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MobileNotifier: iOS 5-like Notifications On Your iPad

by on July 14th, 2011

One of the major updates in the upcoming iOS 5, scheduled for release this fall 2011, is a completely redesigned notification system.

Instead of being forced to used the intrusive and annoying iOS 4.3.3 and earlier pop-up notifications, iOS 5 moves notifications to the status bar and then hides them in the new “Notification Center. While you can opt out of using this new notification system, it is one of the major benefits of iOS 5.

The only problem is that in order to get the new notification system, you either have to wait until this fall for iOS 5 to be released or create an iOS developer account ($99) and download the iOS 5 beta.

However, if you’re iPad is jailbroken, you can instead use a Cydia tweak called “MobileNotifier” for free!

With MobileNotifier installed, any time you receive a notification on your iPad (email, calendar event, etc) a small flag pops up at the top of the screen. You can then choose to tap on the notification and open the specific app or dismiss it. You also get some customization settings via the iPad Settings app.

The point of MobileNotifier is to replace the standard iOS notification pop-up from interrupting your screen.

To install MobileNotifier, you’ll have to do the following:

1.) Open Cydia

2.) Tap “Sources”, then tap “Edit” and then tap “Add”

3.) Enter the following URL: http://phajas.xen.prgmr.com/repo/

Once the above URL is saved, you can search Cydia for MobileNotifier and install the tweak. Check it out!

Also, don’t forget the other great jailbreak tweaks and apps for iPad:

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Posted under: Jailbreaking

  • guy

    Please indicate posts are jailbreak in the heading so I don’t waste my time reading past the jump only to find out the article does not apply to me

  • Vas

    It seems to only work in portrait mode on the iPad. When I have the iPad in landscape, I have to look sideways when a message comes in. Is there any way to switch the notification view to landscape when the iPad is in landscape?

  • Vas

    It seems to only work in portrait mode on the iPad. When I have the iPad in landscape, I have to look sideways when a message comes in. Is there any way to switch the notification view to landscape when the iPad is in landscape?

  • Vas

    How does it work for email notifications? When an email comes in, the MobileNotifier doesn’t show any notification.

  • Casey Callaghan

    Well you could just jailbreak from Jailbreakme.com as I’m assuming that you haven’t updated to 4.3.4