Bring SBSettings-Like Shortcuts To Your iPhone Home Screen – No Jailbreak Required
Whenever the discussion of "why jailbreak?" pops up on various internet forums, the majority will immediately elect SBSettings as a primary reason. It’s one of those tweaks that, once you’re accustomed to it, it’s extremely difficult to imagine operating your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without.
Currently, iOS 5 hasn’t been blessed with an untethered jailbreak, although various hacking groups – primarily the Chronic Dev-Team – have been looking for various exploits in order to pwn the month-old software. iPhone 4S users – despite enjoying the exclusivity of Siri, and the option of 64GB flash storage, cannot jailbreak in any way, shape or form – not even the tethered break laid on by sn0wbreeze and redsn0w.
On the bright side, however, there is a way that those running untouched stock firmware create convenient shortcuts of the toggles found within SBSettings – such as WiFi, Airplane Mode, Brightness and Bluetooth – without jailbreaking. Icon Project, which costs 99 cents in the App Store, will help you create custom icons with specific URL links to various settings.
Bear in mind that you shouldn’t see this as a direct replacement for SBSettings, since it just locates the specific area of the Settings.app of chosen functions as opposed to being actual toggles. Nonetheless, it should be just about enough to tide everyone over until every iDevice is able to utilize SBSettings.
As you will have seen, there are a whole host of editing options available, enabling you to create very attractive icons. To wrap it up, here’s the list of shortcut addresses to each segment of the Settings app:
About — prefs:root=General&path=About Accessibility — prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY Airplane Mode On — prefs:root=AIRPLANE_MODE Auto-Lock — prefs:root=General&path=AUTOLOCK Brightness — prefs:root=Brightness Bluetooth — prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth Date & Time — prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME FaceTime — prefs:root=FACETIME General — prefs:root=General Keyboard — prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard iCloud — prefs:root=CASTLE iCloud Storage & Backup — prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP International — prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL Location Services — prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES Music — prefs:root=MUSIC Music Equalizer — prefs:root=MUSIC&path=EQ Music Volume Limit — prefs:root=MUSIC&path=VolumeLimit Network — prefs:root=General&path=Network Nike + iPod — prefs:root=NIKE_PLUS_IPOD Notes — prefs:root=NOTES Notification — prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID Phone — prefs:root=Phone Photos — prefs:root=Photos Profile — prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList Reset — prefs:root=General&path=Reset Safari — prefs:root=Safari Siri — prefs:root=General&path=Assistant Sounds — prefs:root=Sounds Software Update — prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK Store — prefs:root=STORE Twitter — prefs:root=TWITTER Usage — prefs:root=General&path=USAGE VPN — prefs:root=General&path=Network/VPN Wallpaper — prefs:root=Wallpaper Wi-Fi — prefs:root=WIFI