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Change SpringBoard Background without Winterboard App

Yup! Now its possible. You can change SpringBoard and SMS background of your iPhone / iPod Touch without installing Winterboard app. For those who don't know: SpringBoard is the home-screen of your iPhone where you see icons of apps you have installed and Winterboard is an app which allows you install different themes and visual styles on your iPhone.

WinterBoard app is can cost you 10-24MB of RAM even when you haven't installed any theme, but when you will install a theme, it can easily consume over 35MB RAM of your iPhone.

So if are just using Winterboard app to change the background of your SMS panel and SpringBoard then you should use "Desktop/SMS Background" app. This app allows you to set any background of your choice and can make default icons of your iPhone reflective in nature just like iOS 4.0 in iPhone 4.

SpringBorad Background without WinterBoard
SpringBorad Background without WinterBoard
SpringBorad Background without WinterBoard
SpringBorad Background without WinterBoard
SpringBorad Background without WinterBoard

The procedure is simple:

  1. Open Cydia.
  2. Make sure you have default iSpazio repository installed in Cydia.
  3. Just incase there is no iSpazio repo added, you can install it manually by adding "http://ispaziorepository.com/" to your source.
  4. Go to "Search" in Cydia and search for "Desktop". Scroll down and select "Desktop/SMS Background".
  5. Install "Desktop/SMS Background" and restart your iPhone / iPod Touch.

If you feel any kind-of difficulty in following the above procedure then please do share it with me in comments!

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  •  
    Cece3 years ago

    Mines Wont Let Me Download Cydia ?

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    harjinder cheema5 years, 9 months ago

    i am on ios 4.0 on iphone 3g and it takes me straight into safe mode

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    Jay5 years, 10 months ago

    my iphone is on 4.0.1 and this app keeps crashing, what do i do?

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    rob6 years, 1 month ago

    goes into safe mode on iphone 3gs 4.0.1 any suggestions?

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      Wolverine6 years, 1 month ago

      Yeah, i think the app needs to be upgraded for phones on iOS 4.x

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    Deja6 years, 1 month ago

    Mines did too ugh!!!

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    Cam6 years, 1 month ago

    I installed iSpazio but when I installed “Desktop/SMS Background” springboard crashed and it turned to Safe Mode.

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    luke6 years, 3 months ago

    when i downloaded 4.0 it set my wallpaper as the background on springboard and i want the themes i downloaded from cydia to winterboard as the background how do i change this?????