How To Change Background Color Of iOS 5 Notification Center The Easy Way

Many WinterBoard themes for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users pass through Cydia on a daily basis. Some are fantastic – clean, crisp, and really enhance the GUI. Some, on the other hand, are rather tacky, bland and tasteless.


Others, such as the one we’re featuring today, stand out by aiming for a different target. As opposed to bringing status bar illumination, a semi-complete icon pack, or a Tap to Unlock button which doesn’t actually work, Color Notification Center – as you might be able to gather – adds a touch of flavor to the coveted Notification Center.

For those having made the switch to iOS 5, it’s hard to remember what things used to be like. With the lack of incessant pop-ups and unsightly red badges, Notification Center makes keeping up-to-date a complete doddle.

Moreover, the developers have been working hard to create extra features for jailbreakers to further enhance Notification Center, and Redmond Pie has compiled a list of the very best quality add-ons, which you can find here.

Back on the subject of Color Notification Center, the developer (@rv1raj) has packaged a choice of 5 linen background colors, and they subtly add a little life to Apple’s favored greyness. Here’s the blue background in action:

Having been rejected by ModMyi, you will need to add the repository in order to download the theme. Its somewhat hard to imagine why something so cool got rejected, but, we didn’t want our readers to be left out on this one and had to share it with you all.

You also will need to be on a jailbroken iOS if you wish to install ColorNotificationCenter. 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 on how to jailbreak using Redsn0w or here using Sn0wbreeze.

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