Theme Thursday: Gleam, Axle and Simplump

By , Apr 10, 2014

Theme Thursday 11

Theme Thursday is back for the eleventh consecutive week, continuing to promote some of the best Winterboard theme releases for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This week, we are proud to present you with Gleam, Axle and Simplump.

Each theme is quite different from the next, which should provide everyone with something to choose from. If there is nothing you see here that you like, consider checking out previous editions of this roundup. We’ve covered almost 50 themes to date. Here are three more…

Gleam

Gleam Theme

Following nearly one month of beta testing, and several obstacles, Gleam has made its highly-anticipated release on Cydia. The theme features a vibrant color scheme, over 400 custom icons with smoother edges, a custom status bar user interface, ClassicDock skin, wallpaper pack and more.

The screenshots above show two different potential setups for this theme, courtesy of Reddit users austinkelsall and level9leven. Gleam is available now on Cydia in the MacCiti repo for an introductory price of $1.00. The price will be increased to $1.99 at an undisclosed date. The theme is compatible with all iPhones and iPads running iOS 7.

Axle

Axle Theme

Theme Thursday mainly promotes themes that are already available on Cydia, but this column is also useful for sharing some of the best upcoming releases within the theming community. Axle will surely be an instant candidate for the best Winterboard releases available to date, with over 150 glossy icons and much more.

The theme supports a number of jailbreak tweaks, including ClassicLockscreen, ClassicDock, CustomCover, JellyLock, Calculator, IconOmatic, Auxo 2, MiniPlayer, app badges and more. Axle, designed by VedantVida, has been submitted to Cydia with a $2.99 price tag. It should be available in a few days for iPhone and iPod touch. The iPad will not be compatible for now.

Simplump

Simplump

Simplump was the leading theme recommended by readers in last week’s edition of this theme roundup, and so we’ll feature it as such. The theme, as you would expect from its name, is essentially just a minimalistic custom icon set for Retina display devices. It isn’t exactly my cup of tea, and it has a design that is very similar to dozens of other iOS 7 themes, but it is still another worthwhile option for those that wish to use it. Simplump is available now on the Cydia Store. iPad support is included.

The success of this column is largely attributed to the community involvement that surrounds it. Thanks to the readers that are continuously making theme recommendations in the comments, something that I encourage everyone to participate with. If you have designed a theme yourself, and would like for it to be featured in this weekly roundup, please connect with me on Twitter (@rsgnl) with further details. If it is a paid theme, please ensure that you gift it to Cydia ID 6107077 for consideration.

Any themes that deserve a mention next week?

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  • Merman123

    Gleam is awesome

  • El Barto

    Magic, will be published today at modmyi.

    • El Barto

      Just saying, it will be free.

      • Brian Brown

        sweet, looking forward on reviewing it

      • El Barto

        I’m really sorry, but mmi just rejected it. In its current form, it can’t be published. I’ll try keeping you updated.

      • El Barto

        It has just been published!

      • Brian Brown

        on MMI?

      • Brian Brown

        Yep

        I see it sir!

  • Biscuit

    Slightly related: I just moved over from Android and I’m on 7.1. Is the 7.0.6 ipsw still signed, so I can jailbreak?

    • Farbod

      sorry. It’s not. but ios 8 beta is coming soon. You can get that and it will fill in for a jailbreak somewhat.

      • Biscuit

        Ah damn. I will wait for that. I appreciate the response.

      • Matt

        The beta of ios 8 isn’t coming until after WWDC which is in like the middle of summer

      • Jordan Carter

        WWDCs only 52 days away don’t be too sad!

      • XboxOne

        Not soon.

    • Jordan Carter

      Nnnnnnnope, tough luck. Cross your fingers for a 7.1 jailbreak, i would like to see one even tho I am jb on 7.0.6 right now.

      • Varun Soi

        I sale my iphone 5 with 7.1 version..and got 5s with 7.0.4 version damn hapie..sigh of relief..7.1 version is just shit ever!

    • Dri

      No, you are stock

    • Jonathan

      Apple sometimes randomly resigns iOS 7.0.x for whatever reason for a couple hours. Keep an eye out on iDB or another site. Have an ipsw ready though. You can download it from the download page at the top ^ =)

    • CS

      iOS 7.1 is the only package being signed. You will need to wait for iOS 8 jailbreak. They wouldn’t release a jailbreak for 7.1 until iOS 8 is out because they wouldn’t want apple patching the exploit too early.

    • DimSimHunter ye

      good for you, theres a 7.1.x jailbreak out now :)

      • Biscuit

        Yup! Used Pangu as soon as it came out :)

  • Joshua

    I just want to know how to get the setup in the second photo for the Gleam theme.

    • El Barto

      Iconoclasm…?

    • Jordan Carter

      Ya I’ve never seen a collection of tweaks like that before. Looks like SubtleLock fused with a tweaked version of Forecast and I don’t know what they have for those apps being in the middle of the screen like that or having a “dock” on the lock screen. Any hints Jeff, iDB writers…?

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Lol.. No.. Its not the lockscreen. Its an iwidget called stripe. The icons in the middle can be done through a tweak called homescreendesigner

      • Aw Ol

        any idea as to how he got Austen iPhone at the bottom of screen? Cheers

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        There are two ways. Either edit the wallpaper and write the text on it using apps like ‘over’ or any doodle app. Or their is a widget for adding text like this, but im not sure about its name.

      • Aw Ol

        thanks a lot, am more interested in the widget. i’ll keep an eye out for this. However, here is my combination of themes. Main theme is ayeris but heavily edited.

      • Tony Karam

        Do you know where can I get the background?

    • Ishaan Malhotra

      Get homescreen designer for the icon layout. The widget on the top is called stripe. For the curved dock get springtomize 3

  • Rameez Khaliq

    Mine one

    • Greg

      What theme is that?

      • Rameez Khaliq

        Its gliese theme…

    • Marcus Gomita

      That is cool!

  • Cmlo_

    What’s the widget/cydget being used on the left gleam theme???

  • Phil Randle

    Unrelated to these themes, but does anyone know what this one is called, been looking everywhere!

    • woojoo666

      Ariel Verber
      Source: google image search :)

      • Phil Randle

        Thank you, I searched it up, noticed it was just a concept not a theme, would be nice if someone created this, looks stunning.

      • Brian Brown

        Yeah Phil, this is a hot concept which made its debut from a year or two ago on the flat concepts soon to arrive to iOS.. Disappointing a little to know that it was actually created lo..

      • Jonathan

        Agh you beat me to it. xD I was going to do the same lol.

    • Eni

      when you find out the name tell me to :)

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Mine

    • sam445

      pls tell theme name

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Its an android theme called taint whick I ported to ios

      • Brian Brown

        complex much? lol

        Good work though on packaging it man

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Oh yes, complex it is. Was using it on my android device and really liked it. But I only ported around 20 icons that I needed

      • Harvey

        Could you share the process if you dont mind ? :)

  • Techno Ventures

    Mine :)

    • patrick

      Caramelo mime too

  • Aw Ol

    hi, can i ask as to how Austin got his name down there and what widget that is pls. I love that setup. Cheers

    • Henrik Døsvik

      I also want that pls people

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

        It’s a widget called Stripe.

      • Henrik Døsvik

        no that is the weather widget, I want the custom text widget

      • Aw Ol

        came up with this pending when we get the text widget ..

      • Henrik Døsvik

        I just popped in some minions for now …

  • sam445

    if you people are adding screenshot of homescreen pls add detail eg what theme are you using it will help other to find it.

  • אביאור רוקח

    I am using SwitchX

  • Jeffrey

    Can anyone please tell me the name of a good widget/tweak that lets me have the time and date on top of the home screen just like with Gleam? that would be awesome thank you

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

      Stripe.

      • Jeffrey

        thanks! can’t find it though… any idea if i need a repo?

  • Eni

    some help guys, i had a problem with mail app yesterday an domeone told me to do a respring ore reboot, i did so an now nothing works, safari, mail, weather crash in the moment i open them, any idea what should i do? i dont want to lose my jailbreak :(

    • Hipster

      Use semi restore for iOS 7

      • Eni

        you think this problem comes from jailbreak?

    • Vckmkr

      Thats the appsync issue by the sounds of it, google it you will get sorted

      • Eni

        thank you i fixed it :D

    • Dan

      that’s AppSync buddy, stop being a pirate and you’ll be fine

      • Eni

        hahah never again :D

  • Matt Warren

    how do you add the weather icon and clock etc on the gleam theme

    • Aw Ol

      get iwidgets and stripe from cydia. After installation, press and hold down the part of the screen you want the details to appear and thats it.

      • Creepa07

        thanks man :)

  • Luuc

    My HS for now:

  • Henrik Døsvik

    How does he gets “Austen’s iPhone” at the home screen? I want that

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    Looking Forward to Axle!, looks really great.

    • Hipster

      Sexy

  • Alan

    Gliese released this week too, pretty dope

    • TaRa

      I am with that

    • ChristianPasquariello

      Looks much better then the ones their featuring. Sick of pastels.

  • Henrik Døsvik

    Just simple

  • Tony Karam

    Got mine as close as possible to the gleam one with a few modifications of my own :)

    • Aw Ol

      might i ask how u got the text below there please!

      • Tony Karam

        I got it using the app called ‘Over’, its in the app store. It’s really easy and straight forward, you just need to know where to put the text so it doesn’t overlap with the icons or the dock.

      • Aw Ol

        thanks again. found one called TextsPhoto free from the app store. close enough! :-)

      • Aw Ol

        here’s the result using TextsPhoto from the App Store..

      • Tony Karam

        I kinda changed it abit, here’s my current setup.

      • Tony Karam

        Here forgot the pic :)

    • Tyow

      How do you get the top bit?

  • Jonathan Amaral

    Currently on ..

  • Luis Meza

    Do you guys know what tweak he used for the the dock to look like that? And how he managed to put the time down their?

  • MermaidMan

    What is that tweak used on the Axle theme? The thing with the carrier signals?

    • Tyow

      Zepplin?

  • Ahmed Magdi

    does any one know the name of the font axle ?

  • TechPro

    That’s bumming…