Theme Tutorial: How to Add or Change Jaku Icons

Jaku Icons

Jaku, the work of Canadian graphic designer William Szilveszter, is one of the most popular themes available on Cydia for iOS devices. Not only does Jaku have a pixel-perfect design, but the jailbreaking community has collaborated to release hundreds of additional custom icons for the theme. These icons can be browsed and downloaded from the Jaku Community Icons Repository. Instructions on how to add or change Jaku icons follows. 

The following instructions are for adding or changing Jaku icons on iOS 6 directly from an iPhone.

  • Install iFile from Cydia
  • Open Safari, navigate to and tap on a custom icon that you would like to install
  • Make sure to write down the Bundle ID and Icon Name (this is case-sensitive)
  • Tap on the appropriate download button (114x114px for App Store apps, 118x120px for System/Cydia apps)
  • Hold your finger down on the icon that appears until a menu pops up, then tap Save Image
  • Open iFile and navigate to /var/mobile/Media/DCIM/ and find the icon you saved
  • Once you’ve found the icon file (i.e. IMG_0374.PNG), tap the circular blue arrow icon next to its name
  • Under the Name field, rename your icon to the Icon Name you wrote down several steps before this (i.e. Feedly@2x.png, case-sensitive)
  • Tap Done followed by Edit in the top-right corner
  • Select your icon file (a red checkmark icon will appear) and tap the clipboard icon in the far right of the bottom toolbar and tap Copy/Link
  • Tap Done in the top-right corner
  • Navigate to /Library/Themes/2. Jaku Essentials.theme/Bundles
  • Tap Edit in the top-right corner, followed by the plus icon in the far left of the bottom toolbar
  • Under the Name field, type in the Bundle ID you wrote down several steps before this (i.e. com.devhd.feedly)
  • Tap Create in the top-right corner, and then open the folder that you just created
  • Tap the clipboard icon in the far right of the bottom toolbar and tap Paste
  • Tap Done in the top-right corner
  • Open Winterboard, tap Select Themes and reapply the Jaku theme (uncheck and recheck)
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