Winterboard will Not Support iOS 7 Jailbreak

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iOS 7 is due to be released to the public later on in September, followed sometime after by the untethered jailbreak for the firmware.  As we all know, iOS 7 has been completely redesigned, not just in features but also in the user interface. The iOS UI has been completely torn apart and rebuilt, including brand new fonts, a new color scheme and lots of other things to make the experience more pleasant and friendly for consumers.

Image : Cydia icon on iOS 7

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However, not everyone is happy with the way the firmware looks. Some are hanging their hopes on a jailbreak solution so that they can get rid of the iOS 7 look and change it for something better. Unfortunately, the future doesn’t look too bright for jailbreak themes, at least not for one of the main ones.

Winterboard creator, Saurik, has informed the jailbreak community that the theming tool is highly unlikely to support the new firmware. Here’s why:

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The exclusion of Winterboard in the iOS 7 jailbreak could have a huge knock-on effect with other tweaks and themes. Dreamboard is still an option but, in the current version of Cydia, nearly all developers use Winterboard for their themes and tweaks.

At this stage, Saurik has made it clear that a final decision has not yet been made. With any luck, the developers and artists will take heed of his comments and will do what’s needed to make sure Winterboard survives. That said, bearing in mind just how different iOS 7 from any other firmware, there’s a good chance that quite a few tweaks won’t work straightaway anyway, if they do at all.

Will you still be upgrading to iOS 7, if your favorite tweaks and themes won’t be available in the jailbreak? Or will you stay where you are and hope something happens on the 6.1.3 jailbreak front ?

UPDATE 31/01/2015

WinterBoard did receive support for iOS 7 and for iOS 8, released last September. Jailbreakers can still download their favorite themes and a lot of new ones have been added as well. Check out this selection of ten of the best new ones to be starting with and we’ll let you know when new ones are released.

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25 Responses - Add Yours+

  1. Liptonius says:

    Us poor slobs stuck with 6.1.3 are never gonna see a jailbreak. Why would anyone bother?

    My 4s is stuck with stock 6.1.3 (accidental forced upgrade), and I am not at all in a hurry to try the “upgrade” from 32-bit to 64-bit.

    I have Macs and remember the horrors of leaving Snow Leopard for the flakey Mountain Lion… and the lack of application software.

    Not gonna happen again, thanks. Especially not for some dancing icons and a new “look”.

  2. Ben says:

    64 bit is only on the 5s. Just get iOS 7.

  3. Slava Russia says:

    Please please do the winterboard on ios 7. It’s UGLY, i hate it! Many million people say thanks to you…

  4. Pete says:

    I Jailbroke my iphone 5 running 7.0.4 and it worked beautifully. However, I tried dreamboard while waiting for a possible ressurection of Winterboard and no luck. Dreamboard does not work for me. Any suggestions?

  5. aziz says:

    Please please do the winterboard on ios 7. It’s UGLY, i hate it! Many million people say thanks to you…

  6. Aydin says:

    I use iOS 7.0.4 and it sucks and i can tell u this. Winterboard does not support it.
    I tryed to change theme and i got no luck.
    This sucks and i hate APPLE from the botom of My heart grrr

  7. R says:

    Not jail broke my phone for a few years so decided I would give it a go as I wanted to change my theme but winterboard doesn’t seem to work,any ideas why why this is?

  8. Lane says:

    Winterboard works perfect on my iPod touch ios 7.0.4

  9. brandon says:

    what source did you get winterboard from?

  10. Pete says:

    I finally got Winterboard to work. Just stumbled upon it and ended up removing Winterboarder and it works fine. Running iphone 5 -- 7.0.4.

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  11. Bongski says:

    Winterboard icons works but not the themes in ios 7… Still standingby on Winterboard upgrade…

  12. kitty says:

    Why the namecalling folks? People are here to discuss and ask questions, not get criticized.

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