WinterBoard icon

Good news for those of you who are into theming your jailbroken iPhone—WinterBoard, the framework that’s pretty much the standard for theming iOS devices, is now compatible with iOS 9. This means that you can now enjoy all of the many wonderful themes available on Cydia with the latest available jailbreak.


Although I’m not personally very big on theming, I understand that it resonates with quite a few of you in the jailbreak community, so a WinterBoard update is certainly worth recognizing.

Saurik has provided a brief change log for WinterBoard version 0.9.3919 in Cydia:

  • 9.x: Fix Calendar Icons (Surenix)
  • 9.x: Don’t Crash Spotlight Search

Saurik notes that the WinterBoard for iOS 9 release was primarily tested by Surenix using his well-known ayecon theme. With this in mind, there may be other issues that arise as more people test out the WinterBoard update. As such, saurik is asking that users report any problems that they encounter.

Speaking of ayecon, you can find more on it in this post. You can also find info about its sister theme, ayeris, here. Obviously, there are many more themes available than just those two. What are some of your favorite jailbreak themes?

  • Alberto Espinal

    It was working for me before the update!

    • n0mar

      Theming CalendarIconDayStyle didn’t work and some other UI elements. These are now fixed.

      • Alberto Espinal

        I use IconBundles to fix that problem, but I guess everything is the way is supposed to be now, thanks!

    • NeftyCorrea

      worked for me aswell

  • Rafeh babar

    Anemone is much better and it always works

  • Alberto Espinal

    I guess you are right! Thanks for the correction

  • rockdude094

    Any good themes ?

    • Rafael Romero

      Try Aube for ios9

    • Aviorrok

      Aupi and Rupi 🙂

  • Jake Platt

    Anemone is far preferable.

    • Mark S

      Yuck. That’s not theming, that’s junk.

      • Jayy

        Can you elaborate on that please?

      • Jake Platt

        I’d be very interested to hear him elaborate also.

  • GLL

    I would love to have ayeris work with Anemone. Does anyone have any workarounds for this? Maybe there is a reason why Surenix isn’t allowing his theme to be applied with anything but Winterboard, there may be a connection between him and Saurik of some sort..

    • Jake Platt

      There is an ayeris for Anemone theme on Cydia. It’s the ayeris theme made compatible to work in Anemone. I tried it today and it works fine. It’s not an official version from the dev as far as I can see however.

      • GLL

        I tried that as well but it did not work for me. What repo did you see it in? Insanelyi? I paid for the original theme and it’s frustrating that I can’t use it unless if I chose to use Winterboard. I refuse to use Winterboard anymore because it causes so much lag in my device where as Anemone is practically lag free

      • Senthet

        You find it at CoolStar’s public repo. But I don’t know if it working with the newest ayeris v1.4.

      • Jake Platt

        That’s exactly why I use Anemone now, because it’s far less resource intensive than Winterboard. I just tried the ayeris for anemone theme again and you are right, there are issues with it. I also paid for the original ayeris theme and it is my favourite theme ever and am also frustrated that it is only compatible with winterboard.

  • Mark S

    Glad to finally see this one. iBlacklist and Winterboard are always the most important apps to me. Life is good.

    Now if someone could just give the developer of groovylock a kick in the butt…

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    Anemone is much better than Winterboard. Winterboard has always been a big resource hog for me. Anemone works seemlessly with all of my jailbroken devices, it never fails, and it makes theming that much better.

    • Axl Feliciano

      and yet Anemone dose not support IconOmatic nor ToneEnabler so the themes i have are not supported and the Dev is not responding to my emails

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        Buy / download the themes along with Winterboard, copy the theme to any directory, remove Winterboard and the theme, install Anemone, and copy the theme to /Library/Themes. Now you can use them with Anemone.

  • Jayy

    Is there benefits for using Winterboard over Anemome? Cause right now I’m liking Anemone better!

    • IkillYou

      well most of the themes support winterboard, there a few themes which need to be updated to work with anemone

      • Jayy

        Oh okay thanks, so far every theme i’ve used works perfectly with Anemone, and I like the UI and how it shows you a preview before you apply it.

  • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

    Jaku was my favorite theme until I messaged the creator about updating it. He said he would update it for 10K lol otherwise pretty much to f**k off that he was never gonna do it. That is one reason I don’t theme anymore, why pay $5 for a theme that the creator is going to give up on updating after 2 years? Besides Ayeris and Ayecon, what themes do you all like? I respect the work put into the above themes, but they are more for… My wife then me.

    • William Melendez

      Amury is a nice one : )

  • Blip dude

    Will Ayecon even be updated for iOS 9?? On top of not getting iOS 8.4 support, Ayecon is hardly theming anything as of now.

  • Nick

    Any reason why my phone is stuck in crash mode after this update???

  • Ermek Djuzenov

    I don’t like themes for iPhone makes it look like android. The only theme I use in winterboard is circulus.