How to Enable Smoother Cover Flow Scrolling in iOS 5

Cover Flow has always been more eye candy than it is useful, but the usefulness it did have has always been hindered by its lagginess.

SmoothCoverFlow is a free jailbreak tweak available on Cydia that aims to eliminate the choppy feel that you get when scrolling through a large Cover Flow library. Does it work? Check out our video demonstration inside for the answer…


Indeed, SmoothCoverFlow works just as stated, eliminating virtually all choppiness present prior to the tweak’s installation.

I’m not sure what the tweak changes, but the change is certainly for the better, and hopefully Apple’s engineers are taking notes.

SmoothCoverFlow can be download for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo if you have a jailbroken iDevice running iOS 5.

Have you tried it out yet? Did you notice a reduction in lag?