UI Customization Tweak HideMeX Updated For iOS 10.2 Jailbreak

The default repositories within Cydia may be packed to the rafters with packages, tweaks, and extensions designed to inject additional functionality into a jailbroken iOS device, but there’s one ever-present need which keeps device owners yearning for the world of jailbreaking; interface customization.

It’s a terribly difficult job to design a front-end to an operating system which pleases all kinds of users, and for the most part, Apple has done a great job of building a visually appealing, easy-to-use OS which abstracts away complexity under-the-hood. However, jailbreakers want to change and customize that experience, and now they can with relative ease on iOS 10 thanks to the release of HideMeX (iOS 10).

First and foremost, anyone with even a moderate amount of experience and love for customizing iOS will already know that HideMeX isn’t entirely new to Cydia. In fact, a version supporting devices jailbroken using Pangu9 jailbreak for iOS 9 was released towards the back-end of 2015. This is essentially the same package, updated for iOS 10 devices jailbroken with yalu102, and designed to bring the same level of customization and power that HideMeX is known for.

It’s also worth instantly pointing out that this is a very extensive package like Springtomize (which by the way hasn’t been updated for iOS 10 as yet). Yes, it is capable of doing some very simple things, such as hiding app icon labels on the Home screen, but the integration goes deep and really provides device owners with a lot of power and customization should they see fit to use it.

As a quick example, users can choose hide individual apps, change the text sizes or hide labels on the Lock screen. If additional power is needed, the user can even dive into menus like Force Touch which allows you to tweak 3D Touch Quick Actions and Peek and Pop colorization, including the menu background, as well as background blur and color of the labels displayed.

That same power also extends to other areas of iOS, including Notification Center, the Home screen, and even the Lock screen for those that want to totally change how iOS looks and feels on their device.

HideMeX (iOS 10) is available in Cydia right now via the BigBoss repository, and will cost you $2.99.

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