SBSettings is a smart, powerful toggle control that helps you manage important settings in your iPhone, much like the Power Control widget of an Android phone.

SBSettings brings quick toggles to your Notification Center so that you don’t have to open Settings every time you want to toggle Wifi, 3G, orientation, brightness etc.

Apple, in its legendary way, doesn’t let developers tweak these settings and so, SBSettings is unfortunately available only for jailbroken iPhones. Quite funnily enough, a fake app that resembled SBSettings showed up on iTunes just yesterday (sold for $0.99) with several users actually getting ripped off. The app was nothing related to the original SBSettings from Bigboss repo.

How to Installing SBSettings

SBSettings hasn’t been updated to be compatible with iOS 6 and more. In fact, the jailbreak community is still trying to make apps ready for iOS 6 and later. In the meanwhile though, you can easily install SBSettings on your iPhone running iOS 6.x, provided you’ve got Cydia, iFile and a way to SSH into your iPhone. Here’s how to do that:

Step 1: Jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 6 or later using software like Redsn0w. Here is how to untethered jailbreak iOS 6.x with Evasi0n.

Step 2: It’s now to time to launch Cydia

Step 3: Tap on Search tab and search for iFile and install it. At the end of the installation, you might have to respring your iPhone (if that’s the case, you’ll have to do a tethered reboot using Redsn0w).

  • To do a tethered reboot, connect your iPhone to your PC (don’t switch on the iPhone)
  • Open Redsn0w which you already have download to jailbreak iOS 6.
  • Click on Extras
  • Click on “Select IPSW” to select iOS 6 firmware
  • And then click on “Just Boot”
  • It’s now time to put your iOS device into DFU mode to reboot the device.

After you’ve installed iFile, it’s time to install SBSettings:

Step 1: Make sure the iPhone is connected to WiFi

Step 2: SSH into your iPhone using softwares like Putty (Windows), Cyberduck (OS X) with these credentials: username: root and password: alpine

Step 3: Now, download this file for SBSettings.

Step 4: And place the file onto the iPhone

Step 5: Now, on the iPhone, open iFile and then navigate to where you’ve placed the .deb file

Step 6: Open the .deb file and tap on “Installer”

Step 7: The program should now install.

Respring/Reboot again and SBSettings should be on your iPhone now! Even though things are not completely compatible yet, SBSettings should mostly work without a problem.

Source: iFile

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  • Andrew Tijerina

    i dont get the install option just zip viewer and unarchiver?

  • Mohd Fadzli

    this is really good guide. thanks man..

  • eric

    when hiding icons with SBsettings, they can now also not be found by spotlight any more, which bums me out.

    I like a clean homescreen, so I used to hide everything but my most used apps to be able to only have one screen. if I wanted to use another app, I’d go to spotlight and voila! that option is now gone…

  • Respring after I choose Airplan mode !!!!

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