Jailbreak!! Jailbreak!!

by John Wilker in EffectiveUI

So last night I came across a post on TUAW about two new GUI jailbreak apps. GUI? no need to put my linux hacker hat on?


iJailbreak (for intel macs only, for now) is great. There’s a few commentors bitchin’ about it not working, my guess is maybe they weren’t patient. Some reported it taking 5 minutes, I’d say mine took 10. I was literally sitting around for a while watching this little "Please wait, this might take a while" screen.

The UI is great, in it’s simplicity. The prompts walk you through every step. In the end, several reboots later, you’re the proud owner of jailbroken iPod Touch.


The picture kinda sucks, I’ve never been good at taking pictures of electronics…


So far I’ve installed






and Finder


All in all my iPod Touch makes a pretty good newton 2.0, so far, as for being an iPod… well my old 4th Gen iPod Photo is still on active duty. I’ll probably en up pulling all music off of it, and just using it as a PDA and video player, which it so far is excelling at. As I play with it more I’ll post updates.

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