WeeFacebook 2.0: New And Improved Facebook Widget For iOS 5 Notification Center [Jailbreak Tweak]

WeeFacebook for jailbroken iOS 5 devices has been updated, folks! The widget now takes up less space in the Notification Center and provides a better overall user-experience.


We covered WeeFacebook first on June 20th. The widget, which can be accessed from the Notification Center, allows users to to update their status, check the latest notifications and read any messages they might have received.

It had one big issue though: the widget would take up the entire screen real estate of the Notification Center. This issue has now been fixed with version 2.0. From developer Manuel Gebele:

Last week an iOS 5 widget named WeeFacebook was published. WeeFacebook allows you to show mobile Facebook in the Notification Center.

Now WeeFacebook 2.0 is available with a much better user experience. WeeFacebook 2.0 allows you to dynamically expand and shrink the widget so it does not fill the complete screen of the Notification Center.

With the updated version, users can tap slide down to open the widget and then tap slide up once they are done. It’s a simple, but very effective tweak.

WeeFacebook 2.0

WeeFacebook 2.0 (1)

The widget isn’t available for download from Cydia at the moment, so you’ll have to install it yourself step by step. But worry not, dear reader! We’ll guide you through it. Here’s what you need to do…

Step 1: Jailbreak your iOS device on iOS 5. You may use RedSn0w for Mac/Windows or Sn0wbreeze. Either program works. Both jailbreaks will be tethered. Untethered jailbreak is available only for iPhone 3GS.

Step 2: Install MobileTerminal app from Cydia on your jailbroken iOS device. Set up iPhone Explorer on your computer.

Step 3: Connect the iOS device with your computer using the standard USB cable.

Step 4: Download this .deb file. Open up iPhone Explorer and copy-paste the downloaded file to the /var/mobile directory.

Step 5: For the final step, launch Mobile Terminal on your iOS device. Type in login, followed by root. Now enter your password; if you don’t remember changing it ever, then the password is alpine. Now enter the following command:

# /usr/bin/dpkg -i /var/mobile/com.manuelgebele.facebookweeapp_2.0.1-5_iphoneos-arm.deb

Step 5: Restart your iOS device.

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Thanks for the tip, Manuel Gebele!

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