Barrel iOS 7

If you’ve been around jailbreaking for any measurable amount of time, the name “Barrel” has a significant meaning for you. It’s the tweak that I, and many others, view as the flagship jailbreak tweak. It’s the tweak that represents jailbreaking as a whole.

Barrel is the type of tweak that you use to convince skeptical friends that they should jailbreak, and often the end result is that they do. No, Barrel isn’t a tweak that will improve the usability of your device, such as biteSMS’ quick reply. It’s not a practical release like iFile, or Safari Download Manager. But it’s still one of the first tweaks that come to mind when a new jailbreak arrives.

I’m happy to say that Barrel has been updated to support iOS 7. In fact, it works beautifully on my iPhone 5s. If you’re new to jailbreaking and don’t know what Barrel is, then I invite you to step inside and enjoy the visual roller coaster.

Barrel allows users to insert awesome transitions between pages on the iPhone’s Home screen. The transitions happen whenever you swipe between a page, and they can range from a subdued fade-in, to the radical-looking snake transition that just happens to be my favorite.

Barrel includes well over a dozen different transitions to choose from, and if you can’t decide on one, you can opt for the random select transition that will keep you guessing with every page swipe. The great thing about Barrel is that transitions can be changed on the fly, so there is no need to respring.

Aaron Ash, the creator of Barrel, is offering the tweak on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $2.99. I firmly believe that Barrel is worth your hard earned money. Chances are you already own it, but if you’re new to the jailbreak community, or you somehow looked it over, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Do you own Barrel? Do you still use it to showcase jailbreaking? Sound off in the comments below.

  • Nihas Nebas

    i cant wait for velox…

    • chumawumba

      Velox was over hyped

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Overhyped, yes, but still awesome nonetheless…

      • chumawumba

        But it was not as great as it was shown to be

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        True. The tweak I’m most looking forward to being updated for iOS 7 is Winterboard though. I hope Saurik is working on it…

      • chumawumba

        I really hope that Saurik makes a successor to Winterboard more suited to iOS 7. It seems kinda stale don’t you think?

      • mobilemann

        winterboard has been boring since dreamboard came out.

      • Anthony Cox Mccollum

        Dude. Look into aquaboard. So much better!

      • mobilemann

        Dude, Aquaboard is awesome, but you are seriously confused if you think it can replace DB or WB.

  • Armypunk2003

    This has been my favorite tweak since the day it released. It makes your iPhone fun! Works outstanding on my 5s. And Aaron ash is an awesome developer. Always on top of his updates and there when you need him when something goes wrong. I recommend buying anything with his name on it!

  • BoardDWorld

    When’s the 5 s getting a jailbreak 😉

    • Tahir Ahmetovic

      Already jail broken …

  • Jonathan

    Five-Column Springboard also updated 🙂

    • Abdl

      Dude no offence but that looks kinda ugly

      • Jonathan

        Everyone’s entitled to their opinion.

      • Cameron Chao

        you may like it but i think that is no question ugly.

      • Jonathan

        Bigify. Make icons larger/smaller, then it’ll look cool. 🙂

      • naimat

        how to install barrel for ios 7 please abdl helpme

    • Ali

      I agree with Abdl. Perhaps wait for Bigify to be updated (if not already) and decrease icon sizes a bit.

      • Jonathan

        Better?

      • Ali

        Definitely better than before! haha Spray some magic on the dock as well! lol

      • Jonathan

        I will. I’m actually on youtube looking at top tweaks that haven’t been necessarily updated to iOS7, but are working just fine as well.

      • Joshua Narsu

        Glowdock is a great tweak for the dock, it makes an aura around the dock apps, it looks pretty cool

      • Richard

        Would look better is shinking of the icons were applied. Shrink and Springtomize is not yet supported.

      • Jonathan Amaral

        How did u do that ? Mines all squished up like previously posted.

      • Jonathan

        Used Bigify and brought the scale down. Heres an image for reference.

      • Jonathan Amaral

        Tried to install it from the big boss repo. The description says it supports iOS 7 but when I try to install it, says I can’t install it and that it doesn’t support my iOS version…strange !

      • Jonathan

        I have Bigify (not the plus). Try that version

      • Jonathan Amaral

        Done ! Thank you 🙂

      • Ryan W

        You have no choice but to wait! DX

      • Jonathan

        Much! Now just do be a favor and read those emails..

      • Jonathan

        What emails? Lol

      • Jonathan

        Those 6,763 emails, lol. *hands a pair of glasses*

      • Jonathan

        Oh that lmao. I was lost

      • Jonathan

        LOL well, looking at how many, I’ll see you next week. xD

      • Jonathan

        Well now I have 60 lol.
        Went to gmail and deleted all unread in one click

      • Jonathan

        At first I was like “Why am I in your email? Are you stalking me?” Then I realized it, lol. xD

        I’m on your phone. 0_o
        ~End of freakiness

        60 left? Well, that’s 11,271% better than before lol.

      • Joshua Narsu

        You got five column springboard, right? Well, if I might make a suggestion, go to Cydia and uninstall it, then install Iconoclasm. It lets you change the layout of your apps to however you want (i.e. 5×5, 6×6, 7×7) and it also spaces out the apps so they look much better and not so close together. Give it a try, it also works on iOS 7 perfectly.

    • Ali

      I agree with Abdl & Jonathan, but perhaps use Bigify to decrease the icon size a bit to make it look better?

      • Jonathan

        I am actually using Bigify now. I’ll do that. I was actually thinking that as well. My brain isn’t on lol. Thanks!

      • Sin

        Same here. I don’t like the way they’re all scrunched together. I’m so looking forward to Springtomize 2 being updated for iOS 7. Definitely among my favorite cosmetic customization tweaks.

      • Jonathan

        It looks a lot better now since I used bigify to make the icons smaller. Keep scrolling to look.

      • Xee

        Anyone tried Springtomize 2 yet? Does it work or require an update?

      • Jonathan

        I’ll try it now

      • Jonathan

        it requires an update. It installs, but nothing works. (Running on an AT&T iPhone 5)

      • Xee

        Thanks for the info. Not JB yet myself.

      • Mark

        Isn’t it going to be called springtomize 3 for ios 7, did read somewhere that it has a few weeks left yet, I’m eagerly awaiting myself why have lots of small tweaks when you can have the one that does it all

      • Xee

        My line of of thought too! I always try to minimise my number of tweaks for stability.

    • Kyle McD

      Read your emails dude!

  • Sin

    @Jeff. I didn’t see a ghost monster on the PAC MAN setting. To me it seemed like the icons on the page you were swiping from rolled into a PAC MAN shape while the page you were swiping to rolled up into a power pellet. It happens quickly so I may be wrong. Just saying. 🙂

  • Sin

    Has anyone experimented with barrel in nested folders? Does it work that way as well? It seems like I tried it once long ago but it clashed with another tweak I had, folder enhancer if memory serves.

    • Ali

      Don’t think it works in folders, just on the springboard. Maybe I have it disabled, I am on iOS6 though.

      • Brandon Higgins

        It does work in folders

      • Rob_Huska

        I have experienced some issues in folders. It is usually on the first swipe after you open the folder, then it is fine until you close it and reopen.

        Also, the hide icon does not work on my 5s.

    • Amp

      It works

      • Sin

        Sweet. I might give it another try, then. 🙂

  • iRy757

    My icon won’t go away even after toggling off, respring/reboot. Only complaint. Great tweak. Worth $3.

  • Matt

    So my birthday was “yesterday” Decmeber 31 st and got an iPhone 5s just in time for mobile substrate to be fixed ha ha. :))

  • Brandon Higgins

    Umm pretty late guys…

    • chumawumba

      Better late then never

  • Riley Freeman

    mentioning anything other than bitesms as the flagship jailbreak tweak is a insult. no offense to barrel guy but its a gimmick. it was fun for 2 weeks and thats it. bitesms has been the best damn tweak for yearsssssssssss

    • Sin

      And FolderEnhancer. I had it before BiteSMS and it was the first tweak that really gave me the ability to turn AN iPhone into MY iPhone, even though the functionality of it was so minimal compared to BiteSMS. I miss the hell out of it. I thought it was just because of the ability to nest folders but even nesting using the integrated springboard settings is still lacking the aesthetic value that I grew so fond of with FolderEnhancer. Speaking of the integrated springboard settings, has anyone had any luck figuring them out? I’ve played with them a little but I didn’t notice any changes so I ended up resetting to default, turning on nesting, and writing them off. Kind of bites to have so many options and no clue how to utilize them.

    • Adam

      Nooe. The best tweak is f.lux. Anyone that has used this tweak wilk tesify to his greatness once you use f.lux you can never go back. Apple is frying people’s eyes.

    • Gus Me

      I think that Zephyr is the one must have tweak. At one point I thought it was BiteSMS too, but not anymore.

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Yup. Zephyr, best ever. Hands down best ev.

  • iltas

    Jeff help plz I hve cydia error posix operation time out
    Take to much time in reloading cydia
    Help plz

    • Sin

      I think there was an article on this problem just a few titles before this one.

    • Mike Smedley

      Try looking under sources and see if the dev team is still one of them, I think its 666.ulrtasnOw repo or something close to it. I had to remove it from mine before it would stop popping up with that same message.

      • Mark

        Mike got the problem spot on I had to remove 666.ultrasnow repo to as I had same error, it’s a common error if you look into it

    • Carlos Hernandez

      Dude ur a fuckin noob! Quit while ur ahead~ your way over ur head!

    • Guest

      Ps: STOP BGGING PEOPLE TO HELP U! BE A MAN, FIGURE IT OUT FOR YOUR SELF!

    • Carlos Hernandez

      PS: STOP BEGGGING JEFF, OR ANYONE ELSE, BE A MAN, FIGURE IT OUT FOR YOURSELF! GROW A PAIR!

  • Damon

    Every time I toggle the icon to not be on the home screen my springboard crashes and my notification settings are reset, no matter what I do the weather will not show up in the notification center

    • Mikeylud

      Same 4s!!!

    • Roystan Ang

      me too. iPhone4S

    • Damon

      I should mention, this is on an iphone 5

    • tamp0i

      In order to get back the weather text you’ll have to “Reset All Settings”

      • Damon

        Already tried that, weather still didn’t come back in the nc

      • tamp0i

        Go to Settings > NC and enable all the switches in Today View. Make sure location services is on. Manually launch weather app and let it search for your location. Reboot

      • Damon

        Did that too, still didn’t come back

      • tamp0i

        Well that’s strange now. The reset all settings always worked for me though

      • Damon

        I would think it would too but no dice I guess, I think I’ll wait to re-jailbreak again do that some things can get bug fixes and such, things just seem to be glitchy

    • Chris White

      Grab iFile, navigate to Library/BulletinBoard and rename SectionInfo.plist to something like SectionInfoBroken.plist and reboot your phone. iOS will create a new file and your NC will work properly (until mobile substrate crashes, which seems to be the underlying issue with NC)

  • Quang

    Just discovered “BlurredMusicApp”
    It makes Now Playing of Music app look like that of Remote app 🙂

  • iltas

    Cydia still error posix operation time out

    • it`s due to server traffic.

      check again later.

    • Mark

      Delete 666.ultrasnow from sources

  • I think there was an article on this problem just a few titles before this one…

  • Saad Al Jalowdi

    Too pate igot from th second day from the jailbreak release

  • iltas

    any body hav error posix operation time out
    im tried any body help me plz

    • Sin

      I’m getting it when is open cydia, too but it doesn’t seem to interfere with anything. I think it began when I tried to install appcake.

  • Luis Martinez

    I want my SwipeSelection! 🙂 Best jailbreak tweak ever!

    • Qlobster

      i agree, where is it?!

      • Chocolope Jailbreakush

        SwipeShiftCaret

      • Muin

        The developer of SwipeSelection posted an updated deb working on all iOS 7 devices on his twitter. Just check that and install it from iFile. Respring, and you’re done!

  • iltas

    safari and mail crashed]

    • Start by resetting the settings and preferences on your device:

      1) Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings
      2) Restoring iPhone from a backup
      3) Erasing everything from my iPhone
      4) Disabling Safari iCloud

      5) There is only one thing to do: restore your device.

      • iltas

        thnx i restore it
        after restore i jailbreak by latest eviosinon 7 but cydia not shwoing packages say posix opertion time out

      • This problem existed before the jailbreak?

    • 1) reset settings
      setting/general/reset/reset network
      2) Restore device from a backup
      3) Eras everything from device
      4) Disable Safari iCloud

      5) There is only one thing to do: restore your device.

  • InfinitePlusOne

    Still not convinced to jailbreak…. I think I have all features I wanted, in iOS7

    • Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

      Dont know why he got downvotes. Im on the same train. I used to jailbreak for iblock and now i can block unwanted callers from the start.

  • Saray Mo

    How About Battery Doctor????

  • Courtney Macfarlane

    Does anyone know how I can sort out my Cydia taking ages to reload ect – also I don’t think my changes are actually changing, the last one on the list is “Car Zeppelin Add On” from about 15 hours ago.

    I have a 5S if that helps, sorry guys. I’m a little nooby 🙂

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    Getting these Errors ..WHY ? what 2 do ? every time i load cydia i get the black loading bar at the top, and getting the POSIX Error.

  • Courtney Macfarlane

    I’m getting this error with everything I install.. 🙁

    • Muin

      That means the tweaks haven’t been updated to work on your device.

  • Ben

    Bought it right when MS was out. Great tutorial!

  • Rondog

    I’ve liked Barrel since I first jailbroke my idevices, the only thing is that my download ONLY has the RANDOM setting, are there different versions of it? But don’t get me wrong I’m happy just to have it working great on my devices, I’m just wondering if there are other versions.

  • Ariel

    Was my favorite tweak, until I discovered that it KILLS battery life

  • Ariel

    Has bugs- makes icons black

    • chumawumba

      Open hidden settings and turn off folder blur. fixes it.

  • how is the battery life using Barrels? If I remember correctly, back on my iPhone 5 it was terrible… Now using 5S.

  • Rick Hart

    Sbsettings not working entirely right reboot don’t work is anybody else having this problem?

  • Freddy Born

    does btstack work with iphone 5s/air?

  • iltas

    cydia posix operation time out how to fix anybody knows

  • Imran Ar

    Icons at the edge of the screen turn black while animating for most of the animation types, I have iPhone 4S, any of you guys facing same problem. Even in the image above ‘Apple apps’ folder is in Black.

    • Rasmus Halvarsson

      Same for me, only seems to happen to folders though. Ip5 7.0.4

      • Imran Ar

        Is there a fix available for it? Has it been reported to to developer

      • Rasmus Halvarsson

        I tweeted a screenshot to him and saw that others had mentioned it as well so he should be aware of the problem…

  • Richard

    I would like to see Shrink work

    • butterfield

      Me too, in fact I haven’t updated to 7 yet because of this.

  • topcricket

    the newly updated tweaks that are recompiled to 64ARM
    ARM64 (A7) Cydia Tweak Compatibility List
    3G Unrestrictor 5 (iOS 7 & 6)
    afc2add
    AllMail
    AskToCall
    Assistant Unrestrictor
    Background Manager
    Barrel
    Bigify
    BlurredMusicApp
    Burst mode
    Call on GV Pro
    CallerID Greece
    CamRotate
    CCQuick
    CCToggles
    Chinese Calendar for Notification Center
    ClearFolder
    ConfirmKill
    Core Utilities
    Cydia
    DateCarrier
    Disable Parallax Effect
    DockShift
    Erica Utilities
    ExchangePolicyCleaner
    f.lux
    FaceDetectionDuringVideo
    Flashorama
    FlipLaunch
    FrontFlash
    FullScroll
    GlowDock
    HiddenSettings7
    IB Graphics Selector
    iCaughtU
    iCaughtU Pro
    Icon Renamer
    Icon Tool
    iFile
    iGotYa
    iKeywi
    libpush
    libstatusbar
    LLBPano
    Lyricalizer
    Menu Button Emulator
    MobileTerminal
    MojiPhoto
    My3G
    Navigate From Maps
    NCAllOnly
    NoChineseSNS
    NoDictation
    NoNewsIsGoodNews
    NoSlowAnimations
    NowNow
    Open In App For Photos
    OpenSSH
    OpenSSL
    OwnSpy
    Percentage
    PhotosEnhancer Pro 2
    PowerDown Enhancer
    PreferenceLoader
    Purge
    Record ‘n’ Torch
    Remove Badges
    Simplock
    SiriNoConfirm
    Still Capture Enabler 2
    SwipeNav
    SwipeShiftCaret
    SwitchSpring
    TetherMe
    ToneEnabler
    TransparentCameraBar
    TransparentDock
    UIKit Tools
    Unrestricted Folders Naming
    UpsideDown
    Video Zoom Mod
    VideoPace
    VoiceChanger
    Zeppelin

  • Jonathan Amaral

    Am I the only one that gets that black bit on the top right corner of the screen while scrolling through ?

    • tamp0i

      Nope you are not alone..

  • Josh

    Barrel is awesome.first thing that i never miss with the jailbreak

  • Hossein

    Hi guys. I’m back to ask another question:)))). After JB with v1.0.1 everything went well,but suddenly everything in NC disappeared!!! I add things to nc myself and after that apps request me for confirmation to send me notifs,and now weather doesnt show on nc. What can I do?! Tnx. Pls answer me

    • Mikeylud

      Did this happen after installing barrel? This same thing happened to me. Go into settings>reset> reset all settings. Not delete! I did this, and everything came back for me. But it will delete your wallpaper, etc. Simple to fix things.

      • Hossein

        No. Not after jb. I fixed that but now i don’t have stock wallpapers. How can i bring th back?!

  • realzil

    I have jailbroke my 5s 2 times now with 2 different computers. I can download and install apps but they don’t work. Any help?

  • The Rex

    Barrel 1 or 2??

  • mobilemann

    Barrell is not, and never will be a “flagship” tweak. My. God.

  • Ryan W

    This isn’t a waste of Three

    Had it far back when the 3gs was around

  • Ryan W

    anyone who has barrel should also try springtomize!!!!!

  • Mr. h

    How can I install jailbreak on Samsung