We showed you how to give your jailbroken device an iOS 7 makeover by installing two WinterBoard themes, one for the Home screen and another one for the Lock screen.
We take a look at themes and tweaks that you can install to make your jailbroken iOS device look like iOS 7 without taking the risk of installing iOS 7 beta. In fact, you can install them even on a device that is not compatible with iOS 7.
iOS 7 Theme
iOS 7 Theme by Philip Wong (pw5a29) is a most comprehensive theme for iOS 7 compared to the iOS 7 theme by AR7 we had covered earlier. The theme by Wong adds support for the following:
- App Icons
- Signal Bars
- Revamps UI of apps such as Settings, Messages, Bitesms, Phone, WhatsApp, Notes, Safari, Music, Voice Memo, Weather with iOS 7 look and feel.
- Minimal Lockscreen
- Flat App Skin for App Store Apps
- Flat notification Bubble
- Flat Linen
- Folders Icon and Background
- Close Boxes
- Lockscreen Music Controls
- Music Controls
After installing the theme, you will need to select these UI elements in the WinterBoard app (WinterBoard -> Select Themes). You also need to install Wallpaper JPEGifer from Cydia and set the wallpaper again to prevent the black Lock screen issue.
It fully supports the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
- iPod touch 5G, iPod touch 4G
- iPad 2, iPad 1
It partially supports:
- iPad 4, iPad 3
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod touch 3G
iOS 7 animated lockscreen
If you’re just looking for the iOS 7’s new Lock screen then check out the iOS 7 animated lockscreen theme developed by Sil66.
It replaces the Lock screen with an iOS 7-like animated wallpaper, it even highlights the slide to unlock text in the same way as iOS 7 does and comes with the translucent camera shortcut at the bottom right corner.
It doesn’t feature iOS 7’s 3D parallax effect, but it has subtle animation like the iOS 7 animated wallpaper. Unlike iOS 7, you need to unlock by swiping on the slide to unlock text.
iOS 7’s 3D Parallax effect makes the “position or direction of an object appear different when viewed from different angles”. DeepEnd by Ryan Petrich, developer of popular apps such as Activator, allows you to check out the 3D-effect on your jailbroken iOS device right now. You need to add Petrich’s repository http://rpetri.ch/repo/ to install the tweak.
Jailbreak tweaks like LiveWallpaper allows you to set panoramic images as your wallpaper, which are scrollable when you flip through home screen pages.
Here’s a walkthrough of how to make your iPhone look like iOS 7:
Let us know how it goes in the comments below.