Ever wished you could change “Twitter” to “Tweetie” on your iPhone, as it used to be back in the old days? Well, a jailbreak tweak now lets you do that with a single tap. The hack, developed by Ryan Petrich and called “Icon Renamer” allows you to rename any app on your Springboard by entering “wiggle mode” first, then tapping on the icon and typing the new name. Done. Easy as writing down a new folder’s name. You can rename any app, and changes won’t affect your app library in iTunes. The tweak’s pretty handy if you have to deal with apps that have long names (usually games) and are displayed as acronyms on the iPhone’s screen.
The tweak is free and available in Cydia. And no, you can’t rename Icon Renamer because that would be too meta.
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