[TUTORIAL] How to re-name applications

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  1. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    Ok this has probably been posted before but I just found out and I wanted to share my knowledge.

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    Lets begin!

    * = see footnote

    What you need:

    • an iPod Touch/iPhone
    • SSH client such as WinSCP
    • An application you want to rename.
    • A text editor

    1.
    SSH into your iPoT/iPhone and find the folder of the application you want to rename. It will be in /Applications.

    2A. Open the folder and find "Info.plist"* You will most likely need to convert this file into a readable format. You can do that at this site:
    Convert Apple Property list from binary to text XML

    2B. Take the converted file and sae it to your desktop. Make sure it is called "Info.plist" and overwrite the old Info.plist in the app's folder with the new one.

    3. Open the file in the text editor of your choice.** I chose the app Agile Mobile (a great instant messaging app, i recommend it to everyone). My Info.plist looks like this:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//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>CFBundleExecutable</key>
        <string>am</string>
        <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
        <string>com.agilemobile.agilemessenger</string>
        <key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key>
        <string>0.1</string>
        <key>CFBundleName</key>
        <string>Agile Messenger</string>
        <key>CFBundlePackageType</key>
        <string>APPL</string>
        <key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key>
        <string>0.0.1</string>
        <key>CFBundleSignature</key>
        <string>????</string>
        <key>CFBundleVersion</key>
        <string>1.0</string>
        <key>SBUsesNetwork</key>
        <integer>3</integer>
    
    </dict>
    </plist>
    
    4. To rename this application, we will insert two lines of code between
    Code:
    <integer>3</integer>
    and
    Code:
    </dict>
    .

    Add these two lines:
    Code:
    <key>UIRoleDisplayName</key>
        <string></string>
    5. I want this app to be called SMS, so mine looks like this
    Code:
    <key>UIRoleDisplayName</key>
        <string>SMS</string>
    You can put whatever you want between <string> and </string>

    6. Save this edited Info.plist and overwrite your old one.

    7. Restart your iPoT/iPhone and you're done!

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    Note: This will only change the name that is displayed on the Springboard, below the app's icon. It will not change anything else.
    Footnotes:
    *The "Info.plist" contains information about the application.

    **If you are using WinSCP, after you save the converted file and overwrite the old one, right click on the file in the app's folder and click "Edit". A window will pop up and you will see your Info.plist, all nicely organized. TO save, just click the "save" button.


    If you need any help, just post here. Good luck!
  2. 92nate92

    92nate92 New Member

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    nice...this will help out a lot of people that dont know how to do thins already
  3. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    anyone else.....?
  4. BroadStBullies

    BroadStBullies Well-Known Member

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    hey great tutorial but you messed up a little.
    you put this.
    "To rename this application, we will two lines of code between"
  5. f1av0rflave

    f1av0rflave Banned

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    if you update the app in installer, will you have to repeat the process?
  6. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    i dont know.....i havent tried it. but i think you probably do.

    @HITMAN45
    thanks for the correction

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  7. TheDuke1122

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    Thanks alot dude. I may have been one of the few who didn't know how to do this before, but it just worked perfectly with winscp. Thanks again.
  8. MadSon011

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    in WinSCP you can just go to the applications folder and left-click rename. that simple
  9. agarwal1

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    Sometimes that causes the devastating SWOD.
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    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    I tried that and it gave me spinning wheel of death. Ive heard the same from a lot of people.

    Have you tried this? Can you confirm that it works?

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