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  • Weekly Jailbreak Update : February 1st, 2010
    In an effort to bring our readers more frequent news on Jailbroken Apps and Updates available in Rock and Cydia, we bring you a new weekly featured article. There are so many updates each day it's hard to keep up sometimes. Especially if you haven't logged in for some time! We'll go over some new apps, if there are any that day, and any new updates available in the repos that are noteworthy. Another option is to use Rock's built in filtering for What's New.

    For our first segment, heres whats on the radar for tonight. There are some additional updates to be added tonight, so this might get updated

    New Apps

    iShakeLock
    iShakeLock is a simple mobile substrate extension which locks or unlocks your iPhone by utilizing the shaking gesture. Unfortunately this seems very "beta", which would make sense from the version number. A few users have reported the tweak to not be functional at all on some iDevices. The tweak seems to lose function if the phone sleeps for more than 5 seconds. Use this one at your discretion.

    gpsSMS
    gpsSMS is a simple application that will grab your GPS coordinates and let you test them to any number you wish. This one works just as it states. Although I didn't have much use for it, the description makes it sound a little creepy and the logic really doesn't make sense. I could only guess that you need to send GPS coordinates to someone who has an actual gps unit to plug in manually or something.

    "Ever been in the situation when you were lost during your car trip with no map or naviation at hand? Let your friends help you. Send them SMS with GPS Coordinates and they will tell you directions. East-to-use applications. Automatically determines your location. You just need to select a phone number from your iPhone address book and touch "Send""
    Also check out heyWAY or echoECHO or G.maps or TOMtom.

    Cerebro
    Cerebro is an app similar to MobileMe's "Find My iPhone" service, or like Cylay's current service. The biggest difference here is that the service is FREE. Once you've installed the app, you will get a popup to allow Cerebro to use location services. Upon opening the app it will ask you to enter credentials, register and will inform you that you can track your iphone at iFindMyiPhone.com. Although it's interface is not very attractive, the service works... kind of. There are additional features once you log in, such as history, sending messages, etc. Not sure how safe this one is in terms of privacy, but again, use at your discretion.


    Noteworthy Updates
    RockApp 2.20.9
    -Internationalization Support
    -Unicode Support
    -Performance Enhancements
    -Major Fixes for Independent Repo Support
    -Additional support for 3rd party app liscensing
    -License Central
    -More Options for Developers

    LockInfo 2.0.1-3
    -Added full screen option which will let LockInfo use the entire lockscreen. Swipe left to right at the bottom to unlock (as if there was a slider there)
    -Fixed crashes in the LockInfo Mail and Calendar settings
    -Added switch to hide delete/mark as read buttons
    -Added animations for unlocking
    -No longer requires a respring for new plugins
    -Reworked homescreen logic to hopefully fix the last issues with extra pages
    -Added override switch for Calendar alerts to show them even if popups are blocked
    -Reformatted settings pages

    Activator 1.2
    -Support for activating regular applications
    -New events
    -Built-in system actions
    -Safe to generate evens cross-application
    -Cached Settings
    -Grouped Actions
    -Italian Localization
    -Bugfixes

    Firewall iP
    - added Global allow/deny to the popup
    - changed *host/*.host to *domain/*.domain (request from users)
    Are you a developer? Would you like to see your app featured in our weekly jailbreak update? Contact us at [email protected]. Let us help you promote your new packages! Don't foget to submit your packages here. Did we miss something thats new? Let us know!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Weekly Jailbreak Update : February 1st, 2010 started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. hackint0uch's Avatar
      hackint0uch -
      gpsSMS is a simple application that will grab your GPS coordinates and let you test them to any number you wish.
      Just thought I would point out a typo there. "and let you test them to any number...". I think you mean text.
    1. mwr_allen's Avatar
      mwr_allen -
      Am I crazy or something because rather than the gpsSMS application the standard iPhone maps application would tell you where you are by pressing the bottom left button and then selecting directions and putting the start point as current location and the end point as the destination and this would get you out of dodge if you were lost so no need to send an sms to ask someone who may or may not know how to get you out of there anyway.

      Waste of a text message if you ask me.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      I emailed the developer of gpsSMS with a suggestion and he said he'll put it in the next release: turning the coordinates into a google maps link for you iPhone-toting friends to simply tap to view. (This is how good developers work: they take their consumers' advice!)
    1. capullo's Avatar
      capullo -
      Quote Originally Posted by k.nitsua View Post
      Cerebro sounds like a nice alternative to MobileMe. However, I find Longitude and Google Latitude to be the best approach at tracking your iPhone.
      I dowloaded and It's seems to be consuming more battery than before downloas, any sugg., thks
    1. yentrog31's Avatar
      yentrog31 -
      Quote Originally Posted by k.nitsua View Post
      Total newb question... What is activator?
      my activator(lib activator)updates on Cydia every other day...anyone else's?
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by jboone View Post
      Cydia also has a "whats new" section called "changes".....Rock is so advanced...
      Rock will filter out apps so that you can see just new APPS when viewing "Changes" rather than a gazillion updates that came out.
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by yentrog31 View Post
      my activator(lib activator)updates on Cydia every other day...anyone else's?

      Yup. Every other day. Just making it better
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Whats the use of this? If you were lost with an iphone then why dont u just use maps to tell you where you are...
      Some of these iphone apps are totally pointless and stupid. :P
      mmk guys, the point of this app is to give you GPS COORDINATES, which the Maps app does not do. This is useful for people like geocachers. (Google it.)

      That's not to say we don't have better implementations already.. but telling someone Lat/Long of a location is much simpler and more precise than telling them landmarks and cross-streets on Google Maps.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      -instead of gpsSMS. try heyWAY or echoECHO or G.maps or TOMtom.

      -activator has made all my gesture control requests come alive.

      -shake to open seems like a security breach waiting to happen.

      -Rocks filter function is pretty sweet. i used to not like it when they switched their interface from the original GUI to the one they have now. just because of all the added info coming from CYdia. so the filter function comes quite handy. i use Rock for Rock, CYdia for CYdia and never the twain shall meet. well unless there's an app on CYdia that i can trial first on Rock. CYdia really needs to get on board with this function.
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fodd1337 View Post
      Obviously there isn't any
      Lol, i was misled. When i saw "jailbreak update" I assumed thats what it was
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      very nice update to the site
    1. imovaherenow's Avatar
      imovaherenow -
      Quote Originally Posted by reanimationxp View Post
      mmk guys, the point of this app is to give you GPS COORDINATES, which the Maps app does not do. This is useful for people like geocachers. (Google it.)
      I agree i was looking for an App that would show me Coordinates right on the screen instead of having to fish for it..
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by imovaherenow View Post
      I agree i was looking for an App that would show me Coordinates right on the screen instead of having to fish for it..
      Compass does that on 3G S
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Locr geotags pictures for upload.
    1. geiman's Avatar
      geiman -
      Quote Originally Posted by capullo View Post
      I dowloaded and It's seems to be consuming more battery than before downloas, any sugg., thks
      Yeah I had the same problem. Cerebro is different than MobileMe or FindMyI in that it is constantly tracking you. If you open up the settings for Cerebro you can see how many seconds it waits between updates. Just jack this up to whatever you see reasonable. I bumped mine up to get updates only about once or twice a day. My idea is that if my phone isn't stolen or lost, then there is no need for short tracking intervals.

      My battery now is back to normal, and if I need to track my phone I'll just bump up the intervals online.