"must have" apps with jailbreaking
O.K. So i'm going to join the Darkside, and i've been playing around with my wife's 3GS for about a month now. I'm convinced that jailbreaking will open up the full potential of the iPhone4 i'm getting, but i would like to know about the basic apps i should have to start off with, as a newbie with a jailbroken iPhone4. I've always loved the themes for BB, and i consider myself a Sith apprentice.
- 11-05-2010, 09:50 PM #2
cyntact- makes profile pics on contact list
Folder enhancer-extends folders
safari download manager
synchronicity- able to use phone while its syncing with itunes
winterboard- lets u use themes
yourtube 2 - lets u download videos from youtube
- 11-05-2010, 09:53 PM #3
Sbsettings - Toggle wifi, bluetooth, 3g, and other settings without entering settings app.
BiteSms - i cant live without the ability to respond to a text within an application.
3G unrestrictor - Facetime without wifi, download apps over 20mb on 3g, youtube videos wont look like crap haha
Yourtube 2 - download youtube videos
Infinifolders or folderenhancer - allows for more than 12 apps per folder
there's plenty more amazing things you can get that make the phone evene better
sorry for poor punctuation but im lazy haha
- 11-05-2010, 10:11 PM #4
- 11-06-2010, 09:54 AM #6
- 11-06-2010, 12:19 PM #7iMore Expert
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Activator - lets you make changes to buttons to do certain commands. Like double tap homescreen to bring up _____ or tap status bar to bring up ________.
Backgrounder - This is the more advanced version of multi-tasking. This is what we all used before 4.0 came out. But you have many more settings options
BiteSMS - a TEXT app thats lets you text from the lockscreen or while your inside a app without even having to minimize the app and you can call from the bitesms text too
CallTell - Announces the name of the person calling you than your ringtone plays. Also reads texts too
Fake Carrier - Lets you change your carrier name to whatever you would like
Five Icon Dock and Five Column Springboard - No explanation needed
Flashlight in Cydia - automatically brings your phone screen to a white brightest setting, much better than the app store flashlights
LockInfo - Not free - Customize your Lockscreen to have weather, sms, calendar or anything else like that
MXTube - Lets you download high quality you tube videos with ease
NoSpot - Prevents spotlight from opening
SBsettings - Gives you a swipe to open all toggles (anything in settings, you can have as a toggle like, wifi, 3g, bluetooth, etc)
Speaking Iphone - I love this one. Speaks in a mans voice, you have a new text message or text message sent, etc
Switcher plus - Brings tast switcher to lockscreen, so all calls, etc can be made by lockscreen
WeatherIcon - Gives you a temp next to your battery on status bar also gives you an option for a weather image, and it updates. Also can you a temp and image on your weather app too
XGPS - A free voice directions GPS, even tells you on the same screen how many miles to next exit and total miles left. Far superior than the native maps app.
- 11-06-2010, 01:37 PM #8
Gridlock is great if you use pictures of people or cool cars or whatever as backgrounds. It allows you to place the icons anywhere you want which in turn allows you to not hide your wallpaper.
Infinifolders is a must have. I tried FolderEnhancer and thought it was second rate compared to Infinifolders.
LockInfo is for sure a must.
Winterboard is needed for any theme so might as well get that.
CyDelete to delete cydia apps the same way as deleting regular app store apps.
- 11-06-2010, 07:06 PM #9
- 11-07-2010, 03:51 AM #10iPhone Intermediate
- 246 Posts
close button widget - replaces broken home button for sbsettings
tappable sliders - the BEST tap to unlock out of all of them, more responsive
erase contacts - del all contacts
cycorder video recorder for 2/3g
volume boost 3.12 somewhat helps the 2g volume issue.
Last edited by entronp; 11-07-2010 at 03:53 AM.
- 11-07-2010, 09:06 AM #11
- 11-07-2010, 01:25 PM #12
Must Have for jailbroken 4.2 iPad, as soon as both are available...
WeatherIcon (for status bar and badge, never got the live icon to work though)
Locktopus (let's me have iPad not password protected, but have individual apps set that way)
MyWi (for 3G ipad owned. I have it on Wifi iPad for the battery charging rate display, lol)
Parallax - panoramic sliding wallpaper. Can be set to 1to1 sliding of bg and icons. Could be used to have a background per screen
Not so much "must" but still useful for instances...
What would be freaking sweet...
iPad BiteSMS front end for iPad (connects to iPhone biteSMS and displays messages on iPad)
Battery charging rate in status bar (currently use mywi for that)
- 11-07-2010, 01:39 PM #13
- 11-07-2010, 03:18 PM #14
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- 11-07-2010, 05:52 PM #16
ok does anyone know how to get the weather to show up on the phone screen? like rain drops and clouds or snow flakes? and how do you get the carrier logo like rogers or at&t at the top left like some people have? it looks really cool.
- 11-07-2010, 06:07 PM #17
For the weather information, search cydia for WeatherIcon. It is missing 1 feature on the iPad, but everything else 4.1 and below it great.
For carrier logo changes, search Cydia for "carrier logo", many need WinterBoard, so make sure you download that too. For carrier name change i use FakeCarrier
Last edited by macharborguy; 11-07-2010 at 06:09 PM.
- 11-07-2010, 08:06 PM #18iMore Expert
- 775 Posts
Most Cydia apps are free. At least the ones I named except LockInfo, etc. Nobody would be going to the trouble of jailbreaking if everything cost $. We would all be broke. Just look in Cydia and scroll around you'll see. Its all easy, everything, and really nobody needs a tutorial on how to do stuff if you can read. Just jailbreak, load Cydia and have fun modding your phone.
- 11-07-2010, 11:31 PM #19
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- 11-14-2010, 12:59 AM #22