After jailbreaking iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Mac or Windows, its now time to install cydia apps that will supercharge your device. But most people only know of one or two cydia apps which are compatible with jailbroken iPhone 4S, such as the great 3G Unrestrictor 5, the popular MyWi 5.0 or the pretty ones, such as the ones that gives hundreds of options Springtomize 2.
Apparently, there are number of iPhone 4S jailbreak compatible Cydia tweaks available, but since they all are not available at one place anywhere; it is difficult for you and for us to find the right one that supports the latest jailbroken firmware on latest hardware available. So, we thought we’d help you out by listing some of the best cydia apps that should get you started on your jailbroken iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 and above. We can assure that the cydia tweaks listed below will definitely help make you more productive, creative, and happy.
It is the most important utility that every Jailbreaker must install. With OpenSSH you can manage your iPhone and edit its system files. It lets you connect to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch over WiFi and transfer files from your computer to your iPhone 4S.
OpenSSH client can be installed via installer or Cydia. The process is fairly simple; just launch Cydia from SpringBoard and it will prompt you to select between ‘Hacker’ and ‘User’. Make sure you select ‘Hacker’ and then the settings will load automatically. Now, on the search tab, type in “Open SSH” and install Open SSH. You’re now good to go.
It is perhaps the best jailbreak app available providing you an easy way to access all the settings you’d like to adjust (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Orientation Lock, etc.) by just swiping down the Status Bar.
This tweaks essentially saves a lot of time where setting are buried deep inside multiple menus! It’s totally customizable and accessible from anywhere.
It’s popular tethering app that creates WiFi Hotspot to connect laptops or mobile devices to share your iPhone 4S’ internet connection. The reason why we’re recommending is that the price of AT&T’s tethering option is $45 per month whilst the price of MyWi 5.0 is just $19.99 (one time). Why to shell out such a huge recurring amount when you have MyWi. This powerful app even turns your Wi-Fi only iPad 2 into WiFi+3G model.
MyWi 5.0 is available in the Cydia Store via ModMyi repository for $19.99.
Will add iOS 5 Notification Center to the iPhone lock screen and lets you have a quick glimpse at your social updates from Twitter and Facebook, RSS feeds, mail inbox, mail message, access to system toggles, weather, and more. It’s the best use of the Lock Screen we’ve seen to date.
IntelliScreenX lets you open notification center directly from the lock screen including notification center widgets like PowerCenter, WeeRadio, WidgetTask, OmniStat and others. You can even toggle between 3G, Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth, et cetra using its “Top Shelf” feature.
Currently, you can only activate ‘Siri’ on iPhone 4S by pressing the “Home button” but with “Hands-Free Control” cydia tweak, as the name suggests, you can easily invoke the Voice Assistant by saying the word “Siri”. Now that you can jailbreak your iPhone 4S, you will not be able to install this tweak. Here is the video in Action:
No icon would be added to your SpringBoard – all settings will get configured in the Settings.app under Hands-Free Control. “Hands-Free Control” cydia tweak is available via the BigBoss repo at $1.99 only.
Zephyr brings Harmattan-style multitasking gestures on jailbroken iPhone. As soon as you swipe up, it brings the multitasking switcher and you can then switch to different apps by swiping left or right from the edge quickly with ease.
This simple and smooth multitasking gesture essentially decreases the wear and tear of the hardware Home button, and also speeds up the usage of the multitasking drawer. You simply start dragging from outside the bottom of the screen and move your finger onto the screen. This edge swipe would activate the multitasking drawer. Just the same way that Apple has made the iPad gestures. Zephyr is available on the BigBoss repo, in Cydia for $2.99!
This jailbreak app lets you reposition springboard icons freely in every possible way in the 4×4 layout throughout the Springboard. With Gridlock Cydia app you can arrange your springboard icons in order of how frequently they are being used or assigning rows to a particular category of apps on Jailbroken iDevice. Gridlock app will cost $ 0.99 in cydia.
Support has been extended to iPhone 4S and is now available for download via Cydia Store for $3.99 only. Loaded with wealth of advantages this cydia tweak don’t let incoming or FaceTime calls interrupt while you’re browsing, playing games, texting, updating Twitter, or in the middle of using any application.
The video call interface is designed in such a way that whenever some call you, a small bar drops from the top of your iPhone 4S screen detailing who’s calling you and gives you with three choices – You can either answer, or decline, or dismiss the incoming call. In order to answer just swiping right and to decline swiping left on callbar.
A new jailbreak app 3G Unrestrictor 5 is out for download on cydia store which allows you to make and receive FaceTime video calls, Photo Stream, iCloud backup, watch high resolution YouTube videos, et cetera on 3G connection of your jailbroken iPhone 4S.
The app actually tricks other apps into thinking it’s connected via WiFi network and not on mobile 3G connections. For example, I could tell the YouTube app that I always connect with WiFi. Then, it would play HQ videos. Without any setup required you can easily get FaceTime running over 3G and use it anywhere you want. 3G Unrestrictor 5 is available at cydia store via Big Boss repo for $3.99 only.
A Mobile Substrate tweak which adds custom voice command to Siri such as reboot, power off, restart springboard, and enter into safe mode. All voice controls must of course be pronounced in English. As soon as these custom commands are spoken, your iPhone 4S will acknowledge them and perform the requested action immediately.
- Reboot : Restart your iPhone using Siri
- Power off : Turn off your phone by using Siri
- Restart SpringBoard : Resprings your iPhone using Siri
- Enter Safe Mode : iPhone 4S get into Safe Mode using Siri.
No icons will be added to your homescreen and no options are available via Settings.app. Just install it via cydia and respring your jailbroken iPhone 4S.
Springtomize 2 quickly became popular due to its flexibility and number of options available. It allow users to customize almost each and every aspect of iOS such as you can tweak icons, folders, animations, app switcher, dock, and much more. If you’re jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 4S you’ll definitely want to check out the newly released Springtomize 2. It is available for $2.99 only via cydia store.
There are many popular apps that are not compatible but the jailbreak developers are working as fast as they to adapt their tweaks and packages to jailbroken iPhone 4S. After jailbreaking your iPhone 4S, which cydia tweaks you have installed? Sound off in the comments. Follow @JAlLBREAKS if you like the list.