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How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings

How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings

Posted January 14, 2012 at 10:19pm by iClarified · 107912 views
These are instructions how to manually change strings used by the SpringBoard on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

You may want to follow these instructions if you want to customize your SpringBoard. For example, you can change the status bar message 'No Service' to a string of your choice.

Step One
You will need to have jailbroken your device and installed iFile from Cydia.

Step Two
Launch iFile by tapping its icon on your SpringBoard.
How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings

Step Three
Press the back button until you get to the root directory of your device, then select System from the list of folders.
How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard StringsHow to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings

Step Four
Press to select the Library folder then tap to select the CoreServices folder.
How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard StringsHow to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings

Step Five
Tap to choose the SpringBoard.app folder then press to select the English.lproj folder.
How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard StringsHow to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings

Step Six
Press to select SpringBoard.strings then choose Text Viewer from the popup menu that appears.
How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard StringsHow to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings

Step Seven
Navigate to the string you would like to customize then click the Edit button at the top left of the screen.
How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings

Step Eight
Change the value of the string variable to your liking then click the Save button.
How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard StringsHow to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings

Step Nine
You can now reboot your device for the changes to take effect!
How to Manually Change iPhone SpringBoard Strings
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Granit
Granit - February 15, 2015 at 12:39am
Thanks man it was the only way that worked for me :)
Shorty
Shorty - August 11, 2014 at 6:19am
Finally I dont need a stupid tweak to change my carrier name. Very very helpful.
Big B
Big B - December 20, 2012 at 6:07am
Commenters just fail to realize the actual point of this tutorial. There are far more strings that can be changed other than the carrier name. That was merely chosen as an EXAMPLE of a string in there that COULD be modified, not because that was the inherent point to gaining access to the string resources file- to modify carrier name. How does this stuff get completely overlooked by people?! Pay attentionnnn to what's going onnnnn.
A. Osorio
A. Osorio - January 15, 2012 at 2:21pm
There are severalmuch easier ways to customize your carrier name: like with SBstettings abd with Springtomize- this is a lot of extra work for nothing: maybe nice for ultra-nnerds but by far not the easiest way.
Eduart is an idiot
Eduart is an idiot - January 15, 2012 at 6:04am
Much easier: open iClarified, ignore Eduart, end
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