PowerIcons Adds Functions to Springboard
With a new jailbreak tweak from Ron Melkhior, you can put your shut down, reboot, respring your iPhone or put it into safe mode, all with the touch of a button. PowerIcons adds buttons for each of those functions on your jailbroken device’s springboard.
“While Apple is admittedly adding new features, and tweaking old ones as it goes about its business of bumping the old iOS revision numbers, there are still one or two things that are AWOL,” writes Oliver Haslam for Redmond Pie. “One prime example of a feature that should probably be present, is an easy way to restart your iDevice… This is where PowerIcons comes into its own.”
PowerIcons can be downloaded for free from the Cydia jailbreak store, making it a must-get for jailbreakers. Why go through an easy but unnecessary process to reboot or respring your device when you can simply press a button?
“Granted, most people may not have to restart their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch unless they are restoring or updating their system software, but those of us who like to tweak and fiddle our iDevices to within an inch of their lives, tend to need to restart more often than the average punter,” Haslam continues.