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Customize Your Jailbroken Device with DreamBoard

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Reza brings you tips and tricks to help you get the most use out of your jailbroken iOS device each week. Today, he’s discussing the DreamBoard app as an alternative interface customization for your jailbroken iPhone.

The debate over whether or not to jailbreak your device is often a heated one. Those in favor claim to want the freedom and control over their devices. Those on the opposite side of the fence rant about breaking the device’s warranty, not using it as intended and claiming that the person in question shouldn’t have bought that device to begin with. Personally, I won’t be jailbreaking my devices. However, that’s a matter of personal preference for me. I happen to LIKE the way my iPhone works, looks and feels. I think that jailbreaking is something that each device owner should be deciding – it’s not my choice what they do with their phone!

The DreamBoard app will let you easily customize the look of your entire phone. You can click the application to bring up all of your available themes. It’s super simple to let you switch between them. Changing themes with the click of a button does all of the work for you. Changes are made across the device as soon as you approve the change. It does take a couple of seconds to bring the application – and its changes – up, but it’s definitely worth the wait.

You’ll have all of the widgets and the feel of any one of several different devices, including an HTC. Give yourself a Facebook or weather widget – or any of the others available for your use. Place your apps and widgets wherever you like using DreamBoard.

One important difference between this app and Springboard is that you won’t have to restart the app each time you make a change. No more resprings are necessary! DreamBoard also includes a free copy of Endroid (the HTC theme) for your pleasure.

This app is not available for the iPad, nor is it recommended for the iPhone 3G, iPod 2G, or iPod 3G 8GB.

Which Apps Do You Use on a Jailbroken iPhone?

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This week, Reza is going to show you an app called SBSettings to be used with a jailbroken iPhone. He will be bringing you tips and tricks to help you get the most use out of your jailbroken iOS device each Thursday.

SBSettings will move your important toggles directly into Springboard where they are always available instantly – even while other apps are running.

The app doesn’t come with an icon. Simply swipe the status bar to bring down the main menu window. In the app settings, you can change the way you bring up the SB Settings window. Change it up to suite your needs.

Using this app reduces the total number of apps and pages that you need to go through to do things such as turn 3G on or off. You won’t have nearly as many swipes and clicks to get to where you need to be. Who doesn’t like it when life gets easier?

Do You Remember Windows 1.0?

Yesterday, I noticed a tweet float across the screen from the Microsoft Springboard Series team. It said: “This is awesome. Ray Ozzie just posted a scan he made of the 1985 Windows 1.0 Press Kit! Vintage!” You know I had to check that out. How cool is this scan?

Back in 1985 when this was released, it was major news. This offering out of Microsoft made history, and helped shape things to come. It changed the way we lived and worked. Windows 1.0 is a piece of our history – and it’s great of Ray to share this with all of us.

Do you remember those days? How did using Windows 1.0 change your life?