The well know tweak called “AndroidLoader” was first released onto the Cydia store almost nine months ago. May 2011 saw developer Surenix release AndroidLoader for jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches which gave users the ability to use a tap or slide in gesture to view all of their installed applications in one place. The name of the tweak itself give it a away, but the intension of customization was to mimic the behaviour of the app launcher that will be found on the Android’s mobile operating system.
The AndroidLoader was updated by the famous iOS devloper “Surexin” to version 1.2 and supported by iPhone, iPod touch, still not for iPad currently, but working to get it soon.
Users of iOS powered devices may feel that the SpringBoard app launching system which is adopted by Apple is a lot more preferable than the Android method of executing app launches. AndroidLoader would be a big success for its inventible theme creation and graphic effects.
After the release of version 1.01 in May 2011 and 1.1 in June same year, after eight months of period we have finally seen the public release of AndroidLoader version 1.2, which is to be the major update yet, which brought a pack of new features as well as bug fixes and obligatory stability enhancements. Check out this change log for version 1.2 offers pushed from the official Cydia store:
o New user interface.
o Sort applications in alphabetical order.
o Ability to hide applications.
o Fixed respring issue.
o Increased performance and stability.
AndroidLoader has an unque settings panel which allows user customization, to view and launch all those applications in one lace that you desire with the help of slide gesture and single tap. AndroidLauncher behave in a manner more suitable to their usage style.The basic core functionality of the tweak remains the same, with a user needing to invoke AndroidLauncher with a slide in gesture from the bottom of the device’s screen. AndroidLauncher’s very nice and fluid animation brings up the launcher screen similar to how Notification Center appears but obviously from the bottom of the screen.
AndroidLaoder v1.2 deb provides android style that can change the style which you want on your iOS devices. AndroidLoader 1.2 iOS 5 version helps you easily customize yourDreamboard or Winterboard for make your own skins. While the AndroidLoader has fixed the respring issue with increase performance and stability in the v1.2 version upadte.
AndroidLoader is an extremely professionally implemented piece of work which manages to take an idea made popular on Android and make it feel native on iOS.
AndroidLauncher version 1.2 is available from the ModMyi repository as a free of charge update to existing owners, or, at a cost of $2.99 for new purchases. It is currently compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch and the iPad version is coming soon.
Of course need to jailbreak your device to install this tweak. For jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2, just follow our complete guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe Windows or Mac. For A4 devices you can follow our complete step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touch 3G/4G using Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze to untether jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1.