To all those having problems with Customize 2.0...

Discussion in 'iOS Themes and Customization' started by Sarcasm Siempre, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Sarcasm Siempre

    Sarcasm Siempre New Member

    May 9, 2008
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    iPod touch
    NOTE: This applies to you only if you are running firmware 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.1, or 2.2.

    Several people have been posting lately that they can't get Customize 2.0 to work. This is an attempt to reduce the number of repetitive threads out there.

    What's wrong with Customize?
    Customize will not run unless it either:
    1) Detects a theme in its themes folder (private/var/mobile/Library/Customize2).
    2) Can connect to the themes server.

    Now, the themes server has been down since around July, so #2 gets thrown out the window. So that means that the only way you will get Customize to run is if you can find a Customize-formatted theme online somewhere, in which case you can SSH it in.

    So if I SSH a theme in, will it start and run normally?
    It will start, but it won't run normally. If you try to change anything, you'll receive the error message, "Customize could not find the necessary files to run offline. Go online and run Customize to update the files." You're getting this error message because it can't connect to the themes server, and it most likely never will be able to.

    If Customize doesn't work, what do I use instead?
    Use WinterBoard. It's much more powerful and easy to use. Install it from Cydia. If you hate it, too bad, because it's all you've got.

    Hope this helped.
  2. sprint_user

    sprint_user New Member

    Apr 27, 2008
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    iPad 2 (Black)
    Nice guide, hioe this helps people, but Im sure many people or done with customize, winterboard kinda took over

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