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07-28-2009, 03:33 AM #1
[LIST] Language Packages to Delete on 3.0 :: Increased Performance
PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND USE SOME DISCRETION AS THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW ISSUES REPORTED WITH THE LIST. MAKE SURE YOU ARE DELETING THE CORRECT FILES EACH TIME TO AVOID THESE PROBLEMS. IT SHOULD STILL BE RELATIVELY SAFE TO DELETE AT LEAST THE FOLDERS FROM /Applications.
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE AN INCREASE IN MEMORY, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU UNDO ANY LOCKSCREEN THEMING AS THIS DOES SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASE AVAILABLE MEMORY.
Okay, so until Stealth gets his app done and polished for doing this automatically, I think it would be nice to have a comprehensive list of all the language packs (.lproj files) that can be deleted to increase the performance of firmware 3.0 instead of having them scattered about.
Deleting the language packs unnecessary for you in these directories will help increase performance on your device and free up that precious memory.
To delete, simply go through each of these files and get rid of every unnecessary .lproj file (using shift+click is a great method for speed). For English-speaking users, keep only the ones label English.lproj unless otherwise stated.
As members find more or other things are discovered, I can edit them into this list. Please post if anything here isn't working or if something needs to be changed.
Credit goes to everyone who has completed this so far and who has come up with new things for this list; mainly everyone in this thread. Especially PSYCH0TIC ONE, Mes, and peteo for their helpful and informative posts. Also, most importantly the credit for the idea and original method/thread goes to StallionM5. Thanks a lot man!
I have tested with all of these removed at once on my 2G phone and performance is certainly increased, however as my phone may be different than your own proceed at your own risk. Thanks to all that have helped again and I hope this helps some of you who were struggling like myself at figuring out what could and couldn't be deleted.
Here's what we have so far:
-Foundation.framework (keep en.lproj)
Also, peteo has provided us with a script that he has used and seems to work.
All credit for this goes to peteo:
Originally Posted by peteo
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07-28-2009, 06:15 AM #2
Thank you for the info and really organized check list it helps a lot
HEY all credits go to real mods like whom you mentioned But not even a credit for the original starter of the thread ? and actually the original Idea of it ? that hurts
We will all be happy for an app to have this done automatically
Happy modding and have a nice day
07-28-2009, 07:09 AM #3
Just been through all of these deleting them all except English.lproj and uk.lproj (apart from the odd en.lproj)
Now my phone won't boot!
Black screen then apple logo for a while then black screen again.
Oh well, I guess I screwed up somewhereHe who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
07-28-2009, 07:10 AM #4
Good idea Stallion, and I agree totally with you. But your name will always appear at the top of that thread Buddy.
Now somehow I've removed something that I shouldn't have done and now my iPhone won't kick out of the reboot cycle! Doh! :-)
Time for a Restore I guess. Hey Ho!
07-28-2009, 07:13 AM #5
Thanks for the list. this is great.
07-28-2009, 07:14 AM #6
You & me both Confucious! Maybe "uk" stood for Ukrainian? Or maybe we just got a bit over enthusiastic with the deleting? I was almost at the end too!
07-28-2009, 07:17 AM #7
I was just about to say the same iGuy. It wouldn't matter if we left Ukrainian if that's what uk stands for so I guess we both got a bit enthusiastic!
I didn't think I had but I got to the end and now reboot loop.Can't SSH in so I guess it's a restore
Oh well, ne'er mind eh?
It's all good fun
Hmm.. Phone is there in iTunes - if I can get in to it I might be OK...
Last edited by confucious; 07-28-2009 at 07:22 AM.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
07-28-2009, 07:31 AM #8
I just put mine into DFU and (hopefully) it's restoring back to 3.0
Now how do I JB/UL? Maybe I'll start a new thread.....
07-28-2009, 07:34 AM #9
I tried moving the watchdog bundle but it's not worked. Restore here I come.
RedSn0w then UltraSn0w - simple.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
07-28-2009, 07:45 AM #10
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I did the delete to all the applications yesterday with no problems, then did the list above today. I too am unable to boot. Beware - there's a deletion above that may be terminal...
07-28-2009, 07:49 AM #11
Maybe if we let the Americans sort out how to rid the iPhone of anything but English we'll be all right? You know, like they did in WWII and beyond? Perhaps? "Special Relationship" counts doesn't it? (unless your name is "Gordon Brown", then I don't think even the wonderful Obama will be putting up with us for much longer!)
07-28-2009, 08:06 AM #12
Personally I'd stay out of the system files and just do applications until you have a clear understanding of what you are doing.
07-28-2009, 08:11 AM #13
All "Restored" & now Sync'ing again.
I think I have lost a VERY important text about "meeting for coffee" though. Damn, I've got some explaining to do if I don't turn up! And it would have been good too.
07-28-2009, 08:33 AM #14
Last edited by confucious; 07-28-2009 at 08:33 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
07-28-2009, 08:39 AM #15
Yeah but I was on a "promise"!
I guess she better get over it - iPhone needed my help.
Last edited by iGuy; 07-28-2009 at 08:42 AM.
07-28-2009, 08:43 AM #16
You could have got your texts off before you restored - but I guess it's a bit late for that now.
Can't you contact her any other way?
07-28-2009, 08:59 AM #17
I think I got the last text about "meeting for coffee" about 2 seconds before I deleted the wrong thing. Story of my life I guess!
Oh well, at least my iPhone's up & running again, that's the main thing.
07-28-2009, 09:02 AM #18
Even when my phone wasn't booting I could still get in with iphonebrowser so could have copied texts off.
But you've got your iPhone
07-28-2009, 09:08 AM #19
You guys should use my script. Its allot faster than hand moving the files, backs them up to 1 tar file in once place. Run it in the root of the directory and it does all the sub directories
The directories I have run it one are:
Give it a try!
the post is here:
07-28-2009, 09:10 AM #20
And I've got OSX rather than Windows 9.
But then you've probably got at least a coffee whereas I think I might have missed out. Hmmm!