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.

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Step 1: Install Summerboard

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 -->

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-jailbreak-your-1.1.4-or-lower-iPhone-or-iPo/.

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

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

Step 3: Install a Theme

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

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

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

Your new theme is installed with custom backrounds and icons!

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    15 Discussions

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    The nerdling

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    flamespinner1

    9 years ago on Step 2

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

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    him077

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    iphone11

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    java_love_guru

    9 years ago on Step 5

    thnks for small project,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    quifukli

    10 years ago on Step 3

    what theme is used above?? whats the name?

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    Briguy9

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    lulu1011

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    lulu1011

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    tugharrisGorillazMiko

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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