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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.
      Originally Posted by :
      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. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      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!!
      I think I have atleast 78 points right now.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Lol. Have fun with that
      You should learn some basic HTML.. it's easy & is really helpful..
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Hah it's ganna take me a while lol nice! 78 points is pretty good

      question...CAN I SAVE the tutorials as MHT?! for example this is a simple tutorial i made...is it ok?! can u guys see the pics?!

      http://www.mediafire.com/?nmjtzodrdid

      its works just like HTML i gues..
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      yup, I can see the pics, although it wouldn't work with FireFox it opened in a separate IE window.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I'm giving up......






      ....NOT!!!!
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I'm giving up......






      ....NOT!!!!
      LOL!

      Cmon guys, am I the only one saying how many points I got. :/
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Im not sharing lol....it wouldnt be a contest if I gave clues.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ sounds like Locker Room BS to me. LOLZ buddy. It's prolly gonna take 100 points plus to capture the prize.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Are you in the hundreds yet?!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      Are you in the hundreds yet?!
      who me? not. Not the same contest for staff. Melech prolly has over a 100 I'll bet maybe more knowing him.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Yea probably...
    1. etaxero's Avatar
      etaxero -
      If everyone shared then we would all know what we needed to have to win... and thus the guesswork wouldn't be fun anymore!
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      If melech does win, can I have your old MB <3

      Anywayz, I should be at around 80-90 tomorrow
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Noooooo.. it's mine >:]
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Sorry - Melech promised it to me ....
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Sorry Confucious. He promised it to me already.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ no wait, me too! he must have a bunch of them he's gonna give us all one1.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      lol. blkcadi you can probably get one from Stealth.
      Just send him some animal fries from in-n-out.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -



      I just did 17 guides
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -