Zephyr is a very interesting and useful new jailbreak/Cydia tweak by the well-known developer going by the name of chpwn for the iPhone. Basically it’s a swipe based multi-tasking gestures tool that can be very useful if you used to have a lot of apps running in the background on your iPhone and each time you want to access an app, normally you have to double-tap the Home button to bring the app switcher bar at the bottom. With this newly released Cydia tweak Zephyr all that is required is swipe-up gesture at the bottom part of the iPhone screen to access the multi-tasking tray bar. And that’s not all, as you can quickly switch between the running apps as well without accessing the multitasking tray bar. For that, Zephyr integrate the edge-swipe triggered functionality that allows to switch between the running apps (see picture below). This closely resembles to what is already available on the iPad (in iOS 5.0). Also, this part of the functionality of this Cydia tweak is similar to Swipe Multitasking Gestures available on Nokia N9.
So all this tweaking and productivity enhancement on iPhone is good, but how much Zephyr costs? Well, Zephyr is currently available from Cydia store for $2.99. Of course. you will need to first jailbreak your iDevice (iPhone or iPod Touch) to install it. If you want to jailbreak and then unlock your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1 while preserving the baseband of your device then follow our guides that we posted earlier:
- Preserve Baseband & Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 On iPhone 4/3GS, iPhone 4 CDMA Using Redsn0w 0.9.10b1 [Windows/Mac Guide]
- Unlock iOS 5.0.1 Baseband On iPhone 4 / 3GS Using Ultrasn0w 1.2.5 [How to]
If you want to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on your iDevice but NOT concerned about preserving the baseband of your iDevice then please follow our guide:
- Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 On iPhone 4/3GS, iPhone 4 CDMA, iPad1, iPod Touch Using Redsn0w 0.9.10b1 [Windows/Mac Guide]
Here is demo video showing Zephyr in action!
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