Introduction: How to Install Themes on a Jailbroken IPhone or IPod Touch

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How To Install Themes On A Jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch using the summerboard application.

Step 1: Install Summerboard

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To do this you will first need a jailbroken iphone or iPod Touch. If you do not have one check out my instructable on how to do so here -->

First you need to install summerboard, an application that allows you install custom themes for springboard. To get to this go to installer, then to the install tab , then to the system folder to find it.

Step 2: Restart Your IPhone or IPod Touch

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You must restart your device to activate summerboard. It will not work unless you do this.

Step 3: Install a Theme

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An icon called "SMB Prefs" will now appear, do not use it yet. Next you need to install a theme. To do this, go to the install tab, then to "themes (summerboard)".

Step 4: Change the Theme

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Go back to the homescreen and open "SMB Prefs". Next, go to the theme tab and select the theme you want to use.

Step 5: Respring

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Go back to the homescreen and wait for your device to respring...

Your new theme is installed with custom backrounds and icons!


The nerdling (author)2012-04-30

use dreamboard, it has better themes, like windows phone, windows 8, endroid, etc.

flamespinner1 (author)2010-09-19

SMBPrefs dose nolonger exsest

flamespinner1 (author)2010-09-19

*** UPDATE!!**** With winterboard it will restart Automaticly

him077 (author)2010-08-10

ummm eather i jailbroke it wrong or my ipod is messed up cuz it gives me somtin called winterboard

flamespinner1 (author)him0772010-09-19

yess the new SummerBoard is Winterboard it still should work

iphone11 (author)2010-07-22

Thanks for sharing such a nice information on installation of themes on jailbroken iphone and ipad. your information is very helpul .thanks for sharing.

java_love_guru (author)2010-03-19

thnks for small project,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  from -- java love guru

quifukli (author)2009-08-27

what theme is used above?? whats the name?

Briguy9 (author)2009-07-22

It's called Winterboard now. Us who jailbroke our iPhones/iPod Touches with redsn0w got Cydia, and we only have Winterboard. It's much better though.

micromuffin (author)2008-12-30


lulu1011 (author)2008-07-05

dont worry thanx i found it! WOW its so cool i got the vending mavhine 1 ! x

lulu1011 (author)2008-07-05

how do you set a theme when i went to summerboard i couldnt find how to set a them...?

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-04

Man, that last theme is so cool! I will definitely do that if I get an iPhone/ iPod touch, great Instructable!

tugharris (author)GorillazMiko2008-03-04

thanks a lot man. If you want to get an iPod touch or iPhone for free try or they really work if ur patient.

Kopolis777 (author)tugharris2008-06-13

So they really work? is it really free or do you have to buy other stuff?

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