Changing the Dock and Wallpaper on the Home Screen Manually

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by donm3ga, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. donm3ga macrumors member

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    #1
    I would like to make my dock transparent or atleast change it with a custom one. I would also like to change my wallpaper on my home screen. I know I can do it through various applications like winterboard. What I was wondering is if there is another way to do that via SSHing into my phone and changing some files?

    The reason being is I want a little customization, but without the "Winterboard Slowdown" effect that people have been complaining about. When I first jailbroke my phone I too noticed the slowdown and I am trying to avoid it all together this time around.

    Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. donm3ga thread starter macrumors member

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    I found where the dock is:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/SBDockBG2.png

    Can I just put a different .png file to override this one and it will work?
     
  3. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    #3
    Good question I've located the file and I'm currenlty wondering the same thing. Anyone?


    EDIT: For anyone wondering. I just SSH'd a dock.png file from another theme and replaced the file "SBDockBG.png" with the dock file that I wanted. Worked great!

    Screenshot for proof! ;) lol
     

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  4. mstier09 macrumors regular

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    changing the dock, as you've seen, is pretty easy. unfortunately changing the wallpaper is a different story. The black background isn't a .png file like most theme elements on the phone so you can't just replace it with another file. The only app i know that can do this at the moment is winterboard but keep on the lookout for BossPaper! It looks awesome and should be coming out pretty soon (hopefully!)

    http://thebigboss.org/2009/07/22/bosspaper-bigboss-upcoming-wallpaper-app/

    check it out here.
     

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