That’s right, jailbreak where you masturbate!
Once your jailbreak is complete youre phone will be born anew, so you may not be left with your collection of ridiculous apps. I recommend you do a screen shot of all your homescreen pages and email them to yourself or throw them in Dropbox** so you have a list of your apps should you want to go back and reinstall them (i recommend this over backing them all up and throwing them back on, because a) some Cydia apps will replace your old ones in superior ways, and b) admit it, you could use the spring cleaning). Consider backing up your photos as well if you give a shit and they aren’t already.
Step 1. Go to this Website
Step 3. Go back to the website and follow instructions.
Meet Cydia, your new Appstore.
For those of you wondering, I didnt steal my iphone off some guy on the bus, and i can afford at&t, why would i want to jailbreak??
A: To Jailbreak is to get all the apps in the Appstore for FREE. All the apps. Free. FoReVeRz. True you may not need this blog anymore for its free aspect, but it’ll still be useful for hidden gems. I’m not worried. Also, the apps in Cydia (jailbreak appstore) are tremendous! Most are utility-type hacks, but a buttload of them are damn useful!
examples: unlimited apps in a folder, 5 - ∞ apps in the bottom dock, pull down tab to tweet/facebook/email from within any app (you can also do the same from the copy/paste menu), more here.
Also, the original reason that made me consider jailbreaking, as i was happy enough with the free apps ive been digging up, iBlueNova, a bluetooth pairing app that will finally allow me to pair my phone with my PoGo Polaroid Printer ($13.57 on Amazon!!). iPhone is hella cliquey with who it will and will not print with.
Benefits of this particular jailbreak:
1. No scary ethnic people involved!
2. This jailbreak is “untethered” meaning… not tethered for the most part. The difference being that a tethered* (typical) jailbreak requires a computer connect everytime you restart your phone (ooooohhh. iiii get it) whereas the untethered.. does not.
3. Most people are scared that if they jailbreak their phone it will void their warranty as the apple store drones are so glib to point out, however RedSn0w provides an easy un-do and once removed is untraceable, so when you bring your phone back when you dropped it in the shitter, though you swear “it just stopped working one day”, your brief stint in piracy will go undetected.
*for those of you that already have a jailbreak, the site also provides a quickfix to undo tethering as well.
Editor’s Note: Have I done this yet? No. Reason being? You see how specific the titling of this article is? The reason that you need version this point this to update this point this is because jailbreaks dont carry over with each major software upgrade (that annoying thing that iTunes and your phone ask of you maniacally) with each software update comes new features, oftentimes barely worth it, and most of the time i don’t partake.
Howeverz, rooting around on the pocketweb for this blog has made me into a huge nerd and i read that the next update for iphone comes with an ingenius thing where they’re gonna add a “swipe up” to open the camera feature from the lock screen (so instead of pressing the home button twice to get to it, it will be right there on top)
Everytime you update, from what i understand, you gotta do a whole new jailbreak, and reinstall all your apps. I use my camera a grip so i think its worth the wait.
**If you dont have Dropbox at this point in your elife, you’se a damn fool