Month: February 2013

Must Have Cydia Apps

As we all know all iDevices are limited and you must jailbreak them in order to install third-party applications. The most popular third-party application manager is Cydia, a similar account logging for downloading and payments for apps to App Store. Most of the apps on Cydia are free of costs and here you can find all kind of themes and tweaks if you want to change the appearance of your iPhone or iPad.

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The best application for changing your device appearance is WinterBoard. You can change the wallpaper, the icons, and the status bar’s graphics, install new themes, customize the notification sound and the ringtone of your device.

A “must have” application is iFile. With this app you can do many cool things. You can view and edit files; it supports text, sound and movie files; you can use it as a video player or sound player, document viewer, editor and you can run and manage archived files, all this for free from Cydia.

If you want to interact more with your device you can use Activator, an app for any iDevice that helps you to customize or assign any buttons, for example to enable/disable sound or Wi-Fi.

If you want to install and place widgets on the home screen, Dashboard X tweak is the way to go. You can get it for $1.99 from Cydia.

Cydia is full of apps and tweaks that are very interesting, the only thing you need is time and patience to install and test them.

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The Best Cydia Alternative Lima

As the jailbreaking community developed and gained more acceptance into the current society, most users started to regard the Cydia platform as quite the same thing as jailbreaking your iOS device. You should know by now that the idea that Cydia is a synonym with the jailbreaking process is completely wrong. There are alternatives for Cydia. Cydia is just one of many third party app platforms for iOS. We should not disregard the alternatives, especially considering that competition will push the developers to increase the quality of their releases and in order to pose as a threat to Cydia, the others’ platforms developers are supposed to push themselves a little bit more, in order to affirm themselves as a viable option.

preferences section in limaApparently a new service that is known as iTweak is willing to push these boundaries a little bit more, by delivering tweaks and apps for jailbroken devices. Currently this service is running over the Internet, shortly put is web-based and will be accessible with login information and account management options.

A good thing for iTweak is that has a very well integrated interface with the iOS interface that makes it actually feel like a native iOS app and has the ability to redirect users straight to the updated packages.

In the past there have been some similar services, and most of them disappeared due to failing or being incorporated into larger entities present on the jailbreak scene. The downside for the developers is that such a big service has to imply great maintenance costs and in order for such a service to survive needs to become popular instantly.

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