declared jailbreaking illegal. So, in outlaw style, it’s a good day to take a break from the App Store to peruse the naughty treasures available to jailbreakers via Cydia.
As you’re well aware by now, Apple’s official SDK limits apps from doing lots of things, like cut and paste, video capture, and dubiously legal things like NES emulation. All of the apps listed here do something Apple doesn’t approve of, and they can be found by searching Cydia, an installer that automatically appears on your iPhone once you’ve successfully complete jailbreaking your phone. We’re not going to run through that process here (Quickpwn and Pwnage Tool are your friends), but suffice it to say, Apple doesn’t condone the practice, and there are certain risks to messing up your iPhone when you jailbreak or install any unauthorised apps. Be forewarned. Here’s what we’ve safely tested:
There are a lot of multimedia apps, like TuneWiki, which gives you lyrics to your iTunes songs, Shuffle, which does Pandora-like smart shuffling of your library based on what you like and don’t like, and MxTube, which lets you save YouTube videos. While those are all nifty, they’re not as essential as the ones above. If you feel that we’ve missed something really truly essential, then by all means let us know. As usual, with so many iPhone apps out there, this is in no way a complete listing.
Oh, and as for that iPhone Modem icon in the image you may have noticed? It’s the only way you can tether your iPhone, and we’ll have even more on that in tomorrow’s Saturday How-To. Check back!
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Have a good weekend everybody.