Iphone file structure

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jackryan57, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. jackryan57 macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    Does anyone know of a site that lists the location of the more commonly used files on the iphone. I want to SSH into my phone and start swapping out different things but I don't know where to find them. Things like the slide to lock wallpaper, the springboard wallpaper, the different sounds, mail etc.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    Second one down.

    If you need even more than that, try this:

    Happy Tinkering!
  3. jackryan57 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    Those two links didn't help - thanks for trying though. I know how to use winterboard. The first link only had the file structure for the icons on the springboard. I am looking for a more in depth list of the entire file structure - like where to fins the individual sounds for all the iphone events and where the wallpapers are for the lock screen vs. the springboard page.

    Thanks for the smart aleck google page too ;)
  4. siorai macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    You'll have to get used to that. Many kids tend to think they're being so witty and cutting by posting a ****** link. In all reality, they probably have no clue whatsoever in regards to the question posted, but just want to increase their post count.

    But on to your question. I have a link for you... Kidding. :p I have no link or any specific info on the structure, but what I did was to download themes that had bits I liked. Then I found out the filenames for the specific parts and the googled those filenames. I have yet to find an extensive listing of the file structure, but when I had themed my phone entirely by replacing the system files themselves instead of using a theme in Winterboard, that's what I did. I also just spent some time poking around in Cyberduck (my FTP proggy of choice) and found out where many of the files belonged that way.

    In the end though, I went back to using a theme of my own collection of bits in Winterboard. It just makes it so much easier to switch themes later on.
  5. jackryan57 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    Thanks for the reply. I finally get it - I did exactly what you did. I found the theme folder /private/var/stash/Themes and plucked different icons from each sub folder and put them into one theme.

    I have always had a windows mobile device and this is my first iphone - I was able to hack the winmo devices and theme them, and now that I just figured out how to do it on my iphone, I feel like my eyes have been opened.

    Anyways thanks for your help.

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