Winterboard has to be the single most popular download on Cydia. Developed by Saurik, the force behind Cydia itself, Winterboard is a theming app. It’s the basis of a very high percentage of all the theme tweaks that appear on Cydia and, without it, you might just find yourself stuck with a relatively boring looking iPhone or iPad.
Downloading it is a simple matter of going into Cydia, searching for Winterboard and hitting the download and install buttons. Alternatively, if you try to download a theme that requires Winterboard it will be downloaded automatically. Restart your springboard and there will be a Winterboard icon on the home screen. Tap on it and enter a world of theming delight.
There are several preloaded themes already within the app. Just tap on one, or more to start customizing your device. The beauty of Winterboard is that you can run as many different themes as you like at the same time. Choose different ones for your wallpaper, your icons, your lock screen and run them all at the same time. There are tons of themes to choose from, in short, anything you want to do to your iOS device, any look or customization will be found on Winterboard or as a Winterboard compatible theme.
Winterboard in Action : YouTube Video
Some of the best Winterboard themes include Glasklart – a tweak that contains more than 5100 icons, skins, badges and so much more. You can download Unfold, a tweak that you swipe to unfold your lock screen. This works well with Typo5, a tweak that displays the date and time across your lock screen. Ultimate Chrome gives your device a polished metal-look finish. Winterboard themes are so diverse and varied that to list them all would take forever. Most of them are completely free although you may have to shell out a dollar or two on occasion.
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