Repairing Theme Folder Permissions

Due to various reasons, the permissions of your themes folder may get misassigned which prevents IconHarvester from installing and customizing themes. The following instructions show how to reset those permissions back to their correct settings.


First, you will need a tool that can change folder permissions. We’ll be using iFile, but an SFTP client or SSH will also work.


  1. Install iFile from Cydia if you don’t already have it.
  2. Launch iFile and browse to the /var/mobile/Library/SummerBoard folder.
  3. Tap the blue arrow next to Themes.
  4. Scroll down and set the Owner and Group to mobile.
  5. Set the Access Permissions to:
    • User: Read, Write, Execute
    • Group: Read, Execute
    • World: Read, Execute
  6. Tap Done.