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12-10-2010, 06:22 AM #1why does app icons turns transparent when winterboard applied AppMask.png?
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.
Last edited by souldrinkerfrt; 12-10-2010 at 06:32 AM.
12-10-2010, 04:14 PM #2
upload the image you are using for the masks.
12-10-2010, 05:09 PM #3
12-10-2010, 05:25 PM #4
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.
12-10-2010, 05:28 PM #5
heres the files
12-10-2010, 06:33 PM #6Really appreciate your help
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??
Last edited by souldrinkerfrt; 12-10-2010 at 06:59 PM.
12-10-2010, 08:15 PM #7
I believe, make a transparent file (typical Icon size) and put it in bundles/com.apple.sprinboard
12-10-2010, 09:22 PM #8
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.
12-11-2010, 02:25 AM #9
12-11-2010, 02:46 AM #10
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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12-11-2010, 02:49 AM #11
12-11-2010, 04:40 AM #12
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)
12-12-2010, 06:30 PM #13
I explained how to do it earlier in this thread, my icons are working perfectly on 4.2.1 iP4
12-12-2010, 07:56 PM #14
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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?