Help on changing new Youtube app icon.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Parrothead1337, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Parrothead1337 macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2010

    This YouTube app is so much better then the default one Apple pre-installs, and I want to display it on my home screen, but I can't figure out how to change it's icon. I know it's a bookmark rather then a true app.
  2. ACardAttack macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2010
    just go to safari, go to youtube, it will automatically take you to youtube mobile and add the bookmark to your home screen, it even suggests you to do so
  3. THE dAY macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
    SFV California
    Its a little more difficult now than before 4.0

    Before all you had to do was navigate (SSH) to:

    /var/mobile/library/Webclips/ <-- here you would find all your homescreen web icons in their appropriate folders.

    You would just replace the icon.png with your own.

    Now there is a little more work because the icon reverts back to the original webclip icon. This next part is quoted from someone else

    "Now to prevent your iphone from overwriting and replacing the info.plist/icon.png file with the default file/icon everytime you visit the home page, you need to use some tool to change the permissions on both the webclip directory and the plist file you've just edited and set it to read only. Right-click in winSCP, choose properties and set the directory permissions to (0555) and plist/icon files to (0444) permissions.
    8. You're done. Now reload the SpringBoard. You should have your own custom icon that will take you to the same safari web page everytime!"

    I haven't tried it myself yet...
  4. Parrothead1337 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2010
    This worked great, thanks :D
  5. jdaniel macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Lviv, Ukraine
    "the directory permissions to (0555) and plist/icon files to (0444) permissions."

    So plist to 0555 and icon to 0444 am I right? I tried using cyberduck everything seemed fine but when I launched the icon for the webpage and closed it, it reverted back.

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