The Most Hidden Breaking Stones in Cydia [iPhone]

So you’ve jailbroken your iPhone, iPad (or iPad 2) or iPod touch. Maybe you’ve already put him in jail for months. Maybe you are ready for something new? Here are some of the best jailbreak tweaks you might have under your radar:

MultiIcon Carrier (free)

While this tweak isn’t exactly a secret, it’s not mentioned as often as others and can be a useful little tweak. If you want to move multiple icons to another screen, you normally have to move them one by one.

With MultiIconMover, you simply hold down an icon to move it and then tap each one you want to move. They will then get a checkmark like the one above. You can then swipe through an app and follow the rest, or switch to the home screen of your choice and tap the home button.

If you’d rather see it in action, this video shows you the first way to use it:

Hide Icons (SBSettings setting)

Let’s say you have some violent video games on your phone that you don’t want your freshman to come across. Or you just want to get rid of the Stocks or Nike app. You can use the popular SBSettings app to do this easily.

Don’t worry, they’ll stay on your phone – they won’t just show up on the home screen (springboard). “On” means they are visible, “Off” means they are invisible. To access them later, simply open SBSettings and turn it “On” again.

FastNote (SBSettings setting)

Have you ever been out and wanted to write or read a note? You need to unlock the phone first, then open your Notes or Evernote (or other) app, wait for it to load. finally open note

With this tweak, you can take note-taking and note-reading one step at a time. In SBSettings (again), open the “More” menu, then the “Toggles” list and make sure the pre-installed FastNote toggle is set to “ON”.

Then, as always, you can swipe up on your status bar (even from the lock screen) to open SBSettings and tap FastNote. You can write a note now or read your previous note. Genius!


The newly released one has been described on tech blogs as a “port” of the popular tracking keyboard Swype to the iPhone. It’s not actually a Swype port, as it uses the stock iPhone keyboard. And it’s not really Swype, as it wasn’t made by the developers of the real Swype.

What it is: Apple’s way of using its keyboard to track down words (rather than tapping). It’s very different from the legit Swype that many Android users know and love, but it (sort of) works. To type the word “dog”, simply follow the keyboard: dog. It does the job for simple words like this, but more advanced techniques like double letters don’t hold up that well. Punctuation marks are out of the question as they are not on the main keyboard screen.

It also only works in stock Apple apps like Mail, SMS, and Safari.

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Still, it’s a trackpad and it’s on iOS. It can also save you some time while typing. Just don’t show it to your Android-using friends – they’ll be horrified.

To upload:

Now search for Swype in Cydia and install it. It will be activated automatically.

Here is a video in action:

Move2Unlock ($0.99)

Move2Unlock isn’t for everyone, but if you want to play with a different way of unlocking your device, this is your app. This $1 tweak lets you unlock your device in a variety of ways, including the awesome page-turning effect shown above. This may be just for fun, or it could be an added security measure (most thieves wouldn’t mind swiping backwards on the “swipe to unlock” bar.

Just buy from Cydia and set options in your iPhone’s settings menu. There’s a ton of customization here.

xBackup ($1.50)

If your iPhone has been jailbroken, there may come a time when you finally need to update the software or restore via iTunes. xBackup will make restoring your jailbreak apps and settings a breeze.

Before restoring, open xBackup and press “Backup”. Then make sure you back it up in iTunes.

After restoring in iTunes (make sure to restore from your backup) and re-jailbreak, reinstall xBackup. Press “Restore”.

This much! All your favorite Cydia apps will be right where you left them.

Shrink ($1) and Iconoclasm ($2.50)

If the crazy Winterboard theme isn’t enough for you and you really want to change the look of your home screen, Shrink can provide it.

Shrink *huh* shrinks your home screen icons. While this is fun enough on its own, it can also be a practical benefit here as it can be used in conjunction with the other Cydia app Iconoclasm to fit more icons on each screen.

Both can be found with a simple search on Cydia and can be customized from the iPhone Settings menu.

User Agent Faker (free)

While there are now 3rd party browsers in the AppStore that will emulate your iPhone’s user agent, this tweak lets you do this in Safari. A user-agent is the identity your browser transmits to websites that determines which version of a site you get (mobile and desktop, etc.).

After installing from Cydia, you will find the options in your iPhone’s settings menu. These will allow you to enable it and set which browser to identify as.

NoCyFresh (SBSettings Plugin)

If you often check Cydia for new jailbreak apps and updates… you may have noticed that… it… reloads… all the time.. This method is what Cydia’s developer Saurik (Jay Freeman) insists is necessary for security purposes. There are reasons for.

However, for those who want to take a chance and get started now, this tweak adds a toggle to SBSettings that will stop the constant refresh and speed up Cydia.

To upload:

Now open SBSettings and press “More” to enable the tweak. Under “Set transitions” make sure “NoCyFresh” is set to “On”. Now when you open SBSsettings, the popup will give you the option to speed up Cydia. A toggle set to on means it works.

While this tweak is perfectly legal, the source it was uploaded to contains pirated content (unfortunately, this tweak isn’t available in other repositories). After installing NoCyFresh, return to Cydia and delete macOSmovil under “Sources”.

Speed ​​Up Your iPhone/iPad by Deleting Language Packs and Starting Daemons (advanced tweaks)

You may not have to wait for the iPhone 5 to have a much faster iPhone. We’ve saved one of the coolest tweaks for last. Although you may have heard more in the past, this is not a much talked about tweak these days. But still as effective as before.

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Your iPhone’s file system is home to many language files you’ll probably never need. Deleting languages ​​you know you will never need can speed up your phone incredibly.

Also, there are many “start daemons” which are background processes that Apple runs to perform various activities. Many serve an important purpose, but there are a handful that can be eliminated. This will also speed up your iDevice.

While this is a more advanced mod, we’ve provided clear instructions that will let you do this even if you’re not familiar with file systems and command lines.


The first thing you need to do is install iFile ($4). Allows you to browse and make changes to your iPhone’s file system.

Mobile Terminal

You will also need a free app called MobileTerminal. To do this, you need to add the following source to Cydia (use the same method as above to add this source):

After adding it, search for MobileTerminal and install the one listed as “iOS 4 compatible”.

Language Packs

Next, you’ll want to download a script written (by Fubaya) to automatically delete any installed language packs you don’t need.


(probably easiest to do this on a desktop and email it to yourself. Once you open the email on your iDevice, tap the attachment, then click the arrow and “Open in iFile.”)

After opening iFile, press “done” to close the preview.

Then hit “Edit”, select the file and then press the clipboard icon in the bottom right and choose “Cut”.

Then press “Done”.

Press the home icon under iFile.

Then hit “Edit”, tap the clipboard and hit “Paste”.

Now click the blue arrow to the right of the file. Then go to “Access Permissions” and tap “User”. Write and Read should already be selected, but you’ll want to add “Execute”.

Now exit iFile and open MobileTerminal (it will be on your home screen). At the command prompt, type:


Your default password (which it will ask for):


Now type:


It will then run the script that explains what it does and gives you easy instructions. Simply type “y” to delete the languages ​​you do not know and “n” to keep the languages ​​you use.

You can keep the file lying around and repeat this process from time to time (languages ​​will be added every time you install a new app).

Start Daemons

(credit Mac Stories for the list) This last part is simpler. Open iFile again. It will start in the var/mobile/ directory. Press the location button in the top left twice (only /) to return to root level. Now go to “System” and tap it, then “Library” then “LaunchDaemons” (you just went to System/Library/LaunchDaemons.

Once in this folder, delete the following files and only the following files. Delete by swiping over each file and pressing “delete”.

You can now restart your phone.

Once all of the above steps are complete, you should notice your phone running much faster.

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