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Thread: Blank.app for 1.1.3(Second life)
02-26-2008, 09:41 AM #1*works on 2.0*
I've been using this trick for a long time, back when it was part of standalone rSBT and while it remained an unsupported tweak, it kept working with a bit of tweaking with all consequent iPhone FW's.
A few weeks back I tweaked it again for 1.1.3 and now it works as a standalone "app" and it's a bit less of a hack then it ever was before.
For those who don't know what this is, check this link: BlankSpaces - rsbt - Google Code
My main reason for using this app is to be able to have the first homescreen slide empty, so that it showcases the beautiful screen and my wallpaper but it can be used for cool custom themes as well.
Well let's get to it.
This is what it can do once you set it up right.
::The app itself was NOT made by me. I just liked it enough to keep using and tweaking it for my current FW version::
Prior to 1.1.3, one had to set up 12 blank icons on the first page in order to move everything to second and so on. This was done through rSBT/Customize. With the new built in wiggly icon feature, it only takes one now....this makes this whole thing much cleaner and less prone to fudge ups and it's a breeze to remove it.
Download the zip here: RapidShare: Easy Filehosting
-Unpack the zip onto your desktop (you should end up with a folder called Blank113.app)
-Place the folder into your "Applications" folder on your 1.1.3 iPhone using whatever you feel comfortable (SSH, iPhoneBrowser, etc)
Now this is important....RENAME the folder to [SPACEBAR].app
It should end up looking like this " .app" (yes, a BLANK space)
This allows for the app not to have a name/tag on SpringBoard.
-Now set permissions as you would with any other app and restart Springboard.
NOTE: if you see a question mark icon on your Springboard, you haven't set permissions right
Once Springboard restarts, you should see absolutely nothing new since the icon is invisible.
Locate the last app on your Springboard and press and hold the space after that app, where you would expect the next icon to appear. Things should start jiggling now (magic, eh)
If you wish to have a nice blank first screen, move the invisible icon to top left of the first screen and proceed to move everything else to the next screens (leave the blank/invisible icon on the first)
Well there is always this.
The one "bug" which is not a bug at all is the fact that if you by mistake press the button as to launch it, it will open for a few seconds and crash back to Springboard. Well, sometimes it doesn't crash so it takes a restart.
One way to get around this is to actually replace the icon of one of your apps (Contacts seems like a good choice) with the icon for this app and rename it to " .app"
This way, once you launch it, it will open a working app instead of a loop.
As I never launch it by mistake, I never had a reason to do this.
Well there it is, enjoy.
Full credit goes to the original creator of rSBT as well as blank.app add-on.
I guess no one has a need for this tweak but freaks like m :P
Last edited by Emir S.; 08-06-2008 at 01:16 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
02-26-2008, 10:15 AM #2
Thanks! I'm gonna give it a try2006 Honda CBR600RR
02-26-2008, 10:36 AM #3
You know, with 1.1.3 you can just move the icons to the second/third screens. Everytime you install something new, it'll show up on page 1, but you can just move it again.Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
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02-26-2008, 10:49 AM #4
02-26-2008, 03:55 PM #5
works great! thanks
Lucy Pinder is soo hot
Last edited by ep3hatch03; 02-26-2008 at 07:25 PM.2006 Honda CBR600RR
02-26-2008, 04:12 PM #6
good looking GF congrats!
02-26-2008, 09:01 PM #7
Hey Emir, would you mind posting or PMing me your wallpaper? I know thats a little off topic, but it looks sweet!"The glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall."
02-26-2008, 09:07 PM #8
03-24-2008, 05:28 AM #9
Yah that's a dope APP! I'll try it
but i have 1.1.4 firmware would it still work?
03-24-2008, 07:36 AM #10
03-24-2008, 09:07 AM #11
I made a similar app, its a simple place holder with a blank icon.
For an auto install just add this to your sources: http://dezign999.com/repo
Sorry I don't mean to thread jack, just giving people an option who don't know how to manually install apps.
03-24-2008, 09:16 AM #12
Somehow the [SPACEBAR].app thing is not giving me a BLANK
03-24-2008, 10:54 AM #13
03-24-2008, 11:31 AM #14
Fixed! either way when i typed spacebar or hit the space bar it ended up doing the same!
03-24-2008, 12:26 PM #15
And what is it it did?
If you got the questionmark icon, you didn't set permissions right. You have to set the folder as well as all subfolders and files inside of it to 0755.
03-24-2008, 12:45 PM #16
03-25-2008, 02:45 AM #17
Last edited by heath_rox; 03-25-2008 at 03:28 AM."Its better to be a pirate than join the navy"Steve Jobs
04-22-2008, 11:36 AM #18
i'm gonna try this but just to make sure, it should entered this way, right?
where there is a space right before .app. is that right?
04-22-2008, 11:55 AM #19
What do you guys use to get the wallpaper on your homescreen? Also, OP, where did you get those icons?
04-22-2008, 12:02 PM #20