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i've seen many user asking how to edit the plist files, or how to ...
How-To: Best way to Browse iPhone, easy edit .plist, manipulate .db on OS X
i've seen many user asking how to edit the plist files, or how to edit the .db files.
well, i think some of you still do it the hard way
All the tools are for Mac OS X
To browse the files on the iPhone, you have to install MacFUSE and SSHFS
http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ (macfuse and sshfs on the same page, two downloads)
install everything and you can browse the iPhone like a normaly mounted filesystem.
copy, delete, edit, all very easy and confortable
To edit the .plist files you best use the programm "Property List Editor.app", which is included in the xCode Developer Kit. you can eighter download the xCode Developer Kit via
http://developer.apple.com or install it via the OS X installer DVD
with this program you can edit the plist files very easy, without needing to decode/encode it, just double click edit the file, save it, et voila
To edit the .db (SQlite) files the best programm is the opensource "SQLite Database Browser".
http://sqlitebrowser.sourceforge.net/ (project page)
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=87946 (download page)
thx for your help here
but can u tell me where can i find programes for edit .plist manipulate and .db file with windows
i try to us this web to convert plist files but i get error so i need program can convert plist file to txt format so i can edit and send back to iphone
Last edited by iyass; 10-09-2007 at 01:47 AM.
the sqlite database browser is for mac/win/linux
all the other programms are mac os x only
I am in exactly the same situation. What we need is a plist editor for windows.
Originally Posted by iyass
I did an extensive wed search with no results, but did not have time to thoroughly search this forum, so I don't want to start a new thread (yet). However if someone has researched this, I would appreciate either a link to where it has been discussed, or a new thread about it.
The best I can suggest for .plist on Windows right now is my perl script for converting binary plist to XML and back:
Someday iPhoneBrowser will handle this...
This looks great, thanks!
Originally Posted by NetMage
Can you explain the significance of these limitations for converting a binary plist file to text, editing it with notepad/wordpad, saving it as text, and perhaps converting back to binary plist before transferring to iphone?
1. Output of float precision in binary format is never used
2. The null, fill and uid types are not translated
3. Only string objects are written once in binary format
THE BEST *.plist EDITOR IN THE WORLD!
Instead of having to siphon through a japanese site like I did,
I uploaded it to my skydrive here.
Easy button in app switches it to and from binary!!!
FREAKIN' AWESOME JAPANESE PEOPLE!!!
The app is in English, don't worry.
Another tool you can use to view all the files on the device, is iPhone Analyzer (iPhone Analyzer | Innovation as standard)
Ok, a problem that I have is using the sqlite format file from address book on iPhone. A friend of mine got his iPhone locked because he forgot his passcode and entered it wrong three times. I got it jailbroke and retrieved the address book data, but after restore, it wouldn't take the address book data back. I tried reading the file with that same sqlite viewer mentioned above, but it is in some kind of indexed table format that is almost impossible to read. Is there a better way to view, print, or convert this file to a .csv, text, or other format that can be read, printed or imported?
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