I used to have an iPhone and I used to hack the thing to pieces. Then I got rid of it. Now I am back and jailbreaking again! Why you ask? Well for me it mainly is “because I can”.
The iPhone is a great piece of hardware along with a phenomenal learning tool. It is a great phone, but even better toy. It allows instant access to the things we all want, email, Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media tool you seek.
But with all of that said, the questions still arise, should I jailbreak my iPhone or not? Is it legal? Can I brick it? Why would I?
Well I will tell you why you should!
This honestly is the main reason I have time and time again jailbroken my iPhone. I want it to look how I want it to look. The lock screen, the buttons, the chat bubbles and more, can all be customized to my liking. Here is the reason I jailbroke my iPhone this time around. It’s my lockscreen called Typophone 4:
Isn’t she a beauty!
Cydia is an jailbreak community app store. Think of it as the original app store! Cydia allows you to search for themes, tweaks, hacks, and so much more for your iPhone. Below is a quick list of the top downloaded apps in Cydia and what they can do.
- Installous – is a app for the iPhone and iPad. It provides the opportunity to download apps before you purchase them. While this is a bit out of the ethical code of most, you can download full games, apps etc, from the Installous before you purchase them. Honestly I think is the way it should be.
- Grooveshark – Need I say more? Apple said “no” to their app so they opened it up to the ever growing jailbreak community to love and listen to. I love it!
- BiteSMS – if you text, if you love texting, this is the ONLY application you need. Do a Google search and find out more. There are some small fees involved, but it is well worth it. This application is plain awesome.
PdaNet is a tethering application that allows me to turn my iPhone into a wifi hub via 3g. It’s free AND it has settings to fool ATT into thinking it’s just data usage so you don’t get the dreaded message that they just added the outrageously expensive tethering plan without you knowing.
So there you have it. It’s that simple, well not too simple, but some great reasons to jailbreak your iPhone. If you need help, don’t hesitate to holler. I tweak my iPhone daily!