1. BLiNK's Avatar
    this has been an ongoing battle for me..

    i have edited/renamed the following files in the Springboard.app

    SwitcherIconShadow@2x~iphone.png
    WallpaperIconDockShadow@2x~iphone.png
    WallpaperIconShadow@2x~iphone.png

    No Icon Shadow in Cydia for 4.2.1 doesn't work either


    doing this obviously took care of most of my icons.. (see wallpaper, dock and switcher pics) but there are a few that simply will not behave

    for example: observe the Pandora icon replacement





    i gave up on this little project a while back but my obsession has got the best of me.. again thank you Massie for helping out and anyone else.. i have decided to create this thread in hopes that maybe, possibly, anybody has ran into the same situation and found a fix

    i have emailed the CarbonX Dev as well so i will update with his comments

    i'm open for suggestions/tips [ iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.1 ]
    Last edited by BLiNK; 02-25-2011 at 10:00 AM.
    02-25-2011 09:57 AM
  2. Massie's Avatar
    Some good info here:
    Icon Modding - Black-transparent background (tough one)

    Including the idea that some apps might include their own icon shadow png within the app folder.

    On another note: what will we do to stay busy once this gets solved?!?
    02-25-2011 11:45 AM
  3. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Can you email me the icon file so I can open it up in Photoshop and take a look at it? The fact that other icons all work except a few stubborn ones points to the fact that it might be the icons themselves.

    rwilliams0926@gmail.com
    02-25-2011 11:46 AM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    Some good info here:
    Icon Modding - Black-transparent background (tough one)

    Including the idea that some apps might include their own icon shadow png within the app folder.

    On another note: what will we do to stay busy once this gets solved?!?
    good question!

    Can you email me the icon file so I can open it up in Photoshop and take a look at it? The fact that other icons all work except a few stubborn ones points to the fact that it might be the icons themselves.

    rwilliams0926@gmail.com
    damn, you're just gonna put your email out there like that?! haha

    i have been reading about people having to customize each individual icon in order to make this work because the only fix, for now, will square your traditional icons see my next post
    02-25-2011 12:56 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    email received from the CarbonX Dev

    Thanks glad you like it!

    The files you have renamed, doesnt affect this issue, but look here:

    Black background behind icons - CarbonX HD - Elegant and stylish theme for your iPhone 4!



    At the moment Im working on a Pro version of the theme. So far I have redesigned more than 1.400 elements!

    Take a look at mt Facebook page, there youll find screenshots of it!



    Regards

    Thomas



    For latest changes, please visit CarbonX HD - Elegant and stylish theme for your iPhone 4!

    If you like my theme, please consider a small donation!



    Follow CarbonX HD on

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    Black background behind icons - CarbonX HD - Elegant and stylish theme for your iPhone 4!

    Issue:

    I see a black background behind my icons?


    Solution:

    Use ssh, iFile or similar and navigate to System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileIcons.framework



    Locate this file: AppIconMask@2x.png



    Rename this file to AppIconMask@2x_BAK.png and respring your device using WinterBoard.



    Now the background has been removed.





    ATTENTION!

    This "fix" unfortunately also causes non-themed icons to show up squared without rounded corners.

    Nothing to do about this, so you decide what you like the most!
    honestly, the squared icons look like crap.. i cannot live with it. hoping for better solution one day
    02-25-2011 01:01 PM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    Some good info here:
    Icon Modding - Black-transparent background (tough one)

    Including the idea that some apps might include their own icon shadow png within the app folder.
    i think they may be onto something.. i will investigate further this weekend
    02-25-2011 01:08 PM
  7. redbeard's Avatar
    I have this same problem with the Midomi app, I have tried everything to remove the black background yet it just won't....go....away...

    There has to be a way, most icons don't have this issue.
    02-25-2011 01:33 PM
  8. Massie's Avatar
    i think they may be onto something.. i will investigate further this weekend
    Yeah, simple logic says it must be something within the individual .app folder. Some more hints:

    Looking at the UIPrerenderedIcon settings
    Also look here.

    ...And more about AppIconOverlay and the like.

    The biggest problem I'm running into in researching this is that it's never clear what works with what version of iOS. It ought to be an Internet Rule that any discussion of mods includes a compatibility list!
    02-25-2011 02:12 PM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    I have this same problem with the Midomi app, I have tried everything to remove the black background yet it just won't....go....away...

    There has to be a way, most icons don't have this issue.
    it looks like we have a team working on this now so..
    02-25-2011 02:19 PM
  10. BLiNK's Avatar
    Yeah, simple logic says it must be something within the individual .app folder. Some more hints:

    Looking at the UIPrerenderedIcon settings
    Also look here.

    ...And more about AppIconOverlay and the like.

    The biggest problem I'm running into in researching this is that it's never clear what works with what version of iOS. It ought to be an Internet Rule that any discussion of mods includes a compatibility list!
    agreed. thanks for the additional info, it will keep me busy this weekend

    my fear is what if the CarbonX Dev's solution does not work .. will there ever be one?
    02-25-2011 02:22 PM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    LOL it's just my anything and everything email so I don't care who emails to it I can just ignore it if I want. Yeah when you have time shoot me one of the icons with the troubles I'm intrigued by this now.
    02-25-2011 03:36 PM
  12. Massie's Avatar
    Okay, one last idea: do you have Summerboard Mode turned on in Winterboard? This guy is reporting some success with his method:
    appiconmask

    I swear I'll stop throwing ideas at you. Maybe.
    02-25-2011 03:37 PM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Is it just me or can anyone else not find the Carbon X HD theme on Cydia
    02-25-2011 04:23 PM
  14. BLiNK's Avatar
    Okay, one last idea: do you have Summerboard Mode turned on in Winterboard? This guy is reporting some success with his method:
    appiconmask

    I swear I'll stop throwing ideas at you. Maybe.
    the more the merrier..
    02-25-2011 04:27 PM
  15. BLiNK's Avatar
    Is it just me or can anyone else not find the Carbon X HD theme on Cydia
    try CarbonX not Carbon X
    02-25-2011 04:27 PM
  16. Ipheuria's Avatar
    You are the man
    02-25-2011 08:03 PM
  17. redbeard's Avatar
    it looks like we have a team working on this now so..
    I finally got it!!! Been trying to fix this since October!!

    I just followed everything this guy said in in the first post of this thread >> Icon Modding: how to remove black icon mattes? - MacRumors Forums Massie posted.

    I'm in disbelief, it's been so long!

    EDIT: Forget what I just said, while that did get rid of that annoying black background, it made all my other icons square.. WTF

    Back to square one..
    Last edited by redbeard; 02-26-2011 at 12:36 AM.
    02-26-2011 12:33 AM
  18. BLiNK's Avatar
    You are the man
    trial & error has been my best teacher
    02-26-2011 05:37 AM
  19. BLiNK's Avatar
    I finally got it!!! Been trying to fix this since October!!

    I just followed everything this guy said in in the first post of this thread >> Icon Modding: how to remove black icon mattes? - MacRumors Forums Massie posted.

    I'm in disbelief, it's been so long!

    EDIT: Forget what I just said, while that did get rid of that annoying black background, it made all my other icons square.. WTF

    Back to square one..
    yeah, i'm not too thrilled about the squared icon "fix" situation either. it's the same fix for the Glasklart theme to get rid of the black icons and make them clear like the rest. i have been having a conversation with Thomas, CarbonX Dev, and it's not looking good regarding a decent fix for this.. this guy is very experienced with themes/icons so i would be a fool to not believe what he has to say

    outside of creating custom icons with Photoshop i'm afraid this project has come to an end once again
    02-26-2011 05:52 AM
  20. Massie's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that. Seems like it shouldn't be so hard to separate the processes, even if it means creating a custom mask. If I ever figure something out I'll let you know!
    BLiNK likes this.
    02-26-2011 11:31 AM
  21. Massie's Avatar
    All right...one last ditch effort. I dug around in the Pandora.app file today and ran across these two images: NoticeBackground.png and NoticeBackground@2x.png (see attachments). It seems unlikely that they are what you're after, but I thought it was worth mentioning as at least the shape/color seemed promising. I wonder what would happen if you tried deleting them?
    02-26-2011 04:01 PM
  22. BLiNK's Avatar
    All right...one last ditch effort. I dug around in the Pandora.app file today and ran across these two images: NoticeBackground.png and NoticeBackground@2x.png (see attachments). It seems unlikely that they are what you're after, but I thought it was worth mentioning as at least the shape/color seemed promising. I wonder what would happen if you tried deleting them?
    ha! i was one step ahead of you.. looked into this very same thing last night. did not work

    after visiting with Thomas Thrane, CarbonX Dev, it sounds like good things to come in his upcoming release. he submitted it this weekend and anticipates it to be released in about a week

    here is some of our conversation thus far, regarding the new version soon to be released

    Well to theme the calculator, Ive made 103 graphics!
    Then there are 289 app icons, a bunch of files to make the shades, gradients, badges, backgrounds, folders, shadows, etc.
    My next plan is an iPad theme, when the new iPad is out.
    And smaller *themes for the iPhone (and cheaper). This theme has taken me about 120 hours to make
    02-26-2011 05:51 PM
  23. D.Oudekerk's Avatar
    Extualy is very simpell to solve.


    I did it in the ipod 4 v 5.1.1

    Just make sure this is in the theme

    Your theme\Bundles\com.apple.mobileicons.framework\
    and you have to put 2 text files in there and rename them to
    AppIconShadow@2x~iphone.png and
    AppIconMask@2x~iphone.png

    Now when your choose your theme your ipod wil not reconize these files as .png so it wil not use them when you have this on but u can set it off from your winter board by unselecting it.

    so when your theme is off your icons will be normal

    And if your theme is on and u have still some icons that are not themed just theme them u can easely theme them your self bij addind a map into the bundle map in your them with the icon (maps name must be the name that u find in the info.plis of the app under identifier)
    07-20-2012 10:25 PM
  24. 3cit's Avatar
    ZOMBIE THREAD!!!!
    problem solved though??
    07-21-2012 04:19 AM
  25. BLiNK's Avatar
    wow! talk about a blast from the past. but honestly i do not think i'll ever know if the recently mentioned method will work since i do not mess with themes anymore

    one thing is for sure though. this once again shows how helpful members are around here, especially Massie. he has always been a good source of info and the guy will help troubleshoot until the end. which is another reason why he's got my vote for the next iMore Member of the Month

    Thanks Massie!
    07-21-2012 09:17 AM
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