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What are some nerdy things you can do with an IPhone?

My dad will probably give his old IPhone 5 to me, as he is getting a newer one. As I do not really develop for Apple devices I am not sure of the possibilities they have. My biggest question is if there is something like Cyanogenmod for Apple devices. I just want to know about some nerdy things I can do with an IPhone. Maybe, just maybe, I will buy the Apple developer license, but it is not one of my main goals.

What are some nerdy things you did with your Apple devices?

 

I was actually going to buy a Firefox OS device, the developer one, to develop some cool things for, and maybe use it as a phone, since I still do not have one. But if their are some cool nerdy things I can do with the IPhone I will probably wait a little longer until there are some better FFOS devices on the market. (although their goal is not to make high end phones).

 

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Sell it and get an android.

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You can jailbreak it, but that's about it

If you want something nerdy and fun to do get an android phone

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All there really is to do is jailbreak. You could put a different OS on it, but I don't recommend it, I don't think they work right.

 

But honestly, these days there is a lot of possibilities with a jailbroken device.

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Sell it and buy a proper phone

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you can use it to play music like an ipod while you go buy an android phone. ;)

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OMG GET AN ANDROIDE 4 REEL BECUZ ITS BETR. SO CUZTOMIZABL! IPONE SUX.

 

-every post you can expect from this community

 

EDIT- it's funny, you guys proved me right.

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OMG GET AN ANDROIDE 4 REEL BECUZ ITS BETR. SO CUZTOMIZABL! IPONE SUX.

 

-every post you can expect from this community

 

EDIT- it's funny, you guys proved me right.

Yeah... maybe because there is literally nothing nerdy you can do except jailbreak it the OS is that limited.

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OMG GET AN ANDROIDE 4 REEL BECUZ ITS BETR. SO CUZTOMIZABL! IPONE SUX.

 

-every post you can expect from this community

 

EDIT- it's funny, you guys proved me right.

he asked for something nerdy to do with an iphone

 

there really isnt anything you can do on that locked down (or at least trying to) os

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Yeah... maybe because there is literally nothing nerdy you can do except jailbreak it the OS is that limited.

literally nothing you can do

 

I've used this before, but if you were in a band, it would be called the

Sweeping Generalizations

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Use it as a coaster maybe?.....for some sort of high strength acid.

Ketchup is better than mustard.

GUI is better than Command Line Interface.

Dubs are better than subs

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Use it for paperweight 

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OMG GET AN ANDROIDE 4 REEL BECUZ ITS BETR. SO CUZTOMIZABL! IPONE SUX.

 

-every post you can expect from this community

 

EDIT- it's funny, you guys proved me right.

It's very noticeable that you don't own an android phone. Apple fanboy maybe? ;)

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It's very noticeable that you don't own an android phone. Apple fanboy maybe? ;)

Look at my signature.

 

Also, I own(ed) a Moto G. I kept it for two weeks, I legitimately tried. I just can't do Android.

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Look at my signature.

 

Also, I own(ed) a Moto G. I kept it for two weeks, I legitimately tried. I just can't do Android.

I see. You must have Androidoscloroscitis.

Take some of these:

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literally nothing you can do

 

I've used this before, but if you were in a band, it would be called the

Sweeping Generalizations

Ok name something legitimately "nerdy" you can do except change the keyboard or wallpaper without being jailbroken?

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Ok name something legitimately "nerdy" you can do except change the keyboard or wallpaper without being jailbroken?

So you think changing the launcher or keyboard on android is "nerdy?"

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So you think changing the launcher or keyboard on android is "nerdy?"

No that is the customization side... Android is an open OS you can do whatever you want if you know how. heck I can run Windows via a VM if I want.

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No that is the customization side... Android is an open OS you can do whatever you want if you know how. heck I can run Windows via a VM if I want.

 

That does not pertain to the OP's request at all. And btw, you should fix your sig.

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That does not pertain to the OP's request at all. And btw, you should fix your sig.

 

It does though.. This is the nerdy stuff I would like to tinker around with. I am pro open-source.

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Sell it and get an android.

 

 

You can jailbreak it, but that's about it

If you want something nerdy and fun to do get an android phone

 

 

All there really is to do is jailbreak. You could put a different OS on it, but I don't recommend it, I don't think they work right.

 

But honestly, these days there is a lot of possibilities with a jailbroken device.

 

 

Sell it and buy a proper phone

 

 

you can use it to play music like an ipod while you go buy an android phone. ;)

 

 

smash it for a one plus one

 

 

jailbreak it and install tweaks

 

here is a jailbreak wizard

http://www.iclarified.com/jailbreak/

 

 

he asked for something nerdy to do with an iphone

 

there really isnt anything you can do on that locked down (or at least trying to) os

 

 

Yeah... maybe because there is literally nothing nerdy you can do except jailbreak it the OS is that limited.

 

 

Use it as a coaster maybe?.....for some sort of high strength acid.

 

 

So you think changing the launcher or keyboard on android is "nerdy?"

 

Those are a lot of quoted posts :P

Does Cyanogenmod have some requirements to run on a phone, or can any phone handle it?(<--I am talking about Android phones of course) Are there phones which run Cyanogenmod better than others do?

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Yea, high end flagship devices usually have better support since more users are using them and finding bugs. 

 

Check out Cyanogenmod.com for more info :)

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Those are a lot of quoted posts :P

Does Cyanogenmod have some requirements to run on a phone, or can any phone handle it?(<--I am talking about Android phones of course) Are there phones which run Cyanogenmod better than others do?

You get different versions for different phones 

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