"Retro" Apple Signal Bar?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Che Castro, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
  2. Xai macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2007
    you SSH it in if you dont want to use Winterboard....I forget where exactly the signal bars are though...if i find out ill update this for you
  3. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    thanks Xai im very new at this

    is SSH the same as the app in cydia called OpenSSH is that what I need?
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Yes, OpenSSH has to be loaded on iPhone thru Cydia

    Then you need app on computer to "see" the files on iPhone.

    Mac---> I use Cyberduck

    There is a couple of PC apps for this also.
  5. Xai macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2007

    Well if you are new to this, I would wait before doing modifications like specially if youre on 3.0 because if you mess up any core utilities you are screwed...unless youre around a computer that has an internet connection.....or Redsn0w
  6. rspy macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    1. Install OpenSSH and Winterboard from Cydia

    2. Install either:
    Cyberduck - free, but needs OpenSSH
    or Transmit - almost same as Cyberduck, but it's shareware and needs OpenSSH as well
    or Phoneview - doesn't require OpenSSH, works like file browser i.e. Finder, you can copy sms/notes/music/contacts/pics/files etc to and from iPhone, but it's shareware
    I use Transmit and Phoneview, just personal preference...

    3. Enable Wi-Fi on your phone and note the ip address of your phone, either manually keep your phone from going to sleep or use KeepAwake toggle in SBSettings

    4. Start SFTP session (port 22) , use your phone's ip address to connect to, user: root
    pass: alpine

    5. Navigate to var/stash/Themes.*****
    Theme folder usually has random letters/numbers after word "Themes."

    6. Drag and drop folder "Retro Apple Signal Bars" into Themes.***** folder
    Now just select Retro Apple Signal Bars in Winterboard..After you exit Winterboard by pressing Home button on your phone, it will respring and show new signal bars...

    P.S. If you're new to the whole process, it might be easier to just install Phoneview, enable advanced mode in Phoneview's prefs, navigate to to Themes folder and drag-n-drop Retro Signal Bars into it...
  7. StarmanDXE macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2009
    Blech. No need for all of that!

    Just go get iPhoneBrowser (after having jailbroken your phone, of course) and drop the files in [root]/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app :cool:
  8. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    You are all a bunch of newbies. use ssh like a real man, through Terminal.app or PutTy if you insist on running Windows.

    Though I do kind of find it funny everyone going through the technical process of jailbreaking their phones, but not understanding ssh or how to do things on command line when getting in there.

    then again, I'm a Linux sys admin. I'm biased. Use what you like, it doesn't hurt me either way. :)
  9. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    but jailbreakin was so easy, and this SSH seems like its hard at least on paper it does
  10. mstier09 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    Attempt at your own risk...

    You can change these relatively simply if your familiar with SSH and the iPhone system... but this may not be for newbs so attempt at your own risk and please back up originals if you're unsure...

    The signal bar is a group of 6 .png files, and there actually are two sets, one for the springboard and lock screen that are usually white, and one that is used running applications that are normally blue. The springboard set is delineated by "FSO" and the application set by "Default". You will know what I mean when you see them...

    To find them SSH into your phone and follow this path: /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app
    This is where you will find many of the .png images that winterboard themes usually change. From here look around, stuff should seem familiar ex. battery images, battery percentages (if in 3GS), even the boot logo (but I'm not positive about that) etc... anyway, what your looking for are the afformentioned two sets of 6 .png files that are Default_(#)_Bars.png or FSO_(#)_Bars.png where the # is for each number of bars the thing shows.
    If you have found these, this would be the time to back them up onto your PC, just in case.

    Now you need to have replacement .png files (Modmyi.com has many collection to download) which you simply rename to match the corresponding signal bar. Remember FSO is Lockscreen/Springboard, and Default is the in-app set! Once you've renamed your custom signal bar sets, just replace them within the Springboard.app folder, and respring or restart your phone and they should be there.

    Again, use at your own risk, I replaced mine last night on a purplera1n jailbroken 3GS so it can be done in lieu of Winterboard.

    Let me know if this helps, or if there are questions, Good Luck!
  11. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    let me rephrase my question

    I want to use this retro signal bars without having winternoard install on my phone

    I found winterboard slows my phone up a bit

    So I dont want to use winterboard

    is there a way to use this without winterboard?
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    He answered your question, you have to use SSH to drop the mods in to overwrite the original system files if you don't want to use WB.

    Hint: 2 Posts above this post.
  13. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    thats to much man :(
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Use PhoneView (Mac) or iPhoneBrowser (PC) and drop the files in the springboard app.
  15. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    is there a way i can use this as my battery indicator instead of signal bar?

    since I have the battery percentage,it would look much better using the retro apple instead of the green battery icon

    is this possible?
    and how


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