Why Pwn an Ipod Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by brsboarder, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    I'm about to buy the new one hopefully on Tuesday, unless they don't drop the prices in which case I'll buy the old one. I'm wondering whats so great about hacking it. I don't care about games, so I'm wondering what useful tools actually exist when its pwned
     
  2. thechidz macrumors 68000

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  3. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I understand. But I'm wondering if there are worthwhile programs that are free, or not allowed by apple. Anything truly useful. Or if it allows you to get apps that cost money on the app store
     
  4. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    The only worthwhile apps I have found so far are the SSH apps, Customize, Winterboard, and well, thats pretty much it. If you do not want to customize the look of your iPod touch's interface, then don't even bother. I tried it for a week, didn't think it was worth it, then restored back to factory settings.
     
  5. therealmrbob macrumors regular

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    Well to start, emulation. Styles/customizing. vlc has been ported (and it's amazing) pocket touch is amazing for when you can't look at the screen. a great web search program. a last.fm scrobbler that automatically scrobbles your songs as you listen to them. There's an app called mxtube that allows you to download youtube videos to watch them whenever you want. swaptunes lets you sync multiple itunes libraries with your iPod touch. comicviewer is a great comic book reader. dock is a really cool way to switch applications while you're in other ones. appflow, I entirely love this app so much, I can hide all of my applications but a few, and use appflow to use cover flow to go through my apps and launch them. bossprefs just does a lot of things that are great for your iPod, including hiding the applications like I said earlier. five icon dock, does exactly what it's name says, it lets you put five icons on your dock. I love it!


    That's just what has been useful for me, I understand that for a lot of people they don't think it would be worth it. but I'm the type of person who wants to get every little bit of functionality out of my devices I can.
     
  6. angels lust macrumors member

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    Noob Bump

    I'm kind of in the same boat as far as jailbreaking. I can see how it was useful in 2007 but now I'm not sure if it is. Customizing themes does sound nice, but once you jailbreak (or pwn I guess) don't you lose access to the iTunes store?

    Plus where do you get these apps anyways? (I have no idea how this all really works or what you do once you jailbreak it. I've done some searching here and on google and came up with no definite answers.)
     
  7. mavis macrumors 68040

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    The only non-App Store things I installed were BossPrefs and Winterboard, and they got along just fine with the 80+ 'official' apps I installed.

    For me, the biggest reason to jailbreak is customization:

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  8. angels lust macrumors member

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    Are you the same mavis from Rage3D?

    Also is there a certain place to go to get these apps or does it just come as part of the jailbreak software (such as QuickPwn).
     
  9. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Sure am ... And you are ... ? ;)

    You can get WinterBoard through Cydia.
     
  10. angels lust macrumors member

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    I've been known to go by Perky McGiggles in other places.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  12. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    I went for this theme.

    Sadly I just installed the new firmware (really needed the bug fixes!) and had to say goodbye to it for the time being.

    Hate the default theme..so boring.
     

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  13. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    theres a remote desktop app that looks really cool, allows you to use your computer through the ipod screen
     
  14. Shanesan macrumors 6502

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    I love Sychstep myself. It works pretty well and keeps me on the move with the right beat!
     
  15. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a

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    From engadget:

    iPod Touch- the basic benefits of jailbreaking:

    Jailbreaking allows you to use non-Apple approved apps, such as emulators and apps without copyrights to content in their app. Gameboy (all versions), playstation 1, and many more game system ROMs are supported. It also gives you access to read/write files on the device, and apps can use/edit your media and other files. That is particularly useful for mods such as new skins (themes) to make the OS more personalized, and to add different sounds for certain events (new mail, alarm, ect.).
     
  16. ipodtouchftw macrumors member

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    the new ipod touch can not be yet jailbroken since its running 2.1.1, not 2.1. it also has a different processor so it may take a while to jailbreak.
     
  17. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know the general idea, I'm wondering whats out there. I don't care about customization, so whats left is basically vlc.
     

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