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Thread: [How To] Custom Email Check Interval on 2.0

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    Default [How To] Custom Email Check Interval on 2.0
    SSH, via USB or Wifi, is used to do the following tutorial:
    1. in /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences find com.apple.persistentconnection.plist . Save this to your desktop.
    2. Convert it from binary to XML with any converter. This one works for me
    3.This is what it should contain: (It will be different depending if you have push or your current interval. If you have it set for 15 minutes, it will say 900. Change the string PCDefaultPollInterval to the time you want it to check. This is in seconds. (for 15 minutes, its 900 because: 900/60=15)
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    	<key>PCAutoFetch-NonPushMailAccount</key>
    	<true/>
    	<key>PCDefaultPollInterval</key>
    	<integer>180</integer>
    	<key>PCEnablePush</key>
    	<false/>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    4. Back up your original com.apple.persistentconnection.plist by adding .bak or whatever you choose to the file name.
    5. Put your modified one in its place.
    6. Set permissions to 0755 and respring (respring may not be necessary, but thats what I did)

    it does check sooner than 15 minutes now. I sent a few test emails at random times and they all put a number by the mail icon. They were less than 4 minutes apart.

    oh, and I nor anyone at iptfs assumes any responsibility to any damage this may cause to your iphone or ipod touch. (although it won't)

    EDIT: Tested with stopwatch. 100% working. I havent gone into the fetch new data area in settings, because i don't want to manually change it again, but it looks different from the settings app. It used to say 15 Minutes, but it is blank now.

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    bplist00\PCEnablePush_"PCAutoFetch-PushCapableMailAccount_PCAutoFetch-NonPushMailAccount_PCDefaultPollInterval  Cd|}~


    This is all mine says in that folder... any ideas???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC1233 View Post
    bplist00PCEnablePush_"PCAutoFetch-PushCapableMailAccount_PCAutoFetch-NonPushMailAccount_PCDefaultPollInterval  Cd|}~


    This is all mine says in that folder... any ideas???
    Yes: do step 2.

    You can also do that with a Windows program, pledit (search the forum for a link).

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    unfortunately the link will not open up for me to convert it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC1233 View Post
    unfortunately the link will not open up for me to convert it....
    Try the one in my signature.
    Windows tool to edit .plist, .strings and .nib files: pledit.
    Or use a website that will convert the binary form to a readable format.
    On iPhone you can convert those files in a terminal with plutil (installed with Erica Utilities from Cydia), or edit them with iFile (from Cydia).

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    The website worked!! I converted it and it worked perfectly!! Thank You!!! You dont know how long I was waiting to change this setting for my job.. my wifes blackberry gets it instantly, and I had to wait 15 min!! Good job guys, and keep up the good work!!!

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    Worked perfect awesome find guys and thanks for sharing i really needed this

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    I'm glad this still works. I made this thread 5 months ago... I am amazed it came back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouch1234 View Post
    I'm glad this still works. I made this thread 5 months ago... I am amazed it came back!
    got any other tools that would read the plist file? the website mentioned is not responding at this moment... (tried pledit - displaying garbage.)

    AH!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Danner View Post
    Try the one in my signature.
    THANKS. Seems i was using the wrong pledit.
    Tested on Iphone 3.1.2 OK!
    Last edited by 0okami.digital; 11-19-2009 at 08:15 PM.
    ~0okami

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