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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.

Today I wanted to throw out the Top 5 Reasons To Jailbreak your iDevice. This is my opinion and should be treated as nothing other than the truth! Totally kidding, jailbreak at your own accord.

So onto the Top 5 Reasons to Jailbreak your iDevice:

1. Themes

I spoke about it last week, Winterboard allows for theming of your iDevice. It allows for custom images, backgrounds, icons and much more. Themes is one of the most sought after customization for the iPhone and iPad around, yet Apple won’t open it up. Understandably so, but it does rock to sport lockscreens such as  Typophone 4 (seen below) or Buff 2 for instance.

Like most folks out there, I am okay with the generic looking Apple default theme, but sometimes I need the ability to spice it up a bit.

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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.

I am aware of my bold statement but it’s a pretty easy one to make, even with not knowing the future of Jailbreaking and the community behind it all. Will Apple shut down the community? Lock the iOS down so tight that we can’t get back in? I doubt it.

With that out of the way, I want to visit the Top 5 Cydia Apps of All time and discuss a bit on why each of them are the best of the best.

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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.

Cydia was the first app store. It’s that simple. Before there was an app store, introduced by Apple in July of 2008, there was a community of hackers who brought us amazing new ways to extend the norm.

Cydia (pronounced /sɪˈdi.ə/) is a software application for iOS that allows a user to find and download software packages (including applications, system modifications, themes, and ringtones) for a jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Cydia is a graphical front end to APT and the dpkg package management system, so the packages available in Cydia are provided by a decentralized system of repositories that list these packages.[3] Most of the software packages available through Cydia are free, and it also includes several hundred packages for sale through the Cydia Store with a commission setup similar to the App Store.

Sounds a lot like the app store we know today, controlled by the ever growing eyes of Apple, does it not?

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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.

I wanted to explore the reasons behind jailbreaking and answer a few questions that most of us all have around it.

Our iDevices, the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch are all great tools. They are great learning tools, great video tools, allow for immediate access to the internet and the opportunities that it opens.

But with all of that said, the questions still arise, should I jailbreak my iDevice or not? Is it legal? Can I brick it? Why would I?

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