Like some graffiti street art, iPhone themes are beautiful and colorful, but they are illegal. With Google Android being open and the iPhone being closed; there is only one option for beautification… jailbreak your iPhone. After the deed is done, there are two main apps to install and create your own iPhone themes: SummerBoard (pre 2.0 software) and WinterBoard (the elusive post 2.0 software theme installer). Once installed, if you aren’t the most creative cat in the bunch, there are plenty of iPhone Theme sites including the obviously titled iPhoneThemeWorld, iPhoneAtmo (NSFW) and Apple iPhone School (my favorite).
After looking through over 2,000 iPhone themes, below are 10 screenshots of jailbroken iPhones with great looks, great apps, and, well they shine with illegal elegance. *All link to Flickr versions so you can comment to the designers/users.
This one I call “Blue Fire Skull,” it’s simple and clean yet spicy:
Retext is a bit boring, but at the same time, oh so beautiful:
This “Purple Sky” features clear icons and sets the mood for any night
This Rainbow theme is for the artist and/or the gay pride in you:
Who doesn’t love Hello Kitty?
This Mac 2.0 Silver theme should be a default, but alas, it’s illegal too…
This 3D theme might actually convince you that the screen has buttons:
iSteam for the steampunk motif lovers:
Neon – For the Las Vegas or 24 Hour kind of mood:
The Autumn Theme – and just in time:
Any that I missed? Your thoughts on the themes above?
*TheFattyTalks nor any carrier condones hacking your iPhone. So proceed at your own risk