Drop Shadows Behind App Icons with This Tweak

Adding a three dimensional effect to the iOS home screen has been a hobby of jailbreak developers for some time. With the release of iOS 7, Apple got in on the act and created a parallax effect on the home screen background. While this 3D feature can be disabled, the jailbreak tweak ShadowBoard takes things in the opposite direction.

iOS 8.1 jailbreak shadow

ShadowBoard adds drop shadows to all of the app icons on the home screen, including the dock. Thanks to the accelerometer, when the iOS device is tilted the shadow moves, simulating depth. This 3D effect adds another layer of dimensionality to the iOS 8 home screen.

Once installed, ShadowBoard has no settings or options to configure. Simply grab the tweak from Cydia and go.

ShadowBoard is available from the BigBoss repository on Cydia for free. To start customizing iOS, click here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1 with Pangu. Those with older firmware can check here for details on jailbreaking iOS 7.0 with evasi0n 7. The previous release of Pangu will jailbreak devices running iOS 7.1. Find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.

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