History of jailbreaking interview with Saurik

moussekateer

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I didn't know Cydia was out before the app store, that's really frigin' kool
Before that there was Installer. The driving game Raging Thunder was a jailbreak app way before the App Store existed. Even Tap Tap started out as a jailbreak app. That was a very exciting time as stock iPhone's were quite boring!
 

SpaceKitty

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Before that there was Installer. The driving game Raging Thunder was a jailbreak app way before the App Store existed. Even Tap Tap started out as a jailbreak app. That was a very exciting time as stock iPhone's were quite boring!
And installing a theme took allot of time as it involved uploading one graphic at a time to the phone using terminal.
 

macfan881

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I bet if it wasn't for the whole Jailbreaking Processes we wouldn't have had a App Store.
 

ainjo1919

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Yeah jailbreaking had a strong influence to the app store. remember those web apps apple came up with first? Haha
 

Vegastouch

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Jul 12, 2008
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Apple is making a lot of money from that App store all because of Saurik so they should leave him alone with the jailbreaking. There were no apps at all til he came along.
 

ulbador

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Ha, those web apps were a joke. I love how Mr Jobs has an amazing ability to rewrite his own history.
 

jav6454

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I didn't know Cydia was out before the app store, that's really frigin' kool
It wasn't.

Cydia was the only iPhone OS 2.0 Jailbreak portal at the time because Installer's new owners were running things badly (ie 2-month late Installer 2.0) and eventually led Installer to it's death.

Also, Cydia was being worked on (since Installer's devs were busy squabling) during the first iPhone OS 2.0 betas. When iPhone OS 2 came out, Cydia was it, and many smaller devs jumped ship from Installer to Cydia.

Cydia came to be thanks to Installer. So to make it official. Installer was before Cydia and before the App Store.

Take into account, Installer 1.0 version icon looks terribly alike the current App Store icon. Also, the layout and organization was very much alike (except with fancy Apple gimmicks)
 

moussekateer

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Remember the very first jailbreak? To bypass the activation you had to enter a combination of key presses to get into the address book and add a contact with jailbreakme.com as the address. Then you entered a whole another bunch of key combinations to get to the site and install the jailbreak. The whole thing took like 30mins (Which was forever when you had to do phone after phone to sell them jailbroken). Nowadays it's 30secs with one keypress. Then again we didn't have a whole bunch of ungrateful, dumb whiny kids in the jailbreak community back then.
 

Vegastouch

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It wasn't.

Cydia was the only iPhone OS 2.0 Jailbreak portal at the time because Installer's new owners were running things badly (ie 2-month late Installer 2.0) and eventually led Installer to it's death.

Also, Cydia was being worked on (since Installer's devs were busy squabling) during the first iPhone OS 2.0 betas. When iPhone OS 2 came out, Cydia was it, and many smaller devs jumped ship from Installer to Cydia.

Cydia came to be thanks to Installer. So to make it official. Installer was before Cydia and before the App Store.

Take into account, Installer 1.0 version icon looks terribly alike the current App Store icon. Also, the layout and organization was very much alike (except with fancy Apple gimmicks)
True, but installer wasnt near as good. Saurik to it to another level and developers jumped on it and Apple really had no choice but to let them make 3rd party apps for which they get a cut. Well they had a choice, but it would of been a bad one.