Theme Thursday: Newport for iOS 7, Trima HD and Lucid

By , Mar 13, 2014

ThemeThursday 7

We’re back with the seventh edition of Theme Thursday, a weekly column that promotes some of the best Winterboard theme releases for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This column has mostly been experimental up until this point, as we continue to gauge the feedback from our readers. What we heard last week was that many of the themes looked very similar to each other, so this week we’ve tried to make things more unique… 

In addition to sharing some of the best themes out there, we’ve gone ahead and customized the layouts a little further using Springtomize 3 and HomescreenDesigner. For those unfamiliar, the popular jailbreak tweak allows you to customize everything from the dock and status bar to icons and folders. Our own Jeff Benjamin gave Springtomize 3 a strong recommendation in his review of the tweak a few weeks ago, and I echo those sentiments.

We also dug a little deeper this week to discover some of different looking themes available on Cydia, and the results were favorable. This week, we are pleased to present you with Newport for iOS 7, Trima HD and Lucid. Hopefully these themes provide more options compared to some of the lookalikes we covered in the sixth edition. Let us know what you think in the comments section down under.

Newport for iOS 7

Newport iOS 7

Graphic designer Trent Morris has released his highly-awaited theme Newport for iOS 7. In case you didn’t know, Newport has been a staple in the theming community for several years because of its beautiful, detailed icons. I’m a big fan of themes with a bright and vibrant color palette, as opposed to ones that use dark shades, and that is a big reason why I highly recommend this one.

Newport for iOS 7 is available now for $2.99 on the Cydia Store. I do feel that this price tag is justified, but there are certainly other quality themes that are less expensive or free. Soft Remix and Space Blueberry, I’m looking at you. To achieve the layout in the screenshots above, I have used Springtomize 3 to resize the icons to 90% and hide labels. Last, I have hidden the dock and page indicator dots.

Trima HD

Trima HD

This is a theme that was recommended by several iDownloadBlog readers in last week’s edition of Theme Thursday, and deservingly so. Trima HD is another detailed icon set with a vibrant color scheme, and it also makes slight changes to the status bar and other areas of the iOS user interface. My only complaint is that it is sometimes hard to recognize which apps are which. There is definitely a learning curve associated with the themed icons. Trima HD is on Cydia for 99 cents.

To achieve the layout above, I have been experimenting with a well-known jailbreak tweak called HomescreenDesigner. The tweak allows you to drag and drop icons wherever you would like on the home screen, but it has a number of bugs that make it hardly worthwhile. App icons appearing in the launch pages of loading apps is just one of the problems I encountered. I was also sent into Safe Mode multiple times, making it safe to say that I will be avoiding this tweak for now.

Lucid

Lucid Theme

In the inaugural Theme Thursday, we covered a theme called 7ransparency Hue for iPhone and iPod touch. Six weeks later, we introduce an alternative called Lucid that uses a circular mask for the icons instead. Both themes are good options if you are looking to break away from the traditional look of the home screen, or the white glyph on a square icon look that most other themes have. Just don’t expect non-themed icons to look any good whatsoever. Lucid is on the Cydia Store for 99 cents. Thanks to John Holmes for the heads up.

That wraps up this week in Winterboard theme releases. As always, we appreciate any recommendations in the comments section down under. If we like what we see, it could be featured in Theme Thursday next week. I also encourage theme makers to connect with me on Twitter (@rsgnl) to have your work promoted in this roundup. Paid themes can be gifted to Cydia ID 6107077 for coverage consideration.

What theme are you using?

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  • Armando Ruiz

    I’m still flip flopping between Solstice and Ayeris on my daily driver.

    • Straw hat

      Check out Aromy it’s pretty neat

      • Armando Ruiz

        Great recommendation. Reminds me of a matte finished solstice.

    • sharp44MAG .

      I would say Ayeris, that is the theme I use on my daily driver. I highly recommend it.

      • El Matador

        Yep, i use it as well.

    • on3simpleclick

      I’ve tried Ayeris, but I keep going back to Solstice haha.
      It’s minimal, but perfect for iOS7. Love it (:

      • John Bussell

        <3

      • Abdl

        Soft remix rocks!

    • Max

      You can review the new theme Ayza

      It’s awesome, i like it ! :)

  • Framboogle

    What about WORST THE- actually forget about it.

    • Fraught

      Good man.

  • Al

    I’ve been alternating between Ayeris & Elite 7… :-)

    • Brian Brown

      same here, and with a little ayecon too

  • CAS

    You should check out “Rollypop” :) a really nice theme :)

  • Diego Rodríguez

    Can someone give me the name of the Newport wallpaper?

  • Jonathan

    What do you think? Preview of an upcoming theme. :D

    • Thiago Vaccaro

      NICE.

    • Techno Ventures

      Nice but change appstore and itunes icon.Its not that good.I don’t like the settings icon also.But otherwise its awesome.

      • Jonathan

        There will be alternatives to chose from via iFile.

      • Techno Ventures

        Thats Great!

    • Sunny

      ew

      • Jonathan

        Matter of personal preference.

    • Fraught

      Videos is weird, definitely not a fan of the colours for the Maps icon, not a big fan of text in the Notes, Game Center sticks out a bit too much, and probably the worst ones in the theme in my opinion are the uhh…two ones in the middle of the second-to-lowest row, what I presume is…iTunes and App Store. Those definitely need to be changed. Not a big fan of the music icon either, there’s too many textures and stuff going on and it’s a bit too busy, not in a good way.

      On the flipside, I definitely enjoy the look of Settings, and whatever’s next to it (I presume…Voice Memos?). Also, the Camera and Photos icons are nice, and I like that you retained the look of the Calendar. Very nice minimal clock icon too.

      I’ve been on the internet enough to know that a lot of people have
      a WILDLY differing taste for iOS themes from me, but here’s just my personal opinion to maybe make you re-view and think over these icons. Overall, nice job! Most of it is up my alley, and I’ve seen a ton of worse themes.

      • Jonathan

        Thanks for your feedback! :D If you want to purchase once released, you can check for alternatives via iFile and they’ll look more like the stock iOS. (App Store will only be a gradient blue, iTunes only gradient pink, etc, etc)

    • Brian Brown

      looks copasetic to me ;))

    • Brian Brown

      how about that wallpaper ? lol

      JK, The WP and icons are tight!

      • Jonathan

        Sorry, didn’t get it. :P

    • Techno Ventures

      When r u going to release this theme?

      • Jonathan

        I currently have a beta out on my repo. If you wish to beta test it, you may:
        email me thefirebirdflame@gmail.com if you’re interested. if so, donate $2.00 and then when the official version is released, it will be gifted to you. Email me first though. =)

      • Techno Ventures

        Thanks!

        Luv to test ur beta version.

      • Jonathan

        I got an email and assume it’s you. I replied. :P

      • Techno Ventures

        Yup thATS ME

      • Jonathan

        kk. =)

  • Matt

    Well I’m still on Ayeris since the day I take out and now after the update some new icons came and it just looks stock and awesome – nothing over the top and I really like it.

  • Steve Brea

    Elite 7 is a great theme.

  • Mescudi

    I’ve been stuck on Ayeris since day one, if there’s a theme that comes close to it then i’ll switch.

  • Sunny

    Newport for iOS 7 wallpaper please

    • http://www.ifans.com/ Joe Rossignol

      Wallpaper.

      • Sunny

        Thanks

      • Brian Brown

        Thanks for the WP

      • Brian Brown

        how about the WP for the advertised theme Trima HD” ?

  • Abhinav

    Here’s mine

  • Abhinav

    Here mine

    • Mohamed Hassabo

      Whats this theme called?

      • Abhinav

        Theme is IRa and made coustimazations with some icons .

    • Brian Brown

      if you could, please share your font!

      • Abhinav

        Questrail .

      • Brian Brown

        Thanks pal. Looks neat with ayeris

  • Furqan Ahmed

    Here is mine i musing Habesha theme clean and wonder full.

    • Odd Engan

      Do you use homescreendesigner?

      • Furqan Ahmed

        No..all the settings done by springtomize

      • Odd Engan

        Oh, can u tell me the settings? hight and width?

      • Odd Engan

        It would be great if u could, and are you using iWidget?

    • Brian Brown

      great font BTW

  • אביאור רוקח

    I am using SwitchX

    • Brian Brown

      certainly, its nice

  • Techno Ventures

    Here’s Mine ;)

    • Rafael

      what’s the name of this theme?

      • Brian Brown

        minimal, or sleek 7.. dont remember, but both share much similarities

      • Jonathan

        Liminal. I know that cause I created Sleek7. :P

      • Brian Brown

        I was corrected already but thanks lol.. And that is pretty sweet that you developed sleek7 !

      • Brian Brown

        Read you comment in the package of sleek 7… That’s awesome that you created that theme and your 14. Keep it up!
        #prodigy

      • Jonathan

        Thanks you. =)

        I’m looking for your comment, and I can’t find it. :/

      • Brian Brown

        Certainly welcome! And no, lol I meant that I read your description of the theme and uncovered that your 14!!

        :p

      • Jonathan

        Oh LOL. Stupidity level increased 3 times the amount. xD

      • Techno Ventures

        Its called Liminal.

      • Brian Brown

        i got minimal and liminal stuck in mind lol, jeez!

      • Techno Ventures

        I shouldn’t have named it Liminal XD

  • Harvey

    Mine :)

    • David

      What font are you using? It looks neat!

      • Brian Brown

        looks like iOS’ 7’s generic font to me… lol

      • Harvey

        Yup it’s the original ios7 font

      • Brian Brown

        Knew it

    • Rafael

      Cool! How is it called?

      • Harvey

        Redsgn theme

    • dljf

      how’d you change the signal bars? i’m trying to replace the pacman dots with ios 6 reception bars.

      • Harvey

        Ayecon statusbar :)

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Mine

    • Odd Engan

      What do u use to make the icons center?

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Used to use iconoclasm, switched to homescreendesigner

    • Jonathan

      How’d you get the down arrow on your lock screen?
      And, is the xRec in the dock?

      • Odd Engan

        okey, and what is that widget? :)

      • Jonathan

        I swear I’ve seen it before. I’m sorry, I’m not sure what the name is though. :/

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Iwidget pack 3

      • Odd Engan

        okey, in what repo?

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Modmyi

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Jellylock7 mini theme for jellylock and no, its just the camera

      • Jonathan

        Ah, lol. Thanks. =)

  • http://www.macaficionados.com/ OGenius

    I’ll deifnitely keep the Aromy theme. What do you think about it?

    • http://www.ifans.com/ Joe Rossignol

      Nice.

  • Fraught

    I wish I could have themes like Lucid and 7ransparency, because I absolutely adore the way they look in these screenshots, especially 7ransparency (though Lucid isn’t bad either). The only problem, though, is since they’re greyscale, the only way I could see myself using one was if it had support for EVERY single app that I have.

    Otherwise, the icons that haven’t been covered in the theme yet are huge eyesores, and…I can’t imagine what kind of a person would like such hideous…un-uniformity.

    But yeah, other than that, nice themes, but I’m definitely riding the iOS 7 more modern, flatter look wave, and thus, I pretty quickly dismiss most themes that go for a more skeuomorphic thing, or have colours I find a bit too muted, and textures a bit too round-looking.

    For now, I’ll definitely stick to my Solstice. I’m so confident in no theme looking better to me I put in the research and the effort to manually modify some of its icons, and I think it looks absolutely stellar.

    • http://www.ifans.com/ Joe Rossignol

      Just read this now, but nice.

  • Richard

    Love the themes but… Can someone be ever so kind and share that wallpaper on the Newport screen shot! Please :)

  • Akw6190

    This is what I’m rocking what do you guys think?