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I have tried everything I can think of and I still can't figure out how to overwrite the homescreen PNGs in the /Windows/ folder. I saw that many others are having the same issue.

Turning off Read Only does nothing but revert right back to Read Only and you can't rename or move the PNGs.

I have tried changing the Home Screen display then restarting the phone so it did not use any of the files I would be replacing and I still had no luck.

My phone is App unlocked also.

If anyone can give any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Steven P

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I have tried everything I can think of and I still can't figure out how to overwrite the homescreen PNGs in the /Windows/ folder. I saw that many others are having the same issue.

Turning off Read Only does nothing but revert right back to Read Only and you can't rename or move the PNGs.

I have tried changing the Home Screen display then restarting the phone so it did not use any of the files I would be replacing and I still had no luck.

My phone is App unlocked also.

If anyone can give any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Steven P


I've posted this in a few places. I was having the same problems so I decided to make a cab file out of them. This worked. I've attached a cab file with a green theme.

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Is there any way to easily edit the CAB so I can create my own themes?

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Is there any way to easily edit the CAB so I can create my own themes?


That's exactly what I'm trying to figure out.

Edited by trickinit, 29 November 2007 - 02:48 AM.

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I found a nice CAB creator though it is only a free trial but I am thinking about buying it.

http://www.ocpsoftwa...php?nm=cecabmgr

Edit: Just realized its $99, I think I will use my last 18 trys (it gives you 20 total) VERY wisely.

Edited by MetalSlug, 29 November 2007 - 03:06 AM.

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Are you trying to copy the files to the Windows folder using the built in file explorer and via ActiveSync? Those two options would not work. You will need a 3rd party file explorer. I use Resco Explorer but I believe the freeware Total Commander would also work. Give those a try if you haven't already.

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Is there any way to easily edit the CAB so I can create my own themes?

You can extract contents of a CAB file plus INF using MSCEInf (freeware)
http://www.codeppc.c...inf/msceinf.htm

Edit the INF in Notepad then recompile the CAB using CabWizSP.
http://www.modaco.co...h...st&id=17557

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You can extract contents of a CAB file plus INF using MSCEInf (freeware)
http://www.codeppc.c...inf/msceinf.htm

Edit the INF in Notepad then recompile the CAB using CabWizSP.
http://www.modaco.co...h...st&id=17557


Worked great, thanks!

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does anyone have a .cab for all the icons.... i don't kno how to make a cab, i only kno how to edit :(

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bump....sry im going crazy here ... i can't overwrite the files in windows, i can't change my icons :( .... please help

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bump....sry im going crazy here ... i can't overwrite the files in windows, i can't change my icons :( .... please help


You can't overwrite files over activesync. You have to copy the files to a temp location and use a file manager on the device to copy the files over the old ones. Not sure if the built-in file manager would work but works fine with resco explorer.

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