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How to Install Dreamboard & Dreamboard Themes on iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad [Complete Guide]

Just a while ago, we have reported to you that the theming platform Dreamboard is now available for free. Dreamboard is an alternative to Winterboard which features even more advanced theming options that could radically change the user interface of your iOS device. And since it is now available for iDevice users for free, we will be providing an extensive tutorial on how to install Dreamboard and as well as how to install Dreamboard themes.

Warning: Make sure that you have created a backup of your iDevice before proceeding with the Dreamboard installation. Because of the way in which Dreamboard overwrites almost all the System files that are necessary for your themes to run, there is practically no way to revert the changes back if in case anything goes wrong. Your only way out is a complete Restore of your iDevice. Proceed with caution.


How to Install Dreamboard on iPhone, iPod Toucb & iPad Through Cydia

  1. Open Cydia.
  2. Tap on the Search tab at bottom right.
  3. Cydia Search

  4. Search for Dreamboard (the app should appear in auto-suggest) and tap to View the app.
  5. Dreamboard Search

  6. At the Dreamboard details page, Tap Install at the top right. Tap Confirm to begin installation.
  7. Dreamboard Install

  8. Dreamboard will now be downloaded and installed in your device.
  9. Dreamboard Installed

  10. Restart Springboard. If done right you should be able to see the Dreamboard app icon on your homescreen.

Note: Compatibility with iPad is unknown. Not recommended for iPhone 3G, iPod 2G, or iPod 3G 8GB. Tested on 4.2.1, 4.3.3 and 5.0 b1 and 5.0 b2.

How to Install Dreamboard Themes

Dreamboard comes with the Endroid theme by default but now many developers have created more themes for it. Some of them, especially the paid ones, can not only drastically change the way your device's UI looks but it can completely change how you interact with the device itself. There are two ways on how to install Dreamboard themes, one is via SSH and the other is via Cydia.

Installing Dreamboard Themes via SSH:

Step 1: If you haven't already, download iPhone Explorer so you can add files into your jailbroken device.

Download iPhone Explorer for Mac
Download iPhone Explorer for Windows

Step 2: Open iPhone Explorer and navigate to Root Directory and click on the Dreamboard folder which is the folder for the theme files.
iPhone Explorer Dreamboard
Step 3: From here, you can simply drag and drop the theme files into the Dreamboard folder. Make sure that you are uploading the file theme. If the theme is zipped, then extract it first before uploading to the Dreamboard folder.
iPhone Explorer Theme Installed
Step 4: Now launch the Dreamboard app in your iDevice and if you've done things correctly, you should be able to see the new theme that you've just added.
Dreamboard Theme Installed
Installing Dreamboard Themes via Cydia
Step 1: Open Cydia.
Step 2: Simply Search for your preferred Dreamboard theme.
Dreamboard Theme Search
Step 3: Tap on the search result of your preferred theme and tap Install and then Confirm.
Dreamboard Cydia Theme Install
Step 4: The theme will then be downloaded and installed in your device, restart springboard.
Step 5: Launch Dreamboard and if you've done things correctly, your newly installed theme should be there.
Dreamboard Cydia Theme Installed

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    akeem8 years, 5 months ago

    the bottom part of the screen is black in two of the themes idk why

    Taylor9 years, 8 months ago

    I tried downloading and i got the icon, but all i have is the ipod classic thrme. Not even ddfault and when i try to ad more, thry dont show up. Help me please

      Patrick9 years, 8 months ago


      Are you sure you are not using a cracked version of Dreamboard? Be sure that you’ve gotten it from the ModMyi repo…

        RoseAllure Louis9 years, 7 months ago

        @Patrick. I am having the same problem as Taylor. Ive installed dreamboard and its themes. BoxorHD for the iPad is nowhere to be found and I dont have the option to change back to default. Any fix or any ideas?

    brandon609 years, 9 months ago

    can you give us a list of free themes that you like to use and you think are the best? thanks!

    brandon609 years, 9 months ago

    can you give me a list of the top themes you like to use? thanks

    Alexander Best10 years, 2 months ago

    What do you mean with “all your in-built app is missing”? I have same problem here with icon..

      Pramod10 years, 2 months ago

      All your in-built apps meaning your out-of-the-box stock iOS apps.

    deepika jain10 years, 2 months ago

    hey does that mean, dreamboard is only for iphone4 user, i have iphone 3gs, factory unlocked (coz i am successfully using am indian carrier, even after a software update).
    i am on BB 05.16.02 iOS 4.3.3 firmware…
    i could get winterboard, but not most of my apps icons are not getting displayed (like Maps, games, though i can search for them thru spotlight) and even on the lower half of the screen its unsed, like the icons have been shifted updwards, and touching each others on the edges.

      Pramod10 years, 2 months ago

      Your continuing your queries for the same post somewhere else. (Previously here) & now under this topic. I request you to stick to one post at a time and reply under the relevant topic of issue so as to avoid confusion to other readers.

      Pramod10 years, 2 months ago

      You need to check Winterboard’s relevant settings to see what you have hidden. In you case, all your in-built apps are missing.
      Dreamboard is also compatible with the iP3GS, but on the iP4, it runs best.

    Sohail Younus10 years, 2 months ago

    Can we keep our personal photos as a wallpaper in dream board theme for iphone

      Pramod10 years, 2 months ago

      Probably Yes. You’ll need to go and check within the settings for that particular theme that your using in Dreamboard.

    Mark10 years, 2 months ago

    I tried installing, but it returns the error: “I wasn’t able to locate file for the coreutils package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.” “coreutils” does not exist in the Packages page in Cydia, nor can I find it using the search function. Thoughts?

      Mark10 years, 2 months ago

      NM, I should have let Cydia finish updating its packages before moving to search for DreamBoard. Works great!

    Alexander Best10 years, 2 months ago

    thanks dude…:)
    but the file is no longer exist…….:(

    miApples10 years, 2 months ago

    Hey have sorted fix for DreamBoard iPad App & theme Crashing. Instead of doing a re-install through Cydia of paid DreamBoard App, remove totally. Then go to Cydia/Sections/Scroll to Themes (DreamBo…)/’Boxor HD for iPad’/pay US $…?/install/respring. There seems to be a conflict with the previous paid DreamBoard App. Note. This method above will load DreamBoard App & 3 themes. Only the middle theme (Boxor HD for iPad) is compat. With iPad so far. All good with above method so far! Will post this to miApples Blog ASAP. Cheers! Pete.

    alexander best10 years, 2 months ago

    how u get the AppleWEB V2 file? i search the cydia for that theme but i’ve got nothing…thx