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THREAD: How To Customize Your CFW XMB; Icons, App Names, Category Names
  1. 05-07-2011, 09:06 AM
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    Please note that I did this on Rebug 3.55.1 CFW, so it may be(although I doubt it) a little different on different CFWs.



    WARNING: IF YOU SCREW THIS UP YOU CAN POTENTIALLY BRICK YOUR CONSOLE, AND I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE TUTORIAL AND IF IN DOUBT, ASK FOR HELP OR TURN BACK!

    [multipage=Pics!]

    PICS!
    Spoiler:







    [multipage=Custom User Icons]

    Custom User Icons

    Required; dev_blind, FTP/file manager.

    1. Run dev_blind and mount.
    2. Start your FTP app, and whatever you use to access it remotely.
    3. Navigate to- /dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/user/.
    4. Place any icons you want in this folder, and I *THINK* based off of my terrible memory the default image size & format is 162x162 PNG. Other sizes will work but they won't look too great.
    5. Exit your FTP app, go to "user" and change any icons you like, easy as that

    [multipage=Modifying XMB Category Names]

    Modifying XMB Category Names

    Required; dev_blind, FTP/file manager, rcomage, any .XML viewer(wordpad is fine).

    1. Run dev_blind and mount.
    2. Start your FTP app, and whatever you use to access it remotely.
    3. Navigate to- /dev_blind/vsh/resource/.
    4. Copy "explore_plugin_full" to your desktop(or wherever you can easily access it).
    5. Start rcomage, and under "RCO Input" browse to the file you just copied from the PS3. Under "XML Output" browse to wherever you want to save the files you're about to edit(preferably somewhere easy to access), and make sure "Resources" is pointed to the same folder, it should be automatically anyway but it's always worth checking.
    6. Keep "Separate resource types into separate folders" checked, but un-check all 4 of the other boxes. Now hit Dump.
    Spoiler:
    It should look something like this.

    7. Go to wherever you saved your XML Output and Resources and go into the "Text" folder and open "English.XML".
    8. Now edit category names from line 4 right the way down to line 14. Feel free to edit anything else in this entire .XML, however be warned that any screw-ups on your part could result in a very easy brick. When finished, save the file.
    Spoiler:
    Modify what's in bold safely, modify anything else with caution and at your own risk.

    9. Now go back into rcomage and enter the "Compile" tab. Browse to the XML Output you saved earlier(the one from step 5, NOT English.XML). Browse to wherever you wish to save your new .RCO, and name it "explore_plugin_full". For Header Compression click on "Zlib", and leave the boxes below it alone. Now hit Compile.
    Spoiler:
    It should look more-or-less like this.

    10. Browse to and save the new .RCO via your FTP to /dev_blind/vsh/resource/, overwriting the old one(at this point I recommend keeping a backup of the old one, just in-case).
    11. Exit your FTP program and hopefully all went well! If not, post below with your problem and I'll try my best to help :bro:

    [multipage=Custom Fonts]

    Custom Fonts

    Required; dev_blind, FTP/file manager.

    1. Go to any popular fonts website on the web and download a font in .TIFF format.
    2. Make 2 copies of that downloaded font, rename 1 copy "SCE-PS3-SR-R-LATIN" and the other "SCE-PS3-SR-R-LATIN2".
    3. Run dev_blind and mount.
    4. Start your FTP app, and whatever you use to access it remotely.
    5. Navigate to- /dev_blind/data/font.
    6. Copy both fonts to this directory, overwriting the 2 that are already there.
    7. Exit your FTP app and go to Theme Settings, then change the font to "Rounded".
    8. Enjoy your new custom font! Also note that occasionally changing your theme will reset your font to the original, so just go back into theme settings and manually set it to "Rounded" again :y:

    [multipage=Credits]

    Credits go to whoever first posted on the web regarding modfying XMLs, and whoever else may have come up with any of this first(if anyone did I couldn't find it through a lengthy Google search haha, the only exception being custom fonts which I take no credit for). I didn't copy/paste any of this however I don't care whether I came up with it first so feel free to take credit for it, I'm just helping out the community! :y:

    [multipage=More coming soon.]

    More coming soon.
    Last edited by Clutch Hunterr; 06-01-2011 at 03:11 PM.

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  4. 05-07-2011, 09:10 AM
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    very nice thread will done
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    Originally Posted by Clutch Hunter View Post
    Please note that I did this on Rebug 3.55.1 CFW, so it may be(although I doubt it) a little different on different CFWs.

    PICS COMING SOON!

    This thread would look cleaner if I knew how to use pages, but I don't, so yeah



    Custom User Icons

    Required; dev_blind, FTP/file manager.

    1. Run dev_blind and mount.
    2. Start your FTP app, and whatever you use to access it remotely.
    3. Navigate to- /dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/user/.
    4. Place any icons you want in this folder, and I *THINK* based off of my terrible memory the default image size & format is 162x162 PNG. Other sizes will work but they won't look too great.
    5. Exit your FTP app, go to "user" and change any icons you like, easy as that


    Modifying XMB Category Names

    Required; dev_blind, FTP/file manager, rcomage, any .XML viewer(wordpad is fine).

    1. Run dev_blind and mount.
    2. Start your FTP app, and whatever you use to access it remotely.
    3. Navigate to- /dev_blind/vsh/resource/.
    4. Copy "explore_plugin_full" to your desktop(or wherever you can easily access it).
    5. Start rcomage, and under "RCO Input" browse to the file you just copied from the PS3. Under "XML Output" browse to wherever you want to save the files you're about to edit(preferably somewhere easy to access), and make sure "Resources" is pointed to the same folder, it should be automatically anyway but it's always worth checking.
    6. Keep "Separate resource types into separate folders" checked, but un-check all 4 of the other boxes. Now hit Dump.
    7. Go to wherever you saved your XML Output and Resources and go into the "Text" folder and open "English.XML".
    8. Now edit category names from line 4 right the way down to line 14(pics to come, I know it sounds confusing). Feel free to edit anything else in this entire .XML, however be warned that any screw-ups on your part could result in a very easy brick. When finished, save the file.
    9. Now go back into rcomage and enter the "Compile" tab. Browse to the XML Output you saved earlier(the one from step 5, NOT English.XML). Browse to wherever you wish to save your new .RCO, and name it "explore_plugin_full". For Header Compression click on "Zlib", and leave the boxes below it alone. Now hit Compile.
    10. Browse to and save the new .RCO via your FTP to /dev_blind.vsh/resource/, overwriting the old one(at this point I recommend keeping a backup of the old one, just in-case).
    11. Exit your FTP program and hopefully all went well! If not, post below with your problem and I'll try my best to help :bro:


    More coming soon.
    Nice tut but would it not be easier just to make your own theme with the theme creator instead of messing around with dev_blind etc
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    I remember reading somewhere that customizing names can really mess up you ps3.
    Changing icons could be fun
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    Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    I remember reading somewhere that customizing names can really mess up you ps3.
    Changing icons could be fun
    Provided you only mess with what the system shows you on the XMB and you don't go near keys or anything then you should be fine.

    Oh, and pics are being added to the OP in 2 mins

    ---------- Post added at 03:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:26 PM ----------

    Originally Posted by KingEric2011 View Post
    Nice tut but would it not be easier just to make your own theme with the theme creator instead of messing around with dev_blind etc
    The possibilities are more-or-less endless with dev_blind(or more specifically dev_flash), though. What you can do is extremely limited with theme creators.
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    Very great and detailed tutorial mate :y:
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    Originally Posted by Clutch Hunter View Post
    Provided you only mess with what the system shows you on the XMB and you don't go near keys or anything then you should be fine.

    Oh, and pics are being added to the OP in 2 mins

    ---------- Post added at 03:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:26 PM ----------



    The possibilities are more-or-less endless with dev_blind(or more specifically dev_flash), though. What you can do is extremely limited with theme creators.
    Sound m8 you should put in your thread use at your own risk be warned or back up your dev_flash folder to pc, you will have alot of noobs messing in flash that will fck up their systems and be on here moaning wtf did i do wrong help well sorry if you dont have a backup your screwed lol
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    Originally Posted by KingEric2011 View Post
    Sound m8 you should put in your thread use at your own risk be warned or back up your dev_flash folder to pc, you will have alot of noobs messing in flash that will fck up their systems and be on here moaning wtf did i do wrong help well sorry if you dont have a backup your screwed lol
    Totally forgot to add that when I was taking screenies, thanks for reminding me!
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    Originally Posted by Clutch Hunter View Post
    Totally forgot to add that when I was taking screenies, thanks for reminding me!
    No probs m8 good job thread looks alot cleaner
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    Originally Posted by Clutch Hunter View Post
    Please note that I did this on Rebug 3.55.1 CFW, so it may be(although I doubt it) a little different on different CFWs.



    WARNING: IF YOU SCREW THIS UP YOU CAN POTENTIALLY BRICK YOUR CONSOLE, AND I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE TUTORIAL AND IF IN DOUBT, ASK FOR HELP OR TURN BACK!

    [multipage=Pics!]

    PICS!
    Spoiler:







    [multipage=Custom User Icons]

    Custom User Icons

    Required; dev_blind, FTP/file manager.

    1. Run dev_blind and mount.
    2. Start your FTP app, and whatever you use to access it remotely.
    3. Navigate to- /dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/user/.
    4. Place any icons you want in this folder, and I *THINK* based off of my terrible memory the default image size & format is 162x162 PNG. Other sizes will work but they won't look too great.
    5. Exit your FTP app, go to "user" and change any icons you like, easy as that

    [multipage=Modifying XMB Category Names]

    Modifying XMB Category Names

    Required; dev_blind, FTP/file manager, rcomage, any .XML viewer(wordpad is fine).

    1. Run dev_blind and mount.
    2. Start your FTP app, and whatever you use to access it remotely.
    3. Navigate to- /dev_blind/vsh/resource/.
    4. Copy "explore_plugin_full" to your desktop(or wherever you can easily access it).
    5. Start rcomage, and under "RCO Input" browse to the file you just copied from the PS3. Under "XML Output" browse to wherever you want to save the files you're about to edit(preferably somewhere easy to access), and make sure "Resources" is pointed to the same folder, it should be automatically anyway but it's always worth checking.
    6. Keep "Separate resource types into separate folders" checked, but un-check all 4 of the other boxes. Now hit Dump.
    Spoiler:
    It should look something like this.

    7. Go to wherever you saved your XML Output and Resources and go into the "Text" folder and open "English.XML".
    8. Now edit category names from line 4 right the way down to line 14. Feel free to edit anything else in this entire .XML, however be warned that any screw-ups on your part could result in a very easy brick. When finished, save the file.
    Spoiler:
    Modify what's in bold safely, modify anything else with caution and at your own risk.

    9. Now go back into rcomage and enter the "Compile" tab. Browse to the XML Output you saved earlier(the one from step 5, NOT English.XML). Browse to wherever you wish to save your new .RCO, and name it "explore_plugin_full". For Header Compression click on "Zlib", and leave the boxes below it alone. Now hit Compile.
    Spoiler:
    It should look more-or-less like this.

    10. Browse to and save the new .RCO via your FTP to /dev_blind.vsh/resource/, overwriting the old one(at this point I recommend keeping a backup of the old one, just in-case).
    11. Exit your FTP program and hopefully all went well! If not, post below with your problem and I'll try my best to help :bro:

    [multipage=Credits]

    Credits go to whoever first posted on the web regarding modfying XMLs, and whoever else may have come up with this first(if anyone did I couldn't find it through a lengthy Google search haha). I didn't copy this however I don't care whether I came up with this first so feel free to take credit for it, I'm just helping out the community! :y:

    [multipage=More coming soon.]

    More coming soon.
    I mucked up my ps3 by doing custom xmb names lucky I have my ps3 backed up
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