New Jailbreak Tweak Will Supercharge Your iPhone’s Power Button

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If you’re the owner of a jailbroken iOS device, a new tweak can give you a wealth of better power down options… and even graft iOS 7.1’s new power down slider onto stock iOS 7, or give you back iOS 6’s power-off slider. Keen!

Now available on Cydia, BetterPowerDown is a new jailbreak tweak that gives you more control over powering down your iPhone or iPad, both visually and functionally.

Functionally, BetterPowerDown incorporates the RePower jailbreak tweak to give jailbreakers a few more options in regards to what they can do when they hold down the power on their iOS device. They can power down their iPhone or iPad like normal, or reset the device, or just respring it, allowing new jailbreak tweaks to take effect.

Visually, though, BetterPowerDown allows you to skin your device so the power down sliders can be changed in appearance. You can make your iOS 7.0 power slider look like iOS 7.1’s, revert it to iOS 6, or do something else entirely.

Available from the Big Boss repo, BetterPowerDown costs $0.99. You can check out a video review of it here.

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