Get your 4.0 Signal Bars Back on 4.0.1+ [Looking for iPhone 4 testers]

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  1. thelatinist, Jul 19, 2010
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    thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Update 01/29/2012: 4.0 Signal Bars Version 2.2 is now available in the ModMyI repository in Cydia. It should work on all iPhone Models and all iOS versions 4.0.1+.

    Annoyed with the changes to the signal bars Apple introduced in iOS 4.0.1 and anticipating that other people might be as well, I decided to create a Cydia package to return the signal bars to the form they had from iOS 1.0-4.0. I had hoped to be able to make a direct replacement of the signal bar images and avoid Winterboard all together, but Apple has gotten clever with its images, hiding most of the .png images used on the iPhone in a single compressed file called shared.artwork. Unfortunately, the only way around this was to use Winterboard.

    So I present to you 4.0 Signal Bars, a tiny theme for Winterboard whose sole function is to fix Apple's lame attempt to make you feel better about your crappy AT&T signal by lengthening your signal bars. Currently, of course, only iPhone 3G users can have a jailbroken 4.0.1, but the package will only grow in usefulness with time.

    NB: 4.0 Signal Bars does not revert the formula for signal bar calculation. I don't see any reason to do that, since the new signal bar formula is much better and more honest. All this does is revert a cosmetic change Apple made to make us feel better about our crappy one- or two-bar service by distorting the length of the bars.
     
  2. thelatinist thread starter macrumors 603

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    I am told that people with the iPhone 4 cannot install 4.0 Signal Bars yet. I don't think this is a problem with the theme, but is simply due to the fact that Winterboard has not yet been updated to work with the iPhone 4. Once the Winterboard is updated, 4.0 Signal Bars should, as far as I know, be compatible.
     
  3. Zoom7000 macrumors newbie

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    Hey thelatinist, I've just updated to 4.0.1 and jailbroken with JailbreakMe. I've tried installing 4.0 Signal Bars, but it won't install because it gives a dependency error:

    Code:
    Depends iPhone Firmware <= 4.0
    Yet, I am definitely running 4.0.1 (8A306) iPhone 3GS 32Gb.

    Any ideas?
     
  4. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Winterboard does indeed work with iPhone 4.
    Just needs a hell of a lot more work a a PS action script on themes.
    Ill try to link u a thread:
    http://macthemes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16805018
    Thats just an example of how theming has become more difficult, bnut possible for iPhone 4.
     
  5. THCue macrumors newbie

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    Do you really need bars lol how about just make it like the old IE did with a swirling globe bars are so overrated as long as I can make a call I never look at this anyways maybe that's just me.:D
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 603

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    doesn't install here either, warnings at cydia (new 3gs, 4.0.1). ah, well...
    am getting used to seeing 2 small bars (damn u, nyc!)...
     
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  9. thelatinist thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm still waiting on ModMyI. They're the ones who messed it up. Sorry about this problem.
     
  10. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    You mean my iP4 isn't really jailbroken? There's a fake cydia on the home screen? All of these tweaks I've installed are just figments of my imagination?



    Seriously, read around here for 2 seconds. Pathetic.
     
  11. thelatinist thread starter macrumors 603

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    Perhaps you should read...the date that post was made. On July 19 it was indeed impossible to jailbreak the iPhone 4. But thanks for calling me pathetic. It really warmed my heart. The sarcasm was nice, too.
     
  12. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    add me to this list
     
  13. thelatinist thread starter macrumors 603

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    I keep contacting them, but they still haven't updated the package. I'm sorry, guys, I have no control over this!
     
  14. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Haha, glad you know what the hell you're talking about. Coincidentally, 2 seconds is about all it takes to see the date on forum posts. :rolleyes:
     
  15. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    Isn't there some way we can manually install the theme (ssh) / upload the package on megaupload.
     
  16. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Since you changed these thelatanist, I was wondering if you could tell mw ehere they are located for iPhone 4 so i can try to make my own custom ones and SSH em on.

    Ps, tempusfugit, thelatanist is pro :p
     
  17. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Nice work Latin. If I need to update to 4.0.1 ill install this.
     
  18. thelatinist thread starter macrumors 603

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    The problem is that the icons are no longer accessible, but have been moved as of 4.0 into a massive encrypted image cache file. This speeds loading, but makes it impossible to manually replace the images. The only way it can be done is with a Winterboard theme. But see below...

    Here's the theme in zip archive. Install Winterboard and then copy the entire 4.0 Signal Bars.theme folder into /var/stash/Themes. Respring and turn it on in Winterboard settings.
     

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  19. GooMan macrumors regular

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    I like the new bars better than the old ones, both the images and the method of calculation.
     
  20. thelatinist thread starter macrumors 603

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    Then don't install 4.0 Signal Bars. Nobody's making you.
     
  21. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    Lmao, after using 4.0.1 for a few days and getting the 4.0 bars back, I can really appreciate why Apple changed them. I guarantee a good number of people actually feel better about the 4.0.1 bars because they are taller but i still like the more symmetrical look of the 4.0 bars better.
     
  22. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Notice he's not man enough to post back and make an apology.
    Just what we need here on MacRumors, another person with zero reading skills and childish behavior. :rolleyes:
     
  23. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    Hey latinist. Jw: Since it's a winterboard theme, can't you just post the folder here for users to SSH into their library/themes folder?
     
  24. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    See post #19.....

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