After jailbreaking your iPhone 4S or the new iPad 3 on iOS 5.1.1, you must be looking for some best Cydia apps or tweaks because we know that most of you jailbreak your device in order to get your hands on some useful tweaks which can make your device more productive. The jailbreak community is growing every day and with the bigger community number of apps in Cydia are also increasing. This is the reason that finding the must have tweaks in Cydia store is no longer an easy task unless you’ve been rigorously following all the updates from the application developers but you don’t need to worry much as we’re going to help you out in this post.
While making this list, we’ve tried our best to check compatibility issues of apps and tweaks for iPhone 4S and iPad 3 on iOS 5.1.1 but if you’re still facing some issues, you can tell us in comments. These applications should also work fine with iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1,2 and iPod Touch 4G.
Do you think that iOS 5 notification center still needs a lot of improvement? If yes, then instead of waiting for those changes,you can simply install IntelliScreenX on your device. With this tweak, you’ll be able to get all the important information and data on the LockScreen. With number of widgets, it let you view your Facebook and Twitter Feed, Email, Messages, Meetings, Meetings and many other details right from your LockScreen. You can also quickly access settings like brightness, Airplane Mode, WiFi and Bluetooth. You can customize the view depending on your requirement. You can buy it for $9.99
Going to the Settings app in your iPhone or iPad and then changing different toggles is quite inconvenient for many users. With SBSettings, you can directly access important toggles like Bluetooth, WiFi, Brightness, SSH and many others from the Springboard by only swiping the statusbar. It’s integrated with iOS 5 notification center. It can be customized with beautiful themes. You can get it from BigBoss Repo for free.
You might know that you can’t add more than four icons in the dock on your iPhone and iPad. InfiniDock allows you to bypass that limit and let you set number of icons per page. You can also use Overflow tweak with this app to add Coverflow animation effect. You can find InfiniDock in BigBoss repository.
This is undoubtedly one of the most popular app on the Cydia. The reason behind it is very clear. WinterBoard act as a door to install hundreds of attractive themes developed by the jailbreak community. After installing it, you’ll be able to get different themes developed particularly for WinterBoard on your device with customized sounds, icons and many other attractive animations.
You might know that Apple doesn’t allow apps on the App Store which let you block calls and SMS but in Cydia, there’s no such restriction. With iBlackList, you can block and filter calls and text messages from phone numbers of your choice. It has an Auto-Reply facility and you can also use it to remove SMS popup preview if you care about your privacy. It has number of other features and is available for $12. The price is a bit hefty but it’s worth the price if you get a lot of calls and messages from people who try to tease you or advertisement companies.
If you would love to have Widgets on your device Home Screen just like Android phones, then you should install Dashboard X on your iPhone or iPad. With this tweak, you can place different type of widgets on any part of your device Springboard like Weather, SBSettings and Stock Widget. Many new widgets are still in development. It’s available for $1.99 under Modmyi repo.
3G Unrestrictor is a quite useful app for those people who travel a lot and can’t view high quality YouTube videos or download large iTunes apps (More than 20MB) over 3G, EDGE and GPRS. It also let you use FaceTime over 3G. Although, Apple has recently added support for FaceTime on 3G Network but still it’s a useful tweak if that functionality doesn’t work. You can get it for $3.99.
Installous let you install paid apps present on the iTunes for free. We recommend you to use it for testing purposes only before buying an app. Don’t use it for piracy purposes.
Customize any aspect of your iPad 3, iPhone 4S or older models like dock, animations, lockscreen, folders and icons with Springtomize 2. You can buy it for $2.99.
iFile is a famous File Manager and Viewer which can come handy for number of tasks. You can quickly navigate folders in your device just like your PC or Mac. It let you view movies, images, text documents, PDF Files, Microsoft Office and compressed files. You can also Email, edit, delete, copy, cut, paste and rename folders and files.
International Locations For Siri
Siri is quite useful when it comes to finding location-based services but unfortunately Siri can’t find nearby locations such as Restaurants and other places outside U.S. Apple is expected to add this feature in iOS 6 but till then you can use this tweak. It’s not perfect but still works nicely in many countries. You can buy it for $0.99.
Barrel Cydia tweak adds cool animation effects when you swipe your device Home Screen pages. You can choose any effect from number of options present in the options panel like cube or vertical scrolling. You can also select Random option which will give you a luxury of new effect every time you swipe Home Screen.
If you don’t like built-in messaging app in iOS then BiteSMS is for you. It has number of awesome features like Quick Reply, Quick Compose, Auto-Forward, Auto-Retry, Scheduled Messages, Passcode Lock, Privacy, Delivery Reports, Contact Pics, Easy Pick Smileys, Templates and Signatures. You can try it for free for 14 days. After 14 days, it’ll display a small advertising banner to support the developers. If you don’t want to see advertising banner, then you can buy full license for $9.99.
Some other worth mentioning Cydia apps and tweaks which are compatible with iOS 5.1.1 are:
Activator – Uses gesture to open certain apps. It’s also used in many tweaks. You can find it in BigBoss Repo.
AppLocker – Let you make apps password protected.
Celeste – Allows Bluetooth transfer other than Apple devices.
InfiniFolders – Allows you to add unlimited iOS apps in a folder.
NCSettings – SBSettings for notification center
ProTube – Let you view and download YouTube videos. It comes with AirPlay support.
Zephyr – Uses Multi-Touch Gestures to switch between applications and to view multitasking bar.
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