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    [SUMMARY - we're about to hit 1/2 a million members, and we're having a contest with prizes including a MacBook Pro, iPhone 3G[S], Apple TV, and more. Read on if you're interested...]

    Well folks, it's been just over two years since we opened our virtual doors and began customizing the iPhone to bend to the community's wills... mid June 2007 saw the birth of ModMyi.com (back then we were called ModMyiPhone.com). From a July 15, 2007 guide on skinning the iPhone (the first out there!) done purely from command line with now-antiquated tools such as IphoneInterface and ./jailbreak up to today's super-easy connect-and-click PwnageTool and other tools, we've been right there bringing you the current methods, fresh news, and guides/community all along. We are the oldest (we were the first besides Saurik's) Cydia repository, and we continue to expand our offerings and features to you guys. Our members are what makes all this possible.

    We're now over 485,000 members strong, and nearing that 500,000 mark here in the next couple weeks. To celebrate, we're doing what we do best - giving things away, to you. We've got a brilliant 14 day contest launching today and sponsored by FreshBooks.com, as well as NegriElectronics.com and more. Top prizes? A 13" MacBook Pro loaded with a 2.53GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, 250GB of HD, and an 8x SuperDrive sponsored by FreshBooks.com and MiniBooks.app, and a 16GB iPhone 3G[S] - factory unlocked (it won't lock) - sponsored by NegriElectronics.com. Other prizes include a 160GB Apple TV, 3 FreshBooks + MiniBooks Packages (1 free year subscription - Shuttle Bus package worth $228 - to FreshBooks plus a free copy of MiniBooks.app - $14.99), and 3 Defender Series cases from OtterBox.com.



    How's it work? You help us build up, we help you get sweet stuff. You gotta work for it. Prizes will go to the top 9 participants, judged on total points amassed.

    How to Earn Points (there's tons of ways):
    • Tweet. Click here to retweet our contest announcement. You can earn 1 point per day of the contest by tweeting that precise message.
      RT @modmyi 500k MemberMadness Contest - Win a MacBook Pro/iPhone 3G[S]! Sponsored by FreshBooks.com/MiniBooks.app & NegriElectronics.com.
    • Twitter. Follow @modmyi, @freshbooks, and @negrielectronic (all 3) to receive 5 total points. Each submitting user can only use ONE Twitter account.
    • Link. Link to us from your blog/site to gain 5 points per site (i.e., 6 links on one site will only be 5 points - but 6 links from 6 different sites will be 30 points). Site's must have a PageRank of at least 2 to qualify. This will be checked by our contest judges, and links needs to have the following format:
      HTML Code:
      <a href="http://modmyi.com" title="iPhone News">iPhone News and Forums</a> at <a href="http://modmyi.com/forums" title="iPhone Forums">ModMyi.com</a>
      .
    • Get a FreshBooks Account. They're free. Simply having a FreshBooks.com account will net you 10 points. We will verify these. Click here to get one free.
    • Create a Guide. As another part of our 500,000 member celebration, shortly after the contest ends we'll be launching our brand new, completely redesigned guides section here at ModMyi.com. The current Wiki is nice - but tough to organize and in need of a makeover. We're on that for you guys (as well as a few other very cool upgrades coming this fall) - and need your help to fill this thing up with even more fresh guides!

      Here's how the guides point system works:

      Make us a guide on customizing/using your Apple device. This should be using CURRENT software on a CURRENT OS (Snow Leopard/Windows 7/Leopard/Vista/iPhone OS 3.0.1). It can be anything from jailbreaking/unlocking your iPhone/iPod Touch to installing Boxee on your Apple TV to changing system icons in OS X. Simple stuff on iPhone/iPod Touch counts as well - How to connect to bluetooth, how to buy appstore app, how to redeem app code, how to load a movie, how to change carrier logo, how to mount the iphone as a drive on mac, how to manually apply a theme you downloaded, how to use stereo bluetooth, how to ssh from a mac.

      Every step must be documented clearly and with properly cropped screenshots (don't show me your entire screen to tell me to highlight and click "File > Open" - all I need is that menu).

      The guide should be in proper HTML or BB code (using [B], [URL], [IMG] for BB or:
      HTML Code:
      <b>, <a href="">, <img src="">
      for HTML) format.

      Simple guides (under 10 steps) are worth 5 points. Advanced guides (over 10 steps) are worth 10 points. We will watch this closely - 1) Click Menu, 2) Scroll down to Open, 3) Click Open doesn't count. That's 1 step: Click Menu > Open.
    • We reserve the right to judge quality of the guides. If your guide is technically incorrect, missing steps, horribly incorrect in grammar, or just all around sucks... we won't count it.
    • You have 14 days. Submissions will no longer be accepted after 5PM EST September 22nd.

    To enter, email what points you've qualified for to [email protected]. Submit guides as you go - we'll add it up later.

    LEGAL STUFF
    • Winners must be 18 years old or older, parents or legal guardian may claim prize(s) if winner is under 18, even though prizes can or may be used by a minor.
    • Only one winner per household.
    • ModMy, LLC staff, volunteers, and freelance writers are not eligible to enter, nor are their family members.
    • Winners will be notified via private message and the email tied to your ModMyi.com account. If you do not respond within 48 hours, your prize will be revoked and the next highest person in points will receive it.
    • All prizes will be mailed out (digital prizes will be emailed) within 7 days of contest end.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 500,000 MemberMadness Contest - Win a MacBook Pro! Sponsored by FreshBooks/MiniBooks started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 854 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Stealth won a chicken dinner?
      If we'd had prizes like that I would have taken it seriously!
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Haha I told you I was going for 3rd place
      LOL! I guess you'll be second as blkcadi forgot to enter (we only have two prizes anyways xD)

      EDIT: Now is the time to disclose points all of ya! Mine were 70, not bad huh? How many did you manage to score according to yourself (pf's calculations might differ)?

      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      OMG, winner winner chicken dinner
      You mean I won a Chicken Dinner?! YAY! Definitely worth the efforts I made! xD
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Wow, a lot of you guys just talking about my picture lol.
      ^fail !
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Wow, a lot of you guys just talking about my picture lol.
      ^fail !
      lol what?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      lol seriously, what?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Sayam won!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      And what about me
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      i dunno. bug pf
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Oh you know I always do

      Ps- I'm Working on a sick Mac-mini mod right now
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      sweet
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Dropped the frame off today to be chrome plated, and I am having a glass artist remake the lid in black glass with a sandblasted apple in clear glass shining through. Now I just need to find the right LEDs to put under the apple to make it light up. Im thinking blue leds
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      omg
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      This is what happens when I get bored and have nothing to do during the day lol
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      lol. i know the feeling
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Dropped the frame off today to be chrome plated, and I am having a glass artist remake the lid in black glass with a sandblasted apple in clear glass shining through. Now I just need to find the right LEDs to put under the apple to make it light up. Im thinking blue leds
      pics or it didn't happen as SB would say.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Just wait my dear...Hopefully the whole project will be complete in a week. The longest part is waiting for the chrome plating to be done
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Cant wait to see it
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Sayam won!
      LOL WHERE??? I do NOT have access to Staff forums to confirm so I will check with pf It better not be a joke
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Its all over the staff forums! right on the front page!



























      j/k
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Dropped the frame off today to be chrome plated, and I am having a glass artist remake the lid in black glass with a sandblasted apple in clear glass shining through. Now I just need to find the right LEDs to put under the apple to make it light up. Im thinking blue leds
      I heard you planning to gift it to me? Would be awesome xD