How To Get New iOS 7.1 App Icons On iOS 7.0 – 7.0.6
Those of you still rocking pre-iOS 7.1 firmware have probably stuck with an older edition in order to preserve your jailbreak, which is a perfectly legitimate reason to forgo some of the changes that Apple has made. Among the various alterations to iTunes Radio and the introduction of CarPlay, Apple has also made some subtle tweaks to the stock icons, turning down the ‘greens’ in order make everything a tad less bright. Now, those icons have been ported into a theme, so if you want the subtler home screen aesthetic as enjoyed by those on iOS 7.1, check the details below.
Aptly named iOS 7.1 Icons Theme, it requires WinterBoard to be installed on your device in order to make the necessary changes to your icons. It doesn’t change any other aspect of the UI, just the icons of apps like Phone, Messages and FaceTime, but nevertheless, your eyes will be spared of the brightness when browsing the home screen.
The package, as you would imagine, is small, and can be download over at the ZodTTD & MacCiti – a default in your list of Cydia sources provided that you haven’t opted to manually delete it yourself.
The iOS 7.1 Icons Theme is absolutely free of charge, so even if the the iOS 7.0.x icons haven’t offended you, it’s probably still worth giving it a try just to see if you prefer the new look.
iOS 7 vs iOS 7.1
It’s probably also worth mentioning that the icon shading isn’t the only thing in iOS 7.1’s treasure chest that you can enjoy on your jailbroken device. Apple also made some notable alterations to the Calendar app, which is now much more functional as well as easier on the eye, and if you wish to enjoy a similar experience on iOS 7.0-7.0.6, then Ryan Petrich’s Gregorian tweak, which the revered developer released a couple of weeks back, has you covered.