iPod touch I've Jailbroken my 4th Gen iPod touch; Now What?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Yebubbleman, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

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    I bought myself a brand new 64GB white fourth gen iPod touch to celebrate the fairly large tax refund I received earlier this year. While waiting for it to come, I received my friend's former black 32GB fourth gen iPod touch that he somehow decided to give to me for no reason other than *****. Figuring that I now have an extra touch lying around, I decided to jailbreak the 32GB touch. Why not? Now, aside from being able to pirate apps, (which I will use to try apps before I commit to buying them, which I feel to be an honest use of such a feature), what other things can I now do with Cydia? Mind you, I care very little about themes and modding the interface. It's not that I have no problems with the way iOS 5 is currently laid out, but I have little use for the ability to have five icons on my iPod touch's dock instead of four and things of that nature. Other than GUI hacks, what in Cydia is really worth writing home about?
     
  2. musty345 macrumors regular

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    Emulators are nice- you can play classic games like Pokemon
    MyWi- free tethering
    ProTube- download YouTube videos to your device

    That's all I can think of at the moment, enjoy :)
     
  3. tehpea macrumors member

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    MyWi is useless on a touch, there's no 3G connection.

    I suppose you could get iBluever to share the connection from your phone to your Touch, SBSettings to manage device settings, the appropriate app for pirating which I am not going to mention here, IntelliScreenX for a better lock screen and as the previous poster mentioned emulators with rom packs for all your old games :)
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I love when people use this as an excuse.
     
  5. tehpea macrumors member

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    I used to have my touch jailbroken (not anymore, slow downs) and I would pirate apps before buying them. Now I just buy them. They're really cheap though, great games at 79 cents. There's no excuse not to get them legally!
     
  6. chriscrk macrumors 6502a

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    What emulators would you reccomend?
    I downloaded one, a GameBoy Colour one, but it's horrible because the screen is insanely tiny, most of the space is taken up by the "look" of the Gameboy Colour and the buttons... I'd rather have one which is, say, half of the screen buttons, the other half game play. I'm sure I've seen an image of something like that before...
     
  7. musty345 macrumors regular

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    I like gpSPhone, but it costs a little bit :)
     
  8. tehpea macrumors member

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    gpSPhone is the best in my opinion, it's what I used to use when I had a Jailbroken iPod touch.
     
  9. Yebubbleman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Apps, especially apps that aren't iPad only, aren't that expensive, and as a result, I have no qualms about paying for them. What I do mind is buying something that takes up needless space, and in the case of iCloud, takes up space everywhere. Plus the App Store, like all of the iTunes stores, has an "all sales are final" policy, which makes refunding, well, impossible. So, no, not really an excuse here. An explanation maybe, but not an excuse.

    I don't want an app that I don't like taking up space on either my device, my library on iTunes on my actual computer, or on iCloud's list of what I've bought. If I determine that I don't like a paid app, being able to remove it from my jailbroken device means that I don't waste time by (automatically) putting it on my non-jailbroken devices or on my computer, or on my credit card. Win-win. The problem and solution don't come from not wanting to spend money, they come from not wanting things that I won't know that I don't want until the damn thing is on my device and I've already wasted money on it.
     
  10. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    call it whatever you want to justify it. It's piracy and it's wrong.
     
  11. Yebubbleman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I won't lose sleep over it from a morality standpoint. Legality is another issue, but even then, I'm not too worried.
     
  12. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    To each of their own. I feel like it's stealing, no different than stealing from a store. It's just so much easier to do it online and the temptation is there without anyone looking. Dev's work hard to make these apps and I think they deserve to be compensated just like anyone else.
     
  13. Yebubbleman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ...But, if I pay for an app after coming to the conclusion that I want to keep on using it (hence "try before buy") how is the developer not receiving that same compensation? They're not getting it until after I've determined that their app isn't utter **** and that I have a use for it. If I find that I don't like or use it, it's not like I wouldn't remove it from my jailbroken device. It's no different morally than going to a library and checking out a book.
     
  14. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    If that's truly what you do, you're a rare installous user. It's still piracy downloading the app in the first place, but at least you go back and buy it if you intend on using it. Jailbreaking has gotten the terrible reputation for pirating apps. Most people are blindly using installous without any regard for the developer.
     
  15. chilly willy macrumors regular

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    Just gotta give you some grief, as you are an ECU Pirate discussing piracy! You should be all for it. :p;)
     
  16. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Arggg!
     
  17. Yebubbleman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have two fourth gen iPod touches and a first gen iPad. I'm only jailbreaking the 32GB model my friend gave me and to the best of my knowledge, installous-acquired apps only work on Jailbroken iOS devices, and mind you, I use the iPad and the other iPod touch just as religiously, so by that design, if I like an app it is in my best intest to buy it and if I don't, to delete it, lest I jailbreak my 64GB model and my iPad, which I have absolutely no desire to do whatsoever anyway.

    That exchange between you two made me smile. :)
     
  18. tehpea macrumors member

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    The space app data takes up on iCloud is minimal (and can be disabled in iCloud usage options) and the space apps take up on your computer is also minimal compared to the space your hard drive has. Also, you can always return the app if you're not satisfied. And your other devices will only get the app if you want them to...
     
  19. Yebubbleman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Used Installous to install "Where's My Water?" as it's a game that's on my radar, but I don't have enough interest to either pay that $1 or to download the trial. Discovered that I liked it; when I get my next paycheck and am no longer in "save every penny" mode, I'll buy it. Similarly, downloaded "Edge", discovered I didn't like it, deleted it right off. I feel like it's a pretty nifty system if used in that way...plus I'm intrigued by the technical process of installing these apps via Installous. As is the case with a lot of Jailbreak apps, the lack of polish always makes for an interesting time.
     

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