My last step... rearranging my icons!!! help

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  1. dragonguy83 macrumors member

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    hey guys, im almost done hacking this thing. all i need is to rearrange my icons some. i have heard something about summerboard but that is all i know. please help me finish. thanks guys
     
  2. nirvana06 macrumors regular

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    this is something i want to do too...is there a 3rd party application that does that?
     
  3. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Bump... also how do you flick through your summerboard rather than go to the next page? And how do you change your icons.
     
  4. jepaz macrumors regular

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    Rearranging the icons...it's somewhere in this forum, just search it. :)

    Get SummerBoard here.
     
  5. bliks macrumors member

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    summerboard doesnt let you rearrange. to do that you need the customize app... which doesnt work on the touch....(yet!)
     
  6. jepaz macrumors regular

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    There is SummerBoard 1.1.1 available now at the link I provided, working for both iPhone & touch. About rearranging the apps under SummerBoard...that I don't know yet.
     
  7. nirvana06 macrumors regular

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    This is like top secret , nobody wants to tell. :mad:
     
  8. TEKDUDE27 macrumors newbie

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    ya i no it is so hard to get help these days.
     
  9. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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    Here's how you rearrange the apps:

    1. Download a plist editor if you dont have one, http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17002/pref-setter

    Pref-setter is freeware and works great.

    2. Use Cyberduck to download the N45AP.plist via SSH. Its in the System->Library->SpringBoard.app directory

    3. Make a backup of said plist file just incase

    4. Go through your Applications directory, and in the app bundle should be an info.plist. Find the CFBundleIdentifier in it using pref setter and note it down somewhere exactly as shown.

    5. Once you have your list complete open the N45AP.plist in pref setter and under displayOrder->iconList add the necessary Item # dictionaries, then add a key under each item number using the names you got from the info.plist's, just follow the preexisting items to see what you need to do.

    6. Upload, restart and enjoy the new icon order...I know I did!
     
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  14. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Anyone know how to put fewer than 12 or 16 apps on the front page? I'd like to have 6 or so on the front page, then the rest on page 2.

    I'm about to start hacking at that plist file, but I'm open to suggestions.


    Thanks. :)
     
  15. parrotheadmjb macrumors 6502

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    i dont know how to get 6, but to get 9 after installing summerboard select skip last row
     
  16. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    yeah, i got that part down. i wanna do something slightly different, though.

    i'm tinkering with the plist file now.
     
  17. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    I don't understand step 5, can you please describe it in more detail?
     
  18. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Did you get that to work? I only have 2 extra apps installed, but I want to put all my settings Apps on the second page...
     
  19. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    No, I ultimately gave up. :(
     
  20. jcs1088 macrumors regular

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    when i rearranged my icons i noticed that the add event option in my cal was gone. so i uninstalled it and reinstalled it off of installer.app and it arranged my icons back to default. anyone know a way to fix it
     
  21. DocVT macrumors member

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    1. Use Cyberduck to go to: system/library/coreservices/springboard.app

    2. Download this file: N45AP.plist (make a backup copy of this file, just in case). My plist did not include all the apps that I had installed, but I went ahead with the following steps

    3. Use TextWrangler to edit this file (choose to view all files). You will see code like this that you can copy and paste into your desired order:

    code:
    <dict>
    <key>displayIdentifier</key>
    <string>com.google.code.apolloim</string>
    </dict>

    4. (I got the following from another post) To get the full identifier name, open the info.plist file which can be found inside each application's .app file. In the plist file, you'll find an entry called "CFBundleIdentifier", copy the string identifier and place it in your N45AP.plist file. Here are some:

    Apollo: com.google.code.apolloim
    Books: com.zacharybrewstergeisz.books
    Colloquy: com.googlecode.mcolloquy
    Finder: com.googlecode.MobileFinder
    Installer: com.nullriver.iphone.Installer
    iSplit: com.kroo.iSplit
    Sketches: com.latenitesoft.Sketches
    Stocks: com.apple.stocks
    Terminal: com.googlecode.mobileterminal.Terminal
    Weather: com.apple.weather

    5. See my enclosed N45AP file - copy and pasted desired code into your plist

    6. Save the modified file as: N45AP.plist

    7. Copy into the Springboard folder - drag and drop using Cyberduck
     

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