Saturday, January 8, 2011

How to Install Themes Manually without Cydia at Iphone

A reader asked, “Sometimes, I stumbled upon websites that offer some great Winterboard themes for download. I know how I can download & install Winterboard theme via Cydia. But I can’t find those themes on Cydia. So, how can I install those themes that are downloaded directly from web?”

Very good question. Cydia offers the most straightforward way to download Winterboard theme. But it’s not the only channel you can find awesome Winterboard theme online. Say, you can find tons of Winterboard theme at Softpedia. Usually, these Winterboard themes are packed in a zip file. So, how do you install it?

Get Prepared
That’s pretty easy to install Winterboard theme manually. But first, let’s get prepared.

1.You’ll have to download DiskAid, which is a free file explorer for iPhone. You can use DiskAid to transfer file back and forth between iPhone and your computer. For more information, check out this post.
2.Download the Winterboard theme you love and extract the zipped file. For demonstration, I download the Super Mario theme from Softpedia and extract in the download folder. Or You can download it at PandaApps

Install Winterboard Theme via DiskAid
So, after you get everything ready. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable and launch DiskAid. Then select “Root folder” in the lower-left option. Answer “yes” for the warning. This option will let you browse the whole iPhone file system.

Next, on the left pane, go to “Library” and then access “Themes” folder. All Winterboard theme files are placed under this folder. If you have already installed some Winterboard themes on your iPhone, you’ll see those theme folders.

Okay, to copy the themes you have download, click “Copy Folder to Device” and select the theme folder you just extracted. Click “OK” to confirm and wait for the transfer process to complete.

That’s it. The Winterboard theme is installed on your iPhone. Go back to your iPhone and launch Winterboard. The theme is already there.

What do you think about this alternative way of Winterboard theme installation? Hope this can help some of you and enjoy Winterboard fun!

Reference : Simon Blog's

1 comment:

  1. i copied some themes but wasnt able to is that??