Manually removing files from iPhone and iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by HongKongPhooey, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. HongKongPhooey macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2009
    Hi everyone. I've been a long time fan of MR and enjoy reading the reviews, rants, and opinions here but never had the need to post until now. I need your help!

    I recently jailbroke my iPhone 4 (4.01) and purchased the Iconharvester app. I like it because it contains about 288+ different themes "hypothetically" for your system apps and automatically creates icons for (almost all) your other apps currently on your iDevice. Not all of the themes listed in the app are accessible though. I say "hypothetically" because sometimes I get an "Error" or the selected theme takes me to a link that no longer exists to download the theme after trying to Install the theme. Another downside is that most of the themes are not optimized for the iPhone 4's Retina display and will look slightly fuzzy, but looks fine on my iPod Touch 3G.

    My main issue I've had so far is that when I thought I installed a theme, it actually downloaded .rar and zip files of a theme. These files made their home inside Winterboard. I've tried to use DiskAid and iFile, but neither "see" these files so I can't delete them.

    Can anyone please tell me how to find and remove these files? The ones I'm trying to remove right now are: I-Kid By kidaubis.rar, No Name.rar,, Circapod V8.rar,, and

    Thanks in advance!
  2. jeruk01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2010
    u can use iDisk to explore files in ur iphone
  3. ZuperBlahq macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2010
    Cydia apps are stored in /private/var/stash/applications but winterboard themes are down the file path /private/var/stash/themes. iFile should work fine. Otherwise download openSSH on your idevice and winSCP on your computer. You'll be able to unzip the folders and send them back to winterboard (/private/var/stash/themes).
  4. HongKongPhooey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2009
    Hey guys/gals, thanks for the reply and recommendations. I tried openSSH and winSCP and it displays the same stuff as iFile and DiskAid and I still can't find the .rar and .zip files even though they are still showing up in Winterboard on my iDevices. I'll have to give MobileMe a try as a last resort. If that doesn't work I guess I'll have to live with these files where they are and just put them at the bottom of my Winterboard list because I don't want to restore my iPhone or iPod. Thanks again.
  5. mdis macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2010
    Have a look in the /var/mobile/Library/SummerBoard/Themes folder.
  6. HongKongPhooey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2009
    I found them!

    Thank you very much! You're awesome!

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