Adding springboard background image without winterboard?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Johnny Quest, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Johnny Quest macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    Hi all,

    I was recently reading that winterboard is known to slow down the iPhone slightly (though I don't know how much of an issue this is on a 3GS). Since I'm not wanting to change the look of the iPhone OS much right now (I mostly want to install the 5 icon dock, categories, and profiles jailbreak apps -- do these work with 3GS?), I was wondering to what extent I can customize the look of things without winterboard. Is it as simple as dragging a few images over into certain folders with SSH? I'm mostly just wanting to put an image behind my icons on the springboard for now.

  2. xilni macrumors member


    Jan 16, 2009
    Washington, DC
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Sorry you can't. I found this answer on this thread. linky

  4. Johnny Quest thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    Thanks jmann; I'd thought that might be the case. It makes sense that app icons can be changed fairly easily, but I guess putting an image somewhere it wasn't originally intended to go is a little more involved. Guess I'll be trying WinterBorad then...
  5. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    The alleged lag is subjective. What one person considers acceptable another won't.

    For me its a non-issue on my GS and I'm running the full Matte UI theme along with regular themes.

    Regardless, you can't add a wallpaper behind your icons without WB.

    So suck it up and try for yourself. Uninstall if you don't like the results.

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