iFile: Tutorial for changing system strings - no ssh, customize, or erica utilities

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  1. HM82

    HM82 New Member

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    Hello,

    I've been experimenting recently with different methods for changing the system strings of my iPod Touch 2G. (My iPod is running jailbroken 2.2.1 Firmware)

    I came across an app (which can be found in cydia), known as "iFile."
    It allows me to view, edit, or delete the various files stored on my iPod.
    I will now list the steps in changing the system strings of the springboard...

    1. Download iFile from Cydia.
    2. Open iFile and navigate to the first page (the one entitled "/")
    3. Then select "System"
    4. Then select "Library"
    5. Then select "CoreServices"
    6. Then select "SpringBoard.app"
    7. Then select "English.Iproj"
    8. Then select "SpringBoard.strings"
    9. Now you will be brought to a long list of code. You will need to search the text for recognizable strings, such as : "slide to unlock", "slide to power off", "Enter Passcode."
    10. Once found, select "Edit" and change that text into what you would like for it to say instead.
    11. Then select "Save", and close iFile.
    12. Now you will want to respring you Springboard.
    13. When your iPod respring is complete, the strings you changed will show!

    I hope this helps anyone in need of a quick method to alter system strings

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  2. sprint_user

    sprint_user New Member

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    I didn't know that about iFile, thanks!
  3. breakkdown

    breakkdown Active Member

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    Nice Tutorial
  4. Mortel

    Mortel Active Member

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    Great post, should help a lot of people. I've noticed a lot of people wondering about system strings lately.

    I myself didn't even know about iFile.
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    Nice. Thanks for posting!
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    voLcoM¯ New Member

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    hmmmm, this could possibly make it easier to change to the horizontal task bar

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  8. HM82

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    Update:

    If you search iFile's Application folder, you will find that it is also possible to change the strings which appear in apps aswell. For example, I have recently edited some of the strings found in the Preferences.app
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    very nice. i like it, thanks.
  10. SooperG

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    Anyone know where the Slide to Unlock string is located? Just generally, like, near the middle, closer to the bottom, something like that. Cuz I can't find it.

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