Custom carrier image and slide to open text

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  1. ToCsIcK macrumors newbie

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    You can have your own PNG as your carrier and your own text where it should say "slide to open" see here

    To change the carrier update:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FSO_CARRIER_IPOD.png
    for the image on the home screen

    and

    /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/Default_CARRIER_IPOD.png
    for the image when you are in an application

    EDIT: the carrier png should be 20px high for it to look any good :)


    To change the "slide to open" text download this file:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/62428859/SpringBoard.strings.html

    and search for "slide to open" replace it with up to 15 characters. Once that is done simply put it to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/English.lproj/SpringBoard.strings

    EDIT: while your in the file look for other strings such as "Sync in Progress" or "slide to cancel"


    Have Fun!
     
  2. ryan.go.habs macrumors regular

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    Sweet! Thanks!

    Will post results in a bit.
     
  3. modafroman macrumors member

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    [​IMG]

    :D

    Will probably only make sense if you have watched diggnation

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    :D

    Heh.
     
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  5. adamman41 macrumors regular

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    dont really understand how to do it from reading this but if iactually go into sftp and do it will it make more sense? is it easy?
     
  6. ToCsIcK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes use sftp to connect to the ipod, then navigate to the file in question and replace it with a new one.
     
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  8. krateein macrumors newbie

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    Nice, What theme is that you are using? the icons look nice
     
  9. ken987 macrumors member

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    Hi,
    Im on a vista machine. How do I edit a .strings file. Sorry for the newb question.

    I guess my question would be ...what application do I need to open this.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
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  11. LavaWitch macrumors newbie

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    How are you opening the .png files? None of them will open in Photoshop. I get a "can't parse file" error.
     
  12. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    they are locked, you have to do a process to unlocked them if you are on a mac, however, on a windows, just replace it. rename it and then replace it
     
  13. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    question, does the background have to be black for that image, or is it just a png with a transparent background?

    thanks !
     
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  16. tomsabin macrumors newbie

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    No, just open the SpringBoard.string in text edit, then use +F to find "slide.." etc

    The other two (.pngs) you edit in any image editing program, Photoshop for example.
     
  17. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    transparent works... mine is green and it looks sweat

    ill post pictures soon
     
  18. LavaWitch macrumors newbie

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    I am on a mac. How do I unlock them? None of them show up as being locked in their file properties.

    Thanks.
     
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  21. lunarlie macrumors member

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    yea i'd like to know how to unlock them too :D
     
  22. tony Ramirez macrumors member

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    help!!

    i need help no idea how to do this
    any1 offering to help me??

    thanx in advance
     
  23. lunarlie macrumors member

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    the images or the strings edit?
     
  24. tony Ramirez macrumors member

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    actually...
    do u have to open up the png image in photoshop (i have CS3)
    and then save it back into the ipod
     
  25. lunarlie macrumors member

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    you open the strings file in a text editor and search for the words you want to change like slide to cancel, slide to unlock, slide to power off, etc.
     

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