We actively review some of the best Cydia tweaks that go live in the other App Store each day. Many of the tweaks are rather simple yet they make doing certain things so much easier on our jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Needless to say, all of us use our favorite iDevices to surf the web whenever we want. Mobile Safari on iDevices allows faster and efficient browsing. So imagine yourself browsing the web using mobile Safari and a bid to switch between tabs, you accidently close a web page. Desktop Safari does allow you to restore your tabs, but mobile Safari doesn’t. Therefore, a jailbreak tweak aptly titled RestoreTab for Safari brings you this ability to restore your closed Safari tabs on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The best thing about jailbreaking your device is that you get loads of personalization and customization options that are otherwise not allowed by Apple. Some apps that get rejected for approval in the App Store debut on the Cydia store and they truly are amazing. Most of the stuff in Cydia is free, though there are apps and tweaks for which you need to pay a nominal amount.
Obviously, before you can install Restore Tab for Safari on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you first need to jailbreak it. Follow our detailed tutorial on how to jailbreak iPhone, iPad 1G and iPod touch. The iPad 2, which can only be jailbroken on iOS 4.3.3 as now, requires you to use JailbreakMe 3.0. Follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iPad 2 using JailbreakMe 3.0.
As we previously mentioned, the desktop version of Safari for both Windows and Mac allows you to restore your closed tabs by pressing Cmd(Ctrl)+Shift+T, however by default no such option exists in mobile Safari for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Using RestoreTab for Safari, you can restore your closed tabs completely as it even restores the whole history of the pages visited. As you can see in the picture above, the RestoreTab button sits nicely on top of the new tab. Tapping this button will open a new tab with the recently closed tab’s URL while restoring the full backforward history of the tab. No new icons are added to the Home screen and there are no options to configure through the Settings.app. On jailbroken iPhone and iPod touch, you will see an icon on the toolbar similar to the archive icon in Mail.app whereas iPad users with RestoreTab for Safari installed will see what is depicted above.
This is a must have tweak for you if surfing is one of the most important functions you use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for. RestoreTab for Safari is available in Cydia under the BigBoss repository for just $0.99.