DreamBoard: Promising Alternative To WinterBoard to Customize iPhone But..

iOS 4.3.1

Winterboard has been one of the best jailbreak apps to customize your iPhone, in fact it’s probably one of the reasons why users jailbreak their iPhone.

If you’re bored of the iPhone’s homescreen with all the app icons, you can checkout DreamBoard – a new jailbreak app that allows iOS device users to apply themes, which appears to be a promising alternative to Winterboard.

Here is a quick description of the jailbreak app:

Advanced Theming Platform. Take control over SpringBoard! Dreamboard lets you place anything from widgets to apps where ever you want. Theming is no longer limited to just icons, or having to resort to complicated setup themes involving Iconoclasm, SpringJumps, etc.

Dreamboard makes it easy to switch between any theme in just a few seconds. Simply launch, choose and apply! And, Dreamboard eliminates the long wait of having to restart Springboard everytime you make a change. No more resprings! Dreamboard includes a complementary copy of Endroid (HTC theme).

Note: Not compatible with iPad. Not recommended for iPhone 3G, iPod 2G, or iPod 3G 8GB. Tested on 4.1 and 4.2.1

Here are some screenshots of the customizations possible using Dreamboard.

As you will see in the video below, Dreamboard allows users to apply an Android OS theme quite easily:

DreamBoard is available on Cydia for $2.99. But note that the initial version (which was free) was quite buggy with the SpringBoard crashing quite often. Since then developer who goes by the YouTube handle – wyndwarrior019 has released a new version but after installing the new version, we are not able to change the theme (quite frustrating if you’ve paid $2.99 for it), reinstalling it also didn’t fix the issue.

We’ll let you know if a new version of the app resolves the issues, so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via YouTube (wyndwarrior019), Thanks Turner for the tip!]

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  • hidden_valley

    Can somebody (or iphonehacks) confirm that this works on a 3GS running iOS 4.0 before I waste money on this? Looks cool tho, just hope that it works like it should.

    • Hiddenvalley

      I will confirm that it does work properly on iOS 4.0 with my 3GS. Glad I didn’t waste my $3, good job guys.

  • crazy asylum

    I downloaded the free version several days ago and it doesn’t work, it would open up but if i touched the screen it would just close…, now I’m a bit skeptical about paying for it if everyone else is having trouble too… BTW iPhone 3gs Unlocked 3.2.1

    • Bob

      Hello, this works perfectly on my iPhone 3GS running on iOS 4.2.1. This is a million times better than winterboard I love the fact that there are no more resprings! Currently I am using the endroid (complementary) and the aero theme (not free 🙁 but it looks like windows 7) 😛
      So many people are having problems but it works great on my iPhone but one small factor when I go into edit mode on the aero theme my springboard restarts. Help?

  • Tom

    just paid for this app running 3gs 4.2.1 and it crashes
    dont waste your money

  • Anthony wells

    Running 4.2 on 3GS just installed the paid version and soon as it’s open you touch the screen and it shuts down… Will try a reboot and get back to everyone.

  • Anthony wells

    No different after reboot or reinstall:-(

  • Tom

    i am asking for refund or fix before i dispute the payment through paypal

  • Jcm800

    Pile of shit doesn’t work.

  • damdidam

    You can apply the theme but it requires a little fiddling. You need to create a symlink from /DreamBoard to /User/Library/DreamBoard (run ‘ln -s /User/Library/DreamBoard /DreamBoard’). For this you’ll need a terminal on your phone, or use iFile, or SSH into it.

    More info in this thread: http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/753996-preview-dreamboard-80.html

    Personally, I think it’s sad that the developer doesn’t even test his own release before releasing it.

  • Eddie

    I was lucky to install the free version and it works perfect on my iPhone 4 running 4.2.1 wish it had more themes though

  • Itsyaboy

    Can’t wait till they fix this ,finally! I’ve been waiting for something like this for the iPhone 🙂 Hopefully this also brings interactive wallpaper

  • there’s a fix for this

    There’s a fix for this, go to modmyi and search.

  • Cory Gillmore

    Guys just calm the hell down I’m sure he’ll update it soon enough. Is $3 even worth bothering paypal with anyway? I piss on $3.

    Love the Inception music in the video. Awesome movie. Awesome music.

  • Yes. I’m Crazy

    Well people piss on you lol

  • Itsyaboy

    Works on 4.1iphone 4

  • Blah

    Wish it was for the lock screen too 🙁

  • FocusTom

    Just was updated a few minutes ago. It’s back to the way it was on release, seems more reliable though. I want to be able to change the bottom part and be able to remove icons not just change them.

  • CydiaFreak

    love it! works on iphone4 4.2.1

    • iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 not working here

  • Todd

    Don’t waste your beer money!
    Did not load I dont want to fix it I paid just wanted it to work like apps from iTunes. First jb store app that doa

  • No good on iphone4:( don’t buy $$$$$$ hungry

  • PokeHerFace

    why would anyone pay for an app that was free a couple days ago? im sure the maker of the app was gauging the interest before charging for it…@$$hole

  • Cole

    Running 4.2.6 on Verizon iPhone.. Works just fine for me only complaint is that I can’t log in using Facebook widget

  • Rikrox

    Works good with my iphone4 on 4.2.1.. bought it, love it. FB does not work.

  • Don’t bother paypal doesnt do shit about it

    • Jacked up my IP4 on 4.2.1 stay away it will not boot up!!!!

  • Thomas Shan

    The ver. 1.0 is working on my iPhone 4 4.1
    but 1.0.1 didn’t working anymore.
    so i just remove it.
    try to reinstall ver. 1.0.1 , it’s not free anymore.
    so i giveup, it’s really sucks!!

  • SiLeNcEbOnE

    paid for it. works ok, springboard crashes every now and then. you need ifile to look up the “endroid” theme and link it in the root folder… respring and it will show up in dreamboard

  • fas

    Google copies Android and you end up putting an Andriod theme, weird.

  • run n tell dat

    just paid 3 dollars for an icon with a D on it yay!!!dont waste your money!!!

  • Carlos

    i download the free version from Insanlyrepo and is working OK on my iphone 3gs with 4.2.1

  • Ghosty

    unfortunately i get an error message while just installing it from cydia. Says its an invalid install. Not gonna pressure for my money back because its only $3. Just hoping to find a solution eventually 🙂

  • julian

    This is working fine on my iPhone 3GS running 4.2.1. Keep the updates coming because you are working something big.

  • Dressler

    Please install coreutils from cydia. If you do not see it, go to

    Manage, Settings, and change to Developer.

    Then uninstall Dreamboard and install it again.

  • Chris Williams

    Useless to me if I can’t use it on my iPad. I can get these types of themes on cydia but NOT for my iPad. So I’ll save my Money and get something else.

  • JAG

    Upon the initial install a few days ago, I got an error message but otherwise appeared to install completely. Trying to run it, it just crashed. I then uninstalled and re-installed. Everything went fine and it works great now. iP4 on 4.2.1. Very impressed and can’t wait for the Win 7 theme and others to follow. The Endroid theme could use a few more features like an HTC Android lock screen and the ability to add more pages. Looking for updates…

  • JAG

    As for the facebook widget, just go to the mobile website of facebook (touch.facebook.com) using Safari and login there. Then then the facebook widget with recognize your status.

  • que_pasa_hombre

    does anyone notice this drains the battery 3X faster?

  • Anthony wells

    Finally works after an update! It’s got great potential… Bring on the themes!!!

  • craignnem

    I payed for this Theme about a month ago and have not received it yet! Can someone point me in the right direction? PLEASE!

  • Tamara

    I have iPhone 4 4.2.1 and got this for free via cydia modmyi the first time. I played around with it on the endroid one and it froze on the lock screen. I had to hard reset like 5-6 times until it finally booted up in safe mode and I could go to Cydia and remove Dreamboard. Once removed my phone was back to normal. I re-downloaded Dreamboard for free via Cydia from insanelyi (isystem) using the aero theme and so far its working good but we shall see when I play around with it more later. I wish I knew of a way to move all my games and apps from one folder and seperate them so they arent all in the same one :/ I have over 50 apps/games and they are all in one folder and kinda sucks having to scroll through em to find what I want.

  • Grim2060

    Dreamboard is cool if you like boot-looping it up every so often.