Today I’m going to show you guys my top 10 free Cydia Tweaks the first tweak in this article is CCLoader. Once you install it simply navigate to Settings application followed by CCLoader from there you have quite a few options to change Control Center exactly the way you like it. At the top you have you enabled sections that you can rearrange, so for instance if I want media controls all I have to do is just drag it to the top as you can see it instantly adjusts. So now let’s go ahead and put brightness to the top instead and again we have the brightness slider exactly at the top where we put it, so CCloader is absolutely great and also gives you the option to hide separators, you have the iOS 7 standard lines in between the different elements of Control Center. Now with hide separators enable once you bring a control center you don’t have those lines. It’s very nice it’s very sleek and there are other stand-alone tweaks that provide the same exact solution. However I prefer CCLoader because again it gives you a ton of other options, including the option to enable dynamic media control, which I’ll go over in just a second when I discuss the third tweak in today’s list.
Next ccpinfo for Control Center relies upon CCLoader essentially it just gives you statistics such as your WiFi and data IP addresses. It tells you how much storage is left on your device and it also tells you how much free or available memory or RAM you have, which is actually what I use it for most. In order to reposition it again, you can go to the settings for CCLoader and you can move it. It’s just ccpinfo again so I can move it to the top and as you can see it changes accordingly and now it’s at the top, we are going to go ahead and move it back down to the bottom.
Now we’re going to discuss the third tweak in today’s article being Slide2Kill 7. So what Slide2Kill 7 does is it closes out all applications and you can do that by going into multitasking mode. you simply have to swipe down on one application and it closes all app’s, some going to do it really quick and it will enable Slide2Kill 7. As you can see all app’s closed and it also free up a ram. So for those of you who paid attention previously you will notice that I have more available memory now. Also you will notice that I don’t have the plane section inside of Control Center. Dynamic media controls essentially removes the media control portion from Control Center when you don’t have an application open that’s playing media. If I were to disable it when I bring up Control Center now I have the play controls, however if I were to re enable it because I don’t have anything open in the background because I use Slide2Kill 7 to close out everything I no longer have that portion inside Control Center which in my opinion is really great definitely slams it down. Back to the third tweak though which again is Slide2Kill 7 you have a few options for aside from just enabling it. You can enable the option to chill now playing which again if you were to play media it would kill now playing if you have it enabled, also you can edit your excluded apps which essentially means that won’t close all those applications in that list if they’re enable.
The 4th tweak is biteSMS beta. If you want to get the latest version of biteSMS you need to add test-cydia.bitesms.com repo. biteSMS is a premium tweak it does have a trial period and once at trial period expires you just have a few simple ads telling you to purchase the extended edition biteSMS. It’s nothing too annoying and you can definitely use biteSMS even when it expired, mine is expired. Has a ton of different setting that can you can configure from inside the application itself. But for now I’m just going set an example of quick compose where I set up a custom action using activator to when I slide on the status bar up in the top it will bring up quick compose. By now you will have quick compose and I’m going to send a quick text message to myself. The message it will come through up at the top, and if I were to tap that being a notification it brings up quick reply which is extremely convenient from there you can open it, you can type in another message and send it, you can also get ton of options as well. We have pop-up, delete, we can call the number if there is a number, non-email address via iMessage and you can configure that completely from within inside the quick reply portion of the biteSMS settings app. If you open up biteSMS you will see it look like the traditional messages app, however of course we have quick reply and quick compose so it is superior. Now this is the traditional biteSMS app, it’s nearly identical except for this pop-up menu that occurs when you hit the plus button if he wanted to send a picture something for instance. Even with ads it’s fully usable quick reply and quick compose work perfectly without having to purchase the extended edition of biteSMS.
I can actually demo the next tweak SwipeSelection from within inside biteSMS or really any app that utilizes the keyword and inputs sections for characters, so essentially SwipeSelection is a free tweak that allows you to easily select all your text just by using the keyword you can also more accurately navigate through the text just by swiping on the keyboard its more convenient than if you were to tap and try to search for this specific spot inside of your typed text that you want to edit. Again you can also select it and it’s very simple to use its very fast in order to change it from the standard nav View to the select View, simply hold down the shift button and sway.
Next we have a Winterboard as you may have noticed my iPhone 5s doesn’t exactly look like a stock device because the icons are slightly different and that is of course because I have a custom theme installed via Winterboard. Winterboard is a powerful theming platform that allows developers and artist to create full themes that replace all elements of iOS they can also specifically target element such as the icons in this instance entry, themes for devices. Some going to go inside Winterboard it’s extremely simple it has a very awesome interface and what you do is you actually go through and select the themes you want to enable or disable. Once you check or unchecked those themes you can go to the Home Screen it will respring your device and you there apply or remove the themes you previously had selected. Winterboard is very great and you can get it from within Cydia in its actually developed by the creator Cydia himself Saurik.
Next stop is cyDelete which is a convenient extension that allows you to delete various Cydia apps that you install it actually having to go inside Cydia to delete them. So well it doesn’t allow you to delete certain tweaks that don’t have an icon, the ones that provide you with an icon on your Springboard, we can delete for example Terminal which is installed via Cydia. What I can do is go ahead and tap on it and you will see when it enters the wiggle or edit mode. I can simply tap the X up in the top left hand corner and will ask me if I want to delete Terminal. It is much more convenient and time-efficient to delete them this way again it’s called cyDelete.
Next is Disabled Parallax Effect, this is an extremely simple tweak and as you may have already noticed when I move my iPhone around it doesn’t actually move the background, the icons move ever so slightly still but it completely disables the parallax effect and this is really great because it does slightly extend your battery life because it’s not having to detect much motion data. So when I go inside Cydia as you can see the package listing is Disabled Parallax Effect and once you install it you don’t have any settings to configure. it simply works and if you want to re-enable parallax effect all you have to do is tap modify and go through the remove process and once you respring you will have the parallax effect back.
With this tweak ClearFolders is one of my favorite tweaks. It essentially removes the folder background and just displays your background. So as you can see I don’t have that customary white background for the folders that was introduced with the iOS 7. But when go exit out if it does give that slight animation so you can see there it almost tries to load it but it looks very clean once the folders actually open because again it disables that customary iOS 7 folder background.
And finally for one of my favorite free tweaks in this article we have multi icon mover this is a tweak that’s been around forever. You can find it from inside Cydia by searching MultiIconMover and essentially it allows you to move multiple icons at a time. So when we’re in the edit mode simply by tapping on an icon and holding we can move multiple icons again at a time as the name would suggest is simply by tapping them. When you tap icons you get little red check marks in the bottom right hand corner the icons and in order to move all the icons you have checked you just need to go to the desired page and then click the home button and all the icons that you had checked will move to that page.