1. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    I successfully jailbroke my iPhone 4. When I launch Cydia I'm presented with the "Home-Cydia" page. Where do I go from here?

    I see something about "SHSH: iOS 4.2.1"
    01-27-2011 02:15 PM
  2. rknowlt's Avatar
    You're going to want to go to the sections tab at the bottom and start downloading any of the multitude of packages ("apps") that will open a whole new world of iPhone customization and functionality to you.
    01-27-2011 03:45 PM
  3. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    I believe I done that.

    What are some of the best recommended apps? I downloaded (at least I think I downloaded SBSettings) not really sure how to put it to use however. I'm also looking at the MiFi app, however the only accepted forms of payment are amazon.com and or paypal.
    01-27-2011 04:08 PM
  4. rknowlt's Avatar
    Well there is no "best" ones. SBsettings might be the exception as THE best though. You use it by sliding across your top status bar at ANY time. You can change it to a variety of gestures though. Check some of the other threads in the jailbreak forum here and you will learn a lot about some of our favorite jailbreak applications and tweaks.
    01-27-2011 08:27 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    biteSMS is a must have. once you use this you'll laugh at the native SMS and never look back

    biteSMS
    01-27-2011 09:06 PM
  6. pilotnh's Avatar
    You might want to read the multiple threads here on "must have apps".
    01-27-2011 10:18 PM
  7. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    biteSMS would always cause the phone to crash and be in safe mode....so far this has been a less than pleasing jailbreaking experience
    01-27-2011 11:03 PM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    trial & error is a must with the jailbreak sometimes. hang in there

    go to Cydia > Manage > Sources > Edit > Add > paste this: http://cydia.bitesms.com/ > Add Source

    install biteSMS app when done
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    01-27-2011 11:31 PM
  9. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    Thank you. That fixed it, that app no longer crashes.

    Now the only thing I need to do is try to save the SHSH stuff..
    01-28-2011 01:16 AM
  10. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    biteSMS is a must have. once you use this you'll laugh at the native SMS and never look back

    biteSMS
    I never unserstood why people thought this till I bought it last year and holy cow I can't believe I waited so long! biteSMS is by far the best reason to JB!
    01-28-2011 01:08 PM
  11. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    Did my visual voicemail become non functional now? When I tap on the visual voicemail icon it just dials my voicemail rather than being "visual".


    And BrianT I'm the same way about biteSMS I'd see people discuss it all the time and asked myself, "big deal, it's a texting app" now I'm just using the 14 day trial version and so far...I prefer it over the default texting app.
    01-28-2011 02:26 PM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    01-28-2011 08:13 PM
  13. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    I'm sorry but what is all of that? /\ /\
    01-29-2011 01:15 AM
  14. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    I just came across this link How to Save SHSH Blobs Directly From iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Using iSH**** | Redmond Pie

    And was wondering if it's a safe alternative for saving SHSH?

    I haven't yet saved my SHSH as I was having a hard time finding out how to do so. I was also wondering the importance of saving them, what are they used for?

    As I've said before, I'm new to actually jailbreaking and therefor probably should have done more "research" prior to jailbreaking.
    01-29-2011 06:17 AM
  15. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    After downloading the SHSH from the link i posted earlier is there anything else I need to do or am I "good" as far as being jailbroken goes?
    01-29-2011 08:43 AM
  16. mysterio's Avatar
    After downloading the SHSH from the link i posted earlier is there anything else I need to do or am I "good" as far as being jailbroken goes?
    You are good, for now.
    01-30-2011 10:12 PM
  17. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    Thanks what do you mean though..."for now"? Lol
    01-31-2011 01:18 AM
  18. rknowlt's Avatar
    Thanks what do you mean though..."for now"? Lol
    If you want to know what he means by "for now" you need to be more specific about what you mean by "good."
    01-31-2011 04:26 AM
  19. swsmpbaby985's Avatar
    By "good" I mean, do I have anymore backing up to do in the event I ever decide to "go back to jail" (un-jailbreak)

    Are there any security risks I have to be on the look out for now that I've jailbroken? I remember reading something once about there being a bug that only affected jailbroken iPhones, if I'm not mistaking I think they said you'd have to some how change something about the SHSH...

    That is what I ment by "good".
    01-31-2011 06:10 AM
  20. gerwen's Avatar
    By "good" I mean, do I have anymore backing up to do in the event I ever decide to "go back to jail" (un-jailbreak)

    Are there any security risks I have to be on the look out for now that I've jailbroken? I remember reading something once about there being a bug that only affected jailbroken iPhones, if I'm not mistaking I think they said you'd have to some how change something about the SHSH...
    There used to be a vulnerability related to SSH. It was running automatically, and the default username/password was well known.
    Afaik, it is no longer running by default, you have to enable it manually, and if you can figure that out, you can figure out how to change the default passwords.
    01-31-2011 03:28 PM
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