The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

Now that you’ve had time to jailbreak and explore Cydia on your iPad, what do you install? If you’d like to rest assured knowing that you have the most incredible setup on your jailbroken iPad, then look no further. We’ve collected the very best jailbreak apps and tweaks for Apple’s tablet.

Activator

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

Think of Activator as the key to unlocking limitless shortcut possibilities on your iPad. Many jailbreak tweaks use Activator to let you trigger actions from anywhere in iOS (double tapping the status bar, triple tapping the Home button, etc.), and you can also assign some stock actions in Activator for controlling basic aspects of iOS. Get Activator for free in Cydia. You’ll be glad you did.

SBSettings

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

This simple shortcut utility allows you to access all of the system settings you toggle daily with a quick Activator action. For example, you could double tap your iPad’s status bar to trigger a panel of settings, such as Bluetooth and WiFi, and turn features on and off at the blink of an eye. SBSettings is free in Cydia, and you can also download lots of free themes to change the panel’s look to match your Home screen.

IntelliScreenX

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

This insanely detailed extension takes your iOS 5 Notification Center to the next level. IntelliScreenX brings functionality to the Notification Center drop-down window that Apple should have included by default. Not only can you toggle settings like WiFi, 3G, Airplane mode and others, but you can view things like RSS feeds as well. There are multiple pages added to your Notification Center for quickly checking your Mail, Twitter and Facebook. Everything you need to see is in one place. Get this great tweak in Cydia for $9.99 with a free trial.

Springtomize 2

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

It’s difficult to explain Springtomize because it literally does everything. Springtomize 2 is the combination of dozens of other miscellaneous jailbreak tweaks that have been in the spotlight over the years. You can change how many icons you have in your dock, what’s in your status bar, how your iOS folders behave, various animations, and much, much, more. If you’re itching to tweak your iPad’s setup, there’s bound to be something worth while that Springtomize offers you. It’s available in Cydia for $2.99.

Fullscreen for Safari

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

The iPad version of Fullscreen for Safari turns your tablet’s default browser into a multitouch, fullscreen experience. Like the Mac, you can configure two and three finger swipes, three finger tab, shake, double taps, and more. There are plenty of settings to configure once you install the tweak, including a translucent button bar and changeable popup theme. Fullscreen for Safari (iPad) costs $1.29 in Cydia.

SplitMail

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

When you’re in the iPad version of the Mail app, there are two different layouts based on your device orientation. Portrait mode has a hidden sidebar for browsing your inbox, while the landscape version of Mail has a sidebar that remains present on the left side of the screen. If you favor the landscape layout but want to hold your iPad in portrait mode while checking email, then SplitMail is for you. This tweak forces the landscape Mail layout into the portrait orientation at all times so you can always see your inbox. Grab this nifty tweak in Cydia for free.

Belfry

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

Apple decided to not create iPad versions for several of its stock iPhone apps. Installing Belfry on your jailbroken iPad will add 6 more Apple apps to your Home screen: Weather, Compass, Calculator, Clock, Stocks, and Voice Memos. Not all of the apps are scaled up for the iPad’s larger display, but you can use RetinaPad to enhance some of the apps. The Stocks and Clock apps will already be iPad-ready after installing Belfry, and the Calculator app can be resized properly with RetinaPad. Belfry is free in Cydia. Grab it by adding the following repo: www.rpetri.ch/repo.

FolderEnhancer

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

As the ultimate jailbreak tweak for bringing your iOS folders to life on the iPad, FolderEnhancer is definitely worth its $2 price tag. You can add folders within folders, change folder backgrounds and animations, and add an infinite numbers of apps to each folder. Sweet.

Gridlock

The Best Jailbreak Apps For The iPad [Jailbreak]

Gridlock frees your iPad’s app icons. You can move icons wherever you want on your iPad’s Home screen after installing this tweak. Instead of apps automatically aligning themselves, icons will remain in place until you move them. You can create different layouts for each page on your Springboard. If the idea of breaking Apple’s app column and row restrictions floats your boat, download Gridlock in Cydia for $0.99.

  • nataliesn

    what about Zephyr ?

    http://www.geek.com/articles/m… 

  • bankerrahul

    Activator rocks! SPBSettings, well I’ve had a bad experience with it so I don’t prefer to install in my newer jailbroken devices now. . over all a nice read with couple of new addition :)

  • eyyad

    Don’t Support Jail-breaking its just ridicules and illegal in my eyes 

  • Mohamed Mesbah

    YOU ARE RIDICULES AND ILLEGAL IN MY EYES

  • eyyad

    Wow you so mad :) Kids of this genration LOL

  • amjad

    ????? ???? ??? ????? ???????? 

  • amjad

    Agree with Eyad and mohamed go kill someone in jehad to make your family happy

  • eyyad

    bwhaha Amjad = win

  • Mohamed Mesbah

    So amjad you are an Arab stereotyping an Arab wow and for you Eyad`
    1 word “ignorant”

  • rawryree

    While the other responders are clearly idiots, jailbreaking isn’t illegal. It’s pretty much the same as installing Linux on your Macbook. No legal issues, just don’t expect any support from Apple for using it that way.

  • eyyad

    Thanks If you read again I said in my eyes its illegal 
    thanks :) 

  • SocialExpert

    the best jailbreak for ipad 2 can be found at http://www.iunlockiphone435.com

  • nismo2010

    Legality doesn’t have to do with “in your eyes” it has to do with government regulations dictating such. The illegality often attributed to jail-breaking is the install of unpaid apps, but those issues are separate and often misconstrued. 

  • eyyad

    ok in my “OPINION” its illegal if Apple not happy about it means its illegal Jail-break your iPhone/iPad/iTouch, and you will be out of Apple Care? whats that mean? OH let me guess ITS ILLAGAL to jail-break 
    thanks :) 

  • nismo2010

    It means its a breach of the terms and conditions. Unless, you live under the supreme Apple Law. 

  • SpamStream

     lol a guy from Saudi Arabia who doesn’t support freedom. You’re an idiot.

  • eyyad

    Oh lol thanks :) I know I am an idiot but I lived and raised in America shut up haha :D 
    what freedom you talking about :D ? 

  • Gray Oakes

    Keep trollin’ trollin’ trollin’

  • Octvrium

    Trollin’ is like a hobbie for some people. Don’t feed them with your responses.

  • Octvrium

    I’m gonna try RetinaPad right away cuz i have a couple of escencial apps that really bothers me using on my ipad2 and also Belfry for stock apps 

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  • xraydelta1

    Oh goodie, a way to move icons around in a way that the Great Tyrant Apple won’t let me! That’s right up there with the 1st Amendment, and jailbreakers are the last great patriotic freedom fighters we have! OK, whatever you gotta tell yourselves to give your lives meaning.

  • Lane Jasper

    FYI Belfry is NOT 5.1 compatible yet.

  • Lane Jasper

    YOU ARE RIDICULES AND ILLEGAL IN MY EYES

    And yet You’ll STILL download it and use install0us I’m sure of it ;-)

  • mr_bee

    While the other responders are clearly idiots, jailbreaking isn’t illegal. It’s pretty much the same as installing Linux on your Macbook. No legal issues, just don’t expect any support from Apple for using it that way.

    Jailbreaking is not “legal.”  It is only legal if your purpose in doing it is also legal.  

    Which is a big difference, but admittedly hard for the stupids to understand.  
    The number one reason people jailbreak is to steal apps (which is illegal).  Therefore, while you can jailbreak in a legal way, the majority of jailbreakers are in fact breaking the law.  It’s their intent to steal when they do it that creates this situation.     
  • mr_bee

    These all seem like the usual boring “tweaks” that don’t really do much and can mostly be avoided.  Why go to all the trouble just for this?  

    Jailbreaking is a huge hassle no matter what any of the advocates tell you.  It will take your eight hundred dollar phone and ruin it.  for what? this crap?
  • DannyGGG

    While the other responders are clearly idiots, jailbreaking isn’t illegal. It’s pretty much the same as installing Linux on your Macbook. No legal issues, just don’t expect any support from Apple for using it that way.

    Jailbreaking is not “legal.”  It is only legal if your purpose in doing it is also legal.  

    Which is a big difference, but admittedly hard for the stupids to understand.  
    The number one reason people jailbreak is to steal apps (which is illegal).  Therefore, while you can jailbreak in a legal way, the majority of jailbreakers are in fact breaking the law.  It’s their intent to steal when they do it that creates this situation.     

    Jailbreaking is legal. (There’s no need to put quotes around it.) You seem to be saying that it’s not legal to walk down the street unless you’re going somewhere to do something legal. But that’s not the case. In this country, acts are legal by default unless they are actively made illegal. No law prohibits rooting phones or iPads. 


    I do agree with your other comment you that this list isn’t the most compelling reason to jailbreak, although the reasons are legion.

  • mynameiseoin

    While the other responders are clearly idiots, jailbreaking isn’t illegal. It’s pretty much the same as installing Linux on your Macbook. No legal issues, just don’t expect any support from Apple for using it that way.

    Jailbreaking is not “legal.”  It is only legal if your purpose in doing it is also legal.  

    Which is a big difference, but admittedly hard for the stupids to understand.  
    The number one reason people jailbreak is to steal apps (which is illegal).  Therefore, while you can jailbreak in a legal way, the majority of jailbreakers are in fact breaking the law.  It’s their intent to steal when they do it that creates this situation.     

    Number one reason? Really?!
    Majority? Wow, I have never seen those figures….

    The fact is that jail-breaking adds a ton of customization and functionality options to iOS. I have been jailbreaking since almost day one and have never stolen an app.

    I use it (mainly) for:

    - gridlock: arrange icons as i chose; i like symmetry.
    - inifnifolders: I have (paid for) a ton of games, why should i need 5x folders?
    - foldericons: I have folders for all the types of apps that I have (games, utilities, text editors, etc.); this lets me customize the icon to differentiate them.
    - SBSettings: quick access to many settings that I use many times per day (wi-fi, blu-tooth, etc.)
    - Emulation: yes, i do own all of the originals (which makes it perfectly legal); it’s nice to have it all in one portable place.
    - fullscreen for safari: guess what this one does.

    So please don’t slander the jail-breaking community because you think you know what the majority does; i assure you you’re wrong.

  • gambit_1

    I won’t call the other posters idiots, but they are certainly irresponsible. Jailbreaking is not now and has never been (much to apple’s chagrin) illegal. It is no different than rooting an android device or (as another poster mentioned) installing Linux on a Mac.

    The only reason Jailbreaking gets a bad rap is bc some people use it for pirating. This goes against everything the community stands for. Jailbreaking is about being free to use my device any way that I want. That means locking my screen so my kids can watch a movie (incarcerator) and opening up multiple apps side by side (quasar) to name a couple. Notably, as an attorney, it does NOT mean stealing anyone’s software.

    In short, please stop posting clearly wrong statements (google it if you need to). Jailbreaking is legal and we need to fight to keep it that way.

  • adamdwilk

    iPad3, using Absinthe 2.0.1, followed directions including restore from iTunes backup.  I’m about 50% through the restore of apps, and Cydia won’t open.  Crashes instantly.  Anyone else having this?  Tried a reboot of iPad, still not working.  

  • Emir Jo Al-Kafagi

    I think scrollingdock is worthy of mention, while it not only gives you a scrolling dock(duh) it gives you infinite folders, sbsettings in your dock, airplay, ipod control, battery control and many other widgets!

  • Kristin Hewitt-Cook

    ^^Is there a special spell check app for jailbroken iPads? I think it’s needed for those who “lived and raised in America”.

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