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  • Do You Like Alkaline? Here Are Some Cool New Battery Themes for iOS 7


    On Saturday, we showed you Alkaline, a new free jailbreak tweak that allows you to theme your iOS 7 battery icon in the Status Bar without having to use WinterBoard.

    Alkaline comes with two themes bundled with the jailbreak tweak that you can use right off the bat – Bolus, and Habesha. We showed you both of these in the Alkaline post (and you can also see them in the header image of this post). We also told you that it was possible to make your own themes to use with Alkaline, and several graphic designers have done just that. In this post, we're going to show you some of the new Alkaline iOS 7 battery icon themes that have been released recently in Cydia.

    1. SemiCircular for Alkakine


    SemiCircular for Alkaline by tigerban is a cool new theme for your iOS 7 battery icon that uses Alkaline. This uses a semi-circular icon design that changes dynamically as your battery drains or charges. It puts the battery percentage right in the center of the semi-circle so that you don't have to enable the battery percentage option under Settings>General>Usage>Battery Percentage and this gives you additional Status Bar space while still allowing you to see the information you want to see. When you are charging your iOS device, the battery percentage in the center of the semi-circle disappears and a lightning bolt icon is displayed instead.

    SemiCircular for Alkaline offers both a black and white version and colored version of the theme that you can choose from in Alkaline's preferences pane in the Settings application.

    Applying this theme requires a respring. If you want to give it a try, it's available for free in Cydia's ModMyi repository.



    2. Vertical iOS7 Battery


    Vertical iOS7 Battery by dallasgroot rotates your iOS 7 battery icon counter-clockwise 90º so that you have a vertical battery icon instead of a horizontal battery icon. By having the battery icon rotated in this way, your battery icon uses less space in the Status Bar and allows you to fit more information in the Status Bar at once – perfect for those with custom carrier names, Status Bar icons, or custom clock formats.

    Applying this theme requires a respring. If you want to try Vertical iOS7 Battery, it's available for free in Cydia's ModMyi repository.



    3. Dots for Alkaline


    Dots for Alkaline by dallasgroot makes your iOS 7 battery level indicator resemble the new signal strength indicator in iOS 7. Instead of a battery icon, you will see five dots that dynamically fill up or become empty depending on your battery percentage level. Notably, because the dots act like Apple's signal strength dots, they don't partially fill up.

    If you're like me, and you use a free jailbreak tweak called 'Bars' to give you a more accurate signal strength indicator, then using the iOS 7 dots for your battery level indicator won't seem redundant and you won't have iOS 7-style dots on both the left side and the right side of your Status Bar.

    Applying this theme requires a respring. If you want to give Dots for Alkaline a whirl, it's available for free in Cydia's ModMyi repository.



    4. SpeedBattery for Alkaline


    SpeedBattery for Alkaline by tigerban is another Alkaline theme that some might enjoy. This theme turns your battery level indicator into a speedometer, and depending on your battery percentage, your battery will either be in the green, yellow, or red. SpeedBattery, like SemiCircular, shows the battery percentage in the icon, so you don't have to enable the stock Battery Percentage feature under under Settings>General>Usage>Battery Percentage, and yet you'll still have the best of both worlds.

    Notably, this icon is colored and iOS 7 seems to take advantage of a black and white user interface, so it does seem a bit out of place, but it still is neat to see something other than the stock battery level indicator.

    Applying this theme requires a respring. If you want to download and try SpeedBattery for Alkaline, it's available for free in Cydia's ModMyi repository.



    5. MacBattery


    MacBattery by dallasgroot gives your iOS 7 device a Mac OS X-inspired battery level indicator. The icon looks almost exactly like the icon that you'll see on any Mac OS X machine, and behaves in a similar way.

    Applying this theme requires a respring. If you want to apply MacBattery to your iOS 7 device, it's available for free in Cydia's ModMyi repository.



    6. iOS5 Battery7


    iOS5 Battery7 by dallasgroot gives your iOS 7 device an iOS 5-inspired battery level indicator. The icon looks almost exactly like the icon that you'll see on any iOS 5 device, and behaves just like you would expect it to on those devices.

    Notably, because this battery icon is colored, it does feel a little out of place in several iOS 7 interfaces, which tend to lean more towards flat and black and white. On the other hand, it's cool to see somewhat of a comeback for an older-style battery level indicator on newer iOS operating systems.

    Applying this theme requires a respring. If you want to download iOS5 Battery7 on your device, it's available for free in Cydia's ModMyi repository.



    For sure, all of these themes have their own personas to them. All of them are applied through Alkaline and not WinterBoard, so after downloading one of them, you'll want to visit the Settings>Alkaline preferences pane and not the Settings>WinterBoard preferences pane if you have WinterBoard installed. All of these Alkaline themes require iOS 7, as Alkaline itself requires iOS 7. Alkaline is also available for free in Cydia's ModMyi repository.

    The Alkaline preferences pane includes links for donating to research organizations that help in fighting Neuroblastoma, a type of pediatric cancer. The links include Because of Ezra (which is operated by Kyle Matthews, the owner of ModMyi.com), which researches ways to fight or even cure the horrible sickness.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Do You Like Alkaline? Here Are Some Cool New Battery Themes for iOS 7 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      I like semicircular but why don't the semicircles reduce in size as the battery goes down? Or move? Or do anything! At the moment it just stays there
    1. toofaan's Avatar
      toofaan -
      after installing it does nothing to my battery theme, its still the stock apple theme. why?
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      I was going to make a dots theme, glad I didn't spend time doing it and the one offered is perfect.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by toofaan View Post
      after installing it does nothing to my battery theme, its still the stock apple theme. why?
      You have to go to the Settings application, find the Alkaline preferences pane, choose the theme you want, then respring your device.
    1. toofaan's Avatar
      toofaan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      You have to go to the Settings application, find the Alkaline preferences pane, choose the theme you want, then respring your device.
      course i did this but nothing changed😞
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by toofaan View Post
      course i did this but nothing changed��
      I'm unsure of why :/
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by toofaan View Post
      course i did this but nothing changed😞
      I haven't had any issues with this tweak.
    1. alpharudy's Avatar
      alpharudy -
      Anyone know if you can somehow use this tweak but have the icons be in black & white instead of green? I like the look of a couple of the batteries but the green doesn't really match my theme.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Got this tweak other day. I like it.
    1. June'sIphone's Avatar
      June'sIphone -
      I love it, made 400 images and then the Dev decided to change the naming of the files. If you have themes that don't work this is why.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by June'sIphone View Post
      I love it, made 400 images and then the Dev decided to change the naming of the files. If you have themes that don't work this is why.
      Use Automator to change them quickly
    1. June'sIphone's Avatar
      June'sIphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Use Automator to change them quickly
      Not that easy as they now change to use color. But it's as easy as running a batch in after effects again. Just explaining why some themes don't work.
    1. Reeiiko's Avatar
      Reeiiko -
      Here's one I did: https://www.myrepospace.com/profile/..._Battery_iOS_7
    1. Luxus12's Avatar
      Luxus12 -
      Did the Dots for Alkaline(3), but I don´t see percentage as seen on the picture above!? Why?
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luxus12 View Post
      Did the Dots for Alkaline(3), but I don´t see percentage as seen on the picture above!? Why?
      That's not part of the theme. Turn on the percent in settings-general-usage. I like to use the tweak batterypeek so I can tap the battery and the percent shows for a few seconds and then goes away.
    1. samiOS's Avatar
      samiOS -
      Quote Originally Posted by toofaan View Post
      after installing it does nothing to my battery theme, its still the stock apple theme. why?
      Go to /var/mobile/Library/Caches and delete the 'com.apple.UIStatusBar' folder.

      Reboot* and it should be fixed.
    1. Gameroid24's Avatar
      Gameroid24 -
      can i request a battery that is just like the regular battery but with a bolder outline of the shape. if u get what im saying. also its colored so that it is like 100-90 blue, 90-70 green, 70-50 orange, 50-30 yellow, and 20-0 red. the bold thing doesn't matter as much, just makes it match my theme and font in status bar better, but i really did want a colored battery if thats possible. thanks!
    1. Luxus12's Avatar
      Luxus12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      That's not part of the theme. Turn on the percent in settings-general-usage. I like to use the tweak batterypeek so I can tap the battery and the percent shows for a few seconds and then goes away.
      Thanxxx :-D