Your Quarterly Jailbreak Roundup, April 2014

Your Quarterly Jailbreak Roundup, April 2014

We’re well into the lifecycle of the iOS 7 jailbreak, and that means jailbreakers can enjoy many more advanced tweaks and apps. We’ve already covered the first and second waves of apps, but here are some more of our favourites.

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Auxo 2

Auxo is a fan-favourite app switcher in the jailbreak community, and the recently released Auxo 2 ($3.99) adds to the original in many ways. The new multitasking menu lets you control both multitasking and Control Center at the same time. Quick Switcher get you through your recent apps in a single gesture, and hot corner adds — you guessed it — hot corners to iOS.

Badger 7

Badger 7 ($1.49) makes notifications better-looking and easier to use. Now, you can pull up notifications right from the badge on the icon, reply to messages and get rid of them quickly.


CamText ($1.49) is an app that lays your camera view underneath your text messages so you can walk and text at the same time. Basically, it makes your phone transparent so you don’t walk into a wall. CamText is a bit goofy, but it does exactly what it’s supposed to do.


Guestmode ($0.99) adds the guest mode functionality of your computer to your phone. So, with a pin lock, you can set it so that friends who use your phone only get access to certain app and functions. You can lock off certain apps, restrict settings and lock down your phone in just about any way you want.

Message Box

If you’re a fan of Facebook chat heads and want them everywhere in iOS, Message Box (free) is an app that will do it. Once it’s installed, chat heads will pop up everywhere in iOS so you can talk to all your Facebook friends from anywhere.


If you want widgets on your home screen, ProWidgets ($2.99) is the best way to add them. Once it’s installed, you can add small widgets to your home screen so you can quickly add a calendar event, make a note or create an email. What really sets ProWidgets apart is the customisation options. You can install a lot of widgets, but you can also customise how they work, what they look like and where they appear.


Rendarya ($1.99) adds lots of awesome features to the default photos app to make it actually useful as a photo editor. With Rendarya, you can add filters, make adjustments and add blurs. It’s not nearly as feature-packed as something like Camera+, but it makes the default photos app a heck of a lot more fun to use.


Spin ($0.99) adds a brand new lockscreen music player. Instead of the boring old buttons on the lockscreen, you get a circular navigator for scrubbing through a track. It’s a bit laggy sometimes, but it looks great and provides a novel way to mess around with tracks.


You wouldn’t think it, but UIColors ($1.49) is one of the easiest ways to drastically change the look of iOS. Basically, UIColors allows changes to the default interface colour, and that means you can change the basic colour screen for just about any app. For example, you can set it up to change the keyboard colours, primary colours and text colours. In just a few minutes, you can theme iOS to look like a completely different operating system.