This quick guide will show you how to have a 5 column springboard on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

According to Sakurina, the guy behind five-column SpringBoard:

Five-Column SpringBoard is a MobileSubstrate extension that adds a fifth column to your iPhone’s home screen. It looks especially nice with nano-sized icon themes, like Abeo or Pump. It’s unfinished and but should be relatively safe to use on any firmware over 2.0. Works best on 2.2. Use at your own risk.

To do that, you will have to be on a jailbroken iPhone and install a few applications from Cydia:

  • Erica Utilities
  • MobileSubstrate
  • MobileTerminal
  • Ruby

Once this is done:

  • Download this file: fcsb-054.deb
  • Upload it somewhere on your iPhone over SFTP/SCP
  • Log in as root via SSH on your iPhone and change to wherever you put the deb file
  • Run dpkg -i fcsb-0.54.deb
  • Respring

[digg-me]This hack is brought to you by Sakurina and Spazio. If you have any problem, check out the MacThemes forum where this hack is from.

  • Hi, I’m the guy who actually created this. Your install instructions are *wrong*, and your “known issues” are out of date. Not to mention, iSpazio has absolutely nothing to do with this hack.

    I’d suggest you update this post to have correct information, or simply link to the thread and let your readers figure it out for themselves. Having faulty instructions up here will cause them to ask *me* what the problem with their install is, and I don’t want to waste my time helping people who have been misled by you.

  • Hey Sakurina,

    Thank you for your comment. I’m going to edit the post so it reflects the latest info. iSpazio may not have anything to do with that but I first heard about it on his site, which is why I also linked to it.


  • whizkid515

    What is the theme in the screenshot?

  • Needle
  • hoang

    HI Sakurina,
    Could you tell me the way to get back (roll back to 4 column)

  • he hoang i would guess you would just go back in and delete the files


  • hey i cant get this to work please help

    thank you

  • i cant get this to work please help me

    thank you

    (im posting this again because i forgot to check the notify me o followup comments via e-mail box)

  • ifti

    Note: if you want uninstall it, just open Cydia then search and uninstall “Five-Column SpringBoard”

  • jdkriek

    Does not currently work with 3.0 firmware

  • iffy

    im currently jailbroken on 3.1.2, i have cydia
    but i cant seem to find 5 column springboard for some reason
    do i need to add a source?
    if so, what’s the source?


  • kenneth

    iffy, there is a bug with this package where it cannot be uninstalled on 3.1.2 so the author has stopped it being installed on this firmware version

  • Sakurina

    I love massive dicks up me

  • aDamiena

    This is Edward Lanphier

    Just wished to lead off by telling you all

    I’m kinda new to the pc world and forums and stuff so please abuse me now to get the iniation over with

  • ipod nerd

    to remove just update your cydia then remove it after.

  • Quagoccudge

    Hi all I just registered simply want to say good day to all the users here. Hope to come in contact with one or two new friends here.