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Amelija tweak adds blur effects to wallpaper on iOS

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Finding the right wallpaper for your iPhone can be very frustrating when you have a specific taste, and you require a clean but still interesting wallpaper. Amelija can blur on fly all wallpapers in a few different ways, adding a new look to Home and Lock Screen. With this feature, you can make your Home Screen icons stand out from the background.

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What is Amelija?

Amelija is a free jailbreak tweak that allows you to set on the fly custom blur for your Lock Screen and Home Screen wallpaper. This is a very nice tool to customize the look of any wallpaper, and what's more it comes with 8 different blur effects that can be applied. The most recent release of Amelija tweak supports now Fugu15 Max and Dopamine jailbreaks.

Once installed, Amelija tweak adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app, from where you can configure all available options to your liking. From here, you can set different blur settings for the wallpaper displayed on the Home Screen and Lock Screen.

Amelija tweak for iOS offers users a choice of eight distinct blur effects. These include Epic, Dark, Light, Adaptive, Prominent, System Thin Material, System Chrome Material, and System Ultra-Thin Material. By applying a blurred effect, it diverts some of the viewer's attention away from the wallpaper image, allowing for a more subtle and refined aesthetic.

Two iPhone screens showing the Amelija tweak preference pane and blurred wallpaper effect.

On top of that, you have the control over the intensity of the blur effect with a slider. Luki120, the developer behind the tweak, also included a toggle to enable blur only with notifs. All filters are applied in real time and there is no need to respring your iPhone to see the wallpaper effect.

From tweaks setting, you can also reset all preferences to default values with just one tap, and toggle on and off the effect for the Lock Screen and Home Screen. This is a simple tweak, and it doesn't offer too many options, but it works perfectly with all features that it offers.

In the latest release, the developer mot only adds code improvements to the tweak but also, moved all blur effects to dedicated page from where you can select it. The configuration looks now cleaner and user-friendly. The jailbreak tweak officially supports only iOS 14.

Amelija was released as an open source tweak under Mozilla Public License 2.0, and you can download the source code from GitHub Repository. The tweak was written mostly in Objective-C and Logos languages. Contributions are more than welcomed to add new features.

Two iPhone screens showing Amelija tweak effect before and after blur effect applied.

To compile the project yourself, it's required to use theos libraries. This is a cross-platform suite of development tools for managing, developing, and deploying iOS tweaks without Xcode.

Add Repository

Amelija tweak was released as a free package that can de downloaded through the Twickd Repository. Add Twickd Repo to your package manager and add either a subtle or a powerful blur effect to your jailbroken iPhone’s wallpaper on iOS 14 – iOS 15. The latest release of Amelija brings rootless support, and now you can also run the tweak on Dopamine and Fugu15 Max.

To install Amelija tweak on iOS with Cydia, follow those steps:

  1. Open the Cydia app from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap on the Sources tab, then select Edit button.
  3. Add the following repository URL:
    https://luki120.github.io
    https://repo.twickd.com
  4. Cydia will automatically refresh packages available in the repository.
  5. Install Amelija and Legacy arm64e Support packages.
  6. Restart the Springboard to apply changes.
  7. Configure the Amelija tweak from the Settings app.

Sielo app showing Amelija Repo and tweak's installed files.

For added convenience, you can quickly add the repository to your preferred package managers (Cydia, Sileo, Installer, Zebra) by using the convenient quick links provided at top of this page. With just one click, you can easily add the repo and download Amelija tweak.

What's new

Amelija tweak for iOS 15

  • Updated Amelija to version 2.0.
  • Added support for rootless jailbreaks.
  • Code improvements.
  • Fixed contributors & links page.
  • Fixed the tweak icon appearing a second late.
  • Added full Tako support.
  • Fixed a linking issue in preferences.
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