Jailbroken...now what?

apple718

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hello all

so i jail broke my iPhone 3g. i have a few questions
1. what is this installer icon and what does it do?
2. what is the cydia and what does it do?
3. where do i download the cool things (games,wallpapers for home screen,apps etc.?


thanks
 

Lincoln

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All of your questions really have the same answer. Cydia and Installer are both like the AppStore, but for jailbroken iPhones - note that the AppStore still works. Installer, though, is not worth using. It's slow, buggy, and doesn't have much to offer. Cydia, however, works pretty well, has a lot of good stuff in it - including the games, wallpapers, & apps that you're looking for.

Search through our iPhone Modifications forum - it's filled with information on the things you can do with a jailbroken iPhone that you can't do with a stock phone.
 

apple718

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ok cool thanks for your response
 

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I recommend Winterboard, MxTube, Cycorder, SBSettings, FontSwap, Qik, TuneWiki, and PDANet. All are free in Cydia with the exception of PDANet.
 

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i downloaded winterboard but i am kind of confused with it.?
 

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You use it to apply themes. Download a theme in Cydia, close Cydia, open Winterboard, and apply a theme. The phone will then "respring" and the new theme will be activated.
 

apple718

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when i open winter board this is what i have in there
 

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owwww never mind stupid me i got it basically i download anything and it goes into winter board and from there i activate it and wallah....


how much crap can i put on a 16g iPhone before it starts to run slow?
 

apple718

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i did it now what should i do that is cool?
 

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Themes, video recording, SBSetting toggles, and MXtube, to name a few.
 

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SBSetting toggles what is that
 

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You choose which toggles you want to add. It gives you quick access to things like 3G, rotation lock, WiFi, Airplane mode, etc.

You just swipe your finger from left to right across the status bar to bring it up. Here's what it looks like. There's different themes for it.

 
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