Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.
10-11-2010, 08:03 PM #1Multitasking/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?
10-12-2010, 01:21 PM #2
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?
10-12-2010, 02:13 PM #3
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Thanked 6 Times in 1 Post
You have to navigate to private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/ and delete the file named: com.apple.Springboard.folderSwitcherLinen
Respring - and voila!
10-12-2010, 02:24 PM #4
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.
The Following User Says Thank You to Seranis For This Useful Post:
10-13-2010, 10:03 AM #5
thanks sknyfats, worked perfectly.
10-13-2010, 03:32 PM #6
10-14-2010, 03:24 AM #7
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 03:44 AM. Reason: Found permanent fix
10-14-2010, 07:50 PM #8
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 ?
10-14-2010, 10:28 PM #9
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.
10-14-2010, 11:55 PM #10
The Following User Says Thank You to alfox For This Useful Post:
10-15-2010, 06:02 PM #11
Worked! Thanks for the post!
10-16-2010, 01:14 AM #12
Can someone help me fix what I've done wrong? The folder background worked but when checking the multitasking background it shows up like this now.
I think I copied both FolderSwitcherBG.png and [email protected] as the exact same file. That may be the problem.. Anyone have those 2 files that worked for ya'll that you can send my way?
10-16-2010, 02:31 AM #13
woah dude thats weird
01-25-2011, 02:28 AM #14
The Following User Says Thank You to slarty For This Useful Post:
02-12-2011, 11:41 PM #15
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.