Easily Rename Your iPhone App Icons From The Springboard With Icon Renamer

By , Dec 27, 2010

Earlier this year, we reported on a Cydia tweak called “Rename” that allowed you to easily rename an app’s icon name. Since then, the tweak has seemed to vanish from the Cydia Store. Luckily, there is a new tweak on the block that allows you to rename apps straight on your iPhone, and it’s even easier than Rename.

Icon Renamer, by the renowned Cydia developer Ryan Petrich, is a new Cydia tweak that allows you to rename icons from your iPhone springboard in the simplest way possible. There’s nothing to the actual tweak, it integrates itself into your iPhone springboard…

When you download Icon Renamer from the Cydia store, there is no new app icon or settings pane for the tweak. Once installed, all you have to do to rename an icon’s name is tap and hold on the desired icon like you are going to move it, and tap the icon once more. Icon Renamer’s edit window will open and you can easily rename your icon and hit apply for instantaneous results.

Ryan Petrich has created some of the most popular Cydia apps/tweaks, like Action Menu, SwitcherMod and Display Recorder. I think he has another home run on his hands with Icon Renamer.

Icon Renamer is an easy, free download in the Cydia Store.

We are curious to hear what you think about renaming app icons. Is it a valuable capability to you? Would you rename lots of apps? I would think there are some creative ways to do so.

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  • kent

    coool~~~~~~~~thNKZ RYan

  • Gorgonphone

    fantastic!!!!!!!!

  • http://shabbateshtonah.blogspot.com past0rB

    Works great and seamlessly on IP4 running 4.2.1. I have wanted to change the name of my TomTom app since I got it. It was worth it for me just to change that one.

  • AppleBits

    Yep, yep….found this one yesterday. Didn’t try it yet, but I’m going to. Looks like a good one. Thanks!

  • Fojam

    How will this work with multiiconmover?

  • Burge

    Rename is in SOS repo where it’s always been .. And it’s in most of the hacked repo sites

  • Khoa

    Great tweak except multiiconmover is more important to me. With this installed, it’ll check your app but everytime you touch an app, it’ll ask you to rename it. Too much of a hassle. Rename is on insanelyirepo.com

  • Reytube

    Old news

  • perfectbuger

    too bad i can’t get multiiconmover to work on my 4.1

  • Judy

    I want to rename my Apps on my Iphone 4 but when I try download Cydia it comes up with InstaPopular????