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Thread: GPRS icons to replace blanks
11-27-2007, 11:58 AM #1GPRS icons to replace blanks
just updated to 1.1.2 and noticed the well-documented "blank" square icons for GPRS which i think is ugly.
so i made 2 new "G" versions to replace them which resemble the original blue-background and white-background "E" icons for EDGE.
the only variations in the 2 versions are that one has a rounder G and the other has a squarish G. you choose which one suits you.
in the zip file "gprs_icons.zip" you will find the 2 versions in separate folders named "rounded" and "squarish". in each folder, there are 2 .png files named:
these should replace their counterparts in /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app
once uploaded, restart your phone.
Last edited by air2fakie; 11-29-2007 at 10:46 AM. Reason: added inline image of icon
11-27-2007, 12:05 PM #2
11-27-2007, 12:25 PM #3
when roaming in countries where there are no EDGE networks, the iPhone defaults to GPRS (if available, of course). since 1.1.2, when this happens, the "E" EDGE icon on the taskbar – the one next to the carrier name – changes to a blank square signifying that you're not using EDGE anymore.
the icons i made replace this blank square to a G (for GRPS).
if you never roam in non-EDGE networks, then you probably won't need this mod.
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11-27-2007, 12:29 PM #4
11-28-2007, 04:14 PM #5
^Now that's something I would enjoy!
11-29-2007, 12:18 AM #6
11-29-2007, 01:04 AM #7
I followed your guide and I don't see the G icon...I deleted the two E files and installed the G files but I don't see it and also E icon has dissappeared...I didn't know how to "replace" them so I deleted and installed the new ones.Can u pls advise??I have 1.0.2
Last edited by ikostas; 11-29-2007 at 01:04 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
11-29-2007, 02:13 AM #8
yikes! i think the blank square appears only on 1.1.2! (can anyone confirm that?) so i would advise against using this mod if on 1.0.2.
to restore your e icons, ikostas, you can download the original springboard.app poetic_folly has up in the downloads section.
if you delete the .app extension on the file, it will turn into a folder and you can access the original e icons there: Default_EDGE_ON.png and FSO_EDGE_ON.png.
Last edited by air2fakie; 11-29-2007 at 02:17 AM. Reason: spelling
11-29-2007, 02:27 AM #9
thanks for your answer but I don't want to put back the E icon,I just want to know how to put the G icon...now I don't have any icon on my springboard.
I just looked again at sprinboard.app and there are the two GPRS files,but why they don't show up on my sprinboard??
Last edited by ikostas; 11-29-2007 at 02:40 AM.
11-29-2007, 03:16 AM #10
i think what is happening in your situation is that in 1.0.2 (i'm speculating here since i'm not on 1.0.2), the iphone does not distinguish between an EDGE connection or a GPRS connection. so the only icon 1.0.2 uses is the E, whether you are on EDGE or GPRS.
if you don't want the E icon (since maybe your network is only GRPS), then my suggestion to you is to use the G icons i made but simply change the respective names:
Default_GPRS_ON.png > Default_EDGE_ON.png
FSO_GPRS_ON.png > FSO_EDGE_ON.png
that way, whether you're on EDGE or GPRS, the icon that will show up on your iphone is a G instead of an E.
hope this helps.
Last edited by air2fakie; 11-29-2007 at 04:00 AM. Reason: edited last sentence for clarity
11-29-2007, 03:33 AM #11
11-29-2007, 03:57 AM #12
(again, this is only if you are on 1.0.2 and 1.1.1, since 1.1.2 DOES distinguish between EDGE or GPRS.)
i think this is what you are looking for, am i right?
11-29-2007, 11:20 AM #13
On 1.0.2 the iPhone does not have another icon when roaming outside of the Edge network. You most likely deleted the Edge files considering there are no GPRS files in 1.0.2. You need to reupload thee EDGE files to savvy the Edge logo on your homescreen again.
12-19-2007, 07:33 AM #14
thanks!! i was looking for this!!
01-26-2008, 11:51 AM #15Perfect
that's exactly what i was looking for, thank you!!
02-11-2008, 05:46 AM #16
02-11-2008, 06:25 AM #17
03-12-2008, 06:10 PM #18Make Both Edge and GPRS Icon work
Hey Just wonderin if you could possibly develop a method so that both edge and GPRS Icons work so that if your on a school trip or vacation and want to know if you are on GPRS or edge you can. it would be much more useful if u did that cuz, I live in toronto and sometimes get edge and sometimes GPRS it just depends on where I am in the city so ya I would GREATLY appreciate if you made both work!!!
03-14-2008, 08:55 AM #19
hobo man, this is exactly what the procedure does. you dont replace "FSO_EDGE_ON.png" and "Default_EDGE_ON.png" but "Default_GPRS_ON.png" and "FSO_GPRS_ON.png". you can see the difference between EDGE and GPRS (from 1.1.3 on afair) but instead of the boring blue square representing GPRS reception you do have a nice G thanks to guy named after a halfpipe trick, hehe.
thanks for this air2fakie, i was searching for the original "FSO_GPRS_ON.png" to customize it, only to find out you already did that for us.