1. ELS718's Avatar
    i have looked on every forum possible, every YouTube video regarding this and have found nothing. Its all either outdated or just doesnt work. Now does anybody, i mean aaaanybody know how to change "slide to unlock" text on your lockscreen...8GB-3G-2.2
    02-02-2009 03:55 PM
  2. melwan's Avatar
    of course

    I am assuming you are jailbroken, so you need WinterBoard from Cydia.

    After you install it, follow these steps:

    - SSH into your phone (Google if you don't know how; plenty of tutorials)
    - Browse to the themes folder (/root/Library/Themes)
    - Create a new folder (call it "Test" for now)
    - Create a folder inside Test and name it "Bundles"
    - Create a folder inside Bundles and name it "com.apple.springboard"
    - Create a folder inside com.apple.springboard and name it "en.lproj"
    - Create a text file and name it "SpringBoard.strings"
    - Add this inside the text file:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "by hBLOXs @ iszene.com">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <string>Slide to Unlock...</string>
    - Now, edit the text file to replace "Slide to Unlock" with anything you want
    - Save the file and place it inside the en.lproj folder.
    - Launch WinterBoard, select the theme "Test" and make sure you place it on the top of the list.
    - Respring and enjoy

    btw, you can go back and change the name from "Test" to anything you want and the change will be reflected in WinterBoard. The name will not make a difference in terms of functionality; it's just for you to identify the theme in WinterBoard.

    Let me know if you run into any trouble.

    I hope this is helpful.
    Last edited by melwan; 02-02-2009 at 05:17 PM.
    02-02-2009 05:14 PM
  3. canoo#IM's Avatar
    I have ipod touch 1g 2.2.1 firmware.
    I have done erevy single step what you have told but it didn't work. the text still appears. What i have to do .. ?? HELPPP!!!
    05-03-2009 08:14 AM
  4. canoo#IM's Avatar
    i mean the "slide to unlock" text appears..
    05-03-2009 08:15 AM
  5. jay0heavenly's Avatar
    How do you "- Create a text file and name it "SpringBoard.strings"

    I'm using Winscp btw... No mac yet... :-)
    05-03-2009 09:45 PM
  6. 3seven1's Avatar
    Right click, creat new text file, copy and paste code, rename the file to springboard.strings.

    Be sure you can see extensions of known files. You don't want the file to be springboard.strings.txt
    05-05-2009 01:42 AM
  7. daaronrich's Avatar
    Works beautifully!

    My slider now says, "i am free"

    05-05-2009 09:13 PM
  8. carlthewinner's Avatar
    Works great, thanks for the instructions. I have found instructions all over and they were terrible!

    01-28-2010 02:38 PM
  9. zcyclist's Avatar
    i have two questions:
    1. will this same method work for 3.1.2?
    2. if iFile has been installed and used to edit text strings like this, will it override any custom text applied by the method described in this thread?
    01-28-2010 04:52 PM
  10. awtryau89's Avatar
    This tutorial is perfect. I use Tenuitas for my lock screen. Can I just alter the theme?
    01-30-2010 11:28 AM
  11. C()nker's Avatar
    You can also use winterboard to change it from "slide to unlock" to "tap to unlock"...helps if you're lazy.
    01-30-2010 03:43 PM
  12. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I tried this on OS 3.1.2, but couldn't get it to work. After a reboot\respring, it would show "AWAY_LOCK" - something to that affect...

    But, I think 'Tap to Unlock' is not a bad idea
    01-30-2010 10:07 PM
  13. thejunkmonger's Avatar
    Tried everything on ios 4 and can't get it to work
    08-09-2010 09:45 AM
  14. GottiMafia's Avatar
    There's an app on Cydia call iStrings. With this app you can basically change any system text on your iPhone/iTouch. No SSH required.
    08-09-2010 10:17 AM
  15. TampaDude's Avatar
    There's an app on Cydia call iStrings. With this app you can basically change any system text on your iPhone/iTouch. No SSH required.
    Is iStrings 4.0/4.0.1 compatible?
    08-09-2010 10:58 AM