BackBoard is a new jailbreak app that backup and apply different themes on your springboard. There are other apps, like PkgBackup, that help you back up your jailbreak apps and settings; but BackBoard has some different features that make it appealing. It is a free app that you can obtain from Cydia that will simplify the theme backup and swapping process suitable for newbies.
When you jailbreak an iPhone, iTunes stops backing up your iOS configuration. That means that you don’t have the easy, one-click restore you can use on a non-jailbroken iPhone. If your jailbroken iPhone needs to be restored for whatever reason, and you haven’t taken the proper precautions, you will lose all of your jailbreak apps/mods/tweaks and settings (along with your iPhone’s general configuration, such as, system settings, wallpaper, folders, etc.).
To be clear, BackBoard does not serve as an all-purpose backup utility for your jailbroken iPhone. PkgBackup is still the king of that. BackBoard allows you to easily backup and switch between multiple themes you configure on your iPhone.
BackBoard saves your:
* User settings
* Home screen/springboard layout
* Mobilesubstrate configuration
* Hidden apps
* Folders and app layout
Once installed and restarting your device, you will notice a new icon (with the name of BackBoard) appeared on Springboard. Tapping on it will bring you to its main page. The operation is pretty simple – users can create multiple theme with different setup and those themes can be easily swapped at any time depending on own preference. After you have chosen the specific themes and respring, a new theme with new settings will take over instantly without the need of spending much effort to create it manually that could be time consuming. That is not all, it also maintains different user settings, Mobilesubstrate configuration, Webclips, Home screen wall paper and layout, folders and etc. that would definitely able to reduce the complexity of maintaining and switching among different Springboard backups at any time.
BackBoard has five functions: create, install, update and delete. You can create a new theme from your current layout, and install it with one tap. Saved themes can also be updated with your current layout, and you can of course delete saved BackBoard themes.
However, Backboard doesn’t come with any actual themes and users will need to install or purchase them separately. But BackBoard is free for download from Cydia under ModMyi Repository.