What IS Jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by PoWn3d0704, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. PoWn3d0704 macrumors newbie

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    Now I know it's hacking the iPods software, but i don't know what the exact advantages of doing this even are. I just bought the 32GB 3rd Gen iTouch last night, and I'm curious.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. iSpaghettiCat macrumors regular

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    Some advantages of jailbreaking an iPod touch is...


    Themes
    A background/wallpaper behind your icons
    Change where it says "iPod" to whatever you want, provided it fits up there
    Battery Percentage added by SBSettings
    SBSettings, various toggles by sliding across the status bar

    Too many to list.
     
  3. PoWn3d0704 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. PC Killer macrumors newbie

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    jailbreaking

    theres sooooo many awesome things you can do through jailbreaking. using cydia you can download programs not available in the appstore. I installed a program through cydia called installous. you search any app thats in the iTunes appstore using installous and you download the FULL VERSION of any app for absolutely FREE. like someone said before theres so many other great things to do. and no there is no ill-effects from jailbreaking
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Just a reminder to please not discuss specific means of piracy or promote pirate websites on MR... even if you just call it "free" to make it sound nicer. ;)
     
  6. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    Google Voice app is available if you jailbreak. And other good stuff as well. The author of the GV app was so mad at Apple rejecting the app he is giving it away for free to jailbreakers.

    You can continue to use you iphone/ipod as normal as well (iTunes store, iTunes sync, etc).
     
  7. Dieder macrumors member

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    Does the jailbreak also give more Bluetooth options? Like data transfering>?
     
  8. PoWn3d0704 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes.... That was my other question... This itouch won't connect to a single earpiece through Bluetooth, and I was wondering if that was possible. And if it is, will the microphone on the earpiece work with apps like google voice?
     
  9. shadowbird423 macrumors regular

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    iBluetooth is an app that at least enables file transferring. And if you can find a bluetooth headset that pairs with it, it should work fine in Google Voice.
     
  10. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    also you can use Wifi only apps in 3G mode with 3g unrestrictor i think its called as well
     
  11. shadowbird423 macrumors regular

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    This is true, but he has an iPod Touch, not an iPhone. Oh and iBluetooth actually costs money.
     

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