iPhone Jailbreak Top Apps Roundup – February 2011


Well, it’s a new month and it’s time for a new roundup of great apps for the jailbroken iPhone. The jailbreak scene continues to grow and talented developers continue to find ways to make the iPhone better and better. The apps below are just a few of the reasons why the iPhone remains the #1 smartphone and why any iPhone owner should strongly consider jailbreaking their device.

For those of you on iOS 4.2.1, an untethered jailbreak is now available via Greenpois0n. At the moment, the untethered jailbreak software is only available for Mac (2/5/2011) but the guys behind greenpois0n have promised a Windows version will be available any day now. Good things come to those who wait.

UPDATE: 2/5/2011 8:49 PM – The Windows version has been released! It’s at http://www.greenpois0n.com. However, if you’re having trouble accessing the site, the files are mirrored at http://mirrors.ih8sn0w.com/ and http://claytonbraasch.com/greenpois0n/. Happy jailbreaking!

iPad with Greenpois0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1


Without further adieu, let’s take a look at some apps:

  1. iRetina
    • iRetina is a HD theme for SB Settings designed with the iPhone 4 Retina Display in mind. This theme looks  crisp, clean and professional. SB Settings is truly a great program and themes like iRetina just make SB Settings feel like it belongs in iOS. SB Settings is another of those tweaks that Apple should include by default but, even without Apple’s participation, we can still get this great functionality thanks to the jailbreak community. iRetina is like the icing on an already well-made cake.
  2. PhotoAlbums+
    • Simply put, PhotoAlbums+ is a photo management suite designed to run directly on the iPhone and allow you to manage photo albums without needing iTunes. Some of its key features are:
      • Add Photo Albums from stock Photos app
      • Move Photos and Videos between Albums
      • Delete Photo Albums
      • Password-protect your private Photo Albums
      • Copy the Album Folders to your PC via USB

    For a video review, please see

  3. MyStrings 2.0
    • This program lets the user change the various prompts on the iPhone. For example, the test “Slide to Unlock” can be changed to something else, the carrier name can be changed, or the text color for icons can be adjusted. This is a great suite for customizing the iPhone to one’s preferences.
  4. Voice Notifications
    • This program is simple. It announces who is calling and who is sending a text message. Nothing more, nothing less.
    • Video review –
  5. VoiceActivator
    • What an awesome program! Using this, it is possible to create custom voice commands in Voice Control. For example, a command called “Cydia” can be setup to launch Cydia or a command called “Google” could be setup to load Google. The possibilities are endless. I’ve been using this for a couple days and I’m already hooked. It’s so great just to say “Merck” or “Epocrates” on the wards and have it load my software. No more tapping and scrolling.
    • Video Review –
  6. PhotoMail
    • This is one of those programs that you realize Apple should have included by default. Now, it is possible to attach pictures while inside the email client instead of having to do it from the photo library. Additionally, you can use it to attach multiple photographs and it is compatible with Action Menu. I can’t say enough positive things about this one except that Apple really missed the boat by not including this functionality by default.

Well, that’s it for now! There are always great, new apps popping up in Cydia and the above six are some of my favorite ones. These apps are all great reasons to jailbreak the iPhone and much thanks goes out to the Dev Team, Chronic Dev and Geohot for their continued work in the jailbreak scene.

Thanks for reading and happy iPhone-ing!

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