A lot of folks jailbreak their iDevices to add functionality to iOS. Maybe they do it to download SBSettings to access toggles quicker, or to install Xpander to save time typing. For the most part, though, people tend to jailbreak for productive reasons.

But Cydia also has a lot of non-productive apps. Not just games, but entertainment-type apps that are more likely to be used in a round of “look what my phone can do,” rather than actually used. Now that I’ve preempted what category this one falls into, here’s iWindows

If you’ve ever wanted the Windows 7 experience on your iDevice (for some reason), this is probably your best bet. iWindows is a simple Windows 7 simulator that turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a virtual version of Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system.

Don’t mistake iWindows for a theme or a skin, it’s an application. Once launched, you are taken to a full screen app that resembles the Windows 7 desktop. From there you can launch a working (although limited) web browser, or a barebones text editor named NotePad.

Those are currently the only 2 functions available, but the developer promises to quickly add more features. Although this isn’t something I’ll be keeping around, I’m sure there are Windows fans who’ll find it entertaining. iWindows is available in Cydia, in the default repos, for free.

Have you tried iWindows? What do you think?

  • sugarbox

    LULZ simulator? hahaha its just an imageview with 3 buttons on it… when you press the google chrome button a webview comes up…. and when you press notepad… uitextview comes up…. 😛 thats pretty basic stuff i gotta say…

    • me

      LULZ-TASTIC. i was thinkin all the same thoughts when i saw this XD

      • sugarbox

        as im allso a dev of many cydia tweaks….. i think i can make a much much better one in ummmm about 25 minutes…. im just saying that cydia cant accept some 20 line crappy code application 🙁

  • Why not add it to dreamboard?

    • Mike

      Why add it to dreamboard, it isn’t a theme .. Plus there is already a dreamboard theme based on windows called Aero I believe.

      Gotta say though this seems like a complete waste of time lol, fairly confident I won’t be trying this.

  • DNL

    if it like w7 why is chrome instead of IE8???

  • Don

    does it has flash? xD

    • sugarbox

      flash wont come until apple adds it in safari.. 🙁

  • sjk

    Need flash and adobe reader please. Cheers

  • let me know when I can earn xbox achievements on my phone 🙂

  • Mattia

    This is actually a waste of time. I like iOS on my iPhone not Windows. I’ve got my PC to use Windows 😀

  • i think so much iphone users will ignore this and may be some windows lover will wear this as windows identity. thanks for sharing