Springtomize 3 has been updated for iOS 9 and is launching soon

By , Nov 14, 2015

Springtomize 3 iOS 9 Springboard

The tweak that many of you have been waiting for is almost here. Springtomize 3, the legendary jailbreak tweak originally from Filippo Bigarella, is right around the corner for iOS 9. Earlier today, a copy of the tweak landed in my inbox, and I’ve been testing it out throughout the day and into this evening.

In case you’re not familiar with Springtomize, it’s a tweak that essentially allows you to customize a wide variety of SpringBoard attributes. You can change the size of app icons, change the look of the dock, hide icon labels, and adjust animation speeds. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Springtomize 3 iOS 9 Credits

Developer Janosch Hubner, aka @sharedRoutine, has helped out Filippo with the recent updates. This version of Springtomize, version 1.4, is primarily focused on iOS 9 compatibility.

There were some reports floating around the web about an unauthorized version of the tweak that was uploaded to some shady third party repo, but you’d be highly advised to stay away from that and stick with the real thing.

Springtomize 3 for iOS 9 should be released in the very near future, and I can report that it works very well running on my iPhone 6s. I was able to test out many features, including icon resizing, label hiding, status bar customization, and much more.

Springtomize 3 iOS 9

For those of you unfamiliar with Springtomize 3, I suggest that you check out this video, which walks you through many of the features:

Are you excited that Springtomize 3 for iOS 9 is almost here?

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  • Jayy

    Excuse my language, but F#ck Yes!! I’ve been waiting for this news!

    • Nasser Cedeño

      i been using springtomize 3 on iOS 9 like a week ago.. go to cydia and search springtomize 3 ios9 patch

      • Jayy

        Yeah I heard about that one, I was just waiting for an official iOS 9 version with no issues!

      • SIMON

        I’ve been using this Springtomize more than two weeks, and everything works fine, no any issues.

      • Straightshoota

        Thought it was just me? I’ve been using it for almost 2 weeks. Where have you been Jeff?

      • Dale

        already works fine, but think it’s missing the barrel type thing…

    • Bendy

      Yeah, sorry for you! I have been using r for 3 weeks now and it works perfect! Jeff is a wuss!

      • David Hunt

        Can’t find it in Cydia. Is it in a different repo?

      • Digitalfeind

        It’s on a pirated repo. Search for Xarold repo or biteyourapple repo. But you should wait until the official version of spring 3 is released. People are having issues while others are not.

  • Frizzle

    Looks just like hidemeX or vise versa. What’s the difference besides icon scaling?

    • HideMeX includes many new features for iOS 9 like force touch touch which it appears Springtomize is only getting a compatibility fix for iOS 9. I am updating HMX with icon scaling in the next feature update so the choice is yours

      • XZavier

        What about vertical padding or changing amount of columns?

      • ARX8

        And dock coverflow
        And lock animations
        And icon animations
        And various other stuff

      • Shingo

        some competitions i like that, anyway i purchased both of them

      • James Bond

        Hide Me X is better now. It lacks some features but it has some extra features too. Like 3-D touch , Colorize Badge,Custom Notifications Center Text , Custom Enter Passcode and many more. Sprintomize is good as well. It’s main features are icon scrolling and lock animation, Docks and icon resize.

      • Mohammed Khaled

        but hideme x only has hide functions! right? does it have springtomize like functions to change animation speed, scroll speed etc?

    • Bendy

      HidemeX works very nice and I enjoy it. As they have different features using both is also cool.

    • Cesar D

      springtomize is heavier. If you want something more lightweight use flex or hidemex

  • Leon

    Icon scaling is the big difference. Some HidemeX features at least for me did not work. Springtomize is like Winterboard, just been around and work great

    • Merman123

      Reform works.

      • Leon

        Haven’t tried reform but don’t think it has icon hide? Just don’t want to run similar tweaks

      • AH480

        They both have icon hide.

      • Leon

        Reform has icon hide? Where?

      • AH480

        Sorry I thought you said HMX

      • I have to agree with you here. I got tired waiting on Springtomize to update and have found that using alternatives, for the handful of tweaks I use, that my iPhone is running way smoother.
        I just got rid of Springtomize on my old 4s and now runs so so much better. I know iDB doesn’t believe in change, but they should stop pushing this tweak so much. Many better solutions to do the same functions out there!

      • the hood

        What he said.

      • Merman123

        How is he not committed to the tweak? He has updated it consistently in the past years. It’s just that he now has a job at Apple so you can understand why he’s not pushing updates.

      • the hood

        The past is not the present and if it wasn’t for someone else doing the necessary upgrades to it, Sphinctermise would not even be mentioned. So he has a job at Apple well jolly good for him. All of a sudden a job seems to be the average excuse for people to discard their tweaks. I’m sure there are other developers who are employed and find the time to update their tweaks and they don’t have iDb staff glorifying them.

      • Merman123

        Of course other people have jobs, but they don’t conflict with each other. Are you suggesting that he jeopardizes his job at Apple for a tweak ?

      • the hood

        Jeopardise what? I haven’t read anything from Filippo to suggest otherwise, have you? I’m sure iDb would have let their readers know if there was some restriction placed on him.

      • Merman123

        Seems like common sense to me that he could not be activately developing tweaks while also working with Apple. Apple is constantly trying to shut down jailbreaking, so for him to encourage it by developing for it seems like something that is obviously restricted.

      • the hood

        I wouldn’t know as I’ve never had a job at Apple so I can’t comment on any knowledge to do with job description or restrictions. Have you? Didn’t i0nic or bionic or whatever his name was release info to show it was possible to jailbreak a recent ios version whilst in the employee of Apple? Regardless, every year it seemed like this tweak was the last to be upgraded as he lost interest. Was there anything wrong to say, sorry folks I’ve lost the desire or will to continue thanks for your donations but this upgrade will be the last.

      • Merman123

        Again. Common sense. I’ve also never been bitten by a snake but I’m pretty sure it isn’t fun. I can draw that conclusion without haven’t been bitten before right ?

        All I said is it may jeopardize his job. Seems like a silly thing to do for a jailbreak tweak. And as far as I can remember , Springtomize has been updated in a timely manner.

      • the hood

        You may be right, although a boa constrictor doesn’t bite you it squeezes instead. 🙂 Maybe in his negotiations the subject came up, however I don’t know what his job is and am not privy to the details. Either way what is wrong with some courtesy towards your jailbreak friends to advise of any significant change here? When the Apple machine have dispensed with his services I’m sure the jailbreak community will welcome him back with open arms. Pity all those that contributed to his bank account and status are left in this manner, a bit rude actually and that’s just my humble opinion.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Merman this guy The hood is on drugs! Do you think if I was Phillipo I’m going to risk a job at Apple for a tweak!! A tweak that is cracked in all the hack repos? Don’t waist your time with this negative people!!

      • the hood

        Alberto go f**k yourself, since when is having an opinion make one a user of drugs? I was having a discussion and conceded on some of Merman’s points. They call this a vigorous diacussion. They call your comments trolling by definition, so once again, f**k off.

      • the hood

        Further I see from your photo, that nose of yours not only gives you the ability to smell coffee in Brazil from where you live, it also enables you to snort half the cocaine in Colombia. Take that as a hint and get a job at your nearest airport as a sniffer dog, you big-nosed assclown.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Lol, what a come back!!

      • the hood

        What a nose!

      • Alberto Espinal

        Why dont you show your real picture? Cause you might be as ugly as hell, every time I see avatars it shows how shady people are, afraid of showing themselves, at least I’m not ashamed of who I am!

      • SIMON

        WTF is wrong with you?

      • the hood

        According to Alberto if Eminem uses an avatar, that make him ‘shady slim shady’

      • the hood

        Jeff Benjamin the unofficial spiritual mayor of iDB, famous for voice overs/hand gestures has no photo. So how have you, you overbearing life-support system for a nose has managed to survive on this site and put up witn ‘shady’ Jeff’e reviews? As for you and your desire to rate photos of blokes, I’m sure there’s an app for that so go sniff one out.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Alright ignorant Nigg*r

      • the hood

        Rather than outwardly say what sort of evil racist person you are, instead C U Next Tuesday sort of fits the bill. Please for the love of god replace that photo of yours with an avatar, the last time I saw a head that ugly it was hanging over a piss trough.

  • redjazon

    I just bought Reform few hours ago bcoz I really wanted to resize the icons );
    Anyway, I hope it will be a free upgrade. 🙂

    • Bendy

      It SHOULD be. There are no new features. If not get it from one of the shadey repos. If you bought it then it shouldn’t be that difficult.

    • the hood

      Springtomise is fantastic for resizing icon labels and one of the few if not the only one that does. Reform on release could, but only up to 14, however within days of requesting an increse the developer implemented it. Now that’s class.

  • JayDee917

    Is there a reason why we are “highly advised” to stay away from the “shady 3rd party repo?”

    • Merman123

      Because it is a shady 3rd party repo…?

      • JayDee917

        But… It works.

      • Bendy

        That is perfectly fine. Ryan’s repo is “3rd party”

      • Merman123

        I guess you missed the keyword “shady” ?

      • :)

        Anything jailbreak is shady to a majority of humans who are vaguely familiar with jailbreaking. Let’s call it by its name, it’s a pirate repo. At least, I assume that’s why you’re speaking in such shady terms? 😉

    • Digitalfeind

      Because “shady” repos contain cracked versions. Never ran into a problem with them. I would have stayed away from the unfinished Spring 3 floating around because it was causing problems for a lot of people.

  • Mark S

    I’ve found other free programs to replace the always slow to re-code springtomize program. I’ll take a pass this year.

    • $@//

      What free tweaks are they? Just curious…

  • jkwon15

    Cosign

  • ARX8

    Jeff, please stop doing mono-audio.

    • Merman123

      That video is a year old.

      • ARX8

        Sorry I didn’t notice. Thought it was a preview of the new release.

      • Chris

        The new release is the same as the one last year, the only difference is it has iOS 9 specific fixes for anything that stopped working.

  • Scott Friedman

    I’ve not kept up, what’s the current best way to Jailbreak iOS 9?

  • Picapollo

    Overhyped…overrated.

  • Blip dude

    Seeing as I did leave my iPad Air 2 Jailbroken, I’ll check it out. Though honestly, I have yet to update any of my current tweaks. As of right now, jailbraking at this round has just been boring to say the least. It seems Springtomize is only getting a compatibility update, and hopefully eclipse 3 gets iPad support soon, so I stay entertained for a while longer.

  • I need smaller icons and more columns and rows. Which tweaks can do this?

    • Alberto Espinal

      Betterfivecolumnhomescreen, betterfiveicondock, there was a tweak that made the icons any size you wanted but hasn’t been updated its call Bigify+

  • osmang

    Thats what I call good news maaan!

  • That’s great news! Springtomize is by far one of the, if not the best jailbreak tweak out there!

    • Hotrod

      I’m hoping to replace betterfivecolumnspringboard, it’s broken on the 6S plus in landscape, does anyone recommend something else?

      • Skoven

        Springtomize is properly not going to fix this if you are planning on using 5 columns on the springboard…
        I have disabled rotation on my devise because i found it highly annoying. If you wan’t to disable it, you can use the tweak “Notate”.

      • Hotrod

        I, like you, have disabled rotation. I was just hoping at some point I could have five columns on my springboard, in landscape at some point on iOS 9

      • Skoven

        Yeah, that would be great – but i don’t think Springtomize will fix this. It didn’t work on iOS 8… icons all screwed up in landscape mode with 5 columns.

  • Toon

    Great tweak no need more then this

  • Hassan Sanie San Shaheed

    Very happy this update is on it’s way. Now just waiting for Call Bar to be updated

    • Michael Pollak

      Is there an update yet on when Springtomize will arrive?

      • Hassan Sanie San Shaheed

        I don’t know when it’s dropping. Just waiting patiently until it does. I hope soon though.

      • Michael Pollak

        The problem is…soon could not be what we think it means. LOL!

      • Soon as in the A3Tweaks “Soon”?

  • andiebrust

    Good for you. Now let´s move on.

  • Chelsea Schmidt

    Why are you on this page or thread? Looks like you care, plus stock iOS is shit, I work for Apple I am aware.

  • the hood

    You may need to reassess who the actual idiots are here. I can’t be lumbered in the same boat with this moron, for a start the boat would need to be the size of the titanic just to accomodate his nose and myself.
    Good to see the moderator’s deleted his racist comment I flagged. Only a true idiot resorts to low-life racist comments when the going gets too hard for their feeble minds. Idiot Albert(a)-1, Idiot the hood-0

  • the hood

    You have embedded in a french flag a ‘gimp’ photo. Hmm Sigmund Freud would find that interesting.

    • SIMON

      You may need to reassess who the actual idiots are here. I can’t be lumbered in the same boat with this moron, for a start the boat would need to be the size of the titanic just to accommodate his nose and myself.

      You have embedded in a french flag a ‘gimp’ photo. Hmm Sigmund Freud would find that interesting.

      I don’t need to reassess, everything is clear. You’re an idiot because you mocking his appearance, and he’s a little idiot, because answers your taunts. As for my avatar – better take care of your, because I see that you’re having big mental health problems, not only when it comes to the avatars of other users. Generally, you are just an undervalued troll, so have a nice time with yourself, goodnight, and good luck… EOT

      • the hood

        Roger wilco

  • vieta hardiansyah

    thanks brother,, i waiting for this tweak springtomize 3 in cydia