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  • Skype Update Includes Jailbreak Warning

    Skype has updated to version 1.0.2 on the App Store (iTunes link). The update mostly includes basic bug fixes but also includes a very interesting warning. iClarified reader (and jailbreaker) Francois noticed this new little warning when he launched his updated copy of Skype.

    "This version of Skype is only supported on unmodified iPhone OS 2.2"

    While the warning appears to be threatening he was able to continue to use the app normally. The warning is most likely intended to notice jailbreakers that Skype may have incompatibilities with jailbroken apps that do not use MobileSubstrate (you can read all about it in Cydia) and that Skype does not support issues that may arise because of that.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Skype Update Includes Jailbreak Warning started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. ai3gtmc's Avatar
      ai3gtmc -
      didn't it occur to you guys that they might be trying to block jailbreakers to protect carriers? because only jailbreakers can call over edge/3g
    1. wgm214's Avatar
      wgm214 -
      i dont think skype cares about blocking carriers, but good thought...
    1. san9jay's Avatar
      san9jay -
      Got the warning. Clicked through and Skype update seems to work just fine after that on my 2G 2.2.1 JB Iphone. In any case would suggest we keep old versions of the skype app handy just if it goes beyond just a warning in future.
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Its just a warning. They'd like to establish some sort of protocol.
    1. eyeandi's Avatar
      eyeandi -
      Warning, whatever. It still sucks. Crashes before the update, crashes after the update.
    1. redcard's Avatar
      redcard -
      Quote Originally Posted by pacmac View Post
      theres always ways around this....
      Yeah, I think clicking 'ok' in this situation will do the trick

      Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
      * adds skype to the blacklist
      LOL. Are you serious?

      Quote Originally Posted by abhaykhanna View Post
      so the new version of skype still works with jailbroken iphones or not? Is it safe to update or wait for a newer version of mobile substrate?
    1. rud3bwoy's Avatar
      rud3bwoy -
      If your beejive got black listed u have to buy it then contact them with your itunes store receipt showing proof of purchase,then they need some id that your iphone has which they use to unblack list you,go to the beejive forums all info u need there
    1. seven77's Avatar
      seven77 -
      sorry, as u problably notice i dont post much, was just trying to help, it seems like i always skrew up with advice hehehe. well i learn my lesson :-)
    1. DeathReward's Avatar
      DeathReward -
      ya i am in canada so i cant get it yet. however when i download through ********** it lets me. when i open it it says the message but hten when i try to write anywhere on the screen it doesnt let me. i am assuming it is because i am in ontario?
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      Quote Originally Posted by davshirley View Post
      If an app can tell if a phone is jailbroken, it seems to me that a simple thing that apple could do to curb jailbreaking is simply to modify the app store application to refuse to download any apps on a device that appears to be jailbroken...

      Most jailbreakers, myself included, still use and rely on app store apps more than the jailbroken apps.

      Come to think of it, they could also modify some of the other apps along those lines. ie: if jailbroken then disable phone dialpad, disable sms, etc...

      Apple may not like jailbroken iphones but they aren't stupid enough to throw away a bunch of revenue over it. As it is Apple is about to experience competition from online sites that cater to jailbroken iPhones. And what many people may not know is a lot of the apps that are on the Apps store were on jailbroken phones long before store came about.
    1. hardskies's Avatar
      hardskies -
      Quote Originally Posted by DeathReward View Post
      ya i am in canada so i cant get it yet. however when i download through ********** it lets me. when i open it it says the message but hten when i try to write anywhere on the screen it doesnt let me. i am assuming it is because i am in ontario?
      In calgary AB and i just made a call bro try again
    1. DeathReward's Avatar
      DeathReward -
      ya i tried both 1. 02 and 1.0 and they both freeze and then crash as soon as i try to type on the screen. how did you dl it? did you get it from a p p u l o u s because that is the only place i can get it in canada
    1. stocis's Avatar
      stocis -
      same here. app crashes as soon as i type
    1. brendab's Avatar
      brendab -
      It seems to be able to detect VoIPover3G now. I was using Skype over 3G just fine until I upgraded to this new version.

      Anyone else using VoIPover3G?

    1. DeathReward's Avatar
      DeathReward -
      so ya i even jacked the american version off of itunes by making an american account and still it is fail! as soon as i click in the box to type it fights me. i have make it mine, intelliscreen, sbsettings, insta_llous, 2.2.1 fw,clippy, mcallshow, openssh, pdanet, 123 spoof. if you have any ideas i am open to suggestions.. google is useless for this at the moment

      Soooo. i fixed it. yeah me. just delete intellescreen something about it messes everthing up
    1. tosbsas's Avatar
      tosbsas -
      or update intelliscreen

      2.55 and up works perfect with it

    1. stocis's Avatar
      stocis -
      meh i'd rather uninstall skype than intelliscreen
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luppin View Post
      Beejive is one of the very very few apps that are actually worth the money spent on them, so it makes no sense at all to me to not purchase it
      $16 USD for some instant messaging, while there are other apps that do the same for free? You must be crazy. I would pay the most $5 for that app.
    1. designgears's Avatar
      designgears -
      so I guess if you have a modded 2.2.1 its supported.
    1. Nukie's Avatar
      Nukie -
      The BEST thing about the update is that it now adds a "1" before a number when you import it from your Contact list. Hooray!