If you’re a wallpaper enthusiast like me then this going to be the tweak for you. SnooScreens, developed by Milo Darling, lets you cycle a bunch of different wallpapers based on conditions you set by Activator. This is his first paid tweak that’s been submitted to one of the default Cydia repos, so it’s going to take some time to get released since he has to go through the approval process. But that said, it should be out within the next few days as he submitted it about 4 days ago and will be $0.99 in the BigBoss repo.
Tweak description from the thread on /r/jailbreak:
SnooScreens allows you to change your wallpaper based on the front page of the subreddit or mulitreddit of your choice. You simply pick a subreddit or multireddit and an activation method using Activator and you’re good to go! There are also options for allowing or blocking NSFW images, setting to the home screen, lock screen, or both, saving to the photo library, and using the top image post on a subreddit, or a random one from the front page (top 25).
There are 5 separate Activator listeners, so you can get wallpapers from different subreddits at different times or occasions. Each listener has its own independent settings, so one can set your lock screen to the top post of /r/spaceporn at 6:30 AM, save it to your library, and block NSFW images, while another could set your home screen to a random post from the front page of /r/wallpaper when you shake your phone, allowing NSFW images and not saving it to your photo library. And you can have any permutation of these settings with 5 different listeners.
I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the small public beta he announced on a different thread about DRM and piracy where he mentioned his views on it and how he integrated some simple (and quite hilarious) DRM into his tweak. The tweak initially caused me to crash into Safe Mode every time it initiated, but it was quickly fixed after I reported it. In the submitted/giveaway thread, I left a long comment singing his and the tweak’s praises along with a good joke about Reddit. He also couldn’t call it Reddit Screens as he initially intended so he called for people to suggest some names, I gave a few I thought would be appropriate and he chose one of them and will gift me the tweak once it’s released, yay!
I implemented some super simple DRM just for fun. If you pirate it, it changes the preference bundle’s font to Comic Sans and changes the footer text from “thank you for your purchase” to “If you enjoy my tweak, please consider purchasing it.” No pop-ups, not even OTA DRM checking.
You can also flip a switch in the settings to make the heading in the preference pane show Comic Sans even if you didn’t pirate it, just for fun. This was requested by a Redditor in the thread and he added it as a joke.
It has five different Activator commands, so there is a lot of room for creativity and customization. I have mine set up like this:
- 6:30 AM — pull the top image from /r/sunrise – set to both home and lock screen, save image to library.
- 7:30 AM — pull the top image from /r/earthporn – set to both home and lock screen, save image to library.
- 5:30 PM — pull the top image from /r/sunset – set to both home and lock screen, save image to library.
- 6:30 PM — pull the top image from /r/spaceporn – set to both home and lock screen, save image to library.
- Press both volume buttons at once — pull from a mild NSFW sub for fun, just because I can.
This makes for a very pleasant wallpaper experience as my iPhone is representative of what time of day it is. I can’t wait to see what other people do and how they customize their wallpaper set up.
As seen above, there are options and toggles to do things like setting to home screen or lock screen or both, allowing NSFW images, saving the photo to your camera roll and using a random image instead of the top one. Milo Darling is an up and coming jailbreak developer who has made: Go.Away.Period.Button, ActiSound, Dropped, SnowSwitch, and QuickPhil. You can find him on his Twitter or Reddit accounts. For those curious, the way all of my settings panes are dark due to a tweak I use called Eclipse 2. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tweak reviews and jailbreak related articles!