Back in the days of hacked bootloaders and software unlocks, iOS (or was it still iPhoneOS back then) hackers could build custom ispw(s) that could be installed directly upon the device. This wouldn’t just jailbreak, but it could install any number of 3rd party packages in one awesome sweep. I prepared just such a custom package. I wrote a post about it here. At the time, I hesitated to post the actual packages for obvious reasons. I do it today because i honestly don’t care and I was highly amused to recently discover that I never stopped hosting the files nor the instructions that I hastily wrote to aid a few friends.
Originally, these instructions were written to the winner of the auction for my phone. (I promised that i would help him upgrade the software without breaking the soft unlock). Back in those days, it was possible to sell a hacked and unlocked iPhone for more then the cost of upgrading to the new one. A helpful way to finance constant hardware upgrades.