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Cydia Package
Developer phoenix3200
Package ID libstatusbar
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libstatusbar is a library supporting status bar modifications.

The readme explaining iOS 7.x support is at (also viewable on the project page on Github).

How to use within a SpringBoard tweak

First download the LSStatusBarItem.h header file. To compile it needs the following modification to the enum:

typedef NS_ENUM(NSInteger, StatusBarAlignment)

Create a singleton class in your tweak. In your tweak initializer, you need to call the shared singleton. Then, in its init method, perform a delayed init method by using:

[self performSelector:@selector(delayedInit) withObject:nil afterDelay:0];

The reason for this is when your tweak is initialized into the SpringBoard, chances are libstatusbar.dylib, which contains the LSStatusBarItem, hasn't been loaded in yet, hence it would be null in the init method. So by delaying a run loop event, it will be loaded and the instance can be successfully created.

 self.statusBarItem =  [[NSClassFromString(@"LSStatusBarItem") alloc] initWithIdentifier: @"com.malcolmhall.InsomniaPro" alignment: StatusBarAlignmentRight];
 _statusBarItem.imageName = @"InsomniaPro";

The imageName defines what image to look for. See below for naming conventions.

Then when you want to make the status bar item appear, do this:

self.statusBarItem.visible = YES;

I would usually check a setting inside the delayedInit and show it the first time if necessary. The last thing you need to do is add a dependency on libstatusbar in your control file so that when your deb is installed it also installs the dependency so that the NSClassFromString can successfully find the LSStatusBarItem class.

Icon sizes

You must provide 2x images, it will not fallback to 1x images on devices with retina screens.

My iOS 6 icon sizes were 12x20 for 1x and 20x40 for 2x

iOS 7 uses a height of 20 normal and 24 on the lock screen. Some example sizes from the built-in icons are:

Black_Airplane~iphone.png 12x20
Black_Airplane~iphone@2x.png 26x40
LockScreen_Airplane~iphone.png 14x24
LockScreen_Airplane~iphone@2x.png 28x48

Black_Alarm~iphone.png 9x20
Black_Alarm~iphone@2x.png 19x40
LockScreen_Alarm~iphone.png 11x24
LockScreen_Alarm~iphone@2x.png 27x48

Icon Locations and Naming

Check out for info on where to put images for different devices, and how to name them.

Video Tutorials

To see a full tutorial on how to use this library in your tweak, check out this video by Sassoty