Use Badger to Read iOS Notifications on the Home Screen

Reading notifications directly on the iOS home screen just got easier thanks to the jailbreak tweak Badger. Outstanding badges on app icons might lead you to open notification center, or open the app to see what's up. Badger circumvents all of these roundabout methods, making it possible to read and delete app alerts immediately on the home screen.

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Once installed, Badger can be customized from Settings -> Badger. Default settings mean that swiping up on an app icon with a badge will reveal the latest notifications, much like opening an iOS folder. From there, you can swipe to delete or tap the alert text to read the full notification.

Badger can be launched in four different ways, swipe up over icon, swipe down over icon, double tap icon, or tap app badge. Animations can also be customized to your liking, which appear when the notifications are viewed using the tweak. Not only this, but the tweak can be enabled or disabled for specific apps on your iOS device. Overall, Badger provides a new way to quickly view pending notifications in any app right on the home screen.

Note: Badger is designed to work with the Velox tweak, and performs a different function when it comes to most apps.

Badger is available free on Cydia from the BigBoss repository for $0.99. Check here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 6.x with evasi0n. You can also find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.