How to install Summerboard on jailbroken 1.1.4

A number of users have reported an inability to install Summerboard after jailbreaking firmware 1.1.4. With Summerboard being one of the most popular third party applications for the iPhone, many iPhone owners will be glad to hear a solution is at hand.

An iPhoneFAQ reader, Cherubsan, sent in the following instructions which allow those running jailbroken 1.1.4 to install Summerboard via As with all instructions related to jailbroken or unlocked iPhones, proceed at your own risk:

1. Add source to sources
2. Refresh sources in Installer
3. Navigate to Tweaks (1.1.4)
4. Install 1.1.4 Summerboard Patch
5. Install Summerboard
6. Uninstall 1.1.4 Summerboard Patch

Reportedly the patch just tells Installer that your firmware version is 1.1.4 instead of 1.1.3 so that Installer will not refuse to install Summerboard. As 1.1.4 is a bugfix release, no known compatibility issues with Summerboard for 1.1.3 are expected.

If you have success or a lackthereof when using this workaround, please post your experiences here.


Summerboard is the only app I would miss with 1.1.4. With this fix, was easily able to install summerboard on Jailbroken 1.1.4 iPhone. Thanks guys! Great job!

Seems to work but it is not perfect. I try to install themes from ModMyiFone (under "Themes (Summerboard)") but it doesnt seem to show up in the theme section of the summerboard program. However, when installing a theme from a different source, such as iSpazio, it shows up and works just fine.

True. I've been playing with it for a while and definetly noticed that many of the themes aren't working. They correctly download, but do not show up in the Themes part of SMBPrefs...

Every time I try to download this source, it always says "invalid source". Why is this happening?

I am a noob to this... how to do I "navigate to iSapazio?"

Stop being lazy.....if you scroll up and read you will know how to add ispazio as a source.

lazy?? The question was not how do I add... I did that. It didn't show up for a while after I did add it so I thought I did something wrong. If only some day I could be as savvy with iphone hacking as you...

i have the same problem

how do i navigate to unlock tools? where do i find it?

I found unlock tools, but I don't see 1.1.4 Summerboard patch. It's not anywhere on the list. Any ideas?

same problem, i found ispazio unlock tools, but none are in there for summerboard.

you wont fin it there.. it's in Tweaks (1.1.4) folder.

You can also use this Summerboard Patch in between other 1.1.3 Apps you want to install on 1.1.4.

If you updated to the new Summerboard you may loose the patch of your list. So look in Spazio's Unlocking tools for the "1,1,4 Compatibility Patch". Use the same method. Install the patch.....Install the 1.1.3 App that says it would not install because its looking for 1.1.3 firmware. With this patch installed will now install. After uninstall the patch.

Thats it. Repeat tis process for other 1.1.3 Apps that would not normally install on 1.1.4.


I upgraded from 1.1.2 jailbreak to 1.1.4 jailbreak via hackintosh method- When I use 1.1.4 Compatibility patch Installer is still exiting abruptly. Does it matter that I never had 1.1.3? and if so, how do I correct that?

Bullshit there is no such fix as "Summerboard Patch" don't waste peoples time with bullshit! Besides Summerboard installs it just doesn't work!

hi, i found this "1.14 compatibillity Patch" but i dont find this "install 1.13 app thats says it would not install because its looking for....."

Could you guide me through this? .. i really wanna have this scarface theme hehe ...

How do I add/var/root/bin to my PATH?

You need to edit /etc/profile and add it to the existing string for $PATH there.

Then logout and log back in. It will be in your $PATH then.

i followed the instructions but th themes stilldo not show up any ideas?

Wow... i spent the last three days trying to have the themes show up on my SummerBoard so i restarted everything jailbreaked it and followed your instructions and BLAM!!! there they were!!! Thank you so much

A lil confusing at first. But with the help of all the comments posted, it worked for me.
Thanks a million!

When i try to add the source, my iPod freezes and I have to do a hard reset. Why is that?

Downloaded iSpazio and got iSpazio Apps, iSpazio Devs, iSpazio Games and iSpazio Laboratory.
Cannot find Unlock Tools in any of them. Neither can I find Summerboard in 1.1.4 Tweaks.
Where am I going wrong?

I now have iSpazio in my sources, but thats it nothing ells. no iSpazio Apps, iSpazio Devs, iSpazio Games and iSpazio Laboratory. so where I'm I going wrong ??

i add the source but when i go to navigate to summerboard patch its not me to find this please :)
this is all you need to do if it installs properly, fixes the problem wih the themes saving to the wrong location,

there were no other advice columns that helped
but this one got it to work =]

I've put in the source and it works but i can't find the isapazio unlock tools anywhere. could some1 plz help me

I installed summerboad separately because I couldn't figure out how to navigate to tools after adding the ispazio source. Any ideas? I just ended up downloading summerboard without it but it lags and drains the battery is that because I didnt follow the directions or is that just how summerboard is?

The link has been changed, you need to go to
So, you need to do the following:
1. Goto Sources, tap on 'Edit' at the top, tap on 'Add'
2. Add
3. Refresh Sources
4. Tap on 'Install', Select 'iSpazio Laboratory' category and install the package...
Enjoy and have fun...

I dont know why anyone did not mention these steps above, it took me some time to figure this out.