A key blessing to having a jailbroken device is the freedom to customize it however you wish. Although not every factor of customization is necessarily a "necessity," the ability to do so if one wants is what makes the jailbreak community a vibrant place for creativity and innovation. One such area is a boot-up sound for iOS devices. This may not be an essential package, however this is a great way to customize your device to your own fitting; it adds flavor and a little personal touch to your device(s). Vladislav Korotnev (@vladkorotnev) has made a simple tweak that allows you to customize a start-up sound for your iOS device. The sound plays directly after the SpringBoard finishes loading.
The implementation is rather simple - after installing iStartupSound, you must place a sound file in the following path via SSH for it to work upon boot:
Here are the requirements for the file you place in that folder:
- The file can be in the following formats - .mp3, .wav, or .caf
- But, no matter what the file format, the file must be named startup.wav (/var/mobile/startup.wav is where it will be placed)
And from there, you can add whatever sound you wish - totally up to you.
Vladislav has submitted this package to the ModMyi repository so it should be available soon. Upon release, it will be available on Cydia for free. It is compatible on all iOS devices and firmwares (including all iOS 5 betas).
For the time being, if you wish to give it a shot, download the .deb file directly from his GitHub:
And for the developers out there, iStartupSound is completely open-source. View his GitHub for all the respective information:
iStartupSound - GitHub
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Source(s): Vladislav Korotnev, iStartupSound - GitHub