No more lag- No more winterboard. Still found way to customize

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  1. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    So I normally Jailbreak my iphone, install winterboard, a few themes and go about my business with a phone that begins to lag dramatically. Well this time I got sick of it and instead of going the same old route, I looked at alternative ways of customizing a jailbroke iphone 3g and wanted to share my experience as well as newly aquired knowledge. I found a program "Total Commander" available for xp and along with the T-POT plugin, I was able to get all the asthetics I wanted without having to use winterboard. I found icons that were of higher quality than the stock icons and used the program to change them. With the exception of the weather and safari icons, the replacement icons look the same, but if you look carefully you can see textures (grille more prominant in preferences icon, rough texture in grey portion of camera icon). I didn't think it would really make a difference but suprisingly my phone icons now look crisper. Another cool aspect of total commander was the GUI interface that allowed for dragging files to the locations, I no longer needed to ssh into my phone or do anything over wi-fi. Everything was done with USB.

    Macbook pro with bootcamp...booted into xp.
    Installed total commander with t-pot plugin

    Icons can be found at http://mantia.me/iphone/ (Look for Neue Icons)

    The dock can be found at http://www.appledailytimes.com/apps/touchdock2.zip
    It is not a true reflective dock but a static image...still better than nothing (make two copies of it after downloading)

    Dock png files located on iphone at /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/
    Replaced SBDockBG.png and SBDockBG2.png (renamed originals - installed the two copies of new dock)

    Location of directories (for changing icons - just look for icon.png)
    private\var\mobile\applications (for app store applications)
    private\var\stash\applications.qrqstw (for stock applications)

    When you've changed everything, just respring (or reboot)

    My Iphone is now JB with just poof, cydia, and rename installed. No lag. :)
     
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    Again sorry if this has been already covered to death....
     

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  3. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    I like these :) Thanks for sharing!

    Edit: There's something wrong with the reflections on the Dock! :D
     
  4. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Ooooo I always loved the sleek black dock the original ipod touches came with, then they changed them to the iPhones :( I'm definitely changing mine to this :D thanx!
     
  5. branjosef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its a static image so it will have the default icon reflections- but its better than nothing :). If I can find a way to incorporate a true reflective dock, then I will update my post.
     
  6. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    I think if they could do that apple would put it back in the new touch, since you can put any app on the dock , they would have to make it reflective to the anything that gets set there, I wish they would :mad: OSX has it why doesn't our OSX mobile have it?
     
  7. branjosef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I forgot one thing.. if you want to change your carrier to a fake carrier or change the time on the home screen to display a message, you can use caption crunch for mac. Its free. You will have to google it , as I don't have the link handy. This mod will work with both jailbroke and vanilla phones. Just thought I would put that out as well. :D
     
  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Just so you know, you can't change App Store app icons without WinterBoard. Well, technically you can, but they won't launch anymore afterwards.
     
  9. branjosef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not true at all...I've been able to change all of them. What I will say is you can port icons from one app store app to another, but in that specific incident, sometimes the icon will take and other times it wont. When it doesn't take you are left with a black/gray icon instead but the app still works with no issues. With the icons I 've downloaded off the net, i am able to successfully change all app store app icons with those -no problem :)
     
  10. kenkamm macrumors regular

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    Can you change the background to something besides boring black?
     
  11. branjosef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. From what I found the background isn't one JPG file. I found a lot of stuff to customize, but that looks like its black because apple didn't put anything there. For changing the background, I'm afraid you would have to use Winterboard.:D
     
  12. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Give it time... Those apps will start to break. Changing the icons worked for me too for a little while, but I think the iPhone checks the code signature every once in a while and the App will then refuse to launch.
     
  13. branjosef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah...well that could be a possibility. I could see those apps communicating how else would the app store app know they need updates. Good find. I changed a few, I'll have to see how they do. :D Either way, I just posted this more for the stock icons and dock. Those icons look alot crisper and I feel I get a somewhat customized look without the lag of winterboard. :)


    EDIT: Spaz you are correct. For anyone looking to change app store icons, need to use "fix png" ...that will allow for the change of those icons
     
  14. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Fix PNG won't work either. The apps will eventually break if the code sign doesn't work.
     
  15. branjosef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    HA! I am 0-3 it would seem. Well then, I have no idea, but I do appreciate your patience with me. :D All my other stuff seems to be working pretty well. I still have no lag and very little stuff installed (just cydia, poof, and rename). I guess I can be happy about that. I just wish winterboard wouldn't be such a resource hog, it would make life so much easier, but I did enjoy tinkering around with the iphone files.
     
  16. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I'm glad you've been having such good luck. Perhaps I'll jailbreak my backup phone again and see if I can change the icons... I haven't tried since 2.1 or something.
     
  17. branjosef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep... you can change the stock icons no problem but the app icons are a bit trickier. Damn you apple and your infernal app store :D
     
  18. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how anybody can stand the lag.
     
  19. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Your close-minded hating makes me chuckle.

    For the umpteen-millionth time, jailbreaking doesn't cause lag. The apps and mods you install do. Would you please read, write down, comprehend and repeat that back for us?
     
  20. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    Hey mate, I'm just agreeing with the OP.

    Is that OK with you or do I need to check with you each time before I have an opinion?
     
  21. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    No sir. You're free to your opinion. It's just that your opinion gets a little old when you're in every jailbreaking thread spewing rubbish about how it causes lag and it's not worth jailbreaking because of it.

    Just saying.
     
  22. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    The thread is ABOUT lag. Why don't you attack the OP? or do you see that's it's easier to just harass me?
     
  23. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Because you state that jailbreaking causes lag on more than onethread.

    Try running jailbreak without themes, the phone is just as snappy as a nonJB phone.

    IMO When people add all their customizations that is when the lag becomes apparent
     
  24. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Because he's here contributing more than "jailbreaking causes lag. it's stoopid. don't do it.".

    See the difference?
     
  25. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Jailbreaking *is* stupid.
     

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