To jailbreak or not to jailbreak? This’s a question all of us who use iDevices for business and/or pleasure have to ask ourselves at some point.
I’m a big Cydia fan… If the jailbreak fails, I can always reload it. And I have had a few failed installs over the years. However, none have “paperweighted” my phone like the first iOS 7 update direct from Apple did — Grrr!
This vid highlights a few options you have within Cydia, to get some iOS 8 functionality on your jailbroken iOS 7 (or lower) device:
I like the ability to install a Swype-style keyboard and have had great success with Touchpal, which is available in the Cydia repos. Some say it’s not as good as the iOS version, but it works just dandy for me.
By the way: if you know of a better (free) keyboard with Swype functionality, please leave your suggestion in the comment section.