[HOW TO]Rename apps without them breaking!

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  1. eric_chaos

    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    Some apps don't work anymore after you rename the .app folder, such as installer, customize, and so on. Here's how to rename them without them breaking.

    1.SFTP into your iPot and navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app/English.lproj(Or whatever language) and copy LocalizedApplicationNames.strings to your computer.

    2. Go to http://140.124.181.188/~khchung/cgi-bin/plutil.cgi and convert the file into readable text.

    3. Open the newly converted file and scroll down to the bottom.

    4. Just before you see the following,
    "</dict>
    </plist>"
    Add this:
    <key>Application Identifier Here</key>
    <string>What you want the app to be called here</string>

    5. Transfer new file back to iPod.

    6. Respring.

    7. Enjoy results!
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  2. SimonTheSnowman

    SimonTheSnowman Active Member

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    cant you just SSH and rename?.............

    and have everything work?
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    Whenever i do that, some applications dont work anymore.
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    is this confirmed? cause if it works, it would be MAD HELPFUL on this theme im working on
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Ive done it before and it works perfectly.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've never tried to rename apps, but I now will be more inclined to do so in the future. Thanks, rep added.
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    what do you mean App inventory here?
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    *Identifier
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    You put the app's identifier there. You can find it in the info.plist file in the app's folder.
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    Chucky102 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know people had no basic knowledge of this. I mean, it's pretty easy to rename apps. Obviously rep for you, because some people just ask and ask without searching, helpful for the ones that don't know how to do this

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