Open Source Projects

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Here is a list of some open source software available for jailbroken devices. See TheiPhoneWiki for a list of open source jailbreaking tools. Please add more projects, especially your own projects!

A note on licenses: If a project does not explicitly have a license that gives you the right to use its code, that means it is copyrighted by the developer and you can't use its code in your own projects - in other words, you can read it and learn from it, but don't copy and paste it. If you've published a project that does not have a free license, and you'd like people to be able to use your code if they want to, How to choose a license for your own work and Choose A License may be helpful. GitHub has advice on adding a license to your repository.

A note on contributing: If you'd like to contribute improvements to one of these projects (or even just file a bug report), a great first step is to get in contact with the developer and talk to them about it - you can email them, tweet them, find them on IRC, open an issue on the project page, or whatever method of communication you can find. People are usually pretty happy to hear that another developer is interested enough in their project to want to add something to it. If you'd like to contribute code to a project that is on GitHub (like most of these), GitHub's guide to contributing to open source has helpful advice for how to make a pull request (a formal way to propose your changes so they can be easily integrated). And yes, contributing is worth your time.

Contents

Tweaks

Also check out TweakWeek for a long list of relatively simple open source tweaks, organized by rpetrich.

iOS 7 compatible

Project Author Compatibility Updated (as of Nov 2013) License Short description
AlarmNotifier fewjative iOS 7 2014-05-17 MIT Displays a notification that displays the amount of time before the alarm will go off
AnimatedWeatherEnabler PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-02-21 MIT enable iOS 7 weather app animation in iPhone 4
Auto HDR Enabler PoomSmart iOS 7.1 2014-01-04 MIT enable iPhone 5s' Auto HDR mode in unsupported devices
BackdropBar PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-07-16 MIT blurry backdrop UIStatusBar
BadgeClearer GN-OS iOS 4 - 7.1 2014-01-31 zlib remove app badges
Bloard GN-OS iOS 7 2014-02-14  ? make keyboards black
Bluepicker insanj iOS 6 - 7 2014-05-16 CC BY-NC control Bluetooth devices via Activator
Boover jontelang iOS 5 - 7 2014-01-14  ? move icon badges
BrightVol hbang iOS 4 - 7 2014-02-07 GPL control brightness with volume buttons (using Activator)
BrowserChooser rpetrich iOS 5 - 7 2014-01-19  ? switch default browsers
Burst mode PoomSmart iOS 5 - 7.1 2014-02-21 MIT extend or enable the Burst Mode feature
CamBlur7 PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-01-11 MIT live blur effect for camera top/bottom bar
CamElapsed+ PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-02-16 MIT more video recording elapsed time resolution
CamRotate PoomSmart iOS 5 - 7.1 2013-12-25 MIT design camera rotation
CamVolZoom PoomSmart iOS 5 - 7.1 2014-01-12 MIT use volume buttons for camera zooming
CCFlashLightLevel PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-02-21 MIT adjustable torch level in Control Center
Chameleon VAlexander iOS 7 2014-07-29 MIT A Lightweight x Powerful Flat Color Framework for iOS
ClassicBadges coolstar iOS 7 2014-04-12 GPLv3 iOS 6 Badges for iOS 7
ClassicDock coolstar iOS 7 2014-05-12 GPLv3 iOS 6 Dock for iOS 7
Cleary insanj iOS 6 - 7 2014-04-27 BSD create Clear tasks using Activator
Couria Qusic iOS 6 - 7 2014-02-08 GPLv3 quick reply and quick compose system
CustomSpotlightText fewjative iOS 7 2014-05-17 MIT Customize the placeholder text found when doing a spotlight search
Cydget (Cydget) saurik iOS 2.2 - 7 2014-02-18 BSD manage lockscreen plugins
Cylinder rweichler iOS 4 - 7 2014-03-27 GPLv3 animated page swipes
Dim tomf64 iOS 7 2014-05-07 GPL Dim device screen below minimum brightness
Effects+ PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-03-13 Apache 2.0 more filters for Camera & Photos app
FaceDetectionDuringVideo PoomSmart iOS 6 - 7.1 2013-12-25 MIT enable Face Detection when start video recording
FakeOperator GreySyntax iOS 4.1 - 7.1 2014-01-06 GPL allows the carrier label to be changed
FaveBot tomf64 iOS 7 2014-05-23 GPL View favorites natively in Tweetbot 3
Flashorama PoomSmart iOS 6 - 7.1 2013-12-27 MIT toggle torch in Panorama mode
FrontFlash PoomSmart iOS 4 - 7.1 2013-12-25 MIT simulate flash in Front-Facing camera by flashing the screen
Front HDR PoomSmart iOS 6 - 7.1 2013-12-25 MIT enable HDR in Front-Facing camera
FullForce rpetrich iOS 3.2 - 7 2014-01-10 GPL force applications to show in iPad mode
GoodByeSlideTo Bushe iOS 7 2014-02-16  ? Removes "Slide To" text under notifications
Hermes Codyd51 iOS 7 2014-07-15 CC Simplistic quick reply
IB Graphics Selector PoomSmart iOS 5 - 7 2014-02-24 MIT select Infinity Blade app graphics quality
iMessageSpamReporter CC-Dog iOS 7 2014-02-21 BSD Report iMessage spam to Apple directly in MobileSMS.app
KeyShortcut switchpwn iOS 6 - 7 2014-05-13 MIT Use keys as shortcut
LastApp ashikase iOS 3 - 7 2014-01-02 BSD quickly switch to previous application
Live Effects Enabler PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-02-21 MIT camera live filters for unsupported iOS 7 devices
LLBPano PoomSmart iOS 6 - 7.1 2013-12-25 MIT enable Low-light mode in Panorama
LocationRemindersEnabler7 PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-02-21 MIT enable location-reminders for unsupported iOS 7 devices
LowPowerBanner fewjative iOS 5-7 2014-05-17 MIT Changes power alerts into banners and can customize the text,icon,sound and when to receive the alert
MapsOpener hbang iOS 5 - 7 2014-04-03 GPL open Google Maps links in the Google Maps app
MessageBox b3ll iOS 7 2014-04-02 BSD use Chat Heads outside Facebook app
MyAssistive PoomSmart iOS 5 - 7.1 2014-01-05 MIT repurpose the Assistive Touch
NCPad hbang iOS 5 - 7 2014-01-30 MIT resize notification banners to iPad screen width
NoDictation r-plus iOS 5.1 - 7 2013-12-30  ? disable dictation key without disabling Siri
NoNearMe fewjative iOS 7 2014-05-17 MIT removes the 'Near Me' tab from the AppStore Application
NoUpperCaseTable PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-07-14 MIT disable UITableView titles uppercase
NowNow nickfrey iOS ? - 7 2014-05-14  ? invoke Google Voice Search using Activator
OkSiri jzplusplus iOS 7 2014-07-25 GPLv2 Always-on keyword recognition
PhotoTorch PoomSmart iOS 6 - 7.1 2014-02-01 MIT adjustable Torch in Photo Camera mode
Pinnacle ProtoSphere iOS ? - 7 2014-04-11 MIT hold back button to go to top-level page
PostOffice b3ll iOS 6 - 7 2014-03-18 BSD forward iOS notifications to Google Glass
PreferredLanguageOrder CC-Dog iOS 7 2014-03-07 BSD Adjust preferred language order in Preferences.app
Priority Hub tomf64 iOS 7 2014-05-28 MIT Sort lock screen notifications by app
ProximityCam PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-02-21 MIT Proximity camera snap for iOS
Record 'n' Torch PoomSmart iOS 5 - 7.1 2013-12-25 MIT toggle Torch while recording video
ShowCase ashikase iOS ? - 7 2014-01-02 BSD make keyboard show current case
SleepyAlarm insanj iOS 7 2014-03-13 CC BY-NC suggests better wake up times
SiriNoConfirm PoomSmart iOS 5 - 7.1 2013-12-25 MIT remove Siri confirmation view when you enable/disable it
Slo-mo Mod PoomSmart iOS 7 2014-02-01 MIT enable Slo-mo capture in unsupported devices and mod it
Snooze insanj iOS 7 2014-05-29 CC BY-NC configure snooze times other than nine minutes
StatusModifier Firemoon777 iOS 7.0 - 7.1 2014-07-17 GPL v3 Customize your statusbar
Still Capture Enabler 2 PoomSmart iOS 4 - 7.1 2013-12-25 MIT take still during video recording
SwitchData switchpwn iOS 7 2014-05-13 MIT Switch between wifi and cellular data depending on the service signal
SwipeSelection freerunnering iOS 4 - 7 2014-01-02  ? edit text with keyboard gestures
SwipeShiftCaret r-plus iOS 4 - 7 2014-02-20 ISC edit text with keyboard gestures
SwitchIcons rpetrich iOS 5 - 7 2014-01-10  ? example tweak for Flipswitch
TransparentCameraBar PoomSmart iOS 4 - 7.1 2013-12-25 MIT set camera bar opacity or shrink it
TypeStatus hbang iOS 5 - 7 2014-05-18 Apache 2.0 iMessage typing indicators for the status bar
Unrestricted Folders Naming PoomSmart iOS 5 - 7.1 2013-12-25 © folder name spacing will remain, can rename folder to whatever
UserAgentFaker conradev iOS ? - 7 2014-03-31 MIT user agent faker for browsers
Veency saurik iOS ? - 7 2014-01-28 AGPL 3.0 VNC server
VerticalVideoSyndrome fewjative iOS 7 2014-05-17 MIT Displays a warning image when in recording mode and device is vertically oriented
Video Zoom Mod PoomSmart iOS 7 2013-12-25 MIT enable Video Zoom & Set the Maximum Zoom Factor
WAReadMark iMokhles iOS 5 - 7 2014-04-15  ? disable Read Mark in WhatsApp
WhatsAtor iMokhles iOS 6 - 7 2013-12-25 GPL send WhatsApp messages from anywhere
Winterboard saurik iOS 2 - 7 2014-01-29 BSD? advanced theming system
SMSStats2 Callum Ryan iOS 7 2014-03-31 MIT Statistics in MobileSMS.app

For earlier versions (or unknown if iOS 7 compatible)

Project Author Compatibility Updated (as of Nov 2013) License Short description
AirFloat trenskow iOS ? - 6 2013-07-13 BSD? AirPlay audio (AirTunes) for iOS
AlienBlueTags EthanArbuckle iOS 6 2013-11-06  ? adds Reddit user tagging to AlienBlue
AllowRotate rpetrich iOS ? 2010-10-03  ?
animate Chronic-Dev Team et al. iOS 4.2.1 2011-07-10 © customize boot logo animations
AnyLockApp nickfrey iOS 5 - 6 2012-02-04  ? change lockscreen camera shortcut
Appslide Xuzz iOS 4.2 - ? 2013-02-16 BSD use home button to go back
AutocorrectionBar rpetrich iOS 4.3 - 5 2011-11-09  ? enable hidden keyboard feature
Camera Button UI Mod PoomSmart iOS 6 2013-12-20 MIT change opacity & position of (gray) camera buttons
ClearNotifications rpetrich iOS 5 - ? 2012-02-03  ? clear lock screen notifications with a swipe
Color Mail Labels eni9889 iOS 5 2012-02-13 GPLv3 give each mail account its own color
Cydelete DHowett iOS 2 - 5 2011-10-09 GPLv3 delete Cydia apps from Springboard
DeepEnd rpetrich iOS 4 - ? 2011-01-31  ? 3D effect for Springboard
DietBar rpetrich iOS 3 - 6 2012-06-23  ? shrink navigation bars
DietBulletins rpetrich iOS 4 - 6 2013-09-10  ? shrink notification bulletins
DisplayEffects rpetrich iOS 3 - ? 2011-01-18  ? experimental effects for iOS
FastBlurredNotificationCenter rpetrich iOS 5 - ? 2012-03-03 GPL blurs notification center background
Five Icon Switcher Xuzz iOS 4 - ? 2011-09-24 BSD five icons in app switcher
FullWebClips Xuzz iOS ? 2011-07-21 BSD make Web Clips fullscreen
Glue DarkMalloc iOS ? 2011-06-29  ? share a note with Pastie from the Notes app
GoogleSearchforVelox insanj iOS 6 2013-08-24 BSD quick search from the Google app
Harlem Shake FilippoBiga iOS 6 2013-03-11  ? make SpringBoard icons dance
%hook's law Xuzz iOS 6 2013-02-16 BSD makes animations springier
IconRenamer rpetrich iOS 4 - ? 2011-10-16  ? rename icons from your SpringBoard
IconRotator rpetrich iOS 5 - 6 2013-02-16 GPL rotates icons
iAnnounce patelhiren iOS 4 - 6 2013-03-01  ? announce incoming caller's name
InAMinute zephster iOS 6 2013-08-24  ? fine-grained time selection system-wide
Internalizer Xuzz iOS ? 2011-07-22 BSD add text to your lockscreen
IPSlider BGerard iOS ? 2013-11-15 GPL 2 set "slide to unlock" message to IP address
ListLauncher rpetrich iOS 4 - ? 2011-02-05  ? launch apps from Spotlight
LiveClock rpetrich iOS 3 - 6 2013-02-04  ? animated clock icon on SpringBoard
LivePaper rpetrich et al. iOS 4 - ? 2011-07-20  ? live wallpaper with plugins
LockSeconds conradev iOS ? 2012-06-02  ? add seconds to lockscreen clock
MathAlarm rpetrich iOS 4.2 - ? 2012-01-10  ? solve arithmetic problems to turn off alarm
MediaSpeak freemanrepo iOS ? 2012-04-15  ? speak currently playing song
MoreLinesNotificationCenter rpetrich iOS 5 - ? 2011-10-16  ? more lines in notification center
Multi-Slide rpetrich and InfectionFX iOS ? 2011-06-19 WTFPL multiple unlock sliders
MusicBanners rpetrich iOS 5 - ? 2012-04-08 GPL track change bulletins with album art in SpringBoard
NoClearHistory rpetrich iOS 3 - ? 2010-09-29  ? don't allow clearing history
No Dots Xuzz iOS ? 2010-11-27 BSD no page dots
NoNewsIsGoodNews rpetrich iOS 5 - 6 2011-12-28  ? hide Newsstand icon
NoPasscodeBlock conradev iOS ? - 6 2013-02-05  ? prevent permanent passcode locking
OctopusKeyboard k3a iOS 6 2014-03-19 GPL predictive keyboard, showing word suggestions
OpenNotifier n00neimp0rtant and Lunat1k iOS 3.2 - ? 2013-04-18  ? notification icons for your status bar
PanoMod PoomSmart iOS 6 2013-11-17 MIT enable Panorama and customize it
PagePusher rpetrich iOS 4 - ? 2011-06-02  ? page-styled app animations
ProSwitcher rpetrich and chpwn iOS 3 - ? 2010-09-18  ? Palm Pre-style application switcher
PullToDismiss rpetrich iOS 3.2 - ? 2011-12-30  ? pull down to dismiss keyboard
QuickReply rpetrich iOS 2 - 4 2011-04-24 whatever quick reply for SMS
RotationInhibitor rpetrich iOS 3 - 6.1 2013-02-04  ? disable device rotation
RunningIndicator rpetrich iOS 4 - 6 2013-05-29  ? running app icons glow
SBCustomIcon rpetrich iOS ? 2009-02-09  ?
SearchClear conradev iOS ? 2012-06-24  ? clears the search field after a search
SliderBar rpetrich iOS 3 - ? 2011-06-06  ? quick scrolling in all table views
SliderKiller insanj iOS 6 2013-08-24 BSD always "slide to unlock" instead of "slide to reply"
SplitMail rpetrich iOS 3.2 - ? 2012-02-02  ? split-style iPad mail app in portrait
Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM) sbingner iOS 3 - ? 2013-06-07 LGPL (Login: username "anonymous", no password. Web view.)
SwitcherScape Xuzz iOS ? 2011-07-22 BSD app switcher in landscape mode
SwitcherMod rpetrich and Optimo iOS 4 - ? 2011-12-31  ? customized app switcher
TapTapPass bd452 iOS 6 2013-10-10  ? gesture-based passcode toggle
TopographyForGoogleMaps rpetrich iOS 5.1 - ? 2012-12-25  ? enable hidden topography view
Unlock7 bushe iOS 6 2013-11-01  ? adds some iOS 7 lockscreen features to iOS 6
Uninstall Application Size Cykey iOS 6 2013-09-26 Public Domain shows application size when prompting to uninstall
VAssistant coolstar iOS 5 - 5.1.1 2012-12-08 GPL 3
VideoPace rpetrich iOS 4.3 - 6 2013-08-04  ? increase speed of video playback
VoiceKeys rpetrich iOS 4 - ? 2011-11-27  ? voice recognition using Google's service
WebGLEnabler rpetrich iOS 4.2 - ? 2011-07-24  ? enable WebGL support in apps that use UIWebView
WebPreview rpetrich iOS 3 - ? 2011-02-17  ? preview web links in a popup
Webscrollian Xuzz iOS ? 2011-07-28 BSD faster scrolling for web content
WhatsApp LSeen TimeStamp iMokhles iOS 5 - 6 2013-09-03 GPL toggle WhatsApp timestamp without waiting 24 hours
WiCarrier rpetrich iOS 3 - ? 2012-04-07 GPL show WiFi network name/IP in place of carrier view
WifiSMS jlippold iOS 4 - 5 2012-04-08  ? iPhone webserver gateway for SMS

Applications

Project Author Compatibility Updated (as of Nov 2013) License Short description
CrashReporter ashikase iOS ? 2013-02-19  ? App for processing and sending crash logs
Cydia saurik iOS 2 - 6 2012-09-21 Modified BSD Graphical APT frontend
MobileTerminal (multiple) iOS 3.2 - 6 2011-10-26 GPL 2 Terminal emulator
RecordMyScreen coolstar iOS 5 - 6 2013-07-22 MIT Screen Recorder
nds4ios (multiple) iOS 5 - 7 2013-11-11  ? Nintendo DS emulator
PPSSPP (multiple) iOS 5 - 7 2013-11-17 GPL Sony PlayStation Portable emulator
miniCode lufinkey iOS 4.3.3 - 7 2014-07-19  ? On device IDE

Tools

Project Source Author Compatibility Updated (As of Nov 2013) License Short description
Airscan [1] Cykey iOS ? - 6 2013-08-12  ? iOS command-line WiFi scanner
CaptainHammer [2] rpetrich iOS 3 - 6 2013-05-10 GPL 3 Simple debugging tools for iOS
Open [3] conradev iOS ? - 6 2013-07-24  ? Open apps from shell on iOS
sbutils [4] innoying iOS ? - 6 2012-25-01  ? A collection of utilities to access iOS functions via the command line
symbolicate [5] ashikase, KennyTM iOS ? 2013-12-28  ? Command-line tool for symbolicating crash logs
Theos [6] DHowett - 2013-11-06 GPL 3 Unified cross-platform iPhone Makefile system

Developer libraries

Project Source Author Compatibility Updated (As of Nov 2013) License Short description
AppList [7] rpetrich iOS 3 - 6 2014-04-30  ? Allow extensions to read the list of installed apps
BTstack [8] mringwal iOS 3 - 7 2014-05-22 dual license Bluetooth stack with SDP, RFCOMM, and, L2CAP APIs
Flipswitch [9] rpetrich and Jack Willis iOS ? - 7 2014-04-09 LGPL Centralized toggle system for iOS
HidSupport [10] mringwal iOS 3 - 7 2014-04-22 BSD New Key and touch injection library
IconSupport [11] Sakurina, chpwn, ashikase iOS 3 - 7 2014-01-23  ? Safe icon support library
LibDisplay [12] freerunnering iOS 4 - 6 2013-02-07  ? Manage display stacks (pre-iOS 6) and manage running applications
Libdisplaystack [13] Zimm iOS ? 2010-12-30 non-commercial Library for launching and exiting apps
Libhide [14] BigBoss, theiostream, Bushe iOS 2 - 7 2014-02-21  ? A library for hiding icons from Springboard
Libobjcipc [15] a1anyip iOS 7 2014-03-19  ? An inter-process communication (between app and SpringBoard) solution
Libopener [16] hbang iOS ? 2014-05-05 GPLv3 Developer library for overriding link destinations
Libstatusbar [17] phoenix3200 iOS 3 - 7 2014-02-07  ? Custom statusbar icon library
PreferenceLoader [18] DHowett iOS ? - 7 2013-11-22 LGPLv3 Allows developers to add entries to Settings.app
SearchLoader [19] theiostream iOS ? - 6 2013-07-22  ? Loads search bundles