[HOW-TO] Get Custom Boot/Restore/Low Batt. Screens on 2.0!

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  1. bob vansteel

    bob vansteel Well-Known Member

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    Follow this guide to get yourself some shnazzy new boot screens, restore screens, low battery screens, and even a "need service" screen on your ipod running firmware 2.0!​


    NOTE: Be sure you already have 2.0 installed on your iphone/ipod before following this guide....once you have done so proceed. This mod is ment to be preformed on a restore, not during an upgrade.​

    -Get a hold of the official 2.0 .ipsw firmware file( if you are purchasing the 2.0 upgrade for the ipod touch, you can find it in your resources/temp folders after you have finished the 2.0 download through itunes)

    -Next, locate the file and rename the file extension to a "rar" file instead of a "ipsw"

    -Now,you will be able to access all of the ipsw files(but don't extract it, becase the ipsw may compile a bit differently then a typical rar. So simply open and transfer files through a program like winrar without extracting the rar/ipsw)

    - Next we will create our boot/restore images...to do so we will first save them as pngs(make sure they are no larger than 320x480)

    -Now change the images extension to "img2" instead of "png"

    -(NOTE: On some versions of the 2.0 ipsw(build 5A347 confirmed to use img3 instead of img2) the images will be in the file extension "img3" instead of "img2"...soo if this happens to you, just be sure to rename the extensions to "img3" instead of "img2"!

    - Next name them accordingly:
    Desired Function of image - What the png should be renamed to[/B]
    Boot Screen - applelogo.img2
    Restore Screen - recoverymode.img2
    Low Battery Screen - batterylow0.img2(and)batterylow1.img2
    DEAD/BRICKED Screen - needservice.img2​

    -Now double click the rar to open it with winrar or whatever other program you want

    -Now navigate to this location in the rar: Firmware\all_flash\all_flash.n45ap.production

    -Select all of your boot/restore images and drag them over to the above directory(Firmware\all_flash\all_flash.n45ap.production)(remember all of this is done without extracting the rar)

    -Now simply change the file extension of the firmware"rar" back to "ipsw"(if you cant do this, ssh into your ipod, drag it over, the change the file extension on your ipod through a ssh client like winscp...then just drag it back to your desktop, and the file extension will have been changed correctly)

    -Proceed restoring your ipod with your new self modified firmware!(plug in ipod and hold shift while selecting restore on itunes. Then navigate to the .ipsw we created above and use it to restore your ipod.)



    Now, that should all work, I have chosen not to upgrade until 2.0 is upgraded so I have not tested it on 2.0 specificly. However, it worked on all other firmwares, and the idea should generally stay the same, the images may be located in a diferent directory in the ipsw"rar" so it shouldn't be too hard to figure out if this isn't correct. EDIT: Users have reported this DOES WORK!
    So get to modding! This has been a guide by Bob Vansteel for the 2.0 Modding Revolution!
  2. SUPERBXD

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    wow . Nice !! TUTORIAL !

    just read your site bob "The Cursed iPhone on Ebay"
    thats one scary thing i dont like.. lol. curses..
  3. bob vansteel

    bob vansteel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

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    Everybody, post when you've achieved "2.0 moddiveness" and show us your boot screens running on 2.0!
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    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Ha, very nice.
  5. hockeynut0103

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    YaY.. it worked, lol thanks!
  6. bob vansteel

    bob vansteel Well-Known Member

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    GREAT!

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    glad it did.
  7. Blaze_Blaster

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    couldn't MUCH more be accomplished in this, rather then just modding boot screens? doesnt this mean you can get modded firmware's and a whole bunch of other stuff?
  8. super51fan

    super51fan Well-Known Member

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    how do i change the extensions
    and can someone convert this for me

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  9. bob vansteel

    bob vansteel Well-Known Member

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    and that my friend is called the pwnage tool....

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    umm..if you have windows, open up winscp , locate the file and rename it through the winscp file browser.
  10. Ryan

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    hmmm nice, does this actualy work, how come we never did this before we had pwnage.

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