This tweak enables Apple’s native pairing UI for the new AirPods on pre-iOS 12.2 devices

If you’re trying to use a pair of second-generation AirPods with an iOS handset running any firmware below iOS 12.2, then you’re likely only too at home with the ‘limited’ functionality that ensues. Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be that way, especially for jailbreakers.

AirPort may be a newly-released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Boo that produces second-generation AirPods behave more just like the original AirPods on pre-iOS 12.2 firmware. More specifically, it ensures that the attractive pairing UI appears after you open your AirPods within the proximity of your handset and displays the correct AirPods-style glyphs within the Battery widget on the Today page.

AirPort also comes with some additional bells and whistles intended to enhance your AirPods experience, and these work with both the primary and second-generation AirPods and include custom animations. for instance, you’ll be able to make your AirPods look black rather than white within the pairing interface if you wanted to:

Once installed, AirPort adds a preference pane to the Settings app where you’ll be able to configure the tweak to your liking:

Here, you can:

Toggle AirPort on or off on demand
Toggle support for second-generation AirPods
Enable or disable a custom pairing animation
Choose your required pairing animation:
Default
Wireless case
Black AirPods
Reset all options to their defaults
The developer provides a Respring button at the underside of the preference pane in order that you’ll be able to save your changes on demand. Alternatively, you’ll be able to use the Apply button at the highest. It’s recommended that you just use one in all these buttons each time you create changes to make sure that they’re appended.

While AirPort will mostly appeal to those with second-generation AirPods thanks to its ability to unlock the native pairing animation and therefore the likes, we’d wish to reiterate that the custom animations will work with both first and second-generation AirPods.
If you’re curious about trying AirPort on your jailbroken device, then you’ll be able to download it at no cost from the Packix repository in Cydia or Sileo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices and is open-source on the developer’s GitHub page.
Will you be adding AirPort to your jailbreak tweak arsenal? Discuss why or why not within the comments section below!

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