If you are a proud owner of an Apple iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, Cydia is something that you can't afford to miss out on. It is a replacement software which allows you to do quite a few things on these Apple products; things that you can't do otherwise, to be precise. It is highly unlikely that you will ever come across someone who owns some Apple product, but has no idea as to what Cydia is. That being said, one aspect wherein people tend to get confused is between WinterBoard and Cydia themes, which are basically the same.
FAQs about WinterBoard Themes
Basically, Cydia replacement software gives you access to a wide range of apps and cool themes, which help you make your Apple products more efficient and appealing than what they actually are.
What are these themes?
They are basically simple software programs which facilitate theming of various Apple products with the iOS as their default operating system. Simply put, you can use these software programs to add themes to your Apple iPhone, Apple iPod touch, or Apple iPad, and give it the desired look.
Are these themes same as Cydia themes?
Basically, Cydia themes are referred to as WinterBoard themes owing to the fact that you require the WinterBoard app to activate them after they are downloaded. Similarly, you may also come across some sources offering iPhone themes. Basically, Apple doesn't facilitate theming of its products and when some source offers iPhone themes you should understand that they are nothing, but WinterBoard themes for iPhone.
Where will you find these themes?
You can find these themes in various Cydia sources (i.e., Cydia repositories), which you can access after you are done downloading the Cydia replacement software on your device. When developers develop these themes, they store them in these sources from where you can download them. Some of the best Cydia sources include ModMyi, Big Boss, Planet-iPhones, iSpazio, SiNfuL iPhone, etc.
How do you download these themes?
As we mentioned before, you have to download these themes from various sources for Cydia. You can access these sources by going to the Cydia icon on the screen of your device, which will guide you to the Cydia Menu. From here you can go to the 'Sections' and tap on 'Sources' tab. In these sources, you will come across the list of themes organized in categories. You just have to tap on the 'Install' tab and it will get installed on your device.
Downloading the theme is half the task done; the next step would be to activate them. For this, you will have to launch the WinterBoard app and access the list of Cydia themes that you have downloaded through it. As you scroll down the list, you will see the 'Activate' tab alongside the name of the theme. You just have to tap on this Activate tab, and the theme will be activated. You will see a Check mark alongside the name of the theme once it is activated.