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    I've been looking around in the iPhone directory structure seeing what trouble I can get into. I noticed that 90% of the .plst files are encrypted. Specifically, I was trying to edit co.apple.celestial.plist so I might be about to increase the ring volume.

    Anyway, does anyone know how to unlock these files?

    BTW, one of the few files I found that was in clear text is csidata. It contain the following:

    GsmRegistrationModel::fBrickMode=0x0
    GsmRadioModule::fPreviousBootUptime=0x24e86
    GsmRegistrationModel::fSelectionMode=0x0
    GsmRadioModule::fInAirplaneMode=0x0

    I especially like the fBrickMode.



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    I merely copied them to my Mac, and then use the Plist editor. I then saved them as XML files. Upon doing that, I edited and copied back to the iPhone.

    In fact, I changed my stocks Plist file to put the stocks in the order I wanted.

    Joel

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    How can we do this on the Windows side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideswipe View Post
    How can we do this on the Windows side?
    Use the following Plist/PC conversion tool:

    http://140.124.181.188/~khchung/cgi-bin/plutil.cgi

    Encrypted is a large term, which often implies the use of passwords to grain access. The plists are in a compressed format of sorts that improves overall performance on a device.
    Last edited by Snowbird; 10-02-2007 at 02:48 PM.

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    WinSCP opens and edits them for me, right there an then, no need to copy back and forth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowbird View Post
    Use the following Plist/PC conversion tool:

    http://140.124.181.188/~khchung/cgi-bin/plutil.cgi

    Encrypted is a large term, which often implies the use of passwords to grain access. The plists are in a compressed format of sorts that improves overall performance on a device.

    OK great! Thanks...then how do we convert them back to .plist form at so that I can then upload it to the phone?

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    I dont use WinSCP, I use Ibrickr to access the files...I do have the WinSCP program though, is it fairly straightforward to connect using winscp? Pop in the IP and go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideswipe View Post
    OK great! Thanks...then how do we convert them back to .plist form at so that I can then upload it to the phone?
    Don't have to. Just copy them back up to the phone and the phone will do the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAX711 View Post
    WinSCP opens and edits them for me, right there an then, no need to copy back and forth.
    How exactly does it do this? When I pick a file to edit in WinSCP it shows the file still compressed, (or whatever native format its in, not in xml layout)? Do you do something special to it first, (like untar it?)

    Using the link to

    http://140.124.181.188/~khchung/cgi-bin/plutil.cgi

    does work, but if WinSCP can do it that would be much easier.


    Also Snowbird are you saying you can copy the decompressed plists back and the iPhone will recompress them, cause when I did this for the co.apple.celestial.plist it stayed in the regular xml format on the iPhone, can the iPhone read both the 'compressed' format and the xml format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanRaide View Post
    ... Also Snowbird are you saying you can copy the decompressed plists back and the iPhone will recompress them, cause when I did this for the co.apple.celestial.plist it stayed in the regular xml format on the iPhone, can the iPhone read both the 'compressed' format and the xml format?
    Yeap! The binary plists (this is the correct name) is a "pre-processed" file that is used on Mac OS X, including iPhone. Programs can read both formats.

    Mac OS X has a line mode utility plutil that can be used to convert between formats (that's what the cgi on the website is using btw).

    The same applies to PNG files on the iPhone. They are stored in a format that differs from the standard. There is a program to convert the format and another to swap the color channels. But iPhone can handle regular PNG files as well, so no need to convert back. The reason for using a proprietary format? Maybe performance also.


 

 
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