Cylinder Reborn

Cylinder Reborn

Add some animations to your Home Screen while scrolling through pages. Cylinder Reborn adds amazing animations to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 11.0 to 15. Jailbreak required. The tweak was released as an open-source project.

Add Cylinder Repo to your package manager.

What is Cylinder?

Cylinder Reborn is a jailbreak tweak inspired by the Barrel app allowing you to play various animations when swiping the screens. It supports over 50 Home Screen icon animations and effects. The tweak is developed by Ryan Nair using the sources of the original Cylinder tweak.

Reborn is the continuation of popular Cylinder tweak, compatible with iOS 4 up to iOS 13 (also A12 devices) and Apple CarPlay, adding support for iOS 11 - iOS 14 and iOS 15.

It changes the boring slide animation of icons to Barrel inspired effects known from Linux. Every time when you move to a new page on your Home Screen a new animation can be triggered.

Cylinder tweak screenshot

Once installed, Cylinder Reborn adds a new preference pane to the Settings app from where you can configure all options. There is an option to turn the tweak on or off globally, select animation effects, add formulas, and activate random icon animations.

Formulas allow you to save specific effect combinations and their order of selection. Cylinder will remember specific effect formulas and their order of selection. Enable favorite formula at any time to use your favorite combination of animation effects.

Activate animations like bubble, burst, radar, cards, cube, carousel, spin, wave, and tons more. All animations are created by the community and are written in Lua language. Those files are stored in /Library/Cylinder which can also be modified or you can even create your own.

Cylinder Settings

Cylinder Reborn 1.1 works with all modern jailbreak including unc0ver, checkra1n, Chimera, Electra, and Taurine. The main difference between Barrel and this iOS tweak is that you can combine multiple effects and effects are written in Lua script.

Ryan Nair released recently Cylinder Remade, which is an alternative for Reborn, offering complied animations in Swift instead of Lua script. This provides much better performance and most likely less battery drain. Cylinder Remade offers only 13 built-in animations.


Cylinder Reborn is available via Chariz Repository. Add the official Cylinder Reborn repo to Cydia Sources and install the tweak. The original Cylinder tweak is available through BigBoss Repo.

  1. Open Cydia package manager and tap Sources.
  2. Next tap on Edit → Add the Repo URL.
  3. Find the Cylinder Reborn package and install it.
  4. Cydia will ask you to respring the device. Accept.
  5. Cylinder Reborn adds the preference pane to the Settings app.

Alternatively, please use the quick links available at the top of this page to add the repository to your favorite package managers (Cydia, Sileo, Installer, Zebra) with just one click.

Source Code

Cylinder Reborn is a fork of Cylinder tweak with source code available via GitHub Repository. The code was released under MIT License and a recent commit was added on 5 Nov 2021.

To compile the code it's required to install Xcode or make a copy of the iPhone SDK >= iOS 13 and install Theos and liblua dependencies. Cylinder is written 49.6% in Objective-C and 46.8% using Lua language. If you are a developer you can check how the tweak works.

What's new

  • Adds support for pages with the battery/shortcut widget
  • Fixes page scrolling after unlocking for some effects
  • Removes icon animation fix that was causing crashes
  • Much better preference system (preferences may be reset upon upgrading)

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