Theme the iPhone to Look Like Android, Windows, Kindle, WebOS, and More

Feb 3, 2012 - 12 Comments

iPhone Themes

Bored with how your iPhone looks? If you have it jailbroken, you can install iPhone themes and make the device look a lot different than iOS by using an app called Dreamboard.

If you haven’t jailbroken yet, backup the iPhone and then proceed with Absinthe for iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.1 or Redsn0w for iOS 5.0.1 on other iPhones and iPods. Dreamboard is then found as a free download in Cydia, so search for it and install.

Many Dreamboard themes are available via Cydia, here’s a handful:

  • Endroid - Android HTC lookalike with updating weather widget and clock, this is the default Android theme
  • OS7 – Makes iPhone look like Windows Phone 7, complete with tile animations
  • WebOS – If you want your iPhone to look like a now extinct Palm device
  • Kindle Fire for iPhone – Gives the iPhone an interface like the Kindle Fire
  • OS X Lion Ultimatum – one of the fancier themes, makes iOS look like Mac OS X Lion
  • Apple Desk – looks like an actual desk, complete with iMac and keyboard

There are plenty more, and while a lot of the themes are free, others cost a buck of two. Some paid themes have to be downloaded manually and then moved to the iPhone with SSH and SFTP from a Mac or PC, others can be installed directly on the phone.

Heads up to Lifehacker for the basic theme ideas.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in Customize, Fun, iPhone

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  1. Bryan Elliott says:

    If you have to customize your phone to look like another phone, you have the wrong phone.

    • Darius says:

      Exactly, plus Dreamboard makes the iPhone so unstable it’s basically useless. It has a novelty value that lasts about 10 minutes until you experience app crashing.

      IMO the ONLY jailbreak tweak worth installing is IntelliscreenX

    • RevelationRed says:

      There are multiple reasons to change the look of your phone and not switch devices. People may prefer the iOS interface but want the access to battery/memory card/universal ports that Android phones offer. Maybe they like the high quality Apple hardware but prefer the more simplistic WP7 interface. Perhaps someone’s thinking about switching so they’re trying a new theme for a few weeks to see if it’s a good fit. Just because your phone’s current look isn’t your favorite, doesn’t mean you have the wrong phone.

  2. Darius says:

    Here’s the video for IntelliscreenX, skip Dreamboard and go with this instead

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwx9PUX_tz8

  3. Alberto says:

    Theme your Aston Martin to look like a Lada Niva!
    :D :D

  4. Memphis says:

    What’s the point in making your iPhone look like Android crap?

  5. I really like the Kindle Fire theme, but the tabs are not customizable :(

  6. hahaha says:

    btw honeycomb is very nice theme if you do love dreambord but the fact is that it drains more battery life then winterboard, not sure bout intelliscreenx (dont have it yet)

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