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hello my iphone is 3gs on jailbroken 4.2.1 but there's a difficulty with theming icons' overlay shadows. i dont want dark shadows when touching App icons, so i applied AppIconMask.png/AppIconOverlay.png/AppIconShadow.png
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    hello
    my iphone is 3gs on jailbroken 4.2.1
    but there's a difficulty with theming icons' overlay shadows.
    i dont want dark shadows when touching App icons,
    so i applied AppIconMask.png/AppIconOverlay.png/AppIconShadow.png for transparent.


    Above's a screenshot of successfully applied.

    but after some resprings or restarting the device,
    the mobile apps icons turn to transparent.
    like below.

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    Last edited by souldrinkerfrt; 12-10-2010 at 06:32 AM.

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    upload the image you are using for the masks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryberg View Post
    upload the image you are using for the masks.
    I wrote that I edited AppIconMask.png/AppIconOverlay.png/AppIconShadow.png to transparent (just erase originals layer and put those 3 to My Theme/Bundles/com.apple.mobileicon.framework)

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    You cant have a transparent mask, It has to be black and white. You dont even have to use a mask unless you want to change the shape of the icon.

    Example: A mask like this one, combined with this shadow makes the icon look like that. If you dont have any pixels in your mask or shadow nothing will show up.


    Edit: the shadow file isnt showing up for some reason, but its just the white and black border around the icon.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails why does app icons turns transparent when winterboard applied AppMask.png?-appiconmask-2x.png   why does app icons turns transparent when winterboard applied AppMask.png?-icon-2x.png   why does app icons turns transparent when winterboard applied AppMask.png?-appiconshadow-2x.png  

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    heres the files
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryberg View Post
    You cant have a transparent mask, It has to be black and white. You dont even have to use a mask unless you want to change the shape of the icon.

    Example: A mask like this one, combined with this shadow makes the icon look like that. If you dont have any pixels in your mask or shadow nothing will show up.


    Edit: the shadow file isnt showing up for some reason, but its just the white and black border around the icon.
    really appreciate
    I just colored AppIconMask.png to All Black, and copied to device
    (also removed AppIconShadow.png/AppIconOverlay.png... Just AppIconMask.png only)
    It worked after copying and respring, but it turns into like below


    what should i do if i want to remove shadows when touching icons but icons are looks normally??
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails why does app icons turns transparent when winterboard applied AppMask.png?-img_0456.png  
    Last edited by souldrinkerfrt; 12-10-2010 at 06:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souldrinkerfrt View Post
    really appreciate

    what should i do if i want to remove shadows when touching icons but icons are looks normally??
    the file name for that is
    IconDarkeningOverlay.png
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    I believe, make a transparent file (typical Icon size) and put it in bundles/com.apple.sprinboard

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    oops
    sorry mate
    but i'm on 4.2.1 now
    It doesnt work on 4.2 anymore with IconDarkeningOverlay.png...
    anyway i just get anger so i deleted all of shadow images.
    icons looks square (no round shape corner) but it has no shadow when touching.
    so I will maintain this untill this problems get solved.

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    Yeah
    I'm on 3GS/4.2.1 and there's no more IconDarkeningOverlay.png in SpringBoard.app folder.
    Instead of it, there's AppIconMask/AppIconOverlay/AppIconShadow these 3 png files in /Bundles/com.apple.mobileicon.framework...

    I think that many people are on 4.1 so theres just few informations about 4.2.1 themeing... I think that many people will soon notice this problem after release of 4.2 untethered jailbreak tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souldrinkerfrt View Post
    Yeah
    I'm on 3GS/4.2.1 and there's no more IconDarkeningOverlay.png in SpringBoard.app folder.
    Instead of it, there's AppIconMask/AppIconOverlay/AppIconShadow these 3 png files in /Bundles/com.apple.mobileicon.framework...

    I think that many people are on 4.1 so theres just few informations about 4.2.1 themeing... I think that many people will soon notice this problem after release of 4.2 untethered jailbreak tool.
    I'm not looking forward to updating

    Maybe there's a flaw in the way the 4.2.1 jailbreak works now? Maybe that will be fixed/ more stable in the new jailbreak. Well, I can always hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
    I'm not looking forward to updating

    Maybe there's a flaw in the way the 4.2.1 jailbreak works now? Maybe that will be fixed/ more stable in the new jailbreak. Well, I can always hope!
    no~ its not related with Jailbreak.
    i think that problem is because of Apple's modfi on 4.2...
    they want to App makers to follow their icon size format, so Apple put in a weird way of icon shadowing;;
    I really hate this and nothing can solve this...
    so i just deleted shadow pngs.
    so icon shadow never come up when touching but App icons looks square, see the picture below)


    i hope that if many people come to 4.2 and notice this problem, anyway there will be a tweaks or something to solve this on Cydia soon.
    i hope so.
    (its not jailbreak's problem, but 4.2's native problem)
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    I explained how to do it earlier in this thread, my icons are working perfectly on 4.2.1 iP4
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryberg View Post
    I explained how to do it earlier in this thread, my icons are working perfectly on 4.2.1 iP4
    Really sorry
    But i couldnt fully understand...
    So your icons doesnt make any shadows when touching them?
    If it does, im sorry but could you upload AppIcon pngs or something that to make no shadows for me?
    Really appreciate your answer.

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    Did anyone figure out how to stop there shadows when you press the icon after you change the shape of them?

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