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
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
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 7, 2011
Looking to add some much needed pizzaz to your iPhone’s folder icons? What about the ability to create your own folder themes from scratch?
Beautifolders is just that — an easy to use theming platform, capable of adding some spice to the iPhone’s stock folder icons.
Check inside for a video demonstration of this easy to use jailbreak tweak… Read More
By Guest Author on Jul 15, 2011
Jailbreaking your iDevice has many benefits. One benefit is the ability to customize and make it your own by changing your lockscreen.
Jailbreak tweaks, such as Winterboard and Dreamboard, break free from these restrictions, and as such, these avenues of customization have spawned an underground community dedicated to providing beautiful, awe-inspiring themes and modifications for your iDevice.
One such example is Cardboard Cutout HD, created by tadad1. As the title of the theme suggests, the lockscreen is given a beautiful cardboard appearance… Read 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
By Alex Heath on Jul 7, 2011
We all love SBSettings on our jailbroken iDevices. The popular utility allows you to quickly access system toggles anywhere in iOS through an Activator action.
We’ve found two more awesome SBSettings themes for a change of pace on your jailbroken iDevice: “Black’d Out” and “Tapbot.” Read More
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
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
By Alex Heath on Jun 16, 2011
The iOS 5 Notification Center has been getting a lot of attention lately in the jailbreak community. Third party widgets have already been made available that mirror functionality in tweaks like SBSettings. Themes are starting to get introduced for different widgets, and several concepts have surfaced that re-think the look of the Notification Center itself.
We’ve gathered three of the best Notification Center concepts, and they look beautiful. Let’s hope that jailbreak devs will start distributing themes like these for Notification Center in iOS 5… Read More
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
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 7, 2011
I’ve never been a big themer; in fact, even though it’s jailbroken I take pride in the fact that my iPhone looks pretty much stock most of the time.
Besides a few obvious omissions from my iPhone’s Home screen, I try to keep it as clean as I possibly can.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that I’m not really big into WinterBoard, and other apps that allow you to customize the look of your iPhone.
There’s a new exception to that rule, though. A new jailbreak app by the name of AlertArtist piqued my interest, and I’ve been hooked ever since… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 5, 2011
A few days ago, we reported that Scion, a subsidiary of Toyota, was trying to break into the jailbreak scene with innovative marketing methods. They were the first major corporation to direct positive attention to the community, since its inception in 2007.
This was exciting for a couple of reasons. First, a major corporation advertising in Cydia certainly made jailbreaking seem more legitimate. It also meant that other companies might follow Scion’s lead.
Multiple major brand names marketing to jailbroken devices would have meant more recognition and credibility to the community as a whole. It appears that the silence from Apple was too good to be true. ModMyi is reporting today that they were asked by Apple to remove the Scion theme from their Cydia repo…. Read More
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
By Alex Heath on Feb 22, 2011
Awhile back, we showed you a jailbreak theme called “OS7″ that replicated Windows Phone 7′s interface on the iPhone. Some of you installed the theme and played around with it. The theme’s attention to detail and resemblance to Windows Phone 7 was striking.
An app called Muzik, by Dr. Wilson Gaming, allows you to play your iPod music in the style of Windows Phone 7 and the Zune. Muzik recently received some major updates to make it a more formidable clone of the Zune experience.
If, for some reason, you want the ability to replicate the Zune interface on your iPhone, Muzik is about as good as it gets.
By Alex Heath on Jan 31, 2011
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform is a step in the right direction for the industry titan. The announcement of the Windows Phone 7 OS was like a breath of fresh air after the antiquated and sluggish years of the Windows Mobile reign.
The Windows Phone 7 interface is quite unique. Microsoft had some very creative ideas when they designed the vertical, tile-like navigation in the OS. Windows Phone 7 live tiles display realtime information from apps for things like social networks and weather services.
Wyndwarrior, a jailbreak theme creator, has created a Windows Phone 7 theme for iOS. While there are other Winterboard themes that try and mimic the interface and features of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Wyndwarrior’s “OS7″ bears a striking resemblance to the look and feel of Windows Phone 7…
By Alex Heath on Jan 26, 2011
Finding good themes for a jailbroken iPhone has never been that easy. Themes are usually posted by designers on forums and portfolio websites, and it can be difficult for the average jailbreaker to discover all of the great themes that are out there.
Cydia recently added the “Theme Center,” which aims to help users find the plethora of Winterboard themes for jailbroken iDevices. The Theme Center is a great addition to Cydia, but there is plenty of room for improvement.
“Theme It” is a new jailbreak app that aims to be the “Theme Store you’ve been waiting for.” It does look very promising…
By Alex Heath on Jan 24, 2011
Jay Freeman, a.k.a. saurik, has added a new feature to the king of jailbreak apps, Cydia. The “Manage Account” option was added to the Cydia home page not that long ago. This new feature allowed users to view their purchase history of jailbreak downloads through their Cydia account.
Saurik recently tweeted the news that his second new “Whole Package Index” feature for Cydia had gone live. The “Theme Center” is saurik’s latest attempt at making the Cydia experience richer and easier, and we commend him.
The Theme Center can be accessed through the new “Themes” addition to the Cydia home page. In the Theme Center, users can browse retina and non-retina display themes for their jailbroken iOS device…