Apple Web OS: a theme that mimics Apple’s online store

By Cody Lee on May 31, 2013

If pressed, I would say that I consider myself an Apple fan. I love my iPhone, and my iPad, and I’m typing right now on a MacBook Pro. But even I cringed a bit when I first laid eyes on this new DreamBoard theme called Apple Web OS.

As the title states, Apple Web OS essentially gives your iPhone a complete ‘Apple web store’ makeover. Instead of icons it has product photos, and instead of pages it has tabs. It’s actually very authentic, which can either be a good thing or a bad thing… Read More

 

OS X Pad HD: the most advanced Mac experience on the iPad

By Cody Lee on Aug 15, 2012

We’re a little bit late to the party on this one, but if you haven’t seen this new OS X Pad HD theme for the iPad, you have to check it out. You’ve seen OS X themes before, but you’ve never seen anything like this.

The theme has a fully functional Finder bar with interactive menu options, a customizable dock, and editable folders that look just like real OS X folders. It almost seems more like a software upgrade than a theme… Read More

 

‘iOS X Ultimatum’ brings Mountain Lion-like theme to your iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 3, 2012

If you’re searching for one of the best looking themes for the iPhone, then search no further than iOS X Ultimatum. The sequel of sorts to the original OS X Lion Ultimatum, this theme seeks to merge the desktop and the small screen into one environment.

Does this theme perform just as well as it looks? Check inside for the full scoop… Read More

 

Metroon theme brings Windows 8 to the iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2012

A certain theme entitled Metroon has garnered all types of publicity from outlets that normally don’t cover jailbreak apps, tweaks, or themes. Perhaps that has a little to do with the fact that it’s one of the first Windows 8 styled themes to appear on the iPhone?

At any rate, we’ve decided to take Metroon for a spin. What we found was a solid DreamBoard theme that will set you back $1.50 on Cydia’s ModMyi repo. But is it deserving of the hype? Read More

 

How to Theme Your iPhone Like a Kindle Fire

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 4, 2011

It’s no secret that I’m pretty pumped about Amazon’s Kindle Fire. While I know that may seem disgraceful to say on iDownloadBlog, I have to admit that the Fire looks sort of compelling.

The Kindle Fire is obviously no match for the iPad, but it isn’t trying to compete with the iPad — that’s why I think it’ll succeed. Now that the formalities are out of the way, let’s talk about Kindle Fire for iPhone — a DreamBoard theme that make your iPhone look similar to Amazon’s upcoming foray into the world of tablets… Read More

 

‘OS X Lion Ultimatum’ is the Best iPhone Theme Ever

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 12, 2011

I’ve reviewed tons of DreamBoard themes over the last 6 months, and I’ve stumbled upon some really spectacular work.

Themes such as Asymmetric HD and AppleWeb HD set high bars for what to expect out of the DreamBoard framework.

As good as those themes are, nothing could prepare me for the meticulously detailed OS X Lion Ultimatum, which is far and away the best iPhone theme I’ve ever seen or used… Read More

 

How to Morph Your iPad Into a Motorola Xoom, HTC Flyer, or Asus Eee Pad Transformer Using ‘HoneyPad’

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 8, 2011

Looking to add a bit of Android flair to your iPad? If you’re a DreamBoard connoisseur, then you’ve likely already stumbled upon HoneyPad, the theme that can turn your iPad into one of three flavors of Android.

For those a little less cozy with DreamBoard and its theming abilities, what I’m about to show you may come as a bit of a shock… Read More

 

Where to Find DreamBoard Themes Now That the DreamStore is No More

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 13, 2011

Everyday I receive multiple emails inquiring about the whereabouts of the DreamStore. For those of you who don’t know, the DreamStore was the means by which one could download and purchase DreamBoard themes, sort of like its own dedicated app store.

Recently, the DreamStore has ceased to function. The app is there, but attempting to use it yields connectivity errors. Apparently, the DreamStore has gone the way of the dodo.

Thankfully for all of the DreamBoard diehards, there are a couple of viable alternatives to the DreamStore; I share them in this video walkthrough… Read More

 

DreamBoard for iPhone Now Free

By Guest Author on Jun 30, 2011

DreamBoard, the popular iPhone theme solution, has gone free on Cydia after previously selling for $2.99. Dreamboard is a popular Winterboard alternative that can mimic the looks of Android, Windows 7 etc.

Dreamboard works differently than Winterboard, because it doesn’t require you to respring each time you switch themes, and it can achieve deep UI customizations without having to install other jailbreak applicationsRead More

 

‘Ergo HD’ DreamBoard Theme Aims to Innovate With Ergonomic Dual Hand Navigation

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2011

Today we’re going to talk about something a little different in the theming universe. I’d like to introduce to you a DreamBoard theme called ErgoHD.

Now this isn’t your typical iPhone theme for a number of reasons, and the first reason of course being that it’s a DreamBoard theme and not your run of the mill WinterBoard affair.

Secondly, Ergo HD is aiming primarily at the non-ambidextrous demographic, seeing as its main selling point is being able to use it comfortably with either hand.

Sound interesting? Then check out this video walkthrough of Ergo HD… Read More

 

DreamBoard iPhone Theming Framework Receives a Huge Update

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 17, 2011

A few days ago, iPhone theming platform DreamBoard received a much-needed update that brought stability, full keyboard access, app icon caching, and much more to the table.

It was such a big update, that I figured it warranted a whole new walkthrough to show off its new fresh coat of paint.

With DreamBoard’s core updates comes a refresh to the built in Endroid HD theme as well, and let me tell you, it’s very easy on the eyes.

Before, it was safe to say that DreamBoard was a promising, but much maligned theming framework. With this latest update, a lot of its ailments have been cured, transforming it into a legitimate springboard replacement for the iPhone… Read More

 

Introducing the iDB ‘Themes’ Page

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 16, 2011

Judging by the popularity of pasts posts regarding themes, we understand that there’s a very strong theming interest in the jailbreak community.

For that reason, we are proud to unveil our new “Themes” page which will be the permanent hub for all of our theme coverage, video tutorials, walkthroughs, and faqs.

We plan to update our theme page with at least one new walkthrough of a popular theme each week, but likely more.

Interested in seeing what our new Themes page looks like? Step inside for a look around… Read More

 

‘DreamBoard’ Brings Advanced Theming to the iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 20, 2011

Do you feel like WinterBoard is getting a bit long in the tooth? Tired of its limitations?

Perhaps this new jailbreak app might pique your interest then. It’s called DreamBoard, and it promises to bring advanced theming to your iPhone.

Those are pretty big promises, especially considering how the mighty WinterBoard has pretty much dominated iPhone theming over the last few years.

Can DreamBoard live up to its aspirations for greatness? Read More