AquaBoard ios 8 : Tweak brings awesome water effects to your SpringBoard
AquaBoard iOS 8 : During the days of iOS 7, popular jailbreak developer Elias Limneos released an amazing tweak going by the name AquaBoard. As the name implies, the tweak adds amazing water effects to the Lock screen and the Home screen.
Have you ever wanted to have cool ripple effect on your iOS device? If answer to that silly question is yes, then the new AquaBoard (iOS 8) tweak is here for you. The tweak that was already available for older iOS versions has been updated to add support for the latest version of the operating system. With AquaBoard tweak you can get OpenGL based ripple effect on your homescreen and the lockscreen. The effect can be seen as you tap on the screen and the effect responds to your taps.
You can check our video walkthrough to get a better idea how it works :
AquaBoard for iOS 8 is the latest such release, and it is a follow up to previous versions of AquaBoard for iOS 5, iOS 6 and iOS 7. Needless to say, AquaBoard has been around for quite some time, and now, even first time jailbreakers get to taste (or is that drink?) the goodness that is AquaBoard.
When you touch the wallpaper, icons, the lock screen, it creates the ripple effect on the SpringBoard. It feels as if your iPhone’s Home screen and Lock screen are covered with water. It was pretty cool. The good news is that the developer has now updated the tweak to support iOS 8 devices.
The ripple effects will appear on top of your current wallpaper and will be formed as soon as you touch the screen. It feels as if your iPhone’s Home screen and Lock screen are covered with water. You can choose from 10 different interestingly named animations such as Turbulence, Aqua Sphere, Waves, Shockwave, Unseen Absyss, Abstract Artist, Heavy Taps and Smudge Brush.
Head back to the stock Settings app and open AquaBoard’s preferences, because that’s where you can configure the location of the water effects, theme settings, etc.
At the top of the tweak’s preference panel, you’ll notice three toggles—a kill-switch, and two switches to enable or disable the water on the Home screen and Lock screen.
Underneath those basic toggle switches, you’ll find the meat of the tweak—its theme settings. There are ten themes to choose from, and they include the following:
- Turbulence (Default)
- Rain Drops
- Aqua Sphere
- Unseen Abyss
- Abstract Artist
- Heavy Taps
- Smudge Brush
The Frames Per Second section of the theme settings lets you adjust the frame-rate for the selected theme. By doing this, Limneos states that you can give each theme a unique look and feel. Higher FPS settings won’t likely play as nice with older hardware when compared to newer hardware, but you’re welcome to try. I actually found that the tweak works very well on my iPod touch 5th generation.
The tweak also provides a rain effect which forms drops of rain on your wallpaper. From the pane, you can enable or disable rain mode and adjust its frequency. If the frequency is high, more rain drops will be formed on the screen.
If you’re interested to try AquaBoard, the tweak is available for $2.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo ( and for free in other repo ) . Let us know what you think about it once you’ve taken it for a ride.