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Cydia tweak: Activator gets its biggest update in over a year

Cydia tweak: Activator gets its biggest update in over a year

July 29, 2014

Activator, the popular jailbreak application from developer Ryan Petrich (@rpetrich), has received its biggest update in over a year.

Among the changes made in version 1.9 of Activator is a new app icon for the iOS Home screen, new icons for actions, and graphics for built-in actions. There are also plenty of new developer APIs, “Ask Siri” custom actions, and network-specific leave Wi-Fi events.

A ton of fixes for iOS 7 and iOS 7.1 are included in the release, too. Here’s the full change log (via iDownloadBlog).

  • New modern icon styling for home screen, actions and built-in icons for many actions
  • Many new developer APIs
  • Add custom alert listeners
  • Add “Ask Siri” custom actions
  • Better UI for multiple assignments
  • Add lock screen clock swipe down event
  • Add network-specific leave Wi-Fi events
  • Add “message” custom action type
  • Add screen brightness custom action type
  • Add Speech Synthesis feature
  • Support battery charge state events
  • Add profiles feature
  • Add custom volume level actions
  • Add ability to customize Flipswitch settings
  • Add Bluetooth connect/disconnect events
  • Add icon hold and double tap custom events
  • Add specific fingerprint match events
  • Allow automatic unlocking to send action on iOS 7
  • Adjust Activator app layout on iPad
  • Support touch gesture behavior on 7.1
  • Fix lock screen status bar double tap event on iOS 7.x
  • Better error message when having trouble communicating with SpringBoard
  • Fix short/long hold home button events on 7.1
  • Fix double press home button event on 7.1
  • Fix icon rendering in the settings pane on iOS 7.1
  • Fix triple click home button event on iOS 7.1
  • Hide Tencent’s migration service app on iOS 7.1
  • Fix iBank-related crash
  • Fix Activator corruption message when error localization is missing
  • Support biometric events on iOS 7.1
  • Better accessibility support in Activator’s configuration
  • Sort numbers naturally
  • Support Dictation action on iOS 7
  • Fix group arrow styling on iOS 7
  • Add action to go directly Facebook settings
  • Fit more items on settings panes in landscape
  • Support libhide on iOS 7
  • Add ability to search actions back to iOS 7
  • Allow notification center on lock screen on iOS 7
  • Fix lock screen media controls not working on iOS 7
  • Adjust settings page styling
  • Hide additional iOS 7 view services
  • Fix lock screen clock actions on iOS 7
  • Snooze alarms instead of dismissing them on iOS 7
  • Adjust shake event behavior to not repeat in all cases
  • Fix group expand/collapse style on iOS 7
  • Fix crash when sending biometric event when lock screen camera is up
  • Block automatic click-throughs in the ad view
  • Reenable biometric sensor when event mode changes, so that the event always works
  • Fix shutter/camera actions on iOS 7
  • Support slide gestures on the lock screen on iOS 7
  • Fix single-press menu button event at lock screen on iOS 7

You can download Activator free of charge on the Cydia Store; if you already own the package, however, the 1.9 update should be waiting for you in Cydia’s “Changes” pane.

For fans of the free Activator, a number of add-on packages have appeared on the Cydia Store in recent months. These include ScreenLocker for iOS, Acute, MoreInfo, and OkSiri, among others.

Check out the updated jailbreak tweak now, or see: Get ready to go retro with Bik, an upcoming platformer for iOS, New video shows off leaked ‘iPhone 6’ housing vs. Apple’s iPhone 5s, and Apple refreshes its Retina MacBook Pros: adds faster processors, more RAM.

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