Like customization? Want to hide iOS 8 UI elements that annoy you, or you just think are superfluous? Download HideMe8 to hide several iOS 8 UI elements without installing muliple jailbreak tweaks.
iOS 7 + iOS 8 combined are the two biggest ‘tick-tocks’ in iOS history, both in the UI design and features department. iOS 7 completely overhauled the design – adding Windows Vista-like blurs and transparency – while iOS 8 refined it, and added long-overdue features like third-party keyboards, extensions, and widgets.
Now, if you have jailbroken your iOS 8 device, and are interested in trying out (old) new tweaks, and are further insterested to hide iOS 8 UI elements, consider starting with HideMe8 (beta).
It allows you to hide iOS 8 elements:
- UI elements
- Camera Grabber in Lockscreen
- Dock Background
- Control Center elements
- Icon Badges
- Page Dots
- Status Bar elements
- … and more!
Of course, as I mentioned before in (brackets), HideMe8 is currently in beta. Some of these features might not work, some might not even be available. It is a good idea to avoid the iOS 8 jailbreak altogether. Wait for the early-adopters of the jailbreak community to test the jailbreak, and test untested tweaks and apps. You can always join in a few weeks from now.
Besides, jailbreaking just isn’t such a big attraction anymore. The last handful of iOS releases have pretty much picked all of the ‘low hanging fruit’. Jailbreaking also slows down your phone over time – I have noticed. Stock may indeed have its feature limitations, but I will take peace of mind over extra, niche features anyday.
Anyhow, back to HideMe8. Assuming you have jailbroken your iOS 8 device, and assuming you have installed Cydia…
Launch Cydia, go to the Manage tab, tap on Sources, then go to Edit > Add, and enter the following URL:
That’s it! Now let Cydia reload, and then search for HideMe8.
I haven’t yet jailbroken my iPhone 4S. It is in a bit of a sorry, slow state at the moment so I am probably going to stick to stock, non-jailbroken iOS.