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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. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Haha.. okayyyyyy
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      LMAO you two!

      And to all those whining and complaining, It is a contest and a competition. If you want something bad enough you will work hard to get it. I wouldn't be anywhere in the world today if I didnt work my butt off to get what I want in this world. That being said, I WANT another MBP and I WANT another 3GS. What I do with them is ultimately my decision. But like I said, I will continue to work hard to get what I want and you ALL have the right to do the same.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^lol. What's so funny?
      And nicely said
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      LMAO you two!

      And to all those whining and complaining, It is a contest and a competition. If you want something bad enough you will work hard to get it. I wouldn't be anywhere in the world today if I didnt work my butt off to get what I want in this world. That being said, I WANT another MBP and I WANT another 3GS. What I do with them is ultimately my decision. But like I said, I will continue to work hard to get what I want and you ALL have the right to do the same.
      How many points do you supposedly have?
      And have you even posted your threads in yet?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      You dont post them lol...you will lose if you do not know the rules
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      You dont post them lol...you will lose if you do not know the rules
      He will NOT loose sir. He can post the guides in forums as well and later on, just copy them into a word file with proper html formatting and send to [email protected] or whatever it is... I myself asked this from pf..

      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      How many points would I get for a jailbreaking 3.1 guide?
      Over 10 steps = 10 points, whatever the guide maybe about :P

      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Ill post how to make Vista / Win7 Ultimate look like a legit mac
      Here are some of my own examples I got











      ^ that was for my old laptop which I sold, my desktop has 4 GB ram and better graphics, GHz etc But looks same
      for the vista, and since I installed win 7 ultimate over my vista, it still looks same and works same

      And I had one guide ready, but the " iPod Touch Computer Software" section/sub forum I guess is down, so idk

      And 'down' as in, when I click it all these other sub forums come up and there is no actually itouch Computer software section and I don't have any idea where to post.

      I even PMed Poetic Jolly but he never Pmed back. I guess he's busy.
      WHOA! How to do it man? Though I have a mac but am still curious
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Oject Dock
      And some windows theming program like Windows blinds
      Some other little stuff in between...
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      Oject Dock
      And some windows theming program like Windows blinds
      Some other little stuff in between...
      ROFL OBJECT DOCK? LOL.
      Object dock I would never use, ever.

      My own secret Its literally a mac dock but on PC. Not object dock.
      And no winte rblinds Because that program has to start up with your comp etc etc, it slows down your comp alot.... I have a whole new program I use so

      But yea, I just gotta copy my posts into Word and send.
      Only problems I will have is just gotta figure out how the html stuff goes on word and pictures :/
      And do I send each guide separately or all together in one word document??
      I have pmed pf but wont reply ;(
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      ROFL OBJECT DOCK? LOL.
      Object dock I would never use, ever.

      My own secret Its literally a mac dock but on PC. Not object dock.
      And no winte rblinds Because that program has to start up with your comp etc etc, it slows down your comp alot.... I have a whole new program I use so

      But yea, I just gotta copy my posts into Word and send.
      Only problems I will have is just gotta figure out how the html stuff goes on word and pictures :/
      And do I send each guide separately or all together in one word document??
      I have pmed pf but wont reply ;(
      you can use the bb instead of html.

      First of all, just disable WYSIWYG editor and then it will show your posts when editing in code mod, just copy it all to word
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      How do u put microsoft word documents in Html?! :S
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Save as html....
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      yep, that easy
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      you can use the bb instead of html.

      First of all, just disable WYSIWYG editor and then it will show your posts when editing in code mod, just copy it all to word
      How to disable? lol
      And if I disable I can basically copy my whole post and put into word. Even the Picture links? Would you need to manually put in the pictures or Links would work?

      And you need to make separate word documents for each tutorial am I correct?
      Or I save the whole thing in HtmL?
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      How to disable? lol
      And if I disable I can basically copy my whole post and put into word. Even the Picture links? Would you need to manually put in the pictures or Links would work?

      And you need to make separate word documents for each tutorial am I correct?
      Or I save the whole thing in HtmL?
      Go to http://modmyi.com/forums/profile.php?do=editoptions and scroll to almost the bottom, you will see message editor interface, from the options, select standard editor with extra formatting controls. When done with copying, revert back if you like

      Links would work I would make separate docs if I were you
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      I more questions who ever gets first place in this contest, do they receive the macbook pro + iphone 3gs? or Does it go like this

      1- Macbook Pro
      2- iPhone 3Gs
      3- Apple TV

      etc
      etc?
      Cuz melech mentioned he is going for both? Possible or no
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      I more questions who ever gets first place in this contest, do they receive the macbook pro + iphone 3gs? or Does it go like this

      1- Macbook Pro
      2- iPhone 3Gs
      3- Apple TV

      etc
      etc?
      Cuz melech mentioned he is going for both? Possible or no
      I am not sure.. I believe they shouldn't be together but oh well, it's mentioned no where so maybe pf will decide it at the last minute
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      It states "top prizes" are...so I think it's first place winner : MacBook 2nd place : iPhone..
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      God I really want to know how many points other users have
      Cuz usually if one person has more points than myself, I strive to get more. Right now I am just like meh, 0.0 Im like around 70 points right now
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Wow 70 points?! I think I'm a bit under that and my laptop is broken now. Blahhhhhhh
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I just hit 90