iPhone Make iOS 8 look like iOS 6?

binba

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Jul 23, 2010
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My 4S is still on 6.1.3, and I've clutched to it like Charles Huston to a gun. But it's time to upgrade soon (3G@Verizon speeds, no talk&surf), and I hate the "new" iOS interface look. It's not just the flat icons, it's the overall flattening, trying to make the UI disappear with super-skinny blue fonts.

Is Winterboard gone? Is there even a theme customization ability for iOS 8? And does it affect just the home screen, or UI elements in apps too?
 

Frozentoast

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At present there is no iOS 8 jailbreak, so you could potentially be waiting a long time for any kind of customisation. The UI elements are largely the same as iOS 7 and they were extremely ‘themeable’. Whenever it happens I’m sure you will find something suitable.
 

Jman13

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And frankly, you'll likely get used to the iOS 8 look fairly quickly. I know I personally look at iOS 6 now and think "wow does that look cheesy and dated."
 

eyoungren

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And frankly, you'll likely get used to the iOS 8 look fairly quickly. I know I personally look at iOS 6 now and think "wow does that look cheesy and dated."
To each his own, but I've had 7.1.2 for about a month and a half now and I am not "used" to the look.

I hate this GD FisherPrice/Playskool inspired GD unicorn throwup OS! If it weren't for the fact that I had to replace this phone a month and a half ago I'd still be on iOS 6.1 and would have stayed there.

It's only Eclipse, Monochrome and a few other tweaks that are preventing me from going insane!

And iOS 8 doesn't change much of the iOS 7 look.

I'm in hell with this iOS, I don't like it and I certainly am not "used" to it!
 

braddick

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I agree.

I have the latest iPod touch on 6.1.3 and wish it was my iPhone.
There are times I go back to an iP4 from a 5S just because it is on the earlier firmware even though it is, of course, much slower.

Awhile back Apple accidentally allowed iDevices to go back to earlier firmware as there was a glitch in their signing. The tremendous support we all had for one another as we were frantically 'downgrading' our firmware was fantastic and a joy to watch!

I wish Apple would error again. . .
 

darricksailo

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I agree.

I have the latest iPod touch on 6.1.3 and wish it was my iPhone.
There are times I go back to an iP4 from a 5S just because it is on the earlier firmware even though it is, of course, much slower.

Awhile back Apple accidentally allowed iDevices to go back to earlier firmware as there was a glitch in their signing. The tremendous support we all had for one another as we were frantically 'downgrading' our firmware was fantastic and a joy to watch!

I wish Apple would error again. . .
Agreed! I remember that and I wish with you!
I want to think there's a big red button somewhere inside the apple data centers that you could press to allow the signing of firmware and am convinced it was an inside job that re-allowed the restore of an older firmware last time

/conspiracy theories