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Barrel is a new tweak available in Cydia, developed by Aaron Ash which adds a 3D “cube” effect to your iPhone’s springboard. This is a very cool tweak which changes the look of how your home screen icons scroll. Please note that this works for all devices running iOS 4.x + apart from the iPad or those with SBRotator installed.

Barrel For iPhone

This is similar to the Compiz desktop effect seen on Linux where instead of scrolling between pages, you scroll between different sides of a cube.

There is no icon for this tweak as the options appear in Settings. The only option available at the moment is to have either the icons appear inside the cube, or outside the cube. I prefer the outside cube option, as it flows better along icon pages but see both for yourself below and the video of it in action after the break.

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You will, of course, need to have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch to install it. Follow our step by step guide to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 4.1 with Limera1n or GreenPois0n if you haven’t already.

Barrel is available from Cydia under BigBoss repository for $2.99

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