Add Facebook-Specific Shortcuts To iPhone Home Screen With This Jailbreak Tweak
Facebook on mobile devices is extremely popular, with around 350 million logging in frequently from the likes of Apple’s iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy S II, and perhaps less frequently, the Motorola Xoom.
Still, despite those high numbers, there’s a surprising lack of tweaks in Cydia catering for the the hundreds of millions of iDevice-wielding Facebook junkies.
The tweak we feature today, though, is quite possibly the best Facebook tweak we’ve stumbled across whilst also potentially being a stalker’s dream.
As you can see from the above snapshot, the SBFacebook tweak allows users to create shortcuts linking to different parts of the Facebook app. It’s often the case with social networks that users head for the same areas, checking out the same friends/pages on a daily basis. The shortcuts offered by SBFacebook allow users to instantly check Messages, Friend Requests, Photos, or quickly make specific Wall Posts to the subject or person behind it.
It’s a pretty polished experience, and users can also customize SpringBoard icons to just about anything they like, enabling photos to be added to profile links and keeping everything nice and varied.
It’s available through the ModMyi repository for the very reasonable $0.99, and seems a must-buy for those that spend an unhealthy amount of time on Facebook for iOS.
NOTE: You will need to have the official Facebook App installed, since this tweak doesn’t work with any of the third-party offerings.
To take advantage of this handy little Facebook enhancement, you will need to be on a jailbroken iOS device if you wish to install it. 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 Sn0wbreeze.