iOS 4.0 :: Warning on iPad images in your iOS ::

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  1. rykah

    rykah Member

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    DO NOT go triggerhappy with image deletion in Springboard.app for the sake of making your device faster, even if it isn't used for your device. I screwed over my 3GS this way-- I deleted every image that was designed for the iPad (ones with T in it, or 72, or variations of images with Portrait and Landscape).

    Springboard.app crashed, and wouldn't start up. A hard reset didn't cut it, and I tried that after an unsuccessful respring. It tried repeatedly to start SpringBoard and failed constantly. Luckily I remembered that while it's 1 AM Central Time, it's only 11 PM Pacific Time. That meant Apple hasn't stopped 0.1 signing (at around midnight), and I can still restore using a saved restore file and still be jailbroken. I was almost in tears. ;-;

    All this means: Alter images for YOUR device, and do it CAREFULLY. I know it sounds obvious, but it's true. The iPad images aren't even loaded into non-iPad springboards, so DO NOT TOUCH.


    I probably won't be able to answer questions due to sleep and restorative work, but I'll see what I can do in the morning.
    ...well, later this morning.
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    deadlyvirus New Member

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    Handy tip: Unless you exactly what you are doing and have made a proper backup, LEAVE THE SPRINGBOARD FOLDER ALONE. Really, you shouldn't EVER delete anything out of SpringBoard EVER.
  3. rykah

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    Yeah, I know. I was replacing files and backing up files (mainly in the Switcher/Folder department) with success and glee, and I thought: Ya know what? I'm not using these iPad images.

    I'm a dolt.
  4. Oliver Barker

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    Yer, i did this before and I didn't have ssh access long enough during a respiring attempt cycle to copy in the springboard app backup I'd made. I h ad to update to 3.2.1 which at the time wasn't jail broken. I was in tears!
  5. rykah

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    It's really weird though, how an iPhone relies on unused iPad images to work properly...
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    iBricked Well-Known Member

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    I keep a backup of everything, I installed this tweak, anything I delete, gets converted to .bak.

    Be careful, don't get c*cky and say you know everything, you are not me,jk.
  7. rykah

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    I'm sorry, but I didn't host a tweak here. Plus, this topic is über old.

    I just held ALT and pressed 0252, I had no clue it would come up with the letter I needed for über. LOL
  8. xXrkidXx

    xXrkidXx Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that you crashed your Springboard this way. A mobileSubstrate Addon HAD to have caused it, those images(Unless ones installed by a MS addon) are loaded even in safemode.

    I have gone through and deleted all the iPad images and iPhone 4 images from my iPhone 3G and it runs pretty snappily.

    Just make sure you know what you'r doing.
  9. rykah

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    All I know is that I resprung, deleted evey iPad image in SpringBoard.app, and resprung again. The second one didn't work, and I went into a never-ending crash loop.
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    xXrkidXx Well-Known Member

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    You must have deleted something important.. Removing images(Even ones it uses) have no effect on the OS, that Image just wont show up in the UI. You might have deleted a plist on accident or a file you thought you didn't need.

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