Running SDK instead of jailbreak

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  1. flashisflamable

    flashisflamable New Member

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    Would you be able to run the developer firmware instead of jailbreaking to run 3rd party apps? Couldn't you do this and get cydia onto any iphod?
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    what what and what! That makes no sense at all.
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    flashisflamable New Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW5RzAf6dqw

    Watch that video, they are running Sling player on the iphone even though the application hasnt been Apple approved yet. So therefore, the SDK must let developers test applications on iPhones/iPod Touches. So couldnt we use this technique to run cydia instead of jailbreaking?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to assume he means running the Beta 2.0 firmware from way back when to get Cydia & JB apps on there without Jailbreaking.... I think.

    That or compiling Cydia on your computer and provisioning your own device to use Cydia.... I think.
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    flashisflamable New Member

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    Umm, I don't quite understand what you mean...could you rephrase it? You dont think they jailbroke the iPhone in the video to show the Sling app do you?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    There are other methods of installing applications without Jailbreaking. All you need to do, is allow your device to run the Apps. A provisioning profile is what they call it.
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    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    If you sign up for the $99.00 dev account, you can put the apps you make onto your device. There is no special firmware anyone is running.
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    flashisflamable New Member

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    Ok thanks Skylar. Do you know how they get the apps onto their devices?
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    By compiling them in Xcode, and copying them to the device. ...Which requires a $99 developer account.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    They sign up, pay the 99 bucks, compile the App (Also is signed to their dev account), provision their device, sync it. Either via iTunes or the Organizer in Xcode.

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