The complete guide to installing Whitoken theme on iPod Touch

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Whitoken theme for iPod Touch by 6MIK has been released as a beta. As expected I installed it ASAP, and it looks just amazing! Apart from the icons issue, which will, hopefully, all be converted to the whitoken design, it works and looks just as shown above! I decided to create a guide for the lengthy and hardworking process required to get this theme working. It’s all worth it, trust me.

1. You’ll need a jailbroken iPod Touch with OS 3.0 installed. I’ll create a guide for that soon, but for now, you’ll have to Bing it.

2. Go to Cydia and add these repos to your sources:

http://cydia.touch-mania.com/
http://repo.smxy.org/cydia/apt/
http://apt.bigboss.us.com/repofiles/cydia/
http://apt.modmyi.com/

3. Install these apps from Cydia:

Winterboard

iBlank

Blanknull

Categories

Five Column Springboard

Fiveirows

SpringJumps

Using WinSCP, connect to your iPod via SSH. Navigate to /private/var/stash/Applications and copy all the folders starting with _shortcut from the download file to that location. Then, navigate to /private/var/stash/Themes and copy the whitoken by 6mik.theme folder to that location.

4. Go to the Categories app that you just installed and create these folders:

Home, Media, Apps and Games. Create them with these exact names.

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5. Now you’ll have to add all your apps, games and media apps to these folders. Just make sure you leave out 4 apps in each category i.e. add all but 4 apps to each category because you’ll need those 4 apps on each page. Move these apps to your dock Todo or Things to the left, Clock in the center and App Store on the right. I use Notify Me as shown below.image

6. Now you’ll have to work with the apps you download in Cydia.

FiveColumn

You’ll have to activate it if you don’t already see 5 columns in your springboard pages.

FiveIrows

Activate it, but hide Hidespringdots

Springjumps

Go to General and deactivate “page titles” and “jump dock”
Go to Jump icons and activate Page 0, 1, 2 ,3 but deactivate all others.

Respring your Springboard.

7. Now you’ll have to rearrange your icons, Spring jump icons, and blank icons in such a way that they resemble the images below (images are from the readme file) :Screenshot Page 0

Screenshot Page 1

Screenshot Page 2

Screenshot Page 3

8. Now, navigate to all the category folders you created one by one, and follow these steps: Tap on the ‘i’ on the bottom right to go to options and change Use background.png to on and icon font color to whiteIMG_0031

9. Now, the final step. Go to Winterboard and turn on the Whitoken theme. Also, make sure No Undocked Icon Labels and No Docked Icon Labels are checked. The final result should look like this:

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Enjoy! If you have any issues or questions, leave them in the comments below!

WinSCP can be downloaded here or if you’re using OS X you will need to use Cyberduck. Thanks to RedmondPie for the links to these apps.

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  2. How do you get SpringJumps to be on multiple pages? I only get one set of SpringJumps. Are those all just examples?

      1. Oh! Thanks. I got it to work now. But what if I have more applications than the four pages can hold? Are there a certain number of applications I can have?

        1. I don’t think there’s any restriction to the number of apps you can have. More apps open when you click View All. I had my 9 pages of apps fully distributed in those 4 categories just fine .

    1. Since Springs Jumps are activated for pages 0,1,2,3 you’ll get 4 sets of each icon. You might have to navigate to other pages to find them. Re arrange them on the first 4 pages so you have a set on each page.

      1. Well I followed everything in the writeup, but I still only have 1 set of each. Any idea why that would happen?

        Thanks for the help.

        1. I think you missed activating Spring Jumps for pages 0,1,2,3 or sometime it happens that the Spring Jumps are created at the end pages. Let me know if either of these fix your problem.

      2. Well I turned off spring jumps for pages 4 through 8, and checked all my pages, but still only see have one set.

      3. Yes, it restarts automatically after exiting the app. but reset it once more for good measure, and they still don’t appear there.

        1. Try restarting your iPod. Or the full process. I’m not sure what could be the problem as I’ve told you the possible fixes as well. Reinstalling Spring Jumps might help.

      4. Restarted it and reinstalled it. No dice. Oh well, i’ll just have to resort to good old scrolling on three pages. lol. Thanks for the help!

  3. Can you claify “Navigate to /private/var/stash/Applications and copy all the folders starting with _shortcut from the download file to that location. Then, navigate to /private/var/stash/Themes and copy the whitoken by 6mik.theme folder to that location.” What location??

    1. I think the problem everyone’s having with the SpringJumps 0-3 has to do with confusion regarding the steps I quoted above. I’m guessing we want to make duplicates of these??

      1. I figured it out. My problem was that I started with the file “iPhone_Whitoken_by_6MIK_an_dazcoates.theme”. I had not yet gotten the “whitoken_ipod_touch_3_0_theme_by_6mik_design” file which contains all those duplicate springjump folders that need to be copied. It only took a few hours!

  4. everyone who is having problems with the springjumps, make sure you ssh in and copy all of the _spring files, that is where the extra icons come from

  5. I have a problem. I only seem to get 3 sets of Springjump things. So I can do Home Media Apps but not Games. Does anyone know how to solve this?

        1. Did you download the theme package? When you extract its contents there would be lots of folders starting with _spring. Copy them to ” /private/var/stash/Applications ” in your iPod Touch via ssh using WinSCP if you’re on Windows.

  6. Im on a Mac using cyberduck. and Pathfinder opens the .rar theme package file and I get lots of _shortcut files if this is what you mean? and I have copied these _shortcut files to /stash/applications and /stash/themes

    1. To reiterate I have the Home page sorted, the apps page sorted, the media page sorted but the games page does not have any SpringJump (0,1,2,3)’s left.

      1. Can you try recopying the _shortcut files again? You only need to copy them to /stash/applications. Also try repsring or rebooting after that. Sometimes the SpringJumps end up on the end pages, so also check there. Let me know if this helps

        1. Well I just restarted without doing the first part because I’m scared that it will change what I have at the moment or is that inevitable? Well, I was just wondering could you tell me what it should say on the list because mine says ”

          _shortcut0_0.app (and so on with the last 0 to 1 2 3)
          _shortcut1_0.app ( ” ” )
          _shortcut2_0.app ( ” ” )

  7. I think thats the problem because you are meant to have 4 pages but there are only enough shortcuts for 3 pages. Am I missing something?

        1. hmm it’s hard to understand what else could be the issue. installation had gone really smooth for me. Remove springjumps and all that u installed n start from scratch. But this time activate spring jumps 0,1,2,3 first after installing its app and then copy the _shortcut folders. Hope it works for you

  8. Thanks. I’ve been looking at other forums and I’ve seen someone with the same problem and he says he found solution so I’m gonna try to find out from him. Thanks anyway though

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  10. When I download the Winterboard Whitoken theme, I don't get a .zip file with extractable files. I get what looks like a readme file that has no known application to open it with. What is going on?

  11. When I download the whitoken theme. I don't get an executeable file, I only get a 6.6mb file that has no know application to open it with. What is going on here?

  12. I get 3 out of 4 pages worth of springboard icons. No one provides a solution to this. How can this be fixed?

  13. i've just installed all the packages and connected using ssh and navigated to the 'stash' folder. then im stuck. Do i copy the _shortcut folders to the downloads folder? If so where is it…little embarrassed im stuck on the first bit

  14. when i try to download and install whitoken on my desktop, i get an internal server from the page… what can i do about this?! please help asap!

  15. my theme worked except for random patch of white around the words Setting, Music, and Apps. Also the arrows that point to View All are also encased in a white box.there is also some white shadowing on the outside of the black boxes. please help

  16. my theme worked except for random patch of white around the words Setting, Music, and Apps. Also the arrows that point to View All are also encased in a white box.there is also some white shadowing on the outside of the black boxes. please help

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  18. started setting up this theme and feel it's a little too involved for me as it's my first attempt at any theme.my question is, if i continue and later don't want to keep the theme, how do i uninstall all these steps? everything in reverse? or is there quick way to delete all at once?

  19. started setting up this theme and feel it's a little too involved for me as it's my first attempt at any theme.my question is, if i continue and later don't want to keep the theme, how do i uninstall all these steps? everything in reverse? or is there quick way to delete all at once?

  20. when i reboot springboard after i put the 0-3 jump icons, in only gives me enough for one page, how do you put more of those icons in the other pages or slides???

  21. GUYS AFTER YOU COPY THE _SHORTCUT FOLDERS AND IF IT DOESN’T APPEAR AGAIN,GO TO SPRINGJUMPS AND SWITCH ON EVERYTHING TO 8. IT WILL THEN APPEAR. THEN SWITCH ON ONLY 0-3. HOPE IT HELPS! ;)

  22. heey
    you got the SpringJumps 0,1,2,3 on page 0,1,2,3 but i only got 1 set on page 1? not on the other pages how do i get thos on the others?
    tnx

  23. i worked on this all night trying to get it set up but can’t get the shortcut’s into the themes! I am running window’s 7 and had to download something just to open up the theme itself so not sure if i downloaded the right stuff! any way can help?

  24. Installed it and it looks great! However, I don’t get the Category Folder theme (as shown below point 8) and also don’t have the ?loading screen (i think) as shown in the last image. Any thoughts?

  25. Hi i am on mac and when i download the file it saves as “whitoken_ipod_touch_3_0_theme_by_6mik_design-1.rar” but i cant open the file so how can i put the _shortcut files into Applications via SSH??
    Thanks

  26. how come i when i add the repository listed above it always say “did not find repository” ? any solution to this gurus?

  27. Great theme and guide,
    but does anybody know how to duplicate the springjumps? The guide does not help me at all.

  28. heey
    you got the SpringJumps 0,1,2,3 on page 0,1,2,3 but i only got 1 set on page 1? not on the other pages how do i get thos on the others?
    tnx

    hey i´ve got the same problem, can anybody help me?

  29. heey
    you got the SpringJumps 0,1,2,3 on page 0,1,2,3 but i only got 1 set on page 1? not on the other pages how do i get thos on the others?
    tnx

    hey i´ve got the same problem, can anybody help me?

  30. hey!!! thank you it works very well. tho the repos don’t work, so my answer to that would be to go into cydia, search “all source” and then download that. and when you search for the five column springboard, on cydia it was actually “five-column springboard” don’t forget the dash b.c. i didn’t see i and it took me two hours to set his up!!!!! well anyways, THANK YOU. it is a very good theme.

  31. Large problem concerning that the place where you press the apps have a placement problem that if yu press it a bit off it will click on something else. And my category pages have the app!!!

  32. What iz the Todo !?..
    Step 5: when it says “Move these apps to your dock Todo or Things to the left, Clock in the center and App Store on the right. I use Notify Me as shown below.”..
    i don't understand wht is that ?!..
    i have an ipod.. i don't know if it makes a difference ..
    plzz some1 helpp

    1. if you have jailbrocken iphone—-> 1: cydia–>search for iblank! assuming you got all the good repoes ( its about 5 of them really)

  33. when you download the file make sure you are using “Winrar” then open up the whitoken file and there will be a file for the iphone and a file for the ipod. click on the file for the correct device you are using. and look for a while called Whitoken by 6MIK then extract the file to your desktop. Then you have to SSH the file onto your ipod touch/ iphone. And if you don't know how to SSH they're are plenty of videos for it on youtube. Hope this helps.

  34. I make a mistake a very bad mistake

    I CUT ALL THE FOLDER IN /private/var/stash/Applications AND I PASTE IT IN /private/var/stash/Themes
    and when i restart my ipod there is no app…is there a way to fix this…please help me….I dont want to restore my ipod ><

  35. i got the theme up fine.. i just dont know how to get the black bar where the clock and the notes and todos would be.. its not there and idk how to get it there.. but everything else is up fine

  36. Using winscp, connect to your iPod via SSH. Navigate to /private/var/stash/Applications and copy all the folders starting with _shortcut from the download file to that location. Then, navigate to /private/var/stash/Themes and copy the whitoken by 6mik.theme folder to that location.

    How do you do this? Im confused

  37. If fail to do, for example stage 9. But have do all steps before without a problem, what i´m going to do then? How I gonna do to delete step 1-8, can I delete all these things in Winterboard or any other fast way? Or if I´m dissatisfied with the theme, can I get the orginal theme back easy and fast ?

    But the theme Whitoken looks GREAT!

  38. Have a 3gs on 4.2.1. I followed all the instructions perfectly and when im finished i end up with the background working but all of the icons exactly the same as in the screenshots showing where to put the iblanks. What am I doing wrong??

  39.  salut , quand j’appuie sur le ‘i’ mon écran se bloque et il redevient comme quand je l’ai acheter pouvez vous m’aidez merci !

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