Apps worth jailbreaking for?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iSaga, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. iSaga macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering what the advantage is to jailbreaking the 3G. Do users have more issues with a jail broken iphone? What apps are truely worth jail breaking for?
     
  2. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Hands down, WinterBoard. That, Cycorder and BossPrefs are all I install. Oh and OpenSSH, naturally.

    Other than that, I get all my apps from the App Store. And no, I haven't had any problems from jailbreaking, ever (and I've jailbroken every firmware since 1.1.1) ... ;)
     
  3. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't live without winterboard (theming). Also, I absolutely could not live without categories, which lets you put your apps into "folders" so that you can have a clean springboard. I've grown to like quick gold quite a bit as well. It's all I use for launching apps because it's just so fast and easy, rather than scrolling through pages or going into the category folders.

    I don't do any video recording really, but Cycorder is awesome and if you want video recording, this alone is worth it.

    Finally, SSH is great. I love having access to the file system. I've modified a few plists myself to do things like change the number of vibes for mail and sms.
     
  4. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    Honestly the theme aspect is very nice and very good for eye candy but the MAIN reason why I jailbreak is so I can have louder email/sms/calendar tones because the default ones really suck.
     
  5. bushido Suspended

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    Winterboard, biteSMS, lastFM scrobbler, killing the european volume limit and something i wont mention in here :cool:
     
  6. iSaga thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok I just did the jailbreaking , mostly for the cycorder app. Didn't think I would be into the themes but they are pretty cool.

    Regarding cycorder, is there a way to get the videos off the phone? I just installed and haven't really played around with it yet.Also does anyone know the name of the app that allows you to utilize tethering?
     
  7. zephead macrumors 68000

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    The NES and GBA emulators, NES.app and gpSPhone (which should be GBAphone, but isn't). Sure, the ROMs are a little buggy, but they work.
     
  8. iSaga thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok I'm really curious as to what it is you can't mention on here?
     
  9. bushido Suspended

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    u need to SSH into your phone and then copy the videos out of the Cycorder folder from the Application folder
     
  10. i eversaw macrumors regular

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    Speaking of winterboard, how do you get more themes? when i go into it, there's only like 6 items there and none are themes. Also, the themes i download from cydia don't work...
     
  11. 12Iceman macrumors newbie

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    NES.app, Cycorder, Cydia (what the app store should have been), Winterboard, NemusSync (sync gmail calendar to iPhone), BossPrefs, Categories, OpenSSH, etc.
     
  12. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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    Cracked AppStore apps probably.
     
  13. bakara macrumors newbie

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  14. Aznsensation45 macrumors regular

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    Cycorder - Video recording
    BiteSMS - multimedia messaging and forwarding text
    Winterboard - change the appearance of your iPhone (amazing)
    PdaNet - just like netshare, use it as a router for iPhone
    Categories - organize all your icons into folders so you don't have like 8 pages
    Five Icon Dock - it's actually very nice and handy
    MxTube - youtube video downloader works great!
    Wifi Toggle - one button on springboard to toggle wifi (instead of going into preferences)
     
  15. tbird2340 macrumors member

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    Quick Gold and Winterboard so far are the best for me (only jailbroke since yesterday).

    Quick Gold is awesome!
     
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  17. Vegan TJ macrumors regular

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    go to www.electricman5.com go to his forum and click on ipod/iphone hacks and there are a ton of sources you can download to get more packages and themes and everything..then download all sources or all cydia sources ..and you will get a ton of stuff
     
  18. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Shiver me timbers matey, that be against the code! Dead men tell no tales, and fer that you'll be walking the plank!
     
  19. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Keep in mind that all the apps the above posters listed are in addition to what you can get from the app store. Best of both worlds.
     
  20. sangosimo Guest

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    qik = video recorder (that is location aware, streams to the internet, twitters that you are streaming)
    winterboard = skinning
    iphone modem = tethering
    bossprefs = toggle (wifi, ssh, edge, and bluetooth in one app)
    terminal = terminal
    openssh = open ssh

    that is pretty much it for me
     
  21. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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  22. Vegan TJ macrumors regular

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    everyone who jailbreaks there phone .this is the first app they should get

    THAT WAS EASY!
     
  23. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    Does the iphone modem allow for tethering with the original iphone or just the 3g?
     
  24. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Cycorder is the only real reason why I could imagine jailbreaking my phone. I just keep hoping Apple releases an update with video recording, so I can stop thinking about the possibility of jailbreaking.
     

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