Change 3rd party app names in iOS with Icon Renamer [Jailbreak]

Icon Renamer from Ryan Petrich

Jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich has released a great new extension, named Icon Renamer, for changing the names of 3rd party apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It has similar functionality to jailbreak tweaks like Rename but executes in a much more efficient and straight-forward way.

All you need to do after installing the extension is tap and hold any app icon until you get into wiggle-mode, then tap the icon again to rename the app. There's no need to reboot or respring your device in order to see the changes -- they are instantaneous.

This extension is very useful if you have apps with longer names, have an app named as an acronym that you want to change or if you just want to rename an app to your liking. A perfect example is if you use Five-Column Springboard and have a lot of apps with longer names that are situated near each other. With Icon Renamer you can edit apps with longer names so they don't overlap.

Icon Renamer is a free jailbreak extension and is available in Cydia now. Let us know what you think of this tweak in the comments below!

Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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There are 8 comments. Add yours.

weehooherod says:

Awesome. Much better than Rename.

David says:

Is this extension incompatible with MultiIconMover since it sounds like they use the same tap sequence?

U buzz says:

What repo source is used for this

joeblow84 says:

I thought it was "jiggle"-mode.

Andrew says:

How did you change your folder icon to all black?
Checked everywhere, but couldn't find a post regarding it.

saintsure says:

Didn't work on 3G iOS 4.0.2 JB/Unlocked