summerboard themes missing after install

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cparkphoto, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. cparkphoto macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    so I really wanted to go all black and white and the only theme I've found so far is louie mantias black theme. Problem is when I install it through the installer it doesn't show up in my list of themes. A couple other themes do t show up for some reason either. All else runs great. Running 1.1.4 all update. Jailbroken with ziphone with no probs. Any help or anyone else have similar problems? Thanks!
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    None of my SB themes seem to work in 1.1.4...
  3. Chris Welch macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2007
    New York
    Download 1.1.4 SummerBoard patch from Installer, people.
  4. harvdogg macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2007
    Not only some themes are missing....I can't change the look of the battery while charging
  5. smfinlay macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Central Florida
    I did install the patch first as recommended by iSpazio, because without it you would not be able to install summerboard at all on 1.1.4. But I still cannot get any thems that I download to show up in the app. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling everything, and same result.
  6. CoryBoyUSA macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2007
    I discovered the solution to this issue earlier today. You need to use the Smb Themes Fix (from the 1.1.3 tweaks section, I believe) so it sets up a link from /var/rot to /var/mobile. Once I did that, it immediately saw all the themes I'd downloaded.
  7. smfinlay macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Central Florida
    Worked great! Thanks!
  8. chadtr macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    i did this and can see the themes in summerboard but when i apply them it doesnt work. anything im missing?
  9. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    power your phone down completely and then back on and give it another try.. i had the same issue
  10. ScotiChronicon macrumors newbie


    Mar 4, 2008
    I don't know if anyone has seen this video from or not.

    How to Get SummerBoard to work in 1.1.3 on iPod Touch+iPhone

    I just finished jailbreaking my 16gig iPod Touch to 1.1.4 from his videos, and have just run into the same problem everyone else was having with the SummerBoard themes showing up in the list, but not actually displaying anything. Now even though this video is for a 1.1.3 jailbroken firmware, this actually worked on mine without having to download any of the summerboard fixes from Installer. If you know how to run an OpenSSH program, I use WinSCP, you have to change the permissions under:


    Then when you get there, you have to select all of the files NOT in folders, highlight EVERYTHING, NOT in a folder. Then right click, and go into properties. The permission code is 755, you will see a little box where you can type this in. click ok, and it will do it's thing, then restart. Check out the vids, I found them helpful.
  11. LuisT macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2008
    I don't see the video.. it was deleted :S
  12. bigandtasty macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    can you please post directions or a link to written directions. As above poster stated, youtube vid has been deleted.

    Thank for any help:)
  13. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    go to installer and download the 1.1.4 smb theme fix

  14. JamSoft macrumors member


    Jun 30, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    SummerBoard Theme Fix!

    I think I figured out the solution for those of us who STILL couldn't get it to work. :D

    Follow these steps exactly!
    Note: I used Transmit to SFTP to my iPhone
    - Login: root
    - Password: alpine

    1. Uninstall BOTH "1.3/4 Theme Fix" and/or "smb Themes Fix" if they're already on your phone.
    2. Install or Reinstall Summerboard.
    3. Install "smb Themes Fix".
    4. SFTP to your iPhone and navigate to -> "/private/var/mobile/Library".
    5. Select the "SummerBoard" folder and use 'Get Info' to view its permissions.
    6. Set the permissions for the "SummerBoard" folder to 755.
    7. Click "Apply to enclosed items..."
    8. Exit the Installer app and restart your iPhone.

    Now hopefully you can start enjoying your themes!​

    The problem (at least for me) seemed to be that I wasn't changing the permissions where I needed to. Everyone kept saying to change the "Themes" folder, etc. but it was changing the "SummerBoard" folder (and all its contents) which seemed to finally work.
  15. tayloner182 macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2008

    You are a genius sir. Finally got it work for me, after trying pretty much everything else.

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