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  • New Themes Section Comes to Cydia


    Saurik has updated Cydia to reveal another exciting new feature to the premiere jailbreak app. He's added a new "Themes" store right on the front page, allowing easy access to Themes, specifically designed for your specific screen.

    Upon tapping the new Themes button, the landing page asks whether you'd like to look at HD (retina display) or SD (iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS) themes. There's also a 'Featured Artisits' section. Tapping on any of these will bring up tons of downloadable themes that can easily be added via Winterboard. The Theme Store offers both free and paid themes for download. Each of themes have a design page that allows the user to see the theme before it is bought and downloaded.

    Saurik writes that he "is not in charge of updating this area" and that users can expect to see "biweekly" updates to the Theme Store from the artists. Saurik also adds that with the release of Cydia version 1.1 "immanent", users will soon be able to directly nominate artists so that they may be added to the Featured Artists section, and that once Cydia is updated, Winterboard will then be updated accordingly. EDIT 01/23/11: ModMyi, MacCiti, and PlanetiPhones are responsible for choosing who goes into this theme section every couple weeks.

    As the project gets underway, Saurik has asked the theme community to provide suggestions on IRC by joining #winterboard on irc.saurik.com. With this added feature and a new release coming very soon, Cydia, Jailbreakiing, and Theming look more exciting than ever. It can be expected that this new Theme Store, directly accessed from Cydia, and part of the ongoing project to create a complete index of all Cydia packages, will bring an influx of Theme Artists who may have otherwise fallen through the woodwork.

    Here some screens from the new Themes Store, make sure to check out the new section for yourself:





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    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Themes Section Comes to Cydia started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 66 Comments
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Am I the only person on this forum that thinks that even the nicer themes make the OS look cheap and inconsistent? Feel free to recommend me an elegant theme that doesn't leave me with icons that aren't themed and certain GUI elements that seem out of place.
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      Am I the only person on this forum that thinks that even the nicer themes make the OS look cheap and inconsistent? Feel free to recommend me an elegant theme that doesn't leave me with icons that aren't themed and certain GUI elements that seem out of place.
      You need to check out iNitsua Z HD!!!! I've been rocking it for a couple months. It's sleek, SEXY, and gets compliments all the time.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Thats a very nice theme
    1. calebratm's Avatar
      calebratm -
      Hell anything knitz does is sexy as hell, along with z, free apple, alien, raptors, wynd all top themers (sorry if i forgot anyone) i think the stock iphone looks cheap and tacky imo and themeing was the top reason i got into jb'ng back in the ziphone days, themes are like my ritalin for my iphone adhd, and i think once the dust settles and themeit is iut they can only better the community.....a year and a half from now when saurik buys themeit and disposes of it is another story
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      Feel free to recommend me an elegant theme that doesn't leave me with icons that aren't themed and certain GUI elements that seem out of place.
      well if u insist

      http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-ne...nt-toyvan.html
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      The fact that you categorically label all monopolies as bad/evil explains your logic.
      The fact that you don't provide an example to counter my point shows the lack of thought in your reply.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Well well, isn't competition great?

      "A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace."
      -Ovid
      +1 Boom! I like that quote, I'm going to try and use that in one of my courses this week

      I like that new section. Also excited for ThemeIt.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by toyvan View Post
      Haha well he asked for it, & got a perfect response ;D
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Who cares? I make my own themes w/Photoshop, tweaks available on Cydia and bits and pieces freely available (legit) from different sites. Why would I want to buy a theme? I guess convenience, but I'd rather customize my own way than use someone else's work whole-cloth. Even when I used dBar, it was just a jumping-off place. I suppose I'm in the minority here, though. Good luck to both parties, make lots of money and prosper.
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      This is good news, but the day Cydia gets a full UI overhaul and a REVIEW system like rock will be the day I am a very happy man.

      I am sick and tired of buying a cydia app only to find out it doesn't work (I'm looking at you Intelliborn). I am sick and tired of the slow payment system that often freezes on me. In fact, sometimes I have gotten so sick of trying to pay for an app that I have given up and downloaded the pirated version from right beneath the legit version in Cydia. That is not good for developers or saurik.

      Payment needs to be super fast. And to those saying use amazon, it's only available to US residents.
    1. noname8317's Avatar
      noname8317 -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      Am I the only person on this forum that thinks that even the nicer themes make the OS look cheap and inconsistent? Feel free to recommend me an elegant theme that doesn't leave me with icons that aren't themed and certain GUI elements that seem out of place.
      Try Elite Pro HD. Runs smooth and themes all icons. Looks good on retina display. I had elite pro on my 3GS when it first came out, then upgraded when I got my iPhone 4.
    1. TimBub's Avatar
      TimBub -
      In the long run, all that matters is who's product is better.
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post
      This is good news, but the day Cydia gets a full UI overhaul and a REVIEW system like rock will be the day I am a very happy man.
      You may not have to wait very long.
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      What Cydia really needs is a new UI! It looks too old & outdated. Hopefully this new store will have a UI that will force Cydia to do some remodeling.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by SwatPac View Post
      What Cydia really needs is a new UI! It looks too old & outdated. Hopefully this new store will have a UI that will force Cydia to do some remodeling.
      It's not that great...just got it. The 'Back' feature is too cumbersome between pgs as well
    1. bmxtreme's Avatar
      bmxtreme -
      Better give me a switch to not display this section now.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      I like it.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Cydia is so mis-managed/ un-managed, I wouldn't be surprised if everyone left that sinking ship.

      7 weeks after uploading my theme and I still can't connect to Cydia Connect.
    1. Kiyagaedwin's Avatar
      Kiyagaedwin -
      Quote Originally Posted by KBI2113 View Post
      This post isn't about ThemeIt, so take that story here- ThemeIt: A New Theme Store App Brings Competition to Cydia
      I'm personally excited about this update. Anything new that I can learn more about is always a positive.
      Of course it about that ....we all know deep Down...I know u know it...I don't even use themes alot on my iPhone but it is plain to see saurik like monopoly ...Anywy I know some people won't take this
      The right way but when u make something good never be scared of competition....ask skyfire who thought safari would still be the best
    1. dmbkiwi's Avatar
      dmbkiwi -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post

      Payment needs to be super fast. And to those saying use amazon, it's only available to US residents.
      I use the amazon payment method and I certainly don't live in the US.