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  • WinterBoard Gets An Long Awaited Update


    I for one have been looking forward to an update to WinterBoard since I first got my iPhone. Being a theme designer as well, this makes me super excited, and it should for all you theme lovers as well!

    For those of you who might not know, WinterBoard is an App developed by @Saurik that allows Jailbroken users to completely change the look and feel of their iDevice. Through Icons, Sounds and User Interface redesigns.

    WinterBoard has now been updated to 0.9.3154-1 and is now located in Settings. This update also fixes a few 3.1+ specific issues, and can "iPhone-optimize" PNG's using pincrush (from @dhowett).

    Inside settings we now have a few new features for WinterBoard as well. There is also a Summerboard Mode, that makes older themes more compatible with Winterboard, and the current iPhone Jalbreak.

    As mentioned, @dhowett's PinCrush has been implemented into this update to increase the speed of loading PNGs. However, for those designers out there, be careful, as this will replace your current PNG files, making them un-viewable on your computer (you'll have to use a PNG converter again). Or you could always just reinstall your theme if you still have the deb, but personally I like to work with live files when I design themes.

    There is also a debugging mode and a "summerboard" mode, which will help add support for older themes that might not load properly. You can also hide the winterboard icon if you choose to.

    I for one am stoked and can't wait to see what else will be brought to WinterBoard in the future.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: WinterBoard Gets An Long Awaited Update started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 108 Comments
    1. geo411m's Avatar
      geo411m -
      I say this update is recommended. It makes my phone run just as fast as when I don't have winterboard installed.

      Quote Originally Posted by T40mas View Post
      Dosent Fix keyboard issues, and I have to convert my themes, not worth it
      You don't have to convert your themes. converting them should make it run faster but you don't have to if you don't want.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by dbizzy1 View Post
      Will someone fix the damn kwyboard themes...I have zero development skills so I suppose I have no room to speak, but it the last thing I need to make my iPhone a masterpiece. Anyway keep up the good work guys, I can't wait for the next developments
      Saurik just gave us an amazing update for one of the greatest jailbreak apps of all time, and your response is "someone fix the damn keyboard themes" maybe u should be thankfull of what u are givin instead of complain
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Quote Originally Posted by wilsongeorge View Post
      Saurik just gave us an amazing update for one of the greatest jailbreak apps of all time, and your response is "someone fix the damn keyboard themes" maybe u should be thankfull of what u are givin instead of complain
      +1
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wilsongeorge View Post
      maybe u should be thankfull of what u are givin instead of complain
      yeah I mean why even get an iPhone? We should be thankful that we even have cordless phones in the first place!

      Geez
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      Good news, but not for me coz i can't make any use of it since my iphone is completely useless without the jailbreak
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      @ro0oney I'd have a Nexus One if I was told I wasn't allowed to jailbreak anymore.
    1. iGarza's Avatar
      iGarza -
      sweet.... but not sure i want to load it if others report crashing
      yo no tengo tempo para te Winterboard.
    1. dklein's Avatar
      dklein -
      I updated and don't have any problems or issues. I use the winterboard themes w/ transparent dock and no labels but I can't say I see anything else to use here that's new. Maybe I'm just ignorant about the SW.
    1. Steve Fornell's Avatar
      Steve Fornell -
      xx
    1. BlaqkRoxstar360's Avatar
      BlaqkRoxstar360 -
      Just out of curiosity, what in the firmware updates made it impossible to theme the keyboard?
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      "an long awaited update" fix your grammer please lol.
      Nice update by the way but didnt work too well with the theme i used with the optimize option.
    1. an0ther's Avatar
      an0ther -
      I can't believe so many people complain about keyboard themes. Why don't you install iaccess if they are so important to you?
    1. preyni's Avatar
      preyni -
      This update does almost the same what the winterboard settings package in cydia did long before, except the png conversion.
      This is not a big deal for me, because I don't use winterboard.(it's installed on my iphone, but i disabled it in MS) I theme everything manually, and the png conversion can be done with pngcrush.
      But good for you guys.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      On cydia right now to get the update.
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      My iPhone's not showing an update did it get pulled off because of the crashing i've been hearing about?
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Difficult to hold off upgrading, but .... I'll let others test this and will upgrade AFTER the 'beta version - b4' is removed. My iPhone is way to important to play around this something that's 'almost' finished
    1. 1ucky11's Avatar
      1ucky11 -
      Wow, just finished updating, and all i can say is NICE~. I'm so happy mine didn't crash.
    1. Sakbut's Avatar
      Sakbut -
      Quote Originally Posted by SnowLeo View Post
      "an long awaited update" fix your grammer please lol.
      Nice update by the way but didnt work too well with the theme i used with the optimize option.
      fix your spelling please lol
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      @ro0oney I'd have a Nexus One if I was told I wasn't allowed to jailbreak anymore.
      LOL! What was the point of that post..? Nothing to do with winterboard...

      Sweet update, I'm glad we're able to theme our phones, it makes them unique to us.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Installed without crashes or other issues, excellent update for me!