Jailbreak: Add a blurred background to Notification Center with BlurriedNCBackground

If you're jailbroken on iOS 5 you'll want to check out BlurriedNCBackground, a neat little tweak that makes Notification Center that much cooler. BlurriedNCBackground simply makes the background of notification center blurry instead of the default Apple background. Once you install it there's nothing to configure. Just drop down Notification Center to see the new look.

If you want to change the blur level and customize it further you can do so via Settings. BlurriedNCBackground is available now and is a free download from Cydia.

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Allyson Kazmucha

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Jailbreak: Add a blurred background to Notification Center with BlurriedNCBackground


I am new to iPhone so forgive me, but, am I correct to assume you have to be jailbroken to get those toggle icons in your notification bar?

I love this! The tethered jailbreak isn't that bad, at all.. and I was a staunch "IM NOT JAILBREAKING UNLESS IT'S UNTETHERED!" person. So far, no issues. I have a thumb drive in my desk drawer at work just in case I have to reboot my phone for something stupid, but I've never had to use it.

Thanks..... I'm still too new to risk trying that jailbreaking stuff. Maybe in a few weeks or so......

Now take into consideration I've never done any jailbreaking/rooting on phones, it is easy to do and what are the chances that I make my new iPhone a paper weight?

Its easy to do... do research on YouTube... you have to be a complete dumbass to screw it up.... i love my jailbroken iPhone 4.

I really like the look of the blurred background. But, I find the default background to be a more ideal contrast for actually seeing the notifications. Having different blurred colors as background with all white text doesn't suit my eyes as well. But, it's a nice option so thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the informative article, it was a good read and I hope its ok that I share this with some facebook friends. Thanks.