The folks behind one of the best media center software around, XBMC (the one behind Boxee as well), managed to bring their amazing application to iPhone 4 / iPad as well. It is very simple to install, and best of all, free. Since there is no way mighty Steve will ever allow this app in their store, even with the more recent openness, you’ll have to jailbreak your iDevice if you want to have it. Fortunately, there are many ways to do it and we also published some How-to’s to accomplish this as well, check our jailbreaking section.
Now, if everything is prepared and your iPhone / iPad are jailbroken and have Cydia installed, to get XBMC is only a matter of adding the right repository and then proceed with the free download. The current version is 10.0-2, as of today, 01-24-2011. Let’s see how we do that:
0. Ensure your iPhone / ipad run iOS > 4.0 and it is jailbroken. Also, you need Cydia installed.
1. Open Cydia and navigate to Manage->Sources->Edit->Add Read More…