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Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xcrskim, Nov 26, 2008.
How do I use Cydia to install different themes and what not ?
this is so damn confusing...
Search the forums, look at the guides, Google it...
Plethora of options.
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.
is there any way to preview the theme before you download it ?
Yes. Look at the screenshot in Cydia.
+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...
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.
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"
what are the benefits of jailbreaking the phones...
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
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)
cracked apps (the ones you find in the AppStore)
This is a decent site to preview some themes.
I'm sure some of these are gone by now but this will give you a brief idea of what can be done.