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Thread: winterboard / summerboard
08-02-2008, 03:44 PM #1winterboard / summerboard
Hey all -- new to MMi and new to the iphone. got my 3g a week ago and jailbroke it tues. got NES emulator running, and DLd a few cool apps. uploaded some custom ringtones I made using winSCP and openSSH - very cool.
Now I'd like to start customizing my wallpaper behind the icons (think that's called the springboard, right?)
Anyway, today in cydia's changes folder I see 'winterboard', which sounds like it might be a way for me to get my own images in there. All the other DLs from todays changes reference summerboard. These are one-time changes to one theme, correct?
What should I DL (or do) to get this thing rolling?
Thanks! great site here.
nvm kids... I figured it all out.
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08-02-2008, 05:08 PM #2
08-02-2008, 05:13 PM #3
I have an unbroke phone but would like to download a theme behind my icons, any ideas? Please Help.
08-02-2008, 05:29 PM #4
winterboard is almost the same as summerboard (few updates from being the same).
all you do to use this app to download it from cydia, restart iphone, the you MUST SSH in order to use themes, SSH to Library/Themes and put themes that you downloaded on your computer here
not really that hard
here are a few good themes to use... Radiance (click download on left)
Macish 2.0 blue
any questions, just ask
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08-02-2008, 05:29 PM #5
I DL'd winterboard from cydia and installed. Then I rebooted the phone as per the instructions. (I rebooted from BossPrefs - it's an option under 'power')
When the phone rebooted, my bg behind my icons was a cool rainforrest design. Also, I had a new icon, called 'winterboard'.
Found some iphone themes online, and uploaded to my iphone using winSCP (with openSSH running).
The themes went into the following folder... /<root>/Library/Themes
Then they showed up in winterboard for me to chose. Pretty simple. Also, the icons and bg are really easily to replace with your own. Now I'm working on a theme of my own.
08-02-2008, 06:31 PM #6
Is anyone's dock being replaced? No matter the theme, my dock won't change from stock...
08-02-2008, 07:02 PM #7
08-02-2008, 07:07 PM #8
Yeah I am getting the same problem
Not too sure where the actual file is located to change it
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08-02-2008, 07:42 PM #9confused
Anyone already had success in updating the dock using winterboard? Also, I downloadeda a theme via Cydia, it doesn't appear in library/themes, but winterboard sees it nevertheless. I wonder where the downloaded themes end up..
Anyway, I'm already happy now that I can change my wallpaper and icons
Suggestions always welcome nevertheless
08-02-2008, 09:56 PM #10
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08-02-2008, 11:08 PM #11
i cant see the winterboard icons!!! nor the themes folder in ssh!!!! what do i do!?
08-02-2008, 11:56 PM #12
the new update fixes the dock problem.
08-03-2008, 01:35 AM #13
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08-03-2008, 04:59 AM #14
Yes, the update fixes the dock. But did anyone succeed in changing the statusbar? I put my Summerboard StatusBar.png file in there, no go..
08-03-2008, 07:12 AM #15
update WB, it's already fixed the dock problem now guys no more cutting and manually change the dock urself,
08-03-2008, 07:23 AM #16
StatusBar theming doesn't work yet. As of the last release, though, WinterBoard's support for old SummerBoard stuff is now pretty much complete.
One thing to note, though, is that WinterBoard is insanely more powerful than SummerBoard was ;P. You can theme almost anything. You can do this by using either resource or artwork overlays. Example:
Put it in /Library/Themes/<your theme>/UIImages/
Reload the theme and enter Phone
you should now have a themed magnifying glass in the search!
If you want to do battery themes, which involve files in CoreServices/SpringBoard.app, you can add:
/Library/Themes/<your theme>/Bundles/com.apple.springboard/<my battery file>.png
With these tools you can theme almost anything on the entire system from the safety of your theme folder: no overwriting of files, easy to remove... its just great ;P.
I'm going to be writing some documentation to put up here: http://www.saurik.com/id/9 :tomorrow (it isn't up yet).
The idea here is that WinterBoard is going to totally replace all the other theme manager backends that have so far existed. (Obviously, a lot more work needs to go into the frontend interface ;P. There are some people working on that now, but we'll see how well it goes.)
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08-03-2008, 10:23 AM #17
08-03-2008, 01:37 PM #18
You can also use /Bundles/com.apple.springboard/FSO_BG.png in your themes; but Status Bar modding does work now, since Saurik has uploaded a new version with support for it.2007 meets 1982: iPhone + akaRemote > (lotsa stuff >) > TB-303: Controlling the Bassline with the Accelerometer
08-03-2008, 03:56 PM #19
I noticed that your last update now supports Statusbar.png's, great!
Maybe I understood your previous post wrong, but I added my battery images to
but that doesn't seem to work for me (yet).
Also I wanted to ask you if there's any way to turn of the docklabels already?
Thanks and keep up the good work!
08-03-2008, 05:44 PM #20
Also, what do I name the status bar file so I can overwrite it? Thanks!
loving my hand-me-down 3G