So you’ve done a jailbreak on your 3GS – Where do you get the 3rd party apps?

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Ok, so you’ve done the jailbreak on your 3GS. (If you haven’t yet, check out Unlock Easy and they’ll get you going in just a few minutes).  You’ve signed up for a carrier other than AT&T.  What’s next?  Where do you get all of those cool unauthorized apps that everyone talks about?  One word: Cydia.

You can think of Cydia as the “App Store” for phones that have been jailbroken or unlocked (although you can still use the regular app store with these phones also).

How to use Cydia:

First, it will ask you to select the type of filter.

  • User (Graphical Only)
  • Hacker (+Command Line)
  • Developer (No filter)

Just choose “User”.  Trust me. It will then ask you to upgrade some critical packages to make sure that you have the most current version of Cydia.  Just say “yes” to this.

Now you’ll be in Cydia, and you’ll see these options in the interface:

Home – This screen will have the latest Cydia news.  It will also show you featured packages, information on sources, a user guide, and info for developers.

Section – Here is what you’re interested in.  This part has all of the available apps that you can download.  The apps will be organized and segregated into specific categories.

Changes – Talks about recently released apps and alerts you if there are any upgrades.

Manage – This is where you keep track of apps that you’ve installed.  You can use it to upgrade or uninstall apps also.

Search – Search for applications

To Install an App:

How to install an application in Cydia

It’s fairly straightforward.

  1. Find the app package.
  2. Tap where it says “Install” and then hit “Confirm” to confirm the installation
  3. Cydia will then download the package to your iPhone & automatically install it.

Pretty simple.

How to upgrade or uninstall a Cydia app:
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All installed packages are found under the “Manage” section.  To upgrade or uninstall an app:

  1. First, tap “Manage” and then tap “Packages”.
  2. Find and select the package that you want to change.
  3. Tap where it says “Modify” and then tap “Remove” in order to uninstal the package. If any upgrade are available, it will show you the “Upgrade” option. If that’s what you want to do , then tap “upgrade” to upgrade  the app.

Coolest Cydia Apps;

Let’s talk about some of the coolest Cydia apps out there.  These are reason enough to jailbreak 3G or 4G phones.

Installous

An app to find pirated apps.  What could be better?

Cycorder

A video recording app.  If you have a 3GS, you’ve already got a built in app for this.  For people still on 3G though, you’ll definitely want to grab this.

Wi-Fi Sync

Download this app, make sure that your PC and your iPhone are on the same network, and then you’ll be able to wirelessly sync between the phone and the PC.  No USB cable necessary!  Sync you files, videos, photos and music.  You really have to see it to appreciate how awesome this is.

Cylay 3.0

Similar to MobileMe, but way better. Cylay is essentially an all-in-one security package that  makes sure your 3G is in your possession and no one else’s.

SwirlyMMS2

Lets you send unlimited text/sms messages.

SBSettings

SBSettings gives you an overlaid menu that has basic system “options” menu functions.  It’s a huge improvement over the default.  You can just swipe the bar at the top of the screen to access it – it’s got options for brightness, Wi-Fi, 3G and options to turn other things on or off.

MCleaner

Creates blacklists and whitelists of callers.  You can even choose how to deal with blacklisted callers.  Awesome for when an ex calls you! 🙂

3G Unrestrictor

One of my absolute favorite apps. Lets you access the 3G network for functions that an unlocked iPhone would normally block.  So you can do cool stuff like making Skype calls from your car, watching videos on Slingbox while in a waiting room, and much more.  It also lifts the 10MB limit on iTunes and the app store.

And best of all…

Start downloading unlimited music, movies, ringtones, and videos!

If you want to jailbreak your phone the easy way, without having to be a geek and digging through code, I recommend that you check out Unlock Easy. Click here to check it out now.

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