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Jailbreak good. iPhone freshly rocked.

Monday 2 June 2008 - Filed under Default

This had to be by design. Jobs must love hackers. I am positive Steve Jobs wanted the iPhone to be the kind of awesome only an underground elite squad of coders could program it to be. How else could the iPhone be so much better jailbroken?

I guess what I’m trying to say is: I jailbroke my iPhone. I’ve been using it stock for a good three months waiting for legal apps to come out but enough is enough. The last straw was when I saw a video on YouTube of someone playing guitar on their iPhone.

Jailbreaking was free and easy to do. I just downloaded Ziphone, synced my iPhone to make a solid backup of my contacts, then clicked Jailbreak. After a few minutes, it was done and my iPhone was free.

Before this, I had always wondered how people downloaded applications to a jailbroken iPhone. Well, after jailbreaking(at least the way I did it) a new icon shows up on your home screen called Installer. Tap that and you’re greeted with a plethora of programs. Things like Tap Tap Revolution, Drummer, vt100-term(a sold ssh client), and VNotes.

I’ve found myself playing Drummer far more than I ever would have imagined(plugged into car stereo? fuggedaboutit). Also VNotes has been quite handy for recording voice memos. Finally Sketches allows me to draw notes with my finger and annotate pictures.

It’s impressive just how much this device can do sans the shackles of Apple’s digital software jail. The wifi, the accelerometers, the camera, the multi-touch high-resolution screen, and the 16GB of flash memory can be just frickin’ rocked past all those places where rocking can rock a conventional phone. Nice job jailbreakers and iPhone app developers. I really do need to donate some dough.

In closing: Jailbreaking good. If you don’t have an iPhone, get one somehow and jailbreak it. That is all.

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2008-06-02  »  David Sterry


  1. Chloe
    3 February 2009 @ 11:08 pm

    if you dont have an iphone, get a G1 . No jailbreaking needed (sans getting root privs. on the phone for very specific usages), and an Android Market rivals that of debians repos in the variety of (mostly FREE and GPL) applications. I can see you are a bit of a nix geek like myself, so if your looking for a new phone, I can say in all honesty the G1 is the best on the phone market today.