Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently released the latest version of the iOS, iOS 10, at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and the news of the OS being jailbroken also reached the surface quite soon. For iOS 9 though, the latest jailbreak tool was for 9.1, and we have compiled some of the best apps and tweaks available for your jailbroken iOS devices.
Before going any further, however, we feel it is necessary to provide user caution. Jailbreaking your iPhone voids its warranty and therefore you should proceed with great caution, and not go ahead and do it without the supervision of an expert. In some cases, users have had their iPhone bricked in an attempt to jailbreak them.
Now that’s out of the way, so let’s dive straight in:
BytaFont is a popular cydia tweak that allows the user to customize the theme on an iPhone or iPad, or iPod Touch. So with jailbreaking, the user is able to change not only other visual settings like themes and icons, but also minor details like fonts.
One of the exclusive features announced for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and later for iPhone SE, was the animated Live Photos feature. With a jailbroken iPhone, however, you can get the feature on an older iPhone by installing the cydia app EnableLivePhotos. So that when you take a picture from your iPhone, the app enables the capture of the video seconds before and after taking the picture.
It is another handy tweak that enables the use of the TouchID fingerprint sensor as an alternative to pressing the Home button twice for accessing the App Switcher. Also, placing your finger on the TouchID when the iOS device is locked will take the user instantly to the Home screen. Less pressing of the Home button and performing more functions!
If you’ve ever used an Android device then you’d be familiar with locking a particular app with a pattern or password. The same function is availablethrough BioLockdown on a jailbroken iPhone, which allows the user to keep uninvited eyes out of their private information like photos, credit card information, or an app.
Control Centre was launched for the first time on iOS 7 giving the user unprecedented access to system controls on iOS. With CCSettings, users on a jailbroken iPhone are able to edit the controls available to be manipulated via the Control Centre.