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    Default how to set the time to turn off the backlight
    hello there!

    first excuse my english ;-) is there any tool, hack, app, e.g. how to set the time to turn off or dim the backlight. i mean the brightness. i want to set auto-lock to never, but i want that the backlight turns off after a while. the optimum would be if the brightness fades to 5% or so. would be so great if someone could give me an answer. thanx in advance!

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    yes man! that's exactly what i'm searching for. thanx a lot!!

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    Default Where is this?
    Can someone clarify the 'extended preferences' please? Is this a setting wtihin the phone (if so, where) or an app.

    Thanks

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    Application in Cydia

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    Thanks, any way to do this on a non-jailbroken phone?

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    nope...

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    Is there a way to do this through modding a plist file or something? Like if you don't want to install extended prefs?

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    Is there a way to do this through modding a plist file or something? Like if you don't want to install extended prefs?
    Yes. Edit /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist and add this key/value pair to it:

    <key>SBAutoDimTime</key>
    <integer>30</integer>

    replace 30 with the number of seconds before the screen dims. -1 means never.

    Then turn the phone off and on again (restarting SpringBoard doesn't work).

    EDIT: If I'm not mistaken, this might work on a non-jailbroken iPhone, too. Using iPhonebrowser on a Windows computer, you could get access to the file (it would be at Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist).

    Alternatively, install Erica Utilities (from Cydia) and in a terminal issue the command
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    sb -i 30 SBAutoDimTime
    and reboot the phone.
    Last edited by Jim Danner; 05-01-2009 at 06:54 AM.
    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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    Thanks a lot Jim!

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    anyone know a hack to keep backlight on lockscreen on longer i have weather widgets and have to keep pushing home button to read it or my calender plz help

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