Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Journey Never Ends :)

I am concluding my introductory blog on jailbreaking and the most popular apps run on jailbroken devices but will soon start another blog on app and theme reviews and cool things for iphone that are worth checking out. Jailbreaking truly opens up a whole new world for your iphone and new programs can be found on the alternate installers every day so I say that don’t ever stop exploring. Look stuff up in your spare time and try out new apps and packages. The fun won’t ever stop.

Downloading FREE movies and tv shows and music torrents on your iphone or ipod!

So doing this is real simple. You will need to first go to cydia and download mobile theatre and dtunes. Afterwards you can open mobile theatre and download or stream any movie or tv show episode ( theres a lot:) ). Also there will be music torrents available which aren’t too great but still ait. To check out your downloaded content, open dtunes and it will all be there.

Free Apps and Installous

Jailbreaking allows you to do plenty with your iphone but like the internet gives you the chance to do illegal things. While jailbreaking may not be illegal downloading free, cracked apps is. Available under the source name cydia.hackulo.us is an app called installous which allows you to download apps for free. The app provides you with updates and contains nearly all of the app store's apps. Using this app is illegal but somehow unenforced so you are advised to use your own discretion about this situation.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Play FREE gba, n64, nes, snes, psx and more video games on your ipod or iphone!

Once you are jailbroken, you can download video game emulators from cydia onto your ipod or iphone and play your favorite classic video games on them. For gb the roms must be downloaded in separate packages but for the other ones, once you download the emulator, you will be able to download the games off doperoms.com onto your emulator. There isn’t much else to say. If you loved the classic video games then you will love the emulators and have a lot of fun:).

Sources for roms(add as sources in cydia, emulators can be found by search in cydia):
sinfuliphonerepo.com(for nes emulator which comes with roms but enjoy the other packages too)

Downgrading and Jailbreaking on Older Firmwares

Jailbreaking seems simple because it can be done by the click of a button but actually takes quite a bit of work. Developers can create a jailbreak but have to recreate it for it to work on newer firmwares. This means that each time that apple comes up with a software update you should NOT instantly download it. Each time your ipod is updated it loses its jailbreak and each time apple introduces an update, developers have to create a new jailbreak. It is crucial that you wait until developers come up with the jailbreak for the latest firmware and then download it when they do and THEN jailbreak. Now, currently, the latest firmware is 3.1.3 and can be jailbroken with the spirit program (see older posts). However when the next firmware comes out many will download it and lose their jailbreak. That is when they download an older firmware and run a jailbreak on it. So first BEFORE you lose your jailbreak to accidentally downloading new firmware, go to cydia and look for a link that says “Make my life easier” on Cydia. This will allow you to save your SHSHs. After you download the firmware of your choice to your computer, set your ipod or iphone to recovery mode (hold home and top button) and hook it up to the computer making sure that you are running itunes 9. Then go to restore in itunes and right click it. This will cause a browse window to open. Select your downloaded firmware and wait for your ipod to be set to it. Once this is done you can now jailbreak your ipod with blackrain or other useable jailbreaks.
Firmware Downloads:http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
Spirit Jailbreak(for 3.1.3....again lol):http://spiritjb.com/
Blackrain Jailbreak Download (for 3.1 and 3.1.2):http://blackra1n.com/
redsn0w 0.8 download (for 3.0):http://thebigboss.org/hostedfiles/redsn0w-win_0.8.zip
QuickPWN 2.2.1 download (for 2.2.1):http://www.quickpwn.com/downloads
Download Itunes(all versions):iTunes Downloads

Winterboard and Bosspaper

With a jailbroken device, your ipod or iphone can be customized and really made your own. Two of the core apps of customization that you should download once you get jailbroken are winterboard and bosspaper. Both apps are free apps that can be found by search in cydia. Bosspaper allows you to have any image in your background behind your apps instead of apple’s dull black background. Winterboard allows you to download themes that can change the appearance of your lockscreen, apps, and background. There a Lot of themes available already predownloaded through cydia that you have easy access to now. Other than bosspaper and winterboard other tweaks and changes can be found that will further alter your devices contents. These can be found in cydia’s original downloads and through adding sources for more downloads.

Intro to Cydia

So once your device is jailbroken what happens? Well when you first look at it you’ll notice that nothing changed except that you now have a new app. Cydia has now been installed to your iPod. This alternate app store offers tons of packages including tweaks and customization for your device, different games, and all kinds of other cool apps. The best part is that a good 85% of the apps are free. So when you first open cydia, it will ask you if you want the full upgrade or the essential. You can do whichever you choose, the full not containing a whole lot more than the essential but still more than it. Just remember when downloading packages that your iPod capacity will fill up quickly if you don’t look after it and make sure not to download sources that are useless to you or that you don’t need as they will make your cydia take a frustratingly long time to download.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jailbreaking with Spirit Jailbreak

The spirit jailbreak is the most updated jailbreak and will jailbreak to your ipod touch, iphone, or ipad to 3.1.3 firmware. The program will take a few quick minutes to download and once it is downloaded you will need to plug in your apple device to your computer. Afterwards you simply open the program, click the button, and wait for it to finish jailbreaking and soon it will be complete:). The spirit program can be downloaded for free at spiritjb.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pros and cons of jailbreaking

So you have just gotten a new ipod touch and are considering jailbreaking. What risks and advantages should you take into consideration? Here are a few things you should know:
the pros: benefits of jailbreaking
- With a jailbroken device you can customize your ipod to your heart's desire. Want to change what your icons look like, or have a wallpaper background behind your app icons? With hundreds of themes and tweaks the customizations are endless and you can truly make your device your own.
- Hate having to put up with Atnt or just want to stay with your current cell company? Jailbreaking allows users to unlock their phone and support with their chosen carrier.
- Jailbreaking introduces users to amazing features and apps that you simply miss out on without jailbreaking. Playing your favorite old video games, using landscape keyboards for texting and so much more is rendered available to you through a simple jailbreak.

So what is jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking is a simple process in which an apple ipod touch, iphone, or even ipad can be hacked to increase its capabilities allowing countless extra features and rendering it free from apple restrictions. Jailbreaking has become and continues to become increasingly popular as people can customize their product to their liking, multitask, and acquire free third party apps from alternate app stores such as cydia, rock, or installer. The alternate app repositories that jailbreaking offers are preferable in that they tend to often be free or otherwise fairly priced and have a lack of restrictions and limitations.