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25 iPhone tweaks that will make you want to jailbreak your phone

Published Jul 29th, 2016 11:10AM EDT

Apple fans celebrated in droves earlier this week as a new iOS jailbreak was finally released for the most recent versions of Apple’s mobile platform, including the brand new iOS 9.3.3. It’s not a perfect solution and it isn’t a true untethered jailbreak, but it works very well and it’s very easy to apply. In fact, as we explained in a recent post, you don’t even have to connect your iPhone or iPad to a computer to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and other recent versions. Instead, you can do the whole thing on your device quickly and easily using a special web-based tool accessible in mobile Safari.

Jailbreaking is easy indeed, but is it worthwhile? Wait, don’t answer that question just yet. Check out the 25 hot iOS tweaks covered below first, and then decide.

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Why bother jailbreaking these days? iOS has gained so much new functionality over the years. And with iOS 10 on the horizon, iPhone and iPad users are about to get even more hot new features. Of course, Apple still limits much of what third-party app developers can do with their software, so jailbreaking is the only way to gain features that would be otherwise blocked from iOS devices.

What kind of features do you stand to gain by jailbreaking? Check out the video below, which was created by YouTuber iCrackUriDevice and runs through 25 of the best jailbreak tweaks out there.

Here are all of the hot tweaks listed in the video along with the time at which each one is covered:

2:05 – 1. Initialized
2:25 – 2. NoSlowAnimations
2:47 – 3. Cylinder
3:06 – 4. Breadcumb10
3:46 – 5. DeleteForever
4:16 – 6. NoAppStoreRedirect
4:38 – 7. GrabberTime
5:09 – 8. 20 Second Lockscreen
5:22 – 9. DoubleCut
6:19 – 10. PowerDown
7:05 – 11. AutoPause
7:32 – 12. LockGlyph
7:52 – 13. UntetheredHeySiri
8:12 – 14. PM, really?
8:51 – 15. TapTapFlip
8:59 – 16. iCleaner
10:07 – 17. Zeppelin
11:03 – 18. Alkaline
11:36 – 19. BatteryLife
12:17 – 20. NoMotion
12:57 – 21. NoLiveClock
13:34 – 22. iFile
14:14 – 23. VirtualHome 8 n 9
14:54 – 24. Anchor
15:41 – 25. MultiIconMover+

Remember, things can go wrong when you jailbreak and you might also void your device’s warranty. But if you’re comfortable with those risks, the payoff is pretty sweet, as you can see.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.