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How to Speed up your Jailbroken iPhone 3G

As much as I love my iPhone 3G, the latest 2.1 firmware is still not the smoothest and stable yet. Apple has released a couple firmware updates so far and we have seen some improvements, but anticipation for 2.2 firmware can’t come any sooner. If you have jailbroken your iPhone, you’ve probably run into some more lag and just horrendous system speed.

The choice to jailbreak or not is entirely up to you. For myself, access to PDAnet, QIK, and some of the must have jailbroken apps is something that I enjoy. However, for some reason my iPhone 3G was at its slowest point ever and it was driving me insane. Wait times to launch apps such as the Phone, SMS, Mail, and just navigating around resulted in frustration and neverending pauses.

How to Speed up your Jailbroken iPhone 3G

Are you also experiencing laggy wait times and just general slowness? Well, here’s one simple solution to your problems. All you have to do is…

uninstall Winterboard.

Yep, after doing some research and testing of uninstalling other apps, Winterboard is a major culprit. Sure, I love customizing my iPhone themes as much as the next person, but after uninstalling Winterboard I noticed the navigation and speed increased by 50%. So there you go, that’s my advice for the day. Uninstall Winterboard and I guarantee you’ll notice a difference in your iPhone. I would rather have a speedy iPhone instead of a laggy, customized theme installed. Let’s hope that 2.2 firmware will bring some more bug fixes our way!

Let me know if uninstalling Winterboard speeds up your iPhone 3G in the comments!

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  • Brian

    awwwww… I like winterboard =).
    oh well… I have noticed lately that my phone is a little slow AND my battery drains just a little faster.

  • Brian

    awwwww… I like winterboard =).
    oh well… I have noticed lately that my phone is a little slow AND my battery drains just a little faster.

  • Brian

    awwwww… I like winterboard =).
    oh well… I have noticed lately that my phone is a little slow AND my battery drains just a little faster.

  • SCREWFACE

    FK!
    I knew it, but I didn’t want to admit it to myself.

    So if you’re going to tell us to uninstall it, at least suggest another way to customize the phone.

    Or tell us that some magic firmware, or magic update for Winterboard is in the works.

  • SCREWFACE

    FK!
    I knew it, but I didn’t want to admit it to myself.

    So if you’re going to tell us to uninstall it, at least suggest another way to customize the phone.

    Or tell us that some magic firmware, or magic update for Winterboard is in the works.

  • http://TO SCREWFACE

    FK!
    I knew it, but I didn’t want to admit it to myself.

    So if you’re going to tell us to uninstall it, at least suggest another way to customize the phone.

    Or tell us that some magic firmware, or magic update for Winterboard is in the works.

  • teddyx

    exactly why apple doesn’t theme or have winterboard on the app store

  • teddyx

    exactly why apple doesn’t theme or have winterboard on the app store

  • teddyx

    exactly why apple doesn’t theme or have winterboard on the app store

  • Chris

    Thanks for the tip – any other tips for speeding up a jailbroken phone besides Winterboard? I never installed it, but mine’s so S-L-O-W.

  • Chris

    Thanks for the tip – any other tips for speeding up a jailbroken phone besides Winterboard? I never installed it, but mine’s so S-L-O-W.

  • Tim Aucoin

    Winterboard is one of the main reasons I jailbroke in the first place! I jailed my phone as of the last update, as I don’t like the lag in speed that jailbreaking does. I’m pretty happy with the features available in the unbroken phone and I’m confident that there will be customizable screens coming quite soon. Had dinner with Steve and his family last weekend and he let a little something slip! That’s all I can say right now (legally) :-)
    ..
    Everyone have a fantastic Friday and weekend!

  • Tim Aucoin

    Winterboard is one of the main reasons I jailbroke in the first place! I jailed my phone as of the last update, as I don’t like the lag in speed that jailbreaking does. I’m pretty happy with the features available in the unbroken phone and I’m confident that there will be customizable screens coming quite soon. Had dinner with Steve and his family last weekend and he let a little something slip! That’s all I can say right now (legally) :-)
    ..
    Everyone have a fantastic Friday and weekend!

  • Tim Aucoin

    Winterboard is one of the main reasons I jailbroke in the first place! I jailed my phone as of the last update, as I don’t like the lag in speed that jailbreaking does. I’m pretty happy with the features available in the unbroken phone and I’m confident that there will be customizable screens coming quite soon. Had dinner with Steve and his family last weekend and he let a little something slip! That’s all I can say right now (legally) :-)
    ..
    Everyone have a fantastic Friday and weekend!

  • Justin

    I do noticed my 3G is slow these days at launching apps like Setting to turn on Wifi, Phone, etc. but I do like the winterboard theme. What to do…

  • Justin

    I do noticed my 3G is slow these days at launching apps like Setting to turn on Wifi, Phone, etc. but I do like the winterboard theme. What to do…

  • Justin

    I do noticed my 3G is slow these days at launching apps like Setting to turn on Wifi, Phone, etc. but I do like the winterboard theme. What to do…

  • sally

    Does it have to be uninstalled? can i just turn off all the themes (wall papers etc) but just leave like one or two things (such as the battery chargers)?

  • sally

    Does it have to be uninstalled? can i just turn off all the themes (wall papers etc) but just leave like one or two things (such as the battery chargers)?

  • sally

    Does it have to be uninstalled? can i just turn off all the themes (wall papers etc) but just leave like one or two things (such as the battery chargers)?

  • Larry

    Yes, I also figure out this recently that Winterboard is sadly the reason slowing down my iPhone. Really missing the stable Summerboard in FW v1.1.x

    However, uninstall Winterboard doesn’t mean you can’t customize your iPhone, you can still do them manually. Just copy the files inside the theme dir to the matching location in your iPhone then you will still get a customized iPhone with no lag !!!

  • Larry

    Yes, I also figure out this recently that Winterboard is sadly the reason slowing down my iPhone. Really missing the stable Summerboard in FW v1.1.x

    However, uninstall Winterboard doesn’t mean you can’t customize your iPhone, you can still do them manually. Just copy the files inside the theme dir to the matching location in your iPhone then you will still get a customized iPhone with no lag !!!

  • Larry

    Yes, I also figure out this recently that Winterboard is sadly the reason slowing down my iPhone. Really missing the stable Summerboard in FW v1.1.x

    However, uninstall Winterboard doesn’t mean you can’t customize your iPhone, you can still do them manually. Just copy the files inside the theme dir to the matching location in your iPhone then you will still get a customized iPhone with no lag !!!

  • Larry

    Even not selecting any theme won’t help unless you uninstall.
    Personally I’m guessing that Winterboard use too much system resource even though you are not loading any theme. Also, there could be memory leak for this program that’s why the longer you run the slower your iPhone is, until you reboot then get a bot better…..

  • Larry

    Even not selecting any theme won’t help unless you uninstall.
    Personally I’m guessing that Winterboard use too much system resource even though you are not loading any theme. Also, there could be memory leak for this program that’s why the longer you run the slower your iPhone is, until you reboot then get a bot better…..

  • Larry

    Even not selecting any theme won’t help unless you uninstall.
    Personally I’m guessing that Winterboard use too much system resource even though you are not loading any theme. Also, there could be memory leak for this program that’s why the longer you run the slower your iPhone is, until you reboot then get a bot better…..

  • shnukms

    i think the developer of winterboard has to address this issue. i love the app and would be sad to see it go, if there is something he/she could do so that we can continue supporting it. i’m even willing to pay for an effeciently run winterboard in the future!

  • shnukms

    i think the developer of winterboard has to address this issue. i love the app and would be sad to see it go, if there is something he/she could do so that we can continue supporting it. i’m even willing to pay for an effeciently run winterboard in the future!

  • shnukms

    i think the developer of winterboard has to address this issue. i love the app and would be sad to see it go, if there is something he/she could do so that we can continue supporting it. i’m even willing to pay for an effeciently run winterboard in the future!

  • Kuldip

    Agreed!

    I am definitely willing to drop a bit of cash to have this app work efficiently. Probably be the best bang for your buck compared to anything in the app store.
    :p

  • Kuldip

    Agreed!

    I am definitely willing to drop a bit of cash to have this app work efficiently. Probably be the best bang for your buck compared to anything in the app store.
    :p

  • Kuldip

    Agreed!

    I am definitely willing to drop a bit of cash to have this app work efficiently. Probably be the best bang for your buck compared to anything in the app store.
    :p

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  • Nick

    Wow. Like night and day!

  • Nick

    Wow. Like night and day!

  • Nick

    Wow. Like night and day!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You know what, I was in the same boat as you. I loved my customized themes, but the lag was getting to the point where I would just get frustrated. Now, without WB the phone is actually pretty quick when moving from app to app. Let’s hope for an update to WB or a new firmware soon.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You know what, I was in the same boat as you. I loved my customized themes, but the lag was getting to the point where I would just get frustrated. Now, without WB the phone is actually pretty quick when moving from app to app. Let’s hope for an update to WB or a new firmware soon.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    You know what, I was in the same boat as you. I loved my customized themes, but the lag was getting to the point where I would just get frustrated. Now, without WB the phone is actually pretty quick when moving from app to app. Let’s hope for an update to WB or a new firmware soon.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Apple doesn’t like to let users customize themes…I bet if they did, they would make a killing.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Apple doesn’t like to let users customize themes…I bet if they did, they would make a killing.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    Apple doesn’t like to let users customize themes…I bet if they did, they would make a killing.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Good point!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I think it is the app WB itself. Uninstalling seems to have the greatest effect on speed.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Uninstall it and see the difference. You can always reinstall it!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I think it is the app WB itself. Uninstalling seems to have the greatest effect on speed.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Uninstall it and see the difference. You can always reinstall it!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    Uninstall it and see the difference. You can always reinstall it!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    I think it is the app WB itself. Uninstalling seems to have the greatest effect on speed.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    Good point!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Told ya! ;)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    Told ya! ;)

  • pegasus

    My iPhone keep crashing (return to home screen) until I see this article! Now my iPhone really speed up and less crash!

    Thx and hope dev. Of winterboard will address this issue soon!

  • pegasus

    My iPhone keep crashing (return to home screen) until I see this article! Now my iPhone really speed up and less crash!

    Thx and hope dev. Of winterboard will address this issue soon!

  • leopod

    wow it works like a charm thanks!
    i wasn’t even customizing anymore…just had it for the sake of it, or in case a montreal canadien theme would come out.

    Actually, springboard would occasionally go into ‘wiggle’ mode even after a short touch tap…uninstalling winterboard seemed to have solved this issue as well

  • leopod

    wow it works like a charm thanks!
    i wasn’t even customizing anymore…just had it for the sake of it, or in case a montreal canadien theme would come out.

    Actually, springboard would occasionally go into ‘wiggle’ mode even after a short touch tap…uninstalling winterboard seemed to have solved this issue as well

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You’re welcome guys. Let’s hope this gets addressed soon because I miss customizing the themes on my iPhone already!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You’re welcome guys. Let’s hope this gets addressed soon because I miss customizing the themes on my iPhone already!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    You’re welcome guys. Let’s hope this gets addressed soon because I miss customizing the themes on my iPhone already!

  • Bert Friction

    I just want to know what springboard theme is the one in the photo D:
    I love and want it, regardless of the lagging. :P

  • Bert Friction

    I just want to know what springboard theme is the one in the photo D:
    I love and want it, regardless of the lagging. :P

  • Tim

    Uninstalling WB is exactly what I did to speed up my phone! It made a huge difference. Loading SMS is still terribly slow, and I still only have 160MB of 500MB free of memory…any other ideas other than BossTools?

  • Tim

    Uninstalling WB is exactly what I did to speed up my phone! It made a huge difference. Loading SMS is still terribly slow, and I still only have 160MB of 500MB free of memory…any other ideas other than BossTools?

  • Adam

    Thanks for saving me the troubleshooting. Wasn’t even using winterboard anyway since I have to provide a lot of “clean” screenshots :)

  • Adam

    Thanks for saving me the troubleshooting. Wasn’t even using winterboard anyway since I have to provide a lot of “clean” screenshots :)

  • Adam

    Thanks for saving me the troubleshooting. Wasn’t even using winterboard anyway since I have to provide a lot of “clean” screenshots :)

  • andrew

    :(. You guys are right. I was afraid it was winterboard and got rid of it and walla. Things are ten times faster. Too bad cuz I honestly only really use the jailbreak for that program but the slow speeds are too much

  • andrew

    :(. You guys are right. I was afraid it was winterboard and got rid of it and walla. Things are ten times faster. Too bad cuz I honestly only really use the jailbreak for that program but the slow speeds are too much

  • andrew

    :(. You guys are right. I was afraid it was winterboard and got rid of it and walla. Things are ten times faster. Too bad cuz I honestly only really use the jailbreak for that program but the slow speeds are too much

  • Andrew

    hi i took your advice and uninstalled winterboard and the zippy speed is great but just out of curiousity what was the theme you have in the picture above. the see threw apps one

  • Andrew

    hi i took your advice and uninstalled winterboard and the zippy speed is great but just out of curiousity what was the theme you have in the picture above. the see threw apps one

  • Andrew

    hi i took your advice and uninstalled winterboard and the zippy speed is great but just out of curiousity what was the theme you have in the picture above. the see threw apps one

  • generalinq

    I’ve never installed Winderboard for that reason exactly. No problems here. a crash the odd time but RARELY.

  • generalinq

    I’ve never installed Winderboard for that reason exactly. No problems here. a crash the odd time but RARELY.

  • generalinq

    I’ve never installed Winderboard for that reason exactly. No problems here. a crash the odd time but RARELY.

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  • louis

    Thanks for the tip. I wrote it up on my blog

    http://www.touchmyapps.com

    I noticed a speed difference right away. Also, I found that backgrounder had caused some stability issues as well. i uninstalled this a week before i deleted winterboard and noticed some increase in speed, but no where near the increase after getting rid of winterboard.

    Louis

  • louis

    Thanks for the tip. I wrote it up on my blog

    http://www.touchmyapps.com

    I noticed a speed difference right away. Also, I found that backgrounder had caused some stability issues as well. i uninstalled this a week before i deleted winterboard and noticed some increase in speed, but no where near the increase after getting rid of winterboard.

    Louis

  • louis

    Thanks for the tip. I wrote it up on my blog

    http://www.touchmyapps.com

    I noticed a speed difference right away. Also, I found that backgrounder had caused some stability issues as well. i uninstalled this a week before i deleted winterboard and noticed some increase in speed, but no where near the increase after getting rid of winterboard.

    Louis

  • ariel

    thank you i think much better now after uninstalling winterboard

  • ariel

    thank you i think much better now after uninstalling winterboard

  • ariel

    thank you i think much better now after uninstalling winterboard

  • http://www.youtube.com/Skiller555 David D Eval

    Hey!

    I have uninstalled Winterboard too, but…
    I still noticed slight lag when I’m playing Tap Tap Revenge. That little lag made playing the game almost impossible.

    Now I remembered a general fact: Installing extra system apps on any system consumes memory, even the little ones. So I uninstalled the “5 icons in the dock” tweak, and guess what?

    The lag was gone!

    This may be a hint for others: Background system apps and Springboard tweaks slows down your iPhone. The best thing to do is just uninstall them all, it really speeds up!

  • http://www.youtube.com/Skiller555 David D Eval

    Hey!

    I have uninstalled Winterboard too, but…
    I still noticed slight lag when I’m playing Tap Tap Revenge. That little lag made playing the game almost impossible.

    Now I remembered a general fact: Installing extra system apps on any system consumes memory, even the little ones. So I uninstalled the “5 icons in the dock” tweak, and guess what?

    The lag was gone!

    This may be a hint for others: Background system apps and Springboard tweaks slows down your iPhone. The best thing to do is just uninstall them all, it really speeds up!

  • http://www.youtube.com/Skiller555 David D Eval

    Hey!

    I have uninstalled Winterboard too, but…
    I still noticed slight lag when I’m playing Tap Tap Revenge. That little lag made playing the game almost impossible.

    Now I remembered a general fact: Installing extra system apps on any system consumes memory, even the little ones. So I uninstalled the “5 icons in the dock” tweak, and guess what?

    The lag was gone!

    This may be a hint for others: Background system apps and Springboard tweaks slows down your iPhone. The best thing to do is just uninstall them all, it really speeds up!

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  • Graham

    Can anybody verify whether or not winterboard slows down the iPhone in the new 2.2 firmware? I can’t tell but it seems to be running fine.

  • Graham

    Can anybody verify whether or not winterboard slows down the iPhone in the new 2.2 firmware? I can’t tell but it seems to be running fine.

  • Graham

    Can anybody verify whether or not winterboard slows down the iPhone in the new 2.2 firmware? I can’t tell but it seems to be running fine.

  • Ronnie D

    I recently pwned my 2G iphone to 2.2, was experiencing at least 6 seconds delay just opening ‘Settings’. I uninstalled Winterboard and immediately noticed just a 2.2 second delay when opening the ‘Settings’ page. Sure seems to me that Winterboard was slowing my iphone down.

  • Ronnie D

    I recently pwned my 2G iphone to 2.2, was experiencing at least 6 seconds delay just opening ‘Settings’. I uninstalled Winterboard and immediately noticed just a 2.2 second delay when opening the ‘Settings’ page. Sure seems to me that Winterboard was slowing my iphone down.

  • Ronnie D

    I recently pwned my 2G iphone to 2.2, was experiencing at least 6 seconds delay just opening ‘Settings’. I uninstalled Winterboard and immediately noticed just a 2.2 second delay when opening the ‘Settings’ page. Sure seems to me that Winterboard was slowing my iphone down.

  • corey b

    what about summerboard? does that slow down ur iphone as much as winterboard?

  • corey b

    what about summerboard? does that slow down ur iphone as much as winterboard?

  • corey b

    what about summerboard? does that slow down ur iphone as much as winterboard?

  • David D Eval

    Summerboard is the built-in menu from the iPhone. If you uninstall that, I don’t think you will be able doing anything on it.

  • David D Eval

    Summerboard is the built-in menu from the iPhone. If you uninstall that, I don’t think you will be able doing anything on it.

  • David D Eval

    Summerboard is the built-in menu from the iPhone. If you uninstall that, I don’t think you will be able doing anything on it.

  • http://martinkou.blogspot.com/ Martin Kou

    I did a bit of research about this issue as well. I found the issue was caused by memory leak in the syslogd daemon. Uninstalling Winterboard will only delay the problem, not solve it.

    I’ve written an analysis about the issue, here:
    http://blog.thinkbulbs.com/2009/02/how-to-stop-your-jailbroken-iphone-from.html

    My fix requires some knowledge of UNIX systems, so it may not be suitable for casual users. But I guess someone can “port” it to a GUI app in Cydia so casual users can access it.

  • http://martinkou.blogspot.com/ Martin Kou

    I did a bit of research about this issue as well. I found the issue was caused by memory leak in the syslogd daemon. Uninstalling Winterboard will only delay the problem, not solve it.

    I’ve written an analysis about the issue, here:
    http://blog.thinkbulbs.com/2009/02/how-to-stop-your-jailbroken-iphone-from.html

    My fix requires some knowledge of UNIX systems, so it may not be suitable for casual users. But I guess someone can “port” it to a GUI app in Cydia so casual users can access it.

  • http://martinkou.blogspot.com Martin Kou

    I did a bit of research about this issue as well. I found the issue was caused by memory leak in the syslogd daemon. Uninstalling Winterboard will only delay the problem, not solve it.

    I’ve written an analysis about the issue, here:
    http://blog.thinkbulbs.com/2009/02/how-to-stop-your-jailbroken-iphone-from.html

    My fix requires some knowledge of UNIX systems, so it may not be suitable for casual users. But I guess someone can “port” it to a GUI app in Cydia so casual users can access it.

  • pocketdoc

    Martin, that link does not work. I am very interested in what you were able to do to spped up a jailbroken iphone.

  • pocketdoc

    Martin, that link does not work. I am very interested in what you were able to do to spped up a jailbroken iphone.

  • guicey16

    yay this speeds up my ipod touch loads!!!! i think i can liv without the themes

  • guicey16

    yay this speeds up my ipod touch loads!!!! i think i can liv without the themes

  • Lance

    Winterboard’s running all the time and consuming cpu power thereby resulting in a prettier user experience at the expense of responsiveness. I’ve just uninstalled Winterboard and am now getting a snapper result. Although I like the customization usability is more important. “There’s always a price to pay”

  • Lance

    Winterboard’s running all the time and consuming cpu power thereby resulting in a prettier user experience at the expense of responsiveness. I’ve just uninstalled Winterboard and am now getting a snapper result. Although I like the customization usability is more important. “There’s always a price to pay”

  • Lance

    Winterboard’s running all the time and consuming cpu power thereby resulting in a prettier user experience at the expense of responsiveness. I’ve just uninstalled Winterboard and am now getting a snapper result. Although I like the customization usability is more important. “There’s always a price to pay”

  • http://www.mindframesandthoughts.com TOTO ANTONIO

    In the absence of winterboard, i guess we have to SSH it. Placing icons of fav themes per apps. Background can be done via iphone’s background. I don’t know about the sound though.

  • http://www.mindframesandthoughts.com TOTO ANTONIO

    In the absence of winterboard, i guess we have to SSH it. Placing icons of fav themes per apps. Background can be done via iphone’s background. I don’t know about the sound though.

  • ToTo Antonio

    In the absence of winterboard, i guess we have to SSH it. Placing icons of fav themes per apps. Background can be done via iphone’s background. I don’t know about the sound though.

  • erik

    What theme is that at the top?

  • erik

    What theme is that at the top?

  • luis

    how do you install it manually through the themes folder as you say?
    i miss summer board as well

  • luis

    how do you install it manually through the themes folder as you say?
    i miss summer board as well

  • Cam

    I have a jailbroken iPhone 3g with winterboard and tons of customized things installed and i havent had one speed issue, just slightly less battery–but since the battery life sucks anyways, its not a big deal

  • Cam

    I have a jailbroken iPhone 3g with winterboard and tons of customized things installed and i havent had one speed issue, just slightly less battery–but since the battery life sucks anyways, its not a big deal

  • matt scott

    well i uninstalled winter board and i must say that my iphone is much faster, i do miss winter board however, if you do feel the need to reinstall it, all the themes you had should still be available if you dont uninstall them because you had to install them via cydia to begin with…. hopfully that makes sense. cheers

  • matt scott

    well i uninstalled winter board and i must say that my iphone is much faster, i do miss winter board however, if you do feel the need to reinstall it, all the themes you had should still be available if you dont uninstall them because you had to install them via cydia to begin with…. hopfully that makes sense. cheers

  • matt scott

    well i uninstalled winter board and i must say that my iphone is much faster, i do miss winter board however, if you do feel the need to reinstall it, all the themes you had should still be available if you dont uninstall them because you had to install them via cydia to begin with…. hopfully that makes sense. cheers

  • Unterscharfuhrer

    I have iphone 3g 2.2.1 firmware and recently jailbroke it and installed winterboard and a TON of different themes… To me, there’s absolutely no speed different between jailbroken/jailed phone… if there is any problems to speak of it would be an occasional crash now and again (really only after I try to Background too many apps!!) and as far as speed no difference to speak of. Internet and WiFi works perfectly, no diff in speed there either. Trick is to just keep re-springing constantly to kill off any programs running in background u dont need. Get SBSettings to do this thru Cydia and keep a constant eye on your memory. Ive found optimal memory is in the high double-digits, (ie: 15-30 mb free). Good luck.

  • Unterscharfuhrer

    I have iphone 3g 2.2.1 firmware and recently jailbroke it and installed winterboard and a TON of different themes… To me, there’s absolutely no speed different between jailbroken/jailed phone… if there is any problems to speak of it would be an occasional crash now and again (really only after I try to Background too many apps!!) and as far as speed no difference to speak of. Internet and WiFi works perfectly, no diff in speed there either. Trick is to just keep re-springing constantly to kill off any programs running in background u dont need. Get SBSettings to do this thru Cydia and keep a constant eye on your memory. Ive found optimal memory is in the high double-digits, (ie: 15-30 mb free). Good luck.

  • Unterscharfuhrer

    I have iphone 3g 2.2.1 firmware and recently jailbroke it and installed winterboard and a TON of different themes… To me, there’s absolutely no speed different between jailbroken/jailed phone… if there is any problems to speak of it would be an occasional crash now and again (really only after I try to Background too many apps!!) and as far as speed no difference to speak of. Internet and WiFi works perfectly, no diff in speed there either. Trick is to just keep re-springing constantly to kill off any programs running in background u dont need. Get SBSettings to do this thru Cydia and keep a constant eye on your memory. Ive found optimal memory is in the high double-digits, (ie: 15-30 mb free). Good luck.

  • http://www.solarisutilitydvd.com/ Solaris17

    wow i would have thought the themes would take up some mem but i didnt think winterboard would use so many resources however im still curious as to what that theme is

  • http://www.solarisutilitydvd.com/ Solaris17

    wow i would have thought the themes would take up some mem but i didnt think winterboard would use so many resources however im still curious as to what that theme is

  • http://www.solarisutilitydvd.com Solaris17

    wow i would have thought the themes would take up some mem but i didnt think winterboard would use so many resources however im still curious as to what that theme is

  • http://twitter.com/Cyvros Tobias Krenz

    You are kind of a Hero to me now ;)
    i'll Miss winterboard, but my 3.0 3G is now … How to Say ? WOW ! ^^
    its fast, battery lasts longer and i don't get networkloses all the time anymore

  • Name

    It's called Reveal.

  • Name

    Reveal

  • jamestunt101

    Hey what theme is that shown? The one with the shack and the grass? Email me back, thanks.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/category/x1zeros-corner/ X1Zero

    The answer is two comments above you!

    Its called Reveal.

  • marcomoretti

    Whatever dude.

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  • ulf_g

    Yes! I had no problems to give up winterboard as long as I got to keep my 5 columns.
    Excellent.
    Thanks!

  • nickmoore118247

    ON the 3.1 frimware there dose not seam to be any lag or slow down of the iphone and i have new themes and im always playing around with it :)

  • Brandon

    OMG I never thought I'd find the solution to it! Holy crap it is so much faster now! Thanks so much!

  • Ryan

    Yes it definitely made my phone faster and more usable. Thank you!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Cheers !

  • kentots

    use “SwapMode” found it in cydia. use it when playing games and stuff. its fast as if you have a new jailbroken device and no other app installed. you can always turn it off and you'll have your themes again.

  • Conor

    or its the slipknot theme i think…

  • DAT

    Which theme is that? ( from the image displayed)

  • yes

    i timed it. 12 seconds to press unlock button, slide to unlock, click sms, then open the first text message.
    then uninstalled winterboard, and it took 7 seconds. that's a huge difference.

  • Princess Jellybean

    Uninstalling Winterboard worked like a charm! Speed is much more important than customization, the main reason for me to jailbreak/unlock was to use another carrier. Many thanks!

  • cindyhytr

    noooooooo!! :[

  • pitwar

    Try “bosspaper”. Claims not to lag like WB. It works well to use for just background images.

  • iPhoneDaddy

    You're a moron, there are tons of ways to increase the avail. ram……don't give crappy advice

  • http://www.instructables.com/member/pickingrin/ Andy

    On one iPhone I was only using WinterBoard to get rid of the labels and the dock on the springboard, and on the other I wasn't even using it and deleting WinterBoard sped up both significantly

    8GB iPhone 3G 3.1.2
    16GB iPhone 3G 3.1.2
    Jailbroken with blackra1n

  • http://twitter.com/SakuRedux Liam Stubbs

    Wrong. Summerboard is the old version of Winterboard from 1.x. The home screen is called the Springboard. That's why it's called “Respringing”.

  • Keir

    I am NOT unistalling Winterboard. I added this new LaunchDaimon so I get like 80MB of RAM

  • Keir

    I am NOT unistalling Winterboard. I added this new LaunchDaimon so I get like 80MB of RAM

  • Chicken588

    If its a virtual memory mod like I'm assuming, then it will slowly fry your iphone.

  • Vjoyner04

    dude you are talking nonsense!!!!

  • guest

    hi does that mean your phone is working faster with winterboard still on the iphone??
    ps has it fried you iphone like Chicken588 has said

  • Kidnero

    hey, quick question if i uninstall wintorboard do i still get to keep all the tweaks and apps i added to my iphone using winterboard and cydia?

  • Cneely63b20

    what was the launchdaimon

  • Xcv

    what LauchDaemon you added?

  • Xcv

    what LauchDaemon you added?

  • Rahul

    Thanks a lot…really did the job

  • Wankawhomadethispage

    mate thats just obvious

  • Head

    what is that?

  • Joeykidney

    What theme is that, you are showing up there?

  • Joeykidney

    What theme is that?

  • Alvarado1976

    That didn’t work on my 3G phone any other tip alvarado1976@cox.net please send me there some tips

  • Joeykidney

    Do you know what theme he is showing up there?

  • Joeykidney

    Im wondering the same thing . But nobody is. Answering me

  • Bong To Face

    i dont wanna uninstall winterboawd!!!

  • J_ardinger

    hoping you have since updated to newer os it seems to have fixed a lot of lag issues. i put 4.2.1 used redsnow/greenpoison/ultrasnow have multitasking on will slow phone down but winterboard is not , unless i use a animated theme.

  • M.R.C

    Will removing SB settings make my iphone 3g faster ?

  • Besthamza4ever

    wats new launch daimon

  • Besthamza4ever

    wats new launch daimon

  • Besthamza4ever

    wats new launch daimon

  • Mckeejob

    What theme is that? looks awesome!
    btw worked very well for me, but considering reinstalling it just for this theme:P

  • Mckeejob

    What theme is that? looks awesome!
    btw worked very well for me, but considering reinstalling it just for this theme:P

  • Mckeejob

    What theme is that? looks awesome!
    btw worked very well for me, but considering reinstalling it just for this theme:P

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