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I’ve never been particularly interested in theming iOS on my jailbroken iPhone. Apple’s stock iOS design is simplistic and efficient. The last thing anyone wants is to look at an over-designed interface every day.

Even though I have upgraded to iOS 6, this theme was all over my iPhone 4.

Designed by one of the legendary jailbreak themers Surenix, ayecon (pronounced “ai-con”) is the latest and greatest Cydia theme for jailbroken iPhones.

In ayecon, every icon shares its own a little story and every detail’s surreal from the fabric texture to the brushed metal volume scrubber

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Someone thought of an idea, someone made it happen.

In the world of design, there is a small site (kidding) named Dribble. Dribble is the home of many awesome and brilliant minds. Check out this proof of concept image surrounding a folding lock screen.

When iOS and these minds come together, you get things like Unlockize. Continue Reading…


Early Friday morning, live from Hack in the Box Conference 2012 in Amsterdam, Pod2g and members of the Chronic Dev Team demonstrated their new gift to world, Absinthe 2.0. Absinthe is the release of an Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1. If you’re like me, a devoted jailbreaker, you’ve been waiting patiently to upgrade to iOS 5.1/5.1.1 for some time now. Well, I’m very happy to announce to our G4i readers that your iDevice has been liberated.

The many weeks of hard work from Pod2g and the Dev Team are evident in all aspects of this release. Absinthe 2.0 in itself is the best jailbreak tool to date – an all-in-one piece of software that injects the necessary files into your iPhone allowing you to reap the endless benefits of an Unethered Jailbreak.

[UPDATED] Apple released a stealth version of iOS 5.1.1 for GSM iPhone 4 on Saturday. No one seems to know for certain what this build fixed. However, the Dev Team has already pushed out Absinthe 2.0.2. This version covers the new iOS build, along with some other stability fixes to the Absinthe software.

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Just got done Jailbreaking my iPhone 4 on 5.1.1 with Absinthe, the latest jailbreak. I must say, it took about 6 minutes and I am loving it! You may be a bit scared since it says “Restore in Progress” but relax, it’s just part of the jailbreak process.

First thing I did was to launch Cydia, well if you’re receiving a HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error, just like I am when trying to download packages in Cydia, don’t worry be happy! Since Absinthe was released this morning, Saurik’s server have been taking a pounding. Continue Reading…

Geek for i has grown the last few months and we are loving the direction we have. Graham has moved into a new job position and is less frequently on the site but we have some constants in K.C. and Moe, which we are very thankful for.

The new year will bring more Geek speak and also a bit of extensions on the iDevice and who we are with and without them. It will be exciting to see where our little side of the net goes in the coming months.

Today I want to take a quick look back and what has been most popular on our site.

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SMS+ was just made available in Cydia for jailbroken devices and adds a whole lot of functionality to the stock Messages app. A lot of people may argue that apps like BiteSMS already do all that SMS+ does. If you’re someone who prefers the stock messages app, this may be a better choice for you.

One of the biggest things about jailbreaking is the new price point a lot of developers are adding to their apps. I am not against it per se, just wouldn’t use much if any of the apps out there if i had to pay for it.

The best thing about this bad boy it integrates right into the stock SMS app. Cannot complain about that bad boy! Stay tuned while Apple builds this functionality into iOS 5.5!

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This post is part of the Jailbreaking FAQ here at Geek for i, a place to collect all of our posts centered on jailbreaking. Make sure you check out the page for updates.

Here’s a list of features that are already available to users who have jailbroken their iOS devices:

New Notification System:

The notification system in iOS 5 is an awesome thing, but there was a jailbreak app for it first. Most definitely inspired by MobileNotifier. Not all that surpirising, Apple hired the developer of MobileNotifier – Peter Hajas. Imagine that!

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