How to change the background on iOS 5 notification screen

By : Mario Dabek posted on January 30, 2012

iOS5 Notification Centre “Background” Tweak

Hi Guys,

Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to change your notification background on ios5?….. (Yes, that banner that drops from your status bar)
Well, if you are one of the fortunate ones that are running a Jailbroken device running ios5, then you’re in luck!
Custom NC Background is a simple tweak that you can download from Cydia For Free!!!  It lets you install any picture into your notification bar, so when you slide it down, you will see the picture you have chosen!
See below for a couple of examples:

So……I’m guessing you want to know how to get this setup on your device?

Here are the steps you need to take:

Step 1: Open Cydia, and search for “Custom NC Background”
Step 2: Tap Install & Your device will respring automatically.
Step 3: Once your device has resprung, head over to settings, scroll down until you see “CustomNCBackground” <- yes all one word it should be
Step 4: Tap to open and it should look like this:

Step 5: As you can see, you have 2 options “Enable or Fill screen” also you have “Pick Image or Take Photo”

Basically, it’s pretty straight forward in what it’s asking you! So if you want to have picture already on your device as your notification background, click “pick image” or if you want to take a photo click “Take Photo”

Step 6: Once you have chosen what picture you want, slide “ENABLE” to ON and that’s it!!! Now when you go back to your home screen and slide your notification bar down, you will see the picture you have chosen!

I’ve tested this tweak out on the following devices and have had no conflict issues what so ever;
iPod, iPhone & iPad – All running 5.0.1

I can’t recommend this tweak highly enough, not only that its FREE, but it give’s your Device it own unique customization touch!!
So what are you waiting for…..?? Get over to the Cydia store and get it now!!
Massive thanks to @cjori for this superb tweak!


About this Author
Mario Dabek
Mario Dabek is a technology journalist residing in Ontario, Canada. Covering everything from the latest Apple & Jailbreak news, to writing step by step jailbreak tutorials. Some key contributions include the world famous "Jailbreak Chart" as well as the "100 Reasons to Jailbreak" Video.