There are some jailbreak utilities that are considered to be more or less essential. In fact, Sebastien wrote a post this morning detailing his top 10 must-have tweaks. Then there are others that don’t really serve much of a purpose.

IconBounce definitely falls in the latter category. It’s a simple utility that makes the dock icons on your iOS 4 or iOS 5 device do summersaults, flips, and other tricks without the need to mess with a bunch of settings…

When we say simple, we mean it. IconBounce doesn’t come with a springboard icon or any settings to configure. Once you’ve installed it from Cydia, your device re-springs and the utility takes effect.

So what’s the effect? Well as aforementioned, IconBounce animates your device’s dock icons. It might make one spin, and another bounce up and down — both the animations and icons are chosen at random.

You probably don’t need animated dock icons. But if you’ve been looking for a way to liven up your home screen, this one will do the trick. IconBounce is available in Cydia for free.

What do you think of IconBounce?