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One of the major differences between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is that the latter is capable of changing the Home screen’s orientation. In other words, you can change from portrait to landscape mode on the Home screen when using the iPhone 6 Plus, just like the iPad. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 and older devices lack this capability, but if you’ve already jailbroken your iOS 8 device, you should definitely check out SBFlip.

SBFlip enables Home screen rotation on unsupported devices, just like the iPhone 6 Plus. This means that you can rotate your Home screen from portrait to landscape mode on iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and older devices running iOS 8. The tweak also comes with two flip styles called Dynamic Dock and Stationary Dock.

In Dynamic Dock, the dock will remain at the bottom of the screen when you rotate it, just like the iPad. However, when Stationary Dock style is enabled, rotating your device will also rotate the dock, which means that the dock will appear on the right side of the screen rather than the bottom. Other than the iPhones, the tweak also supports iPad in case you want the dock to appear on the right side when the Home screen is in landscape mode.

Once you install the tweak, a new preference pane will be added to the stock Settings app dedicated to SBFlip. From there, you can enable or disable the tweak on demand as well as choose from one of the two dock styles mentioned earlier. You’re also required to respring your device for the changes to take place.

The tweak works perfectly on the iPhone 6 and replicates the landscape mode of iPhone 6 Plus’s Home screen. However, when I installed the tweak on iPhone 5s, the apps started to overlap one another.

Yet, if you’re interested to give this tweak a try and see if it works on your device, you can get it from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for free. As mentioned earlier, the tweak supports iOS 8 devices only.

  • Micky Ganon

    And not so great

    • Yash Gorana

      Which theme are you using ?

      PS – Nice method of saving battery. No background wallpaper 😀

      • Micky Ganon

        The theme is soft remix my friend

      • NeftyCorrea

        Having a black background doesn’t save battery

      • Micky Ganon

        Without classic dock..

      • NeftyCorrea

        does it have options for setting ?

      • Yash Gorana

        Yes it does.

        Pixels are formed using 3 basic element Red Green Blue (RGB). When RGB values are 0, it means the color is black and the pixels aren’t being illuminated. RGB illumination takes some amount of power.

        Thus, with the use of pure black background you can “significantly” reduce the battery usage.

        On OLED screens, black background reduces battery usage tremendously.

      • Alex Bunt

        Seeing as iPhones just use a normal backlight LED display, no it doesn’t save battery.

      • czbird

        That’s not correct. Once powered on, LCD consumption is constant regardless of what it displays. It’s the backlight that drains the battery the most. Background image really does not matter at all.

        On the other hand, OLED and plazmas’ consumption is highly dependent on the scene, because their elements emit the light directly (that’s why they also get warm and may need fans).

      • Robbie Ginder

        it does. the less light needed, and the dimmer your screen is, the less battery you consume. I’ve even tried testing it with my iPod Touch 5. white wallpaper; 6 hours without standby. black wallpaper and no standby: 8.6 hours. all tests done at 25% brightness.

      • iRy757

        I’m sure you could appreciate my background wallpaper…

      • Yash Gorana

        😀 Indeed

    • NeftyCorrea

      Do you have classic dock enable cause if you do that can be why it’s like that

    • Derik Stroisch

      works pretty good on my iphone 6…

  • TY89

    does it also have the additional landscape view of the stock Apple iPhone 6 Plus Apps?

    • Nope

      • James G

        Dang. That’s what I was hoping for.

  • Brian Voll

    It works great on the 6, but isn’t the dock supposed to stay on the side the home button is on?

    • Choose stationary mode from the tweak’s preferences.

  • David Gitman

    Damn I was searching for a tweak like that! I wonder why the dock not staying in the same spot

    • Andrew Roth

      Enable stationary mode in settings.

  • regkilla

    Not upgrading to iOS 8 for this. Happy with my stable iOS 7 evasi0n jailbreak.

    • Freddy Born

      cool story bro

      • regkilla

        have fun with your buggy iOS 8 jailbreak kid.

    • Varun Soi

      Exactly i am also happy with my 7.0.4 jailbreak!:)

      • Gabriel Anaya

        You really should’ve upgraded to at least 7.1 when you had the chance.That version was a slow buggy mess…

      • Fofer

        Agreed. I’d rather be unjailbroken on iOS 8.0.2 than unstable on 7.0.4. Shoulda gone to 7.1.2 at least! Ah well, iOS 8 is jailbroken now anyway…

      • Varun Soi

        Its nothing slow with my iphone 5s yeah its was my mistake that i didn’t updated but anyway no worries i will update to ios8 when more tweaks are compatible for ios8.!

  • Levent Korkmaz

    SBRotator was better than this.

  • sNick

    Awesome.. that makes me jailbreaking my iPhone 5s again.
    ..but on the other side.. just for this installing some jailbreak related issues to my device? mhmm..

  • Chang in Charge

    As soon as Pangu releases a stable Cydia included jailbreak I’ll be installing this tweak. Hopefully by then most of the bugs in this tweak will be ironed out. This is something I’ve been wanting on my 6 since I sold the 6 plus.

    • regkilla

      stable iOS 8 jailbreak? LMAO!

      • jake kneller

        It will be stable iOS 7 and iOS 6 all had there bugs but this is one of the fastest releases for a jailbreak it was relased shortly after 8.1 even came out

      • Chang in Charge

        I don’t get it you act like its not possible. The iOS 7 jailbreak the Pangu team released was relatively problem free. In comparison to the Evad3rs iOS 7 jailbreak I noticed no drop off in quality. So I have faith and like I said I will wait for a relatively stable iOS 8 jailbreak from the Pangu team.

      • Diego Milano

        I can speak for myself, the Pangu jailbreak on iOS 7 gave me absolutely ZERO problems, and I emphasize that. The jailbreak itself is usually not the problem, rather tweaks which conflict with one another or a poorly updated firmware. I, for one, did a fresh iOS7 restore via iTunes, no backup restored, and carefully installed only those tweaks I needed. The result? You can probably guess. 🙂 I’ve been a happy user thus far.

      • Chang in Charge

        Yeah man that fresh restore is the way to go. I never wanted to do it in the past, I always though it would be too much work restoring apps and reinstalling tweaks but its definitely the way to go. It reduces the likelihood of problems, cleans up junk, and its like an app/tweak purge. I never end up redownloading every single one of the tweaks and apps that I had on my phone prior to a fresh restore and jailbreak.

      • Diego Milano

        Exactly, my friend! I don’t even restore from a backup. All in all, I can guarantee it takes me roughly 2-3 hours to have my device exactly the way I had it before restoring. 2-3 hours of work versus a potential headache- I think you know the answer. 😉

      • Gabriel Anaya

        Doesn’t trust the Chinese jailbreak but trusts the device that was made in China :p

      • Fofer

        Huh? Give it time. iOS 8.x has only been out a month or so. That there’s a jailbreak at all already is impressive. I’m sure it will get more stable soon. Why “LYAO” at the concept? Weird.

    • Diego Milano

      You sold the iPhone 6 Plus? Wow, why?

      • Chang in Charge

        Too big. I pre-ordered it and got it on launch day and rocked it for 3 days. At work, to the gym, night out, and some errands, I tried to use it in as many situations as possible. And I couldn’t deal. In sweats, in shorts, in jeans, in a blazer pocket, every single time it was just too big. I like being able to forget that my phone is on my person and it was impossible to do that with this phone. But I can say I loved the screen, it was by far the best screen I have seen on an iOS device. But just way too big for my liking.

      • Fofer

        Thanks for the candor – makes me happy that I, too, made the right choice. I already have a tablet for the (fewer) times I really want a bigger screen. For day-to-day use, the iPhone 6 is much more appropriate for me.

      • Chang in Charge

        No problem. No buyer’s remorse. I actually sold my iPad mini too. I’m down to iPhone and MacBook. My mini was getting limited use like once a week or less if I wasn’t forcing myself to use it.

  • Mr lee

    Has any one heard about this pangunow jailbreak I’ve heard it comes loaded with cydia and is the updated version of pangu. Is this true can I jailbreak using this?

  • diggitydang

    Still having trouble with Pangu getting to a point (Step 4/6) and freezing with phone stuck in “Restore in Progress” (waited 30 minutes each time and doesn’t move from that point). I did a fresh iTunes install and freezes at the same spot again. Passcode and Touch ID all turned off… iPhone 6 plus… any suggestions from anyone who’s done it or had similar issues?

  • Chocolatewe

    hey! does anyone know if multitasking gestures works on ios 8? 🙂

    • Sebastián Junca 

      It did´t work for me! Had to restore iPhone after installing it because it kept rebooting…

    • Toon

      Try TAGE it works fine on mine I6

  • NeftyCorrea

    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE IOS 8 JAILBREAK TOOL WAS RELEASE FOR MAC OR IS IT STILL FOR WINDOWS ONLY ?

    • Sleetui

      STILL FOR WINDOWS XD

  • Briggamortis

    I just want the icons to rotate not the whole Springboard…. For example when you rotate the phone all the icons just stay in place and they just rotate with the phone. Plus, I want the dock to stay in place (just above the home button) no matter which way you rotate the phone. IMO this would look better…..

  • coLin

    iOS 8 devices only. not the first

    • Fofer

      What’s the difference between “requiring iOS 8+” and “iOS 8 devices only?” And who really cares which tweak was “first?”

  • Paul Edmund

    Any ideas?

    • Eric Gernhart

      Do you have HideMe8 Installed? If you do that is what is doing it. I emailed the developer about it and she said he was working on a fix. I installed SBFlip and that issue goes away I just wish that the Status bar didn’t disappear in Landscape mode.

      • Paul Edmund

        I sure do. This is great. Thanks.

        A status bar fix would be good too.

      • Eric Gernhart

        The Status bar issue is with SBFlip not HideMe8. When I uninstalled SBFlip my status bar came back after I restarted the phone.

  • NeftyCorrea

    It glitches when I go to landscape mode the icons on my second page you are able to see them behind the dock how can that get fixed

  • NeftyCorrea

    Found the problem having dockshift installed makes it glitch

  • Lots more work needed on this tweak to get it compatible with zoom mode

  • webwan es

    In iPhone 4S, is this my screens

  • Mason Jakubisin

    It works great on my ipod touch 5g on ios 8 but the icons are mashed together and looks like crap… Please tell me if there is a ios 8 compatible tweak that can make the icons smaller like the iphone 6

    • DEEPANGEORGE

      Try LittleBrother tweak

  • Jmak

    thats terrible in the iPhone 4S…

  • farrel ilham

    Upscale + sbflip
    Is that works or not?

  • Louise Desbois

    SBFlip is great on my iphone 5s. However, I’m blocked on landscape orientation and cannot type my code, because I do have access on rebooting only to the first two lines 123 456 and cannot type 789….. Any idea ?