Best iOS 8.4 Cydia Tweaks

An iOS 8.4 jailbreak was released earlier this week to much excitement from the jailbreaking community. Here are the best iOS 8.4 Cydia tweaks that you should have installed on your iPhone or iPad right now.

The past week or so has been fairly busy for jailbreakers. An iOS 8.3 jailbreak was first released last week and received a few updates over the next few days following, mostly adding Cydia support and fixing some other lingering bugs.

However, iOS 8.4 released earlier this week and just a couple of hours after that, TaiG updated its jailbreak tool to work with iOS 8.4, essentially creating an iOS 8.4 jailbreak for iPhones and iPads.

While there are still a small handful of tweaks that have yet to be updated for iOS 8.4, most popular Cydia tweaks are compatible with the latest version of iOS. Plus, any tweaks that aren’t yet compatible will likely receive updates in the near future.

If you’re new to jailbreaking and need some Cydia tweaks to get you started, here are some of the best iOS 8.4 Cydia tweaks that you can install right now.

Springtomize 3

This is perhaps one of the biggest Cydia tweaks available, and it’s one that every jailbreaker should have installed.

springtomize-3

Springtomize 3 was recently updated to support iOS 8.4, and while it still has a few lingering bugs, its functionality is mostly stable. The tweak lets you do a bunch of different stuff, like change around the look and feel of certain elements, hide icons, speed up the animations, and even put more app icons in the dock.

The only big bug I’ve discovered so far is that changing anything around in the status bar will make the time disappear in the status bar, but there should be quick fix for this a future update soon enough.

Activator

If you’re all about automation or creating shortcuts for certain actions, Activator is the tweak to get. You can do things like change songs using the volume buttons, triple-click the home button to open up a frequent app, and set up all sorts of swipe gestures.

activator

You can also automate certain tasks, like disabling vibration whenever you have your iPhone unlocked or put your device in airplane mode during sleeping hours.

The possibilities are endless with Activator, and while it does require a bit of a learning curve, once you understand the basics, you can begin to create all sorts of cool actions.

Activator is currently in beta, but it’s actually fairly stable and can be installed by adding the “rpetri.ch/repo” repo to Cydia.

F.lux

You may not realize it, but that bright screen may be causing eye strain and even messing up your sleep cycle. The bright blue hue that display emit can affect your sleep, especially if you use devices right before bed, but F.lux is a Cydia tweak that aims to fix this.

Flux

Essentially, F.lux gets rid of that harsh blue hue in favor for a warmer color temperature that’s easier on the eyes at night.

As with Activator, F.lux is currently in beta form as far as iOS 8.4 compatibility is concerned, but it’s fairly stable and I haven’t run into any bugs. You can install it by adding the “justgetflux.com/cydia” repo to Cydia and then searching for “f.lux”.

ShowCase

A new feature in iOS 9 changes the uppercase letters in the iOS 8 keyboard to lowercase when typing in lowercase, but for iOS 8 users it can still get a bit confusing as to whether or not you have caps lock on.

ShowCase

However, a tweak called ShowCase enables this feature in iOS 8.4, by only showing uppercase letters when the shift key is activated. Otherwise, you’ll see lowercase letters, which makes it much easier to see which letter case you’re in.

TinyBar

Whenever you receive a notification on your iPhone while you’re using it, that big banner that appears at the top of the screen can sometimes get in the way of what you’re doing.

tinybar

However, TinyBar is a tweak that condenses those banners into a single line that only takes up the space that the status bar occupies, which means that when you get a notification while you’re using your iPhone, the banner won’t get in the way, but it will still show you the notification in its entirety.

It’s perhaps a tweak that isn’t for everyone, but it’s certainly a tweak that’s so well implemented, I’m surprised it isn’t a default feature in iOS.

BetterPowerDown

When you go to shut off your iPhone, you’re only given one option: to power off your device. Wouldn’t it be great if you had the option to reboot your iPhone as well?

betterpowerdown

BetterPowerDown is a simple Cydia tweak that adds a reboot option and a respring option to the power down menu when you long-press the power/sleep button on your iPhone or iPad. Most of the time, when I access the power down menu, it’s because I want to reboot my iPhone anyway, so adding this option helps out a lot.

10 Comments

  1. Preben

    07/05/2015 at 11:57 am

    Why are they trying to make an IOS device into an Android device?

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    • Ben Tarr

      07/05/2015 at 4:30 pm

      Tweaking iOS with a jailbreak isn’t making it into an Android device. *facepalm*

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    • Carlo

      07/07/2015 at 1:53 am

      I don’t see how you see this as turning an iOS into an Android. Springtomize customizes, activator does better gestures/shortcuts, f.lux changes the screen color, showcase just shows lowercased letters, tinybar just limits the pop-up bar, and betterpowerdown just adds power options. What the heck’s so “Android” about those? That through Jailbreaking we’re being able to make most out of our phones? Android users also root their phones.

      Reply

  2. Jeremy Lansman

    07/05/2015 at 2:13 pm

    Mobile terminal bombs.

    Reply

  3. Danny

    07/06/2015 at 1:50 am

    Jailbreak

    Reply

    • Jeremy Lansman

      07/06/2015 at 2:32 am

      Eh? Danny. Uh… Yes. Cydia and JB 8.4 and I had to be cleaver to change root pwd, as mobile terminal opens then immediately crashes. Not yet ready for prime time. I opened my hotspot then connected the laptop to that then SSHed in. That was a bit roundabout. And took a lot of extra time. As everything computer does. Next? Bring up FieldTest on the iPad. What BS that Apple makes you jail break to do what an iPhone does out of the box. What controlling snots.

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  4. Jonathan Conesa (@1hevy_chevy)

    07/07/2015 at 9:01 am

    You guys fail to see what he menat by why “they are turning them into android phones”. He has a point, in the sense that android phones come with all of the above features from factory, and whatever doesnt you can acquire by simply downloading said feature from the playstore. You dont really need root access on an android to do this kind of stuff anymore.

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  5. Chris Siegell

    07/11/2015 at 1:32 pm

    Yeah. You can do the simple stuff with a factory androId (which I do admit should be default also on Apple devices). Although there is a reason many Android users still root their devices. Ultimately, though jailbreaking is superior to rooting because rooting is limited to the Google Play Store. Google has its own walled garden when it comes to rooted apps. There is no walled garden with jailbreaking because you can input multiple repositories, which is like have multiple mini Google Play Stores without the walls. Their are not substantial third party app stores with Android (most I’ve seen are low quality) and many Android devs are scared to sell third party apps because “big brother” Google might pull their apps from Google Play.

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    • Rob

      07/15/2015 at 5:49 am

      That’s pretty narrow minded. You don’t just have to go to the Play Store for rooted apps. Unlike iOS you can download apps from your browser which opens up even more opportunities to what you can do.

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  6. saichary

    08/19/2015 at 8:16 am

    SongCount is the New Cydia Tweaks i want t use. what do you think?

    Reply

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