IconRotator: Jailbreak Tweak Rotates App Icons On Your iPhone’s Home Screen

Ryan Petrich – developer of many popular jailbreak tweaks such as Activator, recently released a cool new jailbreak tweak called IconRotator.

While the accelerometer kicks in when you rotate your iPhone in landscape or portrait mode so that whatever you’re watching, reading, or seeing adjusts to fit the display, it doesn’t work with icons on iPhone’s home screen.

Wouldn’t it be cool if the app icons on your iPhone’s home screen would also rotate when you rotated it to landscape mode? No worries, now there is a jailbreak tweak for that.

As the name suggests, IconRotator makes use of the built-in accelerometer and also rotates the app icons on your iPhone’s home screen when you rotate it in landscape mode or portrait mode. It’s pretty cool.

You can check out the demo of the jailbreak app in action below:

The only issue that we noticed is that it messes up Springtomize’s coverflow tweak (so we’re assuming it will have issues with Overflow [Cascade] jailbreak tweak as well).

The jailbreak tweak is available on Cydia for free. To install it, you need to add Ryan Petrich’s repo to Cydia using the following URL: http://rpetri.ch/repo

Let us know what you think of the jailbreak in the comments.

  • Wiilt

    cool.

  • kingdik

    works well

  • Pandaa xo

    Theme name?

    • Garewal

      I wanna know to

  • JD

    Love It!!!. Works well for me (iPhone 4) Finally a useful tweak that makes the phone easier to use if you are in landscape mode often. THANKS!!!

  • jjfdgjif

    Cute. Works well.

    Compatible with Five Icon Dock, but if you have five icons in your dock the text gets smooshed up and overlaps the icons.

    Making the dock text transparent or down the side when Five Icon Dock is loaded and the device is in landscape would be a nice feature and wouldn’t need a preference.

  • jjfdgjif

    Oh, also the gap between the icon and its label is bigger than the gap between the label and the icon below, creating a visual association between the label and the wrong icon.

    In landscape, the labels should move up a fraction, so’s they’re closest to the icon they’re labelling

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    Looks uber cool. Awesome tweak.

  • Patrick

    Pretty cool tweak since it’s free. But it’s a small knock off of SBROTATOR!

    • pakaku

      SBRotator is virtually useless when Infiniboard is installed, because all the icons pile up on top of each other when in landscape mode. This tweak avoids the pileup issue.

  • Poor1

    There must be over 100 million iOS devices which doesnt run on 5.0 or higher so why didnt you mention in your article it requires iOS 5>. Its kinda relevant, peace :-)

  • Morten

    Works like a charm on my 4S, thanks! So usefull when the phone is mounted sideways in my TomTom car mount.. :0)

    • Morten

      Though it could use a flip of the search field and keyboard…

  • Nai1951

    Cool tweak by a cool guy. Thanks!

  • Garewal

    What is this theme? i really like it!

  • I-King

    Nice job on the tweak works to perfection

  • lamby

    is it me or do the icons loose quality when rotated. great tweak though thanks

  • aDAM

    is this app applicable to ipad? thanks!

  • Marco

    I can’t find it on Cydia (???)

    :(

  • Funtime

    Brilliant tweak. Kudos my friend!

  • http://twitter.com/tech4eleven Cory Church

    Doesnt worth with latest jailbreak for iphone5

  • gowri

    does it work in iphone 3G version 4.2.1