Thursday, 26 May 2011

Top 15 jailbroken apps and tweaks

I've jailbroken my iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Now what?

Continuing from my previous post. In no particular order, I give you my top 15 jailbreak apps and tweaks!

1. Lockinfo 
Lockinfo gives you access to your info quickly. It displays your selected information in your lockscreen. You can access information such as e-mails, upcoming calender events, unread SMSs, missed calls, twitter/ facebook updates and much much more.

2. iBlueNova
iBlueNova is a very useful application. It enables you to use the bluetooth function on an iDevice to transfer files to other devices such as phones and computers. You can transfer pictures, music and anything else you have saved!

3. SleepFX
SleepFX is worth downloading, it adds fun animations to your iDevice when you put it into sleep mode. It comes packed with eight animations. It can make your screen zoom, flip, fade and transition into darkness when you hit the sleep button.

4. Multiflow
Multiflow adds multitasking to your iDevice in a way it should be done. With a double tap of your home button you can quickly access all your backgrounded applications and switch between them.

5. InfiniDock
InfiniDock does what it suggests. You can put unlimited amounts of applications in the dock on your homescreen and scroll through them all with a flick of your wrist. Also through settings you can set it to display 4,5,6 or more icons in your dock at any one time.

6. WinterBoard
If you've already jailbroken, you know what this is. WinterBoard is an App that applies and manages themes on your iDevice. Themes can be downloaded from Cydia.

7. Gravityboard
This one is just for fun. With a shake of your device all your homescreen apps suddenly float and appear to be subject to the earths gravitational pull! Try setting the gravity to moon in settings.

8. Camera Wallpaper
This App makes your iDevice wallpaper to become a live feed from your iDevice camera. More of a novelty application, but impressive nonetheless!

9. Barrel
Barrel is a tweak which allows you to change the animation used when scrolling through the pages of Apps on your homescreen! You can make the pages scroll vertically, spin, have a 3D cube effect and much more.

10. FullScreen for Safari
Does what it says on the tin with a three fingered tap or a double two fingered tap on your browser screen, you will now be browsing in full screen! (similar effect to pressing F11 on your computers browser right now)

11. iFile
View and browse the root folder on your iDevice, copy, paste and delete files! (Experienced users only, don't use this if you don't know what you're doing)

12. Poof
Ever wanted to remove the "stocks" icon? With poof you can hide any application on your homescreen!

13. SBSettings
A must have, tap or swipe your status bar (where the date and time is located) to access a pull down menu where you can quickly alter brightness, turn wifi, data and SSH on and off.

14. MultiIconMover
Move entire pages of icons on your homescreen on one go! No more dragging every app one at a time.

15. SNES A.D.X. Plus and GAMEBOY A.D.X. Plus
A must have for the oldskool gamers out there. Play SNES and Gameboy roms on your iPhone. Your life is now complete, thank me later.

To find these applications, open Cydia and type their name exactly as posted here :)

If you enjoyed this list or found it helpful, please leave a comment! Or if you have any recommended Cydia apps and tweaks then mention them below. 


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Why Jailbreak my iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?

The big reason why so many people decide to Jailbreak an iDevice, is because of the simple reason that Apple holds way too much control over your device and what you can do with it. Jailbreaking your device gives you the freedom to use applications on your device in a way Apple does not allow. Jailbreaking removes Apples grip on your device.

Jailbreaking gives you an alternate "App store" called Cydia. Where you can download Apps straight to your device. You can still use the original app store in conjunction with Cydia, nothing about how you originally used your device changes just from Jailbreaking.

Sounds cool! so what can I actually do?
-You can add five or more icons in your homescreen dock.
-Use the Bluetooth function to transfer files, just like most phones can!
-Install themes, customize your iPhone and make its UI completely unique to fit you.
-Show information in your lockscreen such as twitter/facebook updates.
-Carrier unlocking

This is just a tiny selection of what is possible! I will be updating with a full list of recommend themes and applications soon, including themes I've released on Cydia.

(Many other devices can be Jailbroken too, the Windows phone, Android devices can be "rooted", the PS3 can be Jailbroken, which has been publicized in recent months by the Geohot got sued case)