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Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Gesto, HomeList, Scribble, YTStatus, and more

With the Electra Team’s Chimera jailbreak now available for all iOS 12.0-12.1.2 devices and Pwn20wnd working on Substitute support for jailbroken A12(X) devices using unc0ver, it’s an exciting time to be a jailbreaker. With that in mind, do you know what you should install on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad?

In this roundup, we’ll summarize each of this week’s new jailbreak tweak releases from Monday, April 29th to Sunday, May 5th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorites and then outline the rest afterward.

Our favorite releases this week

Gesto – $3.99

Gesto is a revolutionary upgrade from the traditional App Switcher that integrates the Control Center interface for improved utility and usefulness.

The tweak comes with several interface options and can also be used to quickly access system shortcuts or prevent certain apps from being killed via App Switcher swipes.

You can learn more about why you need Gesto in your life by reading our full review.

HomeList – $2.99

The Apple Watch is capable of two different Home screen styles: grid view and list view. If you’re a fan of the latter and wish that you could also have a similar Home screen style on your iPhone, then you might enjoy a new jailbreak tweak called HomeList.

With HomeList, you can enjoy an alphabetically-sorted application list as your primary Home screen app launcher. What’s more is you can customize the interface with different blur styles, colors, and even hide or show the standard Dock.

You can learn more about HomeList and where you can get it in our full review.

Remaining Charge Time – FREE

Remaining Charge Time is a captivating new jailbreak tweak that aims to let you know how much longer you have before your handset finishes charging.

The tweak displays the remaining time in place of the standard unlock text at the bottom of the Lock screen while your handset is connected to a power source, and it gradually updates as your handset begins to accumulate a charge.

You can learn more about Remaining Charge Time and how it works in our full review.

Scribble – $1.49

Scribble is a fun and quirky new jailbreak tweak that replaces the Lock screen’s standard numeric passcode interface with a drawing pad, enabling you to doodle your way into your device rather than tapping on numbers.

You’ll be able to configure your doodle preference in the tweak’s settings, after which you’ll be able to unlock your device by drawing your doodle. Much like your passcode, you are the only one that will know your specific doodle.

You can learn more about Scribble and how it works in our full review.

YTStatus – FREE

YTStatus is a jailbreak tweak that I’ve wanted for a long time, namely because it resolves one of my biggest gripes with the YouTube app. Once installed, it displays your Status Bar in the video controls interface that appears when you tap on the screen while a video plays in landscape orientation.

Before YTStatus, the only ways to view the Status Bar would be to open Control Center, rotate back to portrait orientation, or close the YouTube app, all of which are particularly intrusive when you simply want to check the time, your battery level, or your signal strength.

If you’re interested in learning more about how YTStatus works, then please let me direct you to our full review.

Other releases this week

actualFBPullToRefreshView: Makes the Facebook pull to refresh glyph blue to match the app’s new aesthetic (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)

AutoBlue: Disables Wi-Fi and Bluetooth after a certain amount of time if they aren’t being utilized (free via Packix repository – review)

DontKillMyMusic: Prevents you from killing any Now Playing app from the App Switcher (free via Packix repository – review)

FolderControllerXII: A tweak that lets you set custom Folder layouts and more ($1.65 via Packix repository – review)

HapticVolume: Adds haptic feedback to the volume buttons when you press them (free via Packix repository – review)

HideLabels12: Hides all the app icon labels from your Home screen (free via Packix repository – review)

hueSearchTextMaps: Custom search colors for the native Apple Maps app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)

iCamerax: Brings new features to the Camera app ($2.00 via Packix repository)

iNotificate: An experimental web notifications port for Safari (free via BigBoss repository)

KeyboardX: Ports the iPhone X’s larger keyboard to legacy devices (free via Packix repository)

KillBackgroundXS: Lets you kill all App Switcher apps with the tap of a button ($1.00 via Packix repository – review)

LittleXS: Enables all sorts of iPhone X-like features on legacy devices (free via Packix repository – review)

MiniXS: Simulates the iPhone X-like Status Bar on legacy devices (free via BigBoss repository)

MissionControl: Brings useful new app shortcuts and toggles to the Control Center interface ($2.00 via Packix repository – review)

NoOlderNotificationsText: Removes the useless “No Older Notifications” text from the Notification Center interface (free via Packix repository)

PageBar (Beta): Replaces the page dots with page bars (free via iCraze’s beta repository – review)

redCameraShutter: Makes the camera shutter button ring red (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)

SwipeShot: Lets you take a screenshot by swiping any direction on the Status Bar with three fingers (free via Nepeta repository – review)

UnblurStatusBarMaps: Unblurs the Status Bar in the Maps app (free via BigBoss repository)

UnSub: Lets you disable Cydia Substrate or Substitute in specific apps (free via Nepeta repository – review)

WiCellSwitcher: Switches between Wi-Fi and cellular “the smart way” to save data and battery life (free via BigBoss repository – review)

That just about wraps things up for this week’s jailbreak tweak roundup, but stay tuned to iDB throughout the week to remain updated regarding novel releases as they materialize.

If you’re looking for more tweaks, then consider adding third-party Cydia repositories to your device to expand your scope and check out last week’s jailbreak tweak roundup in case you might’ve missed anything. We also have several dedicated roundups to help you find ways to tweak your jailbroken iOS 11 device below:

Those interested in jailbreaking iOS 11 might also find the following tutorials helpful:

What was your favorite jailbreak tweak released this week? Share in the comments section below.

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