Thursday, February 4, 2016

How To Install Theming Platform To Animate iOS 9 Phone App Icons

If you are looking for new theming platform to animate iOS 9 Phone app icons then you should first jailbreak your device. All our iPhone Home screen icons look still and dull. But with liberated iPhone you will be able to grab new jailbreak tweak that keeps the stock look of your device's your Home screen, but adds a touch of animation to it at the same time.

Called Fingal, this is a new form of theming platform for jailbroken iOS devices that allows users to try a different themes for animating the app icons. Also any Cydia developers can create their own themes that will be used as an add-on in Fingal.

How To Animate iOS 9 Phone App Icons

Step 1. Navigate to Cydia from your jailbroken iOS 9 device and download Fingal for free of charge.

Step 2. Once installed, Fingal adds a preferences pane to the Settings app where you can pick and choose the theme(s) that you want to enable.

Step 3. Fingal preferences pane is divided into two sections: Enabled Themes and Disable Themes.

Step 4. The “Basic Example Theme” is installed by default on any device that you install Fingal on, and it’s a good way to see how your device will perform with animated app icons. This theme animates only four of the stock iOS app icons including Messages, Reminders, Settings and Safari.

Step 5.To enable it, click and hold on the grabber next to the theme and drag it to the Enabled Themes section.

Step 6. Then press the respring button located in the top right corner of the pane to respring your iPhone and apply the newly selected theme.

As it was mentioned above you can download and install third-party themes from Cydia that are made for Fingal and apply them to your iOS 9 iPhone. Since the tweak was recently uploaded on Cydia, there’s a limited amount of themes available. One interesting theme is ShakeIt Plus that is recommended by the developer.

You can install this theme from the ZodTTD repo in Cydia. Once installed, you can move back to the Settings app and visit Fingal preferences pane, there you’ll see new themes available for different iOS app icons. You can enable other themes and perform a respring for the new animations to take effect.

Fingal is really great theming platform to animate iOS 9 Phone app icons. The animations of the individual app icons on the Home screen are very smooth and fluid.So if you are interested in taking this tweak for a spin follow our guide how to setup it correctly.


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