Harlem Shake (iPhone Edition)

By , Mar 11, 2013

While I still have some beef with this newfangled Harlem Shake, because it’s not the real Harlem Shake, I still have to admit that this creation from @bensge is quite humorous. HarlemShake is a jailbreak tweak that randomly shakes your Lock screen after respringing. It’s not available yet on the default Cydia repos, but if you want to try it right now, simply add the following repo to Cydia and install: http://bensge.com/repo.

Remember, it’s random, so you may have to respring a few times before it kicks in. And yes, the music plays along with it. What do you think? But wait, that’s not all, we have another edition of the Harlem Shake for the iPhone, and this one impacts the Home screen app icons, and includes an Activator gesture. Want to see it in action? Check inside…

This version of the Harlem Shake for the iPhone was created by jailbreak developer, Filippo Bigarella. His version will be available on Cydia in the future. Let me know what you think about the two different versions in the comments below.

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  • http://twitter.com/digitalfeind Dani Hayes

    Wtf?? The interwebs are destroying that iPhones lock screen.

  • http://twitter.com/monster_hazardo Roger Riekki

    LOL I am getting this definitely just to crack myself up of laughing!

  • Jerry

    please tell me it plays the song LOL

    • Jeff

      Yes. It does.

  • http://twitter.com/virus_strain14 virus_strain14

    does it play the tone of harlem shake while doin’ it? :)

  • luckyarcher

    Boss: WTF is your phone doing, schedule that meeting naow!!
    Me: Starts doing the hoola hoop…..

  • http://twitter.com/virus_strain14 virus_strain14

    hey, any tweaks to wake up iphone without pressing physical button?Thanks!

    • bloodshed

      iShakeLock, maybe!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1619320729 Manolo Prado

        I prefer Dim to Black Screen, but it doesn’t work on newer firmware :(

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1619320729 Manolo Prado

        This is NOT compatible with 6.1.2 and does NOT unlock your device, but you can LOCK it, but this is not the point, of course…

      • bloodshed

        It’s compatible with my 4s on 6.1.2..and it actually LOCKS and UNLOCKS the device when you shake it. confirm your info before posting..that would be great for everybody. have a nice day

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1619320729 Manolo Prado

        In my iPhone 5 DOESN’T UNLOCK, and when you enter into Advanced Options crash and quits Options menu too. I ALWAYS try BEFORE I post. Have a nice day too!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kooolaj Anuj Mali


  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

    I saw on Reddit today that Filippo Bigarella made a springboard version of this

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

      I also posted this before Jeff posted that second video, so don’t downvote me.

  • DJMannyD

    How do you keep the lock screen open without it going to sleep?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401518347 Quvanny Fizz Gomes

    lmao yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • http://twitter.com/Xenosaiga Kameron Burton

    How can i make this happen every time??????

    • http://twitter.com/Xenosaiga Kameron Burton

      I found out. Just triple tap the slider after a respring its awesome

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  • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

    This is just awesome-o!

  • DanielMaciasJr

    This is too good to be true!. Lol.

  • adam lompis

    Thank you for the laugh on this rainy Monday Jeff!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rickey.grant.9 Rickey Grant

    Lol nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/reddragon1173 Omar Yasser

    First one is idiotic ; secon is great 😀

  • http://www.facebook.com/tamer.zengin.3 Tamer Zengin

    Really geat

  • Jonathan

    I made one but never released it. Any one want to see a video?

  • http://twitter.com/FlyKitezDaily Louie

    im a raver from london i remember hearing this in a rave bout a year ago, an it went off just as hard as the videos lol, never thought it would come to this a jailbreak harlem shake video lol

  • Isa Altintas

    I like Filippo’s version, any idea when the release will be? :))

  • http://twitter.com/BObereder Bernhard Obereder

    Here is another iOS app doing the harlem shake http://bit.ly/13KfQCj

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=771542783 Mikael Gryholt

    Filippo Bigarella we that Tweak NOW :-)

  • JimGresham

    Naturally, a must have.

  • Mundo

    Is very cool tweak even if i hate that music

  • http://www.facebook.com/achi.angelov Achi Angelov

    HOW tell me