Friday, October 5, 2018

SnowBoard: New Theming platform instead of WinterBoard

When it comes to theming your jailbroken iOS device the first theming platform that comes to your mind is probably WinterBoard. Unfortunately, WinterBoard didn't appear for a long time on the scene and didn't receive any updates to keep up the jailbreak releases, and here comes the role of SnowBoard.

SnowBoard: New Theming platform instead of WinterBoard

SnowBoard is a new lightweight successor to the renowned WinterBoard theming platform by SparkDev and Dennis D. Bednarz.

According to the Cydia's description, SnowBoard works with jailbroken handsets running iOS 7 and later and supports most formats used by many popular theming engines.

SnowBoard: New Theming platform instead of WinterBoard

When you install SnowBoard on your jailbroken iPhone, simple go to Settings ---> SnowBoard settings preferences panel where you will find the following settings:
  • Toggle SnowBoard on or off on demand
  • Choose a theme you want to use
    • Just drag from the “Disabled” to the “Enabled” section
  • Customize your Home screen icon attributes
    • Configure custom app icon corner radius
    • Configure custom app icon scale
    • Hide app icon labels
When you install compatible themes from Cydia, you should find them in the “Select Theme…” menu. There, you can quickly apply them and switch between them on demand by moving them from one section to the other.

Another neat feature baked into SnowBoard is that you can tap and hold on any app icon to put your device into ‘jiggle’ mode and then double-tap on an app icon to customize it even further:

In this interface, you can:
  • Replace an app icon with alternative app icons
  • Replace an app icon with another existing app icon
  • Replace an app icon with an image from your Camera Roll
While I’ve never been heavily invested in the theming aspect of jailbreaking myself, those who have should find SnowBoard to be a refreshing experience. If you’re interested in giving SnowBoard a try, then you can download it for free from Cydia’s Chariz repository.

Give it a try and let us know what is your first thoughts about it in our comment section below.


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