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    Hey guys!

    First: Im not using Winterboard or any other application. Just a jailbroken iPhone 2G.

    Here comes my question:
    Do you have any experience in changing the home screen`s background without using Winterboard or similar customization apps?
    Which code do I need to change in order to use an image as background?
    The Dock`s background is no problem at all.

    Does somebody have an idea how Winterboard changes the home screen`s background?

    Cheers

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    from what i understand there is NO image to change.winterboard kinda tricks it adding some code to give it something to change
    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o260/cpjr1979/dc5274181cd827585d4bb6d16bedb210cop.png
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    Quote Originally Posted by davedave View Post
    Hey guys!

    First: Im not using Winterboard or any other application. Just a jailbroken iPhone 2G.

    Here comes my question:
    Do you have any experience in changing the home screen`s background without using Winterboard or similar customization apps?
    Which code do I need to change in order to use an image as background?
    The Dock`s background is no problem at all.

    Does somebody have an idea how Winterboard changes the home screen`s background?

    Cheers
    The "User Wallpaper" option by default is just a theme with just a wallpaper. No coding, if you just want a custum wallpaper (one different than defined in settings perhaps) just make a Theme Name.theme folder and put your Wallpaper.png in there and check it in winterboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssjgohan4life View Post
    The "User Wallpaper" option by default is just a theme with just a wallpaper. No coding, if you just want a custum wallpaper (one different than defined in settings perhaps) just make a Theme Name.theme folder and put your Wallpaper.png in there and check it in winterboard
    He is not using winterboard...
    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o260/cpjr1979/dc5274181cd827585d4bb6d16bedb210cop.png
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.sparky View Post
    He is not using winterboard...
    Well there's his problem :P I don't know why people don't use winterboard, but if he is content on not using it I would try exploring the deep confines of your ipod and try to find if there is a folder that has a wall paper for the springboard, ASSUMING that it is a wallpaper, and just not a plain black background.
    Last edited by ssjgohan4life; 2009-04-30 at 06:54 AM.

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    First: Thanks for trying to help me. ;-)

    I already dug deeply into my iPhone`s file system and discovered that only the Dock is a .png-file. The rest of the Home Screen is just black.
    There are solutions using an "oversized" icon as wallpaper. But thats pretty much "not handy" ;-)

    Any alternatives? =)

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    I was wondering the same question I wanna reskin 3.0 I have so far changed the dock and carrier logo but the wallpaper is holding me up.

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    Can't ssh the .png file into the original iPhone theme? I'll give it a try and see what happens.
    I've seen all the Original Wallpapers files. Has to be a way.

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    This has been asked 100 times already.

    There is no way to change the SB Background without WinterBoard
    So long, and thanks for all the fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chefanim View Post
    This has been asked 100 times already.

    There is no way to change the SB Background without WinterBoard
    Your right, couldn't do it. Live and learn.
    Guess I should read more threads, dahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chefanim
    There is no way to change the SB Background without WinterBoard
    My question was:

    Quote Originally Posted by davedave
    Does anybody have an idea how Winterboard changes the home screen`s background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davedave View Post

    Does somebody have an idea how Winterboard changes the home screen`s background?

    Cheers
    Coding
    So long, and thanks for all the fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chefanim
    Coding
    Oh! What`s that?

    Thanks for this pretty useful information...

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    Saurik is a programmer. he wrote the software that replaces the empty backgroud, where there is originally no image at all, and made it so we can have an image there.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish

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    Alright. I got it.
    Thanks!

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