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  • [Review] IconRotator Lets Your Icons Rotate With Device Orientation

    IconRotator is a free jailbreak tweak on Ryan Petrichís beta repository by (guess who?) iOS hacker and developer Ryan Petrich. Itís a well-made and fun jailbreak tweak that lets your icons rotate with your iDeviceís orientation in space using the device's built-in accelerometer; the icons rotate rapidly and pleasantly and the best part is: it works in all four orientations, which are illustrated above.

    IconRotator is very unpretentious with little to say about it, but it serves a simple purpose of making the application icons and their names easier to read when you are holding the device abnormally. If you have Graviboard installed, IconRotator sometimes will not play nicely with it, as when you attempt to invoke Graviboard and then rotate the device to make your icons flow with gravity, IconRotator can reset the icon layout back to its original state and do its thing of rotating the icons.

    Not only does IconRotator work with the application icons that are free-floating on your home screen, but it also works with application icons inside of your folders and it works with the application icons in your App Switcher. This means that its effects are uniform throughout and really gives it that Ryan Petrich-quality.

    Most of us will probably only download IconRotator for entertainment purposes, but for the most part Ryan Petrich made IconRotator to be a lightweight alternative for SBRotator. If a tweak that reorients the home screenís application icons to match the device's orientation is something you have always wanted, you can give IconRotator a try since it is free. Ryan Petrichís beta repo is shown below:

    PHP Code:
    Add this source in Cydia by going to the Manage tab at the bottom of the screen, then tapping on the Sources button, then tapping on the Edit button, then tapping on the Add button. In the prompt, enter the URL you see above and then tap the Add Source button and wait for it to finish before you download IconRotator.

    Name: IconRotator
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.1
    Repo: Ryan Petrich's Beta Repository
    Developer: Ryan Petrich
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    Sources: Ryan Petrich
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] IconRotator Lets Your Icons Rotate With Device Orientation started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. Baitcaster's Avatar
      Baitcaster -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Go up to iOS 5.
      LOL.. That's what I'm trying to avoid!!.. It took me ages to get this thing back to almost normal with the theme I'm using..
      Long story short, was on 3.1.2 rock solid, themed and working sweet, till it went sideways, and no complete backup. Sooooo, go to 4.3.3 and redo it all, and spend a month getting my former theme from 3.1.2 working again..

      I'll wait till I get a 4 I'm waiting on, then mess around with it, and see what happens..
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      just updated to v .2 the other day and, oddly, my icons shrank. anybody else have this happen?
    1. virtualcappy's Avatar
      virtualcappy -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post
      Be great if you could prevent upside down rotation. Really annoying in bed.
      The usual 'orientation lock' in the ios taskbar option works for me.

      Re: upside down - just out of curiosity, what, do you sleep like a bat?
    1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
      BrainSmashR -
      Trying this on a 3gs running ios 6, but it doesn't work. Is it not compatible with 6??
    1. itsTrentB's Avatar
      itsTrentB -
      Doesn't seem like it for me either.
    1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
      BrainSmashR -
      bummer...none of the good tweaks work on 4.3.3 or 6.0. I think I've bought my last crapple product