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I couldn't help but notice the file names in this Telephony framework folder. If this is true themeing for iPhone and iTouch could come to a screeching halt. This pic
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    Default FW 3.2 Kills iPhone Themes


    I couldn't help but notice the file names in this Telephony framework folder. If this is true themeing for iPhone and iTouch could come to a screeching halt.
    This pic is from Video Chat coming in future iPhones/iPads? | 9 to 5 Mac article on the voice chat icons found in the 3.2 firmware SDK.

    Can anyone confirm this as true? I really hope I'm wrong.

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    Keep me updated on this one

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    Excuse my ignorance, but why should those icons kill themes?
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

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    Only thing I see jacked up is the dates in the file name. Are those dynamic dates or something? I don't see how having a date in the file name hurts anything. Unless the date stamp changes dynamically.

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    I'm assuming that by dating the icons Apple is going to be able to stop themeing.

    Winterboard replaces the .png files Springboard is asking for with the .png files from the theme folder.

    Lets say you theme your lockscreen and want to unlock by touching not using the slider, so you change bottombarknobgray.png. From the looks of it FW 3.2 will generate bottombarknobgray_Fri12_1223345_2010.png from a master source and put a date and hash stamp on it. This will render Winterboard obsolete since it doesn't have the correct file name.

    They will only need to do this for the most used png files and any theme will look like ****. No more Icons, lockscreens, dial pads, etc.

    I just hope that is not the case.

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    Themeing should be stock dammit. I would pay for themes through the Appstore if it were allowed.

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    Wouldnt be that hard to for winterboard to check the file names and change them as needed. Not to mention if you swap out the images then the software changing the names will just change the names of the themed files

    Guess they could be hash checking them, but that seems like a lot of extra work unless it just happens on boot, at witch point you could have winterboard swap them back to stock before they are checked and then change them back to themed before spring board pops up.

    Or even more likely, date used is the one during an update/restore... at which point winterboard would look for filename_[REGEX DATE].png, swap the files and done.
    Last edited by iPhone3G[S]; 03-16-2010 at 04:13 PM.

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    You bastads!! You killed my themes!!!

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    Steve stop being a punk byatch

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    No themes...no iPhone. I guess I am going to have to see what happens and if this is true then I am not updating.

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