Theme Thursday: Aromy, RipMe HD, Patience and more

By , Mar 27, 2014

Theme Thursday 9

The ninth edition of Theme Thursday, a weekly column that promotes some of the best Winterboard themes, features four releases with noticeably different designs. Aromy has a playful color scheme with drop shadows, RipMe HD has a nature-based design, px.theme is a pixel theme and Patience is just beautiful. Take a look at each ahead and keep your recommendations coming in the comments for next week… 

Aromy

Aromy

A few weeks have passed since this theme was released, and I’m surprised I did not come across it sooner. Thanks to the numerous readers that recommended this theme last week, I am pleased to present you with Aromy. A beautiful custom icon set with drop shadows and a playful color scheme, Aromy gives your iPhone or iPod touch a breath of fresh air.

User interface designer TimeLoop has been working on this theme for over three months, and the results have been fantastic. Aromy features over 120 custom icons and counting, a custom boot logo, alternative lock sound and custom JellyLock theme. The theme will set you back $2.00 on the Cydia Store, and is only one of a handful of paid themes that I can truly recommend.

RipMe HD

RipMe HD Theme

A theme that arose from the /r/iOSthemes community on Reddit, RipMe HD is a new custom icon set that bears close resemblance to M’Flat. Each icon consists of an outdoor-based background overlaid with a white glyph and border. The icons also have a slightly more rounded appearance than the stock iOS 7 ones. The only downside is that non-themed icons do not blend in well.

RipMe HD is the work of Reddit user MauricioFame, while the screenshots from above come from Cris619. This theme is not available on a default Cydia repository, meaning that you’ll have to download this Dropbox file and install it manually using a program such as iFunBox or iExplorer. Make sure it is placed in the Winterboard directory. RipMe HD is free for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

px.theme

px.theme

So this theme hasn’t actually been released yet, but I find the concept behind px.theme to be really interesting. This upcoming theme is the work of graphic designer Andreas Larsen, who you should recognize as the creator of Habesha and Circul8 if you have been following this Theme Thursday series. In fact, Larsen is one of the best talents in the iOS theming community.

There is no concrete release date planned for this theme, but Larsen does intend to offer it for free with the option to donate. The Copenhagen-based designer is relying on the community to pitch in with additional icons, based on his GitHub templates. I would assume that the theme will be made available for at least iPhone and iPod touch, but the iPad could be in line too.

Patience

Patience

Patience has a slightly different distribution method than most themes, but it still strongly deserves to be mentioned. A collaborative effort between European graphic designers zooropalg and iPixThemesHD, this theme is bundled with a gorgeous set of custom icons, wallpapers, IconOmatic themes, BiteSMS themes, ColorKeyboard themes, iWidgets, HTML Lock screens, fonts, docks, badges, a custom user interface and more.

This really is the complete package, something that you don’t see quite often asides from Elite7 and a few others. To get this theme, which is still in beta testing, you must donate and register the UDID of your device by following instructions outlined at the bottom of this forum post. Hopefully a Cydia release will be made once the beta testing period ends. For now, this is good enough.

Thank you to the numerous graphic designers that continue to share their themes with me on Twitter (@rsgnl) for coverage. It is not always possible for me to cover every theme that comes across my table, but I do look at and appreciate each of them. Remember that paid themes should be gifted to Cydia ID 6107077 if you wish for a chance to be featured in Theme Thursday.

Let’s see your your theme setups in the comments.

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  • Marcus Gomita

    Thanks a lot for this! Very cool themes.

  • Framboogle

    Now that px.theme is true innovation

    • Matt

      As soon as I saw it I was like

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PrsnSinghHD Prasoon Singh

    I’ve been using Ayeris since it came out and I haven’t used any other themes since then.

  • Eni

    Can someone tell me what is called that font in the RipMe HD theme above?

    • Vishal Shah

      i also want to know the Clock theme. it’s 6|58. PLEASE!!!

      • Arsanny Lintang

        I think the clock also comes with the theme. :P

      • Tom Pywell

        The tweak to edit the clock like that is called “StatusTime+”

    • Vishal Shah

      Did you figure out the font name?

      • Eni

        no

  • Sesh

    Do you guys think that one day real theming will be possible again? Somebody will figure out a way to completely change the UI once again or is it just impossible?

  • heheh

    can you post some ipad themes next time?

  • Harvey

    Here’s mine :)

    • Dan

      which one is that?

      • Harvey

        redsng :)

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    So idb has started reviewing reddit themes

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    My HS

    • Bra1nwash

      How’d you get all that

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Reddit

      • Bra1nwash

        But I mean the clock in the middle and the signal strength and all that, you got from reddit?

    • Bra1nwash

      Dude how’d you get the clock like that in the middle of your HS? I’ve been looking for hours now and I can’t find the tweak

    • Wesley

      How do you get your badges like that? What is the name of the tweak you use to do that?

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Boover

  • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

    Still Jaku all the way, have bought many other themes but always find myself going back to this. Sorry Surenix. I love your work and have purchased ayeris and ayecon both on their releases, but Jaku will always be my #1.

    • Richa

      Hi can u pls tell tweak used to tilt icons for jaku theme?

      • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

        I used springtimize 3 and enabled cascade (reverse) on my pages and dock option.

  • Sunny

    RipMe wallpaper please

  • אביאור רוקח

    SwitchX is the best

    • Mr.Ocean

      Looks like a fake ayeris to me!

      • Mr.White

        that’s exactly what it is

  • Techno Ventures

    Nice themes today!!

  • Mr.White

    aromy background?

  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    RipeMe HD hat th fault that you can’t read the current day and date on the Calendar App icon

  • Rameez Khaliq

    Here’s Mine

    • Akw6190

      This is nice. What theme is this?

      • Rameez Khaliq

        Thats vectros theme….

    • pilsen26

      What theme is this?

      • Rameez Khaliq

        Vectros theme

    • Faiyaz Hasmani

      do you have source for Cracked theme ?

    • Guest

      hey where can i get this theme for free ?

  • Techno Ventures

    From the creator of Liminal,A new theme,Caramelo.
    Releasing this April.

    What do you think ?

  • Dan

    Would of liked to try Patience, but too complicated for me. I’ll wait till it’s purchasable.

  • TheDude

    Need some help here guys. What is the name of the tweak that lets you change the signal strength and wifi strength icons? I used to have it but I got rid of it and cant find it again.

    • Akw6190

      are you talking about Bars?

  • Akw6190

    This is how I roll. I love me some Neurotech 7

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    My latest HS

    • disqus_2n0rFBfP7B

      What theme is this?

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Vhue

    • jess

      how did you get your percentages like that?

  • Wesley

    How do you change an icon that was downloaded from the App Store? I use winterboard but I want to change an individual icon but I don’t know how. Can someone please help me

  • Faiyaz Hasmani

    check out my Theme :P

    elite 7

  • http://www.apple.com St3vè Jb

    px.theme

  • http://www.iosxtreme.com J.Sureda

    Mine: Minimal for iOS 7

  • http://www.iosxtreme.com J.Sureda

    Minimal for iOS 7

  • John Herthop

    You should review Simplump…

  • Yasir Mehmood

    When Ever I use a them my calculater dosent work proper.

  • jess

    what font is used for RipMe HD theme?????????????