Winterboard and app store

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 2.X' started by colonel, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. colonel

    colonel New Member

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    I don't suppose any one knows if winterboard or something like it will ever be available on app store? I am pretty happy with the free stuff on app store the only thing I miss is being able to make a custom background.
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    nah it's not allowed in there

    'cos it modifies system files or somethin' like that
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    ^correct and apple strictly said not to mess around with the frameworks
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    An application in the app store cannot work outside of its own .app directory. Therefore, apps that interface with other apps, system files, or itunes music directory will never be allowed in the app store.
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    potroast32 Banned

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    Let's be honest though, apple will give in eventually. Maybe not till new gen though, but that could be soon.
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    It took Sony like...4 years? before custom themes for the psp? The iPod touch hasn't even been out a year.
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    ricardofelix95 Banned

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    Actually it doesn't, it like summerboard, but more powerful
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    4 years?! wow
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    ricardofelix95 Banned

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    Yeah, I was going crazy when official themes came out, I had to use Custom FW for themes

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    What Apple will do is create a special "theme" framework or some such and then release THAT to developers for customization. Or they'll take the best bits of programs like Customize and Winterboard/Summerboard and integrate it into the iPhone OS itself.
    But not for a while.

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