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After digging around for quite some time trying to figure out how to hide the alarm and battery status bar icons in iOS 4.x, I finally found the right files.
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    Default Hide alarm and battery status bar icons in iOS 4.x
    After digging around for quite some time trying to figure out how to hide the alarm and battery status bar icons in iOS 4.x, I finally found the right files. If you would like to remove these icons from your status bar, download this file:

    Transparent.png

    Install Winterboard and make a new theme. Copy and rename Transparent.png to the following locations:

    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_Alarm.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_Alarm.png

    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryCharged.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryCharging.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryDrainingBG.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryDrainingInsides.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryDrainingInsidesLow.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryCharged.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryCharging.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryDrainingBG.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryDrainingInsides.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryDrainingInsidesLow.png

    Somebody else can feel free to package up a theme and submit it to a repo. I'm still trying to find the location of the rotation lock status bar icon. If anybody knows where it is, please let me know. Thanks!

    Last edited by sysrage; 08-02-2010 at 10:35 PM. Reason: Added screenshots.

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    If only safaridownload manager was working so I could do it right on my phone with ifile

    Thanks for the tweak

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    What is the original path to those files, like their default location in the phone?

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    Default What about when you're in apps?
    This is what I'm running into now:



    As you can see, the changes took for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the Battery meter, but when I go into an app, those go back to their old state. My question is, what's the third color we should be naming these things? I tried Blue, but that didn't work. I'm going to try Default next, but I imagine that's probably not it, either. :P

    If anyone has any ideas or feedback, I'm all ears.

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    Ronin: Black_ and Silver_ are the only two. I think you named the Silver ones incorrectly. Those are the ones that show when the status bar is silver (like in that screenshot).

    jsh: The original files are inside Shared.artwork located in /System/Library/Frameworks/UIKit.framework/

    EDIT: Ronin, I see what you're seeing now. It only happens in certain apps. Cydia and iFile both have that problem. I've also noticed swiping the status bar to bring up SBSettings doesn't work in those two apps. Not sure what they are doing differently than other apps.
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    Ok, thanks! I was looking all over for them. If I manage to find the portrait lock icon I'll let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sysrage View Post
    Ronin: Black_ and Silver_ are the only two. I think you named the Silver ones incorrectly. Those are the ones that show when the status bar is silver (like in that screenshot).

    jsh: The original files are inside Shared.artwork located in /System/Library/Frameworks/UIKit.framework/

    EDIT: Ronin, I see what you're seeing now. It only happens in certain apps. Cydia and iFile both have that problem. I've also noticed swiping the status bar to bring up SBSettings doesn't work in those two apps. Not sure what they are doing differently than other apps.
    SBSettings, in Cydia before installing the app, specifically references that in some apps, Activator doesn't function the way it should, so that's why the swipes aren't working. It's suggested to use another activation method to get SBSettings to come down.

    And I wonder what's special about those apps that are causing them to force the icons back to default....

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    I heard back from the iFile developer. Apparently Cydia and iFile don't load all MobileSubstrate extensions but he said Winterboard does get loaded. So, it makes no sense to me that the icons are coming back for those apps. Was hoping somebody else would see this thread and know what's going on.

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    If there was a way to integrate them into usage without having to mess with the UIKit, that'd be the best way (that's the way I was doing my themes before...instead of letting Winterboard do the work, I copied them over manually, overwriting directly on the phone).

    Seems like a lot of the stuff is no longer stored in a location that makes that possible, though.

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    Thanx 4 the info,appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sysrage View Post
    After digging around for quite some time trying to figure out how to hide the alarm and battery status bar icons in iOS 4.x, I finally found the right files. If you would like to remove these icons from your status bar, download this file:

    Transparent.png

    Install Winterboard and make a new theme. Copy and rename Transparent.png to the following locations:

    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_Alarm.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_Alarm.png

    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryCharged.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryCharging.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryDrainingBG.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryDrainingInsides.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Black_BatteryDrainingInsidesLow.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryCharged.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryCharging.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryDrainingBG.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryDrainingInsides.png
    /Library/Themes/YourTheme/UIImages/Silver_BatteryDrainingInsidesLow.png

    Somebody else can feel free to package up a theme and submit it to a repo. I'm still trying to find the location of the rotation lock status bar icon. If anybody knows where it is, please let me know. Thanks!
    I was able to hide the Alarm Clock icon with the above, but there's still an empty space where it's supposed to be. I can tell when I go into iFile as there's a space between the Portrait Lock icon and the Battery Percentage. Is this normal? There's no empty space where the Battery icon was.

    Also, bump on this part:

    I'm still trying to find the location of the rotation lock status bar icon. If anybody knows where it is, please let me know. Thanks!

    Anyone?
    Last edited by emberwild; 08-22-2010 at 06:09 PM.

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    hey Ron1n a while b4 the iphone4 came out there were rumors that it wasn't going to be possible to mod the status bar maybe that's part true they can't do do stuff

    Ron1n I got a question I've been using backgrounder on my iPhone4 since the jailbreak now when I try to background cydia,voice control activates! N E ideas, thanx bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by emberwild View Post
    I was able to hide the Alarm Clock icon with the above, but there's still an empty space where it's supposed to be. I can tell when I go into iFile as there's a space between the Portrait Lock icon and the Battery Percentage. Is this normal? There's no empty space where the Battery icon was.

    Also, bump on this part:

    I'm still trying to find the location of the rotation lock status bar icon. If anybody knows where it is, please let me know. Thanks!

    Anyone?
    RotationLocked.png
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    RotationUnlocked.png
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    These are the files you're looking for, and if you're going to modify them, drop them into UIImages within your theme. I made mine transparent, so I don't see the darn thing anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyD4 View Post
    hey Ron1n a while b4 the iphone4 came out there were rumors that it wasn't going to be possible to mod the status bar maybe that's part true they can't do do stuff

    Ron1n I got a question I've been using backgrounder on my iPhone4 since the jailbreak now when I try to background cydia,voice control activates! N E ideas, thanx bro
    Status bar is slightly moddable, but it seems not in certain apps..yet.

    Regarding Backgrounder and Cydia, I can only assume that it has to do with a setting in Backgrounder, as I've been having the same problem, but I haven't had the time to try and figure it out.

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    If u were 2 do it with ifile if it's not a hassle could u xplain,I don't ssh n only know little about ifile,thnx in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron1n View Post
    This is what I'm running into now:



    As you can see, the changes took for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the Battery meter, but when I go into an app, those go back to their old state. My question is, what's the third color we should be naming these things? I tried Blue, but that didn't work. I'm going to try Default next, but I imagine that's probably not it, either. :P

    If anyone has any ideas or feedback, I'm all ears.
    I have a question how do you get the percentage to show up next to the battery? I am running Elite Pro as a theme on my phone, but can't seem to get the percentage to show up next to the battery. What do I need to customize the status bar? I would also like to add the temperature to the right of the time.

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    I followed all the instructions and it worked pretty well, I even found on another thread about hiding the Bluetooth one as well. The Rotation Locked/Unlocked one did not work for me with those filenames Ronin mentioned. After some research I found the file names:

    Black_Lock.png
    Black_RotationLock.png
    Gray_RotationLock.png
    Silver_Lock.png
    Silver_RotationLock.png
    White_RotationLock.png

    Rename the Transparent.png to those and put it in the same folder as your theme and voila. Remember that the Transparent.png icon STILL is a small icon so for example, if you have a Status Bar Mail icon and it currently is showing on the bar and you enable/disable the Rotation Lock you do see the icons AFTER, in this case the mail one, move slightly towards the center. Not too much though.

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    Sorry for Necroing, but I just tried this on iOS 3.1.3 with no luck. I left out the Rotation Lock icons, but it's still not working.

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