Change Background to your themes on the fly

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  1. eco21

    eco21 New Member

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    Hi,

    I like lots of theme icons but I like to change my backgrounds alot - I wanted to have the same theme but have different backgrounds as I like the icons but want to change the background alot,

    I though of a way to do this on the fly, you install SummerBoard and on this you have a few themes that are already installed.

    For this scenario I like the icons in the 'Neurox Leopard' theme.

    I convert my backgounds using this software http://www.download3000.com/download-Imagicon-count-reg-9302.html

    I install it and then go to 'Image Transform' and put dimensions at '320 x 480'

    I then go to 'Save Mode' and make it 'PNG'

    This means all I have to do to convert a file to fit perfectly on my iPod Touch is drag it into this application on my computer

    Ok, I now make convert ten pictures and call them 'Wallpaper1, Wallpaper 2, Wallpaper3.... Wallpaper10'

    I SFTP into my iPod via my computer and open the themes folder - You will find this at (/private/var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes/)

    I transfer all ten backgrounds into my Neurox Leopard folder

    Now to install a different background to the theme, I open Finder which can be installed with INSTALLER - navigate to the themes folder directory (/private/var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes/Neaurox Leopard) I then change the filename of the ORIGINAL Wallpaper to Wallpaper11 and change the background that I want (say Wallpaper6.png to WallPaper.png)

    I then restart the iPod and will have the Wallpaper of choice as my background


    I know it seems quite a lot of work but once they are on the iPod it is very easy and can totally change a theme without having to duplicate lots of themes

    With all the Wallpapers that you have copied across you will need to change permissions to -755

    Hope people understand it - good luck
  2. Emanjl

    Emanjl New Member

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    Or just import using iTunes and open up Photos and use a different wallpaper?
  3. eco21

    eco21 New Member

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    stupid me.... lol
  4. Emanjl

    Emanjl New Member

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    Lol, nono, you have quite a good method there as well. Of course, I don't switch my wallpaper so ..

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