#N9Hacks: Standby Screen Mod (Terminal + App)

| January 14, 2012 | 40 Replies

I’ve shown you how to change your clock colour, now lets take a look at altering the operator logo. Some devices are said to come to with operator logos, if they own a branded Nokia N9.

There are a few apps out there, that simply allow you to select an image and use it as the operator logo. These can both be found at the store, one called LPMCustomiser and the other is DIY Operator Logo.

I have only used LPMC and love it. It allows you to use the images from your gallery to add them to the Low Power Mode standby screen. Unfortunately, the app alone will only let you use an icon 120 x 120. This is where Terminal comes into play. Using Terminal, you can make the operator logo size bigger so it can accommodate for a bigger image. The image, like most other system images, must be in png format. There are some pretty cool screen out there. Here are my favourite ones (also the one up the top is a favourite):

The N9 looks so sexy in White! I want that font too

For people who have no idea how to unlock the phone

For those interested in making the operator logo bigger, here’s how; (SSH is suggested.)

  1. Enable Developer Mode, ensure Utilities is installed
  2. Open Terminal
  3. Gain root access
    Password = rootme (Unless changed)
  4. cd /usr/share/themes/base/meegotouch/libsysuid-screenlock-nokia/style/
  5. nano *.css
  6. Use the arrows to find the line of code “LockScreen MImageWidgetStyle#LockScreenLowPowerModeOperatorLogo”
  7. Edit the max size to what you like. I changed it to maximum-size: 45mm 45mm; (translates to 450 x 450) and it is more than enough.
  8. Ctrl + x
  9. Y
  10. Hit enter
  11. /sbin/reboot

Your device will reboot, and should now allow for a larger Operator Logo. Use one of the programs mentioned above and enjoy.

NB: If like me, this doesn’t work, try editing the file again, replacing base for blanco in the file path. I worked out, since I had used Theme Changer and reverted back to original theme, I chose Blanco, therefore I needed to alter the blanco file. For the majority of you, editing the file in base will be enough.

Let me know if you have any issues and I’ll do my best to solve them.

Also, since I am coming up to the end of the mods I have discovered (to be safe) and using at the moment, I am going to open the comments up for suggestions. I will also be bringing tutorials soon about installing Nemo on the N9 and other little tips that may help you fix  some mistakes when you hack this beast.



Category: Applications, How to:, MeeGo, N9 Hacks, N9Apps, Nokia

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Hi! My name is Michael. I currently live in Sydney, working on all things Digital Marketing. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at] or tips[at]