iFile ???

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Gix1k, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Gix1k macrumors 68030

    Gix1k

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    I am trying to rename some icons within my theme I am using. I installed iFile to do this. I get to the file, tap it, it shows the image. Swipe it, I can delete it. tap the blue arrow beside it, app crashes. How on Earth do you edit the file name?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    iFile is smart enough not to let you delete the icons.

    You cannot rename icons, this will cause the apps and perhaps the phone to crash.

    You can substitute an icon.png for another icon.png as long as they are named the same, but renaming anything or deleting anything off an iPhone is risky as you don't sound like you know what you are doing.

    What is gonna happen is your phone is gonna end up in the endless reboot cycle. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Here is what I am trying to do. I installed a new app and the icon does not match my theme. Within my theme there is an icon I'd like to use as the icon of the newly installed app. Usually I SSH into the phone and rename the icon and done. I thought this is what iFile would allow me to do.
    I just closed the app and will wait until I get home and SSH in and do what I want. Thanks
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Copy icon you want to rename. Then paste it into the same directory. You will get a dialogue saying there is already a file with the same name, do you want to overwrite or rename. Rename icon. If you want, you can then delete the original icon. It does seem a bit retarded you can't directly rename a file, though.
     
  5. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    iFile works fine for me... I'd try reinstalling iFile or renaming using MobileTerminal. You can delete a required image or rename images just fine in iFile, I've done it many times while springboard is running because it loads them into the memory and they can be altered and will only update when respringing.

    Anyways, to rename via mobileterminal using command line do this

    Code:
    mv oldname.png newname.png
    And done. But to summarize, iFile should be doing exactly what you want it to and may need to be reinstalled. Or if you just installed it, reboot/respring.
     
  6. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What a joke. I just did this...got just what you said. When I tapped rename. It renamed the icon to "Aim(1).png". The original is there too named "Aim.png". Now I can not edit the name of the new icon.
     
  7. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Yea... I told you that it wasn't the fact that the image was in use or anything. There is an issue with your iFile. Reinstall it, reboot, or do it via MobileTerminal

    I HAVE directly renamed files many times. I don't use Winterboard so It's very common for me. I paste the new image into the folder where I want to replace, it gets renamed to icon (2).png or whatever, I name the first one icon.png.bak then I rename the new image icon.png. That's all.
     
  8. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, where and what is the option to rename? You mind explaining the process? I dont even see a rename option. I just reinstalled it. Now it opens to the last place I was. It was not doing that before. Odd.


    Edit: Just rebooted
     
  9. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Yea, sure. You rename by clicking that blue arrow. You said it was crashing though. You were on the right track the app was just messed up for you.

    Once you're viewing the rest of the file settings you just touch the name and change it.
     
  10. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, as soon as I touch that blue arrow it crashes back to the springboard. In fact, the springboard just crashed to safe mode...ARGH!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

    Any I underline in red crashes the app when I tap.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Yea, try to reinstall iFile. What OS version are you using and on what device?

    If I where you I'd install MobileTerminal to handle it for now.
     
  12. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have a 3GS using 3.1....I just removed the app all together. It pissed me off. Does MobileTerminal require wifi? I dont have that right now where I am.
     
  13. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    MobileTerminal is just an app to get command line from the phone itself.

    No computer needed.

    The only annoying thing is you'll probably want to know what folder has AIM in it first.
     

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