[TUTORIAL + VIDEO] JailBreak Cloaking!

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by markymarkdotcom, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. markymarkdotcom macrumors newbie


    Dec 20, 2007
    Just something I came up with!

    Video of Result: LINKED HERE

    Guide to cloaking third party apps:

    1) Install Customize and Categories (sleepers.net/iphonerepo) from the installer.

    2) Remove all prior skinning and modding to your iPod's appearance regarding the Springboard, Dock, Status Bar, Safari, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, Setting, Music, Videos, Photos and iTunes.

    3) In Categories, create a category called "More" and choose any icon (it doesnt matter which you use)

    4) Tap on the "More" category and then tap on "Add" at the top right.

    5) Tap on every app discluding the native apps (Safari, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, Setting, Music, Videos, Photos and iTunes)

    As they are added to the "More" list they will disappear off of the choice list.


    6) Tap "Done: twice in the upper left and then the home button to return to the springboard. From here, Launch Customize.

    7) Within customize, set your dock back to 4 icons, and hide all apps except for the native ones AND "More.app" (This is why it is very important to have customize inside of the More.app category as later you may want to use it again to unhide icons!)

    NOTE: The original order for the native apps when you first buy an iPod Touch are as follows:

    Springboard: Safari -> YouTube -> Calendar -> Contacts -> Clock -> Calculator -> Settings -> (PUT More.app HERE)

    Dock: Music -> Videos -> Photos -> iTunes

    8) Your Springboard should now appear normal aside from the "More" app sitting in the usually empty space. Here is how to hide it entirely:

    SSH into your iPod and drop the "icon.png" from the zip I have attached into the directory "private/var/root/Library/Categories/More.app" (THIS WILL INVISIFY THE ICON YOU CHOSE FOR IT EARLIER!)

    SSH into the iPod's Application folder (The one in the parent directory "/") and rename "More.app" to " .app" (THERE IS A SPACE BEFORE .app SO IN OTHERWORDS REPLACE "More" WITH " ")

    9) Reboot your iPod and go play with it in public nerdy places and when some jackass tries to tell you you should jailbreak it, whip out your hidden apps and show his ass up!

    Attached Files:

  2. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    eh, not sure why anyone would want to hide all of the customization...
  3. markymarkdotcom thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 20, 2007
    To make the iPod appear stock.

    What is there not to understand?

    Most modded iPods look like someone took a dump on them. So I'd rather leave mine the way it looked when I got it out of the box and enjoy my third party apps when I need them.

    Its like when people mod their cars but leave the exterior 'as is' or 'stock'

    At least ten people I know have done this and thanked me kindly for the tutorial. If you don't like it don't do it.
  4. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    I'm with you on this, I dont see the point in hiding the apps I have a custom theme going on which looks nice and managed to get custom icons for each app why would I want to hide them after going to all that trouble lol
  5. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    I see the point but just wouldnt want to. I wanna see all the work ive done on my touch! Anyway, thanks for posting the tutorial for everyone.
  6. Slip macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2007
    Wiltshire, England
    Yeah to be fair in the eyes of the different beholders there is either a lot to improve or like yourself, stock is king. For me I feel that many of the icons can be improved and plus its pretty nice to show standard Touch owners your creation ;)
    Closely followed by 'How did you do that?'...
  7. touchkid macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2007
    Much easier way of doing it: go to intaller and install 'dock', hide all of your 3rd party applications. and the little sunburst at the corner of the screen can easily be hidden

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