One of the best things about the evasi0n jailbreak, aside from the awesome Cydia apps, is the ability to download Cydia themes to completely change the look of the iPhone.
We’ve rounded up some of the best Winterboard themes for iOS 6, to help users customize the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. Many of these themes will also work on the iPhone 3GS, but are optimized for the Retina Display. iPad users can look for Cydia themes with the same name.
Cydia themes for iOS 6 work with the free Winterboard app to change many parts of the iPhone, including replacing many icons with better looking, theme matching icons.
The best Cydia apps typically cost $2.99, though there are some hidden gems for free or $1.99. To find these Cydia themes search in Cydia and download them to the iPhone. Open Winterboard to select a Winterboard theme and then apply the theme to see it in action. Users will need to download the ThemeIt app for select themes, but the themes apply in Winterboard like the Cydia themes.
Ayecon, pronounced icon, is one of the sharpest looking Cydia themes. This theme looks and runs amazing on the iPhone 5 with speedy updates for any bugs.
Ayecon includes themes for the home screen, lock screen and many apps, like messaging. The theme includes over 120 icons that automatically apply when you turn the theme on. The app also comes with beautiful wallpapers.
Ayecon is $2.99 in Cydia and is well worth the price.
CarbonX HD and Carbon X HD Pro are great looking Cydia themes that offer a collection of fun looking icons and theme tweaks to change the way your iPhone looks. CarbonX HD works great on the iPhone 5. The CarbonX HD Pro version includes multiple icon styles and color choices. CarbonX HD Pro is $2.99.
Fifty Foot Shadows HD
Fifty Foot Shadows HD is a cool iPhone 5 compatible Cydia theme with beautiful moving background images. The app features photos from John Carey, and is one of the only Cydia themes we found with moving backgrounds. The Fifty Foot Shadows HD Cydia theme is free.
The ARC’d HD Cydia theme is a simple Cydia theme with many replacement icons. The theme keeps changes minimal and stylish, which is one of the reasons we like this theme. ARC’d HD is a free Cydia theme.
Jaku is another premium Cydia theme that includes over 100 new icons which are automatically applied when this theme is installed and enabled. Jaku also includes custom looks for the Notification Center, Lock Screen and alerts. Jaku is $2.99 in the Cydia app store.
Glasklart HD claims to include over 7,000 icons and while the app has yet to be officially updated to iOS 6, the only issue we found is that the message skin is not ready. Glaskart HD gives a glass icon look to the iPhone icons and dock, offering a sharp-looking clear theme. Glasklart HD is free in the Cydia app store.
LeviathanHaz3 HD is designed for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, and looks great on the Retina Displays. Included are over 600 icons and many apps are fully themed to keep things looking the same as users move from app to app. Users can also install additional lock screen and widgets that further customize the look. Check out the demo from Lets Keep it Simple.
Boss.iOS is the most expensive theme on our list of the best Cydia themes, but it’s worth the price. Boss.iOS is not on Cydia, rather it is in Theme It, which users can download from Cydia. Boss.iOS includes sharp-looking icons for popular apps, themed apps and custom tweaks that come together to deliver a premium look.
Boss.iOS is $3.99 in ThemeIt and while not marked as iPhone 5 and iOS 6 compatible, it is up and running on iOS 6.1 and the iPhone 5.
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