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  1. todanator's Avatar
    Okay since I couldn't find out how to change how frequently my mail app fetches mail (more than every 15 minutes) on the 2.0 firmware i decided to do it myself.

    As you should all know apple changed a lot of things in the 2.0 firmware. Thats why the previous method is not effective on 2.0

    But there is a new very similar way... brought to you by me (todanator)

    1. Okay first you have to have a jailbroken ipod/iphone with openssh installed.
    And have your fetch data settings set to 15 minutes.
    You must then log into your ipod.
    I prefer to use Cyberduck
    (if you don't know how... look it up on youtube)

    2. You must then navigate to the directory....
    "/private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences"

    3. Then go to the plist file called com.apple.persistentconnection.plist and download it to your comp.

    4. if you don't have something that lets you read/edit the plist already you can go to Convert Apple Property list from binary to text XML and convert it into a readable file.... and no you don't have to reconvert it back.

    5. once you've got it open with something, look for the
    <integer>900<integer>

    6. the 900 is the seconds between each time mail goes and gets your mail
    so you can change it to something like 300 for 5 minutes or 120 for 2 ect.

    7. once you've edited that save it and replace the old plist file with your
    new and improved one.

    INFO
    If you check your fetch settings it will say manual... its lying to you.
    test it out and you'll see!

    I'M SO PROUD OF THIS! I'VE ONLY OWNED A IPOD TOUCH FOR 4 DAYS AND I HAVE NO XCODE EXPERIENCE AT ALL! I BASICALLY DISCOVERED THIS BY LOOKING THROUGH EVERY PLIST FILE I COULD FIND LOL!
    2008-07-25 10:44 AM
  2. ARCHA1C's Avatar
    I haven't jailbroken my 3G iPhone yet, but this will be one of the first things I attempt after installing SSH. That'd be pretty sweet if it works.
    2008-07-25 02:20 PM
  3. vietxnameze's Avatar
    nice find
    2008-07-25 02:40 PM
  4. Maiden82's Avatar
    I cannot find the file "com.apple.persistentconnection.plist". I opened SSH and Cyberduck. I have a jailbroken Ipod Touch.

    Thanks
    2008-07-27 06:26 AM
  5. todanator's Avatar
    Okay here is the path starting from the beginning...

    /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.persistentconnection.plist

    Its got to be in there. Make sure your ipod isn't set to manual before editing the plist

    NOTE: If you want your ipod to check for mail even with the screen off, push needs to be enabled.
    2008-07-27 07:42 AM
  6. Maiden82's Avatar
    Todanator, thanks for the help. I didn't have it set to get mail.

    I can get the info you want under "Quick Look" in Cyberduck. I cannot get a program in Mac to convert the file so I can edit it. I have tried a few sites that gave a link like the one you gave, but the site seems to be down.

    Thanks for your help in advance !!
    Last edited by Maiden82; 2008-07-27 at 10:28 PM.
    2008-07-27 09:41 PM
  7. hiflyer's Avatar
    Todanator, thanks for the help. I didn't have it set to get mail.

    I can get the info you want under "Quick Look" in Cyberduck. I cannot get a program in Mac to convert the file so I can edit it. I have tried a few sites that gave a link like the one you gave, but the site seems to be down.

    Thanks for your help in advance !!
    You can get Plist Edit Pro here:

    Apple - Downloads - Development Tools - PlistEdit Pro
    2008-07-27 11:53 PM
  8. todanator's Avatar
    Oh sorry I didn't know that sight was down.
    I have no idea if it will work or not but here are my 5 minutes and 2 minutes plist files...
    http://mt13.quickshareit.com/share/plistfiles69027.zip

    and here is that app that hyflyer mentioned for editing the plist files (cracked version)
    by the way thanks for mentioning it hyflyer... works great!
    http://mt14.quickshareit.com/share/p...pro117290d.zip
    2008-07-28 02:21 AM
  9. Maiden82's Avatar
    Thank You Hiflyer and Todanator for all the useful information and tips. I will get to work and see what happens.
    2008-07-28 04:31 AM
  10. todanator's Avatar
    yup no problemo
    2008-07-28 07:30 AM
  11. monica_69's Avatar
    could I not simply edit the plist in notepad ? using winxp ?

    has anyone tried this yet ? just about to j/b my 3g...

    Oh sorry I didn't know that sight was down.
    I have no idea if it will work or not but here are my 5 minutes and 2 minutes plist files...
    http://mt13.quickshareit.com/share/plistfiles69027.zip

    and here is that app that hyflyer mentioned for editing the plist files (cracked version)
    by the way thanks for mentioning it hyflyer... works great!
    http://mt14.quickshareit.com/share/p...pro117290d.zip
    i tried your file, didn't work, got an error

    is there any way to edit my own plist in winxp ???? help please....when i open it in wordpad, it's all jibberish and i dont see <integer>900<integer>
    Last edited by monica_69; 2008-07-28 at 08:28 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2008-07-28 08:28 PM
  12. todanator's Avatar
    i have no idea how for the pc. i stopped using those things...
    but googled 'convert apple property lists from binary to xml' and got this sight that should
    convert it for you... Convert Apple Property list from binary to text XML
    2008-07-28 09:20 PM
  13. monica_69's Avatar
    thanks got it to work !

    any harm by setting the value to 60 (1 minute) ???

    i read somewhere where he stated that while your phone is checking your email you won't be able to recieve phonecalls ? is this true ?
    2008-08-04 01:58 AM
  14. shagster40's Avatar
    Will this be a battery eater??? My 3G already eats enough!
    HONDA PARTS SPECIALIST!!!
    2008-08-04 04:18 AM
  15. todanator's Avatar
    UPDATE: YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE PUSH ENABLED!! YOU IPOD/IPHONE WILL TURN WIFI ON MOMENTARILY TO CHECK FOR NEW MAIL.

    FOR MONICA: I have actually never tried 60 for the integer. Go ahead a try it out if 60 doesn't work try 060.

    FOR SHAGSTER: Yes this will increase the amount of times your wifi is being used so it will decrease your battery a little bit faster. I would suggest 5 minutes for you mister
    2008-08-04 10:01 AM
  16. monica_69's Avatar
    well I tried 1 minute, put in a value of 60

    works great, HOWEVER it's battery killer !!!!

    p.s. I even tried calling my cell number as it was checking for mail, phone rang no problemo !!!!
    2008-08-04 08:25 PM
  17. todanator's Avatar
    Awesome possum monica! I'm really glad i stumbled upon that plist file and guessed right on the integer business. ;P
    2008-08-06 10:24 AM
  18. MC1233's Avatar
    bplist00\PCEnablePush_"PCAutoFetch-PushCapableMailAccount_PCAutoFetch-NonPushMailAccount_PCDefaultPollInterval  Cd|}~


    That is all I get when I open the com.applepersistentconnection.plist... there is no value 600???
    any ideas??
    2009-01-23 02:37 PM
  19. napootuning's Avatar
    I sometiemes travel...what if I wanted to turn it off?
    2009-02-05 10:06 PM
  20. bteamer's Avatar
    Then turn push off and set to manual.
    LOL! DOesnt everyone know that only real women know how to handle a stick?
    As long as Miguel can blow...he's straight.
    I dread that first dusting of the white stuff.
    ready for a romp buddy? ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    2009-02-06 03:14 AM

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