Dec 4 2011
Jailbreaking iPhone isn’t illegal, but its not that Apple has to like it. They probably hate it the most and thus with each update they make it more and more difficult for the talented community to release a successfuljailbreaking tool.One tool Apple has developed to hamper jailbreak users is to create apps that recognize a modified handset when installed via iTunes. Upon opening such apps, an alert will appear on your screen:
“Jailbreak detected. App cannot run on a jailbroken device.”
The user will then have no choice but to either restore their device to a non-jailbroken state or go without using the specific app.
Luckily, a recent tweak submitted to Cydia by the name of xCon attempts to bypass the issue. The tweak is free of charge but allows the workaround on only a few apps.
The short list currently supports the following applications:
- Bloomberg Anywhere
- Cisco M-Learning
- DirecTV for iPad
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales
- Time Warner Cable
- Verizon On Demand /FlexView
The developer behind the tweak promises more apps to be supported in the future:
You can help! If you have an app not yet supported by xCon, please email me (email@example.com) the name of the application and I will do my best to get it patched. I can’t guarantee every app can be patched, but most of them can.