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    Lightbulb "Unlock" any Region format on 2.1

    I have been trying hard to mod the icudt34l.dat on 2.1 FW in order to unlock the Region formats for almost all countries, and especially mine ( Morocco ), which is not unfortunately among the official iphone coutries, but without any success!!

    To hack iphone locales is not an easy task, even for the most talented hacker!
    In order to customize a locale, you will need to edit the internal database of locale settings. They are stored in the ICU data file (/usr/share/icu/icudt34l.dat).

    Then I happen to read, after some research, a thai forum where they describe a very easy trick to get your Region Format for 2.1 FW, and this trick is valid for any country, at least it worked for mine and I am quite sure it should work for any country, providing you know the 2 "official" letters of your country.
    For Morocco, it is "ma". For Thailand, it is "th", etc......

    Now, here is the method:

    1. install Erica Utilities via Cydia

    2. use terminal of winscp via SSH and type(remember this is for Morocco: ma_MA):
    /usr/bin/plutil -s AppleLocale -v ma_MA /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist

    Then execute

    3. Respring your 3G iphone.

    Now, if you go to Settings/General/International, you will find in Region Format for this particular case : Morocco!

    Et Voila, an easy and quick way to get any Region Format for any country!!!

    The only trick is to replace the ma_MA by the initials of your particular country.
    For example, for Thailand, it would be th_TH .

    ENJOY

    PS : You can find your country by using this site:
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_d...u_d%27Internet

    UPDATE : I also found out that you could change the language of the date by alternating :
    For example, for Morocco :

    -if you use ma_MA : you get the date in english, no matter what the language is defined!
    -if you use fr_MA : you get the date in french, no matter what the language is defined!
    Last edited by docomar; 10-29-2008 at 04:25 AM. Reason: format UPDATE



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    cool,

    will try that out, but what do u think i should use for Saudi Arabia

    SA??

    thx

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    Default Saudi Arabia locale

    Quote Originally Posted by riyadhNY View Post
    cool,

    will try that out, but what do u think i should use for Saudi Arabia

    SA??

    thx
    Sorry, but not being able to answer your request without a little google!

    You could try, as I did, as many combinations as you could: it is harmless.
    For Morocco, I first tried mo_MO, it did not work out for Morocco, and added Macao SAR China! Very funny!!!!

    Then, I tried mor_MOR, it gave nothing : I told you it is harmless!!

    Then, I tried ma_MA, and BOOM : IT WORKED.

    That has to do with the official international abreviations for carrier bundles.
    I googled for you and found a site: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_d...u_d%27Internet
    For Saudi Arabia, it should be sa_SA .

    ENJOY and google next time!

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    what do you mean by region format? do you mean dates , time ...etc?

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    Default Region Format

    Quote Originally Posted by adood84 View Post
    what do you mean by region format? do you mean dates , time ...etc?
    Settings/General/International/Region Format

    It should be Date, Time, and Phone Number Format. For the latest, you should insert your country at least in the PhoneNumberTemplates.plist, and if you can in the PhoneFormats/UIDefaultFormats.phoneformat, a bit complicated for the latest!

    Cheers
    Last edited by docomar; 10-03-2008 at 03:33 AM.


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    Can someone with Mac experience illustrate this method to use with Terminal?

    Thanks

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    Lightbulb "Unlock" any Region Format with Mac or Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Makh View Post
    Can someone with Mac experience illustrate this method to use with Terminal?

    Thanks
    I do not have Mac experience, but you can also:

    1.install Erica Utilities via Cydia

    2.install terminal via Cydia

    3.use terminal and type su, return, when asked type alpine for password, then return

    4.type the command I gave with the initials of your country,then return

    5.reboot iPhone

    ENJOY, it should work but I did not try it!
    It should be totally harmless for your iphone!
    Last edited by docomar; 10-03-2008 at 06:44 AM.

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    Lightbulb Update

    With Mac OS X, or WINDOWS, or Linux, you can also:

    1.install Erica Utilities via Cydia

    2.install mobile terminal via Cydia

    3.use terminal and type su, return, when asked type alpine for password, return

    4.type /usr/bin/plutil -s AppleLocale -v ma_MA /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist

    with the initials of your country( ma_MA is for Morocco), then return

    5. reboot the iphone

    Now go to Settings/General/International/Region Format

    and VOILA : you will find your country selected in Region Format !!!!!

    I just tried it in another iphone, and this method works 100% !!! Just remember as all commands, it is very case sensitive!

    ENJOY
    Last edited by docomar; 10-03-2008 at 06:45 AM.

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    My region setting was automatically set to my country but if you click region it is not listed there...any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by observer365 View Post
    My region setting was automatically set to my country but if you click region it is not listed there...any thoughts?
    It should not be important as long as the iphone, as well as the apps downloaded, react to your Region Format, and not to anyone listed in the Region Format.

    This problem will be completely solved when a nice and very talented hacker will mod the original icudt34l.dat for iphone 3G, located in usr/share/icu.

    It has already been modded in the 2G iphone by timschuerewegen, and not yet for the 3G. That file contains all the countries, but Apple has limited it only to apple iphone supported countries!!!!!

    Apple is the Devil.....but we love it!!


 

 
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