ModMyi is celebrating 10 years, which we are celebrating with a completely revamped site, forums, repository and much, much more.

ModMyi is celebrating 10 years, just like iOS jailbreaking itself. This is a huge milestone for not only ModMyi but for everyone who ever contributed to this community. Every developer, jailbreaker, user, blogger YouTuber and moderator out there.

The Announcement

ModMyi, as you know it, is gone forever and it ain't coming back. But that's not a negative thing by any means. Quite the opposite.

ModMyi has evolved and stepped into many more communities other than jailbreaking – like console hacking, Android rooting, hackintoshing, Smart TV hacking and much more. We want to make ModMyi a new home for everything related to unlocking devices and unleashing their true power, not just iOS devices. This doesn't mean that jailbreaking has been thrown out of the window. It's still a huge part of ModMyi and it hasn't become smaller. It's ModMyi that has grown enough to make room for other communities.

The rebrand

As ModMyi is no longer all about Apple and is brand agnostic, the "i" in ModMyi makes no sense anymore, therefore we are honoured to announce that from this day forward, ModMyi is known as ModMy.

If some of you have been lurking around our social media, you might have already noticed this change beforehand. If you did and managed to figure out what exciting things we were up to, give yourself a pat on the back. You've deserved it.

The new direction is a huge step for ModMy, and will surely help us all, from different minor communities rise from the ashes as one big super giant – showing the world that enthusiasts, hackers, modders, developers and geeks still are relevant and we want attention! A lot of communities, once huge and mighty, have fallen to be just a shadow of its once self, like Wololo, OSx86, ModMyMobile and even ModMyi itself. Focusing on one enthusiast area won't get anyone anywhere. A lot of jailbreak dedicated websites have turned towards Apple in general, which is totally understandable, but we wanted to create something unique which will unite us all as one.

We at ModMy believe that the device you buy is yours. You should be allowed to do whatever you like with it. Everything from hacking it, changing the theme, installing possibly illegal apps, and pushing it to it's true limits! You paid for it and you own it. We strongly advise not to do uncareful things with your devices, like installing malicious software, but if that's what you want to do, then go ahead. There is so much you can do with unlocked electronics. Want to run a full-fledged OS like Ubuntu on your device? Sure thing. Overclock it and get more bang for your buck? No biggie. Get that sweet tasty dark theme? Go ahead. No company ever should tell you what to do with your device. Does IKEA tell you that you can't paint your table you just bought? We think not.

The website

As you might have noticed, we have a completely new website and forums. The website is developed by the tech team at Mobile Nations (MoNa), the company that acquired ModMy back in September of 2016. This website is still very fresh so bugs and issues can occur. If you encounter any bugs, please report them to [email protected].

Aside from that, there is not much more to say about the website. Go ahead and explore it yourself. It's definitely the biggest change to ModMyi since its release, and the whole backend has been entirely rewritten in order to let us deliver you way more content than before. This is a significant part, yet not the definite one, of project Supernova – but more on that below. If you're fearing that the old content has been removed from the website, worry not: the forums and articles are just where they were before the rebrand. They can all be found on the homepage and the forums respectively.

A brief history

ModMyiPhone was founded in June of 2007, not in 2008, contrary to popular belief. Owned by the newly created company called ModMyLLC, it evolved to be the biggest Cydia repository and the biggest iOS jailbreaking community in the world. It rebranded to ModMyiFone (for some reason) then to simply ModMyi shortly after in 2008.

ModMyLLC was founded by Cody Overcash & Kyle Matthews, later to be acquired by Mobile Nations.

The company was founded by Cody Overcash and Kyle Matthews, with Tyler Matthews managing a big part of the repository, and had many more aspects of it that most people today, unfortunately, don't remember. ModMyMobile.com was a thing until September of 2016, while platforms like ModMyAuto, ModMedical, ModMyFiles and others were killed off earlier on. The growth of ModMyi was the biggest back in 2012 when jailbreaking really took off in the mainstream pop culture, however, since Apple started coming up with methods to prevent jailbreaking, the jailbreak scene, together with ModMyi, faded.

This doesn't mean it's the end of jailbreaking or ModMyi. ModMyi was slowly fading to obscurity from years 2013 to 2016 until Mobile Nations Networks acquired the website in September of 2016, and gave it a new life by May of 2017.

When the acquisition happened, I did not work for Mobile Nations, in fact, I worked for WinBeta which is now known as On MSFT nowadays. I started writing for Windows Central, a Mobile Nations brand, around January of 2017, when our discussions and decisions from December of 2016 settled in and I continued working with Microsoft-related articles at Windows Central. However, this became less relevant to me on the 1st of May 2017, which is an extremely important day for me and the team. It marks the birth of the new ModMyi – continuing the work of Kyle Matthews and the rest of the ModMyLLC team. I officially left the Windows Central team on 6th of June, 2017 and started focusing on being the director of ModMy full-time.

Project Supernova

Soon after I got the director position at ModMyi, I started the Project Supernova (which is a very obscure name, not even internal employees know of). The project aims at making "ModMyi explode" in the modding community, thereby the name. The first step was obviously the rebrand of ModMyi to ModMy. The second step is assembling a team from the greatest of the greatest people in order to build the amazing experience at ModMy, and those people are as follows:

Josh Pasholk: Co-founder of jailcast, which has now been acquired by ModMy. He led the JailbreakHub blog until he joined ModMy just a few days after the management shift and he has been excellent since then. He is the main editor at ModMy and is our main iOS jailbreak expert.

He is not only a great worker but also a great friend. Without him, who knows what ModMy would have become. His Twitter can be found here.

Logan Garner: Founder of the /r/Jailbreak Discord server, which is in a partnership with ModMy. He joined ModMy in the early days as well, soon after Jailcast started the ModMy reform and he's been here since. He is a writer at ModMy and is covering Hackintosh, Android and Jailbreaking. Quite the combo.

He has been keeping this site alive on life-support until this moment, together with me and Josh. His Twitter can be found here.

Dima Konev: A dear friend of mine that I used to meme with back in my Windows Phone days. Knowing him since a long time back, I thought he'd fit the role of our Hackintosh expert perfectly.

He hasn't had time to post anything on the website yet, and that is because there has been no Hackintosh content yet. This will change from now on, because of the refocused direction. Check out his Twitter, which can be found here.

GeoSn0w: Our main YouTuber, who knows what's up with iOS jailbreaking. You can easily find his work by checking out our YouTube Channel or just generally browsing through our website.

He contributes to the jailbreak community a lot already, like the FCE365 YouTube channel, Yalu Dark and more, but if you aren't following him yet, make sure to do so here.

Wajeeh Maaz: Another personal friend of mine. I met Wajeeh back in the Windows Phone days as well, where he showed excellent knowledge of the technology world and burning passion for journalism, so he was an obvious choice when the ModMyTeam started to shape up.

He is mainly writing about Android, but he might leak out to other categories from time to time. His Twitter can be found here.

Ric Molina: The editor-in-chief at Mac Gamer HQ, worlds biggest Mac gaming website, is now a part of ModMy as the main content producer for macOS gaming (duh). He'll continue his great work at his own website while sharing some of it here.

Most of the things you'll see from him here will be news, while reviews and editorials won't move and will be kept on his own website. His twitter is right here.

William Vabrinskas: Our beloved Cydia repository and Developer Portal manager. He is the guy to speak to if you need any help with uploading packages, keeping them maintained or generally need technical help with ModMy. Without him, it would all simply go to hell.

If you need assistance with the repo, his Twitter can be found here.

Unnammed developer: This known jailbreak-community developer is the muscles behind the ModMyApp. They coded it perfectly, fully featured with the help of design from myself. They also helped fix a lot of issues with the old ModMyi.com website.

They prefer not to be revealed and to be kept anonymous. You can follow them on Twitter here.

Dennis Bednarz: It's me. I have the honour to continue the work of Kyle Matthews. Basically, every single change you've seen on the website since the 1st of May, 2017, has been more or less my doing. My official title is "Director", however, I'd like to think of ModMy as a ship where I am the captain.

I talk a lot and I seek attention like a teenage emo girl. That means I have a Twitter. It can be found here.

If the long read clouded your mind, here is a reminder of what the article said above: It's thanks to these people that ModMy is what it is. It's the ModMyTeam which has gone through way too many uphills in order to deliver you great content, a great community to exist in and who have helped create the new era of ModMy known as project Supernova.

Project Supernova is basically a short term for the new ModMyExperience. It's everything you see since May of 2017.

So what is project Supernova? Project Supernova is basically a short term for the new ModMyExperience. It's everything you see since the 1st of May, 2017, the day the new ModMyManagement was installed. The new website is a part of it, the YouTube Channel, the new social media presence (Instagram for example), the forums, the partnerships... It's hard to name it all in one article, even though this one is so long. What we cannot tell you about project Supernova is what's coming. But you'll get notified about its updates as they come. Supernova is far from finished, and it's doubtful if it will ever be.

Time for some serious talk

Kyle Matthews gladly left ModMyi when Mobile Nations acquired it. But that wasn't because he didn't like it or that he grew tired of it. Something happened in his life that forced him to focus on way more important things than technology, believe it or not. Kyle and Robyn Matthews lost their child, Ezra, to neuroblastoma cancer. This is a horrible thing to everyone involved and there are simply no words to describe this, so I won't even attempt.

Ezra Matthews, the daugher of Kyle and Robyn Matthews

After the tragic death of Ezra, Kyle and Robyn Matthews founded the organisation "Because of Ezra" which fought to help children with neuroblastoma cancer. In June of 2016, Because of Ezra merged with the "Beat Nb" organisation who had similar goals and together they are continuing to fight for the lives of children We strongly suggest at least reading and possibly sharing about Beat Nb in order to raise awareness of the horrible fate that some parents and children had to, and will have to, live through.

A thank you

Thank you to each and every single one of you. Yes, you. ModMy would be nothing without its loyal user base, forum users, readers and more. You guys are awesome. I also want to thank these special people, as they are a fundamental part of what's to come for ModMy:

  • Marcus Adolfsson, the CEO of MoNa.
  • CrackBerry Kevin, doesn't need an introduction.
  • David Lundblad, the Design Director at MoNa.
  • Jose Negron, the Lead Designer at MoNa.
  • Tom Kaminski, the Director of Development at MoNa.
  • Optimo, the owner of the BigBoss Cydia Repository.
  • Kyle Matthews, a Co-Founder of ModMyLLC.
  • Cody Overcash, also a Co-Founder of ModMyLLC.
  • Tyler Matthews, brother of Kyle and former repo manager of ModMyi.
  • Jay Freeman, the creator of Cydia and a supporter of ModMyi.
  • James Falconer, Community Manager at MoNa.
  • Chris Parsons, Editor-in-Chief at CrackBerry.
  • Bo Troxell, ModMy Forum Manager

And everyone at Mobile Nations. ModMy would probably no longer exist if it wasn't for Mobile Nations, and even if it did, it would be continuing its trip on life support.

Thank you for all these years and welcome to a new era of modding. Let's tear down the walls together.