JailBreak Help

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marcmarcdv45, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. marcmarcdv45 macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2009
    If Something gets update though cydia said like an app?

    How do i know if i can download it? does it work like the Appstore?

    When you click on the appstore it come up sayin new apps to update? is that how cydia works too?

    Thank you all so so so much?
  2. sergiuria macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    Near a bunch of T-Rex
    Yes, exactly how it works. It will tell you, you have updates
  3. marcmarcdv45 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2009

    Thanks for that...

    couple more question

    1... how's does xgpsutill work?

    2.. can the iphone work without using 3g while using GPS? so it doent using the net for the GPS?

    3... Wats the different between Cydia an installer?

    thank u
  4. angel1286 macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    1. the xgpsutil is used if you purchased a standalone gps kits directly from the company that develops the xgps software...you dont need it to use the iphones built in gps chip.

    2. nope you dont need 3g for gps but you need it to download the maps

    3. installer was more popular during the 1.x days of jailbreaking...cydia is pretty much the new and improved version...i dont even use installer anymore

    hope this helps
  5. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    One's actively used and developed, the other.... not so much.

    I'd recommend Cydia: it's based on a tried-and-true code base (apt), and there are a vast number of repositories out there. Installer, on the other hand, is a rather hackish and fragile beast, and is not exactly a reliable way to install software.
  6. marcmarcdv macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2008
    Thank you very much for that....

    One for question....

    When i use the gps last night it was using the net for gps conneted? why is that? when ive already download the maps via my computer...

    i just dnt wanna get an huge bill at the end of the months for use the net when i using gps?

    Is it possbile to turn it off or something? so it just using the gps chip not the net for the conneted...

    Thank you all so so much again...
  7. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Your iPhone should have unlimited data, no need to worry about any huge bills. There's also no way to download the the maps, the Maps app uses GPS and when the map is used, it downloads it on the fly.
  8. Four20 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2007
    i wish apple would give us push notification so I could see if there were an update without actually having to open the app store application or the cydia application.
  9. angel1286 macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    if youre using xgps then you can download the maps...and you should have unlimited data so theres no need to worry about huge bills...but if you still want to turn off data you can enable airplane mode but then of course you wont receive calls
  10. jamie00 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    Tulsa, Ok
    My boyfriend, who has t-mobile service just purchased an I phone through a friend of a friend. (which could be a red flag) It was supposedly unlocked and jailbroken. He put his sim card in and seemed to work for about a week. He then connected his phone to itunes and he had the box checked that does automatic updates. After that his phone went out. So on Sunday he ran across somebody that jailbreaks iphones we paid the guy 25 dollars he used what was called Quickpwn software, and he told us to never update through itunes because it will make the phone go down again. I also asked him if certain applications that can be downloaded could also cause his phone to go down and he said no...I'm no expert but I think that's a crock. But is it true? Personally why would the guy invest in the software if he wasn't having the same issues as everone else? But maybe I'm being to skepticle! So last evening my boyfriend is looking up apps and starts downloading them and what happen? You guessed it! This is the 2nd time that it's happened and want to know what preventative measure we can take to keep this from happening again, if it's not too late. I have heard a lot of people say that they have no problems with their phone once jailbroken and others say they are always having issues. There are so many stories out there and so hard to tell the true from the false! PLEASE HELP!!!!
  11. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    1) Apps don't cause your phone to be un-jailbroken

    If you downloaded the apps from iTunes, and not the App Store on your iPhone, then yes, it will update your phone.

    And he didn't "invest" in QuickPwn. Its free. Any moron with a brain could work it. But then he wouldn't be a moron then would he :p

    I download all of my apps from the App Store on my iPhone, they work and don't take away my jailbreak.

    I COULD download them through iTunes also, but that would kill my unlock (Supposedly speaking. I have no unlock). And I also don't because my 'acquired' apps will be broken once I sync it with iTunes.

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