[Tutorial] Change App Names on iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Themes and Customization' started by Wanderermy, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Wanderermy

    Wanderermy New Member

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    This is for the name that displayed on your iPhone.

    All you need is WinRAR and WordPad.

    1. Open iTunes.
    2. Navigate to Library > Apps.
    3. Right click on the app that you want to change the name.
    4. Click "Get Info".
    5. Note down the version number.

    6. Drag the app from iTunes to the desktop.
    6.5 Unsync and Delete the app from iTunes.
    7. With WinRAR, navigate to whatever.ipa > Payload > whatever.app
    7.5 Note down the whatever before .app
    8. Drag the Info.plist to your desktop.
    8.5 Do NOT close the WinRAR window.

    9. Open it with WordPad.
    10. C/P this + self explainatory:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    	<key>CFBundleDevelopmentRegion</key>
    	<string>en</string>
    	<key>CFBundleDisplayName</key>
    	<string>[COLOR="Green"][B]*Name you want to see display on your iPhone*[/B][/COLOR]</string>
    	<key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
    	<string>[COLOR="Blue"][B]*The whatever before .app*[/B][/COLOR]</string>
    	<key>CFBundleIconFile</key> 	
    	<string>[COLOR="Green"][B]*Ususally icon.png*[/B][/COLOR]</string>
    	<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
    	<string>com.yourcompany.[COLOR="Blue"][B]*The whatever before .app*[/B][/COLOR]</string>
    	<key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key>
    	<string>6.0</string>
    	<key>CFBundleName</key>
    	<string>[COLOR="Blue"][B]*The whatever before .app*[/B][/COLOR]</string>
    	<key>CFBundlePackageType</key>
    	<string>APPL</string>
    	<key>CFBundleResourceSpecification</key>
    	<string>ResourceRules.plist</string>
    	<key>CFBundleSignature</key>
    	<string>????</string>
    	<key>CFBundleVersion</key>
    	<string>[B][COLOR="Orange"]*version number*[/COLOR][/B]</string>
    	<key>DTPlatformName</key>
    	<string>iphoneos</string>
    	<key>NSMainNibFile</key>
    	<string>MainWindow</string>
    	<key>SignerIdentity</key>
    	<string>Apple iPhone OS Application Signing</string>
    	<key>UIStatusBarHidden</key> 	
    	<true/>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    11. Save it and drag it back to the WinRAR window.
    12. Drag it back to itunes.
    13. Sync ... Done!
  2. Will Finlay

    Will Finlay Member

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    why would you want to change it though? whats the point really?
  3. JackT09

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    yea this is slightly pointless becuase if you dont like the labels you can use NoUnDockedIcon thing in winter board and what if you have 2 apps with the same name you cant theme both..
  4. iBricked

    iBricked Well-Known Member

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    I changed appstore to crapstore. I also changed itunes to friedtunes. It creates more interesting iphones.
  5. pyromatic

    pyromatic New Member

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    Interesting use lol
  6. ariphas

    ariphas New Member

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    Yay! This is just what I was looking for! Thanks!

    If you guys want to know what my problem was, I had two apps with the same display name so when I gave them a custom icon it affected them both. Rename did nothing.
  7. m0in

    m0in Well-Known Member

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    One use would be renaming textPlus to SMS

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