As promised in our monster-long, epic Best of Everything iPhone 2009 post last week, here is another of our ‘bite-sized ‘ chunks recapping our favorite iPhone-related things we got to cover during this year. This recap covers our take on the best of the iPhone jailbreak arena during the last year. More often than […]
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Best of the iPhone Jailbreak Arena 2009

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As promised in our monster-long, epic Best of Everything iPhone 2009 post last week, here is another of our ‘bite-sized ‘ chunks recapping our favorite iPhone-related things we got to cover during this year.

This recap covers our take on the best of the iPhone jailbreak arena during the last year. More often than not, the most exciting innovations and the best demonstrations of the true power of the iPhone, come from the jailbreak arena.  From theming to backgrounding and multi-tasking, if you want to see the full capabilities of the iPhone (especially the 3GS), jailbreak apps will get you there.

Hit the jump to see some of our favorite jailbreak happenings of last year

Stroughton Smith ‘s concept of Dashboard from FEBRUARY! http://isource.com/iphone-software/dashbard-widgets-concept-for-iphone-looks-interesting/

Before there was Spotlight, there was QuickGold: http://isource.com/iphone-software/quick-look-quickgold/

When we were wondering if 3.0 was still jailbreak-able: http://isource.com/iphone-rumors-myths/evidence-of-more-than-one-new-model-in-iphones-latest-firmware/

Goodbye to Ripdev ‘s Installer app:
http://isource.com/iphone-modding/rip-to-ripdevs-installer-app/

Cydia store opens:
http://isource.com/iphone-news/cydias-store-for-jailbreak-apps-now-open

Purple Ra1n, Purple Ra1n:
http://isource.com/iphone-3gs/purple-ra1n-purple-ra1n

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App organizing “ Springsorter sorts by most used apps: http://isource.com/iphone-software/springsorter-re-arranges-your-iphone-apps-by-most-used-jailbreak-only/

3GS rocks when jailbroken: http://isource.com/iphone-3gs/iphone-3gs-jailbreak-after-3-weeks-stable-fast-not-feeling-it-with-themes

mQuickDo “ iPhone app switching = love at first sight:
http://isource.com/iphone-software/mquickdo-my-first-jailbreak-app-purchase-on-the-iphone-3gs

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Our Top 15 jailbreak apps:
http://isource.com/iphone-software/our-top-15-iphone-jailbreak-apps/

Apps organizing “ Stacks:
http://isource.com/iphone-tips/homescreen-re-organizing-using-stacks-to-group-similar-apps/

App organizing “ 160 apps and just one home screen: http://isource.com/iphone-software/160-iphone-apps-and-just-one-home-screen-sweeeeet/

Blackra1n = jailbreakers ‘ best new pal: http://isource.com/iphone-modding/hello-blackra1n-welcome-back-jailbreak-on-the-iphone-3gs/

Apps organizing “ Orbit and Overboard compared on video: http://isource.com/iphone-software/quick-video-comparison-of-jailbreak-iphone-expose-apps-orbit-1-1-4-and-overboard-1-0/

Our thoughts on why jailbreaking is / isn ‘t worthwhile: http://isource.com/iphone-jailbreak/our-thoughts-on-why-jailbreaking-is-is-not-worthwhile/

Jailbreak app adds support for Bluetooth keyboards: http://isource.com/iphone-software/jailbreak-apps-iphone-software/jailbreak-app-adds-support-for-bluetooth-keyboards-for-iphones/

ProSwitcher, Mother of all App Switching Apps: http://isource.com/iphone-software/proswitcher-the-mother of-all-iphone-app-switching-apps/

Jailbreak, the evil temptress:
http://isource.com/iphone-modding/o-jailbreak-you-evil-temptress-thou-ownest-my-soul/

Thomas ‘ iPhone makeover:
http://isource.com/iphone-themes/my-iphone-makeover-musicskin-illumine-and-matte-ui-and-a-bit-of-orbit-themed-overboard/

Roll on 2010

I hope and expect that 2010 will bring us even more innovations and excitement in the jailbreak arena “ with developers and apps continuing to push the boundaries of what the iPhone can do.  I don ‘t believe Apple will succeed in locking out jailbreaks, and I expect the cat and mouse game between them and the dedicated and super-talented folks like the Dev Team, Geohot and others will continue.

I hope you enjoyed this recap “ and that you ‘ll share some of your favorite jailbreak happenings in the comments.

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