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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:

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    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. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Very nice tweak
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      Does this take memory on your idevice?
    1. kuanyu's Avatar
      kuanyu -
      Wow...just wow
    1. Armani D'Angelo's Avatar
      Armani D'Angelo -
      I cannot add the source http://rpetrich/repo I get a cydia error that reads "host or server does not exist". ????
    1. will822's Avatar
      will822 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Armani D'Angelo View Post
      I cannot add the source http://rpetrich/repo I get a cydia error that reads "host or server does not exist". ????
      Probably because the repo is rpetri.ch/repo.
    1. skaterman665's Avatar
      skaterman665 -
      wow ryan thats impressive! but one minor thing... spotlight serch doesnt rotate. imean its fcukin awesome either way!!
    1. hallj29018's Avatar
      hallj29018 -
      Tried it out for a bit this evening and it was really nice just really odd about having too much jb stuff on my phone so it doesn't slow it down I like it real fast
    1. ncompletelife2010's Avatar
      ncompletelife2010 -
      Quote Originally Posted by will822 View Post
      Probably because the repo is rpetri.ch/repo.
      i cant add it either, keeps telling me verification error when i try to add it.
    1. mhand's Avatar
      mhand -
      Quote Originally Posted by spookster View Post
      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.
      Yeah i get the same thing hopefully this will be fixed. would love to use this tweak when it is.
    1. spookster's Avatar
      spookster -
      Same here.
    1. lalp's Avatar
      lalp -
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Be great if you could prevent upside down rotation. Really annoying in bed.
    1. bigdog5142's Avatar
      bigdog5142 -
      LOVING this tweak! Thanks so much!!!
    1. benk9's Avatar
      benk9 -
      Sweet tweak, thanks
    1. cjuni's Avatar
      cjuni -
      It's nice but keeps crashing my phone so it's gone.
    1. da_bomb3's Avatar
      da_bomb3 -
      What is the repo?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Look a few posts up
    1. Baitcaster's Avatar
      Baitcaster -
      Tried runnin this on a 3Gs on 4.3.3, and I crashed right to safe boot.. Wish it did work for me..
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Baitcaster View Post
      Tried runnin this on a 3Gs on 4.3.3, and I crashed right to safe boot.. Wish it did work for me..
      Go up to iOS 5.
    1. hiren440's Avatar
      hiren440 -
      i want rotating icons while sliding icon menu