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Want a sexy shiny new iPhone facelift? Since so many people have enjoyed using SummerBoard on their iPhone to theme and style the Springboard, now our good friend Jay Freeman has created WinterBoard. The idea is the same as SummerBoard but as always done better and with more features. The basic functionality is to allow you to theme Springboard by changing the icons of applications at will, using a custom wallpaper, and even modify the status bar and dock, all for the new 2.0 iPhone software.

While SummerBoard has always been closed and is now owned by RipDev and might not be free in the future with Installer 2.0, WinterBoard is both open source and free.

WinterBoard allows mixing themes together and loading multiple themes at once. So people can write themes focusing on just one area of the theme if desired. WinterBoard supports legacy SummerBoard themes. Another cool feature is video wallpapers, letting you set any .mp4 file as your background, as well as other things like web clips and sounds. And also wallpapers in WinterBoard can be played as a slide show screensaver as they change in the background. Pretty much any file listed in this list can be themed on the iPhone with WinterBoard.

WinterBoard even allows you to create themes using web development languages like HTML and CSS which will bring in a whole new dimension to creating themes. Text fields can also be themed which means things like the Calendar icon date, or icon labels are customizable.

There are alreay hundreds of themes available in Cydia for WinterBoard. You can see them categorized by Apps, Battery, Complete themes, Keyboard, Sounds, SpringBoard, System, Video and more. Most of them come with screenshots so you can see a glimpse before installing. After installing a new theme, open up WinterBoard and you will see it listed.

From there tap the line for your theme and a checkbox will appear next to the item. Remember that Themes are layered on top of one another. So the higher a theme is the more precedence it has. You can drag your themes by pressing on the 3 lines on the right and dragging the item up or down. Generally you want full themes to be on top and minor themes on the bottom to get the correct behavior. Then close WinterBoard and wait for SpringBoard to restart.

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AppSafari review of WinterBoard was written by on September 4th, 2008 and categorized under Cydia Apps, Utilities. Page viewed 40703 times, 7 so far today. Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.

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  1. 20
    Smark says:

    i want to change different wallpaper in my iphone everyday

  2. 19
    Smark says:

    i want video wallpaper in my iphone

  3. 18
    kristine fajardo says:

    how can i download winterboard and summerboard on my iphone3g???someboady help me how to download winterboard and summerboard on my iphone? ive been wanting to have a background! pls help me!!

  4. 17
    Josh says:

    so i recently bought a 3g iphone and i want a summer board app or something so i can customize it its running on the newest firmware 2.1 so how do i jail brake it so im not gonna be stuck with a bricked phone? and how do i get summerboard on my iphone does it like open with itunes or what? someone please help

  5. 16
    Asif Anwar says:

    I have successfully jail-broken my iPod Touch (its running on 2.1 firmware). i have also installed Cydia, community sources from Cydia and Winterboard. then i have installed some themes (battery themes, complete themes and so on). THE PROBLEM IS WHENEVER I TAP THE CYDIA ICON, IT OPENS ALRIGHT, BUT THERE ARE NO THEMES OR NOTHING THERE. it doesnt show anything!!!!

    wat to do??? i jailbroked my iPod Touch to install themes! help me. can u also forward me the reply on

    - Asif

  6. 15
    DJ says:

    Great app and I’ve been customising all morning. But I am having problems with keyboard themes. I’ve installed some through cydia and they appear in Winterboard but none of them seem to work. Or am I doing this wrong. It’s still using the default keyboard when I type messages. Can anybody help?

  7. 14
    Bryan says:

    Yes it is installed, checked it already. =/ i really don’t know what’s wrong it’s a 2.1 jb’ed itouch 1st gen

  8. 13
    Appmin says:

    Search for “Cydia Community Sources” in Cydia and make sure it’s installed

  9. 12
    Bryan says:

    Yea those from the repositories right ? I’ve installed all there is, now there’s no repositories folder in my itouch.

  10. 11
    Bryan says:

    Yea i did, those under repositories right ? I’ve installed all that they’ve included in that repository file and i still can’t see it =/

  11. 10
    Appmin says:

    WinterBoard requires 1)Jailbreaking 2)Cydia 3)Community Sources from Cydia

  12. 9
    joe says:

    Bryan, Make sure to instal Cydia community sources . This adds a bunch of new apps including WinterBoard

  13. 8
    Bryan says:


    I can’t see the winterboard install icon whenever i select winterboard under the featured tab, i can’t find winterboard when using the search function for cydia, i’ve even looked under section > System and winterboard is nowhere to be found. Is it bugged up or something ? Please e-mail me if you know the answer. Thanks alot !! I really want to get my themes up =(

  14. 7
    Appmin says:

    Install Cydia then you can install WinterBoard from Cydia

  15. 6
    charmaine says:

    where to get this?

    is winterboard works w/o jailbreaking the phone?

  16. 5
    Appmin says:

    yes it works like a charm

  17. 4
    Ez says:

    sounds cool but does it work??

  18. 3
    Sharath says:

    I want this software….where will i get this??

  19. 2
    kasri says:

    Yes iwant

  20. 1
    osmar says:

    i want video wallpaper in my iphone

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