Use Cydia tweaks to turn iOS 6 into iOS 7!

The first thing on many people’s minds when iOS 7 was released was something along the lines of, “HOW DO I GET THIS RIGHT NOW?!” Unfortunately, unless you’ve registered your device with an official Apple Developer Account, you have to wait until the public release of the software to explore everything iOS 7 has to offer… or do you?!

Redmond Pie posted a very interesting video today that explains how to use a variety of Cydia jailbreak tweaks to emulate much of iOS 7′s functionality. This is great for people who don’t want to update and lose a jailbreak, or for people who don’t have the option of updating because of the developer restrictions.

Check out the video as well as a full list of tweaks used below, courtesy of Redmond Pie. I should warn you that, as always, you jailbreak at your own risk. Because I’ve got iOS 7, I haven’t tested this out, so be wary. That being said, I must admit it looks pretty awesome.

  • iOS 7 Theme for iPhone: is the icon set that I used for this video, it does a great job in incorporating iOS 7 icons in replacement for the boring iOS 6 stock app icons. It can be found on the MacCiti repo for free.

  • iOS 7 Bars And Battery: produces an identical status bar to iOS 7, including the new flatter battery icon, and dots in replacement for signal bars. It can also be found on the MacCiti repo for free.

  • BlurriedNCBackground: provided the functionality required to have a Gaussian blur effect in replacement for the linen Notification Center background we’re all so accustomed to. This tweak is available for free on the BigBoss repo.

  • CardSwitcher: is the tweak used to replicate the iOS 7 App Switcher. This is almost identical to the multitasking functionality found in iOS 7, and will set you back $1.99 from the BigBoss repo.

  • Thin Lockscreen: is the lock screen theme that I used in this video. It provides a very minimalist approach to the lock screen, and looks incredibly similar to the iOS 7 LS. It is hosted on the Patrick Muff repo for free, so you’ll need to add this source (patrickmuff.ch/repo) to your Cydia sources in order to access the download. The lock screen wallpaper can be found here: goo.gl/SkxzY

  • FolderEnhancer: was used in this video, to emulate the functionality and appearance of iOS 7 folders. It does a great job, as I’m sure you noticed from the video above. It’s available for $2.49 from the BigBoss repository.

  • Auxo: is the tweak chosen to replicate the functionality of Control Center within iOS 7. Whilst it doesn’t look very similar, the functionality it provides is almost identical and even could be considered better with the addition of app switching. This tweak will set you back $1.99 from the BigBoss repo.

  • DeepEnd: produces a parallax effect, by moving your home screen wallpaper depending on the accelerometer motion detection from your device. This provides a very cool 3D effect to your springboard, and can be found for free on Ryan Petrich’s beta repo (rpetri.ch/repo).

  • BytaFont + Roboto Light: were used in this tutorial in order to provide a font that looks incredibly similar to the default font found within iOS 7. Both are available for free within Cydia.

  • (Optional): Here’s how you can set Yahoo weather app as default on iPhone home screen

 

Via: Redmond Pie

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  • NemesisTechBoy

    Try clear status bar to get rid of the black status bar

  • NemesisTechBoy

    U are the best

  • NemesisTechBoy

    Thanks dude, went from IOS 5 – IOS 7

  • JerkazenMVal

    how to get the IOS 7 themes?? what repo i need to add

  • JerkazenMVal

    @NemesisTechBoy  bro what repo did u add to obtain IOS 7 theme

  • NemesisTechBoy

    Dude it says under each tweak that he wrote down

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @JerkazenMVal MacCiti

  • Izzyflvcko

    How do you change the background and hide the slider for the lockscreen? Please help.

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @JerkazenMVal If you want to get Card Switcher for free use sinfuliphonerepo

  • JerkazenMVal

    @NemesisTechBoy  @JerkazenMVal  tnx bro

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @Izzyflvcko Thin lock screen should do that @ (patrickmuff.ch/repo)

  • JerkazenMVal

    @NemesisTechBoy  i add “MacCitirepo” is that the rigth repo . i dont get it :(

  • Izzyflvcko

    @NemesisTechBoy  @Izzyflvcko  I’ve got it downloaded but there aren’t any options with it.

  • NemesisTechBoy

    Lol! my IPod 3 has all of these tweaks and looks almost exactly like IOS 7

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @JerkazenMVal hang on a sec I’m gonna get u the exact repo to add

  • JerkazenMVal

    @NemesisTechBoy  @JerkazenMVal  tnx in advance , :)

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @Izzyflvcko type in IOS 7 slider or LS theme and see what comes up

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @JerkazenMVal MacCiti – http://macciti.com/cydia

  • JerkazenMVal

    @NemesisTechBoy  @JerkazenMVal  same bro ” did not find repository”

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @JerkazenMVal did http://macciti.com/cydia not work?

  • NemesisTechBoy

    If you guys have dreamboard and iHacksRepo then you can get the ios 7 full features without downloading loads of stuff

  • NemesisTechBoy
  • NemesisTechBoy

    Guys this is extremely important if you add: http://apt.modmyi.com/ then get IOS 7 Theme by pw5a29 and it gives you:
    -app icons
    -signal bars
    -wallpapers
    -charging indicator
    -minimal lockscreen
    -flat app skin for appstore apps
    -flat notification bubble
    -flat linen
    -transparent NC background
    1 download gives you more than all of Jake Rosati’s downloads!

  • NemesisTechBoy

    You can find deep end from http://ihacksrepo.com/ and you don’t need to add his beta repo. The appearance: It is brown and has 4 dots on it

  • NemesisTechBoy

    I typed in deep end and it, came up with 1 result and it was made by Ryan petrich

  • NemesisTechBoy

    If you go to CardSwitcher in the settings app then you can turn off close buttons (the X button on the top left of the app) so you can only slide up to delete a background app and turn off page dots at the bottom so it looks exactly like IOS 7 multitasking. Trust me you will not be able to tell the difference

  • NemesisTechBoy

    If you go to CardSwitcher in the settings app you can turn off close buttons (so you have to slide the card up to stop an app running in the background) and turn off page dots (so the dots at the bottom don’t appear at the bottom of the multitasking page. Trust me you will not be able to tell the difference between CardSwitcher and IOS 7

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @JerkazenMVal whoops. It’s maciti.com/cydia not macciti.com/cydia (1c)

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @JerkazenMVal just added it and got the theme.

  • mrbyu

    @NemesisTechBoy Yeah, it’s pretty cool, but doesn’t work exactly the same.  The main advantage of the iOS 7 switcher over any other webos like “card switcher” is that you can use the app icons on the bottom to swipe through your apps, and you can even click on them! That’s what makes it a lot better than any other switcher. They combined the old switcher with a modern card view, while keeping the advantages of both. And to the others: pls do not mention Auxo, because it works like s****,  IMHO. It gives absolutely no extra information about your open apps (the miniature “live” pictures are a joke), in fact it’s actually waaay harder to use than the normal oldschool switcher in iOS 6.  Anyway, thans for the hint, I think CardSwitcher is the best JB app switcher, but the way how iOS 7 works is even better. :)  I hope somebody makes a JB version of it.

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @mrbyu @NemesisTechBoy I totally agree with you I downloaded IOS 7 beta 1 from a website who hosted the extracted file. This meant all I needed to do was extract the contents and see if apple authorise an recognise the firmware and software and soon the 1.07 GB update installed. It was my iPhone 4 that I installed it (using it now to type) and let me tell you everything apart from revised and new features is sh*t even the keyboard is sh*t (it’s white and I have a white iPhone 4). If you want I can direct you to the download site and give you a tutorial on installing it.

  • NemesisTechBoy

    @mrbyu honestly dude many people don’t like it (IOS 7) because even on the iPhone 5 it lags as much as the iPhone 4 on certain apps. Games are otherwise perfect Ben though they require more ram.

  • http://www.richardward.biz/ methamp

    This looks like the last hoorah for iPhone 3GS owners… :-/

  • DeepssSingh

    How to set 3 icon in a row…..i have 4 in row…plz tell

  • Zisave13

    Sorry but this was a pretty ugly video… First of all you should have shown us iOS 7 too, so for us to see how close you were with those cydia tweaks. Secondly, how about the whole user interface in the settings app, or the fullscreen safari, or the messages app, or the keyboard itself.. Maybe it’s just an old video but… Your iPhone didn’t impress.. Mine is way closer!

  • Rizky Aulia

    Looks good for my iphone 4. I’ve downgraded to iOS 6 because the previous os is bit slow.