How To: Install WinterBoard Cydia Application To iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad [VIDEO]

WinterBoard is a state-of-the-art theming utility for your Jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It allows you to modify the style of numerous aspects of your iDevice including the icons, dock and statusbar. Giving your iDevice a complete graphical overhaul! In this how to guide from you will learn how to install WinterBoard to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

Note: If your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad is not jailbroken you can follow our how to jailbreak guides by clicking here.

Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is launch Cydia from your iDevices SpringBoard.

Step 2: Tap the Search tab located on the bottom tab bar and search for WinterBoard.

Step 3: Once WinterBoard appears, tap it.

Step 4: You should see WinterBoard (version 0.9.3211-1) or a higher version depending if WinterBoard has been updated. Tap Install.

Step 5: Tap Confirm in the top right corner.

Step 6: You should now see the WinterBoard package being installed. Once installation is done, tap Reboot Device and wait for your iDevice to return to the lockscreen.

Step 7: Once your iDevice has finished rebooting, slide to unlock and you should see the WinterBoard icon on your SpringBoard, tap it.

Step 8: Upon tapping the WinterBoard icon you will notice a fairly simple GUI (graphical user interface) appear with all of WinterBoard’s configurable options.

From WinterBoard’s homescreen you can:

  • Toggle Hide WinterBoard: Which will disable WinterBoard’s icon (it will then only be available through the
  • Toggle Debug Logging: Only useful for developers.
  • Toggle SummerBoard Mode: Enables compatibility for older themes.
  • Select Themes: Choose from your library of installed themes and apply them to your iDevice.
  • Optimize Themes: Converts your theme images to an “iDevice specific” format for speed.

Congrats! You just learned how to install WinterBoard on your jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. For more how to guides from check out our how to section by clicking here. Leave any questions or thoughts in the comments section below…

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  1. For the benefit of noobies and to make this tut a thorough HowTo; you can probably include additonal reference to say that there thousands of themes that can be downloaded from Cydia and probably show them how to use the Sections tab to download themes.  I noticed that for a while now, Saurik placed a shortcut to featured themes on the home tab of Cydia App.


  2. More how to’s are coming! :)

  3. Hey, I just tried to install WinterBoard on my jaibrake iPhone 4, but it shows the following: “Note: The requested modifications cannot be applied due to required dependecies of conflicts that cannot be automatically found or fixed.”

    W.T.F.??…am I doing something wrong? It offers me a bar below that message showing “Continue Queuing”…

    Please adivice, and thank you guys…YOU ROCK!

  4. Troy Stachnik says:

    I searched for “Winterboard” and it isn’t coming up, can i not install it on iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken?

  5. I had the same problem… open up cydia, and choose the “changes” option at the bottom…. click refresh and let it do its thing… go from there ;)

  6. i had problem with installing winterboard in cydia. when i tap installed it says'” i wasn’t able to locate file for the libhide package. this might mean you need to manually fix this package. how can i fix it? what should i do? please someone help me.. thanx

  7. Ashvin Savaliya says:

    Waiting for Unlocking my iPhone 5 Jailbroken Device using software. Is there any ETA?

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