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Winterboard User Wallpaper Not Working in iOS 5? Try This Fix

June 6, 2012 — by Simon Ng3

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CydiaiPhoneThemesTips & How-to

Winterboard User Wallpaper Not Working in iOS 5? Try This Fix

June 6, 2012 — by Simon Ng3

Many of us love to use Winterboard, a popular tweak on cydia to theme your iPhone. For some reasons, you may want to use your own wallpaper instead of the one bundled with the theme. Winterboard comes with a “User Wallpaper” feature that lets you replace the bundled wallpaper with your own. We have written a detailed guide showing you how to make use of the feature. However, as informed by some readers, this “User Wallpaper” feature doesn’t work in iOS 5.

Here is a fix if you find the “User Wallpaper” doesn’t work. The fix is simple. You can simply delete or rename the default “Wallpaper.png” of the Winterboard theme. I’ll use the “Suave” theme as an example to show you how to apply the fix. But the procedures should be similar for other themes.

How To Rename/Delete Wallpaper.png in Winterboard Theme

1. First, here is the original theme of Suave. It looks great but let’s see how we can apply the fix to use another wallpaper.

Suave Winterboard Theme

2. Pick your own wallpaper and set it in Settings.

Winterboard My Own Wallpaper

3. Next, use iExplorer or SSH to access your iPhone.Navigate to /private/var/stash/Themes/ folder. For Suave theme, the is “Suave.theme”. Under the folder, you should find the “Winterboard.png”. Simply rename the file to “Winterboard.png.old” (or delete it if you want).

iExplorer Rename Wallpaper

4. Now, launch Winterboard on your iPhone and select the “User Wallpaper” option. Click the Home Button to respring. That’s it. You should be able to enable your own wallpaper after respring:

Winter User Wallpaper OptionSuave Theme With User Wallpaper

Does the fix work for you? Leave us comment and share your experience.

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of simonblog.com

  • kyle

    hey i have the retina version of the theme: Inpulse. Its a awesome theme that pretty much covers everything. i couldnt find the wallpaper.png. would you be able to find it for me and tell me which specific folder its in?

    • kyle

      nevermind! i actually have the theme prestige hd installed as well. so i had to ssh and i found the wallpaper.png! thanks! lol

  • Grover Norquist

    Hey, I dig your site. I need some help with winterboard themeing. Can you tell me the location and filename of the general UI button background? thanks