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WinterBoard promises to be a one-tool for all moddings. That's cool. But I haven't figured out how to change 'system strings' (the text that appears with the sliders when you
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    Default How do you change system strings with WinterBoard?
    WinterBoard promises to be a one-tool for all moddings. That's cool. But I haven't figured out how to change 'system strings' (the text that appears with the sliders when you power off, answer a phone call, unlock your lock screen, etc) with WinterBoard. Anybody knows?
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    me too...id also like to know

    ive recently upgraded to 2.0.1 and almost have my phone set up as close as i did when i had 1.1.4...i would love to change the system strings on my 2.0.1 iphone

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    Customize app will allow you do this. It's available on Cydia. Pretty much customize is good for for now...

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    Copy /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/English.lproj/SpringBoard.strings to YourTheme.theme/Bundles/com.apple.springboard/en.lproj/SpringBoard.strings and modify. I just left it in the existing plist format and it worked fine.

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    or jus dl customize and use the edit sysmtem strings to edit them and ur done.. even tho customize dont work on 2.1 yet u can still edit system strings

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoneboi View Post
    even tho customize dont work on 2.1 yet u can still edit system strings
    No. Customize does not even start with 2.1. Any better idea?

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    I've had no problems editing System strings with Customize
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    I've used Customize on 2.1 with no problems.

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    customize won't start for me either...iphone 3g 2.1

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    customize works fine in my 2.1 and always has lol

    good to know winterboard can do it as well. might not need customize anymore but does make it easy to change system strings fast n easy without a computer
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    FYI: You can change system strings using Customize, then delete Customize and still have your system strings saying what you've programmed them to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholaspwojtowicz View Post
    customize won't start for me either...iphone 3g 2.1
    Same problem here!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruppler View Post
    Copy /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/English.lproj/SpringBoard.strings to YourTheme.theme/Bundles/com.apple.springboard/en.lproj/SpringBoard.strings and modify. I just left it in the existing plist format and it worked fine.
    Well, strictly speaking this is not a WinterBoard mod, but I still thank you a lot, it's a great tip, I used it and it works fine, of course, and I finally got rid of Customize, I uninstalled it altogether, I kept it so far only for modding system strings, but now there is no reason to keep it anymore.

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    this isn't working for me, for some reason omnioutliner open this and i can easily find the labels but when i edit them it creates a new format and when i transfer it into the en.lproj folder it messes the labels up and just says AWAY_LOCK_LABEL or doesnt work at all... when i edit with textedit, it jus doesn't work

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    d.Rod,
    Check the way you save the filename. Check also permissions. If you keep the filename as it is, and file format and permissions have nothing wrong, it should work

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    here is what i have learned so far, from Transformers theme on Cydia
    Transformers XTN\Bundles\com.apple.springboard\en.lproj\SpringB oard.strings
    open it with "WordPad'' only and these are the 3 I know of so far, feel free to share what can I add to it?
    "AWAY_LOCK_LABEL" = "Transform";
    "POWER_DOWN_LOCK_LABEL" = "Swipe Me Off";
    "SLIDE_TO_ANSWER" = "Thug Life";

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    word i use costumize on ma 2.0.1 with no problems work fine..
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    customize just starts then ends for me, have changed permissions , etc.
    would like to change systems strings without messing with other theme parts.
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    same problem here, only my problem is, i had customize before, edited some system strings, then deleted customize. The strings stayed and i had no problem with that but now I want them gone and I install customize and it just starts then quits, really need to know how to fix this.

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    Default Editing system strings.....so simple
    PLIST Edit Pro is simple and free on a Mac!

    -Just edit each string you want edited then save the PLIST and put it on the iPhone using what ever FTP you use IE transmit.

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