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iOS 7 Jailbreak: 5 Tweaks We Can’t Wait to See



iOS 7 has been out for several months now, allowing most iPhone and iPad users ample time to upgrade to the new version and try it out. iOS 7 comes with a handful of new features, with one of the biggest changes being the new design of iOS, getting rid of the previous bubbly look in favor of something more simple and minimalistic.

However, iOS 7 doesn’t come without its flaws, but the best thing about that is that you can jailbreak your device to fix these flaws, however minor they are. Then again, iOS 7 cannot be jailbroken yet, but we should hopefully see a jailbreak in the next few months — most likely into 2014 if anything. With that said, we’ve been thinking about what jailbreak tweaks we’d like to see, and here are just a few that stick out when we think about an iOS 7 jailbreak.


Control Center Customization

Control Center is awesome in iOS 7, and it’s one of my most-used features in the new version, but it could definitely use some customization; it’s like Apple went 50% of the way with Control Control and just left it at that. Customization would be the cherry on top. We’d like to see a jailbreak tweak that adds customization abilities to Control Center.

For instance, if you never use Bluetooth, then the Bluetooth toggle in Control Center is useless and just takes up space. Wouldn’t it be cool to replace it with a toggle that you do use? Like a LTE toggle or instance. Furthermore, it would cool to have the app shortcuts toward the bottom be able to change to apps of your choice, rather than the flashlight, timer, calculator and camera.


Bringing Back the Old Notification Center

One thing I absolutely hate in iOS 7 is the new Notification Center. It has a lot more features that are useful for those who rely heavily on staying up to date on their calendar and such, but I’m a simple man and I liked the simplicity of the old Notification Center. However, I guarantee that there will be a jailbreak app that will bring the old Notification Center back, including the handy weather widget that Apple also nixed in iOS 7.


Overhaul the Multitasking Tray

Okay, so the new multitasking tray in iOS 7 is already overhauled compared to past iOS versions, but it’s still fairly limited when considering all of the things it could do with its new design. Currently, you can only swipe up to close out of an app, but with a jailbreak tweak, you could swipe both down and up to get rid of an app. Furthermore, having the thumbnail preview and the app icon not lined up exactly below the thumbnail at all times is something I’m not too fond of, but again, a simple jailbreak tweak could fix this.


Bringing iPhone 5s Camera Features to Older Devices

The iPhone 5s comes with a lot of nifty camera features that are exclusive to the device itself, including a new Burst Mode and instant camera filters. However, a jailbreak tweak could possibly bring these exclusive features to older iOS devices. It may not be as good as the iPhone 5s itself, but at least folks on the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s could shoot 10 frames per second.


Bringing AirDrop to Older Devices

The addition of AirDrop to the iOS line was big, but seeing how it only works with the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5, you might be hard-pressed to find someone that can use AirDrop with you. Furthermore, it doesn’t work across iOS and OS X at the moment, making it even less useful. However, we might see unofficial support come to older iOS devices with a jailbreak tweak, as well as unofficial support between iOS and OS X. This alone would make AirDrop way more useful than it currently is.




  1. meyou

    12/08/2013 at 1:59 pm

    boring suggestions

    • NAT002

      12/09/2013 at 7:34 am

      100% agree

  2. Jack

    12/08/2013 at 3:22 pm

    The tweak I need is an animation speed up. These windowsphone-esque animations take a few seconds to finish every time.

    • Alex

      12/08/2013 at 4:23 pm

      You can just disable the animations without a JB

  3. Curtisha

    12/08/2013 at 6:09 pm

    How about changing all the colors back to cool again? Including all the icons and several of the apps that got changed to the ugly days of pc. I just don’t get why we don’t have those kind of options build in.

  4. John P

    12/09/2013 at 4:35 am

    Absolutely everything your are hoping for is already available on jail broken iOS 6.x. Everything. I’ve played around with ios7 on some other devices and determined without a shadow of a doubt that there is absolutely no conceivable reason to “upgrade”. In my wildest dreams I can not imagine a plausible argument for upgrading to iOS 7. The problem we all have is that while we love Apple products, each succession in software reveals a push on the part of Apple to steer users toward their agenda of not only selling you the device, but owning and getting a cut of everything you intend to do on it. It’s annoying that they insert “store” buttons where you never wanted the, “share” buttons on everything you touch, and want you to store all of yor data in their servers. The inevitability is obvious. Within a few more releases, it will just be a phone linking you to a store where you must purchase or subscribe to everything you want. At that point, as is always the case in tech, someone else will provide the throw-back device with the simplicity we all crave. Rinse and repeat.

  5. NAT002

    12/09/2013 at 7:40 am

    BiteSMS, Lockinfo, Springtomize 2, SBSettings, Pandora Downloader, KIllBackground.

    I could get by with BiteSMS and Lockinfo. I hate going into every app each time I need to clear a notification or respond to SMS.

  6. Larry

    12/09/2013 at 7:49 am

    Blaaaaa blaaaaaa blaaaaaa!!! Whaaaaa whaaaaaaa whaaaaaaa same shit who cares!!!

    • Ace

      12/10/2013 at 1:42 am

      That’s not very helpful. :-/

  7. Brett

    12/09/2013 at 11:42 pm

    How about airplay between ios devices?

  8. C.David

    12/10/2013 at 9:58 am

    It looks like this site ( has simply copy and pasted you’re article.

  9. Blackrider

    12/11/2013 at 1:33 pm

    The thing that annoys me most is the new ugly dock, in particular the one on the ipad.

    Having that ugly thing that destroys every backgrounds picture by putting a ugly blury box in arbitrary color at the bottom of the screen is reason enough to jailbreak.

    Also, be able to show more than 9 icons at each page in a folder would be nice.

    And speed up the animations to iOs6 speed (not removing them, it is nice with some feedback, just not in slomo).

    And perhaps remove the ugly black blobs that sometimes appears behind the letters (probably meant to be shadows but they look nothing like it).

  10. Xnfu

    12/20/2013 at 5:37 am

    I’m happy with my jb iOS 6.x ipad at the moment. I can wait for a release. There is no reason to update to 7. I have everything I need.

    This is my first and last idevice, I hate iOS. Android is worlds better. My galaxy note 2 is a better productive device. It’s a shame that an iPad is limited to just games. Sad really.

  11. Fadi Nabi

    12/22/2013 at 10:16 am

    AirDrop uses a wifidirect chip That the older idevices doesn’t have , also the 5s camera

  12. BigTex

    01/06/2014 at 9:28 pm

    how about swiping down to kill ALL the apps and up to kill just that one? That would be useful.

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