Some question about the New firmware 2.1

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 2.X' started by Coolvibes, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Coolvibes

    Coolvibes New Member

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    I spent the whole day installing new Apps
    but i have some questions about the firmware maybe someone can help me with:

    1. Quite soon it sadly become aparent that old Apps wont work
    actualy i have got NONE apps to work after transfering by total commander
    and setting permission with icommander they all crashes
    So i read many Apps has to be ported

    Has this APPS been ported and where can i get them?:

    - Noizza
    - Blockpuzzle
    - Lights off
    - Services
    - Snes4iphone

    2. I havent begun to use themes yet but i need sugestion what program is best to use for this
    I will be doing a lot of work modding buttons in Photoshop then transfer them by total commander to change buttons by buttons in a theme

    So what program do i use to apply new themes
    and what is the adress on the ipod (With total commander) where i should go and place the themes?
    Private/Var something?

    i would need a program that can
    - Make a space between the icons and dock
    - hide dock
    etc...

    i dont remember if i used customize or summerboard for this before
    but it was quite easy

    in Winterboard (that has a poor interface) i have:
    - User wallpaper
    - User lock background
    - Transparent dock
    - Solid status bar
    - Server lock example
    - Saurik
    - No unocked icon labels (yea it says unocked not undocked

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    - No undocked icon labels (doble ?)
    - No docked icon labels
    - Dim wallpaper
    - Black navigation bar

    NO any meantion about "Hide dock or jump a line between icons and dock"
    and there is no "Restart springboard" button on the buttom in winterboard

    Did i miss something or is my winterboard version an early beta?


    3. I need instruction how to change the Battery icon and slide button
    on this new firmware
    i will be using total commander for this
    what program to use for this that is easy

    4. My biggest concern is how to set permission
    Before i did it with Squid but now squid wont work
    I tried ICommander that seem promising at first but all changes i do
    to any APPS wont simple work
    (Most of it because i got like 1-2 newer apps to work but some new apps compatible for new firmware didnt work)

    Am i supose to still set permission to 0775 or 0777?
    do i only set the Filename permission or file by file like i did in squid?

    I havent used most of SSH and stuff i feel it to complicated and my wifi conexion is not so good

    99% of all aps i installed in this new firmware is .ipa via itunes
    i cant just get .app transfered by total commander and permision changed by icommander or finder to work

    i would realy apreciate any help you can give on how to easy change permission

    fortunaly i been able to install some things with my poor wifi and cydia but not much
    it takes lot of time but atleast the download resumes

    5. How do i add new Repos in cydia like i did before on installer
    like bigboss etc.... and all the popular source
    i just see some estonian and dutch repos etc..

    by the way cydia is much more speeder than the turtle slow installer
    installer is actually useless for me now i never liked installed because combined with my conexion it was all so slow and no resume of download
  2. jpga13

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    A quick Google will help with many of these questions. The frameworks changed from 1.1.x to 2.x and the old apps can't run. SOme of those have been ported and can be found in Cydia. Most of the stuff you are trying is not needed now. Rarely do permissions need to messed with anymore like previous firmwares. If you google a winterboard guide or search here it will tell you how to convert themes. Or you can download them from cydia. There is also a thread with all the sources and such for both Installer and CYDIA but there aren't a bunch like before.
  3. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    I'm going to answer all of these questions, because I'm feeling nice today.

    1) Noiz2sa - will be in App Store soon for free.
    Block Puzzle - App Store for like $.99
    Lights Off - App Store for $.99
    Services - BossPrefs, in Cydia
    snes4iphone - in Cydia

    2) You're sort of acting like an idiot here. WinterBoard is one of the most advanced programs ever made for the iPhone/iPod touch. It can theme any graphic on the ENTIRE system, provided you know the directory. It can run html on the springboard, so that you can have the current weather, a 6 day forecast, an analog clock, or The current date anywhere on the SpringBoard. You will be using WinterBoard, and no, it is not in beta. It is in almost the most advanced stage it could possibly be in.

    For WinterBoard, you will be going to /Library/Themes/ to change the themes. The themes need to be called "SDFGSDFG.theme", and this thread will show you how to change basic things with WinterBoard.

    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102569

    3) http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102569

    4) Sadly, I cannot help you with cracked apps. But I will say that for other apps that you get off of here legitly should have 755 permisions recursively (all files and subfolders)

    5) Install Cydia Community Sources, and thats all you need. Everything thatr has been made will be in there, unless your looking for stupid cracked sh*t.
  4. Coolvibes

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    Thanks for answering my questions

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    i cant find lights off in App store is it not avaible yet?
    snes4iphone is it avaible in cydia yet public or only for betatesters yet?

    about winterboard maybe i dont understand it
    but i just checked the settings interface
    i asked because maybe the version i have is incorrect?
  5. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    Check your PM's.

    Lights off is already available.

    No, you have the right version. It only comes with commonly requested things (No icon labels, Transparent dock, solid status bar), and other themes in Cydia will do the themeing. It auto-respringsd when you exit, so you don't need a respring button.
  6. Coolvibes

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    There is not an option to jump over the last row of icons
    something i need for a theme
    default ipod has 4 rows and the 5th is the dock
    in winterboard i could disable the dock but not remove the 4th row
    like i could in customize before

    What program can i use to remove the 4th row for theming?
  7. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    Go into Cydia, and click "More Package Sources". Scroll down to Steffwiz, and install it.

    Let it refreesh, and then open the "Changes" tab. Install some blank apps (10 should be good, unless you only want 4), and then exit Cydia. Go to the last page of your iPod, and hold down on the first empty space. It should start to wiggle and have an "X". Drag that to the first page, and replace the bottom row with it.

    There is no known way to auto-skip the 4th row on 2.x
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    in winterboard ther eis no "jump line" as you call it... because you can do that yourself.... hold untill it wiggles... and move to the next screen over... and you can theme more things using winterboard than summerboard....
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    Coolvibes New Member

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    Yea figured that out now
    winterboard seemed to have so little options at first
    but then i installed some themes and battery things
    and it showed up as new buttons in winterboard to Turn On/off
    quite impressive

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    and no need to jump line yea i just wiggle the icons and move

    This is just a bit new to me but i am getting it now

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    Great winterboard and firmware

    2 more questions for now:

    1. I keep getting some minor crashes when using some apps after sometimes using it (like cydia when watching screenshots of stuff avaible)
    it crashes back to springboard
    i had same issue with summerboard on old firmware
    any suggestion what might be causing this and how to fix it?

    2. Whats the adress again on ipod to manualy put battery themes on
    i cant find the battery themes i used in cydia (looked like a 3d time bomb)
    so i might want to put it in manualy (total commander)
  10. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    Look up in my first post for a link to another thread where it tells you how to do baterries with WinterBoard.

    As for the crashing, Cydia is most likely a huge RAM hog due to it's beastly powers, so crashing might happen once in a while.

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