Faster WinterBoard!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jcde7ago, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. jcde7ago macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    This is courtesy of CyberDad over from ModMyI's his OP:

    I have tested this and amazingly enough, it actually does work! WinterBoard is a bit optimized by using WinterBoard settings, essentially, i am guessing, through "stripping down" some of WinterBoard's theming functions.

    If you're like me and you only care about theming your SpringBoard and LockScreen, this is for you. It does not affect those (or widgets or HTML backgrounds). I believe if you theme apps and more specific system files then they might not work...however, you can always compensate by replacing those files individually manually through SCP...just make sure you back up everything you manually replace instead of using WinterBoard.

    Using SBSettings + Winterboard + LockScreen Info + StatusNotifier as my only MobileSubstrate-based extensions, I was hovering around 36-38 MB free at all times; with WinterBoard Settings installed and the "SpringBoard Only" option checked, I get around 48-56 MB free excellent gain of 12-18 MB of free memory, and all without breaking any of my WinterBoard themes I am currently using!

    Highly recommended.
  2. vm7118 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    NJ, USA

    this is on a 3G, i'm assuming?

    i'll have to check it out... find out what exactly it does, in more detail.
  3. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2006
    It gives back some free memory and speeds up applications but you can not apply themes inside applications (like mobileme ui, matte ui etc), if enabled.
    Not really a new thing, i believe intelliscreen had some kind of option like that.
  4. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA

    I just installed this and it does seem to work well. Very well in fact.

    I'm one of those people who just uses winterboard to change the dock and the springboard (black background) to something else. I don't do much else and don't really care to.

    Anyway, when 3.0 came out, winterboard just slowed things down too much. This was most evident when launching apps and even more so when leaving apps.

    I tried winterboard on two occasions since 3.0 and removed it later both times due to sluggishness.

    This little fix seems to give it the speed to make it run like it did on previous OS versions.

    Thanks for the tip!
  5. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    Isn't that winterboard lite? That came out about 4-5 months ago.
  6. reelbgpunk macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2008
    Just installed this, I like it. Things seem to be moving smoother.
  7. soundwarp macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2009
  8. reelbgpunk macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2008
    Doubtful Sound. This just modifies Winterboard I think and doesn't actually change the program like needs to be done.
  9. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    After using this fix for a couple of hours I'm finding things aren't as fast as I'd like them to be. Back to no winterboard for now...
  10. kledsam macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    I get an error when adding the source. Anyone else having problems?
  11. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    Don't forget to add the trailing /
  12. WeatherGuy macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    I completely uninstalled winterboard on my phone yesterday b/c i felt it was making the phone slower. My friend has an iPhone as well and I wanted to see if I was crazy or not. He has winterboard on his and I didn't have it on mine. We both opened up the SMS app at the same time...and HIS opened slightly faster. And I had nothing else running on my phone in the background to slow it down. BTW...Jailbreaking iPhone FTMFW!
  13. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    going to try this out, do I need to uninstall Winterboard then install this?
  14. IBradMac macrumors 68000


    Jun 27, 2008
    how do you get winterboard? sorry just jailbroke...
  15. GregorioM macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    Works fine on my 3Gs. There is a slight improvement in speed and memory usage using Winterboard Settings but from what I can gather not as obvious an improvement as apparently experienced by others with 2G or 3G iPhones.

    This may of course be down to the way I'm using my iPhone. I'm not really clear about what the "Springboard Only" option limits but I have it set to "On" and so far I've noticed no problems. JFYI, I'm running:

    Backgrounder (backgrounding Skype), Insomnia, LockScreen Clock Hide, SBSettings + SBsettingsToggles, UltraSn0w, 20 Second Lock Screen, Five Icon Dock, Reflective Dock and SSH. Winterboard: Gruppled LockInfo, user wallpaper, transparent dock, along with a few other visual enhancements, for example a replacement slider in my own theme folder and some custom icons.

  16. jersey macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    There has been an update to this in the past 8 hours. So, if you installed before 11:30p.m. est, go get your update.

    Seems to be working well here. I do think I'm noticing a bit of a battery drain, so I'll be watching this update closely.
  17. iphone529 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2007
    What is the name of this package, cant seem to find it when i add that source?
  18. jersey macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    It's still winterboard settings. I added it through icy, as I couldnt get the repo to load in cydia.

    However I seem to be having a few issues after install: long boot times, battery wont charge to 100%, so I'm watching it closely.
  19. rjortiz macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    What are we talking about the they say"add the winterboard settings from this repository"?:confused:
  20. JReynolds macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2009
    Where the Air Force sends me
    Damn, you're getting less than 50MB...

    In case anyone is interested in upgrading to the 3GS I'm pushing 150MB with winterboard sporting the iNav theme.

    I also installed winterboard settings and had improvements. Excellent find!!!
  21. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    As stated, add the source to Cydia, then install Winterboard settings, which moves the Winterboard app from an icon to your settings menu.


    As info, I'm using Winterboard settings, and using themes on apps, dialer, calculator, etc (more than springboard stuff) and I have over 50MB of memory free on a 16GB 3G running 3.0.
  22. bender o macrumors 6502

    bender o

    Mar 14, 2009
    Question, should I install just Winterboard settings or also Winterboard Lite?

    Edit: I just installed Winterboard settings and I'm getting just 37mb memory free (16GB 3G running 3.0) and also the just won't close, could that be becuase I have push turne on? How can I get your 50MB free :)?
    I have:
    Enable > ON
    SpringBoard Only > ON
    Hide App Icon > ON
    Logs > OFF

    Is that correct?

    Update: I turned OFF Hide App Icon and now I'm getting 49MB free memory :D (though I had to free memory with SBSettings twice)
  23. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    The amount of memory depends on what all you are running with Winterboard.

    I am running a springboard theme and a lockscreen theme.

    Most of my other mods I have placed directly into iPhone system files and replaced the stock pngs and files. In other words, I am not running a dozen themes off Winterboard.
  24. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    Can you replace the Springboard background with SSH or SFTP? I don't like using Winterboard because I can replace most icons myself if I want to change them, but doing the background would be nice.
  25. jdk2 macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2008
    The theme backgrounds can be changed by SSH like you would with an icon. Just rename the original and rename the new .png to whatever the original background was. Respring/reboot for the changes to apply.

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