Hacks Bring Harlem Shake To iPhone SpringBoard And Lock Screen [Updated]


If the “Harlem Shake” can have NASA dancing in Mission Control, then it would be really uncool if iOS didn’t get the Harlem Shake treatment.

Thankfully two hackers have come to the rescue and hacked the iPhone to brings the hugely successful meme to the SpringBoard and the Lock screen.

Filippo Bigarella, developer of popular jailbreak tweaks such as Springtomize has developed a tweak, name still unknown, which gives the iPhone SpringBoard the Harlem Shake. It also comes with its own Activator action to start it.

Meanwhile, hacker and developer by the Twitter handle bensge has also created a tweak called Harlem Shake that gives your iPhone Lock screen the Harlem Shake. You can start it by triple tapping on the slide to unlock button.

To install the tweak you need to add the developer’s beta repo http://bensge.com/repo in Cydia.

Let me know what you think of the iPhone version of the Harlem Shake in the comments below. And if this wasn’t funny (or silly) enough, click on this link to make our website do the Harlem Shake.

Update 1:

Developers can also add the Harlem Shake to their apps as an easter egg by using the source code available on GitHub.

Update 2:

Filippo Bigarella’s jailbreak tweak called Harlem Shake is now available on Cydia. If you’re on a jailbroken device, click on this link to install it from Cydia.


After installing the tweak, launch the Activator app from the Home screen and set the Activator action for Harlem Shake to start it on your iOS device.

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  • Que

    Only in America you can take something gangster and make it universal. Smh.

  • Alan

    Awesome! Wonder why it took so long :)

  • tehkayd

    Where is the springboard version?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      It is not yet released. We’ll let you know as soon as it is available on Cydia.

  • Michael

    Springboard* is misspelled: Thankfully two hackers have come to the rescue and hacked the iPhone to brings the hugely successful meme to the SpringBaord and the Lock screen.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Fixed the typo. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • http://twitter.com/jbinfoandmore JailbreakInfo & More

    Would be nice to see it. Triple tap on my lock screen slider does nothing. And waiting for the random part to do something. Bummer.

  • unstealthy

    The Harlem Shake originated on 125th and Lexington where gang bangers would shoot unsuspecting cripples with crutches. The staggering fall of these cripples created a signature move, adapted by gang-affiliates and introduced at local parties. Upon witnessing the newly created “Harlem Shake,” a corporate thug under the Bad Boy Entertainment payroll reenacted and sold this dance to famous choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson who introduced this dance with the video premier “Let’s Get It”. Congratulations America. I hope you’re proud.

  • Ihto

    SpringBoard Harlem Shake
    Is now on cydia