How To Rename App Store Apps Manualy

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  1. kookmasteraj

    kookmasteraj New Member

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    This guide will instruct you on how to rename an app you downloaded off the app store. I know there are some apps that rename programs on an Ipod/Iphone but im not sure if they can rename Retail Apps.

    1) SSH Into your Ipod/Iphone

    2) Have the app you want to rename already installed on your Ipod/Iphone

    3) In WinSCP (or other ssh client) navigate to /private/var/mobile/Applications

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    4) Find the app you would like to rename, this may be difficult because the real names arent labeled on the folder. Try to sort around by the date added. Click on the weird named folders and it will say the name of the app.

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    5) Double click the XXXXX.app and locate Info.plist
    private/var/mobile/Applications/FB6F78E6-5480-497B-B646-F3F22FF9C1B9/Imaginationland.app/Info.plist

    6) Right Click Info.plist and click edit.

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    7) Notepad should open and find CFBundleName and under it between the string code you can enter whatever you want as as the name

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    8) Respring or restart your Ipod/Iphone and the app name will change

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    Bottom left corner


    *NOTE* I believe there is a name limit on app buts i am not sure what it is. I would say try to stay under 15 characters
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  2. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    nice tut
    probably won't use this though
  3. zephyrnok

    zephyrnok Member

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    This seems very illegal to me!

    Or maybe that's just the way I think.

    (Since you are, kind of, illegally modifying the data)
  4. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    Very nice. I like the addition of scrrenshots.

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  5. iPTF_BROWSER

    iPTF_BROWSER Active Member

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    Cool! But Rename will work just fine.

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  6. jfb392

    jfb392 New Member

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    No, it's not illegal at all.

    To do this correctly (modifying the property list will lead to your applications failing to launch), edit /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/*yourlang*.lproj/LocalizedApplicationNames.strings.
    Simply add a key with the applications identifer and a string with the new display name, then respring.
  7. Yonex

    Yonex New Member

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    Nice tut.
  8. Guegs

    Guegs Member

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    This could be useful, if I had an Ipod Touch!

    Anyway, nice guide.
  9. phardin

    phardin New Member

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    i have an easier way, download ifile and do the same exact thing without a computer. i just did it all from my ipod
  10. xX_Dog_Food_Xx

    xX_Dog_Food_Xx New Member

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    yeah rename works just the same. but i must say nice tutorial!

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