Going back to the basics, a large part of jailbreaking is just being able to customize things to our liking. There are tons of elements in iOS that we can customize, and today, we'll be looking at the dock on the home screen.

With a new jailbreak tweak called ColorDock by iOS developer Vatsal Manot, we can change the appearance of the iOS dock in many different ways. For example, we played with all of the tweak's settings to achieve the result above, but there are literally hundreds of different appearances to choose from with all of the options that are available.

The tweak adds a new preferences pane to the Settings application after you install it where you can adjust a number of different options to your liking:



You’ll be able to change the opacity of the entire dock, including the application icons, change the background color for the dock, change the border color for the dock, choose a border width, pick a color for the dock image, and even choose how many applications you want in your dock.

For the opacity, you can pick anything from 0.0 to 1.0 in .1 increments. For the border width, you can choose anywhere from 0.0 to 2.5 in .1 increments. For the number of application icons that you can have in your dock, you can choose anywhere from one to six. And for colors for the background, border, and dock image, you can pick any of the following colors:

  • Black
  • Dark gray
  • Light gray
  • White
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Cyan
  • Yellow
  • Magenta
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Brown
  • Clear

When playing around with the options, you won’t need to respring the device, as changes are immediate. This means you can easily play around with the settings and find your favorite appearance rather quickly. You can use the clear color option to make a certain setting appear non-existent.

If you want to give ColorDock a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for 99¢.

Name: ColorDock
Price: 99¢
Version: 1.0
Repo: BigBoss
Developer: Vatsal Manot
Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5