Get 5 column iPod Touch/iPhone Springboard

Discussion in 'Apple iOS' started by Dukes 1800, Feb 9, 2009 with 12 replies and 3,065 views.

  1. Dukes 1800

    Dukes 1800 Getting There

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    First of all I want to say that I didnt discover this hack. This will give you 5 vertical rows of icons and 4 horizontal. Works great if you have a lot of apps or dont like lots of pages.

    Before I start you need to have a jailbroken device on 2.x.x

    Heres the tut:
    1. Download these packages from Cydia (you can find them by searching):
    -MobileSubstrate
    -MobileTerminal- you will use this to enter enable the 5 columns
    -Ruby
    -Ericas Utilities
    2. Download 1 of these to your computer to a spot where you will be able to easily find them (I suggest the desktop)
    [Click here to view the link]
    or
    [Click here to view the link]
    3. Now you need to know how to SSH into your device. You do this on your computer. There is a good tut on this site to learn how to ssh. Go to private/var/mobile then drag and drop the file you downloaded in step 2 into the mobile folder.
    4. Open up Mobile Terminal (you downloaded this earlier)
    -Type in "su root" (case doesnt matter and no "s)
    -Next it should ask for a password, the default is "alpine" (again no "s) unless you changed it otherwise. Note you wont see what you are typing.
    -Next type in "dpkg -i fcsb-054.deb" exactly like that but no "s, then hit return
    -Text should come on your screen. After it is done, exit out of terminal by pressing the home button.
    5. Reboot your device.
    6. Thats it! you should have 5 columns and 4 rows!


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB8j7QCpHdI&feature=channel_page[/ame]

    Currently I dont know how to get rid of it besides restoring your iPod.
    Press the Thanks button of you like this mod and if it worked for you!
    Feel free to ask any questions!
     
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  2. Forgoten Dynasty

    Forgoten Dynasty Free Sosa #bangbang Premium

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    I can barely fallow that.
    Care to be more descriptive for people who may actually not know how to do it?
     
  3. UKmonkey

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    How do I go to private/var/mobile?
     
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  5. UKmonkey

    UKmonkey Getting There

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    Yeah a quick google got me to iPhoneBrowser seems to be doing the same thing I however can't see Mobile Terminal.
     
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    Dukes 1800

    Dukes 1800 Getting There

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    i will edit it try to give more detail

    it seems pretty clear to me, where do you think it needs to be cleared up?
     
  7. UKmonkey

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    Please mention that mobile terminal is an app, also read it out loud, its obvious that it can be confusing if you read it out loud not in your head.

    It worked thank you VERY much.
    here's a SS

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Ibdc

    Ibdc Retired Retired

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    Post some screen shots, I wanna see what it looks like, like this, before I go through with it.
     
  9. Forgoten Dynasty

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    its both an app and can be done in WinSCP by pressing ctrl+T you will open up terminal in WinSCP
     
  10. UKmonkey

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    It goes by the name Terminal so I didn't know where it was, LOL. Added a Screenshot.
     
  11. Forgoten Dynasty

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    That actually looks alot better then i thought it was going to i thought it would just look like a cluster**** of icons
     
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    Dukes 1800

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    the video is added in the original post check it out
     
  13. UKmonkey

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    Without Winterboard:

    [​IMG]

    Not as good but hey its gotta be the skin.

    Feel free to put these in the post so poeple can see what it looks like.