[TUTORIAL] How to re-name applications- 2.0 EDITION!

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  1. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    Out with the old and in with the new! Nowadays, many of you are running firmware 2.0. And guess what:

    It is now possible to change the names of native applications on firmware 2.0 on an iPod Touch or iPhone!!

    A huge thank you goes to jonesy44 who pretty much figured this out!

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    Note!
    Remember to backup everything that you are going to edit BEFORE you edit it. You will not be reminded anywhere else in this tutorial!

    What you will need:

    • Jailbroken iPod Touch/iPhone with firmware 2.0
    • WinSCP or other SSH client
    • OpenSSH from Cydia
    Instructions:

    1.
    SSH into your iPoT/iPhone and find the folder of the application you would like to rename.

    2. Copy the Info.plist to your desktop. You may have to convert it to a readable file. You can do that here.

    3. Open up that newly converted file and look near the bottom where it says
    <integer>(some number)</integer>and also look for
    </dict>
    4. To rename te appliaction, insert these two lines of code between those two lines above.
    <key>UIRoleDisplayName</key>
    <string></string>In In between <string> and </string> you can put whatever you want, this will be the name of your new application.

    5. Copy the edited Info.plist back into the applcation's folder.

    Note: On lower firmwares, all you would have to do is copy back this file and you're done. This is where it's different. ALSO, this is the part that Jonesy44 discovered

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    6. In the folder of the application that you are renaming, look for the Enlgish.lproj folder.

    7. Double click on UIRoleDisplayNames.strings to edit it.

    8. Then edit the string code again under the key you want. Example:
    <key>VideoPlayer</key>
    <string>Video</string>
    9. Save it and you're done!


    Again, a big thanks to Jonesy44, who should take credit for most of this.

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    Note: YES, you CAN just change the name of the app folder, but for people like me who like to do it this way, here you go

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  2. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    What about jailbroken apps, where there is no English.lproj folder?

    Edit: Editing info.plist and renaming .app folder works.
  3. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    This is for native apps. I need to add that. Thanks for the heads up.
  4. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    i already knew how to do this but nice guide

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  5. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    i think most people already know, but whatever

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