While a jailbreak solution is still unavailable for the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad running iOS 5.1, there are still a ton of tweaks available that make use of some of the features introduced in iOS 5. If your device is jailbroken on iOS 5, then you probably know about some popular tweaks like SBSettings, IntelliScreen X, and Winterboard. Other than customizing your iDevice from head to toe, these five (often overlooked) tweaks will make the joys of iOS 5 even better.
With the introduction of iOS 5, Apple did away with the annoying pop-up box for notifications. Thanks to Notification Center, notifications are no longer intrusive and no longer require immediate attention. However, incoming calls still commandeer your screen. With CallBar, incoming calls will now be presented in a banner at the top of your screen, leaving you to continue using your phone whether you decide to answer the call or not.
This tweak is a little pricey at $3.99, but if that’s not an issue, CallBar is available in the BigBoss repository.
Like the name implies, QuickTweet allows you to quickly compose a tweet right from Notification Center. Once installed, the tweak uses iOS 5′s Twitter integration and adds a small icon to the bottom-left of the Notification Center. Simply tap and tweet.
QuickTweet is available for free in the BigBoss repository.
Bulletin allows you to access the Notification Center from the lock screen. While there are obvious (security) reasons for why this isn’t possible for non-jailbroken iPhones, you may need quick access to Notification Center, especially if you have any extra widgets installed.
Bulletin is available for $0.99 in the BigBoss repository.
Another of iOS 5′s new features is the lock screen camera shortcut, which is enabled by double tapping the home button to reveal a camera icon. AnyLockApp allows you to change that shortcut to open up any of your installed apps. Don’t worry, if you have a passcode lock on your iDevice, it’ll have to be entered before the app will launch.
AnyLockApp is available for free in the BigBoss repository.
5. WeeSearch for Notification Center
This tweak allows you to search Google, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Dictionary.com right from Notification Center. Simply type in your search, select where you’d like to search for it, and you’re good to go.
WeeSearch is available for free in the BigBoss repository.
These tweaks should help you get more out of iOS 5, as most of them utilize iOS 5′s native features. What are some of your favorite iOS jailbreak tweaks?