Jailbreakers who are into heavy theming and iOS UI customizations will probably take a liking a newly-released jailbreak tweak called FolderControllerXII by iOS developer i0s_tweak3r.
Just as the name implies, FolderControllerXII can be used to achieve custom aesthetics for your Home screen folders that can go well with third-party themes and other aesthetic customizations. Citing the tweak’s depiction, it lets you do any of the following:
– Choice of full page, normal or full-width folders
– Open folder opacity slider
– Choice of normal tint, solid custom color, or 3 color gradient, of any opacity
– Choice of 7 gradient styles, or a random style each time folder opens
– Custom colored border and thickness
– Custom number of rows and columns in folder, with custom insets. This feature is not compatible with Boxy3 but is off by default. It is compatible with ReformX, Gridiculous and IconSlide
– Open folder FX of dark background, blur removal, or normal blur
– Tap anywhere to close, pinch to close, and auto-close folders when app opens
– Show status bar in open folders
– Multi-icon select of folders and normal icons (quickly re-arrange entire pages of Home screen)
– Keep empty folders (useful for icon arrangements and taking screenshots of full page open folder gradients to use as wallpaper)
– Custom corner radius for open and closed folders
– Custom white and color opacity for icons based on wallpaper background
– Custom colored icons, with alpha slider to make color as transparent or solid as desired
– Custom icon border color and thickness
– Option to hide the mini-grid on icons
– Option to color over themed images, or just add a border
– Tech support from settings page to email tweak list and FolderControllerXII preference pane for easy diagnosis of any undesired behavior
– Reset preferences navigation bar button to restore all settings to defaults
As you might come to expect, a tweak with as many features as FolderControllerXII adds a preference pane to the Settings app where you can configure a multitude of options to your liking:
FolderControllerXII comes with such an extensive preference pane that we don’t want to bore you with a bulleted list of options to read through, so just refer to the screenshot example above. There, you’ll find many of the options for the features we listed earlier in the post.
Obviously, you’ll want to take advantage of the Respring button at the bottom of the preference pane whenever you make changes to ensure that they’re appended to your handset.
The developer has also provided the following demonstration video, which showcases the tweak in action:
Obviously, FolderCustomizerXII isn’t for the faint of heart and there are a lot of options to configure; but it doesn’t stop there because the developer says he’ll be adding more soon. With that in mind, we can only really recommend the tweak to someone who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty and tinker with what seems at first glance like a feature-heavy tweak; minimalists probably won’t want any part of something like this.
If you meet the criteria above and you’re interested in trying FolderCustomizerXII, then you can download it from the Packix repository for $1.65. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices, but at the time of this writing, it doesn’t yet support the Electra Team’s Chimera jailbreak due to an incompatibility with Substitute.
Are you the type of jailbreaker who doesn’t mind extensive customization tweaks like FolderCustomizerXII, or are you a minimalist at heart? Share in the comments section below.