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Why you should Jailbreak Your Iphone

September 3, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Right… Since buying an iPhone i’ve been dwelling if I was going to jailbreak or not. I hung in there for a while but a week ago I decided, out of boredom, to jailbreak it and see what the fuss was all about.

After looking for best apps / best cydia apps / best games etc all over the internet, I have decided to make my own list of best programs that give a reason to jailbreak your iphone.

I have a 3G 8gig 3.0 OS Iphone.
First and foremost, the reason I decided to jailbreak:
3G Unrestrictor




This nifty little app makes your iPhone think it’s linked to a wireless network while it really isn’t. Why you ask? Well. For example, stupid apple decided to stop programs like Skype, fring etc, making outgoing calls UNLESS they are under wi-fi connection to the internet. In other words it won’t let you make VOIP calls with data connections with your provider. 3G unrestrictor lets you use your data connection even with VOIP programs, tricking the iphone into thinking it’s connected to Wi-fi.  You can specify which apps you want to unrestrict. It also lets you view youtube videos at full quality instead of the crappy quality it has on default.This is well worth the money it costs on cydia. You can probably find it free somewhere.

SBSettings


Ver nice app, it’s a must for any jailbroken iphone. You touch the top of the iphone horizontally and it shows up with quick settings like enabling and disabling wifi, bluetooth with just one click. It allows little options like displaying Ram usage next to the time and many other things. Won’t go into details as you probably already have it.

Winterboard



Another must. Practically a theme manager. You can find this on Cydia for free.
Reccommended Theme: Glasklart Which is the one I use, and the one in the pic above.

Backgrounder



This program allows you to multi-task your iphone apps. For example you are in a game, and want to check something on internet without exiting the game. You hold the home button for 3 seconds and the game will still run in the background but you’ll be returned to your home and you can open another program. Watch out on your memory usage, especially for 3G and previous iphones. On Cydia for free.

Cycorder



A program that lets you record videos on 3G Iphones and previous versions. Max fps is 15 but it’s still pretty decent. On cydia for free.

Installous



A program that lets you connect through appulo.us to download cracked apps. Nuff said. You may need to add new sources to cydia for this one. A quick google should suffice

Qtweeter

Lets you post status updates to both facebook and tweetter with pics and vids if you want. I love the fact that to activate the app you actually have to “pull” it down from the top of the screen. Very intuitive and fast to access. Free on Cydia.

Last but not least:

Categories



I seem to have a LOT of games (I promise i’ll make a list sooner or later), so they were all crowding up my iphone. Categories lets you create folders on your home screen in which you can pop any app you want. I just have 1 at the moment for games. Another must have app.

Make It Mine

Make it mine, or MIM, changes the cellular provider name into anything you want. may it be Joe’s, Riqz, I<3 Poop, or just simply: Poop.

Right… That’s really all I can think of atm and will add more stuff if it comes to mind.

I think those apps make it easy for someone to decide pro-jailbreaking. There are many other apps that are worth jailbreaking for but too many to list!

Hope I helped someone!

P.S. For some iPhone 1337 geekage, download Veency on your iphone and Realvnc on your pc. Connect your iphone to your home wireless network, then type the iphone’s IP in “server” option on RealVNC. You will then be able to control your iphone directly from your PC. Hehe.

If you need any help, just pop a message and i’ll answer ASAP.

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  1. Panto
    September 4, 2009 at 13:34

    Il solito smanettone

    • riqz
      September 4, 2009 at 14:27

      Digli a giangi che se ha bisogno di consigli che può chiedere qui se vuole.

  2. barry
    January 20, 2010 at 11:08

    very detailed and described accurately,,wish everyone took time out to explain things so well,,,thanks mate let me know if you do a games list or any other apps you prefer,

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