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How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Posted December 22, 2007 at 12:42am by iClarified
How to install a SummerBoard theme on your iPhone. You can install themes via Installer or manually.

INSTALL THEME FROM INSTALLER
Step One
Press to select Installer from your SpringBoard.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Two
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme


Step Three
Press to select Themes (SummerBoard) from the list of Categories.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Four
Press to select a Theme from the list of Packages.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Six
Press the large Install button that appears.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

When the Theme is done installing you will be returned to the Categories list. Press the Home button once to return to the SpringBoard.

Step Seven
Press the SMBPrefs button on your springboard.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Eight
Press to select Theme.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Nine
Press to choose your newly installed Theme.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Ten
Press the Home button to view the Theme you just set.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme



INSTALL THEME MANUALLY
- You will need to have a sftp program such as Fugu for Mac or WinSCP for Windows installed for this installation.

Step One
Find a theme online that you would like to install. I am going to use a theme called Chalkwork. You can get it here: http://www.mezzoblue.com/icons/chalkwork/iphone/

Step Two
Usually the Theme will be zipped. After downloading the zip, extract it by double clicking on its icon.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Three
In this specific case you will find a folder called Chalkwork. This is folder we need to copy to the iPhone. Inside this Chalkwork folder are the images for our theme. You will notice a Dock.png, MiniDock.png, Wallpaper.png, Wallpaper2.png, and a folder called Icons.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Four
Launch your SFTP program. In our case we will click on the Fugu icon in the dock.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Five
If you do not know your iPhone's IP Address you can find it by pressing Settings on your SpringBoard, then press to select Wi-Fi, then press the blue right arrow next to your network name.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Six
In the Connect to: field enter your iPhone's IP Address. In the Username field enter root. Then press the Connect button.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Seven
When prompted for a password enter either alpine or dottie or whatever else you set your iPhone password to. Then press the Authenticate button.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Eight
Press the up arrow several times until you reach the root of your iPhone. Now navigate to /var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes.

On the left side(local) navigate to your downloaded theme.

Step Nine
Drag the folder containing your theme images from the left side into the Themes directory on the right. In our case this is the Chalkwork folder.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Ten
Press the SMBPrefs button on your springboard.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Eleven
Press to select Theme.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Twelve
Press to choose your newly installed Theme.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme

Step Thirteen
Press the Home button to view the Theme you just set.
How to Install a SummerBoard Theme
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chix
chix - September 12, 2008 at 7:02am
I used WinSCP instead. But when I view the theme I just installed, the default theme of the iphone is the one I see. Appreciate any assistance.
Clayton
Clayton - July 9, 2008 at 12:17pm
When I did the above, the icon doesnt seem to come up. I'm using the latest version, 1.1.4 Any help would be appreciated.
Viren
Viren - April 11, 2008 at 10:50am
I have installed summerboard theme to my 1.12 week 52 iphone (now upgraded to 1.1.4) and IT DOES NOT WORK....it used to work with 75% efficiency when I was on 1.1.3 firmware!!! I have all the app support patches for 1.1.4 already installed ( I am in Brazil) Help please.....
Karakrus
Karakrus - April 11, 2008 at 10:28am
I already installed summerboard but why is it still inactive? Help
Alex
Alex - February 25, 2008 at 8:52pm
How come I cannot install themes manually? It says something cannot connect through, and I cant install OpenSSH to my iphone and wont let me uninstall it. Can you help me with this problem? thanks
mcgyver
mcgyver - February 12, 2008 at 6:08am
1.1.3 var/mobile/Library/Summerboard/Themes
iClarified
iClarified - December 30, 2007 at 12:33am
If you would like the lock screen wallpaper set by the general settings, and the SpringBoard wallpaper set by Summerboard then make sure both Theme Wallpaper and Wallpaper are set to ON in SMBPrefs.
DR
DR - December 29, 2007 at 3:33pm
Just like all your other work, great stuff. I was wondering if there is any way to change the wallpaper on the theme. For instance I like the Neurox Leopard SummerBoard Theme, but I would like to keep the Leopord wallpaper (the grass one, or even to select another one). When I change the wallpaper in the main settings menu it changes the Homescreen(right name?) and the wallpaper. I would like to keep that homescreen but have that wallpaper in the springboard to be different Thanks
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