[TUTORIAL] Change Slider Text

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  1. xjamesd93

    xjamesd93 New Member

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    In this tutorial I will teach you how to change the text where it would normally say:

    "Slide To Unlock"
    "Sync In Progress"
    "Enter Passcode"
    "Slide To Power Off"
    "Slide To Cancel"

    Ok....first thing is to open up notepad

    Copy and paste the following text in-between the lines (dont include lines)
    _______________________________________

    "AWAY_LOCK_LABEL" = "enter text here";
    "SYNC_IN_PROGRESS" = "enter text here";
    "ENTER_PASSCODE" = "enter text here";
    "POWER_DOWN_LOCK_LABEL" = "enter text here";
    "SLIDE_TO_CANCEL" = "enter text here";
    ________________________________________

    Now that you have that pasted in notepad, replace the "enter text here" with whatever you wish...DO NOT delete the quotation marks!

    Once you are finished save it to your desktop as "SpringBoard.strings"
    MAKE SURE TO ERASE .txt IF EVER APPEARS IN ANY STEP


    Now open up WinScp and go back once, then click "Stash" then "Themes". Now click f7 to create a new folder, and name the folder "SliderText". Now enter that folder and create another folder named "Bundles". Inside Bundles create another folder named "com.apple.springboard". Inside that folder create a folder named "en.lproj" (see asterick at bottom of this post). Now drag the SpringBoard.strings file on your desktop into that folder.

    Now get your ipod and enter winterboard and select "SliderText", once it resprings your new text should appear.

    Hope This Helps!!!

    *** Where I put en.lproj, the "en" stands for English. What you put there needs to be the language set on your ipod. Ex: If your language is Dutch, you would put nl.lproj...hope this helps with confusion...hopefully i will get a list of all languages.

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    Also "tntxx9" pointed out something that might help some of you:

    At first it wasnt working. My ipod is in English BUT the region format is in portuguese and at the beginning i put the folder with the name "en.lproj" and it didn't work and then i put "pt.lproj" and it worked !

    --hopfully that will help
  2. Exosion

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    Didn't work...
  3. LPDude

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    yep didnt work for me
  4. xjamesd93

    xjamesd93 New Member

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    Are you putting quotation marks around folder names? If so erase them. And you also have to check it in winterboard..other than that idk
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    Also everything is case sensitive
  5. Exosion

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    I'm not, but you realize you can manually change them in the springboard.app folder?
  6. NeSEncHo

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    It is less safe, as you are modifying an important system file. If you do back things up correctly, it is possible to fix, though the safer was is to do it through WinterBoard.
  7. juggnasty

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    I just tried it and no dice.
  8. NeSEncHo

    NeSEncHo Active Member

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    To people with problems, make sure it is actually being saved as SpringBoard.strings, and not SpringBoard.strings.txt. Notepad has a nasty habit of doing this. It is especially hard to detect if you have "Hide Extensions for Known File Types" enabled.

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    This Method works perfectly for me. As long as it is definitely named SpringBoard.strings, with nothing else, it WILL work.
  9. xjamesd93

    xjamesd93 New Member

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    Thanks jlocalled. I forgot all about that!
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