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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:
    http://rpetri.ch/repo 
    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. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Ryan Petrich = God.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Awesome. Just installed it and am respringing now.

      I've been looking for a free something that does this.

      *EDIT: This is very slick. I was kinda expecting it to be kinda delayed and sometimes jerky. It's immediate and very smooth. Love this tweak.
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      THANK YOU!!
      This is B@D @SS......
      Very Cool Tweak, Thanks for making it FREE
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      This, combined with the app switcher icon rotator, is awesome. Props the Mr. Petrich

      Quote Originally Posted by Greatbiguns View Post
      THANK YOU!!
      This is B@D @SS......
      Very Cool Tweak, Thanks for making it FREE
      Tis beta. Why make it Cost money in beta?
    1. pcpaul's Avatar
      pcpaul -
      Work very well
      Great work Ryan
    1. prostheus's Avatar
      prostheus -
      Awesome tweak! Thank you kindly Mr Petrich!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillefied View Post
      This, combined with the app switcher icon rotator, is awesome. Props the Mr. Petrich



      Tis beta. Why make it Cost money in beta?
      This rotates the switcher icons by itself.
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      I downloaded this tweak because I loved sbrotator, and sbrotator is' t compatible with ios5. This tweek blows that sbrotator out o the water. It's so clean, smooth, and precise. Mad props bro on another great one.
    1. spookster's Avatar
      spookster -
      I'm guessing this wont work with Springtomize.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by spookster View Post
      I'm guessing this wont work with Springtomize.
      Works fine.
    1. jbudke's Avatar
      jbudke -
      This awesome. I have iconoclasm, Five Icon Dock and Five Icon Switcher and it works with all of them.
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by buttamix View Post
      I downloaded this tweak because I loved sbrotator, and sbrotator is' t compatible with ios5. This tweek blows that sbrotator out o the water. It's so clean, smooth, and precise. Mad props bro on another great one.
      I suppose you haven't heard of sbrotator 5 then?
    1. lorderick70's Avatar
      lorderick70 -
      This is one of the best tweaks! Thank you Ryan Petrich!!!
    1. As074n's Avatar
      As074n -
      best rotater app tweak out there ... and its stills works with barrel is is very cool
    1. spookster's Avatar
      spookster -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Works fine.


      Do you have anything fancy set up with your dock in Springtomize?

      I installed it. All icons appeared to turn big (from a shrinked size) when turning the phone. Seemed to jump from one visual setting to another.
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      Haven't logged in a posted for about a year. Did it today just to say how amazing this tweak is. Thanks RyanP.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      This tweak is awesome. It needs to listen to the orientation lock though but its still cool. Way better than sbrotator. I didn't like how you have to scroll when the device is on its side.
    1. DQEight's Avatar
      DQEight -
      Installed this and like it but ran into two issues, it doesn't listen to the orientation lock and after installing it began crashing any app that loads pictures(safari, cydia, etc.) so I had to safe mode to get rid of it( thank god for sbsettings because I had no other way to fix it)
    1. iNFAMOUSxPz's Avatar
      iNFAMOUSxPz -
      Finally been looking for something like this ! Thanks
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      this is the best tweak I've gotten in a long while. great job ryan.