iPod Touch - Summer Board Install Guide

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by therunnersays, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. therunnersays

    therunnersays New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    iPod Touch - Summer Board Install Guide

    Ok, so here it is. I know a lot of people have been having trouble with SummerBoard and so I took the time to replicate the problem on my iPod Touch and worked through the entire process to get it up and running. Please pay close attention to the 10 steps below. I know you're anxious to get his working, but slow down and make sure you do everything right the first time to avoid unnecessary headaches! You can do this!

    1. You'll obviously need a jailbroken iPod Touch and installer.app.

    2. Using installer on your iPod Touch, install Summer Board 2.11.

    3. Restart your iPod Touch. When your device boots back up, do NOT worry if your dock is stuck at the top of the screen. Mine was too at this point!

    4. Download this: http://www.nullriver.com/~zigzag/SummerBoard.zip

    5. Extract the files to a folder using WinZip, WinRar, or your other program of choice for extracting files.

    6. Open up your newly extracted folder.

    7. Using WinSCP, CyberDuck (for all you mac users), or your program of choice, SSH into your iPod Touch. You'll need WiFi for this. For those that don't know how to find your IP and such...here you go:

    Settings > WiFi > Under your network name tap on the blue arrow > IP Address.
    Type that into your connection box.
    User: root
    Password: alpine

    8. This is where it gets a little bit tricky, so pay close attention! Once you've SSH'd into your device navigate to these folders one at a time, delete the file/folder below in parenthesis, and replace it with the file you have just downloaded:

    /Library/Frameworks/ (SummerBoard.framework)
    /Applications/ (SMBPrefs.app)
    /var/root/Library/SummerBoard/ (Themes)
    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ (com.apple.SpringBoard.plist)


    9. Once you have successfully replaced these 4 files / folders set all permissions on the new files / folders to 0755. This will give you the ability to read, write, and execute on each file. In the case of a folder, make sure the permissions are set recursively (this means on every file in the subdirectory).

    To set permissions using WinSCP, right click on the file or folder, go to properties. Then simply type in 0755 under octal. Hit ok and repeat for all the new files.

    10. Restart your iPod Touch by holding down the top button until you get a slider to 'turn power off.' Do this and then hit the top button to boot up your iPod Touch. If you have done everything correctly then you will be looking at a fixed dock and you will be able to use SummerBoard!

    Don't forget that you can also install more themes with SummerBoard from the installer application now. Enjoy!

    Also, here is a video tutorial for installing SummerBoard (from ipodtouchmaster05):

    Part1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ulviwkWj558
    Part2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=76bvfYzw-4c

    More helpful links:

    Cyberduck:
    How To's
    Changing File Permissions

    WinSCP:
    FAQ's
    Changing File Permissions
  2. lilblondedude

    lilblondedude New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks a lot! I really appreciate this, about to try it.

    Hopefully this will solve my 'dock at the top' problem - oh that kind of has a ring to it!
  3. therunnersays

    therunnersays New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sure thing dude! Nothing like helping somebody out and learning more about the innard's of this thing.
  4. ckylesworld

    ckylesworld New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    iPod touch
    Will this still work if my ipod has the iphone apps installed, hense the N54AP file has been replaced??
  5. therunnersays

    therunnersays New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes. I had the iphone apps installed before starting any of this.
  6. ckylesworld

    ckylesworld New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    iPod touch
    Have you seen any glitches or anything since the install? Is EVERYTHING working as it should? Oh and thanks for the quick reply on my other question.
  7. dunnyy

    dunnyy New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    i just tried this and the spring board is still on top..
  8. therunnersays

    therunnersays New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    You most likely did not follow the instructions correctly then. Go back, double, and triple check everything. I went through the exact process from beginning to end twice and it all works.
  9. dunnyy

    dunnyy New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    well i set all permissions to 755 and unless i was suppose to set something to 704 then i dont see where i went wrong.. and this is my second time going through the process.
  10. nyjets21

    nyjets21 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    1
    thanks a lot i did it...however i have no clue what summerboard is what can i do to my itouch now that i installed it?

Share This Page