The New Look of BossPrefs?

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

bossprefs BigBoss’s website has been moved to a new url ( and while I was checking it out today, I noticed that he posted about some work he is doing on a new app. I know quite a few of you really like BossPrefs so, you might want to check out the new app. Below are some screenshots and a description from BigBoss’s website.

“The toggles drop down when you swipe along the status bar. It is very fast and can be used while in any app without exiting the app. Suppose you are in Safari but realize your 3g is not yet enabled. Simple! Just swipe the statusbar and tap 3g and resume in safari where you left off. No need to exit safari and load settings or bossprefs.
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BossPrefs 2.12b

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

BossPrefs There have been a few updates to BossPrefs since the last time I did a review of the application. Most of the updates have been bug fixes or behind the scenes changes. However, version 2.12b of BossPrefs does add a new option. In the More section, you now have the option to Disable Apple App Killswitch. The Apple App Killswitch is referring to the ability in which Apple has to actually take an app right off your iPhone…like yours personally! Crazy! Well, BossPrefs [Read more…]

BossPrefs 2.06b

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

BossPrefs The update to version 2.06b of BossPrefs adds a few feature to the application and makes a few changes to background processes. Below is a complete change log via BigBoss:

Change Log for version 2.06b:
* Added missing file needed to detect running state of custom services.
* Redid hidden icons GUI.
* Added ability to hide appstore apps now.
* Redid how icons are hidden. We now use 2.0’s restrictions mechanism to hide icons. [Read more…]

Restart/Respring apps available in Cydia

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

A good restart/respring application is a necessity on any iPhone or iPod Touch (at least if you are doing any sort of customizing or SSHing). So, I thought I would run through the options that are currently available on 2.0 via Cydia. As of now, there are four application that allow you to restart/respring your iPhone; iReboot, PowerTool, Respring and BossPrefs. All of these apps are pretty much the same if not exactly the same as they were in 1.1.4 and below…they have just been ported to the 2.0 firmware.

iReboot iReboot gives you the option to Reboot your iPhone which brings you all the way out to the boot logo screen or the option to Restart your iPhone which will bring you to the lock screen.

iReboot 1.0-1 iReboot 1.0-1 iReboot 1.0-1
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BossPrefs Dock Control 1.0

BossPrefs BossPrefs Dock Control is an add-on to the BossPrefs application (you will need to have a BossPrefs installed before installing BossPrefs Dock Control). The BossPrefs Dock Control allows you to toggle on/off an application called Dock. However, before you can use BossPrefs to toggle Dock, you will need to have Dock installed. Because Dock is an application that is always present, I think it is nice to have the ability to toggle it off. You can get the BossPrefs Dock Control and BossPrefs through the BigBoss source.

BossPrefs Dock Control 1.0 BossPrefs Dock Control 1.0

BossPrefs Autolock 2.0

BossPrefs Autolock adds an Autolock toggle into the BossPrefs application. If you toggle Autolock on, it will automatically lock your iPhone after one minute of not being used. If you toggle the Autolock option off, it will completely turn off autolock making your iPhone stay awake. You can still manually lock your iPhone by quickly pressing the Power button on your iPhone but, it will not lock automatically when the Autolock option is toggled off.

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BossPrefs 1.72 & 1.73

BossPrefs The update to version 1.72 of BossPrefs “adds ability to sort all the dock icons including the built in apps. Hopefully, this should close all issues with the dock display as well with small numbers of icons.” I think ability to sort all the applications in the dock, including Power and Poof, is good. I also noticed the the Power and Poof icons are no longer automatically added to the dock instead, you can add them if you would like. However, I can’t seem to get them onto the dock. They can both be toggled in the Config menu but, [Read more…]

BossPrefs 1.71

BossPrefs The update to version 1.71 of BossPrefs just fixes a bug “where if you don’t have at least 4 dock icons, the icon display was bad or unusable for some of the external apps.” BossPrefs is available through the BigBoss source.

BossPrefs 1.71

BossPrefs 1.66

BossPrefsThe update to BossPrefs 1.66 does exactly what I was hoping it would do!! It fixes the Phone toggle so that it works with AT&T (contract carriers). I tried it and it works great! Though, there is one small issue but you will have to read about in a few sentences so make sure you read carefully! I am going to quote the Developer for the rest of the update info because he says exactly what I was going to say about the update!
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BossPrefs 1.64 & 1.65

BossPrefs There have been a few updates (two three that is) to BossPrefs in the last few days. The updates have added the ability to toggle (turn on/off) Airplane mode and Phone. If you toggle the Phone off…it will disable your phone but will keep your Wifi active. Unless of course you toggle that off too and in that case you would probably just turn your entire phone off! :) Anyway, I can’t seem to get the Phone toggle to work. I toggle it off and it doesn’t seem to disable my Phone and when I go back into BossPrefs [Read more…]

BossPrefs v1.62

BossPrefsBossPrefs brings like all the iPhone 3rd party preference apps bundled into 1. It allows you to start/stop running processes (like SSH and EDGE, and even allows you to add running processes not included already!). You can edit dock icons, fix directory permissions, disable the Screenshot ability, change the double tap option of the home button, and view disk space. You can show/hide icons like edge, bluetooth, wifi, SSH, mail and even the Dock. It pretty much does it all! Authors notes and screenshots after the break! BossPrefs is available through the BigBoss source. [Read more…]