Colin Harrington

Notes for Jailbreaking iOS 5 for iPhone 4S + iPad2

by on Feb.17, 2012, under General, Linux, Logo

Actually doing the Jailbreak is easy:

  1. Download and run the jailbreak app called Absinthe
  2. Read the install instructions
  3. Follow the installation instructions
  4. Be patient.

When you are done you’ll have the Cydia App installed.

“This is where the fun begins” – Anakin Skywalker

Cydia Icon

My shortlist of apps:

  • Activator (Control over gestures)
  • SBSettings + Toggles & Themes
  • Custom BootLoaders: animate + animate fix (Boot Logos)
  • FakeCarrier (or removal for space!)
  • Firebreak (Enabling the hidden Panorama Camera feature)
  • Five Icon { Dock, Folder, Switcher }
  • Five Column Springboard.
  • Sound/Ringtone themes.
  • Winterboard Themes
  • Veency (VNC)
  • MXTube
  • My{Wi,3G} (Paid$$)
  • SSH (only if you know what you are doing)
  • Mobible Terminal


Mobile Terminal:

The one in the Cydia store is *old* and won’t work on iOS4 or iOS5.  I’m not sure why, but it seems like the contributor abandoned this package.

You can install it by other means.


Animated BootLogos:

Back in the early days you could use an app called LogoMe to update a custom boot logo. Then came animate which let you animate your boot logo (Like the Windows 98+ startup logo screens) You’ll need the animate fix to get them to work now.

I ended up making my own Boot Animation of my AppleTux logo with the help of a couple blogposts

The process is simple: basically create a series of PNGs {0.png, 1.png, 2.png, ... n.png} and place them in a named folder inside of /Library/BootLogos/

/Library/BootLogos/AppleTux/ looks like this:

And can be downloaded here:

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