New Tweak Fixes Your Broken Status Bar After Jailbreaking [Jailbreak]

(Credit: Redmond Pie)

(Credit: Redmond Pie)

A large number of users have reported issues with a problematic status bar in iOS immediately following a jailbreak.

While it’s hardly the biggest issue for a liberated iOS device to encounter, having the carrier name, signal status and remaining battery turn from white to black — or sometimes not vanish when it’s supposed to — while using certain apps can be both annoying and overall detrimental to user experience. Thanks to a straightforward resolution , however, that issue can now be sorted out in the form of a Cydia package installation by following these steps:

Step 1: Launch the Cydia app and wait for packages to refresh. Navigate to the “Manage” tab from the bottom bar.

Step 2: Select “Sources” from the main interface.

Step 3: Select “Edit” and then “Add” from the top left hand corner of the navigation bar.

Step 4: In the resulting popup add the URL of the repository that hosts the package to fix the issue: http://repo.pnre.co.vu

Step 5: Select “Add Source” from the Cydia/APT URL alert and wait for the packages to refresh.

Step 6: Select the “Search” tab from bottom bar and search for “StatusBarFix2.” Install the packagelike any other Cydia tweak.

While it goes without saying that users would rather not have to go through this kind of thing, it’s inevitable that as devices become complex — and Apple goes further and further to try and prevent jailbreaking — minor issues like this will continue to occur.

Hey, freedom’s never easy to achieve.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Apple Revolution, published by Random House, and is currently writing a book about algorithms for Random House/Penguin to be published in 2014. He also covers the digital humanities for Fast Company. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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