2/03/2009 09:52:00 PM - 27 comments
One of the important aspects about installing Winterboard is that, you need to have Cydia installed first and for that you need a jailbroken/ unlocked iPhone to start with. The beauty of Winterboard is that, it can handle everything from basic themes like wallpaper, status bar, dock, etc to entire themes for the customization of the complete system UI, including features like backgrounds, buttons and sounds. Presuming you already have an unlocked/jailbroken iPhone installed with Cydia; here is a step-by-step guide on:
• Installing WinterBoard from Cydia
• Installing themes from Cydia
• Applying selected theme(s) to WinterBoard
• Removing themes from WinterBoard
Installing WinterBoard from Cydia
After launching Cydia by simply tapping the Cydia icon on your Homescreen, go to the search section of Cydia by tapping the ‘Search’ icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. Then enter WinterBoard in the search box at the top of your screen, and scroll down to locate WinterBoard in the list. Then tap to select the WinterBoard application then tap ‘Install’ button at the top right. On completion of the installation, Cydia will restart your device.
Installing themes from Cydia
After launching Cydia, go to ‘Sections’ at the bottom of the screen and scroll down until you find the list of categories - Themes (Apps), Themes (Batteries), Themes (Complete), Themes (Keyboard), etc. You can easily find the theme of your choice and customize it by simply tapping to enter one of these categories - find a list of custom themes - go through each theme/ preview the screenshots - choose your favorite theme. Install your favorite theme by tapping the ‘Install’ button at the top right of the screen.
Applying selected theme(s) to WinterBoard
As you launch WinterBoard from the Homescreen, you can locate a list of themes that you have installed; other than those that comes pre-installed in Cydia. All you need to do is simply tap the theme of your choice and a checkmark will appear to the right of it. Now press the ‘Home’ button to exit WinterBoard. At this point, SpringBoard will restart and return you to the ‘Slide to Unlock’ screen; your chosen theme is now visible. In the same way, you can use WinterBoard to apply multiple themes at one time.
Remove themes from WinterBoard
You can easily remove a theme in WinterBoard by simply tapping the theme in the list. After the checkmark disappears, exit WinterBoard to apply your settings and wait for SpringBoard to restart.