Last weekend, TaiG released iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak tool. It was an out of the blue belated thanksgiving gift for jailbreak community and for those who were looking to jailbreak their devices running on iOS 8.1.1.

The jailbreak tool is available for Windows only at this time and there are no words from the team about a Mac version. TaiG seems stable enough and MuscleNerd also confirmed it on Twitter. He also stated that TaiG is much more transparent than Pangu.

Best Cydia Tweaks for iOS 8
So if you have jailbroken your iPhone or iPad and looking for Cydia tweaks that are compatible with iOS 8 or later, we have already covered few best iOS 8 Cydia tweaks. It's been awhile we have been looking for some fresh and updated Cydia tweaks that will help you customize your jailbroken iOS device at next level.

There are hundreds, if not thousands of Cydia tweaks out there and list out best of them is like find out a needle from heap of grass. Just to make your life easy, here we have handpicked some brand new and updated Cydia Tweaks for iOS 8.1.1 or earlier.

#1. AdvancedSettings8: By installing this tweak, you just need to tap and hold Settings app to bring advanced settings. You can enable or disable this tweak from the preference panel.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#2. Adaptive CC: It's a brand new Cydia tweak that lets you resize Control Center on your iOS device to free up some space on your screen.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#3. WatchBoard: This cool Cydia tweak is inspired from Apple Watch user interface. WatchBoard replaces your iPhone home screen with Apple Watch icon layout. It works just perfect even with hundreds of icons. It is one of the most popular Cydia tweak for iOS 8 from the makers of Barrel.

Price: $3.99 | Repo: BigBoss

#4. Safari No Bar Fullscreen: This tweak removes the status bar in Safari. There are no options to configure. You just need to install it and it allows you to browse Safari in full screen.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#5. AppelLocker: This one is by far the most useful tweaks, if you are concerned about privacy. This tweak lets you lock apps with your face. You just need to select apps you wish to lock from Settings. It will prompt you for your face, when you select the app. You can also create a backup password that you can use if your face is not recognized three times.

Price: $0.99 | Repo: BigBoss

#6. Facebook Messenger Essentials: This tweak is compatible with iOS 8 or higher. Once you install this tweak, you can customize few aspects of the Facebook Messenger app. With this tweak, you can disable read receipts and hide the StatusBar. This tweak also enables No typing so your chat buddies won’t know if you are typing a message. There are few more useful settings that you can customize from the Settings app.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#7. NoPhotosCollections: This cool Cydia tweak removes collections and photos tab from the stock Photos app. This tweak lets you enable or disable this from the Settings app.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#8. VirtualHome 8: Turn your iPhone Touch ID with this cool Cydia tweak. As the name suggests, this tweak lets you use Touch ID as the home button. VirtualHome 8 supports single tap, double tap, and short hold. With this tweak, you can perform such functions like Sleep, Multitask, open Siri and activate Reachability. A unique feature of this tweak called ‘QuickUnlock’ lets you unlock or wake up your iOS device by touching the TouchID when the phone is in standby mode.

Price: $1.49 | Repo: BigBoss

#9. noNoSimAlert 8: When there is no SIM in your iPhone, it removes the “No SIM Card Installed” alert. There are no options to configure. You just need to install this tweak and it removes that irritating alert.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#10. LockSmoother: You can customize your lockscreen with some sleek effects with this cool Cydia tweak. You can customize everything from the Settings app. You can hide date, remove darkening and diminish Status Bar to 50%.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#11. FBCopyTXT: It has become my one of the most favorite Cydia tweaks. It allows you copy Facebook posts text with longpress gesture. Once you install it, just longpress on the post text and you will be prompted with action options. You can copy text or post it on Twitter at the same time.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#12. Watusi 2.2: This one is by far the most useful Cydia tweak for WhatsApp messenger. Once you install this tweak, there are number of options to configure from Settings app. Following are number of features that Watusi 2.2 offers:

  • Hide LastSeen
  • Disable Read Receipts
  • Unlimited photos selection
  • Disable Landscape mode
  • Hide messages timestamps
  • Change text color, URL color and text size
  • Profile photo fit to the box when changing picture
  • Increase status length from 139 to 256 characters
  • Change your keyboard color to dark style

Price: $1.99 | Repo: BigBoss

#13. FileBrowser 1.0: This Cydia tweak brings advanced file manager running as root on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad. Once you install this tweak, it lets you browse the entire file system of your iOS deivce.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#14. InstaOpenIN: This cool tweak allows you to all Instagram photos and videos to other apps with OpenIn option. Once you install InstaOpenIN, you can enable or disable OpenIn option from the Settings app. OpenIn options shows apps that support to open images and videos. When you use this tweak to open images to other app, please keep in mind that your screen will be frozen for a while as the tweak prepare your photos for sharing.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

#15. BounceNotify8: This tweak makes your dock icons bounce when there are pending notifications. Once you install this tweak, you can customize bounce height and interval.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

  • Vicki Taco Jegen

    Hey guys, I know I’m probably commenting a little too late on this, but I am in desperate need for help!!! Back in January, I jailbroke my iPod touch 5th generation. I’m pretty sure it was iOS 8.1.2. There was an AMAZING Cydia tweak that let me “refresh” the stock Settings app and then I could change around the tabs anywhere I wanted to. So Winterboard could be under the “Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth”… etc. tabs / cells. I recently jailbroke my iPhone 6, iOS 8.3, and I’ve looked everywhere for it…. Does anybody have an idea of what the tweak was called and if it’s still on Cydia? PLEASE..

    • Thomas Hurley


  • R

    It’s : ‘trying to find a needle in a haystack.’ and you didn’t use it in the right situation either.

    • Jake Ryan

      Really? How about just saying thank you? You’re a douche bag.