I just Jailbroke my iPhone... now what ?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xcrskim, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. xcrskim macrumors member

    May 12, 2007
    How do I use Cydia to install different themes and what not ?
    this is so damn confusing...
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Search the forums, look at the guides, Google it...

    Plethora of options.
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I'll offer help.

    Make sure you install "winterboard". Then you open up cydia and install a theme from there. After that is finished go into winterboard and click on the theme stuff that you want to apply. Simple as that.
  4. xcrskim thread starter macrumors member

    May 12, 2007
    is there any way to preview the theme before you download it ?
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Yes. Look at the screenshot in Cydia.
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    +1 ^^^ Each app theme has a screenshot or more info, but you need to let the app's page load entirely. Also, you'll get a brief description of the app...
  7. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2008
    There are countless threads here about which apps are best... these will get you started:

    OpenSSH (You will need this later, but it'll mean nothing to you at the moment)
    WinterBoard (Theme manager)
    Cycorder (Video recorder!)
    MobileTerminal (You probably won't ever use this, but it's a good fail-safe in case something happens to Cydia)

    Once you have WinterBoard installed, go back into Cydia and check the Theme sections. There are a gazillion of them. That will keep you busy for a long while.
  8. Ryanhdd macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2007
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    i had the same questions, but figured it out and well i am glad i took the plunge. One question... I set my work email so i could get my work email on my phone.(duh) and since then it puts that stupid passcode lock on. An IT guy at work told me to jailbrake and there is a way around it. Anyone.

    update: Found it, called 'killexchange"
  9. danieldelgado29 macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Pleasant Hill
    what are the benefits of jailbreaking the phones...
  10. enophi1 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2008
    Gives you access to the root dir

    Can install themes/ ringtones / etc

    Install 3rd party apps

    Install free apps

    it's just awesome, I was actually getting bored of my iphone 3g after 3 days, because there wasn't a whole lot I could do with it or customize it so I jailbroke it and now I have tons of options available to me.

    Just search on the forums, and see what people are doing with it :)
  11. palmerc2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    i've had my 3G jailbroken for a few weeks now (just upgraded to 2.2) and it is really interesting.

    I am not much of a computer nerd or geek or anything, but I find it very interesting to SSH. You can do a LOT with SSH, get emulators, customize themes (more then you can do with just a regular theme - see below, i combined 2 themes). One of the coolest things is changing the actual background without having to change the lockscreen image (it takes a little more time, but worth it i think) :cool:

    video recorder,
    cracked apps (the ones you find in the AppStore)

    Attached Files:

  12. Jailbird1818 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2008

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