1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    If you're not a fan of the way iOS 7 and iOS 8 folders open a secluded, full-screen interface for viewing applications within said folder, and prefer the animation from iOS 6 where the Home Screen would split and spread to make way for the folder, then a new jailbreak tweak you might enjoy called ClassicFolders by iOS developers CoolStar and Jeremy Goulet is now available in Cydia to make things feel like the good ol' days once more.

    This tweak is interesting because it doesn't just bring back a blast from the past; in fact, it actually gives you a lot of customization options, as you can see above. Not only can you set the iOS 6-style folder background, but if you're just a fan of the iOS 6 folder animation and prefer the transparency effect of iOS 7 and iOS 8, then there's an option for you to keep the iOS 6 screen-splitting animation, while still having that transparent background for your folder. There are also many other various background options that come with the tweak.

    If you visit the Settings application after installing ClassicFolders, you will find a preferences pane where you can configure the appearance and behavior of the tweak to your liking:



    The things you can change here include:

    • Enabling and disabling the tweak on demand
    • Configuring the background mode that you want to use
    • Enabling or disabling a dark tint for appearance
    • Enabling or disabling an icon outline
    • Enabling or disabling a classic application icon shape
    • Respringing your device to save the changes you make here


    If you're interested in trying this, ClassicFolders can be downloaded from Cydia's BigBoss repository for 99 right now. The tweak works on both iOS 7 and iOS 8 devices to restore this iOS 6-like functionality.

    Name: ClassicFolders
    Price: 99
    Version: 1.0.1-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-8.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer(s): CoolStar & Jeremy Goulet
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
    2015-04-04 06:21 PM
  2. envious86's Avatar
    Can you still have unlimited apps?
    2015-04-04 10:14 PM
  3. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
    Can you still have unlimited apps?
    I'm pretty sure you can. It's just a folder skin for iOS 7/8 to LOOK like iOS 6. It's not actually programming the iOS 6 folder into iOS 7/8.
    2015-04-05 02:30 AM
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