IntelliScreenX has been described by a lot of people as a good enough reason alone to jailbreak the iPhone, with some believing that Apple should adopt the ideas shown by Intelliborn and build them into future revisions of iOS. The commercial modification, which sits at home on the device’s lockscreen and integrates seamlessly into iOS provides a huge array of functionality which justifies the $9.99 price tag attached to it.
One of the highest compliments paid to IntelliScreenX is that it looks and fits so perfectly into the iOS setup that it could have been designed and created by Apple engineers themselves. The advanced features and extended configurations makes it suitable for users who want bare bone information displayed as well as those who want to use every aspect of the tweak and pull in information from every service on their device.
IntelliScreenX features a configurable email setup which allows users mark a message as read, delete the mail or open it directly through the Mail application. Users can also view their Facebook and Twitter timelines as well as interact with their friends and followers which makes it a powerful social hub right on the lockscreen. IntelliScreenX also benefits from an embedded, advanced RSS reader which pulls in feeds from a Google Reader account and has a number of popular feeds built right in as standard. As you may expect from an intelligent application such as this, the default iOS Calendar is also included, as well as built in support for SMS composition and reply, and compatibility with Notification Center.
Additional support and features seem to be added with every update of IntelliScreenX, and the latest few versions have been no different. The last update in February brought some fixes for Bluetooth and Facebook issues as well enhancements to the built-in Messages+ functions. The latest update has been pushed today, taking IntelliScreenX to version 1.3.6 and brings total compatibility for iOS 5.1, released by Apple only six days ago. At the moment, it’s unlikely that many users have taken the plunge and upgraded to iOS 5.1, considering the lack of an untethered jailbreak, but the quick support and action by Intelliborn means that when the development teams do produce a untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak, the IntelliScreenX compatibility is already complete.
Of course, you will need to jailbreak your device to install this tweak. For jailbreaking the latest iOS 5.1 (tethered), follow the instructions posted here to jailbreak using Redsn0w, or here for Sn0wbreeze. For jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2, you can simply follow our step by step tutorial posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Windows or Mac. Those of you with an iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touches can use Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze to untether jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1.