Editing Icon Labels

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 1.1.3 Discussions' started by ZMOBtiger, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. ZMOBtiger

    ZMOBtiger New Member

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    Okay, I have looked around and found a method that claims to be able to edit the icon labels. It you SSH into your ipod and go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app and then into the Language folder you're ipod is in (English.lproj for most everyone here). You then open up the LocalizedApplication.....strings file and edit whatever is in the <string>"Icon Label"</string> part after the <key>"Identifier"</key> strings.

    I tried this, changing "Safari" to "Internet Explorer" but I am on a pc so I had to convert the .strings file before I could edit it, and when I go to put the file back on my ipod I don't convert it back, if that's even possible, and my ipod doesn't get past the boot logo screen. Anyone else done this with success? Any idea if I have to convert the file back to the orginal format and how to do that?
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    try opening it with mobile txtedit
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    ZMOBtiger New Member

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    I don't think I have that, where can I get the program?
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    installer
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    lol, yea, that would make sense...thought you were talking about on my computer...have you heard of this method of editing icon labels?
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    All you need to do to change the name of an app, is edit the directory of the app in the Applications folder.

    For example:
    Rename Safari.app to Internet Explorer.app
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    ZMOBtiger New Member

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    This works on 1.1.3?
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    you will get a spinning wheel if you do that
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    Yes. It should.

    Not for me, and I'm on 1.1.4.

    Edit: Although I it appears that it won't let you rename default apple applications with this method.
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    I think that works with 3rd party apps, but not the native ones...maybe I have to change both the .strings file as well as the .app file name?...makes sense since the Localized.....strings file identifies applications in the /Applications folder right?...

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