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  • [Review] HomeSpringPage - Leave Your First Home Screen Page Blank


    While it may not be in everyone’s taste to have a blank home screen page at the beginning of the home screen pages, a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed HomeSpringPage by iOS developer deVbug will let you have a blank page as your first home screen page. While the tweak could seem quite useless and non-practical from a first glance, the tweak could actually be more useful than meets the eye.

    With the recently released jailbreak tweak Dashboard X, by iOS developer Ori Kadosh, HomeSpringPage could be a great jailbreak tweak because it gives you a free first home screen page to add any of your Notification Center or Dashboard X widgets to. In this sense, it gives you a nice opening page to unlock your iOS device to and then allows you to page through your home screen pages to reach your applications.

    With HomeSpringPage installed, you will be able to move applications to your first empty page, but if you remove the applications from the page, the empty page will not disappear after exiting jiggle mode. Normally when you have an empty page on your iOS home screen after moving applications, the empty page does not remain after you exit jiggle mode. By default, the tweak will move all of your first page applications to the second page of applications and move all other applications one page over accordingly.

    A nice feature for the future of this tweak could be the ability to choose which page will be empty instead of defaulting to the first page. This would give the user the flexibility to have either their widgets on their first page or their favorite applications and perhaps have their widgets on their second page instead. If you don't have Dashboard X installed, this tweak probably won't seem useful to you, but if you do have Dashboard X, then be sure to give it a shot!

    Note: the tweak does seem to cause a few seconds of lag when unlocking the iPod touch used in testing. The same issue was not present when installed on an iPhone.

    Name: HomeSpringPage
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-4
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: deVbug
    Editor's Rating:  3/5

    Sources: deVbug
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] HomeSpringPage - Leave Your First Home Screen Page Blank started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Why?
    1. JimboHurt's Avatar
      JimboHurt -
      Quote Originally Posted by expl0itfinder View Post
      Why?
      For full page widgets. Then you have a page overlay for the other pages that have apps.
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Widgets?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      In cydia search thru the widgets. They have animated clocks, lock screens, etc. cool stuff
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      Widgets?
      Like this...
      Attachment 584648
    1. av911's Avatar
      av911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by expl0itfinder View Post
      Why?
      Because I can see my wallpaper.

      Been using iBlank, might give this a try.
    1. JordanVH.'s Avatar
      JordanVH. -
      Where can I find that wallpaper?
    1. emptysoulzone's Avatar
      emptysoulzone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      Like this...
      Attachment 584648
      hey, thats an awesome wallpaper?

      where is it from?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Again? From deviantart. There's a thread in chit chat with the link to it
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      Widgets?
      Dashboard X, PerPageHtml/PerPageHtml+

      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Again? From deviantart. There's a thread in chit chat with the link to it
      Who are you replying to? Emptysoulzone was asking LoHand about his wallpaper
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Quote Originally Posted by JimboHurt View Post
      For full page widgets. Then you have a page overlay for the other pages that have apps.
      oh, i see now. Come to think of it, this would be rather handy
    1. mavrik101's Avatar
      mavrik101 -
      I dunno... Looks ALOT like Android. Customizable home page, with all apps separate on another screen. Always thought the only real difference in appearance was that android opened to a home page, while IOS opened to all apps.
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Quote Originally Posted by emptysoulzone View Post
      hey, thats an awesome wallpaper?

      where is it from?
      Its actually HTML code that changes the lock-screen wallpaper every time the phone is unlocked.
      It runs on JB iPhones and requires a call to a directory of wallpapers that's to be used.
      I cant recall where/who made it. Will check my old phone and put up a link to the app/theme...
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      Exactly what I used it for. Dashboard X with animated star field.
    1. mgmm1's Avatar
      mgmm1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JordanVH. View Post
      Where can I find that wallpaper?
      Exactly what I was thinking. A great place to display my daughter's graduation picture without all the apps blocking it. It would be great if you can have display a separate wallpaper on the first page rather than all pages.
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      Its actually HTML code that changes the lock-screen wallpaper every time the phone is unlocked.
      It runs on JB iPhones and requires a call to a directory of wallpapers that's to be used.
      I cant recall where/who made it. Will check my old phone and put up a link to the app/theme...
      HA! Found it! Its called Random Apple Wall LS
      ModMyi.com | Random Apple Wall LS

      I remember now that I had to fiddle around with the HTML and JS to get it to do what I wanted on the old iPhone 3Gs.
      Have fun...
    1. vitkom's Avatar
      vitkom -
      Is there a way how to add page LEFT of home screen (something like spotlight search screen) ?? So the original homescreen becomes second screen, but still system would recognize it as home...)? I want to have widgets close at hand (notes, searches etc...), but not to interfere with my normal work and not too see them after unlocking device or after double click home button. Thx for reply
    1. atorres062's Avatar
      atorres062 -
      I'm actually looking for that as well, I had a couple months back but can't remember the name.