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How to jailbreak iphone / ipod touch and install cydia

What is Cydia?

Cydia is a iPhone program via which you can download softwares on your Jailbroken iPhone 3G / 2G / 3Gs or iPod Touch running firmware 2.x / 3.0. A stock iPhone / iPod Touch can only download apps from the official Apple iTunes App Store; however Cydia being open source bring to you much more option. For users who have used Installer on iPhone 1.x; “Cydia is a v similar App”.

What is Jailbreak / Jailbroken iPhone?

“When you want to add ringtones, change wallpaper, or run third-party applications on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you need to perform a task called “jailbreaking”. What this does is to open up your iPhone’s file system so it can be accessed from your computer.”

How to install / get Cydia on iPhone or iPod Touch?

Yeah now you are talking business! Cydia and Installer get automatically installed when you JailBreak your iPhone. Just identify which firmware version you are running and look for a jailbreaking solution. Almost all versions of iPhone / iPod Touch can be jailbreaked.

How to Purchase Apps from Cydia: Click Here

How to Jailbreak my iPhone!!

Well Well! You will need to download several files and run a simple process to do this. A tool called QuickPwn is a simple GUI solution that works on PC. Listed below are the links for latest iPhone / iTouch Jailbreaks.

Update: Use the latest version of Redsn0w to Jailbreak and Ultrasn0w to unlock the iPhone OS 3.0 or earlier. Get the downloads  at the bottom of this page.

How to jailbreak your iPhone or iTouch to get Cydia

Top 10 Cydia / Jailbreak Apps For 3.0 & 3.0.1 iPhone / iPod Touch Part 1 of 2

Apple 3.0.1 Firmware Update / Top 10 Cydia Apps Part 2 of 2

Easy Jailbreak for iPod Touch 2G (Tethered) with Cydia and Installer

(Below) are some important download links for the Apple iPhone and the iPod touch. These are firmwares, jailbreaking tools and bootloaders that you shall require.

Once you have downloaded the firmware (.ipsw file) require you can simply press shift+Restore/Update button (option+Restore/update for Mac) in iTunes. A file dialog will open and let you choose the downloaded ipsw file. Downloading the file manually lets you chose the version you want to load instead of the latest version that iTunes will load by default.

Firmware files for the iPhone ‘3GS’ / ‘3G s’ (third generation)

Firmware v3.1.2

Firmware 3.1

Firmware v3.01 {iPhone 3G S (3.0.1/7A400)}

Firmware v3.0 {iPhone 3G S (3.0/7A341)}

for the iPhone 3G (second generation)

firmware 3.1.2

firmware 3.1

firmware v3.01 {iPhone 3G (3.0.1/7A400)}

firmware v3.0 {iPhone 3G (3.0/7A341)}

firmware v2.2.1 {iPhone 3G (2.2.1/5H11)}

firmware v2.2 {iPhone 3G (2.2/5G77)}

firmware v2.1 {iPhone 3G (2.1/5F136)}

firmware v2.0.2 {iPhone 3G (2.0.2/5C1)}

firmware v2.0.1 {iPhone 3G (2.0.1/5B108)}

firmware v2.0 {iPhone 3G (2.0/5A347)}

for the iPhone 2G (first generation)

for the iPhone ‘3GS’ / ‘3G s’ (third generation)

for the iPhone 3G (second generation)

for the iPhone 2G (first generation)

for the iPod touch

for the iPod touch

files for the iPod touch 2G

Download iPhone Bootloader version 3.9 and v4.6 here

The bootloaders are generally useful while jailbreaking / unlocking the old iPhone 2G aka First generation.

Also coming up – Downloads for all Apple iPods

[VIDEO] Block – Hide My iPhone’s Outbound Caller Number – Blocking Outbound Caller ID

Here’s a helpful video on how to block your phone number when making an outbound call. There are two scenarios shown in this video.  Sometimes you want to call someone and don’t want them to have your phone number.

The first is set by dialing a *67 number sequence before the number you are dialing (no spaces). This method is good to use on an as needed basis for one call.


The other way is to set “hide my caller ID” in the iphone settings, (this is outlined and described in the video), using this setting turns off your number from being displayed when you make calls and will show as private or unknown on the receivers caller ID on their phone.

Hope this helps everyone!

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iPhone | How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

These are instructions on how to buy a jailbroken iPhone application from the Cydia Store.

Before you can begin you must have jailbroken your iPhone.

Step One
Press to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.

Step Two
Press the Sections tab at the bottom right of the screen.


Step Three
For this tutorial we will install Cyntact so lets choose Tweaks from the list of Sections.


Step Four
Press to select Cyntact from the list of Packages. Notice that its in blue text to denote that its a paid app.


Step Five
You will notice from the Package Details page that the application costs $1.00. If you would like to purchase it press the Purchase button at the top right of the screen.



Step Six
You will be asked to login using your Facebook or your Google account. In this example I will choose Facebook.



Step Seven
If you already have a Facebook account press Log in to Cydia link at the bottom.


Step Eight
Enter your Facebook email and password then press Connect.

Step Nine
Once you have signed in successfully you will be brought to a Link Device page. From here click the Link Device to Your Account button.



Step Ten
You will now be brought to a Payments page. Cydia currently uses Amazon Payments but will support PayPal in the near future.


Press to select Pay $1.00 Now or Pay $1.00 Now and keep my information on file.


Step Eleven
You will now be brought to the Amazon Payments page. Unfortunately, if you don’t already have an account you will need to create one.

Enter your email address and password to sign into Amazon Payments.



Step Twelve
From the Amazon Payments page choose your credit card or enter a new card number then press Continue.


Step Thirteen
You will be brought to a Payment Authorization page where you need to confirm the amount, card, and payee. The payment is made to SaurikIT, LLC.

Click the Confirm button to continue.

Step Fourteen
You will now see a transaction pending window. This window will update every 15 seconds as Amazon tries to process your credit card.



Once the payment has been made successfully you will see a Transaction Status of Success. Press the Close button at the top right of the screen to continue.



Step Fifteen
Notice we are back at the Package Details page for Cyntact. Instead of a purchase button at the top right we now have an Install button. You will also see the name of your account and a Package Officially Purchased message.

Press the Install button at the top right of the window.



Step Sixteen
Press the Confirm button at the top right of the window to begin installation.



Step Seventeen
Once the installation has completed successfully press the large Restart SpringBoard button.



Your iPhone will now take you back to your SpringBoard and you can begin using your newly purchased application!

FREE PandoraBox App– Finds Free and on Sale iPhone Apps!

You might wonder how we find all the free or on sale iPhone & iPod Touch apps.

Today, I am going to let out my secret. The fact is, there are more than one such app but this is what I have used in recent days.

PandoraBox is an iPhone app that tracks iPhone apps on sale.


With more than 100,000 apps in the App Store and everyday dozens of these apps either go on sale by 20, 30, 70, 80 percent on sale or even sometimes goes FREE for a limited time.

A smart iPhoner would make use of such sales and grab the iPhone apps on a nice deal.

An app like Pandora Box makes that such an easy task. You can see the apps that are on sale that are updated several times a day. You can see the description of apps that are on sale or free.

You can also create your own list of favorite apps and track apps you want to find on sale.

There are a few sneaky developers who keep throwing their app on sale and removing it flooding these lists. PandoraBox has an answer to that. You can block certyain authors you don’t care about seeing in the list.

With the Thanksgiving holidays coming up in the US, there is going to be a ton of sales with some nice apps.

Will you be ready?

I have another similar iPhone app deal finding app review coming up. Stay tuned.


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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Availability: App Store [iTunes link]

Price: Free

How to put your iPhone / iTouch’s iPod into sleep mode

Many of you were wondering about iPhone/iTouch’s iPod does not has a sleep option, Even I was wondering too, But somehow I found the sleep option, which will automatically put iPod in a sleep mode. 

Here are the steps to enable sleep mode for iPod:




  • Launch Clock app from your springboard.





  • Now tap on Timer icon.
  • Now set the Time, that is for after how much time you want your iPod to go in sleep mode.
  • After setting the timer, tap on list box where it says “When Timers Ends“.





  • Choose Sleep iPod option, and tap on set button.





  • Now you will redirected into Timer screen, Tap on Start button.





  • You timer will start and once it is done, it wil put your iDevice’s iPod into sleep mode.