How To Use Installer

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  1. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    HOW TO USE INSTALLER
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    This guide has proved useful a number of times, and for those of you that don't know how to use it, here we go!


    Here We Go!
    Tap the Installer icon next to the Settings icon. It’s blue, and kind of looks like the .mac logo. When you click it, it’ll go to a Featured screen where you can see what some of the main “featured” applications are. We won’t worry about that for now.

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    Sources
    At this point, you should already have Community Sources. Community Sources is a collaboration of various commonly used sources. So tap sources on the bottom. It looks like a globe. Sources are how Installer gets applications. They are the “sources” of the applications.

    Adding Sources
    We want to add sources to get the most out of Installer because Community Sources doesn't exactly have everything you want. To add a source, tap edit at the top. Tap add. Where it has the nice little http:// , we need to add a few good sources. One of the sources that compiles a lot of sources is Blaze Source. So we’ll install that one. Type into the field blazeco.info/blaze.xml, after the http://. After you’ve finished, there are now more categories, and things you are able to install. For a complete source list go to here.

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    Installing Applications
    Under the subheading, Install, find something that you would like to install. Once you install it, you can install something else, or get out of Installer. If you get out of Installer, your Springboard (Home screen) will restart, and you will go back to the slide to unlock screen. Once you slide, the new application will show up on your home screen. Congratulations, you’ve installed something!

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    Updates
    If an application is updated with new features and bug fixes, a little bubble with the number of updates will appear on the Update icon in Installer. From there, you can update applications. If you have updates that will update the application from for example, 0.61 to 0.62, to 0.61... then you have two sources that are conflicting. You do not need to worry about this. There is no problem.

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    Uninstalling Something and Unjailbreaking
    To uninstall something, go to the uninstall menu of Installer, and uninstall whatever you want. You can also uninstall Installer, if you want to “Unjailbreak.” In addition, if you want to install Installer again from jailbreakme.com, you will have to restore because Installer patched an exploit (security flaw) in Safari that it was able to install from.
  2. ipodtouch1234

    ipodtouch1234 Active Member

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    nice, but would have been better if you posted this on october.
  3. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    I wrote it in October.

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    Just didn't post it.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Pictures would really help the Dum Dums

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  5. jgl1115

    jgl1115 New Member

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    very nice guide :]
  6. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    If a kind soul could provide pictures to the iPod less one, it would be greatly appreciated. *hint* *hint*
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    I downloaded something, nothing happened.
  8. Sarcasm Siempre

    Sarcasm Siempre New Member

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    This guide was written for the Installer used on the 1.1.x firmwares. Back then, it wasn't crap.

    Ditch Installer, use Cydia. And if you're one of the few people still on 1.1.x, you desperately need to upgrade.
  9. dabomb1022

    dabomb1022 Banned

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    Nice... bump a year old thread... But anyway, Just use cydia and add sosiphone in cydia repositories category if you want installer

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