Jailbreaking your iDevice gives you the ability to customize it from head to toe. You can change the complete look and feel of the device by editing icons and installing extensions. Another area you can personalize through jailbreaking is the boot screen.
The default boot logo is of course the infamous Apple logo, but with a little tweaking you can change it to virtually whatever you want. In some of the more recent jailbreaks though, the ability to customize the boot logo was compromised...
Everything is so much calmer now that the new jailbreak has been released. We've all upgraded and re-hacked our iDevices and, if you're like me, you are still in rebuilding mode. Re-customizing your iDevice can be fun though. You can change almost anything you want, from the icons to the start up screen.
If you've been looking for a new start up animation to try out, give our iDB boot logo by Ryan Pushong a try. It's located in the BigBoss Cydia repo, but there's just one thing you need to check first...
Like the newest version of RedSn0w, Sn0wBreeze has been updated with custom boot logo animations. Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1 also adds multiple enhancements and options for those wishing to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 on Windows.
Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1's custom boot logo animation option functions in the same way as GreenPois0n's. Windows users can perform an untethered jailbreak of iOS 4.3.1 with SnowBreeze.
The Dev Team has updated the RedSn0w jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 to version 0.9.6rc11. The latest version of RedSn0w adds the custom boot logo option we originally saw in GreenPois0n.
Jailbreaking with RedSn0w is still essentially the same process, but the new "allow boot animation" option gives you the ability to install custom boot logos through Cydia.
If you jailbreak, you have the option to change your iPhone's default boot logo. You've always been able to do so manually through SSH, but recent jailbreak tools allow you to install custom logos in a much simpler way through Cydia.
If you're unfamiliar with the term "boot logo," it simple refers to the icon that displays on your iPhone's screen during a boot. Through the miracle of jailbreaking, it's rather easy to replace that Apple icon with all sorts of interesting things to look at.
Here are 10 of the best custom boot logos in Cydia...
When it was released a little over a week ago, the GreenPois0n jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 came with a nice surprise: animated boot logos. We already saw how to add an animated boot logo to your iPhone, and today, we're going to see how to remove this custom logo.
This is a fairly easy process which will require about a minute of your time, depending on how fast Cydia loads for you at the moment...
The latest release of the GreenPois0n jailbreak for iPhone 4.2.1 comes with a nice little surprise: you can now add animated boot logos to your iPhone. We already showed you how to do this manually, today we're going to show you how to do this directly from Cydia.
In order to do that, you'll obviously need a jailbroken iPhone on iOS 4.2.1, either using GreenPois0n (see our tutorial), or the tethered version of RedSn0w. You will not be able to install animated boot logos unless you are on 4.2.1 jailbroken iPhone with GreenPois0n or RedSn0w tethered...
A few days ago, we reported about the "big surprise" that was going to be included in the latest release of GreenPois0n: custom animated boot logos. Now that GreenPois0n is out, you can fairly easily add a boot logo.
All you need is a jailbroken iPhone, basic SSH knowledge, and about 5 minutes of your time. Without further ado, here are instructions on how to add an animated boot logo to your iPhone...
Have you ever wondered why Google allowed the iPhone and other iOS devices to use their maps? It turns out that allowing the iPhone to run their location based service is about to become extremely profitable.
CNN has a piece of what Google blogged regarding the advertising it plans on facilitating in the map application:
Besides unveiling a new line of iPods and the new Apple TV on Wednesday, Steve Jobs also launched the new and revamped iTunes 10, which comes with a brand new logo. As always when there is a drastic design change, people are angry and bitch about it.
That's what adman Joshua Kopac did by emailing Steve Jobs about it. Of course Jobs couldn't disagree more with Kopac. Here is the full/short email exchange: