Installing an incompatible tweak is a one-way ticket to the bootloop city. Here’s a new website that ensures you only download compatible tweaks on your device.
What is tweakCompatible?
Whenever a new jailbreak drops, you often need to skim through a Google spreadsheet to check supported tweaks. This is where this service comes in.
tweakCompatible is a community-driven jailbreak tweak that adds compatibility checks to Cydia. It is developed by Jilppold.
You can also access its website to check compatibility of each tweak individually. Once you select the desired tweak, simply open it via Cydia and install it.
Since it relies on user feedback, here’s how it calculates the status of a tweak –
- Working – If 75% and above users tag as compatible.
- Likely working – If 40-75% users tag as compatible.
- Not working – If less than 40% users tag as compatible.
You can contribute to the list if you have a Github account.
At the moment, it is not as comprehensive as the iOS 11 compatibility list given here. However, you can still derive benefit from it if you already have Cydia.
Here’s how you can install and use it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. I will demonstrate how it works on my main device running Electra jailbreak.
Currently, it supports the following iOS firmware versions –
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- A compatible firmware version
- Cydia Installer
- Internet connection
How to install tweakCompatible on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Step 1 Open Safari web browser and open this website.
Step 2 Change the firmware to your current iOS version. In my case, it is iOS 11.1.2 as I’m using Electra. Set the Filter to “Working” to access all tweaks that are working right now.
Step 3 Scroll down and select the tweak you want to install. Press “Open in Cydia” to directly install it via Cydia.
Step 4 Press OPEN to open its Cydia page.
Step 5 Press Install to install the tweak on your Apple device.
You can also take the tweak route if you like everything spoon fed to you. Remember, just don’t install tweakCompatible on iOS 11 because it can make Cydia unresponsive.
Step 1 Launch Cydia.
Step 2 Go to the Search tab and search for “tweakCompatible”.
Step 3 Install this package from BigBoss repository.
That’s all there’s to it! Whenever you open a tweak, scroll down to check its compatibility status.
I recommend sticking with the website as it displays all tweaks beforehand and you don’t need to browse each one of them individually.
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