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Hi! Does anyone know where the location of the "spinning wheel" (i.e. the loading circle) that appears whenever you restart the phone/whenever the phone is using the internet.

I am wondering what folder it is located in (within root) because I really would like to update it with a retina display version... it's annoying to have a grainy and pixelated wheel whenever I restart my phone or respring.

Thanks in advance... sorry for the lousy description.


asked 30 Apr '11, 23:37

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I don't think it's a simple jpg or png file, or even an animated series of them. It's probably a hardcoded function built into iOS. I've never noticed it being grainy though; maybe I just didn't obsess about it long enough. :P


answered 30 Apr '11, 23:47

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I was afraid of that! Thanks though, maybe apple will update it or maybe I'm just too OCD for my own good.


(30 Apr '11, 23:50) Til1p Til1p's gravatar image

I did a pretty extensive search, and it's difficult to get good results from all the obvious "problem" hits. There were a couple of posts asking the same thing you asked, dating back a couple of years, but no answers. That's what leads me to believe it's something hard-coded rather than just a graphic file(s). I'd like to be proven wrong though, if it could be changed then we could get very creative with it.

(30 Apr '11, 23:59) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

The guy who created "Tiny Wings Loader" seems to have figured it out. You could install that, and experiment with replacing pieces of it. Not sure if that's the spinning wheel you are looking for or not.

(01 May '11, 17:31) Pepper ♦ Pepper's gravatar image
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