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Thread: Renaming AppStore Apps

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    Default Renaming AppStore Apps
    This is a help request.

    Does anyone know how to rename AppStore Apps?

    Preferably without renaming *.app or editing its original info.plist - as it seems like modifying actual app files might cause issues with iTunes sync

    Tried adding strings in LocalizedApplicationNames.strings - works for Apple/Cydia Apps but crumbles when it comes to the AppStore ones.

    I did find something odd though: take the example of Tris.app

    I have a Tetris.png in <SummerboardThemeName>/icons used with Winterboard.
    With this line in LocalizedApplicationNames.strings,

    <key><net.mm3.tris></key>
    <string>Tetris</string>

    The icon for the AppStore App changes successfuly to Tetris.png, but the name that appears on Springboard stays the AppStore name (Tris).

    Think that sort of means that LocalizedApplicationNames.strings is working somewhat enough to allow Winterboard's legacy support for Summerboard icon names to recognise to map Tetris.png to Tris, but the name that actually appears still doesn't change.

    Confounding. Anyone has a clue how to rename the AppStore app properly?

    P.S. If anyone knows how to switch out webclip icons by winterboard theme without resorting to directly replacing the actual icon.png files, do help enlighten the rest of us in that old thread too. Thanks!


    System Specs

    iPhone 2G 4GB
    Firmware 2.0.1 via Pwnage 2.0.2
    Last edited by Turtledove; 2008-08-14 at 08:16 AM. Reason: Clarity

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