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
You will need to be on a jailbroken iOS device if you wish to install it. For jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G/3G (A4 devices), you can follow our complete step by step instructions posted here using Redsnow on Mac (or Sn0wbreeze on Windows). For Jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Unthetered, you can simply follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreakiOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Windows or Mac.