How to Install WinterBoard Themes on iPhone via USB

This guide is for users who want to install their favorite Winterboard themes on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad via USB cable connection on Windows and Mac. Check the below tutorial on how to install winterboard themes on iPhone without using Cydia.


  • Jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad – See our iPhone & iPad section for latest working Jailbreaking tools for iOS 4/4.0.1 and previous firmware’s.

  • Winterboard App – To install Winterboard app, open Cydia and search for “winterboard”. Install the app.

  • iTunes 9 or later

  • iPhone Explorer (Free for Windows & Mac) – Download and Install this program.

Installing Themes on iPhone using Computer via USB – Before continuing, make sure you’ve completed all the above requirements.

1. Connect your idevice to Windows/Mac via USB cable.

2. Run iPhone Explorer. Navigate to Root Directory/Library/Themes

3. Download and extract your Winterboard theme. ‘Drag and Drop’ the theme folder to Themes section on iPhone Explorer.

iPhone Explorer

4. After transferring, Winterboard theme is installed on your device.

To Apply the theme, pickup your idevice and launch the WinterBoard app. Click ‘Select Themes’ and select the theme you want to apply.

Winterboard app    winterboard - select theme

Now tap the ‘Home button’ and let the Springboard restart. See the theme running!


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

6 Responses

  1. thanks for the screenshots. it’s always easier to follow.

  2. hans says:

    Can’t find the root folder. I’ve got a 3GS on iOS 4.1 jailbroken with Limerain and with Winterboard installed…
    Help please!

  3. kaunghtet18 says:

    same as hans

  4. jamieson218 says:

    Hey hans and kaunghtet18. The reason you cant see the root folder is because you need a little package from Cydia called, afc2add. This allows you to access this folder. Its a tiny little package in Cydia. Just search it and download it. This should solve your problems 🙂

  5. Bradley says:

    It won’t let me drag

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