My Jailbreak Setup

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sidewinder, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Not that anyone really cares, but I thought I would post what packages I have installed, with short descriptions, and use on my iPhone 4.

    I consider all of them necessary. I have removed all packages that I was not using or deemed junk.

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    Installed Jailbreak Packages

    Free Packages:

    Activator --> activates various packages with gestures, status bar taps, and hardware button presses
    afc2add --> needed for iPhone Explorer to work
    AppLinks --> automatically creates shortcuts for all AppStore apps for quick access
    asVibra 2 for 4.0 --> in silent mode, it gives 3 distinct vibrations
    AT&T Carrier Logo iPhone 4 --> replaces standard carrier text with logo
    attachment= for mailto: --> required by Rename II
    Backgrounder --> allows complete control of how backgrounding is handled
    BrowserChanger --> changes the default browser application (Atomic Browser is awesome)
    Categories --> provides folder-like functionality with the ability to select icon for folder
    CyDelete --> makes it possible to delete Jailbreak apps just like App Store apps
    Cydia --> the Jailbreak installer app
    Five Icon Dock --> Allows up to 5 icons in the dock
    Five Icon Switcher --> shows five apps instead of 4 in the task switcher
    Gawk --> GNU awk - a text processing language typically for command line use
    HTC Plugin for LockInfo (Native) --> LockInfo plugin that display the time and weather info
    iAdKiller --> kills iAds
    intelliStatusBarIcons --> status bar icon shared library (MyWi requires it)
    iPod Widget --> iPod play/pause toggle for SBSettings
    iWipe Cache --> clears springboard cache (useful for WinterBoard)
    KeepAwake --> SBSettings toggle to keep WiFi awake even if device goes into standby mode
    less --> a better version of "more" for command line use
    libstatusbar --> status bar icon shared library (Backgrounder and LockInfo require it)
    LibWeather --> shared library for weather access (HTC Plugin requires it)
    MxTube --> YouTube video downloader
    NoSpot --> removes Spotlight page from view
    OpenSSH --> secure remote access protocol for terminal and sftp sessions
    PDF Patch --> protects against PDF exploit in iOS 4.0.1
    Remove Background --> configurable app that removes apps from task switcher
    Remove Background SBSettings --> toggle that activates Remove Background
    Remove Recents --> removes apps from task switcher that don't actually multitask
    Rename II --> rename both App Store and Cydia apps
    Rotation Inhibitor --> rotation enable/disable toggle
    RSS Plugin for LockInfo (Native) --> RSS feed plugin for LockInfo
    SBSettings --> a pop-up control panel for various toggles and actions
    SpringFlash --> Activator-based LED flashlight
    Springflash SBSettings --> SpringFlash toggle for SBSettings
    top --> command line process watching tool
    USB Drive --> USB mass storage emulation
    VI IMproved --> command line text editor
    WinterBoard --> flexible theme controller

    Commercial Packages Purchased:

    biteSMS --> improved SMS app
    CategoriesSB --> enhances Categories app performance and feature set
    iFile --> iOS file manager and viewer
    iSmart Dialer --> enhances built-in Phone app
    LockInfo --> lock screen customizer
    My3G --> makes apps believe they are on WiFi when on a 3G network
    MyWi 4.0 --> tethering app
    PkgBackup --> automates package backup and installation
    PlayAwake --> allows use of iPod music as an alarm clock sound
    Popup Blocker --> blocks (configurable) various system popup messages
    SBOrganizer --> allows reordering of springboard icons (PkgBackup uses it to backup layout)
    ScreenDimmer --> controls screen dimming and backlight (configurable)

    Commercial Packages Purchased but not Installed:

    InfiniFolders --> removes 12 icon folder limit

    Packages removed but might need or want later:

    FolderCloser --> automatically closes folder after app launch
    FontSwap --> swaps system fonts for other fonts (not fully functional under iOS 4.x)
    MobilTerminal 426 --> terminal program (removed because I have iSSH)
    SwitcherPlus --> enhanced task switcher

    Commercial Packages to consider:

    Xpandr --> text expander

    Font (Installed):

    Sansation --> great looking font - http://www.iphoneruler.net/

    Repos:

    http://apt.iphone-storage.de/ --> asVibra 2 for 4.0
    http://david.ashman.com/beta/ --> LockInfo, Popup Blocker
    http://neoziro.com/cydia/ --> iNzoSB SBSettings Theme
    http://apt.dmytro.me/ --> USB Drive
    http://www.bitesms.com/cydia/beta5.0/ --> biteSMS 5.0 beta

    Repos (not in use):

    http://cydia.myrepospace.com/Tw1zTiD-Chris21/ --> Rename II
    http://cydia.xsellize.com/ --> MobileTerminal beta for iOS 4
    http://www.switcherplus.com/cydia/spbeta1.0/ --> SwitcherPlus beta

    WinterBoard Themes Enabled:

    Remove Wallpaper Gradient --> theme name says it all
    Categories --> my custom theme to allow use of Retina icons with Categories
    Blue Battery --> changes status bar battery from green to blue
    bitesms_by_nim --> a biteSMS theme
    LockInfo_Stock_Retina_icons --> replaces LockInfo plugin grey icons with color Retina icons
    iOS4 Rainbow Signal Bars Theme --> signal bars in color
    SMS Bubbles --> changes the SMS bubble colors
    Tweet SMS Tones --> a new set of SMS tones , including standard Blackberry tone
    LISport_G_Blue --> LockInfo theme
    White Icon Labels --> makes the icons labels white text

    SBSettings Themes:

    iNzoSB --> Retina theme for SBSettings
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    Somebody has way too much time on their hands. :)
     
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  5. sidewinder thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Too much time? Nah....I just want to make sure that I document what I have and why I have it. Then, when a new iOS comes out and we get a Jailbreak, I know what to do again.

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  6. sidewinder thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My iPhone 4 runs perfect. No battery life issues and it still has plenty of memory left (usually over 330MB).

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  7. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

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    Damn man that's crazy. I using a stock iPhone 4 running 4.1 with pretty heavy usage. I don't really pay attention to what apps are in the task switcher but I'm usually at 100mb free RAM. Crazy you have triple that.
     
  8. nednarm macrumors 6502

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    Really nice list, saw a few on there that I didn't have like browser changer and remove recents.
    I couldn't find USB drive though, what source is that on?
     
  9. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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    yea, after a reboot...
     
  10. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    I really wish there was a way to see which apps were actually backgrounded and which are just in a saved stated.

    I just bumped my memory from 140 to over 300 just by closing all the background crap.
     
  11. sidewinder thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, I have Backgrounder setup so the Global action is to not background so all apps quit when switched out. I have Overrides setup for the few apps I actually want to background. These all use the Native backgrounding method. I have no apps that use the Backgrounder method.

    I was quite surprised how few apps I actually want to run in the background. So far, it is my music playing apps and Navigon. That's it. This keeps a lot of memory free. That wasn't my goal, by the way. Just a side effect.

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    P.S. Remove Recents is necessary for this to work cleanly.
     
  12. sidewinder thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No.......see post 11.

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  13. sidewinder thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks....

    http://apt.dmytro.me/ --> USB Drive

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  14. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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    ahh...gotcha
     
  15. TJone macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for posting this - it is good information. I have to make a list at some point so I can upgrade once the a new JB is launched. I also need to get PkgBackup to make it a little easier.
     
  16. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    I do love PkgBackup
     
  17. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    RAM doesn't matter. The point of Apple's implementation is that you're not supposed to worry about it.

    There is no point in having a bunch of RAM if you're not going to use it. There is no speed difference between having 140 MB of RAM vs 300. There is no battery difference. There is no difference, period.

    If you don't want to start at the beginning of an app the next time, you have two options:

    1.) You can manually go back to the root menu of whatever app you're in, Settings for example. (Please note, if you think this is too arduous...I can almost guarantee it will take less than like 4 seconds)

    2.) You can install Backgrounder, and hold down the home button to quit the app.

    But again...it's pointless.

    Anyway...OP I like your setup.
     
  18. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    I think I may have to give Backgrounder a try...I realize now that I use very few backgrounded apps. But then again, there's often times when I need to switch back and forth between email and safari and messaging and whatnot several times when trying to copy some information around. I like that you set those specific apps to native backgrounding only, that definitely makes the most sense.

    What is iSSH? Is it a terminal replacement or something else?
     
  19. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    It's just a GUI SSH client that supports tunneling and VNC.. Something the other ones like TouchTerm don't.

    You can use it(and the other SSH clients) to replace MobileTerminal just by connecting to "localhost"
     
  20. sidewinder thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My primary reason for using Backgrounder with Remove Recents is to unclutter the task switcher. It does make it easier to switch between the apps because only apps you need to see are in the task switcher.

    iSSH is a paid for App Store SSH terminal app I bought long ago before I ever performed a Jailbreak. I use it to access my Unix hosts if there is an emergency when I am out and about. It is much nicer than Mobile Terminal. But, I would be using Mobile Terminal if I had not already purchased iSSH.

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  21. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    More free ram isn't advantageous in any way, shape, or form in iOS.

    It's a delusion.



    iOS actually handles memory very efficiently. apps backgrounded will stay in memory until more is needed by an app in the foreground.

    Usually in computing, free memory is wasted memory. It's not going to slow you down or take more power to have less ram free.
     
  22. sidewinder thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nobody said it was. As I said, my primary reason for using Backgrounder with Remove Recents is to unclutter the task switcher. More free RAM is a side effect, not a goal.

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  23. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    awesome post!! some of these I didnt know about but they interest me very much. Thanks! :D
     
  24. Gilly Gil macrumors regular

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    :cool:
     
  25. Djlild7hina macrumors 6502a

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    wow that's alot haha can't wait for this 4.1 jailbreak to come out as mine came 4.0.2 out of the box :p... it sucks without jb haha
     

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