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Manually change the order of iPhone icons
Authored by: hoodie on Jul 12, '09 03:13:55PM
You need to transform the plist between binary and XML before and after...
XML files are plain text. I repeat, XML files are plain text files like any other .txt in the world. There is no compiling or transforming, and there is no binary form. You can open a plist file in any text editor by changing the file type, as easy as changing the file suffix to .txt Even Notepad on Windows, and TextEdit on OS X. If have already tried this, and all you see is an unreadable file, then check the preference settings of your text editor, make sure your text encoding is UTF-8, and look for a setting that ignores rich text or html commands when opening a file, or try to "open as text."

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Manually change the order of iPhone icons
Authored by: strachan on Jul 13, '09 09:30:08PM
Apple has been using it in their plists since 10.4 (I think)

In Terminal.app:

plutil -convert xml1 some_file.plist

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