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Create Custom Shortcuts To iPhone Home Screen – No Jailbreak Required

Whenever the discussion of “why jailbreak?” pops up on various internet forums, the majority will immediately elect SBSettings as a primary reason. It’s one of those tweaks that, once you’re accustomed to it, it’s extremely difficult to imagine operating your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without.

Currently, iOS 5 hasn’t been blessed with an Untethered jailbreak, although various hacking groups – primarily the Chronic Dev-Team – have been looking for various exploits in order to pwn the month-old software. iPhone 4S users – despite enjoying the exclusivity of Siri, and the option of 64GB flash storage, cannot jailbreak in any way, shape or form – not even the tethered break laid on by sn0wbreeze and RedSn0w.

On the bright side, however, there is a way that those running untouched stock firmware create convenient shortcuts of the toggles found within SBSettings – such as WiFi, Airplane Mode, Brightness and Bluetooth – without jailbreaking. Icon Project, which costs 99 cents in the App Store, will help you create custom icons with specific URL links to various settings.


Bear in mind that you shouldn’t see this as a direct replacement for SBSettings, since it just locates the specific area of the Settings.app of chosen functions as opposed to being actual toggles. Nonetheless, it should be just about enough to tide everyone over until every iDevice is able to utilize SBSettings.

Take a look the video below to see how to create custom shortcuts to iPhone Homescreen:

If you want to know all of the shortcut addresses to the various panels in the Settings app, you can use the following preference shortcut addresses:


Preference Shortcuts


About — prefs:root=General&path=About
Accessibility — prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
Airplane Mode On — prefs:root=AIRPLANE_MODE
Auto-Lock — prefs:root=General&path=AUTOLOCK
Brightness — prefs:root=Brightness
Bluetooth — prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth
Date & Time — prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
FaceTime — prefs:root=FACETIME
General — prefs:root=General
Keyboard — prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
iCloud — prefs:root=CASTLE
iCloud Storage & Backup — prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP
International — prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
Location Services — prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES
Music — prefs:root=MUSIC
Music  Equalizer — prefs:root=MUSIC&path=EQ
Music Volume Limit — prefs:root=MUSIC&path=VolumeLimit
Network — prefs:root=General&path=Network
Nike + iPod — prefs:root=NIKE_PLUS_IPOD
Notes — prefs:root=NOTES
Notification — prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
Phone — prefs:root=Phone
Photos — prefs:root=Photos
Profile — prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
Reset — prefs:root=General&path=Reset
Safari — prefs:root=Safari
Siri — prefs:root=General&path=Assistant
Sounds — prefs:root=Sounds
Software Update — prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
Store — prefs:root=STORE
Twitter — prefs:root=TWITTER
Usage — prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
VPN — prefs:root=General&path=Network/VPN
Wallpaper — prefs:root=Wallpaper
Wi-Fi — prefs:root=WIFI

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