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CyDelete let's you delete applications installed by Cydia, the same way you delete App Store applications. It will put an X on App Store applications, but it will not delete them.
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OpenSSH is the most critical program to hacking the iPhone. It allows for secure Wi-Fi access between the iPhone and your Mac. This allows for transferring of files to and from, and for installation and removal of programs. You will also need an SSH client on your Mac (unless you choose to use the Terminal). I have a detailed tutorial for how to install this program on both the iPhone and your Mac. When you install SSH, you should also change the well-known passwords for the root and mobile accounts. You can read this tutorial here. iPhone




Locktopus goes one step beyond a lockscreen passcode. Now you can decide which specific applications require a password before they will launch. The lock symbols only appear when you are setting a lock state or moving applications around. This program is for sale in Cydia.

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iRealSMS greatly expands the abilities of SMS and MMS on the iPhone. It offers folders, drafts, text-to-voice, quick reply and quick send (from within other applications), contact pictures, smileys, templates, search ability, forward via mail, privacy settings, sent notifications, password lock, a character counter and more.

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Notifier adds an icon to your statusbar when you miss things like calls, voicemail, SMS, MMS, instant messengers, email, and calendar events.
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SlideToUndo Killer is a favorite of mine. I use the Notes application when I go grocery shopping. Sometimes just moving the phone around in my hand (or placing it in my pocket while I grab something off the shelf) causes the Notes application to prompt me to undo my typing. This program stops that behavior. It may work in other applications as well.

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If you enjoy watching videos on YouTube and wish you could save them easily, then MxTube is just for you. Simply search for the videos you want, then choose whether to download them in low or high quality. They will then be stored on your iPhone. If you install OpenSSH onto your iPhone you can even save the videos to your computer.

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The iPhone has three search engines to pick from by default: Google, Yahoo and Bing. How would you like to have more choices?

Cicero makes you a power user by giving you the ability to add search engines directly to Safari. With Cicero you can switch search engines by tapping on the current engine's icon; grab search engines from OpenSearch-compatible websites; view search suggestions as you type (available with some engines); incorporate even more search engines from MyCroft's search engine index; delete a search engine you no longer want with a horizontal swipe. This is for sale in the Cydia store.

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There are several video game console emulators on Cydia. Here are some screen shots from NES 3 (which is a Nintendo emulator). You can also play games in landscape mode.

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How would you like to be able to download files from Safari on your iPhone? Safari Download Manager is the program for you. You can select where to save your files, resume most downloads, configure the number of retries and concurrent downloads, your download list is saved so if Safari restarts you won't lose anything, download files larger than 2 GB, and more.

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If you find Voice Control as annoying as I do and would like to have a way to disable it (and I'm not talking about voice dialing) then install Disable Voice Control.

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Cydia also allows for developers to sell their programs, if they wish. This should be a welcome alternative to those developers who are rejected by the App Store, to still reach their target audience. Programs for sale stand out from free programs as they have a purchase button on their information page.

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The iPhone hacking community is well established, and has been around since the day the first iPhone went on sale in the summer of 2007. With the creation of Installer, and Cydia, the community created the foundation for the distribution of third party applications. Apple saw this, and witnessed the success of these two distribution models. They were a driving force behind the creation of the App Store (so much for web apps huh?), so Apple could make money from distributing third party software on the iPhone. Cydia offers the majority of its programs for free.

Here are the interfaces for Cydia and the App Store. Pretty similar looking. They function essentially the same too.

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Jailbreaking is very safe, and completely automated. All it takes is a program like Jailbreaks.me, greenp0ison, limera1n, PwnageTool or redsn0w, a USB cable, and a couple clicks of a mouse. After a few minutes your iPhone will be modified to have access to a whole new world of content. Once you jailbreak, the sky is the limit.



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