That has been the case for as long as we can remember, and it works both ways too – Apple has been known to add features to iOS that began life as jailbreak tweaks. In the case of Lysithea X, however, it is clear that the developer has set out to take iOS 11‘s new lock screen media controls and bring them to iOS 10.
In fact, there is more to it than that because Lysithea X not only takes iOS 11’s improvements and ports them over, but it goes one step further by adding its own twist on things as well. As the developer notes, Lysithea X features an “expanded and mini-style view, which you can switch by double tapping on the artwork view image. If you tap once, it will open the now playing application instead – like it does in the control center.” That alone would be worth the price of admission, but there is more. Lysithea X also includes four styling themes that take those media controls and give them a different look for those who like to customize everything as far as they can – iOS Default, Custom Tint Color Overlay, Artwork Blur and Artwork Color.
For anyone who wants to get a little taste of iOS 11 right now, Lysithea X is a great place to start, especially if the new media controls are the feature that you are looking forward to. Lysithea X can be downloaded from the BigBoss repository, via Cydia, and it will cost just $0.99 when you do exactly that.
What other iOS 11 features would you like to see made available via the jailbreak community?