help! how to get Cydia?

pomozki

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Hi, I am new here and not a top-notch geek, so here goes:
I recently bought an iPhone 3G in New Zealand, which is apparently one of the places you can buy it unlocked without a contract
A friend here in Beijing has told me of great software you can get on your iPhone through Cydia
I know nothing about Cydia or Installer - whenever people on the Net talk about them it's with ridiculously technical jargon

please tell me in simple English:
how do I get Cydia on to my iPhone
do I need to get Installer 4 as well?
is there a chance this will cause me problems next time I sync on iTunes
thanks
 
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Pimpboy51

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Hi! and welcome to our boards!


The iPhone 3G uses a simple program called quickpwn
to add Cydia + Installer. You can choose one, the other, or both.
The process takes about 5-10 minutes depending on your iPhone.
Just google quickpwn
download the latest version, run the program, and it's easy
as 1-2-3. Even a person who has no idea how to mess with an iPhone
can do it! And no it won't cause problems with the syncing. BUT it will slow
down the iPhone a bit, and it voids the warranty as well.
 

pomozki

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thanks mate, don't know how to add this to your "thanks" list but thanks anyway
 

pomozki

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gee, I thought it was too easy - I downloaded and tried to activate Quickpwn
but it wants to know the location of the iPhone firmware
I can NOT find it, I have gone into Explorer and checked "show hidden files"
and even unchecked "hide protected operating system files" despite windows warning me against it - nothing - nada
have searched for it in many ways, by file name by iPhone by 2.2, even by its file type ipsw
i've searched in C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes
and there is nothing about software updates
any ideas someone? thanks
 

pomozki

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at last!

thanks, Europa, after X number of hours, I finally have Cydia and Installer on my phone, cheers mate ! :laugh2:
 

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Oh man I'm sorry!
I totally forgot about that!
Im so sorry!
But im glad you got it working!
 

pomozki

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you're both great for helping me out - tell me, how do I say thanks so it registers against me and you!