Here is an interesting tweak for jailbroken iPhones. Parallax is a new jailbreak app that allows you to add a panoramic widescreen wallpaper to your iPhone springboard. Once set up, you can flick through the panoramic image simply by scrolling left and right.

Simply select a widescreen wallpaper from Settings or Photos, and watch your background scroll behind your icons! The wallpaper scroll speed is configurable from Settings.

Watch the video below to Parallax it in action…

Available for $1.49 in Cydia, Parallax will work best on the iPhone 4. It’s pretty memory intensive so an iPhone 3G might not be the right fir for this tweak.

Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.

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  • Pissed_Off_NERD!

    I actualy bought this app…
    It’s awesome! Especially using my Various “Live at the Strip Club” pics…

    I can’t wait till Video wallpaper is created!

    • there IS video wallpaper ….. it’s called “vWallpaper” I have it in both my iPhone 4 & iPhone 3G ……

      • Dadditude

        I believe NERD meant video wallpaper that also worked with Panorama scrolling… Now THAT would be memory-intensive.

    • Burge

      U was rip off… there is a free one called simple background… Does the samething…

    • 221ozkar

      Video wallpaper is out already what u talking about????

    • 221ozkar

      It has bean already.

  • rizo-g

    i got a question and i no that this is the wrong place toask it but i got no time to go and look in the forum ….. but will it be possible to stream content via airplay from iphone to iphone or iphone to ipad or vice versa …. or is it only possible to stream it to the apple tv

  • appetiser

    i searched cydia, Parallax couldn’t be found. is it listed under a specific repo?

    • It’s in the BigBoss repo.

      • rizo-g

        please can u answer this for me “i got a question and i no that this is the wrong place toask it but i got no time to go and look in the forum ….. but will it be possible to stream content via airplay from iphone to iphone or iphone to ipad or vice versa …. or is it only possible to stream it to the apple tv”

      • Ask this in the forums please

  • MiTom

    Is there anything different between parallax and panorama???

    • Burge

      Simple background is free

  • Kupalogz

    pretty much like samsung galaxt tab’s..
    i dunno about other phones, i only have galaxy tab xD

  • Burge

    There is a free one called simple background.. Why pay for something when there is a free one…

  • TG

    another jailbreak app for something that other smart phones do normally. come on Apple.

  • Z

    Listen to Burge, people, he knows what he is talking about. Save yourselves a buck and make the ice-cream man and your kid happy just one extra time.

  • bc

    Good idea. Pretty cool.

    Interesting that they call it a scroll “speed adjustment” It’s not changing the speed but how far it pans across the image. The speed is determined by how fast you swipe your finger across the screen.

  • Bob

    Simple Background does the same thing for free. Too bad none of these tweaks (simple background, panorama, parallax) support the retina resolution.

    • Z

      Have you tried adding higher res wide panoramic wallpapers?

  • Ryan

    Does anyone know how he record his phone like that with the white buttons when he pushes it

  • GorgonPhone

    simple back ground has a glitch that causes all your multitask switcher icons to be invisible…lol

    • Z

      Tried reboot?

      • akag

        Yes. And it happens again. From time to time. Also, nasty glitch. If you disable Simple Backgrounds through its own setting panel your apps MAY launch in mini size (0.25 of the screen). Needs Safe Mode reboot and removal via Cydia… Weird.

  • Theinvid

    ok so where do we get widescreen photos in HD for iphone 4??

  • Gorgonphone

    This just in!!!!!! Panorama app on cydia works best , smooth scrolling and no glitches at all

  • Zero of these support retina iPhone 4 resolution. A MUST for a wallpaper app.

  • Is it already fix for 4.2.1 ?

  • GorgonPhone

    Yes panorama is best … parallax dose not work at all on my 3gs 4.1.. but not of these are compatible with sbrotator.. 🙁 panorama works but its scroll direction does not change when the screen is rotated…

  • GorgonPhone

    im staying on 4.1 one until iphone 5 comes out..