GPower – Respring, Reboot and Power Off from the Slide To Power Off Screen

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

GPower GPower is an application that allows you to Power Off, Reboot and Respring your iPhone or iPod Touch all from your main Power Off screen. When you hold down the Power Button on the top of your device, instead of just getting a Slide To Power Off slide, you will get two additional Slides; Slide to Reboot and Slide to Respring.

This is nice for those times when you have no option but to hold down the Power button. Now, instead of only being able to power your device off, you can chose to just restart it or reboot it. [Read more…]

Sleep – Respring SpringBoard After Specified Amount of Time

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Sleep Sleep is an application that will automatically respring your iPhone or iPod Touch after a user specified amount of time. When you open Sleep, you will see two scrolly wheels…one for Hours and one for Minutes. You can use them to choose how long you would like before your iPhone/iPod Touch resprings. Let’s say, for example, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Once you have chosen your amount of time, select Start in the lower left corner. This will bring up a Z.z.z.Z icon at the top of the page as well as the amount of time that is left before it resprings. Now, to actually enable Sleep, you will need to press the Home Button to exit the application (not the Exit button in the lower right corner). [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.

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PowerTool 1.4

PowerTool The update to PowerTool changes the app quite a bit. Not only are there new options, the previous options have been renamed. When you open PowerTool you will see the following options; Hard Respring, Soft Respring, Reboot, Verbose Mode and Power Down. Hard Respring will restart the SpringBoard to the lock screen, Soft Respring will restart the SpringBoard without going to the lock screen, Reboot will bring your iPhone to the boot logo screen, Verbose Mode will show the Linux code on your iPhone’s screen during the reboot – showing you [Read more…]

PowerTool 1.0

PowerTool PowerTool is an application that allows you to respring and reboot your iPhone. THe application will open to the main page in which you have the options to; Set Language which will restart your iPhone without going to the lock screen, Restart SpringBoard which will restart your SpringBoard bringing it to the lock screen and Reboot which will bring you to the boot logo screen. When I tested the application, all the options work exactly as they should. PowerTool is available through the iSpazio source.

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SkrewCommon 1.42 & iFastSwitch 1.2

FastSwitch The update to SkrewCommon and iFastSwitch add an SSH toggle options to iFashSwitch however, it is not active. The developer says that it will be active in the next version of the application. Another helpful new feature in the update is that when you respring your SpringBoard, it adds a little red rectangle to your SpringBoard showing you where to swipe on your finger on your SpringBoard to bring up the iFastSwith overlay. SkrewCommmon and iFastSwitch are available through the Skrew source. [Read more…]

iFastSwitch 1.0

iFastSwitch iFastSwitch is an application that allows you to toggle your WiFi, Bluetooth and Airplane Mode as well as giving you the option to Respring, Reboot and Shutdown your iPhone. It also displays some system information about your iPhone including; the WiFi you are connected to, the IP address you are connected to, the battery percentage and system/media space information. In order to use the application, you have to donate (or have donated in the past). You can install the application without having donated however, you can not enable it.

When you open the application, you will get a main menu with the options; Settings, Visit Application Page and Donate. In the Setting you can enable iFastSwitch, Register and Restart your SpringBoard. What is cool about this application is that once it is enable, you activate it by swiping from the top right corner of your SpringBoard to the middle of the SpringBoard. [Read more…]

PowerManager 0.5 – WARNING, Kind of

PowerManager Do not install this application. I have tried several times to install PowerManager and each time I do, my iPhone gets stuck on the spinning wheel of death. I try everything to get out of it but, I end up having to SSH in and delete the application folder. I would recommend not installing this application. It is through the ModMyiFone source.

Update: I tested this on another iPhone and it seems to be working fine. So, I tried it again on my iPhone and it still crashes it. It must be conflicting with another application. I would say install at your own discretion.

Ok, now that I have this application working on an iPhone…here is a review.
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iTerminal 1.0

iTerminal iTerminal is an application that allows you to Respring and Reboot your iPhone. When you open the application, you will get a pop-up informing you that iTerminal should only be used for a purpose and not just for fun. I’m not really sure what they mean by that! Once you have selected ok, you will get a screen with the Reboot and Respring options. When you select either of the options, you will get a pop-up with the option Yes and No. The Respring option worked fine for me however, the Reboot option did not work at all. When I selected Reboot and then Yes, it just stayed on the screen saying it was processing. I ended up killing the process. I would say until the Reboot features works, there are other application that Respring your SpringBoard (Restart, KillBoard and Respring) so, I would say that this application is not needed. iTerminal is available through the ModMyiFone source.

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