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SBFader Jailbreak Tweak: Add a Cool Fade Effect To Your iDevice Springboard

As you all know, the jailbreak scene is currently in quite a bit of a turmoil after the leak of JailbreakMe tool for the iPad 2. But enough of the negative news for now because today we will bring to you a cool new jailbreak tweak for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This particular jailbreak tweak adds another way for you to customize your springboard. The name of the tweak is SBFader.

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Alexandros Melakis, developer of the SBFader jailbreak tweak, provides the jailbreak fans with a new way to visually enhance their springboard screens. According to Melakis, the purpose of this tweak is to “Enhance your springboard experience…” Check out this video demo made by Melakis which demonstrates just how SBFader works:

Basically, what this tweak does is add a fade in and fade out effect each time you swipe your springboard to view another page of apps. The effect of the fade transition is quite smooth and it can definitely add more visual flare to your springboard.

Note that upon installing this Cydia tweak in your iOS device, you won't find a homescreen icon for it. Instead, you will have to navigate to the Settings in order to find its configuration options. Many aspects of the SBFader are customizable from the duration of the fade effects to icon opacity. As with Cydia tweaks, you will also need a jailbroken device before you can install this.

This jailbreak tweak won't really blow you away but it is certainly a nice little tweak that can improve the look of your spingboard. Although this particular tweak is not entirely new because tweaks like "Barrel" also have similar feature. But if you are looking for a fade transition effect for your iDevice, then you can't go wrong with SBFader.

SBFader is available in Cydia for $0.99.

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