The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14
While some jailbreakers have been fortunate enough to enjoy a pwned handset since iOS & iPadOS 14 first dawned last year thanks to the bootrom exploit-based checkra1n jailbreak tool, others were a bit later to the party since the side-loadable semi-untethered unc0ver and Taurine jailbreak apps only just enabled support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 on all devices within the past month or two.
Whether you’re entirely new to jailbreaking or you’ve been using a pwned iOS or iPadOS 14 device since the major software update first dropped, you’re probably wondering what tweaks and add-ons you can install to get the most out of your jailbreak experience. Fortunately, we’re here to help you with that.
In this piece, we’ll travel back in time and comb through all the best iOS & iPadOS 14-centric jailbreak tweak and app jailbreak ios 14 releases so that you can trick out your handset in ways that will make stock iPhone and iPad users jealous.
The best iOS 14 jailbreak tweaks
Since this jailbreak tweak roundup will be an extensive list, we’ll outline them all in alphabetical order for ease of reading. Being #1 on this list doesn’t necessarily make the tweak our top pick for iOS or iPadOS 14, so please remember keep that in mind. Without any further ado, let’s get started!
1) AdaptiveHome – FREE
AdaptiveHome is a simple jailbreak tweak that colorizes the Home Bar of your notch-equipped device to match the dominant color of the app icon representing the app you’re currently using.
2) Anywhere Widgets for iPad – FREE
Unlike iOS 14 devices such as the iPhone and iPod touch, stock iPadOS 14 devices don’t have the ability to have widgets anywhere on the Home Screen. Anywhere Widgets for iPad is a free jailbreak tweak that changes that.
3) Arkita – $1.99
The Now Playing widget offered by iOS 14 leaves a lot to be desired; it’s not just bland, it’s lackluster. Artkita is a jailbreak tweak that lets you add more oomph to your handset’s Now Playing widget, and it does so by offering colorization and sizing options, depending on how you plan to use it.
4) Astolfo – FREE
iOS & iPadOS 14 brought a redesigned Siri interface to iPhones and iPads everywhere, but it didn’t make Siri any more customizable. Fortunately, the free Astolfo tweak lets jailbreakers add custom images to the Siri interface to be used as a background.
5) BatteryBuddy – FREE
BatteryBuddy is a jailbreak tweak that gives your Status Bar’s battery level indicator a pinch of personality. Depending on your battery level and charging status, this tweak displays a facial expression in the icon.
6) BigSurCenter – $1.99
BigSurCenter is, quite frankly, what Control Center should have been on iOS & iPadOS 14. It takes modern design aesthetics from macOS Big Sur and integrates them into your iPhone or iPad so that your iOS or iPadOS 14 device doesn’t look like it’s still running iOS or iPadOS 13 when you open Control Center.
7) CallFavorites – FREE
CallFavorites is a jailbreak tweak for iOS 14 devices that lets the user perform a 3D Touch or Haptic Touch gesture on the Phone app to dial favorite contacts in a pinch.
8) CarPlayEnable – FREE
CarPlayEnable is a jailbreak tweak that allows iOS 14 users to use restricted apps on their CarPlay-enabled head unit in their vehicle.
9) Cylinder Reborn – FREE
Everyone likes flashy animations, and Cyliner Reborn is a great way to achieve that on a jailbroken iOS or iPadOS 14 device. With it, you can customize the paging animations of your Home Screen.
10) Date Picker – Wheels – FREE
In iOS & iPadOS 14, Apple brought forth a new date and time picker that falls inline with the content you’re viewing in an app. It’s a somewhat drastic change when compared with the classic wheel picker. If you wish you could go back to using the legacy wheel picker, then a free jailbreak tweak called Date Picker – Wheels is for you.
11) Déjà Vu – FREE
It’s amazing that while much of the smartphone market adopts always-on-displays, the iPhone continues to lack one. Fortunately, Déjà Vu is a free jailbreak tweak that brings a full-featured and no-compromise always-on-display functionality to jailbroken iPhones running iOS 14.
12) DeleteForeverXS – FREE
If like me, you hate having to delete items from your Photo Library twice because of the Recently Deleted album, then DeleteForeverXS is the tweak for you. With it, deleted photos and videos disappear for good the first time, preventing you from needing to delete things a second time.
13) DisablePasteTips – FREE
I’m not particularly fond of iOS & iPadOS 14’s new Paste Tips feature, which displays where the contents of pasted text comes from when you paste it into another app. If you’re interested in getting rid of this feature, you can do so with a free jailbreak tweak called DisablePasteTips.
14) DnDSwitch – FREE
DnDSwitch is a simple jailbreak tweak with a simple purpose for existing: to allow users to toggle Do Not Disturb mode on their iPhone with a flick of the ringer/silent switch.
15) DNDToast – FREE
While we’re on the topic of enhancing Do Not Disturb mode on your jailbroken iOS or iPadOS 14 device, why not look at a free jailbreak tweak called DNDToast as well? This tweak displays a Do Not Disturb-themed toast pop-up whenever the feature is toggled on or off.
16) DoABarrelWall – FREE
Sometimes it can be difficult to decide on the perfect wallpaper for your iPhone or iPad, and DoABarrelWall is a free jailbreak tweak that makes it so you don’t have to choose. With it, you can set several different wallpaper images that change each time you lock and unlock your device.
You can learn more about DoABarrelWall and how it makes the iOS & iPadOS 14 experience feel refreshing in our full review.
17) DockX Reborn – $1.00
Want to customize that Dock on your iOS or iPadOS 14 device’s Home Screen? Of course you do! And DockX Reborn can help with the plethora of options that it brings to the table in that department.
18) EasyDialer14 – FREE
If you remember what the T9 dialing experience was like on older cell phones with the 3×4 dial pads, then you might feel a little nostalgic with a jailbreak tweak dubbed EasyDialer14. This tweak effectively brings a T9 dialer to your iPhone’s Phone app, allowing you to place calls just like you would on one of those older cell phones.
19) Emerald – $2.99
Everyone likes a little flash here and a little bling there, especially when it means that their jailbroken iPhone looks cooler than all the rest out there. Emerald is a jailbreak tweak that can help in that department, as it adds sleek and sexy new features to the Status Bar on pwned iOS 14 devices.
20) Eneko – FREE
With the introduction of Live Wallpapers, many thought that video wallpapers would have been replaced by the newer standard. Fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case thanks to a jailbreak tweak dubbed Eneko, which allows you to set video wallpapers without drawing too much of your system’s resources to do it.
21) HomePlus Pro – $2.49
Have a preferred way to enjoy your Home Screen’s layout that Apple doesn’t permit out of the box? If so, then HomePlus Pro is likely to offer a solution. With it, you can customize various parameters of your Home Screen’s layout including the number of rows and columns, offset spacing, icon scaling, and more.
22) IndiColor – FREE
iOS & iPadOS 14 introduced new privacy features including a Status Bar dot system that displays green when the camera is being used and orange when the microphone is being used. If you’re interested in changing the default colors of these dots to match an aesthetic of your own choosing, then you might like a jailbreak tweak called IndiColor.
23) Libellum – FREE
Sometimes you need to jot down a note quickly, and the Notes app is just too many steps away. Libellum is a jailbreak tweak that lets you take down notes directly from the convenience of your Lock Screen without even unlocking your device
24) LottieNotifications – FREE
LottieNotifications offers a fun and quirky animation for incoming notification banners based on Lottie-style effects.
25) LowLock – FREE
LowLock is an incredibly ideal jailbreak tweak that enables Low Power Mode when you lock your device and disables it again when you unlock it, wash and repeat. This allows your device to conserve as much power as it can when it’s not in use so that it lasts as long as possible throughout the day.
26) Marker – FREE
If you like the way the keyboard’s trackpad feature works on iOS or iPadOS 14 with regard to moving your cursor around, then you might be surprised to learn that it could be even better. If you’re curious as to how that might be, then a free jailbreak tweak called Marker might be of interest to you.
27) MediaBar14 – $1.49
MediaBar14 augments the Home Bar on notched iOS & iPadOS 14 handsets by integrating media controls directly into the native Home Bar.
You can learn more about how MediaBar14 enhances the Now Playing experience on your pwned handset in our full review.
28) Meredith – $0.74
If you’re interested in adding a splash of color to your otherwise bland and colorless apps, Meredith is a great way to do just that. With it, you can tint various parts of several different types of apps, including the menu bar, tab bar, and other elements.
29) MusicLyricsShare – FREE
iOS & iPadOS 14 support a feature that allows you to share music lyrics from the Apple Music app’s Now Playing view. If you’re using an earlier version of iOS or iPadOS 14, then you can’t take advantage of this feature without a jailbreak tweak known as MusicLyricsShare.
If you listen to a lot of music via Apple Music and enjoy sharing the tunes with your friends, then you can learn more about the tweak in our full review.
30) NanoBanners (Sugiuta) – FREE
Even in iOS & iPadOS 14, banner notifications continue to take up more screen real estate than they need to, which blocks navigation bar buttons and other critical UI elements when they materialize. NanoBanners14 is a jailbreak tweak that solves that problem by putting banner notifications on a diet.
31) NappyTime14 – FREE
I love that I can set alarms to wake me up in the morning from the comfort of my iPhone’s Clock app, but I really wish it would show me how much time I had left before an upcoming alarm would fire. NappyTime14 is a jailbreak tweak that offers this functionality to all users.
32) Perseus – FREE
One of the top features to ship in iOS 14.5 is the ability to unlock your iPhone with Face ID even when you’re wearing a mask, as long as you’re wearing a paired Apple Watch. Unfortunately for jailbreakers on versions previous to this, Apple limits this functionality to the newer firmware. But all hope isn’t lost, as a free jailbreak tweak dubbed Persueus provides jailbreakers on other versions of iOS 14 with a similar functionality.
33) Pop Notification – FREE
Pop Notification is especially for iPhone X users on iOS 14. It makes it easier to interface with incoming notifications without having access to Face ID.
34) QuickANC – FREE
If your Apple-branded Bluetooth headphones or earbuds support Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode like the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max do, then QuickANC is a good tweak to have. With it, you can reduce the number of steps needed to switch between those modes by taking advantage of conveniently placed buttons on the Now Playing widget.
35) ReachPlayer – FREE
Reachability has its uses, but I think it wastes so much space at the top of the display when invoked. ReachPlayer fills this void with a Now Playing interface so that it isn’t being allocated for nothing.
36) ReProvision Reborn – FREE
If you depend on a side-loaded, semi-untethered jailbreak such as Odyssey or unc0ver, then you need a way to keep the jailbreak app signed so that when you reboot your device you can re-jailbreak without any inconveniences. ReProvision offered one of the least-intrusive ways of doing this on the device itself, but it was discontinued by the developer. ReProvision Reborn is exactly what it sounds like, and it breathes new life into an otherwise dead project.
37) RingPercentLabel – FREE
We aren’t sure what Apple’s design team was thinking with the iOS & iPadOS 14 battery widget, but most people like to see numeric battery percentages in addition to battery level rings. RingPercentLabel is a jailbreak tweak that ensures all iOS & iPadOS 14 users have access to this functionality.
38) SafariBlocker – FREE
SafariBlocker is a must-have jailbreak tweak for anyone with chronic web browsing habits. This tweak augments the Safari web browser by preventing web pages or domains from launching pop-ups or automatically kicking you to a new page. With it, you can blacklist or whitelist web pages or domains on a case-by-case basis and take better control over your web browsing.
39) SendToDesktop – FREE
SendToDesktop makes it easy to transfer files to your computer from iOS or iPadOS 14’s native share menu, and it does so over a secure SSH connection.
40) ShakeItOff – FREE
I’m a huge fan of Activator, but since it doesn’t have an official update for iOS or iPadOS 14, ShakeItOff offers temporary refuge by allowing users to perform actions by shaking their device.
41) Shortmoji 2 – FREE
Want to do more with your iPhone’s keyboard? We thought so. Shortmoji 2 is a jailbreak tweak that helps you get more done from the iOS 14 keyboard by adding shortcuts and other useful toggles directly to the native keyboard interface.
42) SmartVolumeMixer2 – $3.49
Your iPhone supports more than one different volume level, and it can be challenging to keep track of them all. SmartVolumeMixer2 makes things easier by keeping all of those different volume levels in one convenient place so that you can make adjustments to the correct one as necessary.
43) Spectral – $1.49
If you do any kind of media consumption on your iOS or iPadOS 14 device, then you’ll want to take advantage of a sleeker Now Playing interface. Spectral can help in this department by offering a variety of new interface options that animate with your music.
44) StonksBar – FREE
Like to keep close tabs on your favorite stock? Perhaps you have investments that you need to keep an eye on at all times. StonksBar is the tweak for you, as it adds a real-time stock value display to your Status Bar for any stock of your choosing.
45) Total Charge Tones – FREE
Your iPhone already plays a sound when you connect it to a Qi or MagSafe-enabled charger to power it up, so why doesn’t it make a peep when it reaches 100% battery? Total Charge Tones is a jailbreak tweak that makes this happen, and you can even pick the sound it makes.
46) WebShade – FREE
Dark Mode was one of my favorite features to ship with iOS & iPadOS 13, and it’s still weird to me that Apple didn’t expand upon it in iOS & iPadOS 14 with web support. Fortunately, a jailbreak tweak called WebShade picks up where Apple left off, expanding Dark Mode to the internet for all who care to save their eyeballs.
47) WidgetCustoms – FREE
iOS & iPadOS 14 include a bevy of new widgets via a brand new widget system that extends even to the Home Screen with the rest of your app icons. WidgetCustoms is a jailbreak tweak that offers settings for customizing your iOS & iPadOS 14 widget aesthetics in more ways than one.
48) WidgetRadius – FREE
I really like the new widget system in iOS & iPadOS 14, but for whatever reason, Apple decided to make older legacy widgets ugly by preventing them from conforming to the design aesthetics of newer ones – namely, the pointier corners. WidgetRadius is a free jailbreak tweak that solves that problem by rounding all legacy widgets’ corners so that they match those of the other widgets provided by iOS & iPadOS 14.
49) Xenon – $1.99
Being able to browse your iPhone jailbreak iphone or iPad’s root filesystem is a hallmark feature of jailbreaking, and Xenon makes that process easy to do from the comfort of your computer.
50) Yuna – FREE
Made especially for iPadOS 14 users, Yuna helps users of the iPad’s larger display take better advantage of the wasted space in the Control Center interface by filling it with useful information. Such types of information include but aren’t limited to Calendar events, Reminders, Notes, and Weather information.