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A lot of my friends have been asking me to jailbreak their iPhones either custom ringtones or something else. I wonder why they want to anyway, unless they want to download free apps, custom themes, additional tweaks and so on.

I managed to come up as many notes as I can about the jailbreak, whether it’s worth to jailbreak your iDevice or not. Okay, here we go.

Custom Ringtones

Unjailbreak iDevice – You can have custom ringtones, this can be done via a ringtone software or app (Check AppStore) and sync through iTunes. This may take a while but I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it.

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Jailbreak iDevice – There are a few methods on how to add custom ringtones.

Method #1
Go into Cydia >> Sections >> Ringtones >> [Choose a ringtone] >> [Tap on] Install >> [Tap on] Confirm >> [Black Screen, downloading ringtone from Internet. Tap on] Return to Cydia.
[Tap on] Home Screen >> Settings >> Sounds >> Ringtone >> [Scroll down until you see your downloaded ringtone]

Often ringtones will need to be enabled via Winterboard

Method #2
If you have downloaded/converted ringtones on your computer, you can drag and drop to your ringtones folder.

—-> This method is not suitable to beginners <—-

Info will be up soon! Focusing on main points first.

Custom Themes

Unjailbreak iDevice – Trust me, you cannot change anything other than Home Screen, Lockscreen Wallpaper.

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Jailbreak iDevice – There are a few methods on how to add custom themes.

Method #1
Go into Cydia >> Sections >> [Choose] Themes or Themes (Complete) or Themes (Springboard) >> [Choose a theme] >> [Tap on] Install >> [Tap on] Confirm >> [Black Screen, downloading theme from Internet. Tap on] Return to Cydia.
[Tap on] Home Screen >> Winterboard >> Select Themes >> [Tap on] Your Downloaded Theme

Method #2
If you have downloaded themes on your computer, you can drag and drop to your themes folder.

—-> This method is not suitable to beginners <—-

Info will be up soon! Focusing on main points first.

Plugins and Tweaks

Unjailbreak iDevice – Not much on the original iOS4, unless you really want those cool plugins and tweaks,

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Jailbreak iDevice – A list of cool tweaks which I have on my iPhone 4:-
iBlacklist – Block contacts, SMS. An iPhone Firewall. Highly recommend to install. Commercial App.
iScheduler – Send SMS/Open an app at a specific time, date. Commercial App.
ToneFXs - A sound setting menu for ease and navigate in one place. Highly Recommended. Commercial App.
Installous - Install free and paid apps. Highly Recommended.
Infinidock – Add as many apps on your dock (I currently have 15 apps) Highly Recommended. Commercial App.
FolderEnhancer – On the original unjailbreak iDevice has a limitation, if you had this plugin. You can have as much as apps you want to put. Highly Recommended. Commercial App.
MyWi 4.0 – Using your 3G as a wifi hotspot. It’s great if you do not have a dongle, use your iPhone hotspot. Highly Recommended. Commercial App.
MakeItMine – Change carrier or banner name.
MultiIconMover - Move more than 1 app to your selected page or folder. Highly Recommended.
PwnTunes – [Drag and Drop music files via My Computer >> iPhone >> My Music] Simple as that. Skip iTunes and use PwnTunes. Highly Recommended.
SBSettings - Enabling services with a swipe at the top bar. Very easy to use. Highly Recommended.
Tlert - Text messages appear on any app, without closing the app or in the middle of the game. Customise the text colour, message bubbles and more. Highly Recommended.

If you need help with your iDevice, feel free to drop me a message to contact @ williamcheung.net or tweet me @bluazn

Do you want custom ringtones for your iPhone? Default ringtones sound dull, why not have your favourite artist on your iPhone today. Your iPhone must be jailbroken to use this feature (there is an alternative way, will be posting a guide up very soon), and you can use your existing songs for your ringtone.

1) Go to Cydia and Search for Ringtones3
2) Install the app
3) You should see the app on your Home Screen. Tap on it.
4) A picture of a guitar is displayed, wait a few moment.
5) Tap on Start Converting
6) List of your playlists, albums, songs on the page. Select your chosen song.
7) You will have 2 options, for quick and easy process. Tap on Quick Conversion.
8) Wait a minute or two.
9) Upon completion, go to Home Screen.
10) Settings >>> Sounds >>> Ringtone
11) Select your converted ringtone as your default ringtone.

Note: This plugin does not work on the latest firmware iOS4

SBSettings is a plugin for your iPad which you can enable/disable settings such as Bluetooth, Wifi, Location, Edge, Phone etc. Additionally there is an option for you to respring your iPad, reboot, power off, lock and safe mode.

First you must have your iPad jailbroken to use this plugin.

1) Go to Cydia
2) Search for SBSettings
3) Install the plugin, respring device.
4) Using your finger, swipe across from left to right at the carrier title (iPad).
5) You can make your amendants in the More menu.