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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. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Very exciting, just updated
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      yep pretty cool
    1. AppleDummy's Avatar
      AppleDummy -
      I wonder if the keyboard themes finally work
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      no
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      reticulating splines right now
    1. JA.3's Avatar
      JA.3 -
      Hows the memory usage on this, no change?
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      just did the update :-)
    1. jaynelson134's Avatar
      jaynelson134 -
      my cydia has been crashing since i installed the new version. Any ideas?
    1. dbizzy1's Avatar
      dbizzy1 -
      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
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      I updated Cydia and winterboard this morning, my phone has been crashing like crazy ever since.

      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
      This was discussed awhile ago, it is impossible to theme the keyboard.
    1. T40mas's Avatar
      T40mas -
      Dosent Fix keyboard issues, and I have to convert my themes, not worth it
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      did it say anywhere it does?
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      There are no "keyboard issues", 3.0+ FW keyboards just cant be themed, this was promised a long time ago.
    1. after_burners's Avatar
      after_burners -
      doing mine when get home
    1. AppleDummy's Avatar
      AppleDummy -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      There are no "keyboard issues", 3.0+ FW keyboards just cant be themed, this was promised a long time ago.
      Care to explain why?
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Someone tell me, what's the point of updating this? Does it allow for vertical wallpapers?

      What's the big deal?
    1. SkyGuy5's Avatar
      SkyGuy5 -
      Works awsome for me!

      I like the settings shortcut where you can select themes.
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      yay! i have been waiting to see what he would do with it for a long time!
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      sweetness..
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      miss my iPhone cant wait to get my hands on my iPAD