Make Your iPhone Look Like Windows Phone 8 With This DreamBoard Theme


Do you want to give your iPhone a Windows Phone 8 makeover? You can now do that if you’ve jailbroken your iPhone.

A new DreamBoard theme called iWphone8 iPhone5 brings the Windows Phone 8 look and feel to the iPhone.

Unlike the Metroon theme, which was quite feature rich, iWphone8 iPhone5 is essentially a Windows Phone 8 skin on the iPhone’s Home screen. Here are some of the features of the theme:

  • It replaces the static Home screen icons with the tile interface, giving quick access to default iOS apps such as Camera, Phone, Safari, Mail, Messages, Settings, Calculator, App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks etc, some third-party apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Skype, Shazam etc,  and even jailbreak apps such as Cydia and iFile.
  • Tapping on the tiles on the start screen launches the appropriate app. It doesn’t display any real time information from the apps, which is one of the popular features of Windows Phone 8 operating system, but uses information such as the badge numbers to dynamically display the information on the tile for the relevant application.
  • It also has a Quick notes section, that allows you to take notes on the start screen and an RSS reader (though I really couldn’t figure out how to configure it). The scrolling wallpaper section which you can see in the video below is quite cool.
  • Swiping on the right gives you access to all the apps installed on your iPhone, which you can scroll through vertically. They’re in alphabetic order.


  • Tapping on the Settings icon in the top right corner gives you access to the Settings panel, where you can change the color of the tiles, background for the app Home screen, change the time format, change your default messaging app to biteSMS and an option to go back to Dreamboard, which allows you to revert back to the default iOS Home screen.


  • You can double press the Home button to access the app switcher. Zephyr also kind of works with the theme, but it’s not very smooth.

You can check out the detailed demo of the theme below:

If you like what you see then you can grab the iWphone8 iPhone5 theme from Cydia for $1.5 using the download links provided below on your jailbroken iPhone.

Let me know what you think of the theme in the comments below.

Download Links:

➤ DreamBoard – Free

➤ iWphone8 iPhone5 – $1.5

➤ iWphone8 for iPhone 4S/iPhone 4 – $1.5

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  • pete


    • iPhoneHacks

      It’s one of the work hazards for me :)

      But I have seen such themes being very popular with users. Guess people want to see what Windows Phone 8 looks and feels like.

    • iPhoneHacks

      But as a side note, what I really like is the way Dreamboard completely transforms your iPhone’s UI.

  • Julien Lussier

    So ugly….


      Have to agree, whomever cut the youtube video made it look way better than in person.

      • nb9e

        do not install if you have winterboard crashes IOS on 4S

        • iPhone Hacks

          Thanks for the heads up. Have installed it on my iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G with Winterboard installed and seems to work fine.

  • Toby777

    At least it livens up the boring iOS static UI. Not everyone likes boring :P I quite like it and if my iPhone 5 was jb’ed, I’d try it out.

  • peros

    I will never ever make my iphone my IOS to look like ………….. hahahahhaha

  • Passerby

    Dreamboard has opened up doors that allowed GUIs that you could not achieve.

    There have been some phenomenal themes out there back when people were still messing about with winterboard skins.

    Appledesk, Appleweb, ultimatum, os7, metroon, omni8 and plenty more. So many I can’t recall them all!

    Not everyone’s cup of tea but certainly am audience.

    Admitably this one doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing as som

    • iPhone Hacks

      Yeah, DreamBoard completely transforms the UI. It’s almost unbelievable.

      I will check out the themes you have mentioned. Thanks!


    This theme is disappointing at least. Its looks tired, stretched and lackluster even on the iphone 5 and has ZERO features and configurability :-/

  • Guy

    Looks great, I’m going to download it ASAP, I like changing my theme every month. This will be a awesome addition for march. Live dreamboard it’s the BEST, can’t wait to see what other Themes pop up.

  • Panicos

    It doesn’t work with iPhone 5. It doesn’t cover the whole screen. It looks like was made for iPhone 4 or 4s. Any updates?

    • iPhoneHacks

      You need to get iWphone8 iPhone5 and not iWphone8. iWphone8 iPhone5 works fine on iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G

      • Panicos

        you are right, I have unistall iWphone8 and install the iphone 5 version but still gives me less screen like iphone 4. Please advice.

  • moe22

    I remember metro . you could customize it though through an XML. same with this ?

  • Dealio63

    would like to see it for the ipad….

  • Anthony Nicole

    Wish that we can customize the front screen! So we can quickly access to our best app!

  • jbperez808

    Ugh ugly

  • TasteOfReality

    If you want your IPhone to look like a windows phone app so bad….. go out and get a windows phone…duh