What are real reasons to mod?

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mobilehavoc

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I've been holding off modding my iPhone because nothing that is capable by modding it has appealed to me but maybe I'm missing something?

- Themes -> I'm happy with the built in theme so nothing there
- Ringtones -> Happy with the builtin ringtones for now as well
- Apps -> Only things that interest me are the games but those still have a way to go before they're actually usable. Also if I want a portable gaming system I'll just buy a DS or PSP,etc.


What else am I missing? The headache of having to do a restore every upgrade is a pain in the ass and not worth it.

What I would mod my iPhone for but doubt will ever happen:
- Voice dialing over BT
- Jabber/AIM/ICQ/Yahoo native chat client that's similar in quality to Jivetalk
 

unknownentry

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I've been holding off modding my iPhone because nothing that is capable by modding it has appealed to me but maybe I'm missing something?

- Themes -> I'm happy with the built in theme so nothing there
- Ringtones -> Happy with the builtin ringtones for now as well
- Apps -> Only things that interest me are the games but those still have a way to go before they're actually usable. Also if I want a portable gaming system I'll just buy a DS or PSP,etc.


What else am I missing? The headache of having to do a restore every upgrade is a pain in the ass and not worth it.

What I would mod my iPhone for but doubt will ever happen:
- Voice dialing over BT
- Jabber/AIM/ICQ/Yahoo native chat client that's similar in quality to Jivetalk
If nothing appeals to you about modding...then don't mod your iPhone! That was a simple answer. There is NO reason for you to mod if what you wrote is true. Have fun reading about it, but trust me, modding your iPhone is awesome and fun! You should give it a try at least once. :cool:
 

el31415

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" What are real reasons to mod? "
Cause there is no much else you can do with the iPhone
so let's mod it otherwise you may be tempted to return it

 

SiLeNtKiLLa

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Wow this topic was useless.... if you look at every reason why you don't want to mod your iPhone and think of the opposite of that reasoning....then you will get the real reasons to mod....don't you think....?

Want a new theme
Hate built in ringtones
New apps and games to run directly from device
Seems like real reasons too me!
 

unknownentry

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Wow this topic was useless.... if you look at every reason why you don't want to mod your iPhone and think of the opposite of that reasoning....then you will get the real reasons to mod....don't you think....?

Want a new theme
Hate built in ringtones
New apps and games to run directly from device
Seems like real reasons too me!
LOL that's what I was thinking when I saw the thread! ;)
 

princess_80854

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Before any modifications, every iPhone looks the same when you power it on. There's nothing wrong it. But people like to have the option be able to customize their phone to their specific tastes. Whether it be changing colors, graphics, ringtones, programs, etc, it's nice to be able to customize the phone to reflect your taste and not have it look like everyone else's.
 

hoits2000

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I like to change up sometimes, sometimes I feel like a stock iPhone, sometimes a new icons, sometimes the spiderman theme, sometimes just a switch of the wtf icon. I like for people that haven't seen the iPhone to see it in its "natural" state, and for people who have one to see the modded version of mine. Most of the time I like it stock though.
 
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Are there any iPhone "mods" that won't require a full factory re-sync when an official Apple software comes out? I know the ringtones/wallpaper/visual mods will all require a full factory restore... but what about additional apps like SSH, the games that are currently out, etc.?

because I'm not inclined to continue modding my iPhone if every software update will take 30 minutes... but if any of the modding doesn't require that extra time to update (and is useful to me), I'll go for it...
 

SiLeNtKiLLa

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Are there any iPhone "mods" that won't require a full factory re-sync when an official Apple software comes out? I know the ringtones/wallpaper/visual mods will all require a full factory restore... but what about additional apps like SSH, the games that are currently out, etc.?

because I'm not inclined to continue modding my iPhone if every software update will take 30 minutes... but if any of the modding doesn't require that extra time to update (and is useful to me), I'll go for it...
You actually answered your question in your question. If its a full factory restore, that means its going to erase EVERYTHING and restore it back to FACTORY, in which the additional apps are not, so you will have to re-do EVERYTHING all over again after an restore. It sux, I know...but its a part of the game!:) Your not doing anything else anyway...might as well keep spending that 30 mins to play with your new found freedom, right?
 

Kipper

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I mod because I just can't stand anything that is "stock" or "factory". This not only goes to my iPhone but everything else that I own. I enjoy modifying things and making them "better" to my liking. I like to be original and have things and features that others don't. I have to thank this forum as well as other forums for all the knowledge and insight it has given me to "mod" my iPhone. :cool: