Cydia Tweaks Of Year 2011

2011 is has come to an end, and it was a year that saw Apple maintain its dominance over the smartphone market. In October, iOS was bumped to iOS 5, which brought many long-awaited features to Apple’s mobile platform. In addition to that, iPhone 4S was launched, which has been termed as the most successful iPhone yet, with Siri being the apple of many people’s eyes.

On the jailbreak front, Cydialovers had to spend the last quarter of the year on a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5, but with the holiday season came an untethered jailbreak. iOS 5 brought a fully functional Notification Center, and many completely different features to the iOS mix, and that made way for a whole new genre of Cydia tweaks. Here is a list of some of the best Cydia tweaks for iOS 5.

Almost all of the following tweaks are free. The few that aren’t free have their price mentioned within their descriptions.

1. Spire (First legal Siri port for pre-A5 devices)

Siri iPod touch

2. OpenBackup (Create a backup of your Cydia tweaks and their chosen preferences)

OpenBackupFiles

3. Fbspot (Control your Facebook account from the Spotlight search area via custom commands)

Fbspot Custom Command

4. Autocorrection Bar (Get Android-like autocorrect bar above iOS keyboard)

Autocorrection Bar

5. SwitcherLoader (Add or remove options from the App Switcher tray)

SwitcherLoader Settings

6. App Stat (Track your app usage by seeing the number of times each app has been opened)

App Stat List

7. xCon (Run apps which don’t normally allow jailbroken devices to use them)

xCon BeforexCon After

8. Zephyr (N9 & Blackberry Playbook style multitasking bezel gestures – $2.99)

Zephyr

9. CleverPin (Disables passcode lock when on a particular Wi-Fi network – $1.99)

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10. SwitcherCleaner (Kills all apps automatically except the recent ones)

SwitcherCleaner

11. LockScreen Multitasking (Access App Switcher from the lock screen)

Lock Screen Multitasking

12. Firebreak (Enables panorama view in stock iOS camera)

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13. SMSConfirmation (Get confirmation notification every time an SMS is delivered successfully)

SMSConfirmation Notification

14. WeeSpaces (Multitasking for iOS 5 Notification Center)

IMG_0340

15. AnyLockApp (Replace the camera icon on lock screen with the shortcut to any app)

IMG_0333

16. WeeFlashlight (A flashlight usable from the notification center)

WeeFlashlight-Cydia-Tweak---Flashlight-toggle-in-Notification-Center

17. SwitcherPages (Add page dots to the app switcher tray)

Dots In Task Switcher

18. FolderIcons (Customize the appearance of folders and icons)

Modified Folders

19. Swype (Get a Swype keyboard for your iOS device)

Swype-Beta-For-iOS1

20. Notification Center widgets (a collection the best Big Boss Notification Center tweaks)

iOS 5 Notification Center Widgets

So that concludes the list of the tweaks that really made 2011 a successful year for the jailbreak community, and reminded everyone why Cydia remains important in the iOS environment. With the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 out now, users of jailbreak are sure to increase in numbers exponentially. Apple has been taking leads from the jailbreak community for a while (and even developers), and we hope to see the trend continue in years to come. Have a wonderful and successful 2012!

-(via addictivetips)

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