1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    First off, great thread! I'm sure this is helping a ton of people that are confused about Jailbreaking and if it would have any benefit to them.

    After doing some searching here on TiPb and on Google, I wasn't able to find any info on how to use custom icons. There's plenty of sites showing you how to use themes in Winterboard and sites with icons you can download, but no real info on how to get your own icons on your screen. Maybe I'm just not searching with the correct words? If you could point me to a site or thread that covers this topic or give a rundown of how you do it, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Back on topic. I Jailbreak for customization and tweaks, like having my multitasking and radio controls in the notification center.

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    Thanks guys I hope it will help some noobs wondering what the benefit of JBing is or can do. TheRealSpiral go to my user profile and email I'll tell you all the info. I had a hell of a time and learned alot so I'm always glad to pass it on.
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    11-17-2011 07:32 AM
  2. DANNCAS's Avatar
    Handling attachments. Meaning, being able to receive and send all kinds of attachments including Office documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), photos, Zip/Rar archives, etc
    I want to be able to send attachment from within a message I compose not click on a doc and then send.
    I want to reply to a person message with lots of attachment.
    I will JailBreak in a NEW YORK MINUTE for this and others kool suff
    WHAT WAS APPLE THINKING
    11-17-2011 09:25 PM
  3. iDonev's Avatar
    Don't take this the wrong way, but doesn't this thread belong in the Jailbreak Apps, Hacks, and Themes Forum?
    11-18-2011 03:43 PM
  4. Handlebars's Avatar
    I jailbreak for the customization. Themes and tweaks like five icon dock, infinifolders, grid lock and now ISX it is awesome.
    11-21-2011 01:03 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Don't take this the wrong way, but doesn't this thread belong in the Jailbreak Apps, Hacks, and Themes Forum?
    Not really the point of the thread is why I Jailbreak, just because the contents has alot of tweaks, apps, etc. doesn't mean anything. There is bound to be crossover when dealing with the same topic.

    Custom icons - A reason I loveeeeeeeee JB is my ability to make my screen so personal

    11-24-2011 02:55 PM
  6. Ipheuria's Avatar
    People keep asking so here's why I got a few more reasons but trying to get screenshots to go with them.
    11-30-2011 04:10 PM
  7. derk's Avatar
    Infinidock is great so I can have more than 4 apps on the dock. I used activator alot and also vlc player to play other video formats besides quicktime.




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    11-30-2011 05:13 PM
  8. canguler87's Avatar
    If you have some ideas in a technical way about the iOs devices; JB means that YOU are the only limit Otherwise, dont risk to JB..
    12-02-2011 07:41 AM
  9. j7469's Avatar
    My3G (allows FaceTime over 3G, removes 20mb iTunes limit on 3G, & YouTube and music streaing apps are always HQ)
    SBSettings (WfFi, BT, etc.. widgets) These are the reasons I Jailbreak

    As an added bonus I use BiteSMS (great texting app that allows for quick replys, contact photos in apps, test forwarding and much more), LockInof on 4.x and IntelliscreenX on iOS 5.x, minor use of themes (new slider and change of icons), and tweaks such as Weather Icon which turns the weather app into a live temperature and image of the actual weather. I also use tethering but only when NEEDED and I don't abuse my unlimited plan.

    I only need the widgets and less restrictions on 3G but while I'm at it, I might as well go all out.
    Last edited by j7469; 12-03-2011 at 06:34 PM.
    12-03-2011 06:31 PM
  10. Jon Seals's Avatar
    iOS 5 makes it easier to not be jailbroken, but as of iOS 5 the main reasons I jailbreak is to test software and themes that I make, and for tethering and SBSettings.
    12-04-2011 05:10 AM
  11. mgregg99's Avatar
    Being able to theme my iPad is the biggest reason I enjoy jailbreaking, but there are useful tools that I would miss, too.

    1) BackBoard - Saves icon layouts & settings for different themes
    2) Backgrounder - True multi-tasking
    3) BrowserChanger - Get rid of Safari and use your browser of choice
    4) RetinaPad - Makes most iPhone apps look so much better on the iPad





    Mike
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    12-05-2011 07:20 PM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Mike lovin' the theme man

    OK I'm so so so excited this is why I love Jailbreak. I have had the same custom lockscreen for awhile now and I have found a new unlock slider that is going to F'ing rock the city along with some new lockscreen images I'm going to be making. I'll post up some screenshots when I'm all done tomorrow.

    OK I finished my new lockscreens and also I've been searching forever for something I could use as my new slider that I liked more than the first one I made. So here is why I love JB it makes my phone look like a Good damn work of art!

    Before


    Now


    Some of the new lockscreens I put together today




    Last edited by Ipheuria; 01-05-2012 at 01:54 PM.
    01-04-2012 04:42 PM
  13. tres's Avatar
    MY PROFILES was my main reason for Jailbreaking. It allows me to use "blackberry" like Sound, and action profiles based on many different conditions. Its not supported in ios5 Anyone have a solution? I HATE having text messages wake me up!
    01-04-2012 05:46 PM
  14. CashV's Avatar
    iBlackList - Blocks unwanted callers/text messages.

    BytaFont - customize the font on your phone.

    Winterboard - customize the theme

    SBSettings - shortcuts to your most used apps.

    These are my fav apps. I like to make things pretty. I ALWAYS get this question. "Whats so great about jailbreaking your phone?" I usually just reply with a screenshot.... enough said!!
    01-10-2012 02:44 PM
  15. CashV's Avatar
    MY PROFILES was my main reason for Jailbreaking. It allows me to use "blackberry" like Sound, and action profiles based on many different conditions. Its not supported in ios5 Anyone have a solution? I HATE having text messages wake me up!
    My blackberry stayed on the "Phone Only" profile. With the iOS upgrade, you can actually mute everything and just have it make a sound for phone call. It's annoying having to go in and manually change the settings when you want all of the notifications on, but it's better than nothing.
    01-10-2012 02:46 PM
  16. Ipheuria's Avatar
    it allows me to fall in love with my phone all over again every single day!!! Everytime I make a new tweak to my lockscreen I spend the rest of the day looking at it. Unfortunately my image hosting is down today so I'll just attach my newest lockscreen
    01-16-2012 03:31 PM
  17. Rockdog97's Avatar
    it allows me to fall in love with my phone all over again every single day!!! Everytime I make a new tweak to my lockscreen I spend the rest of the day looking at it. Unfortunately my image hosting is down today so I'll just attach my newest lockscreen
    can you share that wp please?
    01-16-2012 11:38 PM
  18. Ipheuria's Avatar
    can you share that wp please?
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    01-17-2012 08:56 AM
  19. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    This is an awesome thread! Making me want to JB again


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    01-17-2012 03:12 PM
  20. Rockdog97's Avatar
    awesome. thanks a bunch!

    I cannot wait for the JB to hit.. This being my first iPhone, I am looking forward to some customizations for sure!
    01-18-2012 03:35 PM
  21. BLiNK's Avatar
    one reason why i stopped messing with themes is due to so many of them looking "unnatural" and un-iOS like. then you get the ones that will degrade the workability of the device and what it was meant to do. this is why i lean towards tweaks/utilities that make a great system even better. if anyone were to look at my phone they would never know it was jailbroken

    in fact, whenever i install a new app or tweak and i see that it compromises the stability of the device, i get rid of it. paid or not
    02-03-2012 10:56 AM
  22. Lenerdosy's Avatar
    Yea I found a lot of themes to just feel weird. Found a nice android theme but it felt limited compared to an actual android phone (old theme I think)
    02-03-2012 11:27 AM
  23. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    I wish Bytafont allowed you to change system fonts but it not be incorporated into all the apps. Just maybe the status bar and icon labels.
    02-03-2012 01:24 PM
  24. derk's Avatar
    one reason why i stopped messing with themes is due to so many of them looking "unnatural" and un-iOS like. then you get the ones that will degrade the workability of the device and what it was meant to do. this is why i lean towards tweaks/utilities that make a great system even better. if anyone were to look at my phone they would never know it was jailbroken

    in fact, whenever i install a new app or tweak and i see that it compromises the stability of the device, i get rid of it. paid or not
    Ditto. For me, 9 times out of 10, the themes were the culprit in causing instability on my iPhone.
    I am bare bones when it comes to themes. I have my own carrier image and I customized 4 of the stock app icons. The rest is stock.
    02-06-2012 09:55 AM
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