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Those of you who use FontSwap, an application that allows you to change the fonts on your iPhone or iPod Touch, probably know that the app has not been updated to work on the 3.0 firmware. When I tested FontSwap on an iPhone running 3.0, it did not crash the device (as some claim it has done) however, the fonts did not change. I did some searching and found a way to make it work manually. This method requires ssh and overwriting of files so, make sure you are comfortable with both those things before you begin. The instructions below were originally written by dazzastark (via modmyi)…I did make a few modifications to them. There is a link to the original post below the instructions.
1. Install FontSwap in Cydia via the BigBoss source. When you install FontSwap, it will also install the FontSwap Starter app.
NOTE: DO NOT ACTUALLY RUN FONTSWAP (I didn’t have any issues when I ran it…some people however, are experiencing issues)
2. Open the FontSwap application.
3. Decide which fonts you wish to use (but do not actually choose any fonts in the app). Ex) LockClock Fonts – Zapfino, Notes Fonts – Calibri
4. Remember the names of the fonts you would like.
5. SSH into your phone. For more info on SSH…please see THESE instructions.
6. Navigate to /private/var/mobile/Library/FontSwap/Packages. Here you will find the folders; Dialer Fonts, LockClock Fonts, Notes Fonts, System Fonts. Inside each of these folders will be the font folders.
7. Open the folder of the font you would like to use. Inside the font’s folder will be a .ttf font file. Copy the file to your computer. Repeat this step for all the fonts you would like to replace.
8. Navigate to /System/Library/Fonts/Cache on your device. This is where all the stock fonts are kept.
9. Backup the stock font you are replacing by either copying it to your computer or renaming it. You will know which font because it is the same name as the font file you copied in step 7. Ex) LockClock.ttf
10. Drag the font(s) that you saved on your computer in step 7 into this directory (/System/Library/Fonts/Cache).
11. Respring and you’re done!
I tested this method and I was able to change my fonts (see screenshots below) and put them back to the stock fonts with no problem. You can see the original thread for the instructions HERE. Warning: The original thread does contain some inappropriate images.