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Cydia Tweak: Suffering Weird WinterBoard Status Bar Bugs? Then Update The App

Cydia Tweak: Suffering Weird WinterBoard Status Bar Bugs? Then Update The App

January 29, 2014

The popular WinterBoard app might have been updated and optimized for iOS 7 and 64-bit iDevices, but over the last few weeks our readers may have noticed a weird bug that affects how the iOS status bar is loaded when jailbreak themes are running. Fortunately, creator Jay Freeman (@saurik) has managed to send out a fix for this problem, and it can be applied to your iDevice provided you update the free WinterBoard package.

Before WinterBoard’s most recent update, users will have found that a caching problem prevented the iOS status bar from behaving as it should. Though relatively minor, this was actually incredibly annoying, too, since the status bar wouldn’t load at all in certain cases.

The good news, though, is that this problem has been eradicated as of WinterBoard’s latest release. In order to download the updated jailbreak application, just launch the Cydia app and hit “Changes,” and then perform the necessary updates there. If you haven’t yet updated the WinterBoard app, version 0.9.3915 should be available for you to install on your jailbroken iDevice.

As a reminder, WinterBoard has long provided jailbreakers with a one-stop theming solution, and as mentioned, it’s optimized for both iOS 7 and ARM64-iDevices. Yet as a recent article of ours explained, this doesn’t mean every jailbreak theme out there is compatible with Apple’s most recent software and hardware:

WinterBoard’s update is just one step towards installing jailbreak themes on a jailbroken iDevice. Because theme developers must also ensure compatibility through a further update to their individual packages before users can install a theme on their iPhone or iPad.

Fortunately, though, more and more jailbreak themes are receiving updates for iOS 7 and ARM64.

In related news, the developer of Winterboard, Jay Freeman (who’s also the creator of Cydia), recently responded to a Reddit request asking him to share a list of jailbreak tweaks and apps running on his main iDevice. It definitely makes for interesting reading, even if Freeman is presently using an iOS 6-powered device due to a disagreement with Safari for iOS 7.

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