iOS is renowned for its crisp, clean, and generally good user interface. That doesn’t mean, however, that it couldn’t benefit from a tint of color here and there, now does it?
Developer Ryan Petrich is renowned as one of the best and most frequent contributors to the Cydia / jailbreak community, and was the instigator of Tweak Week, a movement allowing a developer a week to take the helm and deliver a new app daily – something like a radio DJ.
The latest in his long list of useful offerings comes in the form of Color Profiles, which allows you to theme your device according to an assorted list of default themes. Simply install, go to settings, choose your theme and hey, presto:
As depicted, you can play around with the color temperature to ensure the look is precisely to your personal taste. There are 19 themes available in total, and more are available through the Cydia Store.
The $1.99 price tag could be a defining factor in its success, though, and seems a tad excessive for something that essentially only brings forth cosmetic changes. Nonetheless, the app is pretty cool, and will certainly enable you stand out from the crowd. Moreover, it’s a country mile better than using WinterBoard – a laggy Cydia app which also gives iDevice users the license to be tacky.
It’s available at the BigBoss repository, which, unless you’ve removed it manually, will reside in your default source list in Cydia.
You will need to be on a jailbroken iOS device if you wish to install it. You can follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 4.3.5 using Redsn0w (or PwnageTool), or on iOS 4.3.3 using Redsn0w, PwnageTool, Sn0wbreeze & JailbreakMe (that last one being the easiest). For jailbreaking iOS 5 tethered using Redsn0w, you can follow our complete step by step guide posted here, or here if you want to use Sn0wbreeze on Windows. Since jailbreak on iOS 5 is currently limited to tethered boot only, you can install ‘SemiTether’ patch (instructions here) from Cydia to make your jailbreak semi-tethered on iOS 5. For those of you on iOS 5.0.1 can follow our instructions posted here for semi-tethered jailbreak using Redsn0w and SemiTether.