Logo, images and icons locations on your iPhone

By , Oct 5, 2008

Most of the themes you have for WinterBoard often comes with a bunch of new cool icons, carrier images, logos, badges, etc… WinterBoard makes it very easy for you to customize your iPhone but sometimes I want to change one little icon and apply it to all my themes. So how do you do this? Well, you need to know the location of the icon or image inside your phone, SSH into the phone and “manually” change the file.

Below is a summary that will make it easier for you to locate these files:

SpringBoard

Calculator Icon – /Applications/Calculator.app/icon.png
Maps Icon – /Applications/Maps.app/icon.png
Calendar Icon – /Applications/MobileCal.app/icon.png
Mail Icon – /Applications/MobileMail.app/icon.png
iPod Icon – /Applications/MobileMusicPlayer.app/icon.png
Notes Icon – /Applications/MobileNotes.app/icon.png
Phone Icon – /Applications/MobilePhone.app/icon.png
SMS Icon – /Applications/MobileSMS.app/icon.png
Safari Icon – /Applications/MobileSafari.app/icon.png
Camera Icon – /Applications/MobileSlideShow.app/icon-Camera.png
Photos Icon – /Applications/MobileSlideShow.app/icon-Photos.png
Clock Icon – /Applications/MobileTimer.app/icon.png
Settings Icon – /Applications/Preferences.app/icon.png
Stocks Icon – /Applications/Stocks.app/icon.png
Weather Icon – /Applications/Weather.app/icon.png
YouTube Icon – /Applications/YouTube.app/icon.png

Dock – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/SBDockBG2.png

Locked Screen

Unlock Text – /System/Library/Frameworks/TelephonyUI.framework/bottombarlocktextmask.png

Slider Bar – System/Library/Frameworks/TelephonyUI.framework/bottombarknobgray.png

General

Ringer background when you use volume keys – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/hud.png
Badge (alert bubble for calls, sms, etc.) – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/SBBadgeBG.png
Top info bar – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FST_BG.png

Battery Charging Screen

Battery Background – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/BatteryBG_1.png-BatteryBG_17.png

Top Info Bar (signal strength, battery, etc.)

Carrier Logo
lighter one – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FSO_CARRIER_ATT.png
darker one – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/Default_CARRIER_ATT.pn

Signal Strength
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FSO_0_Bars.png-FSO_5_Bars.png
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/Default_0_Bars.png-Default_5_Bars.png

Bluetooth – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FSO_Bluetooth.png

Background bar color HomeScreen – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FSO_BG.png

Background bar color Lock mode – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FST_BG.png

Background bar color for all other screens (Text, Safari, Mail, etc.) – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/default_BG.png

WiFi Bars
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FSO_0_AirPort.png
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FSO_1_AirPort.png
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FSO_2_AirPort.png
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/FSO_3_AirPort.png
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/Default_0_AirPort.png
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/Default_1_AirPort.png
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/Default_2_AirPort.png
/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/Default_3_AirPort.png

Power on Screen

The logo – /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/applelogo.png

Power Off Screen

Power off slider – System/Library/Frameworks/TelephonyUI.framework/bottombarknobred.png

Calculator

Background – /Applications/Calculator.app/CalculatorBackground.png
Screen Background – /Applications/Calculator.app/LCDBackground.png

iPod

Rating Stars – /Applications/MobileMusicPlayer.app/star_filled.png

Phone

Keypad – /Applications/MobilePhone.app/BarDialer_Sel.png

SMS

Input Field (Bubble where you type you’re text message) – /Applications/MobileSMS.app/BalloonInputField.png
Balloon 1 (Bubble where sent text messages are) – /Applications/MobileSMS.app/Balloon_1.png
Balloon 2 (Bubble where received text messages are) – /Applications/MobileSMS.app/Balloon_2.png
Bottom Bar Background (Background behing the text input field) – /Applications/MobileSMS.app/MessageEntryBG.png

Safari

URL Bar (Idle) – /Applications/MobileSafari.app/Url.png
URL Bar (Inactive) – /Applications/MobileSafari.app/UrlInactive.png
URL Bar (Active) – /Applications/MobileSafari.app/UrlProgress.png

Mail

Trashcan – /System/Library/PreferenceBundles/MobileMailSettings/trashmbox.png

Please feel free to add more to the list.

  • Share:
  • Follow:

  • Alicia

    This is a great article. I think it should definitely be added to our FAQ.

  • You’re right Alicia. I just added it to our FAQ page.

  • fred..

    Anyone actually got these icons of the phone successfully?

    Like MobileSMS’s icon.png for instance? They seem corrupted to me.

  • hoala

    Thank you! I was looking for the icons’ location forever! Noone makes it this clear..Thank you again! 🙂

  • Alex

    Thanks for this, was looking for this info on google trying all kinds of keywords, finally found your article! Now I can finally change that one ugly icon 🙂

  • Pingback: Custom Carrier Image()

  • Don Bowen

    This is good info but… it appears that many programs are located somewhere else. They are not listed under applications. So far I’ve been unable to locate them so I can’t mod their icons. (Google Voice, WordWeb, Simplenote, Dictionary, Pandora and many others are unlocatable.)

  • John

    This is good info but incomplete…..yes those locations are useful but you do not mention how to “manually” change the icons. Right now I am using the iGlassSol theme which i love but I really would like to have the stock YouTube and Pandora icons.

    Also, in regards to dan bowens comment if you look in /private/var/mobile/Applications
    you will find some rather cryptic folders such as this one
    /36AD40D4-328C-4352-9CF8-625DB444B8A7/Pandora.app

    Which i beleive to be where the icon for Pandora and many other apps store their info.

  • John

    In order to change the icon you have to find the file name being used by the current theme you are running. In my case I am running iGlassSol and the theme stores its icons in this location

    Library>Themes>iGlassSol

    So after navigating to that directory it was simply a matter of uploading the icon.png from the pertaining Application directory I wanted to change to and renaming it to the same name that the theme would use. I hope that clarifies some. It will differ of course depending on what theme you use but I thought it was worth mentioning that you have find out where the theme stores its icons in addition to knowing where the other locations mentioned in the post are. I was a little vague on that after reading this post the first time. Just trying to help.

  • Chris

    This has been a huge time saver. Many, many thanks.

  • Jacob

    Does anyone know the location of the iOS.x default folders icon?

  • Check out these Windows Phone 7 Application Icons – there are 350 icons in the set. http://bit.ly/9n9bcq

  • John Bullings

    My “application” file is an alias and the alias is broken (mac os x says it can not find the alias source and i need to cancel, delete the alias, or fix it). any way to fix this or find an alternative? great article, though!
    ps, i dont know if this makes a difference, but i’m an using unregistered Phone Disk version 1.683

  • John

    My “application” file is an alias and the alias is broken (mac os x says it can not find the alias source and i need to cancel, delete the alias, or fix it). any way to fix this or find an alternative? great article, though!
    ps, i dont know if this makes a difference, but i’m an using unregistered Phone Disk version 1.683

  • Vince

    Thanks for the write up! When I access with WinSCP, I can’t preview any of the pngs. Error says they are corrupt… I’m trying to find the on off sliders used for settings to change from the English on/off to the international 1/0. Any ideas?

    Thanks again!!

  • Yeap

    where is the icon of website shortcut locate?

  • Pingback: Symbolic Link - nonocast()

  • Marilyn Iler

    My phome is a lemon! Every time I charge it domething gets list, my husband thinks I get up in the night and play eiyh it. But the main thing this morning is my message icon has disdapeared and I can not finf them. Could I get some help on this?

  • bAdRyAn

    carrier isnt in that location anymore?