Aaaaaand, I'm jailbroken again.
I tried to stick it out for a bit with a stock iOS 5, but after several years of jailbreaking, I just couldn't do it. Instead, I'm using the tethered redsn0w jb. This was a great update for Apple, but it just didn't go far enough in terms of flexibility. And so far, so good: most of my usual jb apps are up and running (BiteSMS, Activator, SBSettings, Five Icon Dock, FakeClockUp) and I was still able to do a bit of native theme work via iPhoneBrowser (mainly to replace the default Bite icons).
The two things still missing are Lockinfo (which I really miss whenever I want to dismiss lock screen notifications) and Winterboard (which I really miss whenever I look at my plain-Jane lock screen)--I've read about issues with both that make me not want to install them on a tethered jb in case of a crash. I suspect they'll be stable again soon, though. In the meantime, it's great to be back! Anyone else out there jb'ed on iOS 5? And if so: please post suggestions, tips and tricks, warnings, and so on. The early days of a release are always the buggiest, so any first-hand info is really appreciated.
- 10-15-2011, 12:57 AM #2
I've only had iOS5 running for about 12 hours and I already miss so much of the customization that is only available through JB!
Lockinfo is light years better than Apple's notification system. Also miss iRealSMS, SB Settings, Winterboard, 5-icon dock, fake carrier logo, the list goes on and on.
Going to TRY and hold out until the untethered version is released....
- 10-15-2011, 01:35 AM #4
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- 10-15-2011, 04:50 AM #6
well, i finally did it. currently i have Activator, biteSMS, iFile, SBsettings, MyWi, ScreenDimmer and FullScreen for Safari (yay!)
all seems to be going smooth & well. weird being jailbroken again... now if i can just find a decent Pandora hack
- 10-15-2011, 07:55 AM #7
added FakeClockUp. Action Menu and Barrel working well
re: biteSMS; it appears that quick list is not in the beta version? i believe that's what it is called, when you can tap the statusbar icon that shows the number of SMS messages and brings up a list...
Hmmm...I remember something about it getting integrated into notification center, but that wouldn't make sense for the lockscreen. I'll look around.
Another new Bite feature: you can have it use the Apple icon instead of the Bite one.
So here is what I've found: it seems like there isn't an option to show nothing (like there used to be). Now unread SMS get put into your lock screen notifications. Example:
Messages come in; sliding icon will open Quick Reply
If not acted on, they go into the notification area when screen locks:
They also show up in the drop-down Notification Center once unlocked.
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- 10-18-2011, 07:51 AM #20
You know, the only thing I'm missing a lot in iOS 5 with no JB, is the activator tweak to change songs with the "hold volume button up" and "hold volume button down".
If I could do that, I'll not jailbreak, as that's the only thing missing from my phone right now.
- 10-18-2011, 12:09 PM #21
Honestly, the iPhone HAS physical volume control buttons. Why on earth is there a software slider buried in the multitasking bar? a brightness slider makes so much more sense there.
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- 10-19-2011, 10:24 AM #24
Hey guys got a quick question. I finally did the tethered jailbreak today myself, My only question is, when you download things from cydia alot of them require a reboot. So do these install and after you boot tethered again that app will be there?
- 10-19-2011, 11:19 AM #25
one thing to consider, while loading new apps/tweaks, there is a Que feature within Cydia which will allow you to put them there and then load ALL when you're ready. the Queuing feature will be available right after you select Install of the tweak or app desired
what i typically do is Que everything i need and then do a tethered reboot after its done, EVEN if it does not require one. this way i know there should not be any issues that may arise