How To: Easily Make All Icons Retina! Super Easy

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Benji222, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    From this blog I read:
    http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/2010/11/27/optimize-app-icons-retina-display/

    Basically batch converts and makes retinas or something

    You download mobile terminal(make sure its for iOS4!) and iretiner from cydia

    Then u just open mobile terminal with your defaults:
    sn:su
    pw:alpine/custom

    type in:
    iretiner
    1
    y
    y(to respring), n(to not respring)

    All non retina icons will now be retina.
    Worked for like 20 of miens and did a freaking great job.
     
  2. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    Great find i just used this and it works really well so far.
     
  3. milamber macrumors regular

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    Wow yeah that worked really well. Good tip! Thanks
     
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    Just curious (because modmyi repo is shutdown right now), what exactly is this doing behind the scenes?
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It basically uses the iTunes app artwork. That's how it's adding all that detail. Just shows you how lazy some devs are not to update their app icons at least!

    And yes, this thing is brilliant. Kudos to the dev.
     
  8. milamber macrumors regular

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    This is great because, although it shouldn't as it is such a non-issue in the greater scheme of things, it bothered me to see non retina icons for the apps I use the most often.
     
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  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Me either when I first read about it. Then I found out what it was actually doing and it was one of those, "why didn't I think of that" moments.
     
  11. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    This is great! I know how to do this manually but didn't really feel like bothering. Since this is quick and easy way I gave it a try and it works well. All icons on my phone are now worthy of the retina display. :)
     
  12. Benji222 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think it just uses the original art but makes a copy and puts it @2x
     
  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    No, it's using a higher res copy (ala iTunes) otherwise it would still look like a blurry mess. It's really apparent on Tony Hawks icon. In the low res version his face is a pink blob but on the iRetiner version you can make out his eyes, mouth, nose, etc.
     
  14. bw1128 macrumors 6502a

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    does this work on non-retina cydia apps like iphonevidz?
     
  15. Chone macrumors 65816

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    probably not since cydia appas dont have itunes artwork
     
  16. gage006 macrumors regular

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    My god, this thing is awesome. That's some major laziness on the developers part if it can be done as easily as this.
     

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