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  • Major WinterBoard Update Brings Speed and Many Bug Fixes


    If you’re one of the many that have avoided installing WinterBoard on your iOS device because of the glitchy icon labels and the dropped frame lag while paging on your home screen, then you may want to take a look at the newly updated WinterBoard (version 0.9.3905) today. You might and should be very impressed with it!

    The update makes paging on the home screen absolutely fluid as it was meant to be – a problem normally only fixed by installing a paid jailbreak tweak dubbed Barrel, a $2.99 cost, since Barrel hooks into the paging process that was slowed down by WinterBoard and overtook the process its own way. The paging lag was by far one of the worst problems with the last version of WinterBoard. As today's update came out to fix the problem, paging is now absolutely the same as it would be if WinterBoard had never been installed.

    The update to WinterBoard also fixes an issue with the shadowing on the icon labels, making them appear exactly how iOS should render them whether you have WinterBoard installed or not. Both the icon label and paging lag fixes will only be effective if you have SummerBoard mode set to off, which it will be by default when you install the new version. The complete list of fixes is outlined below:
    • 5.x: Solve SpringBoard Scroll Lag (only with “SummerBoard Mode” off)
    • Default SummerBoard Mode to Off
    • 4+5: TimeStyle, PerPage, IconAlpha
    • 4+5: WinterBoard.app Respring Fix
    • 5.x: Last Ditch kill -KILL Respring
    • 4+5: HTML Wallpaper Multi-Touch
    • 2+3: Fixed SpringBoard Crashes
    • Corrected Order of UISound Stack
    • Use Fallback/* to Wildcard Theme


    If you have never had themes installed on your iOS device because you were horrified by WinterBoard’s side-effects, then you should certainly give the new version a try if you have always wanted to theme your iOS device. We’ve tested it ourselves and speed has been greatly improved. WinterBoard is free in Cydia, as it always has been, and you will need to reboot your iOS device after you install it.

    Sources: Saurik
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Major WinterBoard Update Brings Speed and Many Bug Fixes started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 43 Comments
    1. brittag's Avatar
      brittag -
      Quote Originally Posted by plnkeye21 View Post
      Great so after updating I now have lost my status bar clock when a theme is selected. Fix one thing break another. Any one else with this problem?
      The Winterboard update includes a fix for time styling, which had been broken for a while. If you have a theme installed that has time styling, the styling was inactive with the old Winterboard version and is active with the new Winterboard version. If your time looks weird, the theme probably just needs to be updated a little bit.
    1. Hip5's Avatar
      Hip5 -
      Ok just updated and have a question.Does winterboard play nice with springtomize2? I tried this a while ago cause I wanted a tweak in springtomize but when I set it up it gave me a dismiss error unless Winterboard was turned off but ididnt want to do that so I just continued to use WB and not SM2.I just updated WB and tried SM2 again same dismiss every time I respring but I dismiss and it all seems to work ok.The tweak in SM2 I am trying to use is the convex icon dock.Is there any other tweak that will do this?The error says (you have enabled a label modificatio in Srigtomize (Custom Color Custom Size) Those options cannot work along with winterboard.Please either disable Winterboard or label customization options. Any help will be appreciated.
      Thanks, HIP5
    1. Ozzy82335's Avatar
      Ozzy82335 -
      Quote Originally Posted by plnkeye21 View Post
      Great so after updating I now have lost my status bar clock when a theme is selected. Fix one thing break another. Any one else with this problem?
      I'm having the same problem, no solution yet :/
    1. Ozzy82335's Avatar
      Ozzy82335 -
      Quote Originally Posted by plnkeye21 View Post
      Great so after updating I now have lost my status bar clock when a theme is selected. Fix one thing break another. Any one else with this problem?
      I found a solution, SSH into your device go to Library\Themes\NameOfTheme.theme. Open the main info.plist and delete the part that says
      TimeStylecolor: transparent; text-shadow: transparent 0px 0px 0px it might look a little different than this. When that's deleted save the file and respring. Your time should show up. Hope this works!

      Note: ALWAYS BACKUP FILE(S) USED
    1. embw's Avatar
      embw -
      so does this update fix the quarter screen bug that im pretty sure winterboard was causng? anybody experiencing that still?
    1. dboone21's Avatar
      dboone21 -
      Is it still a memory hog? (Hog might be a little too harsh of a word) but that's the only reason I haven't installed it on the 4S since I got it at launch. Have always had and loved it on all other iPhones....
    1. Benson11's Avatar
      Benson11 -
      Very useful updates! I must install this.
    1. plnkeye21's Avatar
      plnkeye21 -
      Ozzy, thank you bro! I figured it had to do with Time Styles. I emailed Saurik that last night but never heard back. Appreciate your help!
    1. iPhoneMadness's Avatar
      iPhoneMadness -
      A LOT smoother. I'm sitting here just scrolling through my pages for no reason other than to admire the smoothness. Also, theme wasn't broken (Jaku) so, so far so good. Great update!
    1. gav1993's Avatar
      gav1993 -
      Already had winterboard installed, updated and didn't feel much difference... But thanks to MMI, I set 'SummerBoard' mode off and immediately felt an improvement! Great update Saurik
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Has any one had any issues with the dock clock disappearing after this update? Cause am running iOS 5.0.1 on my i4 and it was working flawless up until I did this update. Now my dock clock won't show and it only shows when I go into Cydia but when I back out it goes away!! Which really sucks cause I use my phone a lot and every time I needed to look at the time it was there but now I have to lock my phone look at the lock clock then unlock it to resume use of it!!
    1. JimboHurt's Avatar
      JimboHurt -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      Has any one had any issues with the dock clock disappearing after this update? Cause am running iOS 5.0.1 on my i4 and it was working flawless up until I did this update. Now my dock clock won't show and it only shows when I go into Cydia but when I back out it goes away!! Which really sucks cause I use my phone a lot and every time I needed to look at the time it was there but now I have to lock my phone look at the lock clock then unlock it to resume use of it!!
      It's addressed like 5 posts above yours..

      Anyway! Yay! I just removed Barrel because no need anymore. The paging is smooth!!
    1. brittag's Avatar
      brittag -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hip5 View Post
      Ok just updated and have a question.Does winterboard play nice with springtomize2?
      You should talk to the developer of Springtomize about this. This version of Winterboard improves its handling of icon labels, so it should be able to work better with Springtomize, but that developer is really the person who will know about this.

      Quote Originally Posted by embw View Post
      so does this update fix the quarter screen bug that im pretty sure winterboard was causng? anybody experiencing that still?
      I don't think Winterboard ever caused the quarter screen bug, but it definitely doesn't now. That bug happens if you have a package installed that isn't properly compatible with iOS 5.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hip5 View Post
      Ok just updated and have a question.Does winterboard play nice with springtomize2? I tried this a while ago cause I wanted a tweak in springtomize but when I set it up it gave me a dismiss error unless Winterboard was turned off but ididnt want to do that so I just continued to use WB and not SM2.I just updated WB and tried SM2 again same dismiss every time I respring but I dismiss and it all seems to work ok.The tweak in SM2 I am trying to use is the convex icon dock.Is there any other tweak that will do this?The error says (you have enabled a label modificatio in Srigtomize (Custom Color Custom Size) Those options cannot work along with winterboard.Please either disable Winterboard or label customization options. Any help will be appreciated.
      Thanks, HIP5
      The Themes tab on springtomize dont work when WInterboard is enabled
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JimboHurt View Post
      It's addressed like 5 posts above yours..

      Anyway! Yay! I just removed Barrel because no need anymore. The paging is smooth!!
      Oh yeah thanks I just went back and read all that even read a post where someone's says how to fix it just deleted the time style from info plist in my theme's Files using ifile respringed and fixed
    1. dark2naruto's Avatar
      dark2naruto -
      Hello

      For the time style bug, like a guy say it earlier, you can find it in the info.plist in your folder theme

      Exemple, for me it's:

      TimeStyle

      color : transparent
      You can delete this, and the clock come back in the stat bar.

      But now, you can also custom the line : opacity, shadow, position, all works perfectly !

      [quote]
      TimeStyle

      opacity: 0.9; color : white; text-shadow: 0032c8 0px 0px 3px; position: absolute; top: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: -1px
      Exemple with this code with my theme



      It's wonderful ^^

      Someone can explain what is the wallpaper.html multitouch ...? I don't find anything on this...
    1. brittag's Avatar
      brittag -
      Quote Originally Posted by dark2naruto View Post
      Someone can explain what is the wallpaper.html multitouch ...? I don't find anything on this...
      The note about "HTML Wallpaper Multi-Touch" covers the fix to this reported bug.
    1. dark2naruto's Avatar
      dark2naruto -
      Thanks for this answer
    1. trojanbeatz's Avatar
      trojanbeatz -
      I have the missing status bar clock, PLUS all the dock labels are missing

      Any fixes from anyone please?

      Thanks
    1. tosbsas's Avatar
      tosbsas -
      there is a small bug with shrink tweak in new version of wb-

      a) wb is killing any adjustments made to labels and shows the off cente
      b) fontsize vary from respring to respring