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08-25-2007, 01:19 AM #1Changing the "Slide to Unlock" Text
I believe it's possible to change the "slide to unlock" text, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it. I would like it to say "push it to the limit" instead.
Does anyone know how to go about doing this? Where is this file located in the iphone file directory?
08-25-2007, 02:19 AM #2
It is located in the /SpringBoard.app folder, and it is called SpringBoard.strings
If the format is unreadable, you can download a readable version in the download section, edit it to your taste, and then put it on your phone, and it will work like a charm.
32GB iPod Touch 2nd Gen
08-25-2007, 02:36 AM #3
I am going to assume you are on a MAC. If you are not, there may be a few different steps.
First, the file is SpringBoard.strings
It is located in
pull it down to your system and rename it to SpringBoard.plist
Edit it with Perf Setter (Should be located here, or Google it).
The string you are looking for is "AWAY_LOCK_LABEL"
Change it to whatever you like, and save. Then rename the file back to SpringBoard.strings, place it back on the phone and re-start the phone.
All should be good.
08-25-2007, 11:47 AM #4
Ok, I'm not on a Mac, I'm on a Windows PC. I was able to find the file, save it to my computer, and change it to SpringBoard.plist. I can't figure out how to edit the file, I changed the .plist file association to notepad, and tried to edit it with that, but it came up as all gibberish. Any one have an idea on what software I should use.
I didn't see any readable versions in the downloads section. Can you direct me to one?
08-25-2007, 12:41 PM #5
32GB iPod Touch 2nd Gen
08-25-2007, 03:24 PM #6
Thanks for the link. I was able to edit it successfully.
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09-12-2007, 07:53 PM #9
Under what string is the "End Call" I looked but could not find it, maybe i am overlooking it. I want to change that to say somthing else....Thanks!
Last edited by FizzikalJ; 09-12-2007 at 10:53 PM.
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10-02-2007, 10:16 PM #12
sweet, i make it. I use iphonebrowser to backup the original files, and then replace it with my own file. cool
10-02-2007, 10:30 PM #13
Download Customize from apptap open program scroll down to Springboad Strings.. Just type whatever u like it has about 34 text alerts you can change to whatever you like, this is by far the easy and most convenient way to do this so far
11-19-2007, 11:20 AM #14
Hi, I have an Ipod Touch, and I would like to edit the "Slide to Unlock" text as well to my own desired phrase, words. Is there a way I can do this, through the use of windows pc?
Please if you could detail me to the steps of doing it.
Greatly appreciate it.
11-21-2007, 12:06 AM #15
it works like a miracle......
anyone know whether is it possible to change the fonts???
seem dull using the original.....
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02-05-2008, 11:13 AM #19
does anyone know how to do this on 1.1.3 ? ?
**UPDATE** nevermind its the same xD
Last edited by stocis; 02-05-2008 at 11:19 AM.
02-05-2008, 06:23 PM #20
i cant seem to figure out how to save the editied file back to .strings it always shows it as being .strings.plist
any help would be awesome!!!-20" iMac 2.2 Core Duo, 2 GB Ram
-13" MB 2.2 Core 2 Duo, 2 GB Ram
-iPhone 3G 8GB