Introduction: Complete Guide to the Jail Broken IPod

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 This Instructable will show you how to customize tour iPhone or iPodtouch with jail broken software.

***Disclaimer*** Jail braking your iPhone or iPod touch will deactivate the warranty on it so if it breaks you will not be given another one free of charge, there is also a small chance that if not done properly some of the apps on your iPod will be deleted- if this happens RESTORE IT.
You can find the tutorial for jail breaking an iPod Here.

Step 1: Using Cydia

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        Cydia is the Appstore for all of the jail broke apps. Almost every app on Cydia is free and the ones that cost money are usually like 99 cents.
       There are 5 different sections on the Cydia main page they are: Cydia (home), Sections/ install, Changes, Manage, Search.
       In sections/ Install it breaks the apps down into categories games, entertainment, etc. Changes which is just the updates section.
       Manage directs you to a page with 3 options to go to- packages (list of your apps).  
       Sources which you add,
And storage which shows you how much room you have left for new packages. And search, which obviously lets you search for apps.

Step 2: Using WinterBoard

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 WinterBoard is Installed when you first Jail Break your iPod. WinterBoard is what you use to sort through all of your themes, lock screens and so on.
When You Tap on the icon a list of all the themes and lock screens that you downloaded will pop up.
-After you have downloaded a theme/ lock-screen go into WinterBoard and the name of the theme/ lock- screen will appear at the top of the list, click on the name and press the home button, the screen will turn black and say setting language, then type your password in and your theme/ lock-screen will be set.

Step 3: Lock Screens

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 Without jail breaking your iPod you can still have a customizable lock screen but it's not as good as a jail broken one. With a jail broken lock screen you can customize the way it slides to unlock or if it slides at all.
The Lock Screens Shown are in Order left to right:
-Tap To Unlock 
-Hidden iPhone (with No Slide to Unlock)
-Advanced Lock iPhone (Advanced Lock iPod also available)
-Coke Slider

Step 4: Themes

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 Themes is a feature unique to to a jail broken iPod. You can find tons of video themes in Cydia.
The Themes that I have Are:

Step 5: Utilities and Tools

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 The regular App store also has tools and utilities but nothing that is all that useful. My favorite utilities/ tools are:
-Categories- lets you create folders and store apps inside of the folders
-Backgrounder- when you hold down the home button it doesn't close the app that you are on so if you to a different app and then go back you wont have to wait for your page to reload.

Step 6: Miscellaneous

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 In This last Step Im going to cover everything that doesn't fit into any specific Group or Category. 
-Five Icon Doc
-Get every App store app for free
-3 add-ons to iCopter
-Custom Dialers for iPhone
-Get Flash Player

To get every app store app free go to Manage->Sources->Edit->Add:>say add anyway, wait for it to install. Once installed go into the source and scroll down to Installous and click install. After it installs it will appear as an app icon.

To Get Flash player go to manage->Sources->Edit->Add: ->download it-> then click on and download all 3 packages-> go into boss prefs and turn imobilecinema on.

Step 7: DONE

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Congratulations your iPhone/ iPod touch is now tricked out. Now go and make fun of your friends for not having one.


slampron (author)2012-09-16

Okay, listen. If something happens with your iphone/ipod weather it broke because of Cydia or NOT, you plug it in, system restore through Itunes and they'll never know that jailbreak was on there. So stop whining and enjoy the free stuff.

king_zilla (author)2010-01-29

now, this will actually work without damaging the ipod or its software etc?

gb123 (author)king_zilla2010-08-11

it might damage it, and if it does you cannot go to apple and tell them to fix it, cuz jailbreaking voids the warranty. gb123

clax1227 (author)gb1232011-12-26

yes you can you just have to back up all of your data onto itunes, restore it (which deletes all traces of the jail break), then when it is fixed just re-jail break it and sync with all your cracked apps

FFVIIBOY (author)2010-07-06

is the hackulo thing legal? please i need to kno

superscientist1 (author)FFVIIBOY2010-08-14

jailbreaking is legal but downloading apps for free is ilegal

FFVIIBOY (author)superscientist12010-08-15


cj81499 (author)FFVIIBOY2011-03-20


NOLANX (author)cj814992011-03-23

No its not.

cj81499 (author)NOLANX2011-03-23

Hackulo is legal? How? You are getting "cracked" apps. That's iligal, isn't it?

Kanein Encanto (author)2009-11-20

Don't forget to watch out that you don't get the 'Rickroll virus'...

gb123 (author)Kanein Encanto2010-08-11

lulz. i have heard of that. one of my friends who jailbroke his ipod got it. we used to sing the song "never gonna give u" up just to annoy him. =-)

account3r2 (author)2010-08-08

does winterboard appear with any jailbreak, like blackra1n and spirit?

account3r2 (author)2010-08-08

sorry if this is a stupid question or not, cause i dont have an ipod or iphone yet, but what does "remote" do?

NOLANX (author)2010-07-18

The hackulo thing is like limewire when someone buys an app they can share it through Installous so it is technically legal.

Scammah (author)2009-11-29

I am thinking about getting an Ipod Touch.  Does anyone know if they will ever come out with a 120gb one?  Also will this hack work for the newer models of Touch?

dagenius (author)Scammah2010-01-07

120 gigs?!?!?! It would be very hard to fill 120 gigs in an ipod touch...

Scammah (author)dagenius2010-01-11

Well I have a 120gig classic, and I'm actually pretty close to running out of space believe it or not.  I have this thing about having all of my music with me at all times.

dagenius (author)Scammah2010-01-29

well, come to think of it, the size has been doubling for some time now, and i think i read somewhere that the 4th generation touch will have 128 gigs.

NOLANX (author)Scammah2009-11-30

 the hack will work on any model you just have to find the software thats specific to your itouch 

lilmod770 (author)2010-01-24

to get all cydia  apps for free add the following sources:

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