Five Icon Dock – Jailbreak App Adds Fifth Icon To iPhone Dock

Five Icon Dock & Five Icon Switcher Hack

Five Icon Dock and Five Icon Switcher are two complimentary apps to Five-Column SpringBoard jailbreak app to sqeeze more number of app icons on iPhone’s homescreen.

Five Icon Dock is a hack that allows you to add an extra app to the iPhone dock.

While the Five Icon Switcher adds an extra app to the task switcher.

Five Icon Dock is developed by Jay Freeman (aka Saurik) who also manages the Cydia store for jailbreak apps.

Five Icon Switcher id developed by chpwn. Chpwn has also developed some cool jailbreak apps like Infinifolders and Infinidock (which allows you to add infinite number of apps in the iPhone dock).

The jailbreak apps are available for free on Cydia. You can follow these instructions to install them on your jailbroken iPhone:

  • Launch Cydia from your jailbroken iPhone’s homescreen.

  • Tap on the Search tab and search for five.

  • Tap on Five Icon Dock and then on the ‘Install’ button to install it on your iPhone.

  • Once it's installed and you've reloaded the springboard, you'll be able to add a fifth iPhone app to the iPhone dock.

    Five-Column SpringBoard

  • Go back to the search results and tap on Five Icon Switcher and then on the ‘Install’ button to install it on your iPhone.

  • Once it's installed, you’ll see five apps in the task switcher.

    Five-Column SpringBoard

As always, let us know if you found this hack useful.

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  • Samuel

    Long overdued hack which i may most jailbreakers have knew. Wonder if there are any iOS4 themes which can shrink the icons..

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01053708cd10970b A Black Dude

    im not quite sure y they didnt post an article about the 5 icon dock for the switcher, instead of rehashing out info…

  • Sebastian

    Samuel: "Shrink" will do the job, search for it in Cydia. Works fine together with "Iconoclasm" as well, which allows you to have 5×5 icons on the home screen! ;)
    However, I would recommend to unlabel the icons with winterboard in that case since some app names are too long if you use shrunken 5×5 icons.

  • Shattle

    it's damaging view structure for iTunes, so every time you are connected you are loosing your layout. iOS 4.0.2

  • wolverinemarky

    have had this for a bit so nothing new to me

  • Miley

    Wow…you're really on the ball, iphonehacks.com! (No, really? This post should be at least two years old!)

  • nismo1

    I think they posted this as news because I know that five icon dock wasn't previously compatible with ios4. I've ditched five icon dock anyway and gone with infinidock instead where you can set as many icons as you want, in different 4/5/6 icon layouts.
    Will now also install five icon switcher though!

  • zz66@zahav.net.il

    itunes changing the layout. there are no libraries in itunes though there are in my iphone. if i will sync it will change my layout in iphone . any solution ?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/iphonehacks iPhoneHacks

    As nismo1 mentioned (thanks nismo1), Five Icon dock was recently updated to make it compatible with iOS 4.

    So this servers as an update for users who already knew about it and it is also useful for new users who didn't know about it.

  • just sayin'

    mp2 shrinks the icons about 80%

  • just sayin'

    mp2 shrinks the icons about 80%

  • just sayin'

    'shrink' does not work under iOS4

  • just sayin'

    'shrink' does not work under iOS4

  • just sayin'

    pay no mind to the haters above. even tho these are not new, i believe there are still new iphone users that may not have known about them.

    but i wonder..who makes 'fiveirow' … and how come it doesn't work for iOS4 yet?

  • just sayin'

    pay no mind to the haters above. even tho these are not new, i believe there are still new iphone users that may not have known about them.

    but i wonder..who makes 'fiveirow' … and how come it doesn't work for iOS4 yet?

  • just sayin'

    anyone know if there i a 'five row' solution for iOS4?

  • just sayin'

    anyone know if there i a 'five row' solution for iOS4?

  • Shalashaska

    Man…what ever happened to Font swap :( .. and i think you guys should also show dock flow :) … its one of the main reasons that i Jailbreak :) … keep up the good work

  • http://aol.com lrs

    shrink on cydia

  • Nemo

    My iphone 4 is no longer silent in silent mode!!!

  • nemo

    the phones silent mode no longer works!!!

  • Sam

    Hi, I'm lost this software after the upgrade and don't remember who name.
    The right icon in the dock, in top image, right then ipod icon.
    I don't remember the name of this software, someone help me?

    Thank you,

  • sk

    still works!

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  • Zack

    How to get fiveirow on 5.1.1