ModMy

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ModMy
Formerly
  • ModMyiPhone (2007)
  • ModMyiFone (2007 – 2008)
  • ModMyi (2008 – 2017)
Type of site
Blog
Founder(s)
  • Kyle Matthews (poetic_folly)
  • Cody Overcash (cash7c3)[1]
Key people
  • Tyler Matthews
  • Dennis Bednarz
Services
Parent
  • ModMy, LLC (2007 – 2016)
  • MoNa Networks LLC (2016 – 2019)
  • Future US, Inc. (2019 –)
Launched2 May 2007 (2007-05-02); 17 years ago
Current statusDefunct

ModMy (formerly ModMyi, ModMyiFone, and ModMyiPhone) was a vBulletin forum and iPhone news blog, with an attached APT repository.

History

On 2 May 2007 (2007-05-02), the ModMyiPhone forum was launched.[2]

On 2 November 2007 (2007-11-02), the website renamed to ModMyiFone due to a trademark dispute with Apple.[3]

On 14 September 2008 (2008-09-14), after what was described as "over 10 months of back and forth" with Apple, the website again renamed to ModMyi.[4]

In September 2016 (2016-09), ModMy, LLC was acquired by media company Mobile Nations (MoNa Networks LLC). A later post cites the sale of the company as likely due to Kyle Matthews's shifted focus to charity work around neuroblastoma cancer, following the death of his infant son to the disease.[1]

On 6 July 2017 (2017-07-06), Dennis Bednarz, previously working as a writer for Mobile Nations's Windows Central, was appointed as director of ModMy.[1]

On 13 June 2017 (2017-06-13), following ongoing issues with packages developed by Intelliborn, such as IntelliScreen, IntelliID, and MyWi, and lack of communication from Intelliborn, ModMy made the notable decision to remove the packages from the repository.[5][6] These paid packages had not been updated in some time and were unable to be activated after installation, but existed in a unique position where ModMy, LLC were contractually obligated to continue hosting the packages, and SaurikIT, LLC were contractually obligated to advertise the packages on the Cydia Home tab.

On 27 November 2017 (2017-11-27), the repository became an archive operated by SaurikIT, as Mobile Nations was disinterested in continuing to operate it. The announcement post by Bednarz recommended developers currently making use of the repository move to BigBoss.[7]

On 26 September 2017 (2017-09-26), the website was relaunched as ModMy, dropping the "i" suffix to expand its focus to include other communities such as hackintosh, Android, and game console custom firmware.[1]

On 23 June 2018 (2018-06-23), Bednarz announced that the division of Mobile Nations he and ModMy was part of was eliminated.[8] Its final post, entitled "Looking for a freelancer job? We're hiring", was posted on the same day by Bednarz.[9]

On 1 March 2019 (2019-03-01), Future plc announced the acquisition of Mobile Nations.[10]

On 9 January 2023 (2023-01-09), ModMy was fully closed, with the website becoming a redirect to TechRadar.[11] News and forum posts previously found on ModMy domains are no longer available.

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