ClassicFolders brings back iOS 6 folder style to iOS 8

BY Ali Hassan Mahdi

Published 4 Apr 2015


If you miss the look of iOS 6, you’ll be glad to find out about a new jailbreak tweak known as ClassicFolders by iOS developers CoolStar and Jeremy Goulet. CoolStar is best known for his popular SemiRestore tool and his “Classic” tweaks which aim to bring the old iOS 6 look to newer version of iOS.

ClassicFolders brings the iOS 6 folder style to later versions of iOS such as iOS 7 and iOS 8. The tweak comes equipped with four different folder styles ranging from Modern look to Mavericks, Classic and iOS 4 Beta style. The Classic style changes your folder style to the legacy look of iOS 6 folders.

Once you install ClassicFolders, venture into the tweak’s preferences pane in Settings to configure it. From there, you can enable or disable it whenever you want as well choose a folder style from one of the four modes that the tweak provides. The Modern mode keeps the default iOS 8 folder style while the Classic mode changes the folder style to that of iOS 6.

ClassicFolders settings


The remaining modes are Mavericks and iOS 4 Beta which are self explanatory. One of the interesting effect that takes place when you enable Mavericks mode is that your Home screen wallpaper will also be blurred to match the folder background.

When you enable Modern mode, you can also toggle on/off ‘Icon Outline’ and Dark Tint which darkens the folder background. On the other hand, if you choose Classic mode, you can enable ‘Classic Icon Shape’ which adds a thick border to the folder icon just like iOS 6. Every time you make changes, you are required to respring your device to notice the new effect.

ClassicFolders is quite an interesting tweak that revives the old memories of iOS 6. The best advantage is that you’ll also get additional folder styles along with the classic iOS 6 style.

ClassicFolders is available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99 and supports both iOS 7 and iOS 8. Sound off in the comments section below once you’ve given this tweak a try.