Definition of jailbreaking terms?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by GlassBullet, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. GlassBullet macrumors regular

    GlassBullet

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    I'm getting my iPhone 3GS in a few days and have been reading up on jailbreaking it. I would like to know what Cydia is, what Icy is, and what the SpringBoard or WinterBoard or SummerBoard is. Also, are either of the current jailbreaks available untethered? Like I said, I've this is all brand new to me so any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. foob macrumors 6502

    foob

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    Cydia - sort of like an appstore for jailbreak apps

    Icy - a wannabe replacement to Cydia. It usually screws everything up.

    SpringBoard - This is what Apple calls the phone's "desktop" where all your icons are

    WinterBoard - an app that applies themes to springboard

    SummerBoard - old version of winterboard
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Google ----- > A monumental search tool, can find an answer to just about anything !

    Sorry, I couldn't resist :rolleyes:
     
  4. GlassBullet thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok thanks very much. and as for the jailbreaks being tethered or not, what's the word on that?
     
  5. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    :D
     

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