WinterBoard: Popular Jailbreak App That Allows You to Customize iPhone Gets Major Update

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Jay Freeman aka saurik Рfounder of Cydia is on a roll, he has not only released an update for Mobile Substrate, he has also released a major update for WinterBoard Рone of the most popular jailbreak apps to customize the look and feel of your jailbroken iPhone.

If had noticed any SpringBoard lag after using WinterBoard then you will be glad to know that the issue has been fixed in this update.

As per the change log WinterBoard 0.9.3905 includes the following changes and improvements:

  • 5.x: Solve SpringBoard Scroll Lag (only with “SummerBoard Mode” off)
  • Default SummerBoard Mode to Off
  • 4+5: TimeStyle, PerPage, IconAlpha
  • 4+5: Respring Fix
  • 5.x: Last Ditch kill -KILL Respring
  • 4+5: HTML Wallpaper Multi-Touch
  • 2+3: Fixed SpringBoard Crashes
  • Corrected Order of UISound Stack
  • Use Fallback/* to Wildcard Theme
  • Fix BadgeStyle Regression issue
WinterBoard is available for free in Cydia.
Let us know what you think of the WinterBoard update in the comments.
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  • Kaz

    I updated and now my phone just freezes at the lockscreen… WTF?!! I think I am going to have to completely restore it now..

    • gdhxdhc

      Also try SSHing in, and apt-get removing winterboard.

    • Paul

      If you installed the mobile substrate update from yesterday, hold the volume up button while rebooting. Your phone should reboot to safe mode then you can go into cydia uninstall winterboard. No need to restore.

  • Jimmy

    Couldnt you just reboot while holding the up volume button and remove winterboard? Wasn’t that the point of the update to mobile substrate? Just saying that rather than complain maybe you should do a little work! Some reading my man!

    • Mr Pato Loco

      Let’s hope he downloaded it other wise back to square 1 adding all your tweaks and stuff to bad there isn’t a back up for tweaks

      • gdhxdhc

        There are several: pkgbackup is one.

        I think its UI is horrifyingly muddled and nonsensical (there’s a setting in the page that boils down to “set this to yes if you want pkgbackup to work”, and its progress reporting is awful, and it will happily reinstall stuff that’s not compatible with the running iOS version), but it can be made to work, and is easier than doing it by hand.

  • gdhxdhc

    I know Mr Freeman is busy, but surely he can find time to write some decent documentation.

    Winterboard is like ALSA: fantastically powerful, but almost completely undocumented, leaving most of its users wasting most of its functionality, due only to being unaware of it.

    inb4 saurik owes you nothing: he’s had a cut off everything I’ve bought on Cydia.

  • Lil dude

    After update I noticed a few of my tweaks no longer work. My carrier tweak along with my theme’s icons. Worked fine before update. I tried reinstalling and replacing but neither worked. Curious if this happened to anyone else.

    • gdhxdhc

      Prolly the SummerBoard Mode switch.

      Try switching it on, and see if this fixes things. If so, best long-term solution is to re-write the affected themes in WinterBoard.

      • Lil dude

        Summerboard is on. Still nothing tried turning off and back on. I also noticed I had an alternate volume HUD tweak which no longer works as well.

    • Christian

      I have the acidity theme. After updating with summer on or off three of my icons aren’t themed any more. Only clock mail and message icons are normall now. All of my other icons or apps are still themed under the acidity theme. Tried all kinds of things and nothing makes a diff. Frustrating to say the least.

  • Farts in your bum bum!

  • Lelu

    Thanks Jay for CyDialer

  • Cambre

    So it was Winterboard that caused the SpringBoard Scroll Lag. I have been going crazy about this. Everything is nice and smooth since this update and I no longer have to wait up to 10 seconds (sometimes more) to type into Springboard search.

  • Imagine IOS5 theme with this winter board update caused the time on status bar to disappear. Must be a winter board issue as the time was there before

    • Kwistofoo

      Ditto. Anyone have a fix for this?

    • Fl4t

      Yep same thing happened with me. Using iApplesauce, the time in the status bar disappeared. For some reason if I go into Cydia the time will re-appear but as soon as I go back to the home screen the time will disappear again. Changing to a different theme will bring it back. Anyone know how to fix this?

  • Lucas

    i just jailbroke my 4th gen ipod 64g and my winterboard works but my icons do not change. is this caused by the update?