If you’re jailbroken and you’re able to do away with the same-old boring iOS interface that you’ve been gawking at for years, then you would possibly take a liking to a newly released jailbreak tweak called FireflyX by iOS developer Sirius24.
FireflyX empowers jailbreakers with the flexibility to customize their device’s aesthetics at the molecular level with colorful borders, underflows, and animations, among other things. These effects are applicable to several program elements including the house screen’s app icons, Dock, Folders, and even the notification banners or widgets that appear within the Today view.
For those interested in what FireflyX might appear as if, the sample screenshots provided both above and below will provide you with an idea:
If FireflyX seems familiar to you, then that’s because it’s not the primary iteration of the tweak. Firefly was the first tweak by Sirius24 that was released slightly below a year ago, and its scope was rather limited compared to it of FireflyX.
In terms of aesthetic jailbreak tweaks like this one, some will like what they see in our examples, et al will hate it. therewith in mind, we’d wish to remind that FireflyX is fully customizable which you’ll configure it together with your preferred colors and effects to urge the unique look and feel you’re going for.
Upon installing FireflyX, you’ll find a fanatical preference pane within the Settings app with a plethora of options to tinker with:
Here, you can:
- Toggle FireflyX on or off on demand
- Configure your Glows preferences
- Configure your Animations preferences
- Configure your Icon Borders preferences
- Enable or disable folders
- Enable or disable the showing of badge notifications
- Enable or disable app icon labels
Digging deeper, you’ll find more fine-grained options to configure. We’ll outline those for you below:
In the Glows preference pane, you can:
- Configure a preferred icon glow color for notifications
- Configure a preferred folder glow color
- Enable or disable adaptive icon color
- Enable and configure proportional font color glow
- Configure a blacklist for icon glow color for notifications
- Apply glowing to any or all app icons
- Configure a blacklist for icon glow color for all apps
- Enable and configure a Notification banner glow
- Enable and configure a folder background glow
- Enable and configure a Dock glow
- Enable or disable Today widget glow
In the Animations preference pane, you can:
- Enable or disable animations on demand
- Configure a preferred animation color
- Enable or disable animated folder glow
- Enable or disable animating all app icons
- Configure a preferred animation style:
- Standard glow
- Border blink
- Icon expand
- Icon rotate
- Configure an animation duration
In the Borders preference pane, you can:
- Enable or disable app icon borders
- Configure a preferred app icon border-color
- Adjust the app icon border color opacity
- Configure a blacklist for app icon border coloring
- Configure a whitelist for app icon border coloring
The developer provides a Respring button within the primary preference pane where you’ll save all changes you create to the tweak’s settings.
If you prefer the way iOS looks out of the box, then the heavy customization effects of FireflyX won’t be for you. On the opposite hand, those trying to find a fresh new aesthetic for his or her iOS device will probably enjoy customizing FireflyX and witnessing the fun and quirky effects that it brings.
Those inquisitive about trying FireflyX should buy it for $1.99 from the Packix repository via their preferred package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 11-13 devices, and if you already own the previous version of Firefly, then FireflyX is 50% for you.
Will you be colorizing your iOS handset with FireflyX? Discuss why or why not within the comments section below.