Essential iPhone / iTouch applications?

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  1. 4saken
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    Hiii all.

    I got my iPhone recently (1.1.1 unlocked by my seller), and I had to pay a shitload for it in Australia so I wouldn't want to see it go to waste [​IMG]

    I did a quick search but no relevant topics came up.

    Can anybody tell me some of the essential applications for the iPhone? I already know some of the stuff already, like the NES emulator and two customization apps (Summer something and Customize, I think). I could also do with a GBAtemp-esque iPhone site (will iLounge do, or are they anti-piracy - they aren't from what I can tell?).

    Cheers.

    Also, whats the best program to convert videos to iPhone compatible formats (AFAIK,they only support mp4)
     
  2. jerm27

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    how did u get one in AUS?
     
  3. 4saken
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    Oh. eBay [​IMG]
     
  4. GrayFox Cap

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    I use Stumbler to find WiFi points faster than the built-in WiFi finder. Give that one a shot :-)
     
  5. Linkiboy

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    Theres a PS1 emulator floating around, check out pdroms.de
     
  6. matriculated

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    I have a Touch so I don' know if some of these are already on your iPhone:

    iBlackjack is pretty cool. You make the same gestures as you would at a real table to play.

    VNSea is a VNC client with the same controls as all the official apps (pinch, double tap, etc).

    Textedit to make notes as you go.

    Safari Download plugin allows you to download mp3s and mp4s for playback.

    Term-vt100 is a terminal/commandline app.

    Finder is a file manager.
     
  7. 4saken
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    Thanks for your input guys. Phone should be here soon (hopefully), and I have been told it is SIM unlocked and 1.1.1 (and thus should be using a non-4.6 bootloader?)

    Is it possible to now upgrade to 1.1.2 (heard it fixes some fundamental things) and keep it unlocked for use in Australia? If so, are there any foolproof ways to check if it is compatible (won't want to lock my new phone [​IMG])

    Thanks guys. I'm sure to check out textedit, finder, stumbler and those emulators. Are there any tutorials on how to customize the themes on iPhone (summerboard or customize, I think)?
     
  8. rhyguy

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    decal girl have some cool skins that come with backgrounds for the iphone:)
     
  9. modshroom128

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    im not sure, but the modded ipod touch youtube video in my sig might give you some app ideas for your iphones.
     
  10. 4saken
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    Thanks for the vid. All that theme customizing stuff can be done through Summerboard right? And what is this springboard I have read about (yes I'm a noob)?

    Themes come with backgrounds right, or do I have to change those with another homebrew as well?

    ALSO: Whats the difference between iBrickr and Iphonebrowser?
     
  11. Nero

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    Is that so?
    How are the controls? (If there is an actual PS1 emulator for the iPhone/Touch)

    ~Nero
     
  12. Urza

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    Currently I have:

    PhotoBoard - Not useful at the moment, but a great tech demo

    gpSPhone - very functional GBA emulator
    NES - Suprisingly less smooth than the GBA emulator, but still usable
    Tap Tap Revolution - If you like rhythm games

    iPhysics - Crayon Physics clone

    iSwitcher - Easiest way to theme your device

    CustomizeNM - Custom build of Customize, used for tweaking some appearance settings

    Apollo - IM client
    Colloquy - IRC client
    Tinyproxy - For tethering
    VNsea - VNC client

    MobileFinder - File browser, manipulator

    All sources - So you get everything in the package manager

    Summerboard - More appearance settings; works with iSwitcher

    ScreenShot - For taking screenshots
    SysInfo - Think task manager

    Springboard is the cluster of icons on your screen, which is "springy" in nature.
     
  13. 4saken
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    Thanks for the list Urza.

    I went on modmyiphone.com and read through some tutorials and the processes seem fairly involved. Is it possible for Summerboard and iSwitcher to do all of this stuff I have been reading on (eg. changing background, customizing dock, custom carrier logo, and other stuff like the keypad, battery logo)?
     
  14. Urza

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    Customizing the various images (carrier, keypad etc) would be done through Customize. iSwitcher is like a theme manager, with backgrounds, custom app icons, etc. Summerboard replaces springboard, has its own themes, and can be set to use the icons from your iSwitcher theme.
     
  15. 4saken
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    So I guess the tutorials were a bit outdated if these three programs are capable of doing all that.

    Is there any site (other than modmyiphone/ifone.com) with tutorials? The fundamental tutorials on modmyifone are broken links for me [​IMG]

    A question of mine that wasn't answered before: iBrickr and iPhoneBrowser are PC clients right? What are their purposes?

    To the guy who asked above about the PSX emulator, the controls can either be "landscape" or "portrait" and superimposed on the visual or under it respectively. Search "psx4iphone" on youtube for some videos.

    Thanks for all your replies guys.
     
  16. Urza

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    Do you have Installer?

    They're for browsing the files located on your device. iBrickr doesn't work with 1.1.1+, and I've never used iPhoneBrowser.
     
  17. 4saken
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    As in the installer for applications? No. I have no idea where to start either. The phone has already been SIM unlocked though and should be with me shortly.

    Well if you haven't used iPhoneBrowser, I guess I won't need to either [​IMG] I just read something about using it for themes and things.
     
  18. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Just go to jailbreakme.com from the device when you get it. That will jailbreak your iPhone if it isn't already, and install Installer. All other apps will be installed from Installer itself.
     
  19. TLSpartan

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    zodttd has been doing it. The same guy who has been doing PSX for the GP2X. According to his site it plays FF7 (do not quote me on this)
     
  20. 4saken
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    Thanks for the link. How would I go about adding 3rd party applications to my iPhone? Is this/can it be done online and through Installer (so no PC Syncing)?