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With iOS 5 now the focal point of attention as far as iDevice users are concerned, that doesn’t necessarily mean that every iPhone, iPad and iPod touch user has readily leapt into the fruit company’s latest mobile software abyss.

App Stat

There are a number of reasons for persevering with iOS 4 – namely the untethered jailbreak capabilities provided by the cherished dev teams. Some, albeit very few, prefer to stick with it because they cannot see much wrong with it; after all, aside from dodgy notifications, it’s a solid OS that has served consumers well for the 15 months leading up to mid-October.

For those reasons, it’s great that Cydia developers are still creating tweaks compatible with the older firmwares as opposed to just the latest one. Often by sticking with what you’re happy with, you miss out on many tweaks as their creators decide to migrate to the newest platform.

That’s not the case with this latest tweak though. Called App Stat, it provides detailed figures regarding your app usage – namely how often you use them, and how long for.

From BigBoss:

App usage statistics,frequency of use,use of time and recent use

App Stat Version 1.0

  1. Frequency of use
  2. Use of time.
  3. Recent use.

At face value, it doesn’t seem like a particularly enchanting app, but actually, it is very interesting to see how much you lean upon certain apps, and although you’ll obviously have a fair idea of which apps you frequent, you may be very surprised to see the numbers in black and white.

It’s available over at the BigBoss repository, and is free of charge, who doesn’t love free tweaks now? Everyone does!

You will obviously need to have a jailbroken device to get it to work. For jailbreaking iOS 5 tethered using Redsn0w, you can follow our complete step by step guide posted here, or here if you want to use Sn0wbreeze on Windows. Since jailbreak on iOS 5 is currently limited to tethered boot only, you can install ‘SemiTether’ patch (instructions here) from Cydia to make your jailbreak semi-tethered on iOS 5. For those of you on iOS 5.0.1 can follow our instructions posted here on how to jailbreak using Redsn0w, or here using Ac1dSn0w, or here using Sn0wbreeze.

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