iPhone turnkey hackery

springboard.pngBack in my day, we got an iPhone and we hacked it by hand! We fiddled with shell scripts and USB connections and compilers until everything eventually worked! You kids, these days, with your fancy GUI installers take all the fun out of things!

So, yes, a few weeks ago, I hacked my iPhone. The text file of notes I took during the process has been posted to my wiki. It’s more-or-less obsolete now. Not only is there iFuntastic, which lets you fiddle with ringtones and files, but there is just now Installer.app, which works like an “apt-get” or “Windows update/installer” system, providing a list of things available to install. Two clicks later, it downloads and installs the application you want.

At this point, “hacking” the iPhone consists of:
1. Install iFuntastic to copy Installer.app to your phone
2. Launch Installer.app

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4 thoughts on “iPhone turnkey hackery”

  1. For my iPhone email, I have to resort to some Gmail-for-domains hacking. I have my main email address and a secondary “secret” iPhone email account. There’s a rule on my main account to forward to the secret one if and only if the message is addressed to me (because the mailing lists I’m on tend to BCC members–my name doesn’t appear in the To or CC.) When sending, the iPhone is configured to use the main account’s login.

    With this setup, I only get personal email to the phone, and the funky setup is invisible to others.

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