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How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Posted December 21, 2007 at 12:01am by iClarified
SummerBoard is an extension to the iPhone's SpringBoard user experience. SummerBoard adds a variety of useful and fun features to your iPhone, including scrolling icons, wallpaper and themes! In this tutorial we will go through the installation process and configure SummerBoards different settings.

INSTALLATION
Step One
Press to launch Installer from your springboard.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Step Two
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard


Step Three
Press to select System from the list of categories.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Step Four
Press to select SummerBoard from the list of packages.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Step Five
Press to select the Install button at the top right hand corner.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Step Six
Press the large Install button that appears to begin installation.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Step Seven
You will receive a notice that you must restart your iPhone for the changes to take effect. Click the Ok button.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

You will be taken back to the categories menu. Then press the Home button once.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Once at the springboard hold down the Sleep/Wake button for three seconds. Once the power slider appears move it to the right to turn off the iPhone. Once it shuts off then press the Sleep/Wake button again to restart the iPhone.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Step Eight
You will now notice a new icon on your springboard called SMBPrefs. You install was successful.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard


CONFIGURE
- Each of these configuration settings can be accessed by pressing SMBPrefs on your springboard.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Theme
Here you can select themes for your summerboard. By selecting a theme you can change your springboard wallpaper, docs, icons and other images. There are a few themes included with SummerBoard. These are Default, Leopard, Louie Mantia, Panther, SummerBoard. You can add your own themes later. I will post a tutorial on how to do this in the near future.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Theme Wallpaper
Theme Wallpaper is defaulted to ON. If you change this to OFF you will notice that your SpringBoard wallpaper will switch from your Theme's wallpaper to the wallpaper you have selected in your iPhone Settings. ie the one you use for your unlock screen.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Theme Status Bar
Theme Status Bar is defaulted to ON. If you change this to OFF then the status bar along the top will be changed to the iPhone default from the one included in your theme.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard
(note status bar at top)

Theme Icons
Theme Icons is defaulted to ON. If you change this to OFF your icons will be replaced with the iPhone default icons. Otherwise, if you leave it on your iPhone will display the icons packaged with your selected Theme.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard
(note different icons)

Theme Dock
Theme Dock is defaulted to ON. If you change this to OFF then your dock will be displayed as the default iPhone dock. Otherwise, your Dock will display the Dock included with your selected Theme.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard
(note different dock)

Wallpaper
Wallpaper is defaulted to ON. If you change this to OFF then your SpringBoard will no longer display a background whatsoever.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard

Dim Wallpaper
Dim Wallpaper is defaulted to OFF. If you change this to ON then the wallpaper displayed on your SpringBoard will be dimmed.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard
(note dimmed wallpaper)

Skip Last Row
Skip Last Row is defaulted to OFF. If you change this to ON then your SpringBoard will only display 3 rows of icons per page.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard
(note only three rows)

Hide Icon Labels
Hide Icon Labels is defaulted to OFF. If you change this to ON then your SpringBoard will not display the names of your icons.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard
(note no icon labels)

Hide Dock Labels
Hide Dock Labels is defaulted to OFF. If you change this to ON then your dock icon names will not be displayed.
How to Install and Configure SummerBoard
(note no dock icon labels)

Restart SpringBoard
Press this button to restart your SpringBoard.
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kumar - December 10, 2008 at 9:55am
i don't have the "summerboard" option under System categories. how can i get it. I have 2g with 2.1 firmware...plz help me regarding this. Thanks, -Kumar
Yash Punetha
Yash Punetha - August 21, 2008 at 3:07am
i have iphone 1.14.. I tried loading summerboard themes but its not working. Please help me...
s
s - May 19, 2008 at 8:12pm
TDD
Viren
Viren - April 23, 2008 at 9:43am
Finally solved it guys! I had to hard reboot my iphone (AGAIN!) Then unlocked it with ZIBRI ....prevoiusly had done it with liberty. And this time it has worked!!!! It is fuctioning as well as it was on 1.1.3 firmware...... cheers!!
Mark Templeton
Mark Templeton - April 20, 2008 at 10:11pm
Hi, i have followed the instructions and all goes ok until i go to change the theme. When i go the theme page it is blank no default themes that are suposed to come with the summer board. I have tried loading others and still nothing. have tried uninstalling and reloading themes and summer board with no sucsess. any help would be aprichated. Mark
Viren
Viren - April 12, 2008 at 10:23am
Hey! I just checked thru the iphone browser, all my themes r already stored in var/mobile/Library/Summerboard/Themes and not in root file!!!! But still I cannot access them have tried to fix dir permission in Bossprefs about 10 times!!!! NO LUCK..... I am so desperate because \i have used summer board for so long with cool themes that now looking at the spring board ......IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help please, can I go back to 1.1.3???? if so HOW?????
Viren
Viren - April 12, 2008 at 7:00am
Thanx, but how do I SSH into my phone to move the files???? Thanx in advance.....
Takuma
Takuma - April 12, 2008 at 3:34am
Hey the problem with some summerboard theme is that it installs the theme to var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes when it should be located in the var/mobile/Library/Summerboard/Themes If you SSH in to your iphone and then move the folders you'll be sorted ;) Remember to do the fix dir permission on BossPrefs though!
therm
therm - April 11, 2008 at 8:37pm
I installed the AppSupport Patch 1.1.4 and second summerboard
Viren
Viren - April 11, 2008 at 10:04am
Thanx but I already have all the patches installed before I tried the summer board! Incl. the App support patch 1.1.4!! Cheers,
therm
therm - April 11, 2008 at 9:49am
Hi. Try to install AppSupport Patch 1.1.4. It worked for me.
Viren
Viren - April 11, 2008 at 9:41am
Hey! Guys, Same problem here....have a week 52 OTB 1.1.2......had updated to 1.1.3 and the summerboard worked 75% of the themes.....now tried to uninstall that piece of shit (sorry) PYSL as it did not work! and my phone jammed had to bring it to ZERO and now i have updated to 1.1.4 but NONE of the summer board themes work, NOTHING in summerboard is working, even tried to fix it with Boss pref, as they have a fix me for summer board but no avail....PLEASE HELP!!!! Cheers, Viren.
therm
therm - April 9, 2008 at 10:07am
Hello. i've than iphone with firmware 1.1.4 unlocked and when i try to install the package SummerBoard it says error. I have other packages with the same problem. What can i do to solve it?
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