need help with iphone explorer

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by i hate phones, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    so far i've just been using ifile to do mild tweaks here and there, but i'm interested in being able to use my desktop, so i downloaded iphone explorer, connected my iphone and could see my files. i'm on a pc.

    i'm new at this so i'm hoping i'm just overlooking something, but i'm having issues with .png files. they don't show in the preview box in iphone explorer, if i open them with a different program like windows picture viewer or whatever its called i just get a blank white screen and in photoshop cs2 i get this error msg "could not complete your request because the file-format module cannot parse the file"

    what do i need to do??

    thanks
     
  2. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    The png's on the iPhone are encoded slightly differently for optimization reasons. Have a look here for how to change them a viewable format.
     
  3. celticpride678

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    iPhone PNG files are in an encrypted format. Google how to view them on a computer.

    You can download iFile on your iPhone and it will show the PNG's perfectly fine.
     
  4. i hate phones thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks... do you need to do anything special before putting your own/modified .png files on the iphone?
     
  5. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, the phone will read them fine.
     
  6. i hate phones thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm slowly trying to explore the world of theming, creating or at least modifying already created ones... not sure what the best tools/programs to use are. i've been usuaing ifile on my phone and its fine with pngs but i want to modify or create new ones.
     
  7. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Well that stuff is outside the scope of this forum, perhaps you should look on the modmyi or macthemes forums where a lot of theming talk goes on.
     
  8. i hate phones thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    will do, thanks for your help :)
     

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