A Framework for writing SwiftUI preference panes for iOS jailbreak tweaks.

Installing the Theos template

  1. Install Orion:

  2. Clone this repository

  git clone && cd Comet
  1. Copy / Move the comet-prefs folder into $THEOS/vendor/templates/ios/ with Finder or by command:
  cp -r comet-prefs/ $THEOS/vendor/templates/ios/
  1. Run the script in $THEOS/vendor/templates/

  cd $THEOS/vendor/templates/

  1. Create a new project with NIC and choose iphone/tweak_swift (Skip if you already have a tweak):

  cd ~


  Choose a Template (required): 19 (Or whatever number `iphone/tweak_swift` comes in at)
  Project Name (required): Some tweak name
  Package Name [com.yourcompany.sometweakname]: com.somecompany.sometweakname
  Author/Maintainer Name [Ginsu]: Ginsu
  [iphone/tweak_swift] MobileSubstrate Bundle filter []: [Press Enter]
  1. Create comet-prefs as a subproject inside your tweak:

cd ~/sometweakname/


Choose a Template (required): 9 (Or whatever number `comet-prefs` comes in at)
Project Name (required): Some prefs name
Package Name [com.yourcompany.sometweakname]: com.somecompany.someprefsname
Author/Maintainer Name [Ginsu]: Ginsu
  1. Run make spm in your project:
  make spm
  1. Add com.ginsu.comet as a dependency to your tweak.
Depends: com.ginsu.comet

Additionally, you can edit your Makefiles and changes settings like TARGET and specify different sdk versions. Note: Comet only supports iOS 14+.

How to use it?

That’s the simplest part, once you’ve got everything setup, you can start creating your SwiftUI views and modifying RootView.swift to your liking.

Adding new preferences with the @Published(key: _, registry: _) attribute

Preferably inside of the PreferenceStorage.swift file, you can add your preferences like so:

@Published(key: "isEnabledSomeFeature", registry: registry) var isEnabledSomeFeature = false


  • The registry paramater is the file path to your preference plist file.
  • The key paramater is the key where the value will be read from and written to.
  • isEnabledSomeFeature is the name of the variable (could be anything, but good to keep it the same as the key name).
  • The initial value assigned to the property (In this case false) is the default / fallback value that will be used if there is no value for the key.

Best practice in adding additional pages

Firstly, to add a new page to your preference pane, you would use a NavigationLink in SwiftUI. Example:

struct RootView: View {
    @StateObject private var preferenceStorage = PreferenceStorage()
    var body: some View {
        Form {
            NavigationLink("2nd page") {

Why did I use an .environmentObject() modifier?

Firstly, it’s good practice to have 1 source of truth for all your preferences. In other words, have all your preferences in the PreferenceStorage.swift file. We can then pass preferenceStorage down the view hierachy so that it can be accessed in subviews. For example:

struct PageTwo: View {
    @EnvironmentObject var preferenceStorage: PreferenceStorage
    var body: some View {
        Form {
            Section {
                Toggle("Enabled 2", isOn: $preferenceStorage.isEnabledTwo)
            } header: {
                Text("The best tweak ever")
            } footer: {
                Text("A footer for the best tweak ever.")
                    .foregroundColor(preferenceStorage.isEnabledTwo ? .green : .red)
                    .animation(.default, value: preferenceStorage.isEnabledTwo)
        .navigationTitle("Page 2!")

One of the benefits here is that you can toggle some preferences on/off and then show additional changes on the RootView, like hide/show a row depending if some option is enabled, etc..

Known issues

  1. You can’t use .toolbar() or .navigationTitle() SwiftUI modifiers inside of RootView, but you can in subsequent pages / links. Workaround: add buttons to the nav bar in RootViewController.swift file, or don’t touch the navigation bar in RootView.


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