1. kittycatspawz#IM's Avatar
    Let's just say, that I "might" want to Jailbreak my iphone 4. If, I can figure out how to do it (I'm 49) can you still use apps from the app store OR do you have to only use apps from Cydia? I've never seen that exactly spelled out.

    P.S. If there's anyone out there willing to hold my hand and walk me through a jailbreak, I would be your BFF...forever! hehe! HINT! HINT!

    Just wondered if someone could explain to me if the app store vs. Cydia is all or nothing on one or the other.
    Thanks!!
    Stephanie
    07-18-2011 10:28 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    Look at it this way, Cydia is like the jailbreakers app store and YES you can use both

    my suggestion for someone starting out in the jailbreak scene would be to research as much as possible

    let me ask you this, what is your main reason for doing it?
    07-18-2011 10:37 PM
  3. kittycatspawz#IM's Avatar
    I would llike to customize the sounds more. And maybe the screens more like an Android with some widgets. I'm really look forward to what I'm hearing about the iOS 5 this fall, but, I think they'll probably leave the same old email tone on it. I also lliked a lot of the themes I've been seeing for the iPhone. I don't personally know anyone with a JB one, so I'm not really clear what all is involved. For such a long period of time, I was under the impression if you JB your phone you couldn't use any of the apps from the app store. Those are the main ones I use since I take a lot of pics and edit them.
    Can you help an old gal out?

    Thanks
    Stephanie
    07-18-2011 11:04 PM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    I was under the impression if you JB your phone you couldn't use any of the apps from the app store. Those are the main ones I use since I take a lot of pics and edit them.
    Can you help an old gal out?

    Thanks
    Stephanie
    Hi, Stephanie. First, you are never too old to Jailbreak as long as you are able to understand how it is done. Secondly, you can still download apps from the app store even after you jailbreak your iPhone, so don't worry..... There is already plenty of useful information posted in the jailbreak section of the forum about how to jailbreak as well as videos on YouTube that will show you how step by step.
    07-18-2011 11:36 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    yep, Irish Rose is right. there is plenty of info out there just search

    also, keep in mind iOS 5 is right around the corner and with good things to come, including changing the annoying email tone. no themes though
    07-19-2011 12:54 AM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    Stephanie, if I ever catch you trying to use your age as an excuse again, I'll hunt you down and restore your iPhone. :P You're younger 'n me, girl. No excuses. Read up, take notes, jump in!
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    07-19-2011 09:29 AM
  7. moneymike47's Avatar
    Also, not only reading up in it, but looking up step-by step "how to"'s on YouTube so you can actually see what it's supposed to look like and you can follow along, pause it, or rewind.
    Alli likes this.
    07-19-2011 09:37 AM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    Also, not only reading up in it, but looking up step-by step "how to"'s on YouTube so you can actually see what it's supposed to look like and you can follow along, pause it, or rewind.
    Exactly. That is why I suggested YouTube in post #4. That is how I first learned to Jailbreak my old iPhone 3GS.
    07-19-2011 09:39 AM
  9. kittycatspawz#IM's Avatar
    Thanks y'all! I'm still just a little nervous about doing it. I'm definitely tech challenged! hehe. I will be on youtube looking at it today. If y'all see a puff of smoke rising over North Mississippi and smell hair burning...well, you'll know I'm working on it! LOL
    07-19-2011 11:07 AM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    The number one thing is when you're ready sit down and don't panic if it doesn't go how you expected. Just pop on here and post up your question or issue and wait for someone to help you out. Don't start doing things because you think they might work in a panic just relax the process is always reversible. If you need someone to help you through the process just holler my twitter is in my sig and my email is in my profile, email is always faster. I've helped a few people before and I'm always happy to increase the Jailbreak(JB) army Now before you start are you running Windows or Mac? If Windows which version? What firmware is your iPhone 4 running? You should also go to the other JB forum you will see threads about all the lovely themes and sounds that you can customize your phone with.
    07-19-2011 03:17 PM
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