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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    Ok, so all this apple talk I decided to jailbreak my iPhone this morning in order to compare a before and after iPhone experience. It seems as though this is the only way to get some good out of the device.

    Installed:
    Terminal and all the networking commands
    xGPS
    winterboard
    openSSH (connected from filezilla)
    chess

    Running very stable.

    iPhone OS: (output of uname -a)

    Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0d3; Fri Sept 25 23:30:45 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1357.5.30~3/RELEASE_ARM_S5L8900X iPhone1,2 arm N82AP Darwin

    Host OS: Vista Ultimate x64

    I will touch back to this after using for a few days.
    I just jailbroke my iPhone too. Why would I need all this? I just installed myWi so far.

    As for the others, I'm scared of multitasking on iPhone. Can we forget open apps or they close by themselves, or never, if you so choose?

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    just download what you need. I needed tethering, multitasking, haptic feedback, 3g unrestricter, backgrounder, ummmmm i forget what else.

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    If you forget to close the app it keeps running until you run out of battery power. I've found the phone gets warm and that's a hint that it's running.

    You can also tell Backgrounder which apps to allow to run in the background. If you don't enable them, then they won't run in the background, so you can control it. The apps that are running in the background will have a little badge displayed so you can tell what is or isn't running. Or you can manually set an app to run in the background by pressing and holding the home button. It will say "Backgrounding enabled" and off it goes. To stop running it on the background, switch to the app and hold the home button again and it will say "Backgrounding disabled" and quit.

    There's nothing scary about running multi-tasking. If the phone gets overloaded, it will shut off apps that aren't in the foreground. So, if you run Pandora and then xGPS and then Google Earth and then Google Maps and then something else, it will shut off Pandora to free up resources automatically.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    openSSH (connected from filezilla).
    The first iPhone virus was against idiots who left an openSSH server open....so make sure you have it properly configured if you do install it.

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    Keep in mind this isnt really multithreading. It is more like intels old "hyperthreading", but even worse. Single core processor splitting CPU time over multiple programs. So the more that is running, the less time devoted per "thread".
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    ^^^ Thanks guys, very useful info. I'll stick with mywi for now and the 3g unrestricter thing. Last think I want is to make it even slower. It actually feels quite fast now, after so many restorings I've done lately trying to jailbreak it, maybe I defragged the whole thing, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    The first iPhone virus was against idiots who left an openSSH server open....so make sure you have it properly configured if you do install it.
    I know lol, I am well aware of that. I changed my root and user PW before I even installed SSH. Also have the SBsettings to turn it off when not in use.

    So far xGPS is the best GPS app I've seen running on the iPhone, much better than the garbage from at&t.

    I'm going to check out the 3g unrestrictor and mywi
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    xGPS is good except getting it to find the initial address is a complete PITA. If it doesn't recognize what you typed, you have to retype it.

    Call me old school, but I love the way Tom Tom does it. First, it asks for the city based on the last state you navigated to, so often you don't have to input the state. After city, it asks for street, then address. It uses predictive typing so you rarely have to enter the whole thing and you can drop down a list of similar names at any time to see how the TomTom classifies them.

    Also, you can navigate to a city center, a cross street, or point of interest, so you don't always need to know the address to start the trip.

    I've used Garmins a handful of times and they work in a similar fashion.

    After you get the information into it, I agree that xGPS works pretty well. Small price to pay for FREE navigation. Google Nav looks better, though it seems increasingly unlikely they'll ever put that on an iPhone!

    If I didn't have a dedicated TomTom, I'd probably spend the $70 for the TomTom iPhone app as long as it works pretty much like the TT PND's
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    I know lol, I am well aware of that. I changed my root and user PW before I even installed SSH. Also have the SBsettings to turn it off when not in use.

    So far xGPS is the best GPS app I've seen running on the iPhone, much better than the garbage from at&t.

    I'm going to check out the 3g unrestrictor and mywi
    It was more a warning for other users then you...i figured you know what your doin.


    @all:
    So as an outside observer.....you need to jump through A LOT of hoops just to get functionality other phones ship with. I assume you already have an iPhone your just tryin to make the most of it. What I don't understand is knowing how (intentionally) crippled the devices are...why would you buy another bigger one??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    It was more a warning for other users then you...i figured you know what your doin.


    @all:
    So as an outside observer.....you need to jump through A LOT of hoops just to get functionality other phones ship with. I assume you already have an iPhone your just tryin to make the most of it. What I don't understand is knowing how (intentionally) crippled the devices are...why would you buy another bigger one??!
    What do you mean "A LOT"? Like it's been said, all you have to do is click a button and then you can download whatever. I don't see why this is hard, or even why you would call that crippled. Your android didn't have all the music wanted when you opened the box, you had to put it on there.

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