Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cydia/Installer Woes...Hope is Nigh!

With the guide below (for Mac OSX) to jailbreak your 2.0 firmware, people who haven't read other forums or blogs have not realized that with use of the Pwnage tool, the is no longer present or functional. There are youtube videos explaining how to port apps from 1.1.4 firmware to the new 2.0 firmware, but once the apps get there, they don't work. For the most part, the jailbroken applications that we've all come to love, are non-existent at this time on the updated firmware jailbreak.

However, a program called Cydia has taken Installer's place. And it has a bright future.

New technology replaces old technology, as anyone who owns an iPod Touch or iPhone can attest to. Cydia is new technology. Installer is the old.

A list of qualms has come out about Cydia in the last few days. The program AND the jailbreak for the new firmware has only been out for a few days, so it's expected that it's still a work in progress. The list is as follows:

  • People are not happy with the fact that none of the programs that they've come to enjoy are present on the 2.0 firmware.
  • The "manual addition of repositories" is not present in Cydia.
  • None of the older apps work, and all of them have to be re-programmed to work with the updated firmware.

The truth of the matter is, all of these things will be taken care of. Soon.

I lost faith in the Cydia program early on. I pwnd my iTouch, then, since Cydia didn't have any programs on it, I downgraded to 1.1.4 to get the old apps onto my iPod. I decided to give it another try, as I read that the ZiPhone jailbreak could potentially permanently damage your iPhone or iPod.

I have pwnd my ipod touch with the latest tools and have reloaded Cydia every day for the last few days, and more and more stuff is appearing. There are only a few graphical applications (the NES emulator, and an AWESOME port of Pac-Man known as Mac-Man) but there are many more scheduled to come out soon. The man who built the pwnage tool has described and answered all the questions that new adopters of the 2.0 jailbroken firmware have had.

Stay tuned! Be patient. As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.

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