The jailbreak scene never ceases to amaze in the tweaks it produces, and the ingenuity behind some of them – despite Cydia and jailbreaks having been around for years – is quite refreshing. Here, we feature a cool tweak that essentially turns your car windshield into a head-up display at night, mirroring your iPhone’s screen so it reflects as if you were looking at it straight on.
Since you need to be able to see the reflection for it to work, it’s only really useful at night, but this does not in any way detract from the undeniable cool factor. If you’re using Google Maps (or even Apple Maps, nowadays), to get you from A to B, you could quite easily use a standard bracket and affix your iPhone to your windshield or dash. But, since everybody does that already, it’s nowhere near as much fun.
With the tweak Heads Up Display Mode in your armory, you just rest your device on the dash, and your display will show you the route as if by some kind of magic. There’s no doubt that this is pretty darned awesome, and while it’s only a reflection, does somewhat remind us of those old iPhone concepts that beam images onto surfaces through their in-built projectors. But while we most commend the work that has gone into creating this tweak, as well as the initiative to cook it up in the first place, it should be used with an element of caution, particularly since having your phone on your dash is fraught with potential issues.
It always pays to keep safe on the road, so if you do happen to give Heads Up Display Mode a try, please do ensure that your device is securely placed in its spot, and not left to slide off and put lives at risk.
Dramatics aside, this free tweak is well worth checking out, particularly if you do a lot of night-time cruising, and when you show your non-jailbroken friends what your Activator-based tweak can do, they’re bound to be impressed.
Since it doesn’t cost a dime, and is available for download from the BigBoss repo, do give it a whirl, and as always, drop us a comment via the usual channels.
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