FolderSwitcherColor

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    I would just like to know if there is an equivalent Cydia tweak that applies for iPads. I tried downloading FolderSwitcherColor which was free, changed the colour using Winterboard and the colour changed but it didn't stretch the length of the iPad's multitasking tray. So there were massive black bars on each side.

    Just want to know if I missed a setting or if there's another tweak that I can download that does the same thing or if it's simply impossible.

    Cheers - rocket!

    (if it helps I've got an iPad 3 64gb Wifi running on 5.1.1 absenthe- or something)
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    All the tweak does is change the .png image for your folder and multitask bar backgrounds. Unfortunately, as you've discovered, the .png images are not big enough (or named properly) for the iPad. However, that's easily fixed if you have iFile (or something like iFunbox on your computer). So, to fix, here's what you do:

    (1) Find an image that is 2048 x 2048. That is the size used/required by the retina iPad 3 (and yeah, it helped knowing what generation of iPad you have). Name that image "FolderSwitcherBG@2x~ipad.png" (and remember that the iPad is case-sensitive - upper or lowercase matters).

    (2) Go into that theme folder (var/stash/Themes..../[whichever color you want to use]/Bundles/com.apple.springboard) and add the image. You can either delete the exisiting iPhone image or leave it - it won't matter.

    (3) Then, in Winterboard, re-select that color theme and then respring. It should be fine and show your new image.

    Do note that you can put any image into these theme folders. As long as it's the proper size and name, you can have any image you desire or can find.

    In fact, this theme is merely a colorization of the stock Apple linen wallpaper. You could color it yourself and then put it into your theme. The image is located at: /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app. Using iFile, navigate to the file location (same name as I wrote earlier) and save it to your camera roll. Then, you can use an app or your computer to change the color to what you want. Once you've re-colored it, put it in that theme as I described above, respring and tada! You've got a new colored switcher.

    Hope this helps. Holler back if you have more questions.

    Marilyn

    P.S. I've just re-read your question and noticed you are running iOS 5.1.1 on that iPad 3. So, your file name may be a bit different than the one on my iPad 3 running iOS 6. To ensure you've got the correct name, check in that CoreServices folder. The name will start with "FolderSwitcher" but it may end differently. You'll still do the same process - you just have to make sure the name is correct (else it won't work).
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    Ah great, nice one, it worked. Cheers for the reply.

    Oh and another question:

    If I wanted to change the NC background to the same wallpaper would that be possible?

    I tried the same trick you said, about replacing the image and renaming it, but it didn't work in the same way. The NC just took the stock dull greyish linen background... wait...

    If I could find that picture could I overwrite that? Where can I find it?! =)

    Cheers - rocket!!
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    All I can suggest is to browse in that CoreServices folder that I mentioned and look for any images pertaining to "Bulletin." One of them is called BulletinBuddy and its a full 2048 x 2048 - maybe that's it? It may take a bit of experimentation to find the file you need to change...

    I'd just like to caution you when wandering around in your iPad's innards - be careful. You can seriously mess up an iPad if you change or delete a system file. That's why I like to use Winterboard - if you mess up a file there it's no biggy as you've not messed with system files.

    My recommendation is to do this search by trial and error: Find a .png image, save it, color it, put it in that theme you already have, respring and check if it works. Just keep doing that until you find the one that makes your NC background change. Yes, it'll be a pain in the ... knee :))) to try it by onsies and twosies, but think of the satisfaction you'll have when you get it! :)

    Good luck and happy hunting! Holler back if you need more help (or, when you've successfully completed your project).

    Marilyn
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    Thanks, I managed to figure out how to change it.
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    Awesome! I hope wasn't too much trouble.. :) And, now that you know how to change those two .pngs, you can change them whenever you wish. One of the more cooler things about jail breaking - theming!

    Thanks for telling us you got it sorted. It's always good to hear back on the success stories.

    Marilyn

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