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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More details about WinterBoard here
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i want video wallpaper in my iphonePosted on September 8th, 2008 at 10:23 pm by osmar
Yes iwantPosted on September 9th, 2008 at 4:51 pm by kasri
I want this software….where will i get this??Posted on September 16th, 2008 at 4:43 pm by Sharath
sounds cool but does it work??Posted on October 7th, 2008 at 10:49 pm by Ez
yes it works like a charmPosted on October 8th, 2008 at 11:53 am by Appmin
where to get this?
is winterboard works w/o jailbreaking the phone?Posted on October 13th, 2008 at 7:11 am by charmaine
Install Cydia then you can install WinterBoard from CydiaPosted on October 14th, 2008 at 11:01 am by Appmin
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 =(Posted on October 15th, 2008 at 12:34 am by Bryan
Bryan, Make sure to instal Cydia community sources . This adds a bunch of new apps including WinterBoardPosted on October 15th, 2008 at 7:58 am by joe
WinterBoard requires 1)Jailbreaking 2)Cydia 3)Community Sources from CydiaPosted on October 15th, 2008 at 8:28 am by Appmin
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 =/Posted on October 15th, 2008 at 10:32 am by Bryan
Yea those from the repositories right ? I’ve installed all there is, now there’s no repositories folder in my itouch.Posted on October 15th, 2008 at 10:52 am by Bryan
Search for “Cydia Community Sources” in Cydia and make sure it’s installedPosted on October 15th, 2008 at 11:23 am by Appmin
Yes it is installed, checked it already. =/ i really don’t know what’s wrong it’s a 2.1 jb’ed itouch 1st genPosted on October 15th, 2008 at 11:41 am by Bryan
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?Posted on October 22nd, 2008 at 2:46 am by DJ
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 email@example.com
– AsifPosted on October 22nd, 2008 at 9:47 pm by Asif Anwar
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 helpPosted on October 25th, 2008 at 1:59 pm by Josh
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!!Posted on November 16th, 2008 at 2:55 am by kristine fajardo
i want video wallpaper in my iphonePosted on November 22nd, 2008 at 1:04 am by Smark
i want to change different wallpaper in my iphone everydayPosted on November 22nd, 2008 at 1:06 am by Smark
trouble is: i jailbroke the 2.2 and now my Cydia doesn’t wor. it starts but right after i choose which kind of user i am, it crashes.Posted on November 26th, 2008 at 7:31 am by harry
Hey dude I’m havin the same problem as you…Posted on December 9th, 2008 at 10:11 pm by Jack
Did you ever find a solution?
hey guys I got a 2.1.0 iPod touch I just got it so I don’t know much can you please tell me how to get winterboard, cydia please. ThanksPosted on December 11th, 2008 at 7:11 pm by ish
does jailbreaking the 2nd gen ipod touch, that is in the newest version, work?Posted on December 16th, 2008 at 9:02 pm by Reba
i cant seem to find community sources on cydia.. someone help plz..!Posted on January 25th, 2009 at 11:32 am by pillow
yes i wantPosted on February 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am by seksang
Um yea… i jail broke my 1G Ipod Touch with Quick Pwn… i got cydia and installer app… in cydia i have community package….
when i go to installl winterboard i bget the msg….
CANNOT LOCATE PACKAGE
the package winterboard cannot be found in current sources i might recommend installing more sources…. what do i do? PLZ HELPPosted on February 4th, 2009 at 5:53 pm by Amidaus
but how do u download cydia can u tell me plzPosted on February 9th, 2009 at 5:22 am by gaurav
got winterboard working .my question is how can you delete something you installed if you decide that you don’t like it after all.Posted on February 15th, 2009 at 7:52 pm by al
Hi, I added your site in my rss reader. Thanks 🙂Posted on March 10th, 2009 at 8:41 am by CSS Envy | asker
what is community sources??? please tell me…
if u have an answer just email me at firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted on March 28th, 2009 at 5:29 pm by piac
Hello, need some advice….
while updating Cydia, i got some updates… 2 actually, some app and a “mobile substrate” and I update them at the same time… and then all the iPhone was “substrated”… and have to take it to a technician friend of mine to fix it…. and he told me “don’t update anything from cydia, but if you do, BE CAREFULL”….
Now, the thing is my iPhone is back!, and im tempted to install Winterboard, because I want to have a “different look” on it!. When I press “install”, takes me to the “confirm” page… in “Modifications” appears “Mobile Substrate Winterboard”. As you can see the nightmare is there….!
Can I install the Winterboard app? or my phone will crash again, and go again to an “I.C.U.”????….
JuanchoPosted on April 3rd, 2009 at 7:30 pm by Juancho
Hie, want to know why iPhone won’t send files via blue tooth and why u cant customize yr ringtones wth yr iPod musik! It’s so pathetic bcoz any 20Century generation smartfone dose this and more not to mention a flash on th camera and th 2nd camera 4 video calling! Come on now apple, u guys can do way better than this…!!Posted on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:47 pm by Tafadxua
Hi i just jail broke my Ipod 2nd Gen Using This Tutorial Which I Thought Was Good : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFEk_nt4ZtM&feature=related
But Then When I Download Winter Board It Turns Off My Ipod And Then I Cant Turn It Back On I Have To Re-Jailbreak It
I Have Dont It About 8 Times Now And Every Time The Same thing Happens Please Help MePosted on May 20th, 2009 at 11:49 am by Lukey123
Basically, you have to jailbreak your Ipod using QuickPwn or PwnageTool (my preference is QuickPwn * Note: Look up around youtube on how to jailbreak your gen. and firmware ). After jailbreaking, you then acquire 2 Apps : Installer & Cydia. Go into Cydia and it will update itself automatically. Once updated, you can then search for winterboard.Posted on May 30th, 2009 at 1:12 am by Jason
wow does nobody have a good source for cydia its not hard to jail break an ipod or an iphone
Somebody find a source that gives you a bundle of themes
WOWPosted on May 30th, 2009 at 2:07 pm by AM
When I download winterboard it comes up with all these different pop-up errors the main one being;
NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known
But in the end it always says download complete restart springboard. It restarts, and it’s not there. When I go to download it again it says install still and not modify. Can anyone help me.Posted on June 9th, 2009 at 12:05 pm by link
you have to jail break ur ipod touch/iphone using quickpwn and then when u run quickpwn it will ask u if u want to add cydiaPosted on June 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm by Jordan
mhh i jailbreaked my iphone 3gs yesterday. installed cydia and winterboard, and then my iphone crashed, and could just be started in the safety mode for springboard.
since i removed winterboard again, it works. but i wanna use it, is there something else?Posted on July 4th, 2009 at 2:44 am by alexander
i have done the same thing.. i think i’ve installed it about 20x already and i just bought my iphone 3gs yesterday. i think im gonna have a hard time in the future because of this lol. but then.. i stopped after reading this out of nowhere.. http://www.funkyspacemonkey.com/winterboard-working-iphone-3gs-waiting-fix-install
so i think it’s not working at all in 3gs.. so we just have to wait!Posted on July 5th, 2009 at 12:08 pm by ayako
or if it does now!! could somebody help us!?? 🙂
When I try to install SB Settings, I get a message;
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?
Thanks.Posted on July 26th, 2009 at 6:36 pm by Ron
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 email@example.comPosted on August 1st, 2009 at 7:11 pm by becky
i need winterboard application. .how can i get it??Posted on August 16th, 2009 at 6:54 am by bhargav
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 CydiaPosted on September 14th, 2009 at 11:30 pm by Andy
2) Click on search and type “Winterboard” it will display. Click to install and confirm…your done 🙂
YoPosted on October 13th, 2009 at 8:19 am by JoJo John Jnr
I saw the msg
In fact I have been looking for this for ages
http://www.appsafari.com is definitely on my bookmarksnow.
Great effort keep up the good work !
My favorite is Winterboard on the iPhone. Its work beautiful on my iPhone!Posted on November 15th, 2009 at 8:29 am by Stefan
i like because i can change the ikon,,?Posted on November 19th, 2009 at 11:09 pm by audy
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..Posted on December 9th, 2009 at 5:29 pm by Shin
heyyyy heyyyy everyoneeeee im sooooo happyyyyy i jailbrokeeeeee my ipodddd. my fave themesss on cydia aree imamess, abeo, picnic and sexy realize.??Posted on December 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm by ?increase the peace?
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted on December 12th, 2009 at 9:33 pm by Safi
this thing always crashes my ipod and i had to do a restore.Posted on December 28th, 2009 at 7:32 pm by dammit
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!).Posted on December 28th, 2009 at 7:50 pm by WhyWouldIGiveYouMyName?
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 charmPosted on December 29th, 2009 at 10:09 pm by Him
Nice Cydia app. It’s been working fine for me – I’m on 3.1.2 firmware on iPod touch 2G.Posted on January 3rd, 2010 at 1:50 pm by Zeke Marffy
this look coolPosted on January 10th, 2010 at 10:22 am by jorge Tapia
I hop it worksPosted on January 10th, 2010 at 7:27 pm by Lol homie loc
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?Posted on January 29th, 2010 at 6:22 am by Helpplz
i downloaded winter board but my themes wont work, on my itouch 3rd gen do you know how to fix this.Posted on February 3rd, 2010 at 4:03 pm by dalton
i want to winterboard app,but si difficult to download ,,please help mePosted on March 11th, 2010 at 7:45 am by alim
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 runPosted on April 23rd, 2010 at 4:58 pm by tonya
how do i get winter board on my phone
I love itPosted on May 30th, 2010 at 9:18 am by Anh
Would like to purchace this app please advisePosted on July 9th, 2010 at 2:51 pm by Gail Davis
go to google and type in “spirit jailbreak” and then download spirit and then plug in your itouch, iphone, or ipad and the open up spirit on your computer and click “jailbreak” it literally takes like 5 seconds and you have it!Posted on July 26th, 2010 at 3:14 pm by Connor
this will be the first time jailbreaking mine, i know everything except where you get winterboard from. any help?Posted on August 10th, 2010 at 7:56 am by Kevin
Where can i get winterboard from cydia download linkPosted on August 18th, 2010 at 11:55 pm by gadgets
I got winterboard install (only see it on cydia) but is not showing on home screen 🙁 plz help!!!!Posted on September 20th, 2010 at 10:00 pm by Leda
how do i download it i cant find the linkPosted on September 21st, 2010 at 5:14 am by SOULJA BOY
How can I get itPosted on October 8th, 2010 at 11:49 pm by Cesar
I like thisPosted on October 12th, 2010 at 4:18 pm by Nalleli
I have a brotherPosted on December 21st, 2010 at 1:09 pm by Kyler
I love this program but how do I down load ott?????Posted on January 10th, 2011 at 5:37 am by junior valadez
It’s goodPosted on June 18th, 2011 at 1:03 pm by Saad
I really want winter board I love the backgrounds you get when you have itPosted on July 19th, 2011 at 5:48 am by Olivia
When I click a theme and press the home button my iPod restarts and the theme doesn’t work idk whyPosted on August 25th, 2011 at 7:45 pm by Rinaldo
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i need help to get my iphone up and runningPosted on February 14th, 2012 at 6:01 pm by kevin
goodPosted on March 29th, 2012 at 10:42 am by Amok
CydiaPosted on May 28th, 2012 at 3:51 pm by Anab
I’ll see a thing is very nice i”ll lovePosted on April 20th, 2013 at 10:35 am by Fernando
My phone is new!Posted on March 15th, 2017 at 2:29 am by Genesis