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Top 5 features Apple must copy from jailbreakers

Last updated on: July 15, 2011 18:18 IST

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Rohit Sane, TechFreakSTuff.com

Jailbreaking is among the most searched topic by users of smartphones especially the iPhone. Jailbreaking is a technology that enables you to get root access of your iDevice (when we say iDevice, we mean: iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad); thereby enabling you to install apps that are not allowed in the AppStore.

Jailbreaking is the way to customise your mobile phone to add new features on it as per your wish (which may not be allowed officially). For iOS 4, Apple has already used some of the ideas from the jailbreaking community like multitasking (backgrounder), folders (sbfolder), multitasking dock (infinidock), etc.

In each Apple update, Apple adds unique features to its list and here we try to guess some of the features which may be present in the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, the iOS 5. This OS is expected to release alongside the iPhone 5 end September.

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Here is an assumption from the jailbreaking community (Cydia), about the additional features that Apple's iOS 5 may have:

1: Synchronicity: Cydia ($2)

Synchronicity is a tweak which allows you to use your iPhone during the time its being synced.

People who hate the 'Sync in Progress' message should download this tweak. You can continue to play games, run apps and even make calls while the iTunes Sync is in progress.

You can do whatever you want except using iPod App.

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2. iBlueNova (not iOS 4 compatible)

iBlueNova is the sequel (enhancement) to the famous iBluetooth App.

This app allows you to send files on-the-go to all range of devices out there in the market. This was the only reason for me to use Cydia.

Even though it's still not compatible with iOS 4, I'm pretty sure it will be, in the near future (part of my wishlist)

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3. OverBoard: Cydia ($1.99 for limited time)

Overboard is a way to go from page to page. It is developed by the world famous Rpetrich.

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4. Wi-Fi Sync: Cydia ($2.99)

Wi-Fi sync provides a very innovative approach to Syncing.

Wi-Fi Sync is a way to sync your iDevice without any wires. This app is built on an amazing concept but it isn't really upto the mark.

Steve Jobs has already confirmed that this feature will be in-built in the future iOS. We just need to check its presence in the Apple iOS 5.

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5. Multiflow: Cydia ($4.99)

Multiflow is the thing which I call as the guru of multitasking. This is a visual experience which resembles the expanse of the Snow Leopard. This is smooth and is brilliantly written!

Actually, I chose to update my iPad to a tethered one due to this!

Are you having a wishlist for the Apple iOS 5? Let us know, what more features are you looking forward to in the new iOS 5?

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