Your iPhone home button is now obsolete with Zephyr 11

first_imgThose who are skeptical that iOS could ever go buttonless may want to take a look at the latest version of Zephyr. The jailbreak tweak, which enables multitasking gestures on the iPhone, now makes the home button completely obsolete.In the new update to Zephyr, version 1.1, you can now exit an app with a gesture. A simple swipe up from the bottom of the display dismisses the app and takes you back to the homescreen (springboard). It’s silky smooth, has a native feel to it, and is a prime target for Apple to “borrow” in iOS 6.Before the update, Zephyr already let you bring up the multitasking switcher with a gesture, and to switch between recent apps by swiping in from the side.There is an inherent conflict with the new app-closing gesture and the previous multitasking gesture. Both involved the aforementioned swipe up from the bottom. Developer chpwn dealt with this by having Zephyr activate multitasking if you hold your finger for a moment before completely swiping the current app away. It works well, and there is plenty of customization for those who liked it as it was.iPhone gestures probably aren’t something that you feel a dire need for; but once you start using them, you may wonder how you survived without them. Your interaction with your iPhone (or iPod touch) becomes faster, more fluid, and just plain fun.Zephyr isn’t compatible with the iPad. In case you somehow missed it, iPad gestures are a native feature in iOS 5. They can be activated by navigating to Settings>General and turning “multitasking gestures” on.The Zephyr tweak costs $3 in Cydia, and can be found with a quick search. You’ll need to, of course, jailbreak first; you’ll find instructions at the links below:How to jailbreak the iPhone 4SHow to jailbreak older devices on iOS 5.0.1last_img read more