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Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Vegan TJ, Jul 28, 2008.
can someone list EVERYTHING you can do with cydia?? can you change themes and icons
You can install 3rd party apps.
I hear that if you launch Cydia, lay your phone on it's back, and place a can of beer on it, your beer will chill in a matter of seconds!
IM not that stupid ..i mean be more specific what apps are avalible right now and which apps will be avalible ..i wanna to know if its worth it yet to jailbreak
No one knows what apps will be on there, but the apps on Installer, which you have to jb to get, let you change the themes, have a file browser, run emulators, voip, internet radio, youtube downloader, chat clients, video recorders, games, etc. You name it, its on installer.
Cydia isn't really geared towards the normal iphone user. You can change some of the appearance of the phone and SSH into it outside of that there isn't much right now for most people. Just wait for Installer to get ported to 2.0.
I should note that even if Installer 4.0 is released soon, it will not magically have all the apps it used to have for the 1.1.x phone. Due to the changes in 2.0, all apps will need to be ported over, and some probably won't make it. At the moment, apps are being slowly added to Cydia at the rate of ~2-3/day. Many of these are still low-level unix/developer stuff that isn't of wide interest, but there are some games etc too. When Installer comes out, I expect apps will probably be listed in both apps and they will have similar selections.
Cydia and installer do virtually the same thing. Installer is "prettier", and has apparently upgraded its back-end package system (which was much less stable and less efficient than Cydia previously). Until it is released, we won't know if it is better or not overall.
I don't understand why some people are so anti-Cydia, I think because people compare the old Installer's range of apps to the current 2.0 Cydia and think it sucks in comparison. As I mentioned, the current lack of apps is due to 2.0, not Cydia!