betterFiveIconDock iPhone 6 Plus

betterFiveIconDock is a new jailbreak tweak that brings the ability to add a fifth app icon to the iOS dock on both iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The tweak, which is available free of charge on a non-default Cydia repo, even plays nice with the iPhone 6 Plus’ Home screen rotation abilities.

Want to see how betterFiveIconDock works in action? Check out our video walkthrough inside.

To add betterFiveIconDock to your jailbroken device, you’ll need to add the following repo to your Cydia sources:

Once you do, you should see the betterFiveIconDock package, which can then be downloaded and subsequently installed on your jailbroken iOS 8 device.

betterFiveIconDock Cydia

The nice thing about this version of FiveIconDock is that it has the proper spacing between app icons on the dock, and most importantly, it plays nice with Home screen rotation, which has been a folly for many-a-tweak thus far.

I find this tweak to be simple, but extremely useful. The iPhone 6 Plus’ dock is more than big enough to accommodate an additional app icon, so it suits that particular device exceptionally well.

To learn more about betterFiveIconDock, I suggest you check out this thread on r/jailbreak. If you try out betterFiveIconDock, please let us know what your experience has been like with the tweak down below in the comment section.

  • czarczarczar

    Someone please try it with an iPhone 6 and let me know if there’s any bugs

    • M L

      ummm you could always just try it yourself. If it give you an error, just boot into safe mode and remove it.

      • Brian Brown


    • joedaddy713

      Yes it works fine.

      • Droid Cobrain

        nice layout btw

      • joedaddy713

        Thanks. Not done but it will do until more things become stable.

      • Are you using winter board to theme on IOS8?

      • joedaddy713

        Yes I’m using winterboard so far it’s work ok just doesn’t theme the status bar icon (wifi, data signal)

      • czarczarczar

        Nice! What theme are u using ?

      • joedaddy713

        I’m using Zanilla it’s free on the BigBoss repo

      • Jason Baroni

        Lovely wallpaper! Would you mind to share it?

      • joedaddy713

        Tried posting the link but it says it needed to be approved not sure how long that will take or if it will be approved so here is the wallpaper

      • Jason Baroni

        Thank you so very much! Congrats for the taste!

      • joedaddy713

        No problem. Glad to help. I hope the link gets approved they have more wallpapers like it including villians and more heroes.

      • Jason Baroni

        Hmmm… Now I am curious. May you email me this link if it doesn’t bother you, please?

      • joedaddy713


      • Jason Baroni

        Thanks a lot!

      • Jason Baroni

        Email not found. Mine is jason.baronic at gmail . com

      • Hani Akil

        how did u make ur status bar like this?

      • joedaddy713

        RASBerry to align everything to the right. Zeppelin to remove my carrier name. Bars to change the signals from dots to the old signal bars. Alkaline for the battery. Not sure which part you were asking about

      • TwinSon

        Wait a minute… this on iPhone 6/6+? Is are Themes updated for iOS 8?

      • joedaddy713

        iPhone 6. I don’t think this is updated for iOS 8 or the new iPhones but I saw on reddit that it works.

      • What theme is that mate?

      • joedaddy713


  • Chinh

    Working for me so far! Did the date status bar too haha

  • Chinh

    Btw thank you for finding this Jeff !

    • Chris

      More than likely it found him as Jeff asked all devs to send him a tweet if they have a new tweak available.

      • The Honk

        Nag he found it on /r/jailbreak

  • Melma

    So far so gud, thanks a lot , im using an iphone6plus

  • Bruce Ngataierua

    Works well but not with the Classic Dock tweak

  • joedaddy713

    Works fine on the iPhone 6 even if you are using sbflip

  • Hotrod

    Now come on five column springboard, lol

    • Luke Mulholland

      Homescreendesigner works…

      • mrloko

        Ugly 😛

      • Luke Mulholland

        Haha waiting for springtomize 🙁 . I’m not the kind to have pages and pages of apps.

      • Lurker22

        Do you actually USE all of those?

    • Rob180sx

      Looks great!

  • Ed805

    Not working well on landscape mode on iPhone 6 plus
    It over laps apps from next page of springboard

  • Ed805

    6plus landscape not working

    • Luke Mulholland

      Works ok for me…

    • Ray Blakemore

      Your problem isn’t the tweak. It’s the way Apple set up the screen; you just don’t see it because of the opaque dock by default Even if you don’t have that tweak, as I don’t, my iPhone 6plus shows the next page’s apps when you use transparent on dockshift or whatever tweak you’re using to get the transparency. If you don’t believe me, delete the five icon dock tweak and keep the transparency and rotate your 6plus and those icons will still be there.

      • NeftyCorrea

        You have to delete dock shift to be able to have ab work fine the developers for dockshift and sbflip have to make it compatible with each other

      • Ed805

        Yeah the problem is with Hideme8, when I enable hide dock background that happens. Oh well lol

      • Hugh Jassol

        As OP said, it’s not the tweak’s fault. Turn it in landscape on the last page of your springboard and you won’t see those underneath apps. A dev will have to make a tweak to different tweak to fix that. Honestly, I don’t like my springboard in landscape so I’m disabling rotation and still using my hide dock background tweak from Flex.

    • M L

      Works find on my 6 plus

    • NeftyCorrea

      The probably is if you have dock shift enable it will not work with sbflip happen to me so I removed dock shift and I wasn’t able to see the apps behide the dock

  • Abracastabya

    This just makes me want infinidock to get an update that much more

  • Blake

    What about for the springboard? I’d like to see a video on that!

  • Abe Villa

    Still waiting for the purchase option to become available in Cydia so that I could try some better or different tweaks.

  • s0me

    WOW ! Was this tweak worth a video review and a wall of text? Ridiculous if you ask me. Whats happening to IDB lately.

    • Sohrab Rafie

      Don’t waste our time with your ridiculous comment

  • Filipe Martins

    How does this look on 4′ screens?

  • Jake Barbour

    infinidock works on iphone 5

  • Eric Ortiz

    I’ll use this while I’m waiting for infinidock to get updated.

  • Jan-Pieter Van Den Heuvel

    Anyone a good way to hide the app name on ios8? When using 5 icons on iphone 5s the names overlap

  • Brian Brown

    Downloading it now on my 6plus 🙂

  • HeavyComponent

    Nice. I’ve been waiting for something like this.

  • Betterfivecolumsprignboard has been released by the same dev to compliment the dock tweak too

  • urrl

    WWWOOOOHOOOO! There is a BETTERFIVE COLUMN HOMESCREEN app also and it works on my iP6 Plus. Looks totally awesome. Five columns on the home screen and they rotate fine horizontally. You will see it once you install BetterfiveDock. This is what the iP6 Plus should have come with. Brilliant!

    • J. Rockwell

      Jailbreaking is the good life!

  • Can someone help me with this issue; my whole layout is disturbed and folders are also vanished. Don’t know what to do further…

    Edit: SafeMode brings it back but when booting again with Cydia issue still persists and this tweak has been removed…

  • J. Rockwell

    Does SwipeSelection work for iOS 8? It doesn’t say if it has been updated yet.