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Mistertuxedopants October 23, 2011 07:00 AM

jailbreak iOS5 -> What do you think?
Hello HWC's

So I watched a video on the features of jailbreaking iOS5. It looks great. I want to get a few member opinions on this. Also does anybody know what and where the best Jailbreak software is for this? I have an iPhone4


Sagath October 23, 2011 06:40 PM

Dev-Team Blog

That is the best place for all your JB needs. iClarified.com has easy walkthroughs for those not in the know, but the newest version of redsn0w is pritty idiot proof. Also, be aware that the current iOS 5 jailbreaks are tethered jailbreaks; so if your phone dies or you power it off you'll have to 'just boot tethered' it to boot it and get your jailbroken stuff to work.

Mine is jailbroken. No issues. Love it, etc, etc.

Mistertuxedopants October 24, 2011 09:53 AM

i have been looking into the redsn0w. it looks great. I don't like that it has to be tethered to boot. Do you know when the untethered version is coming out.

Also, what are some good apps that i should get?


Sagath October 24, 2011 10:06 AM

There is a semi-tethered jailbreak out, but it has some known bugs. It'll allow you to use your phone if it reboots or the battery dies atleast, anyways. Its up on the bigboss homepage with directions on how to do it (you have to jailbreak first, then run his repo or some such. I havnt looked hard in to it.)

There is simply a tonne of apps out there, and much like the andoid market, really too many good ones to list. My favorite jailbroken app is SBSettings bar none, and for new skins/themes, Winterboard plus whatever theme you like.

Mistertuxedopants October 24, 2011 10:17 AM

Are all the apps free on cydia, or do some cost money? Also is it safe to purchace apps off cydia if that is Necessary.

Sagath October 24, 2011 10:23 AM

Some are free, some cost money. Ive never heard of problems with Cydia purchases.

Mistertuxedopants October 24, 2011 10:58 AM

awesome. thanks for your help

One more thing. Since u have jailbroken your phone. Are u checked out siri for iphone4?


Sagath October 24, 2011 04:38 PM

As it stands right now, Siri is not available for non '4s' phones without piracy/legal issues. Thats not to say it cannot be done...But I like my account here at HWC, so that is all I'll say ;)

Spikemaul October 24, 2011 05:14 PM

I might jailbreak my iPhone 4 this weekend to see what it's like. Has anyone noticed a "slow down" in their phone after jaibreaking? Is there any way to back up Cydia purchases?

lowfat October 24, 2011 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by Spikemaul (Post 560892)
Is there any way to back up Cydia purchases?

PKGBackup. It backs up everything to Dropbox. I just had to restore my iPad recently and it saved me a huge amount of time as it was the only application I needed to download from Cydia. Ran it then bam ever Cydia application and setting was restored.

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