I've been having several problems with my crApple iPod Touch 2G and spent hours searching the net for answers. They were quite hard to find so I decided to create a blog with the best solutions. Now I have a 3GS and iPad1 too.

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Gridlock & Iconoclasm on iOS5 GM with Iconsupport

I recently updated my iPad 1 to iOS5.0 GM and found that there were lots of Cydia apps that wouldn't work yet like Gridlock and Iconoclasm due to Iconsupport 1.7.1 not been supported. It just sent my iPad into Safe Mode, however using Iconsupport 1.7.1~b2-2, I have them both working. See screenshots above for proof - two shots of different layouts and my firmware version etc.

Firstly a WARNING, this is a beta version for iOS4 not iOS5 so you follow these instructions AT YOUR RISK! I am just offering a helping hand. Also this was done on my iPad 1 but should work on iPhone and iPod, but let me know.

 * First download Iconsupport v1.7.1~b2-2 by chpwn - Multiupload and save it on your desktop.

* Load Cydia and install Gridlock (com.chpwn.gridlock_1.2.5-1_iphoneos-arm.deb) and Iconoclasm (net.r-ch.iconoclasm_1.7_iphoneos-arm.deb), both of which will install Iconsupport v1.7.1 (com.chpwn.iconsupport_1.7-1_iphoneos-arm.deb). Once installed restart your springboard.

* It comes up in safe mode, which is fine. Extract the two files in the zip file you downloaded (Iconsupport.plist & dylib).

* Either use WinSCP (Windows) or iFile (iOS) to upload the Iconsupport files to your iPad to directory /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries and overwrite both files.

* Using WinSCP or iFile, edit this file for Iconoclasm - /System/Library/PreferencesBundles/IconoclasmPrefs.bundle and find the CurrentLayout and change the "Five-Columns SB (5x4)" to "5x5" or whatever layout you want. Find them at /Library/Iconoclasm/Layouts.

* Respring your iPad whichever way you want. 

* You now have 5 rows and 5 columns, plus you can move icons anywhere on your Springboard. But not in Folders atm. 

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  1. Awesome!!! Worked on iPhone 4 also.

  2. Awesome!!! Worked on iPod Touch 4g

  3. This also works for Five-Column Springboard (which is based on Iconoclasm, so it makes sense) but does *not* work for Infinidock. Nice to have my columns back though! Thanks!

  4. Worked fine (just rewriting iconsupport files) on iPhone 4 iOS 5 final... Great work! Thanks Dan!

  5. Glad to help ;)

    Glad Infinidock works again...

  6. Hi Dan,

    I was wondering if you could help me. When I used Gridlock on 4.3 I was able to place all of my icons ont he second page and leave the first page open for bosspaper to show my picture slideshow. I was able to respring and reboot the phone without problem and all of the icons stayed in their spaces. Now, I can place all the icons on the second page BUT when I respring or reboot they all move to the first page. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to fix. Thank you!