WallCycler is a new jailbreak tweak that recently appeared on Ryan Petrich’s beta repo. It’s a tweak that allows you to cycle wallpaper each time you unlock your device, or cycle manually using an Activator gesture.

There is no preference panel for WallCycler, but the tweak can be enabled by visiting Settings > Wallpaper & Brightness > Choose Wallpaper, and selecting an album. After doing so, you’ll receive a pop-up box asking you if you’d like to cycle the photos in the chosen album.

We’ve take WallCycler for a spin on video. Have a look at our demonstration after the jump.

WallCycler will cycle through each photo from the album after locking and unlocking the device. If you’d prefer to have manual control over the wallpaper, you can assign an Activator gesture to a cycle-wallpaper action to force the background to change on your command.

WallCycler Activator

I really like WallCycler and think it’s a good candidate for the default Cydia repos. It’s easy to setup, intuitive, and best of all, it works exactly as described. If you’d like to try WallCycler, then add Ryan’s beta repo to your Cydia sources. His repo is as follows: http://rpetri.ch/repo/

If you decide to take WallCycler for a spin, then sound off with your observations, thoughts and suggestions down below in the comments section.

  • Christian Mejía

    Can it be enabled to just change the lockscreen and not the home wallpaper?

    • mahe

      I would second an option to choose which wallpaper (lock and/or homescreen) should be changed.
      Maybe to select different ablums for each.

  • Sachin

    I wanted something like this from years. Finally. 😀

  • Luis Martinez

    Any idea how soon it’ll be released officially?

    • Philipp

      is already released in Ryan Petrich’s beta repo

  • Varun Soi

    Would be more nice if we can mark only wallpapers we want to display

    • diggitydang

      You can easily set up an album of the photos you want included and select that folder. Not sure if you are aware of how it actually works. May want to download it and check out the setting… Pretty awesome actually – and FREE!!

      • Varun Soi

        Yeah i will try bt its not released yet!

  • Paresh Bhatia

    nice tweak ! waiting from so long time, i think it should be implement in next version of iOS and should be specific with lock screen and home screen.

  • cortech

    Is there a way to make the photos appear normal size? Mine are waaay zoomed in when I use this tweak…any ideas?