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Top Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iPhone 5 & IOS 7 Evasi0n Jailbreak

Updated on July 1, 2016
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The famous Cydia jailbreak app
The famous Cydia jailbreak app

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Just when we thought that iPhone jailbreak was dead and buried, new IOS 7 Cydia apps and tweaks that followed the release of Evasi0n jailbreak proved how wrong we probably were.

The truth is, IOS 7 came loaded with new tweaks and features which almost rendered iPhone jailbreak irrelevant.

And coupled with irritating app crashes of jailbroken iPhones, owners of particularly new iPhones thought they had seen the last of Cydia, Redsnow, Evasi0n jailbreak etc.

The unveiling of Evasi0n jailbreak was timely enough, although compatibility issues with 64bit iPhone 5S seemed to have removed the icing from the cake.

And just as the new app IOS crashes were being fixed, new and better jailbreak apps and tweaks were already gracing our iPhone home screens.

With new, and improved jailbreak apps and tweaks, the gold rush for iPhone jailbreak seems to be back.

Top Cydia Apps and Tweaks

Amongst many, the following top Cydia apps and tweaks have just made iPhone jailbreak pleasurable once again. These jailbreak apps and tweaks include anything from themes, password setup and app(s) killer.

 DockShift: Modify The iPhone Dock

DockShift is a Cydia app that allows you change the background of the iPhone dock. Designed by Napster Gray, DockShift lets you play around with numerous backgrounds for the dock.

One DockShift style darkens the color of the iPhone dock
One DockShift style darkens the color of the iPhone dock

Your selection of dock styles can range from the opaque Milk Glass to clear Milk Glass. Your style choise will basically make the dock appear seamless with the rest of the home screen, or show a thicker look, different from what you are used to.

The DockShift settings page
The DockShift settings page

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A selection of styles that can be applied to the iPhone dock
A selection of styles that can be applied to the iPhone dock

 Assistant Unrestrictor: Swap Between Siri and Voice Control

Assistant Unrestrictor is much like the assistant to Siri. It comes into play when Siri is unavailable.

We all know that Siri only works when internet is on. When internet is off, and you hold-on to the Home button in order to activate it, you will be met with a Siri not available! message, and prompting you with another message to Connect to the internet.

With Assistant Unrestrictor however, the Siri not available message will be replaced with the Voice Control prompt which was originally available in iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.

Assistant Unrestrictor, will stop the above message from showing up, replacing it instead with Voice Control
Assistant Unrestrictor, will stop the above message from showing up, replacing it instead with Voice Control

Voice Control allows you to speak, just like you would to Siri, but this time around, your voice commands should only be limited to what is available on the iPhone.

For example, Voice Control can be used to call names found in iPhone contacts.

 IOS 6 Theme (IOS 7)

If you are one of those that are still nostalgic about the old look IOS 6 in your iPhone, then IOS 6 Theme is for you.

Once installed, IOS 6 Theme will be available and can be activated through Winterboard. Don’t worry if you do not have Winterboard already installed. Cydia will install it as soon as you install a compliant app i.e. IOS Theme.

IOS 6 to IOS 7 theme
IOS 6 to IOS 7 theme

 Sicarius: Kill all Running Apps at Once

Sicarius is a jailbreak tweak that lets you close or kill apps in 3D mode. Double press the Home button to access open apps. Hold and drag the app to close, and Sicarius thins the app upwards as it closes it.

In addition, Sicarius tweak lets you close all running apps at once. This is useful when you have multiple open apps and find it irritating to close them one after another. To do this, double press the Home button and drag the home screen upwards.

The rest of the open apps will close as a result. This, unless you configured particular apps not to close, in Sicarius configuration settings.

Sicarius enables you to kill individual or all all apps at once when you swipe the home screen upwards
Sicarius enables you to kill individual or all all apps at once when you swipe the home screen upwards

Sicarius also makes it possible to kill the home screen, thereby restarting the Springboard.

By swiping the home screen upwards, you can as well restart the springboard, allowing you to refresh your iPhone
By swiping the home screen upwards, you can as well restart the springboard, allowing you to refresh your iPhone

 Applocker: Set Up Password for Individual Apps

Applocker has been around for some time and there is no overstating its importance. The new version works well with IOS 7 and as before, allows you password lock any app or folder.

In the example above, a password has been set to open  the Notes app using Applocker
In the example above, a password has been set to open the Notes app using Applocker

If you are the type that would want to leave your iPhone without a passcode, and would rather lock certain apps, then Applocker is the best tweak for you. You can lock, contacts, Notes or photos, and access to them can only be achieved after the preset password is input.

 Bigify: Change The Size And Angle Of Your Apps

Bigify is designed to change the shape, orientation and transparency of the app icons in your iPhone.

You can configure Bigify to your designed look from within the iPhone setup menu.

Use Bigify to change the shape of your app icons
Use Bigify to change the shape of your app icons

 Vortex: For Circular Icons

Vortex for IOS 7 is a WinterBoard theme which changes the iPhone theme, turning the usual rounded corners of the icons to circular appearance.

If you are tired of the look of the current look of your icons, then Vortex maybe the right theme for you.

Vortex is available free of charge from BigBoss repository.

Vortex theme from BigBoss
Vortex theme from BigBoss

 GuestMode: Setup iPhone Guest Account

GuestMode is a pay app that gives you peace of mind when you give out your iPhone to a friend or child.

You have to enable a pass-code in your iPhone, so that the log-in screen can show both pass code and GuestMode access. This mode allows the guest user to perform only a minimal of functions and use only apps that you have set.

The configuration menu gives you the options to customize which iPhone apps and tweaks can be used, allowing you to hide photos, messages e.t.c. from prying eyes.

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