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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. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ and if you win the staff give-away I know you'll give it to meh right?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I'm going for the 24" iMac!
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      There is staff give away 24 inch imac xD
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I just hit 90
      NO WAY! You lied to me huh?
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      I just want the 52" Big Screen TV
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ yea that flat panel looks sexy
    1. etaxero's Avatar
      etaxero -
      The stipulation on the guides was 5 steps/pics = 5 pts and 10 step/pics = 10pts

      is that 5 steps AND 5 pics or a combination of the two to get a total of 5 elements?
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by etaxero View Post
      The stipulation on the guides was 5 steps/pics = 5 pts and 10 step/pics = 10pts

      is that 5 steps AND 5 pics or a combination of the two to get a total of 5 elements?
      Actually, now it has changed... We are no more giving points on basis of number of pics as before. In simple words, any guide with less than 10 steps = 5 points and any guide with more than 10 steps = 10 points
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So my guide to turn on iPhone:

      1) Make sure iPhone is off
      2) Press power button

      Is worth 5 points?


      I wonder if I'll win with 5 points?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Omg Confucious .. I thought my phone was bricked!!! Thank you!
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Lol looks like the Staff members got a better contest

      Anyway, I just made the guide how to make vista/win7 look like a Mac OS X 10.4-8
      It is the biggest guide I have made.
      33 Steps + like 20 picture or close.
      Code:
      http://modmyi.com/forums/mac-themes/684276-windows-detailed-tutorial-how-make-vista-win7-look-exactly-like-mac-osx-10-5-4-6-a.html#post4948621
      Beat that
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Lol looks like the Staff members got a better contest

      Anyway, I just made the guide how to make vista/win7 look like a Mac OS X 10.4-8
      It is the biggest guide I have made.
      33 Steps + like 20 picture or close.
      Code:
      http://modmyi.com/forums/mac-themes/684276-windows-detailed-tutorial-how-make-vista-win7-look-exactly-like-mac-osx-10-5-4-6-a.html#post4948621
      Beat that
      As a contestant : DOnt have to 33steps and 20 pictures is the same as 10 steps and 10 pics so same points!

      as a user : DUDE I WANNA TRY THAT lol i wanna make my vista look like a mac
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      As a contestant : DOnt have to 33steps and 20 pictures is the same as 10 steps and 10 pics so same points!

      as a user : DUDE I WANNA TRY THAT lol i wanna make my vista look like a mac
      =] trying my best to win, just getting more steps + pictures than the original statement of 10 steps + 10 pictures
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      just finished at 18 steps guide

      wait wtf....ok so i saved the files as HTM....and when i download them i see the "X" button on the images and they cant be seen...:S

      how does that work

      Ok so I saved the tutorials As "web pages" (HTM extention) it worked good..

      So to send it to you guy I uploaded the tutorials to mediafire...

      To test it out I installed the tutorials I made from mediafire...

      I download them and open it in Internet expoleror/firefox...and the images don't appear..I just see a ripped sheet or an "X"

      What am I doing wrong?!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      How are you putting in the pictures?
    1. graytman's Avatar
      graytman -
      so how do you know what twitter and what freshbooks account is linked to our modmyi.com username?

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      So my guide to turn on iPhone:

      1) Make sure iPhone is off
      2) Press power button

      Is worth 5 points?


      I wonder if I'll win with 5 points?
      That can be condensed into one step
      1) press power button(if phone is off)

      so there you go only one step
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Email all entries to them.
      Read the first post again.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Angie- some images I'm just dragging from desktop/iPhone pictures(screenshots) and some I get by "adding picture" from word
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Haha. So you're saving them as htm? Well...
      You're going to need to upload them to an image hosting site like tinypic etc.
      Then in the place where you want the pictures

      < img src="IMG URL HERE" >

      Only remove the first and last space.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Oh lol ok thx! I've never dealt with Html files! Now I gotta change all my tutorials hah I wanna know who's in the lead!!