‘DreamBoard’ Brings Advanced Theming to the iPhone

By , Mar 20, 2011

Do you feel like WinterBoard is getting a bit long in the tooth? Tired of its limitations?

Perhaps this new jailbreak app might pique your interest then. It’s called DreamBoard, and it promises to bring advanced theming to your iPhone.

Those are pretty big promises, especially considering how the mighty WinterBoard has pretty much dominated iPhone theming over the last few years.

Can DreamBoard live up to its aspirations for greatness?

It’s certainly off to a fine start. Version 1.0 of the DreamBoard gives us a sneak peak of some of the promising things to come from this new theming app.

While it’s not totally stable yet, and it only works with a handful of devices, the ceiling is quite high for its potential.

First and foremost, the app is incredibly easy to use. Once it’s installed, all you do is open the app, swipe to the theme you wish to switch to, and tap ‘Apply’ to select your theme. It’ll then seamlessly switch to the them you selected.

That’s right, when I say seamless I really mean it; there are no reboots or resprings required whatsoever.

Another thing that I appreciate about DreamBoard is that it’s a completely self-contained app. This isn’t an app that relies on a lot of other prerequisites in order to accomplish its duties; it’s a big download coming in at around 12MB, but all of the functionality is built into the app itself.

This is apparent when you actually begin using your themes – a complimentary HTC-esque Android theme is included with the package.

The complimentary theme includes your standard fare Android-clock widget, and a Facebook widget. There’s also an option toggle weather based overlays, and a button that showcases all of your apps on one vertical scrolling screen.

The included theme isn’t going to shock or wow you, but it does lend a sneak-peak to the potential of DreamBoard.

For those wanting to make their own themes, there is a set of instructions contained within the DreamBoard section of Cydia. You’re probably going to be familiar with theming in general before venturing in that direction.

Considering that this is version 1.0 of DreamBoard you are destined to experience some springboard crashes. If you have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 running 4.1 or 4.2.1, and you can handle some slight instability, I recommend you give it a try; it’s free on Cydia.

Will you be giving it a whirl?

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  • Peter

    Well I see there is an update, but it wont install 100%…and it fails big time and you have half a package installed…what a crap of an app…damn i want my money back… I feel duped..

    • Puma

      Uninstall and reinstall and you get it working 100% amazing

  • Dizzy mike

    The update is out!! Working 100% good now!!!!! Enjoy :)

  • IphoneHacktaculous

    Does anyone else find that in “edit” mode they cant change the position of apps?

  • Micah

    Are u positive puma? It took a lot of work to tweak the program if I uninstall it and it doesn’t work I will be so angry….

  • Micah

    Are u positive puma? It took a lot of work to tweak the program if I uninstall it and it doesn’t work I will be so angry

  • Micah

    I just updated it and I am so pleased now but I mean it was free..

  • Micah

    I just updated it and I am so pleased now but I mean it was free

  • Xee

    Everything is gud but if you respring or restart it goes back to old theme you had before dreamboard.

  • Xee

    Nahhh, still crashes every now and then….

  • Xee

    I don’t have weather report on homescreen with digital clock, any ideas guys???

    • Lawrence

      Yes.. Take off dreamboard conections blocker. Or whatever it’s called. That’s your problem. Smae thing happened to me

  • Micah

    Buggy yet still it’s a work in progress that was put up for sale to soon. I think you should out I. Your zip code btw of the upper right “i” in the corner, u do that 1?

  • Michael

    $2.99?

    No thanks

    • TheMeq

      $2.99 doesn’t break the bank… plus, your supporting the developer to continue developing!

  • Micah

    U have an iPhone probably a otter case or some protection and now you’re gonna get cheap? I ran Droid emulation for 13 hrs before it resprung and I play 3d games alot.

    • Michael

      I don’t mind paying for apps. I have purchased and use(d) some of the more expensive and highly useful jailbreak apps (i.e. iRealSMS, My3G, MyWi, Intelliscreen, Action Menu Plus Pack) I’m just not going to pay $2.99 for an app that is still this buggy and them probably have to pay for themes down the road. I will pay for the app or the themes but not both, when the bugs are worked out.

      • Micah

        Too many complaints for the price plus it used to be free when it worked for everyone!!!! Wake up programmers! Google the app for ways to fix the product u paid for

  • Micah

    U have an iPhone probably a otter case or some protection and now you’re gonna get cheap? I ran Droid emulation all day

  • http://facebook dakotah smack

    i downloaded and it didn’t work so i deleted winterbored but then it still didn’t work i would click on it but it would just show its getting clicked i need help plezz

    • Micah

      I run winter dream smooth and sbs all together it’s not a compatibility issue it’s a lamen file tree fumble in the unpacking and maybe some
      Xtra bugs I dunno about lolz

  • http://www.ititothemes.wordpress.com iTito

    Modmyi repo made a mistake and put this app for free, it was supposed to be a paid app…it has been updated and it now cost $2.99.

  • tennisgirl13

    isnt free anymore. any other apps similar to it that are free?

  • stacy

    when i start dream board a my screen turns black. what can i do to fix it help !!!!!!!!!!!11111

  • John Holmes

    Dreamboard app recently updated in Cydia… More stable now…

  • Jesse Galdos

    Disappeared :-(

  • Jesse Galdos

    Yea I’m late the the JB game because I was waiting for something like this but alas here I am and there it goes

  • steve stephen

    i cant jail brake my ipod touch i did it well but the Cydia is not pop up ._. YYY

  • Heang Nimol

    Why it don’t show weather?