SmallBanners Cydia Tweak makes Smaller Notification Banners

SmallBanners Cydia Tweak makes Smaller Notification Banners

This Cydia Tweak Requires iOS 5, and iPad is not supported yet.

If you think that iOS 5 notification banners is too for you or you simply want to make iOS 5 notification banners smaller, SmallBanners is the right cydia tweak for you.

SmallBanners Cydia Tweak makes Smaller Notification Banners
SmallBanners Cydia Tweak makes Smaller Notification Banners

SmallBanners does that exactly! With SmallBanners the banners will be resized into the status-bar size, and only the icon and the message will be shown.

No options to configure.

Name: SmallBanners
Developer: Ron Melkhior
Price: FREE Cydia Tweak
Repo: BigBoss
Requirements: iOS5

How-to Hacktivate iPhone iOS 5 (Activate iPhone without SIM Card)

How-to Hacktivate iPhone iOS 5

Did you get this notification either on iPhone or iTunes software while setting up the iPhone iOS 5?

Only Compatible SIM card from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone.
Please insert the SIM card that came withyour iPhone or visit a supported carrier’s
store to receive a replacement SIM card.

If you have the original SIM card of this iPhone, you can just insert it to the iPhone to continue the iPhone activation process.
But, if you don’t have the original SIM card where your iPhone locked to, you definitely will not be able to activate the iPhone. I have AT&T iPhone 4 and getting stuck on SIM Not Valid because I don’t have AT&T SIM Card. Hence, I cannot continue the iPhone activation process.

Activating iPhone
You will be stuck on Activating iPhone step without its Original SIM card

But don’t worry, because you can activate iPhone without SIM card by hacktivate (some people say hactivate) it using redsn0w, sn0wbreeze, or PwnageTool. These are jailbreak tools which support hacktivation. The other jailbreak tools like greenp0ison or JailbreakMe doesn’t support iPhone hacktivation.

What is hacktivation (hactivation)? Hacktivation is hacking your iPhone to ignore activation process.
By hakctivating the iPhone, you will be able to bypass iPhone activation setup on iOS 5, so you can use the iPhone as normal. Yeah, no more getting stuck on iPhone activation screen.

iPhone iOS 5 SIM Not Valid
SIM not valid. Only compatible SIM cards from supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone.

So, this is basically one of great benefits of jailbreak, for those who bought used iPhone, or getting iPhone as gift, but cannot activate the iPhone because no valid SIM card available to activate it.
If you don’t want to have Cydia installed, you can just hacktivate it without installing Cydia. But having an iPhone without Cydia is worthless in my opinion, that’s all up to you though.

The detailed guide how-to hacktivate iPhone with redsn0w is available on our How-to Jailbreak guide.
Find the appropriate guide according to your iPhone model and iOS version and just follow the instruction carefully, then you will be able to hacktivate iPhone 4S, hacktivate iPhone 4, or iPhone 3GS iOS 5.

If you’re still getting “Only Compatible SIM card from a supported carrier…” message while activating the iPhone after jailbreak with the mentioned tools above, please drop a comment with detailed information.

Install Siri on iPhone 4 Without Proxy with AssistantConnect Cydia Tweak

 Thanks to JBTech for all the hard work he has provided for SenseiPhone, and putting out many helpful videos!
If you’d like to donate and give thanks for all the hard hard work so far, feel free! :]

There have been many tweaks available out in Cydia allowing you to install Siri on older devices, but it has always been a hassle. Now, there is an easy and hassle free way to install Siri on an unsupported iDevice without setting up a proxy server. I present you with AssistantConnect & AssistantConnect4S! These two are Cydia tweaks available for download for free. The only downside is you will NEED to have your own or a friend’s Jailbroken iPhone 4S. Reason being is you will need to have the data files from the iPhone 4S e-mailed and opened on the device you’re installing Siri on. It is a piece of cake!


  • Jailbroken iPhone 4S
  • iDevice running iOS 5 or later
  • Spire
  • AssistantConnect [installed on Siri Unsupported Device]
  • AssistantConnect4S [installed on iPhone 4S]

Tweak: Spire
Description: simple installer for Siri on any iPhone or iPod
Requirements: iOS 5
Repo: BigBoss
Price: FREE
Developer: chpwn

Tweak[s]: AssistantConnect & AssistantConnect4S
Description: Easily activate Siri on any iDevice using AssistantConnect
Requirements: iOS 5 or later & iPhone 4S
Repo: BigBoss
Price: FREE
Developer: Bilal S. Sayed Ahmad


[STEP 1]

  • Install AssistantConnect4S on iPhone, and Open AssistantConnect4S and Reboot your iPhone 4S

[STEP 2]

  • After Reboot, re-open AssistantConnect4S and activate Siri. [say whatever here]

[STEP 3]

  • Press the button in AssistantConnect4S and email it to the device you are installing Siri on

[STEP 4]

  • Install AssistantConnect & Spire on unsupported iDevice

[STEP 5]

  • Open e-mail that was sent from iPhone 4S on unsupported iDevice and tap on “Open with AssistantConnect”

Try out Siri! :]

ColoredKnob | Cydia Tweak: Change The Color Of Your Unlock Slider with ColoredKnob

The tweak ColoredKnob, relatively new to Cydia was updated a few times already adding a few more colors and icon choices. ColoredKnob allows for easy customization of the unlock slider and does not rely on winterboard. The best part about the tweak is that it is 100% free and can be picked up in the default BigBoss repo. If you are into customizing your device, then ColoredKnob will be a great addition to your device.


Name: ColoredKnob
Compatible: iOS 4 & iOS 5
Price: Free
Version: 1.1-2
Repo: BigBoss
Developer: c0d3
Editor’s Rating: / 4.5/5