A Couple of questioins Before I hack.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by acm29, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. acm29 macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ok so I have iPhone 1st gen 8gigs currently have 2.1 I can update to 2.2 through iTunes just havn't done it yet.

    My questions are this..
    Once I do the whole process and Cyndia and Installer are on my iPhone how exactly do I get the apps? And how do I put them on there?

    Also, How do I put skins on it and where can I find skins for my iPhone.

    I appreciate the help.

    I have Windows Vista so winpwn i believe is how I go about starting the hacking.
  2. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    Don't install Installer. Just use Cydia. Then go into Cydia, look at the Featured apps. There will be Winterboard, Cycorder, and a bunch of others. You can also use the Search function of Cydia to find Winterboard themes. Install what you like.

    Then go into Winterboard, it will be an icon on your iPhone, and activate the Winterboard features you have installed. Be ready for things to look odd till you get used to it.

    But Installer is all but useless.
  3. acm29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    So when I use Cydia on my iPhone it's just like APP Store? Like it uses my phone connection online? And after I do all this can I use iTunes to put music on myiPhone or is that a no-no and i should use a 3rd party music->iphone prog?
  4. acm29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    And is there a link with a link for new software for a new tut for 1st Gen iPhones using 2.2.
  5. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    Cydia is kinda like AppStore. You can DL apps, themes, ringtones, etc. It's categorized somewhat like the app store is.

    After successful JB, you can continue to use iTunes to sync music, photos, and everything. Keep on using the app store. All the normal stuff works as normal, plus you have all the cool stuff as well.

    As for how to jailbreak, I used quickpwn22 as opposed to winpwn. it took like 10 minutes. Then the fun begins!
  6. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    I got mine from http://www.quickpwn.com/. Mine is 3G, so I do not know about 1st gen. But I highly suspect it will work as well. Just read first to make sure.
  7. acm29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    As far as Tut goes they havn't posted one yet for 2.2 but would you think 2.1 would be along the lines of the same thing?
  8. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    if you are going to go with firmware 2.2, do that first via iTunes ***before*** you jailbreak. The big heartburn is, the next time you upgrade firmware via iTunes (after jalbreaking), all your coolness is gone. The normal stuff is all there, but the fun toys, it's as if it's never been.

    So if you want 2.2, load it first, then jailbreak with quickpwn22.

    I think that was your question?
  9. acm29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    I what I am asking is this..

    I have currently 2.1 on my phone

    uh... lol

    How do I get started? Do I use quickpwn 2.2 or use quickpwn 2.1?

    I'm really confused...I'm sorry ..im new
  10. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    No worries. We're all new at something. I'm not exactly a member of the Genius Bar myself...:D

    If it was me, I would upgrade to 2.2 via iTunes. Then JB with quickpwn22.

    Here is a video of someone doing exactly this. Search youtube, there's about a zillion videos using quickpwn22. This one kinda is a sucky video....
  11. acm29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    Lol alright well guess I am going to do it! Wish me luck. I'll post back with any more questions hopefully someone will still be on tonight.
  12. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    If luck is required, we won't be doing it.
  13. acm29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
  14. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    We're all new at some time. You might want to learn how to search too. Reading all the threads about this same topic will unconfuse you.

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