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02-20-2008, 01:27 PM #21permanent fix for smb theme issue
here's what the problem is with smb in 113...
all themes (atleast all of my fav ones ) get downloaded in the folder /var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes and the program looks up the folder /var/mobile/Library/SummerBoard/Themes for themes.
therefore, all newly downloaded themes dont show up in the list...leading to the cumbersome method of moving the themes from root to mobile after every download
a simple fix to the above problem is (every step is followed by the code to perform that function)
1. make sure when you start there no new themes (only the default ones)
2. remove the themes directory in the root folder
rm -rf /var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes
ln -s /var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes /var/mobile/Library/SummerBoard/Themes
you can enter these commands from the terminal after sshing into your phone. for mac: terminal can be used, for windows ive head winputty or something like that is great... i personally would suggest to download the termvt-100 app and do is straight on the phone, saves you a little bit of effort
p.s. i claim no responsibility should anything happen to your iphone (though id sure like to know how u managed that )
update: this is exactly what the smb theme fix by bigboss does. but i also read that all the themes have been updated with the correct paths... i wonder why the issue still persists...?
Last edited by rohank; 02-20-2008 at 01:41 PM.
02-25-2008, 08:43 PM #22
it is still not working. i did every thing but my themes are not showing up! help
Jail break 1.1.3 and SMB 3.1
02-25-2008, 09:21 PM #23
hey i tried changing the permissions to 755 and that seemed to work fine
well at least the backgrounds of the themes showed up but idk if they had custom icons to begin with...
if you want to know how to change the permissions, this is how (for a PC):
go to WinSCP
find the file
highlight it and press F9 (preferences)
check the boxes under W
check the top box under R
check the boxes under X
then give it a try...
(edit) ok i just figured out how to make the icons work too. you have to go into each theme individually, go into the icons folder, select all of the files and change their permissions to 755
kind of a pain if you have alot of themes like i do
hope this helps...
Last edited by DisownedPenny; 02-25-2008 at 09:25 PM.
02-25-2008, 09:45 PM #24Resolution ;)
To resolve the issue, change #3 in Rohan's post to:
ln -s /var/mobile/Library/SummerBoard/Themes /var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes
Last edited by mtraballo0321; 02-25-2008 at 09:49 PM.
02-26-2008, 06:07 AM #25Smb Themes Fix by Big Boss
Hey guys, I see in my Installer that there is a 1.1.3 Themes Fix claiming to create the link from /var/root to /var/mobile for summerboard themes. Is this safe to install on my phone? I've been getting the same problem as a lot of people...some themes work while other don't. Also, if I do install this, do I need to uninstall the themes that don't work and then reinstall?
02-26-2008, 06:17 AM #26
02-29-2008, 06:10 AM #27
Is there anyone else that can confirm using the 1.1.3 Themes Fix from Installer is okay? I don't want anything gettting screwed up on my phone. Thanks.
02-29-2008, 09:35 AM #28
there is also a summerboard theme permission fix on installer