When you decide to jailbreak your device it can be for one of two reasons. To install tweaks and add new features to iOS or change the look of the boring stock theme. To make your iPhone more unique install a free tweak like the SnowBoard theming engine.
Add SnowBoard Repo to your package manager.
What is SnowBoard?
SnowBoard tweak is one of the most populartheming engines that allows you to change the look of your iOS by replacing icons on your device with new ones created by the jailbreak community. The tweak can change the icon set on all jailbreaks released since iOS 7.
This successor of the legendary Winterboard theming engine is extremely lightweight and loads new themes without the need to respring your device. SnowBoard supports themes from all popular theming engines. It works with iOS 7 - iOS 14 and was released as a free tweak.
After installing the tweak, a new preference pane is added to the Settings app. From here you can enable or disable the tweak, select and load a theme, or change some icon options. For more control over the iOS Home Screen icon layout and icon position use the free Atria tweak.
SnowBoard tweak is an essential jailbreak add-on that should be installed on every device. What's more, it offers options to configure icons including custom corner radius, custom icon scale, hide labels, hide label dots, hide icon touch overlays, and force legacy compatibility.
There is also included option to force 3x icons, force refresh icons, clear alternative icons, and scale badges with icons. This is one of my favorite tweaks and if you see a different set of icons on someone's iDevice it's probably SnowBoard. Start theming iOS with this jailbreak tweak.
Installed SnowBoard themes can offer access to alternative icons. From theme selection, you can select an icon variant provided by the theme. Commonly, designers offer at least two options for dark and normal modes. This way the icons integrate better with iOS.
Cydia Repositories contain thousands of free and paid themes compatible with SnowBoard. Once downloaded, you can select all themes from the "Select Theme..." option. Themes can offer not only different screen icon packs but also unique badges, status bar icons, masks, etc.
On top of that, SnowBoard tweak supports also extensions. The official repository provides extensions for Dots, Labels, Fonts, StatusBar, Dock, Icon masks, blur, effects, etc. There is also an option to install SnowBoard Application package to access the tweak as any other app.
SnowBoard Tweak works with iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14, iOS 15. No matter if you jailbreak your device with old Phoenix or modern unc0ver, SnowBoard for iOS will work on both systems allowing you to load themes on your device and make it unique.
Additionally to change the look of your Home Screen you should also consider taking control of the Dock. With tweaks like Dock Controller or FloatingDockPlus you can add to the Dock new features such as displaying recent apps, adding transparency, gestures, etc.
Alternatively, when SnowBoard is not working you can always try different theming engines for jailbroken devices like NeonBoard, Anemone, IconOmatic, iThemer, Winterboard, or AppCon.
To install the SnowBoard tweak you must add the SparkDev Repository to Cydia Sources. Add the official SnowBoard repo to Cydia and install the free theming engine for jailbroken devices.
- Run Cydia APT from the Home Screen.
- Tap Sources → Edit → Add the https://www.sparkdev.me Repo URL.
- Find the SnowBoard tweak and tap on install the package.
- Cydia will ask you to respring the device to finish the installation.
- From the Settings app access tweak preferences.
Alternatively, please use the quick links available at the top of this page to add the repository to your favorite package manager (Cydia, Sileo, Installer, Zebra) with just one tap.
- Minor compatibility improvements.
- Major performance improvements.
- Update exclude list for alt icon picker.
- Added support for iOS 14.
After jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad you will get access to thousands of themes compatible with SnowBoard. Below you can find the list of the best SnowBoard themes for iOS.
- Ace El Cap Theme
- Big Sur
- Muze 4
How to change SnowBoard themes for iOS
It's easy to apply themes in SnowBoard tweak on iOS 14. After you will download a theme from a package manager like Cydia it will be automatically added to the list of themes in SnowBoard.
- Open Cydia and search for the theme you want and install.
- Navigate to SnowBoard preferences pane in the Settings app.
- Tap the button that says the Select Theme.
- Enable the theme of your choosing and Apply Changes.
- SnowBoard will automatically update all icons on Home Screen.