The original Dashboard X was a fairly monumental tweak for jailbroken iOS devices, because it brought true widgets to the iPhone and iPad’s Home screen.

Dashboard X 2.0, the follow up to the hit release, is aiming to build on all of the things the original Dashboard X did well, while fixing the things it didn’t do so well.

This time around you can resize widgets using pinch gestures, and you can position widgets on both portrait and landscape orientations independently of one another.

Simply put, this is an awesome follow up to an already great jailbreak tweak. Check inside for the full video walkthrough…

One thing you should know is that Dashboard X 2.0 was completely re-written from the ground up, so it’s not just a pile on of new features on top of non-optimized code.

Along with the two previously mentioned big features, there’s also a brand new pop up menu that replaces that somewhat archaic sheet menu present in the original version. I find that this new pop up menu takes a lot of the pain out of adding new widgets, it’s not nearly as cumbersome as before.

I also like the fact that there is a new “replace background” option that will ditch the background of the widget in favor of one that’s deemed more appealing for the Home screen.

Last but not least, I really appreciate the new animations, which make the overall experience seem more complete and Apple like.

As you’ll no doubt come to realize after using it, this, and many other more changes grace the upcoming release of Dashboard X 2.0. Here’s the full change log for your enjoyment:

  • Dropped the alert for deleting widgets.
  • Pop over for adding a new widget on the iPad.
  • Resizing widgets (two finger pinch).
  • New animations for adding a new widget on iPhone.
  • ‘Suck’ animation when removing widgets.
  • In ‘Add New Widget’ dialog widgets no longer have “_” in their names.
  • Compatibility with no dots tweak.
  • Option to ‘replace background’ — replaces widgets’ backgrounds with a nicer ones.
  • When in wiggle mode and moving widgets, a tap and hold is required before actually moving the widget, like with normal app icons.
  • Different positions for different orientations on the iPad (on home screen).
  • Dashboard screen supports all (landscape right, left and portrait upside down) orientations.

Indeed, as you can see, Dashboard X is a absolute marvelous update, and speaks volumes for how hard the developer (@cjori) has been working away to prepare a great release. Honestly, Ori is quickly becoming one of my favorite developers. If you ask me, his tweaks firmly put him in an elite class of Cydia developers.

Dashboard X 2.0 isn’t out yet, but once it is released it will be a free upgrade for existing users. For those who haven’t purchased it yet, don’t worry, the price remains the same as the initial version — $1.99 on Cydia’s ModMyi repo.

What do you think about the latest Dashboard X update? If you haven’t purchased it before, would you be willing to consider it now?