Editing System Files with WinterBoard

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  1. WildPS2King

    WildPS2King Member

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    I wanted to edit a info.plist file in a certain app but I want it to be activated/disabled using WinterBoard. Is this possible? If so, how would you go about creating the theme? If this helps it isn't one of the app store apps, it is listed under /Applications, not /var/mobile/Applications. Thanks in advance!
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    i haven't ever made a theme specifically for an info.plist, but lets talk this thru...

    IF you made an abc.theme folder in your var/stash/Themes.XXXXXX and put an info.plist into it like this >>>

    var/stash/Themes.XXXXXX/abc.theme/info.plist

    and enabled it in winterboard, that would apply to ALL or your apps, would it not?

    EDIT : I dont believe that anymore, i dont think it would apply to ANY apps, but to the springboard instead

    so this is prolly NOT the solution.

    How would we get it to apply to only the intended app?

    abc.theme/folders/abc.app/info.plist?

    i dunno, just thinking out loud

    Someone help me out here

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    Thats kinda what I was thinking... I'm trying to do the MMP Flip, I found one that works but it changes the info.plist in the mobilemusicplayer.app. Would you set the theme up like \Applications\abc.app\info.plist? I found a WinterBoard MMP Flip that doesn't work but it changes system strings. With system strings you would set it up like \Bundles\com.apple.springboard\N45AP.plist, if that helps any...
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    Another thing that might help even more, N45AP.plist is found under /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app.
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    why dont you drop it in the same folder as the app's original .plist and just rename it to switch back and forth

    ie: info.plist, info2.plist, info(off).plist, etc

    you can rename the files on the go with "Finder.app" and only the ones that are named properly will apply

    here is an example of the way i have my sliders in one of my theme folders

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    just rename them on the go and you can switch junk without a pc

    in Finder highlight the file to rename and hit "modify" at the bottom center then just edit the name
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    Do you think it would be possible to set it up so there are two themes, original and edited, and you can have one on and one off at all times? How would I set that up if it's possible? I think I will just change it on the go with Finder if I can't make a theme! I was just thinking of the easiest way to go about doing this.
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    i dont understand.

    of course you can have 2 separate themes in winterboard with one on and one off

    i must be missing something

    finder would prolly be the easiest
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    I'll just go with finder... It is a simple way to go about editing system files. Thanks!
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    I know this thread is old, but does anyone have a solution to editing a Info.plist file of an App Store app?

    For example, I set it up like this:

    Bundles/com.idsoftware.Doom/Info.plist

    This solution doesn't come close to working.

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