Put These Gorgeous Custom Settings Icons On Your iPhone’s Home Screen Without Jailbreaking

Put These Gorgeous Custom Settings Icons On Your iPhone’s Home Screen Without Jailbreaking

While we all eagerly await an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S, many of us are using custom settings shortcuts on our iOS homescreens to duplicate the functionality of a more robust Cydia hack like SBSettings.

The only problem? While the shortcuts work really well, some of the icons can be ugly and distinctly un-Apple-like.

Why settle for some puked-up icons, though, when you can have icons sexy enough to lick? Just go over to http://brdrck.me/settings/ on your iDevice and get downloading. Follow our previous how-to if you need guidance on setting these up.

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  • MrMLK

    Nice looking icons, but since he has the shortcuts setup to go through his web site, not quite as useful. It would be nicer if he just released the icons.

  • FriarNurgle

    Why in the hell doesn’t Apple just put the ability to change these settings in the notification screen? Does someone have a damn patent on that or something?

  • prof_peabody

    If you can do this on a jailbroken phone, why post a picture of the icons on what is an obviously jailbroken phone?  

  • prof_peabody

    Because in fact only one person out of every few thousand really wants or needs to change those settings all day long.  If you like to fiddle with things to that degree you are better off with an Android phone in the first place.  

  • Paul Lloyd Johnson

    If you had bothered to follow the the link, you would know that the picture is of his website.

  • ender21

    It’s not “obviously” jailbroken.  In fact that’s the webpage that you see in the pic above.  So, not a jailbroken phone.

  • tMyers327

    SBSettings FTW…just saying…i’m done trolling

  • brnmbrns

    Wow. I bet you feel like an asshole now.

  • FatSquirrel

    Yes, experiencing this first hand — I’d love to “quickly” change the settings on my phone… if only it wasn’t in the process of being flooded with requests.

  • FatSquirrel

    one person out of a few thousand covers a lot of people in the iPhone world.  I’d say being able to quickly change Safari privacy or Bluetooth on/off is pretty useful to even the most average user.

  • Simon John Othen

    maybe I should just get another android…had that feature for years

  • iDaBoss

    People like to change the brightness setting. Turn down at night, turn up in sunlight.

  • iDaBoss

    I think he’s used to it by now

  • Dilbert A

    Troll much?

  • Digi

    Pretty useless, since these are preset links for settings not icons that we can use. So this article is wrong!

  • joaojotta

    Still, there are icons for settings…

  • joaojotta

    VERRY USEFULL TIP!
    Thank you, Cult of Mac!

  • 123

    http://iphoneza.co.za/IconSett

    I wonder who ripped off who here…

  • Lee Scott Rickles

    Should I have any security concerns “installing” these shortcuts??  The pop ups during installation about changing settings profile look like it is overwriting the OS or something??
    -Paranoid

  • Melissa Matejka

    Only downside is that you have to have some sort of connection to the internet to be able to use these buttons to toggle. 

  • Networx

    Running iOS 5.1 beta 2 and Jeff’s icons and profiles install correctly on my phone but then don’t work as the URL can’t be found.  Oh well.  The improved battery life in iOS 5.1 is worth not having these shortcuts.  The battery life is DRAMATICALLY better in iOS 5.1.  Two days of use on a single charge.  Really.

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