[Tutorial] Custom Springboard Wallpaper on 2.0

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  1. Swikity

    Swikity New Member

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    Alright, thanks to Tyr0 I am able to post this tutorial.

    First of all, the templates are attached at the end of this post.

    1) Alright, all you have to do, is make the attached 'icon.png' as the icon of any app. I chose respring. Use the attached 'icon.png' as your template to paste your own wallpapers on. If you don't know how to do that, check out this tutorial.

    2) Make sure that whatever app you choose to use as your wallpaper is placed in the bottom left spot (not on the dock). So the fourth row, first column.

    3) Then just respring and enjoy your new wallpaper!

    Tip: The wallpaper tends to go over top of your apps, so try putting pictures of your apps on the wallpaper, like I did in the attached example.

    And don't worry, your 'wallpaper app' only loads of you click on the exact spot it's located (bottom left)

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  2. jrcdude

    jrcdude New Member

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    Thanks, but I'd rather wait until SummerBoard or Customize, etc, come out so it can be done the right way.
  3. Kevdanclay

    Kevdanclay Banned

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    I thought of this too.. Nice though
  4. Swikity

    Swikity New Member

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    Lol.
    I'm only using this in the meantime.
  5. Tyr0

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    thx soooo much... it was sooooo hard for me to start making a tut, and then i kinda got pissed off and lost it, so i never posted it. Good job.

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  6. therealduckie

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    Problems:

    1. The image doesn't have to be 2000 pixels wide. That's overkill.

    2. It doesn't skin behind the dock.

    3. It doesn't skin behind the Finder Bar (top).

    4. It uses way too much system memory.

    5. It overlaps too many icons.

    Nice try and valiant effort and all, but this isn't going to work for most users.

    Now, anyone want to actually tackle the issue and find the file/location/whatever we need to replace to get a picture on our Home Desktop?

    Has no one thought to ask the SummerBoard developer what he did in 1.1.4? There has to be a path or a plist file somewhere we can edit/replace. Has to be. Period.
  7. River

    River New Member

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    This is what stopped me from trying it as well. Resources are very hard to come by.
  8. therealduckie

    therealduckie Member

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    Yea, a lot of people do not realize the amount of system memory icons take up, and also how differently an icon memory handling is done versus a desktop image.
  9. ZMOBtiger

    ZMOBtiger New Member

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    no, the developer wrote a program to insert an image...not replace one.
  10. therealduckie

    therealduckie Member

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    I've emailed them and asked, but have yet to receive a reply. I will post it when they do.

    Anyway, the point is - somewhere in Summerboard is the answer...and we should look for it. The developers may not give that sort of information away, but I am sure there are some smart individuals on this site with the knowledge to pic apart Summerboard in order to find the path.

    Until then, this method won't catch on or will cause more issues than you can imagine.

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