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Cydia Tweak: WinterBoard Gets Updated For iOS 7, ARM64-iDevices

Cydia Tweak: WinterBoard Gets Updated For iOS 7, ARM64-iDevices

January 13, 2014

Are you looking to give your iDevice a jailbreak-powered redesign? Then be sure to have downloaded WinterBoard, the must-have jailbreak theme application developed by Jay Freeman (@saurik) which, as of a recent update, is optimized for both iOS 7 and ARM64-iDevices such as the iPhone 5s.

The update means iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina display users will now be able to install a whole load of jailbreak themes on their iDevice, without having to worry whether the process is compatible with their newer smartphone or tablet. As such, if you found Apple’s iOS 7 redesign to be a painful sight, one or other of WinterBoard’s countless themes should be able to help.

That being said, 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.

It’s also worth adding that Freeman notes WinterBoard “seems” compatible with ARM64-iDevices. Given the language used, 64-bit iDevice users shouldn’t be surprise if a bug or two is encountered in the updated WinterBoard app. Though after testing the application, we can confirm that it works well on Apple’s iPhone 5s, at least.

Over the weekend, the iOS 7 jailbreak tool evasi0n7 got updated twice in order to fix a problem encountered by iPad mini with Retina display users, and to add support for the recently released iOS 7.1 beta 3 (which was previously found to break evasi0n7).

Before this, a number of new jailbreak tweaks, including three Control Center packages, iTouchSecure, and a free Touch ID protection tweak called AppScan, reached the Cydia Store.

Have you got a favorite jailbreak tweak at the minute? Personally, I’ve been enjoying improving Touch ID’s functionality using BioProtect and iTouchSecure.

See also: Apple’s Mac Pro Goes Back On Sale In Europe Following Previous Ban, Quora Gains New Bottom Tab Bar And Top Search Box For Quicker Navigation, and Dropbox Offers Apology And Postmortem Concerning Recent Service Outage.

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