How can I install this theme that's not in Cydia?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by brett429, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. brett429 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009

    I want to install that theme. I know you can do it with SSH, but someone's gonna have to dumb it down for me a bit. I don't know anything about SSH. On my 2G I used iBrickr to upload files into the phone - is that still an option? If I have to use SSH, is there a guide on how to use it? I don't even know if it's something I have to install on my computer or the phone (or both)?

    Sorry for being a dumbass... I appreciate any help! Thanks! :eek:
  2. neesh0 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
    ssh is the only way (that i know of) of doing what you want to do. there are plenty of tutorials on youtube on how to set up and use ssh, good luck!
  3. DuFFy macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2007
    well first it would help to know if you have a mac or a pc. either way you have to get a ftp client for your computer (winSCP for PC, cyberduck for mac). Also you have to install bossprefs or sbsettings on your phone from cydia so you can turn ssh on. once you activate ssh, turn the autolock off (settings>general>autolock>never) so your phone stays on. get the ip address from within either of the aforementioned programs (ie then open the client on your computer, the IP address is your host name, user name is "root" and password is "alpine". make sure its on port 22. it will probably take a minute or two the first time you SSH in, if prompts come up just click yes. Once youre in, you start in the root folder but you have to back up into var, then go to var/stash/themes.(random numbers/letters) and drop the folder of the theme you want into that folder, then it should show up in winterboard on your phone. just click it and make sure its on top of everything else that might overwrite it.

    let me know if this helps or anyone correct me wrong if i messed up somewhere.
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Actually, if you have a PC, all you need is to get iPhoneBrowser, which you should be able to find with google. Once you get it, you can just drag and drop themes into the Winterboard themes directory.
  5. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    yep iphonebrowser is easiest way if you have pc

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