Shin

Unjailbroken

I have invented a new word. Maybe not. But yeah, this week I finally decided to jailbreak my iPhone using the new jailbreakme.com, which works as advertised. Simply go to the site using Safari on your iPhone and slide the slider to jailbreak. It’ll start working it’s magic and after a minute or so you’re done and you’ll have Cydia added as an app which you can use to tweak the crap out of your phone and add lots of apps.
This is however where I started getting an icky vibe as I added a few apps like LockInfo which is supposed to give you a nice screen with all your mail, calendar, phone and what not info, Android style. Except it didn’t work. Added a few more with varying results as well, but then when I wanted to check my mail the app was behaving oddly, not marking mails as read, not even opening some others. That was the final straw for me and I rolled back using iTunes restore to a nice pristine fully functional iOS 4.0.1. Maybe the jailbreak apps aren’t fully iOS 4 compatible yet, maybe I just had bad luck, but for me the biggest joy of the iPhone, or anything Apple really, is that it just works. This little side adventure reminded me a bit too much of olden linux and windows days where you have to tweak everything to get it working the way it’s supposed to.
And those days are, for me anyway, over.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.