|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
I’m sure many of you have heard about the iNav theme…if not, WHAT! JK, it’s totally ok if you haven’t heard about it especially because I’m going to tell you about it right now! iNav is a theme pretty much like no other theme out there. Since it’s release, there have been many themes based off of it but, it was definitly one of a kind! It does take a few minutes (ok, like 20 minutes) and a little work (no SSHing though!) to set up this theme so, I’m going to walk you through it. First, you will need to go into Cydia and install the iNav theme via the modmyi source. If you do not already have the Categories application installed, it will install it as well. Now, let’s get into the Instructions:
1. Install the iNav theme via the modmyi source.
2. Make sure that the Categories application was also installed when you installed iNav (it was suppose to install automatically with the theme). If it did not install Categories, go into Cydia and install Categories via the BigBoss source.
3. Open Categories and create a folder titled Games (it doesn’t matter what icon you choose for the folder).
4. Put all your games into the Games folder.
5. Create a folder in Categories titled Apps (it doesn’t matter what icon you choose for the folder).
6. Put the rest of your applications in the Apps folder except – Photos, Settings, Games, Apps, Text, Phone, Mail, iPod and Safari. That means that even the Categories application itself will go into the Apps folder.
7. Close the Categories application. You should only have the Photos, Settings, Games, Apps, Text, Phone, Mail, iPod and Safari icons on your SpringBoard.
8. Move the Settings application to your dock.
9. Move the rest of the apps (Photos, Games, Apps, Text, Phone, Mail, iPod and Safari) so that there is one app on each page of your SpringBoard.
10. Go into WinterBoard (which is most likely in the Apps folder now) and active both the iNav Beta theme and the No Undocked Icon Labels mod.
11. Move the No Undocked Icon Labels mod above the iNav theme in WinterBoard
12. Close WinterBoard.
Ok, things will look a little crazy at first. The icons for this theme are larger than normal so, you will have a large icon in the upper left corner of every SpringBoard page.
13. Tap and hold any icon until they enter “move” mode and are wiggling! I would suggest just tapping and holding in the middle of your dock where your Safari icon was located.
Once the icons are in “move” mode, you will notice that there are a ton of blank icons. This is where things can get a little tricky and slightly time consuming.
14. Move the icon in the upper left corner of your SpringBoard into the second row of icons…the third icon in. See screenshot below.
15. Repeat step 14 for every SpringBoard page.
16. Move three blank icons onto your dock…see screenshot below.
17. Move the rest of the blank icons to look like the screenshot below. Each SpringBoard page will have 10 blank icons (not including the blank icons in the dock).
18. Once you have all the blank icons in the correct places…tap your Home Button.
19. TaDa! You now have the iNav theme. Each SpringBoard page should contain once large icon (Photo’s, Games, Apps, My SMS, Contact, E-Mail, Media and Internet).
A few last steps…
20. Open the Apps application.
21. Tap on the “i” icon in the lower right corner.
22. Turn off Folder title, turn on Icon labels, turn on Use Background.png, turn on Left/Right Scroll, turn off Keep Resident, change the Row to 3 and change the Icons Theme to iNav Beta.
23. Repeat steps 21 and 22 for the Games application.
Ok, now that you have spent at least 20 minutes installing this theme correctly, lets talk about some pros and cons.
• It’s a stinking sweet theme!
• I love the little arrows.
• You have to have all your apps in two folders (Game and Apps) instead of on your SpringBoard.
• You can’t choose your Folders…they have to be Games and Apps in order for the theme to work correctly.
• When you deactivate the theme in WinterBoard…it leaves all the blank icons on your SpringBoard (however, if you completely uninstall the theme it deletes the blank icons).
• It can be a little tricky getting used to where to tap on the icon so that it opens the app.
• I like the look of the theme…I’m not a huge fan of the other UI mods.
• If you accidentally hit a blank icon (a webclip) instead of the application’s icon, it opens Safari.
I know, it looks like there are more Cons than Pros but the sweetness of the theme just might out weight them!