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  • 'Bloard' Enables the Black Keyboard in iOS 7 for All Interfaces, All the Time


    Depending on the interface that you have open in iOS 7, your keyboard might be white, or it might be black. Most of the time, your keyboard is white, but the black keyboard is just so much sexier. With that being said, why not enable it everywhere?

    That's exactly what a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Bloard by iOS development team GN-OS does. With this tweak installed, you'll get the black iOS 7 keyboard in every typing interface, rather than the white iOS 7 keyboard.

    For some, the black keyboard is easier on the eyes than the white one, so this might be a useful tweak for those that are hard at seeing. It's especially easier on the eyes in the dark.

    If at any time you want to go back to the white keyboard temporarily, all you need to do is visit the tweak's preferences pane in the Settings application and disable the tweak via the killswitch:



    To grab Bloard, you can head over to Cydia's BigBoss repository right now.

    Name: Bloard
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-11
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: GN-OS
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Bloard' Enables the Black Keyboard in iOS 7 for All Interfaces, All the Time started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      This tweak is amazing. I've been using it all day now. But, as I said in the previous post, we need tweaks like this to move the community to new tweaks to change design. We need a new DreamBoard like tweak to move past the days of WinterBoard.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Stoked cuz I like my phones overall theme to be darker... Had a black keyboard before color keyboard came out years ago... Was waiting for color keyboard and now this came along... Only a matter of days I would think before our keyboards are color customizable again... Seems like some devs can just rework this tweak for color mods...
    1. grantskier's Avatar
      grantskier -
      While this mod is exactly what I wanted. With Fancy coming soon I'll just stick with that (when released). Using this as interim, very nice.
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      If you go to settings/general/accessibility and enable increase contrast the keyboard turns black instead of grey

    1. rylen1031's Avatar
      rylen1031 -
      Is this updated for the iPhone 5S? (Arm64)
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ yes
    1. rylen1031's Avatar
      rylen1031 -
      Thanks! I was hoping so as I love this tweak
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by rylen1031 View Post
      Thanks! I was hoping so as I love this tweak
      What part of NW Ind. are you from. I have relatives in Schererville.
    1. rylen1031's Avatar
      rylen1031 -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      What part of NW Ind. are you from. I have relatives in Schererville.
      Just south of there in St John..
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Love this tweak.
    1. fidosam's Avatar
      fidosam -
      Great little tweak!
    1. Spazmonic's Avatar
      Spazmonic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
      If you go to settings/general/accessibility and enable increase contrast the keyboard turns black instead of grey



      Friggin win. Thats what I wanted all along. Thanks for the tip
    1. ProfessorJack's Avatar
      ProfessorJack -
      Don't work on reply to e mail
      And in settings signature don't work there either any where else I'm still looking
    1. kthalvorsen's Avatar
      kthalvorsen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
      If you go to settings/general/accessibility and enable increase contrast the keyboard turns black instead of grey

      Which font are you using on that screenshot Answer1o1?
    1. tomjtx's Avatar
      tomjtx -
      I can't find this on Cydia. Did a search and looked on Big Boss repository. Was it pulled?
    1. ZealFied's Avatar
      ZealFied -
      There Should Be A Tweak To turn All UI Into Black, Red, Blue, Yellow Incl. Keyboard!!
    1. rylen1031's Avatar
      rylen1031 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZealFied View Post
      There Should Be A Tweak To turn All UI Into Black, Red, Blue, Yellow Incl. Keyboard!!
      There is, Fancy is the name. Not out in Cydia yet. It is about two articles ago or so.. 😉 Check it out!

      Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorJack View Post
      Don't work on reply to e mail
      And in settings signature don't work there either any where else I'm still looking
      I noticed that too. Sent the developer a message
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Go to settings - general - accessibility - accessibility shortcut. Then assign the triple click to invert colors. This is a far better solution. Adding a black keyboard yet still having a giant white text box is NOT easier on the eyes, rather it's harder on the eyes. Inverting all colors as needed with this triple click makes the keyboard AND the text box dark and can be done and undone on the fly. Try it!
    1. rylen1031's Avatar
      rylen1031 -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Go to settings - general - accessibility - accessibility shortcut. Then assign the triple click to invert colors. This is a far better solution. Adding a black keyboard yet still having a giant white text box is NOT easier on the eyes, rather it's harder on the eyes. Inverting all colors as needed with this triple click makes the keyboard AND the text box dark and can be done and undone on the fly. Try it!
      It would be nice to have the option to change the background in this tweak!