Introduction: Complete Guide to the Jail Broken IPod
***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
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
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
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)
Step 4: Themes
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
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
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: cydia.hackulo.us->say add anyway, wait for it to install. Once installed go into the source hackulo.us 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: d.imobilecinema.com ->download it-> then click on imobilecinema.com and download all 3 packages-> go into boss prefs and turn imobilecinema on.
Step 7: DONE
Congratulations your iPhone/ iPod touch is now tricked out. Now go and make fun of your friends for not having one.
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