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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 40723 times, 1 so far today. Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.

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  1. 60
    tonya says:

    when i try to down load winter baord it says host unreachable and then it tells me that I am missing killall to make it run
    how do i get winter board on my phone

  2. 59
    alim says:

    i want to winterboard app,but si difficult to download ,,please help me

  3. 58
    dalton says:

    i downloaded winter board but my themes wont work, on my itouch 3rd gen do you know how to fix this.

  4. 57
    Helpplz says:

    When i installed winterboard on My iPhone 3GS all of my downloaded applications stopped working. I removed winterboard but i could still not Open them. Any suggestions?

  5. 56
    Lol homie loc says:

    I hop it works

  6. 55
    jorge Tapia says:

    this look cool

  7. 54
    Zeke Marffy says:

    Nice Cydia app. It’s been working fine for me – I’m on 3.1.2 firmware on iPod touch 2G.

  8. 53
    Him says:

    The best way to get around having to restore it is to merely jailbreak the thing again. It reboots and everything is good to go. Works like a charm

  9. 52
    WhyWouldIGiveYouMyName? says:

    I’m getting the similar issue of Winterboard sending my iPhone 3GS into recovery mode. Done multiple times, had to run blackra1n to get it to boot (this is a workaround to having to restore!).

  10. 51
    dammit says:

    this thing always crashes my ipod and i had to do a restore.

  11. 50
    Safi says:

    Hey umm I downloaded winterboard and it doesn’t work because it always tells me that spring board has crashed plz help me I tried everything and it won’t even leg me charge my iPhone unless I take off winterbord so plz help email me the soluthion at

  12. 49
    ?increase the peace? says:

    heyyyy heyyyy everyoneeeee im sooooo happyyyyy i jailbrokeeeeee my ipodddd. my fave themesss on cydia aree imamess, abeo, picnic and sexy realize.??

  13. 48
    Shin says:

    help!! i try to install winterboard onto my iphone and when my fone reboots it goes into recovery mode and i have to restore it and jailbreak it again.. done it 5 times already and cant understand why its not working..

  14. 47
    audy says:

    i like because i can change the ikon,,?

  15. 46
    Stefan says:

    My favorite is Winterboard on the iPhone. Its work beautiful on my iPhone!

  16. 45
    JoJo John Jnr says:

    I saw the msg
    Very absorbing
    In fact I have been looking for this for ages is definitely on my bookmarksnow.
    Great effort keep up the good work !

  17. 44
    Andy says:

    bhargav says:
    i need winterboard application. .how can i get it??

    Ok Im assuming that your phone has been jail break and this is how you get the Winterboard,

    1) Click on Cydia
    2) Click on search and type “Winterboard” it will display. Click to install and confirm…your done :)

  18. 43
    bhargav says:

    i need winterboard application. .how can i get it??

  19. 42
    becky says:

    can somebody make a winterboard theme for me if you can just email me and title it winter board i want a framing hanley with the whole setup with the lollipop sound with it and kenneth nixon the lead singer if you could do that i would greatly appreciate it thank hou my e mail is

  20. 41
    Ron says:

    When I try to install SB Settings, I get a message;

    Depends network-cmds

    Depends sbsettingstoggles >= 3.0.2

    When I try to install SB Stettings, it says

    Depends on network-cmds

    How do I get network-cmds. Where is it for me to run?


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