri is definitely a lot of fun to use, and it can be a huge convenience when you have both of your hands tied up doing other things; Siri comes through is these kinds of situations. However, it’s not without its faults, and there are still a lot of things that Siri can’t do, but a jailbreak app called AssistantEnhancer adds more abilities to Siri, allowing her to understand a ton more commands. As expected, though, Apple has improved Siri in iOS 7, and while we don’t know all of the new commands of the iOS 7 version of Siri, the effectiveness of AssistantEnhancer went down quite a bit.

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Auto App Updater

It seems like new app updates are available every day, and you probably get even more update notifications with the more apps you have. Manually installing all of these updates can be a pain in the butt, but Auto App Updater is a jailbreak tweak that does it automatically. However, Apple added automatic updates in the App Store in iOS 7, so no more manual installs once you install an app.

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DeepEnd

iOS 7 comes with a new 3D parallax effect that creates depth on the otherwise 2D display; moving around your iPhone will create a 3D effect with the apps in the foreground and the wallpaper in the background. DeepEnd was one jailbreak tweak that did this first, with other jailbreak apps following suit shortly after, but now there’s no need for it.

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Clockify is a jailbreak app that shows the actual time on the Clock icon on the iOS homescreen. It’s certainly not a huge tweak by any means, as you can still get the time from the digital clock in the upper-right corner of the screen, but many users liked having a real-time Clock icon on the homescreen. Now, Apple has included that in iOS 7, but they still need to make the Weather icon show real-time weather. In the meantime, there’s the WeatherIcon jailbreak tweak to show live weather on Apple’s Weather icon.

UnlockFX

The old lockscreen in iOS (iOS 6 and older) remained unchanged for most of iOS’s lifetime, which sparked a lot of jailbreak users to find something a little more fresh. UnlockFX is one of the most popular jailbreak apps that provides a different lockscreen experience. It gives users a number of different unlocking animations that can swirl, fly left, and move in unique ways. However, iOS 7 includes the ability to swipe to unlock anywhere on the screen, as well giving users access to notifications and Control Center right from the lockscreen.

  

Comments

    • IPHONE4EVER says

      You are a joke like all the rest of the FAKE ASS jailbreaks, go crawl back under that rock you slithered out from advertising that BS evasion is the only ios jailbreak!! I hope you drop and break your phone after I post this!!!!!!!!!!

    • 7jailbreak my ass! says

      People like you need to go to hell! Idiot! Here we have dedicated hackers breaking the worlds most secure commercial mobile operating systems and doing it for FREE, while idiots like you are scamming people time and time again.

  1. Jacob says

    they still haven’t added a sceen capture (video not picture) app and there are none without a jailbreak and you can’t display your screen onto your tv without having to pay for apple tv, but why pay for something when there is a equally good free option (there are pc options that do not require a jailbreak but they lag) so I see no reason to not jailbreak iOS 7. Also the simplified icons is something I and literally everyone I personally know hate.

    • Steve Jobs says

      AirServer is a great program I use on my Mac (it works on PC too) and it mirrors your iOS screen (up to 4 devices at once I know of!) to your computer. From there, you can use HDMI to hook up your computer to a TV. It works flawlessly with a decent wifi connection (and a newer device-it lags a little bit if it isn’t iPhone 5 or better, or iPad 4 or better).

  2. xweaponx says

    Actually, the one app I DON’T want is “Auto App Updater” because I use an older version of Pandora and a few other apps. I don’t WANT them to update automatically. I hope this new boon can be shut off in iOS 7. The version of Pandora I use is the last one that ever had the remaining time feature. If they put that back in, maybe I’ll allow an update. But i have a few other apps that must not ever be updated. Fortunately, I keep a huge library of previous IPA files on my PC, I have about 7 GB of IPA files for over 150 Apps.

    • Trypno says

      The ‘Auto Update’ feature defaults to off, so you actually have to choose whether you want it on or not

  3. Trypno says

    Infinifolders has become an unnecessary tweak as well, iOS7 folders allow the user to add as many apps to a folder as they like. Still no native option for an infinite dock, and no native ways to hide the dock either. iOS7 has also finally included an answer to Android’s live wallpapers, with Active wallpapers, though third parties have yet to develop any to supplement the native active wallpapers.

  4. A.J Pringle says

    Activator, Winterboard, Airserver, Alarming, SnoozeOrStop, Timespeak, Velox, Infinidock, iProtect, , QuickHide would seal the deal for me best JB apps out IMO
    I like new multitasking tiles but Auxo and Switchy together are better for multitasking

  5. iOS 7 Jailbreak Guide says

    Apple has really killed many IOS cydia tweaks with the launch of iOS 7, and there are multiple developers who have decided not to release these tweaks for free next time in the public.

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