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.

[via iDB]

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23 responses to “Put These Gorgeous Custom Settings Icons On Your iPhone’s Home Screen Without Jailbreaking”

  1. MrMLK says:

    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.

  2. FriarNurgle says:

    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?

  3. prof_peabody says:

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

  4. prof_peabody says:

    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.  

  5. Paul Lloyd Johnson says:

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

  6. ender21 says:

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

  7. tMyers327 says:

    SBSettings FTW…just saying…i’m done trolling

  8. brnmbrns says:

    Wow. I bet you feel like an asshole now.

  9. FatSquirrel says:

    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.

  10. FatSquirrel says:

    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.

  11. Simon John Othen says:

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

  12. iDaBoss says:

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

  13. iDaBoss says:

    I think he’s used to it by now

  14. Dilbert A says:

    Troll much?

  15. Digi says:

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

  16. joaojotta says:

    Still, there are icons for settings…

  17. joaojotta says:

    Thank you, Cult of Mac!

  18. 123 says:


    I wonder who ripped off who here…

  19. Lee Scott Rickles says:

    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??

  20. Melissa Matejka says:

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

  21. Networx says:

    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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