Make “Blank” iPhone Home Screen Or Custom Place App icons Using Gridlock

Do you want to have a blank Home Screen or want to move your app icons freely with simple drag and drop interface. You can do this using GridLock.


Works with iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch. I haven’t personally tested for iPod Touch. In case you do, pl do let us know in comments.

About Gridlock

Gridlock is a new Cydia tweak which lets you arrange your icons on iPhone and iPod Touch Springboard however you would like with simple drag and drop interface. You can move all icons from first page and you can get a blank screen. View the screenshots below

With Gridlock app you won’t need blank icons which have ugly shadows or you have to remember not to tap. Hence no need to use iBlank and to live with its ugly shadows.

Move Your App Icons Anywhere On The Screen

Compatibility with Other Apps

Currently not compatible with Infiniboard or iTunes icon arrangement. Even, This app is also compatible with many icon tweaks such as infinidock, infinifolders, FCSB, iconoclasm and FivelRows and many more.

You can purchase ($0.99) Gridlock app from Cydia via BigBoss repository

How to get GridLock for Free

Yes that right – you can also download it for free. Here is how

  1. Make sure you are jailbroken. And that you are on or at an above firmware of 3.0.
  2. Download this:
  3. Take this file and place it into private/var/mobile using SSH.
  4. Download and install Terminal from Cydia.
  5. Open Terminal and type su root then press the return key. (If it asks for a password, type alpine)
  6. Now type this exactly dpkg -i com.chpwn.gridlock_1.0.4-1_iphon.deb

I am trying to look for some repository/ source from where I can install it for free directly using cydia interface. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any (including SiNful). Incase you do, pl do let us know in comments.