A new version of WinterBoard is now available in Cydia, which now supports iOS 8 and gets some new features. WinterBoard is the best tweak to completely change the look of your iOS device using themes and other elements.
WinterBoard was known to work with iOS 8 prior to this update, but it had bugs that caused it to crash often. That bug has been fixed in this update and it now officially supports iOS 8 and later. The WinterBoard tweak will no longer be shown on the Homescreen, instead you will have to access it directly from the Settings app.
These are the new changes and bug fixes in WinterBoard 0.9.3917:
- Fix Crash when changing themes
- Folders/UIKit.framework for Assests
- iPad: Wrong IconMask
- 64 bit UI Sound Themes
- Manual Respring Button
- 8.x: Support @3x Image Hunting
- 7.x: Theme .car File PNGs (coolstar)
- 7.x: Preferences Icons (JunesiPhone)
- 6.x: Better SharedArtwork Hook
- Better Resource Pathing (Surenix)
- New @3x WinterBoard Icon (Surenix)
- Fix Crash in Bundle Theme Cache
- Remove Standalone Application
- Image Recorder Now Uses Bundles
You can download WinterBoard from the BigBoss repo in Cydia for free.
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However, this is not the only tweak to the UI which it applies. It also makes changes to Control Center (on iPhone only), and the sound effects of iOS 7. Another great thing about the theme is that it works on iPad and iPhone, so you can have a continuous experience between your two devices (if you have both) with the same theme.
The theme is free, and is available from ModMyi, which comes pre-installed with Cydia.
Let us know if you like the theme.
Be sure to check out our Cydia Themes List to explore more awesome themes for your jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
iOS 8 Infinity Theme is a great theme, but only offers a change to the icon style. It’s definitely a subtle theme, as the icons look quite similar to a standard iOS 7/8 experience. In the developer’s words, they follow a “specific color palette…they are consistent and harmonious”. And I would agree with him. The subtle changes that this theme brings just contributes to a nicer home screen. The icons actually seem flatter than the standard icons that come with iOS 7, and really look great. They’re vibrant, colourful, and add variety to the home screen.
Here you can see the difference between standard icons and then using the theme.
I would recommend this theme to you if you like the standard icon theme enough already, and don’t want anything too radical as a theme for your home screen.
This theme comes included in the ZodTTD source (pre-installed on all devices) so you can download this tweak on any device (there is a special iPad version) by just searching ‘iOS 8 Infinity’. You can either select the iOS 8 Infinity Theme or iOS 8 Infinity iPad Theme depending on which device you have.
Blurpaper is a small tweak which blurs your wallpaper on your homescreen, lockscreen, or both. Sometimes a background on iOS can be a little bit distracting; popping in and out between the icons and creating a chopped up image. Often a blur effect will solve that, and make the background look nice and smooth.
One of the greatest features of this tweak is the option of customization. If you go into Settings, and then into the Blurpaper menu you can change a lot of things about the blur of the background, including blur amount, style and even radius. As you can see in the screenshot below, you can even customize the blur fading in on unlock.
You will need to add a new source to use this tweak, as it does not come pre-installed. To do this open up Cydia, select Sources, tap Edit, and then Add. Then enter the address below:
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