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App Duplication! For any reason you want to duplicate any application on your ipod there are two methods to this. first, the dirty already known method 1. find the app...
02-22-2010, 08:21 PM #1[Guide] Duplicate Applications (advanced)
For any reason you want to duplicate any application on your ipod there are two methods to this.
first, the dirty already known method
1. find the app you want to copy, and copy it. any name will do
2. look in your new app's folder, open up the info.plist
look for the following
then look for
this method essentially makes a new game or whatever app, not very useful if you are looking for a "shortcup" type of thing as the progress and info in one app isnt saved for the other, which is what themers would look for.
also the above method hasnt worked for me on any of the default apps or apps in the /Applications/ folder, mainly just games
however it is possible to make a "shortcut app", where everything is saved no matter how many duplicates for each app, we have the technology.
i will be doing this with cydia
1. get this: iPhone Folders
2. open up your ipod with it (look in 'my computer') and go to the /Applications/ folder
3. make a new folder called Cydia2
4. in that folder right click -> new -> new link
then browse to /Applications/Cydia.app then do english.lproj as i did
be sure to not symlink the info.plist
5. now, you can do this for all the files if u want, but i only did all the folder directories and anything else thats not a .png
6. all the pngs in cydia.app that i didnt symlink i simply copied over, as they probably wont ever change
7. now copy the info.plist into the the cydia2 directory and do the first steps in this post with the changing of the identifier and name
very important ^^^
these are the two directorys on my ipod, you can see how mostly everything in cydia2 is symlinked to the first cydia, practically making them one, but with two different springboard shortcuts
i just did this and i have two cydias now on my ipod
to make more copies, much easier the second time
1. copy the cydia2 directory, rename it
2. make new CFBundleIdentifier and CFBundleName keys in the info.plist
note: the apps in var/stash.something have a unique directory i believe, so i wouldnt publicly distribute symlinked apps from there with ur own personal directory, idk theyrs probly a way around it IDK. the above method should still work on personal level
let me know if u try this ur results, i only did this once with cydia just now so yeh
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OK, i followed the steps, not that to follow, but could be clearer. at first i made the duplicate for weather.app but didnt know if it had to be named weather2.app so i fiddled with the names but no good results appeared. idk why i cant see the app. what am i doing wrong and btw is there a clock.app cause i would like to replicate that one too.
I got it to show in the springboard but when I open it, it just closes instantly. Why is this??
Last edited by ExileTEAM; 04-02-2010 at 02:38 PM.
04-11-2010, 06:48 PM #10
06-09-2010, 03:15 AM #11Works great!
Just did it for the calendar and it worked perfectly.
I used SFTP and SSH to do it, but the overall instructions were the same.
Thanks a lot!
06-09-2010, 05:36 PM #12
09-13-2010, 06:47 PM #13
Real quick question.. Successfully duped the weather app using first method, but the second app whenever I respring reverts back to default city location..
How can I fix this? Tried adding my city into default location.plist and couldn't get it to work
09-13-2010, 07:11 PM #14
09-14-2010, 06:11 PM #15
by default plist do you mean defaultlocations.plist or info.plist.
I deleted my duplicate app and created a new one via a symbolic link like stated. Everything is linked to the original weather app EXCEPT info.plist which i went in and changed to weather01.
The app shows up on springboard, opens and functions correctly, yet still loads with default locations that are not the ones saved in the original weather.app. If i try to save my own locations, after a respring it is back at default locations.
What the hell am i doing wrong? Is the saved data saved somewhere else?
09-15-2010, 06:26 AM #16
Uhmm I have no clue I have never tried to copy weather, just keep playing around with different things u will figure it out. Normally I would say google is ur friend but something like this I guess ur gonna hafta figure it out
10-20-2010, 04:51 PM #17
Just wondering if anyone has tried this on 4.0 or 4.1 iphone 4? I need to duplicate a free game app. (account purposes and annoying sibling)
12-30-2010, 10:46 AM #18
01-02-2011, 02:43 AM #19Cant find iphone folder anymore
Can you direct me how to find iphone folder in cydia? its not appearing Thanks
01-02-2011, 07:24 AM #20
Its a windows program, if u want to just do it on the ipod u can use iFile