[Idea] Multiple Accounts on iDevice

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  1. MarksiPodTouch.com

    MarksiPodTouch.com New Member

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    I think it would be cool if they made something to where when you turn your iDevice on you could have multiple accounts, like windows does. I don't know if this is possible, but it would be cool!
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    and the point of this would be? you already cant customize an idevice too much and most people dont share an ipod like they would a computer with the rest of the family
  3. Screamworks

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    A kind of Winterboard login would be kool like that. Like you "log in" and all your apps are placed in the right place, correct theme is set, and any categories folders are filled with what you want.
    And then you could change "accounts" and it would all be set up another way.
    SpringBack does a basic version of this. But no categories support, etc.
  4. MarksiPodTouch.com

    MarksiPodTouch.com New Member

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    that would be cool
  5. DHowett

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    I did look into this at one point - created a new user, home directory, and set of launch daemon plists that referred to the new user instead of "mobile", but SpringBoard would not start properly. I hacked at it for about an hour and gave up, reverting the modified files and trashing the new user. That was with 2.2.1.

    Things needed:
    • UIKit Login Manager
    • Knowledge of the initialization SpringBoard does so we can supplant it. For example, if SpringBoard isn't running, the watchdog will reboot the device; etc.
    • A way to change around the user-specific launchdaemons, or launch them after device init, as the new user; this necessarily bypasses launchd.
    • UIKit account manager.

    All in all, it's a pretty invasive change... but it could still be cool.
  6. Torin_93

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    But unless you are married this isnt exactly useful because iPods are personal objects only used by generally one person. I just see no use although its an interesting idea!
  7. Sunrisemoon

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    I got an easy way to do this. Just create a folder for the "Account" you want. You could also use one of those passwording apps to password the folders. There you go, accounts!
  8. lakers123

    lakers123 New Member

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    exactly
  9. Noogah

    Noogah Active Member

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    Exsqueeze me, did you read the post above you?

    Always read the thread! M'kay?
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    Sunrisemoon New Member

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    I did, and I was just explaining to the OP it can be done.

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