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  • WiFiFoFum Returns - Rejected Apps Make Their Way to Jailbroken App Stores

    Just last week we told you about Apple pulling WiFi stumbling apps from iTunes App Store. Many of us are disappointed at the move, as these apps can be quite a handy utility when on the road or travelling. Apps like WifiTrak, WiFiFoFum, yFy Network Finder, WiFi Get, eWifi, and WiFi Analyzer vanished from the App Store overnight. However, not all have vanished completely.

    WiFiFoFum has just been released in Cydia for Jailbroken users. Developers, Aspecto Software, won't give up that easily Apple. I mean come on, they put a ton of work into the app and to have it removed after being available for so long just seems incredibly unprofessional. It seems yet again that Apple has forced developers to sell their apps underground, which really just ends up contributing to the Jailbreak community in the end. To top it all off, Aspecto Software has released WiFiFoFum to Jailbroken users for FREE!

    If you've never heard of WiFiFoFum, it is a mobile WiFi scanner and wardriving tool comes to the iPhone. WiFiFoFum scans for 802.11 wireless (WiFi) networks and displays information about each network it detects; including: SSID, MAC, RSSI (signal strength), channel, AP mode, security mode and available transmission rates. It sold well in the app store, and to see it in Cydia & Rock for free is awesome!

    Infomind, developer of "yFy Network Finder", have said that they will have a Cydia release very soon. I can only imagine more will follow suit.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: WiFiFoFum Returns - Rejected Apps Make Their Way to Jailbroken App Stores started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      Would be awesome! If my wifi worked!!!! Flippin blackta1n!

      Please fix wifi!!!!
    1. tjohns34's Avatar
      tjohns34 -
      Just tried the install through Rock, and it fails too.
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
    1. matthew1111's Avatar
      matthew1111 -
      Jailbreak VS. Apple....Look whos winning!
    1. PhanaticD's Avatar
      PhanaticD -
      lol this works for me ppl =P i love this app, since i am on the edge of my wifi in my room the device usually doesnt auto pick it up but with this app i get it. i used wifitrak b4 seeing this, this is better than wifitrak in my opinion
    1. tosbsas's Avatar
      tosbsas -
      no signal detected here - never used it form appstore, only installed from cydia
    1. stoned's Avatar
      stoned -
      Just installed it on a 3gs trough rock, and the application works great. Dunno why it's not working for others.
    1. @it's Avatar
      @it -
      Not working here either, will try to uninstall and reinstall.

    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      i'm gonna go and test it now...
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      There goes Apple again ... Controlling the world !!!!! JB 4 Life !!!!
    1. Beastlee's Avatar
      Beastlee -
      Have been using this fantastic application for quite a few months. We utilise it for mapping out our Wi-Fi zones and troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections in 10-12 of our schools.
      Yet another great reason to jailbreak!
    1. tosbsas's Avatar
      tosbsas -
      guys, any help for us, installing it for the first time from cydia - and does not show any connection?
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      Yeah apple lock everything 4 us and soon will make u go bankrupted!
      cydia is a life saver, we should praise them more!!
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Wow... free. That's amazing.
    1. maverick808's Avatar
      maverick808 -
      The bug where no APs would appear is now fixed and version 2.0.2 has been submitted to Cydia. We expect it to appear within the next 24 hours.

      A big thanks to everyone who mailed about this and provided info to help us track the bug down.
    1. amphigory's Avatar
      amphigory -
      Quote Originally Posted by tjohns34 View Post
      WiFiFoFum does not work on my phone (iPhone 3G). I even rebooted after installing the app, but it picks nothing up. Ironically, I am on my Home network, as I get no cell signal at my house. The built in iPhone Wi-Fi settings is picking up 3 wireless networks near me, so I know my iPhone is ok. I will unfortunately have to give this app a thumbs-down for not working.
      Same problem here with 2g iPhone & 3.1.2 jailbreak. I installed fake firmware package "Firmware 3.1.3" (bad name for the package I think) from BigBoss repo. "Firmware 3.1.3" tricks iPhone into thinking it is running 3.1.3 even though it is running 3.1.2.

      WiFiFiFum is now working as advertised for me.
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      I can confirm the current version requires 3.1.3 (or at least the BossPrefs Firmware 3.1.3 spoofer) to work.
      Otherwise on a 3G w/3.1.2 the scan never picks up any networks.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      working great
    1. @it's Avatar
      @it -
      Quick update from me, updated to the latest version of WiFiFoFum without using the 3.1.3 Fake Firmware App and I can say all working and detected all manner of wireless networks in my area.

    1. greatlover's Avatar
      greatlover -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scoops98 View Post
      The iTunes app works, but for some reason installing through Cydia doesn't...
      I have installed it on my 3GS through Cydia and it works great and it even shows the hidden network ...