Cylinder Reborn – Scrolling Homescreen Icon Animations iOS

Apple, by default, does not provide home screen app icon animations on iPhone or iPad. In the early days of jailbreak, Barrel tweak provided this functionality; however, the tweak was soon discontinued. The Cylinder tweak took the place of Barrel in 2014 and now we have Cylinder Reborn tweak for you, developed by iOS developers Ryan Nair and Reed Weichler.

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Standing true to its name, Cylinder Reborn is truly a rejuvenated version of the Cylinder tweak. You can choose multiple animations to display themselves when you scroll through the home screen of your jailbroken iOS device. Moreover, you can create your sequences of animations and save them as Formulas.

Cylinder Reborn on iOS 13 & iOS 14 – How it Works?

As compared to the Barrel tweak, Cylinder Reborn lets you create a combination of multiple animation effects plus all the animation effects are written in Lua. The benefit of using Lua to write the scripts for the animation effects is that you don’t require being a pro to create your own custom animations and add to Cylinder Reborn tweak. Moreover, you can modify the existing animation effects as well. Check out how to modify and install Lua animation scripts from here.


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After the successful installation of Cylinder Reborn, a preferences pane will come up in the Settings app of your iOS device that will allow you to configure the tweak. Check out the following screenshot for reference.


The following are the options present in the preferences pane:

  • Activate/Deactivate Cylinder Reborn tweak.
  • Selecting the animation effects that you wish to utilize.
  • Creating a special sequence of animation effects and saving them as formulas.
  • Create your own random animation order.

Install Cylinder Reborn Tweak on iPhone & iPad [Jailbreak Required]

Those are interested to try out Cylinder Reborn on their jailbroken iOS 11, 12, 13, iOS 14 to iOS 14.4 iPhone/iPad can download the same for free from Chariz Repository using a package manager. Also, if you wish to check out the source code, the tweak is open source at its GitHub page.

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Supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Compatibility iOS 11.0 to iOS 14.4
Price Free

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

How is Cylinder Reborn different from old Cylinder or Barrel tweak?

First of all, Cylinder Reborn has got new features that were non-existent in the previous similar tweaks plus it is compatible up to iOS 14.4.

Can I make my own animation effects in Cylinder Reborn?

Yes! The animation effects storage path is /Library/Cylinder. You can modify the existing animation effects here or even add your own using Lua.

Animation script not working for Cylinder Reborn. How to fix?

You can check for the error at /var/mobile/Library/Logs/Cylinder.

Is Cylinder Reborn free?

Yes! The tweak is free to download and use.

Conclusion – Cylinder Reborn to Animate Home Screen App Icons on iPhone/iPad

Let us know in the comments section provided below whether you intend to use this amazing Cylinder Reborn tweak. We will love to take up further questions and provide assistance as well.

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