WinterBoard updated with support for iOS 7 and 64-bit devices


Jailbreakers will be happy to learn that WinterBoard, a popular app in the jailbreak community for theming, has been updated to support iOS 7 and, perhaps more importantly, 64-bit devices such as the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and the new Retina iPad mini.

Although WinterBoard worked in many cases on older devices running iOS 7, there were plenty of bugs and inconsistencies. These problems should be a thing of the past with the new update and jailbreakers will now be able to apply themes to any device without the fear of incompatibility.

WinterBoard developer Jay Freeman (saurik) tweeted some details about the release:

For now, there aren’t many themes available for 64-bit iDevices so you’ll likely have to wait for designers to come up with new themes or redesign current ones to work with the newest iPhones and iPads.

Judging by saurik’s choice of words, I’d also expect a few bugs that need ironing out if version 0.9.3912 of WinterBoard “seems” compatible with 64-bit devices. But, at this point, it seems like most of the hard work is done and stability updates may be pushed out in future.

Any jailbreakers out there excited by the news of the updated version of WinterBoard? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter: @TodaysiPhone.

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  • DrewPage

    This is cool, and good news, but not a compelling reason to jailbreak.  I want to try it, but iOS 7 does everything I want, very well, already.  Its true, with iOS 6, Jail breaking was beneficial, but now?  I am just not convinced (If I am missing something, please let me know).

  • adamoram

    DrewPage biteSMS is probably the thing that keeps people jailbreaking

  • DrewPage

    adamoramDrewPageWell, it IS pretty cool (I checked it out on their website), but I am not sure its a good reason to jailbreak.  I guess the bottom line is, if you’ve been using specific jail break apps for years, you’ll want to continue to do so.  

    I wonder though, what would pull new jail breakers in, since they might not know about specific apps?