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Thread: Multitasking/Folder Background iOS 4.1

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    Default Multitasking/Folder Background iOS 4.1
    So I just upgraded to 4.1 and and jailbroke but when I tried to change the background for the folders/multitasking bar, it wouldn't change like it would in 4.0, is there any way to get around this?

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    I have the same problem, I can't find whats the name of the image, before 4.1 it was located in com.apple.springboard under the name of FolderSwitcherBG, anybody know where is located in OS 4.1?

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    You have to navigate to private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/ and delete the file named: com.apple.Springboard.folderSwitcherLinen

    Respring - and voila!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sknyfats View Post
    You have to navigate to private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/ and delete the file named: com.apple.Springboard.folderSwitcherLinen

    Respring - and voila!
    I go to that directory but I can't find the one you post, com.apple.springboard.folderswitcherlinen is not there.

    When I click on a folder icon, the background is the default image from apple, and when I click the double-home button for multitasking is the default image.

    I can change the folder icon with the name of FolderIconBG.png under com.apple.springboard.

    I think that the background image of the folders/multitasking has been moved by apple to another place.

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    thanks sknyfats, worked perfectly.

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    this fix doesn't work for me... at least with iFile... going to try to SSH and then respring see if that works

    nope, doesn't work for me

    EDIT: thanks to another forum member, the image name has changed to FolderSwitcherBG.png regardless of device (dropped the @2x from end for retina display) THEN u delete the cached file listed above
    Last edited by PSYC0TIC ONE; 10-14-2010 at 04:44 AM. Reason: Found permanent fix

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    hey guys when i delete the com.apple.Springboard.folderSwitcherLinen file it will appear back as soon as i respring the phone... what can i do help plz ?

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    It's supposed to be recreated as soon as you delete it. It's just that new version should be a cached version of the new icon and not the old one.

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    please read this post and follow it....

    4.1 fix's

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    Worked! Thanks for the post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cman7482 View Post
    I have exactly the same problem and all I did was to install a theme and delete the linen file. Does anyone have a solution for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slarty View Post
    I have exactly the same problem and all I did was to install a theme and delete the linen file. Does anyone have a solution for this?
    This is what I posted in another thread if you haven't figured it out already...

    I ended up fixing my issue.. It helps when you mod the right file.. Here is what fixed my multitasking bar being out of whack along with the color of the background: I started by deleting the FolderSwitcherBG@2x > replaced the FolderSwitcherBG > Deleted the cache > Respring. I think by me accidentally overwriting the FolderSwitcherBG@2x the first time is what cause my multitasking bar to go out of whack. Now the backgrounds are black instead of gray which is cool. Another board member on here said they would hook me up with a theme I can SSH into my phone that will give it the transparent look for those 2 backgrounds. We will see, hopefully it will work.

    Thanks

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