‘Orbit’ Exposé for iPhone Updated to Support iOS 4

It’s been a long, long time… but change has finally come, and Orbit has been updated to support iOS 4.

Orbit, as you can probably recall, is the jailbreak app that allows you to initiate an iPhone Exposé mode using an Activator action.

It has been sitting in limbo for over a year waiting for iOS 4 support, and that support finally came a few weeks ago when ‘Orbit for iOS 4’ appeared out of nowhere on the Cydia store.

With its recent resurgence, we figured now would be as good of a time as ever to recap why this app is worth checking out…


Orbit is a simple, but very effective jailbreak app that requires a jailbroken iPhone. It allows you to access any page on your iPhone by means of an Exposé like view. You can invoke this view by means of the Orbit app itself, but the most sensible way of using it is in tandem with Activator.

In this video I assigned Orbit to open whenever I double pressed by Home button. Obviously, this disabled the app switcher, but it was more for demo purposes than anything else. You’ll no doubt find an activation method that works for you.

Orbit is free for those of you who purchased the previous version for iOS 3.x. For all others, it’ll set you back a reasonable $1.99. Keep in mind that it does require you to at least be on iOS 4.2 or higher.

Are you a longtime Orbit user, or are you new to the world of iPhone Exposé? Let me know in the comments below.