Zephyr Update Brings iPad Gestures To The iPhone, Fixes Issues With iOS 6 [Jailbreak]

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The popular jailbreak tweak Zephyr has today been updated to squash a number of incompatibility issues with iOS 6, and to bring the iPad’s four-finger gestures to the iPhone. It now allows you to close apps and swipe between the ones you have running without touching the home button.

Just like the iPad’s gestures, you can now use a four-fingered swipe to the left or right to switch between apps, and a four-fingered pinch to close them. It’s not quite as easy to get four fingers on the iPhone’s smaller display, but I’ve been playing with the update this morning, and I soon got used to it.

Those familiar with Zephyr will know that the tweak already includes gestures to close and switch between apps — as well as those access the multitasking tray and Notification Center widgets — but there are likely to be a little easier to get used to for users already using them on iPad.

Other improvements in this update include fixes for a number of bugs that were introduced with iOS 6. But the update adds another issue of its own. “Grabber doesn’t work for swiping left and right,” according to the release notes, but we’re promised a patch is coming soon.

If you already have Zephyr installed, you’ll find the update in Cydia’s ‘Changes’ section. Alternatively, you can purchase the tweak for $4.99 via the BigBoss repository.

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  • djrobsd

    $5 bucks for something that may crash my phone and be buggy, I think I’ll pass… If it was 99 cents or even $1.99 I’d probably buy it, but I’m not paying $5 bucks just to see my phone crash all the time.

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