iOS 5 Jailbreak Tweaks
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The very intent of jailbreaking your iDevice is to get the most out of iOS 5. There are some pretty fabulous apps and tweaks available for Apple devices in the market. It is time to get down to business, as we bring you the top 10 apps and tweaks to unearth the hidden potential of your jailbroken iDevice.

#1 SBSettings

Price: Free

SBSettings is the most popular of the tweaks available. It allows users to quickly toggle on/off access to commonly used features such as brightness, 3G, airplane mode, Bluetooth and more.  The tweak can be enabled from the Notification Center and can be downloaded from Cydia.


#2 Activator

Price: Free

Activator is another must have utility whose existence dates back to the advent of iOS. It is the most useful utility for jailbreakers, as it does unlock certain jailbroken apps and make them usable.

Besides, the tweak helps in unearthing hidden potential of your jailbroken apps, such as adding a gesture shortcut to bring up a BiteSMS quick compose screen. It is available for free download from Cydia.

#3 IntelliScreenX

Price: $9.99

IntelliScreenX is the updated version of IntelliScreen and is completely built into the Notification Center. It enables the user browse through all the critical data from the "Slide to Unlock" screen. The new version adds support for calendar, email access, text messages, news stories, Facebook, Twitter, weather reports, QuickView/Preview of email and the package can be downloaded from Cydia.


#4 biteSMS 6.1

Price: $9.99

BiteSMS is one of the top jailbreak hacks available from Cydia. Developed by Delicious Inc., this tweak offers features like "quick reply" and "quick compose", "passcode lock" and "delivery reports", as well as "contact picture integration", "SMS scheduling with quick smiles and templates and contacts".

The latest version of biteSMS is iOS 5 compatible. It works on both the iPhone and the iPod and is fully integrated with all iOS 5 features including iMessaging and Notification Center.

biteSMS can be downloaded via Cydia's BigBoss repository.


#5 Zephyr

Price: $3

Zephyr enables multitasking gestures on your iDevice such as swipe up to reveal the multitasking drawer or quickly swipe between apps. The gestures feel so spontaneous and intuitive that it's hard to believe they are not built into the iOS. Though, you will have shell out $3 to get the full version from Cydia.

#6 F.lux

Price: Free

F.lux is a screen-dimming app that adjusts the brightness of the iPhone screen, based on the time of the day. The app was originally developed for computers but has now been ported to the iPhones. 

If your iDevice is providing a little eyestrain, it's a good idea to dim the display if you don't mind its bit amber color. Get the app from Cydia and give some reprieve to those precious eyes.


#7 iCaughtU Pro

Price: $2.5

This powerful tweak from Cydia is an upgrade over the original app - iCaughtU, better known for its prowess in securing your Apple devices from an unauthorized person or in case u misplaced it.

How it works - the tweak is activated on incorrect password entry and instantly takes the user's photo with the front-facing camera, besides sending the image, along with location details and a map to the phone owner through SMS or email. It is available for download from Cydia.


#8 MyWi

Price: $19.99

Wish you could share your phone's internet connection without having to pay for the carrier's exorbitant fees? You could do just that over a seamless Wi-Fi network using MyWi.

The app turns your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing sharing of your 3G connection. MyWi is available for $19.99 in the Cydia Store.  

#9 My3G

Price: $3.99

Ever faced the issue of making FaceTime call without a Wi-Fi connection? Say goodbye to the problem. My3G allows you to fool any application on your iDevice into thinking it is connected to Wi-Fi instead of 3G.

This tweak undoubtedly bypasses FaceTime hurdle, besides enhancing YouTube streaming video quality, and extending support for several apps from the app store that require Wi-Fi connection. The app is available for just $3.99 from the Cydia Store.

#10 Whozcalling

Price: Free

Are you being bothered with unknown calls from stalkers or wrong number calls from unidentified callers? Fret not. Whozcalling enables you to identify both unknown calls and callers, besides giving you a quick access shortcut on the iPhone homescreen.


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