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11-26-2007, 05:07 PM #1Easily change the background picture of your iPhone
Through out this tutorial I will show you how to easily change the background picture of your iPhone without using terminal or any other complicated methods.
First of all you must have installer, appsnapp, apptapp or whatever you want to call it installed on your iphone, also you will be needing Cyberduck so you need to have Openssh installed on your iPhone which you can download through Installer and Adobe Photoshop.
You must install Summerboard which is located under System.
After you have installed Summerboard we will leave your iPhone apart and open Cyberduck.
Click "Open Connection"
Protocol: Change to SSH
Server will be your iPhone's iP address
Password:alpine or dottie depending on your firmware.
When you Have Succesfully Connected
You have to go to var/root/library/Summerboard/Themes
In here you will find all of your Summerboard themes which you have downloaded and that are already modded and ready to use. so we will create a new one based on another one.
So in My case I wanted to create a Car theme so IN that directory you must create a new folder called however you want your theme to be called in my case Cars.
So next we will copy the files in the theme called Summerboard to Our desktop.
There should Be three files
Now you will find the picture that you want and scale it to 320x480 pixels
next you will save it as Wallpaper.png on your desktop And overwrite the existing one. in my case I chose a car.
Next you will drag
And your edited Wallpaper.png inside your theme in my case the cars folder.
Once the files are updated, You should open summerboard from your iphone, click themes, select your theme, restart your iPhone and you should be all set with your New Personalized Background Image.
You can do This how many times you want but be careful when editing the dock because its transparency should not be changed!
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11-26-2007, 11:12 PM #2
I just go into /settings/wallpaper and change it there...takes 2 seconds :-p
11-27-2007, 11:46 AM #3
But by doing that you change the wallpaper of your iphone. not the homescreen background. my tutorial is about changing the homescreen background. maybe you got confused because the file is called Wallpaper.png but it has nothing to do
11-28-2007, 04:11 PM #4
Thanks for the write-up but this is pretty much kindergarten stuff now.
11-28-2007, 08:27 PM #5
11-29-2007, 01:40 AM #6
Can you change background image without installing SummerBoard? I do not want to install that, it seems to beak many iPhones...
11-29-2007, 10:38 AM #7
Yes, but with some methods that are much more complicated which require Terminal skills, check the "GUIDES" on the top of the page
11-29-2007, 12:21 PM #8
In Summerboard if you turn theme wallpaper off and turn wallpaper on under advanced any picture you set as your wallpaper will also show on your homescreen. A much easier way of doing it which only required syncing the wanted photos with itunes and installing Summerboard.
12-05-2007, 07:43 PM #9
i know this question has prolly been answered somewhere, but cant find it. how do u make the slider wallpaper different from the homescreen wallpaper?
12-05-2007, 08:10 PM #10
Nice little tutorial...Although changing the wallpaper like westgate stated is prolly the easiest fool proof method. nietsoj I have never had any problems with SB on three different iPhones. I would classify it as a must have app!
12-18-2007, 07:55 PM #11
wall paper preferences? or do you meantheslide icon... because if that is what you mean you can use an app called costumize which you can get from installer.
03-25-2008, 07:44 PM #12
04-01-2008, 06:24 PM #13
well i did everything you say, but it still does not pop up in summerboard themes....i made a directory in the themes. Then put the 3 files, with my picture resized and renamed Wallpaper.png then copied the files into my directory in themes...still nothing, any ideas?
12-29-2008, 03:40 PM #14
hi pascualcm... please help me .. where can i download cyberdock..?? in my pc or iphone.. hepl me...
04-30-2010, 09:16 AM #15
I have the Pretty in Pink theme and did not like the background in black. My husband changed the background where the icons are, but when the pages are changing (for instance when you click on messages) it still goes back to the black screen as it is transferring. Does anybody know how to also change that? I used the pink explosion for my new background. Also, I would like to get rid of the gray dock to either nothing or something in pink. Any help would be greatly appreciated!