It is quite amazing to see that with the potential that the new Notification Center in iOS 5 has, Apple left it all dull and simple aesthetically. Earlier we covered a post on enabling transparency in the Notification Center with the help of a Cydia tweak and today, we are bringing you a theme for it, but this time the aim is to change the color of the Notification Center while retaining the fabric like texture on it as well. Enter ColorNotificationCenter, the theme that brings you a set of 5 colors to choose from for your iOS 5 Notification Center. Read on for screenshots of all the colors available, download link and installation instructions.
The iOS 5 notification centre is perhaps one of the biggest and most important features introduced by Apple in its latest mobile operating system. While there may be controversy out there about the feature being a blatant rip-off from Android, the bottom line is that it’s quite useful for the end user. Though most would find its stock looks quite dull, and that’s why many are looking into theming it to make it look better and more vibrant.
Now the theme does not change anything by itself, and nor does it boast any options to configure; all it does is adding a color mask over the notification center’s background, essentially theming it with a color without making any other changes to it.
As with all such mods for iOS deviecs, installing this theme will require a jailbroken iPhone. Furthermore, this theme cannot directly be found in your default Cydia repositories, as you will have to add a new repository to Cydia to find this theme. In Cydia, hit the Manage tab and select Sources. Hit Edit and then Add to enter the following address when prompted: http://pepper.net. Once the repository is added, simply look for ColorNotificationCenter in the repository, or just search for it using the Search tab, and you will be able to install it.
As this is a WinterBoard theme, so obviously WinterBoard would be needed to enable or disable the colors. The color options currently available in this theme include Red, Blue, Black, Pink and Green, and you can find all of them under WinterBoard themes upon installing ColorNotificationCenter, and you can then select the option of your choice to enable it.
We look forward to bringing you more of such tweaks and themes in the future, and hopefully something more advanced that would even let you choose your own colors or textures for the Notification Center.