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    Question Change icon.png files for apps downloaded from App Store and they stopped working!
    Hello everyone,

    I recently edit my theme with different themes. I decided to keep one theme which did not provide icons for the 4 apps I had downloaded from the Apple's App Store. So i went ahead and created my own icons and placed them in their respective folders:

    /private/var/mobile/Applications/$name of the app$

    I did a Fast Respring when done and after the phone came back up my theme was complete and all "4" apps worked using the new icons; however, this is what i found out. The next time i went to the App Store to d/l a game, i noticed that after exiting the store i was no longer able to load the 4 apps as I started to get the following msg when attempting to access them

    "The application "At Bat" cannot be opened"

    So i went ahead and placed the original icon.png files back into their locations, rebooted the phones and all 4 apps started to work again...

    So basically I'm trying to find out if we can or cannot change the icons to apps downloaded from App store and if so is there a work around for this not to keep on happening if someone decides to enter the app store again?

    Thank you and hope i didnt bored you with this long post LOL

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    Default changing app store icon
    if you want to change any appstore and still have a working app follow this guide.

    1. you will need the new app winterboard (install from Cydia)
    Once you install winterboard you will have this path: Library/Themes (there will be 1 default theme, but you can add your own)

    to add your own theme add a folder to the theme folder.

    this is what you want to see: Library/Themes/(theme name)

    then add a folder called Bundles : Library/Themes/(theme name)/Bundles

    now you have to get the path for the app you want to change.
    goto this path: var/mobile/Applications

    appstore apps are listed by a bunch of letters & Numbers
    Example: EEF94467-0812-4AA6-B245-31673A25F6D1 ( this belongs to Jirbo Avatar app)
    then you will open the folder with the apps name and download the apps Info.plist to your computer and open it with any text editor.

    you then want to look for something like this (com.jirbo.JirboAvatar)
    you will use this to make a folder with the same name

    EX: Library/Themes/(theme name)/Bundles/com.jirbo.JirboAvatar

    now once this done any icon placed in the folder will replace the default one and if you want to change back just delete the folder.

    winterboard is a permanet replacement for summboard and you can do so much more then summerboard could.

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    opusandbill;

    thank you for sharing this with me but my Info.plist for neither one of the apps contain that information so i dont know what to name the folders once i create the folders in under the /theme/$theme-name$/

    This is an example/path from one of the apps which i'm trying to replace the icon for:

    /private/var/mobile/Applications/D8860DAC-578A-4CF7-8136-2F1B180BC78F/MLB.app/Info.plist

    I opened the .plist file (same with the other apps) and didnt find anything startng with .com or with the word avatar on them

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    if you send me the plist I will find what you need.

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    I didnt know where to send you the file to so im pasting the actual txt inside the info.plist file for the app store app called Shazam

    bplist00ß

     !"#_CFBundleVersion_CFBundleIdentifier_CFB undleIconFile_CFBundleShortVersionString_CFBun dleExecutable_CFBundleURLTypesYDTSDKName_UISta tusBarStyle_CFBundleDevelopmentRegion^DTPlatform Name_CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion_CFBundleRes ourceSpecification_CFBundleDisplayName_CFBundl eSignature_CFBundlePackageType\CFBundleNameQ9_ com.shazam.ShazamXicon.pngS1.0VShazam¡Ò_CFB undleURLName_CFBundleURLSchemes¡XshazamidZ(SDK_ NAME)_UIStatusBarStyleOpaqueBlackRenXiphoneosS6. 0_ResourceRules.plistT????TAPPL  + = R e ‚ — ª ´ Ç ã ò2H\r•ž¢©«°Â×Ùâí 16  $ ;

    actually i think i just noticed it as i was pasting it here LOL but i'll let you confirm it for me

    would i have to create a folder with this?

    com.shazam.ShazamXicon.pngS1.0VShazam¡

    Thanks again for taking the time to help me!

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    try using this: com.shazam.Shazam

    here is a screenshot of theme folder:

    Last edited by opusandbill; 08-07-2008 at 06:34 PM.

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    I went back to the one plist file for LockBox and there's not text... all simbols... i'm guessing is a font that i dont have.

    Sweet!

    I got to work 2 of them (MLB at bat and Shazam)

    The folders needed to be (in case someone else needs to know)

    - Shazam= com.shazam.Shazam (like you said)
    - MLB App= com.mlb.AtBat

    I cant do LockBox cause i cant see what's inside the Info.plist file but i guess i can hide the icon and just load it thru AppFlow

    Thank you Opusandbill!
    Last edited by williamjv; 08-07-2008 at 06:42 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    since the app was free I download it.

    try this: com.yourcompany.LockBox
    Last edited by opusandbill; 08-07-2008 at 06:52 PM.

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    name the icon *.png * for the actual name of the icon...
    here's the steps.
    1)jailbreak and install cydia
    2)with cydia install winterboard
    3)install iphonebrowser (or the sort, i just find it easier to use iphone browser)
    4)plug in your iPhone and start iphone browswer
    5)in iphonebrowswer navigate to private/var/stash/themes.itulx2 (noticed this was the main one and will override the next location)
    6)or navigate here private/var/mobile/library/summerboard/themes (secondary location)
    6)create a new folder and create a folder inside that one named "icons"
    7)rename whatever icon your trying to replace to the name of the icon your trying to replace (LOL, you get what i mean)
    8)drop it in the icons folder
    9)start winterboard and select the theme you just created
    10)respring or reboot

    Notice i changed my app store icon, box office, and aurora feint

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    the way I wrote in my first post came directly from Saurik himself.

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    BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There it is!!! That was it OpusanBill.

    How did you find out? was it maybe a font that i didnt have that was making my txt editor display weird characters?

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    opusandbill please help me!

    i've looked through the plist's, and am lost.
    i've taken the com. whatever's.. and they aren't working.
    although the 1 that has worked was net.mundue.JawBreaker.

    please take a look at what i've done and tell me what is wrong!?

    rob

    http://tinyurl.com/55drtn

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    Figured it out-
    ok looking at the plists, it turns out that the application is looking for a file named icon.png.
    so the key is when looking at plists to make sure that the icon label is linked correctly...
    Last edited by robjrussell; 08-08-2008 at 07:38 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    sometimes the name is just icon.png but sometimes it is different (see photo)

    Last edited by opusandbill; 08-09-2008 at 05:22 AM.

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    The icon you put in your themes folder must be named exactly what the original is in the app store apps file.
    Dirty as I wanna be!

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    any suggestions for netnewswire? i cant find a com-string in the info.plist and com.newsgator.netnewswire won't work

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    I got that problem with the app that download from App Store too, but after using Winterboard everythings is fine. Just put the icon that you create (same name as the App name) on to /Library/Theme/*Theme Name*/Icon and it should work fine.

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    It didn't work for me at the beginning but then I found out, that the folder hast to be renamed in Icons, instead of Icon (singular). Thanks for the tip buddy

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    oh! sorry about that. it's my mistake, but grad you got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opusandbill View Post
    if you want to change any appstore and still have a working app follow this guide.

    1. you will need the new app winterboard (install from Cydia)
    Once you install winterboard you will have this path: Library/Themes (there will be 1 default theme, but you can add your own)

    to add your own theme add a folder to the theme folder.

    this is what you want to see: Library/Themes/(theme name)

    then add a folder called Bundles : Library/Themes/(theme name)/Bundles

    now you have to get the path for the app you want to change.
    goto this path: var/mobile/Applications

    appstore apps are listed by a bunch of letters & Numbers
    Example: EEF94467-0812-4AA6-B245-31673A25F6D1 ( this belongs to Jirbo Avatar app)
    then you will open the folder with the apps name and download the apps Info.plist to your computer and open it with any text editor.

    you then want to look for something like this (com.jirbo.JirboAvatar)
    you will use this to make a folder with the same name

    EX: Library/Themes/(theme name)/Bundles/com.jirbo.JirboAvatar

    now once this done any icon placed in the folder will replace the default one and if you want to change back just delete the folder.

    winterboard is a permanet replacement for summboard and you can do so much more then summerboard could.
    opusandbill:

    I've been able to follow this process with a couple of 'stubborn' icons, so I think I have a grasp on the process.

    BUT....I've got one app store icon that is not stubborn, it's just impossible ... It's an app called reMovemFree.app. The plist file lists it's icon as JawBreaker.png. It's subdirectory is ...bundles/net.mundue.JawBreaker/. Copied my icon (named JawBreaker.png) to this subdirectory (I also have the exact same name in the /library/themes/'theme name'/icons/ subdirectory. It is changing the icon....but it's getting 'resized', and has that half moon glow coming from the top of the icon (like the Apple default glow). This is the ONLY icon this is happening with.

    Any ideas on that?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hartphoto View Post
    opusandbill:

    I've been able to follow this process with a couple of 'stubborn' icons, so I think I have a grasp on the process.

    BUT....I've got one app store icon that is not stubborn, it's just impossible ... It's an app called reMovemFree.app. The plist file lists it's icon as JawBreaker.png. It's subdirectory is ...bundles/net.mundue.JawBreaker/. Copied my icon (named JawBreaker.png) to this subdirectory (I also have the exact same name in the /library/themes/'theme name'/icons/ subdirectory. It is changing the icon....but it's getting 'resized', and has that half moon glow coming from the top of the icon (like the Apple default glow). This is the ONLY icon this is happening with.

    Any ideas on that?

    Thank you!
    I am not sure how to fix the resizing.
    to not have the overlay you need get the png called "AppIconOverlay.png" and make it transparent and place it in the UIImages folder in your theme.
    I downloaded the app (check 2nd image) on my phone the icon does seem to be slighty larger.
    Try making your replacement smaller and see if thats works.

    Last edited by opusandbill; 08-27-2008 at 04:55 AM.

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