Make and use themes with WinterBoard
Section 27: Gruppled theme
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Section E - Expanding or collapsing sections by default
Once again edit the config.js file to change these settings.
You can configure which sections are opened or closed by default. I realize the instructions are
a little confusing regarding this. When something is commented out, and set true, then it is open
by default. I also set my expanding and collapsing animations to true and changed the duration to
350 miliseconds, which I liked better than the default 450. I also unhid my empty sections; I
just like to see everything.
The script above displays the lockscreen this way by default.
Section F - Customizing the Tea LockBackground theme
While I do like the artwork in the wallpaper theme, I'd rather see my own photographs instead.
Here is the easiest way to substitute your images into the already existing theme. Go to your
Themes.xxxxxx folder. Go into Tea LockBackground.theme/Wallpappers. You will need eight images
(unless you want to figure out how to rewrite the control script to add more images) named the same
thing as the existing images. Each image will display for three hours of the day. Remember, you
need to be able to read the various sections on your lockscreen, so I would select images that are
more muted, or at least don't have blown out bright areas in them. Keep in mind, scripts that
control wallpapers are battery drainers.
Before adding my pictures to the Wallpapers folder, I renamed all the original images by appending
a 1 on theme, just in case. I still don't like the image blending I always seem to catch (except in
this screen shot), so I'll cover another method of displaying your own images (and regaining your
main battery charging graphics too). It will involve the removal of the Tea LockBackground in its
Section G - The disappearing status bar...
Sometimes this graphic just decides to do its own thing. I hear it's a bug with 3.0 firmware.
To solve this simply edit the info.plist file found in the Gruppled Art theme. Remove the
two highlighted lines completely. Then reupload it to the iPhone.
Section H - Alternate TelephonyUI graphics
So far all my screen shots have shown the slider graphics found in the Gruppled Art theme. If
you would rather use the default slide to unlock, slide to answer, and slide to power down graphics
(or any other graphic you like), simply replace the graphics in the
Gruppled Art.theme/Bundles/com.apple.TelephonyUI folder, and replace the text file
(SpringBoard.strings) in the Gruppled Art.theme/Bundles/com.apple.springboard/en.lproj folder. Or
you can just download this stock theme I made
the original graphics and text. Note: I'm only including the en.lproj file, you will have to
localize non-English files.
First, transfer this folder to your Themes.xxxxxx folder. Then
place the theme above the Gruppled Art theme in your WinterBoard list and activate it.
There they are, the stock sliders and text are back again. Why are my wallpaper images different
from the first to the last image? Because In the first screen
I'm using Tea LockBackground and I've replaced the stock wallpaper images with my own images. In the
third screen, I've set the trees photo as my wallpaper from the default wallpapers folder in the
Settings menu. I'll be fixing this mess in Step 3.
If you would rather tap to unlock instead of sliding, simply place the Gruppled LockInfo theme
above the Gruppled Art theme.
This creates a real mismatched set of controls however... If you want to customize the lock/phone
button at the bottom, then create custom bottombarknobgray.png, and bottombarknobgreen.png files and
place them in Gruppled LockInfo/Bundles/com.apple.TelephonyUI.
Section I - Blocking system pop up graphics
When you miss a call, receive a voicemail, et cetera, the iPhone sends you a pop up alert (and a
tone) like the one below. This pop up can be turned off. Launch Cydia and go to the
david.ashman.com/beta repository. Install Popup Blocker. Restart the SpringBoard, and pop ups will
be blocked. Be sure to go into the Settings application. Popup Blocker installs a very detailed
control panel in there.
Section J - Getting the silent mode icon to show up in the status bar
I've got three iPhones and this is the only way I can make the silent mode indicator appear in the
Launch Cydia, then add http://cy.sosiphone.com as a source. Then install StatusNotifier. Turn on
silent mode and you should see the icon for it in your status bar on the lockscreen.
If you would like to further configure StatusNotifier, then launch Settings, and you will see there
is a menu entry for it.
Section K - Removing relative dates, and/or the events counter
In my calendar section I don't like that it tells me an event is occurring in 2 days, in 3 days,
Here is how you remove that. Download my edited lockinfo.js file
Decompress the zip
file and upload the .js file back to the iPhone at
Gruppled LockInfo.theme/Bundles/com.ashman.LockInfo/js/. Respring and you will see the change.
If you want to know exactly what I changed in the script, then go the thread discussing this theme
post #2563. Read the code example that Gruppler posted.
If you would also like to get rid of those numbers in parentheses next to the date, then download
my other lockinfo.js file
Decompress the zip
file and upload the .js file back to the iPhone. Respring and you will see both changes.
If you want to know exactly what I changed in the script this time, then go the thread discussing
this theme here,
and read post #2563. Read the code example that GilbertMark posted.
Section L - Removing album art from the lockscreen
If you don't like seeing the album art covering your lockscreen information (note the voicemail
banner at the bottom), then install the NoAA application from Cydia.
Here we are, back to normal. Note: You can also use the settings panel in LockInfo to affect
the media player controls.
I may continue to update this section, should people request more instructions.