Metroon Theme For DreamBoard Brings Windows 8’s Metro UI To Your iPhone [Jailbreak]

Metroon Theme For DreamBoard Brings Windows 8’s Metro UI To Your iPhone [Jailbreak]

What would Steve Jobs think?

When you’re getting a little bored of looking at the same old home screen, the DreamBoard app for iOS can completely revamp your device with a whole new look. Couple that with a new tweak called Metroon and you have yourself an iPhone that runs Windows 8 (well… almost) — complete with a Metro user interface, live tiles, and even the “Charms” bar.

The tweak supports jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches (not the iPad, unfortunately), and because it works with DreamBoard, installation is as downloading Metroon and hitting apply. Once you’re inside, the theme provides an incredibly accurate replica of Microsoft’s Metro interface in Windows 8.

The theme comes with Windows-style notifications; a Windows Phone-esque lock screen with music controls, notification alerts, and the swipe up to unlock feature; a home screen complete with live tiles for things like Mail and the Music app; plus a Charms bar that appears when you swipe from the right-hand side of the display, which provides access to the theme’s settings, allows you to switch between the Metroon theme and regular iOS, and more.

Inside the settings menu, you can customize the theme’s color scheme, backgrounds, and notifications.

Check out Metroon in action in the video below, courtesy of The Verge:

Metroon Theme For DreamBoard Brings Windows 8’s Metro UI To Your iPhone [Jailbreak]

Metroon is a $1.50 tweak that is available to download from the Cydia Store now. Don’t forget, you will also need DreamBoard if you don’t already have it.

  • joewaylo

    Cool design, but doesn’t prove it works though. He didn’t test the functionality like opening SMS, Internet Explorer, Calendar, etc.

  • ifireghost

    Any possibility you could offer a Jailbreak-less RSS-Feed? Eventhough I love your website, those Jailbreak-articles in my RSS-stream really s*ck …

  • baby_Twitty

    I’ve tried this Windows 8 Metro dreamboard theme a few days ago.

    It’s confusing, its tiring. It just sucks. And proves to me that Microsloth’s Metro interface will be an epic Failure.

  • hayds95

    Metroon works great, although now iOS Autolock won’t activate. Anyone else experiencing this?

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