With Apple’s latest release of iOS 5, WinterBoard [an awesome app available through Cydia] wasn’t compatible. Jay Freeman, the developer of WinterBoard (@saurik), has been working hard to ensure that his packages and Cydia itself is in good working condition for iOS 5. So, with all of Freeman’s hard work, you can now use WinterBoard on your jailbroken iOS 5 device!
What is WinterBoard?
WinterBoard is used in order to apply different themes and visual tweaks to your iDevice.
- Video Wallpaper – Bored with static wallpaper. You can install video wallpaper in video form (.mp4).
- Sound customization – Customize all kinds of system sounds.
- Web clips – Let you theme the web clips also.
- Lock Background – Customize the background of lock screen.
- SMS Background – Theme the SMS bubbles.
- Keyboard – Change the look & feel of iPhone keyboard.
- Calculator – Customize calculator background.
Here’s a few things to note:
- There is no untethered jailbreak for any device at this time, except the iPhone 3GS old bootrom
- The iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are not able to be jailbroken, not even tethered at this point
- Although WinterBoard is compatible on iOS 5, not all the various themes are
- If you have any support or bug related issues, make sure to send a report through Cydia; be concise, informative, and respectful
- Have fun!