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  • Weekly Jailbreak Update: February 22nd, 2010

    What's New:

    Gimp, Wimp, or Pimp - It's not often we see many games come out on Cydia. This app however is a game you might check out if you are extremely bored. The concept of the game is to see who can hold the iPod or iPhone the most steadily, and the longest, held out at arms reach.

    OwnSpy - Another app that addresses tracking and spying on phone information. This one definitely seems more geared towards the "spying" aspect rather than just tracking your phone, because it will allow you to export SMS, Address Books, CallHistory, Pictures taken, App Usage and of course the location via GPS. It is completely hidden from the user and uninstallation is done externally. This app runs for $1.35.

    ShrinkURL - This app is fairly straightforward. Simply shrink an URL and copy it to the clipboard.

    FastPhotoLibrary - An Photos app replacement, which allows you to assign an activation method so you can quickly launch Photos from any app, at any time, including from the lockscreen. The application is pretty much identical to the stock Photos app, but provides a much more convenient way of loading up photos. This app goes for $1.49.

    ScreenDimmer - A convenient battery saving tool that allows you to determine when the screen should dim, after a certain amount of time. You can even turn the backlight completely off. Although I find SBSettings to work just fine for adjusting brightness manually, this one could be usefull. This app goes for $0.99

    LastApp - This app keeps track of your previously used application and allows you to return to it quickly. You can switch back and forth between the apps by assigning an activation method. This app will also work in conjunction with Backgrounder.


    This article was originally published in forum thread: Weekly Jailbreak Update: February 22nd, 2010 started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. monadzback's Avatar
      monadzback -
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Nice updates.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Count Tracula View Post
      I just bought a 3gs made in week 30 with what i assume to be an older bootrom. Is this device unjailbreakable? It is unfortunately on 3.1.3 after my attempts at jailbreak left me no option but to restore. I do not need unlock. Any suggestions?
      First off this is the wrong section to ask that question. You should post this question in the iPhone modding forum section. But anyway. I'm assuming you mean is your device jailbreakable and not unjailbreakable. It can be jailbroken i think you have to either use snowbreeze or redsnow 0.9

      Feel free to correct me if i'm wrong people.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      OwnSpy sounds like a giant invasion of privacy.
    1. gotham187's Avatar
      gotham187 -
      What!!!! No Update for Jailbreak 3.1.3 for 3gs? I'm dying here!!
    1. TwinTurboMacAir's Avatar
      TwinTurboMacAir -
      Cool up dates, but a solid jailbreak is the cats meow...

      Im on a 3GS 3.1.2 with a tethered jailbreak... not such a big deal but i have to be all over the battery power..

      Would love a solution!!!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      OwnSpy sounds like a giant invasion of privacy.
      Step 1: Steal your GF's iPhone.
      Step 2: Install App.
      Step 3: Sit back and enjoy. lol
      Step 4: Imminent break up.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Step 1: Steal your GF's iPhone.
      Step 2: Install App.
      Step 3: Sit back and enjoy. lol
      Step 4: Imminent break up.
      funny but that would honestly suck.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      that spy app ******* scares me
    1. posrjak's Avatar
      posrjak -
      I love this weekly update...it makes it very nice. Thanks a lot!!!!!11
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      awesome updates
    1. Conas's Avatar
      Conas -
      ScreenDimmer...Although I find SBSettings to work just fine for adjusting brightness manually, this one could be usefull. This app goes for $0.99

      SBS toggle FTW. I actually use this toggle more than any other. If there wasn't an SBS toggle, I don't think I'd spend a buck on it though.
    1. glendoor's Avatar
      glendoor -
      This weekly upgrade is great, i haven't been able to get on cydia too much lately so this really helps
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Step 1: Steal your GF's iPhone.
      Step 2: Install App.
      Step 3: Sit back and enjoy. lol
      Step 4: Imminent break up.

      i agree. this is the only use i can find for this type of app...illegal wiretap monitering.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I am a bit concerned about OwnSpy - I am not a legal expert but even if it is legal in the US, I do doubt it's legality in the UK. Maybe I'm wrong, but if the cydia store is selling apps that are illegal it could open a can of worms.
    1. djnikk's Avatar
      djnikk -
      Getting a summary of new apps is great and all, but sorry for being harsh.. but WTF does that have to do with updating us on jailbreak status.... It should be called weekly cydia update??? Don't get me wrong, very useful to see the new available apps... But I can use cydia, iTunes, apptrackr..... for that... I understand the dev team does what they do on their own time (and they don't owe us anything... that's normal. But when i'm told of weekly jailbreak updates... I expect to get weekly jailbreak updates.. not some app reviews... i'm just afraid MMi turns in to one of those cheesy french iphone news site... unrelated, incompetent, illiterate, useless writers.... And most of the members enjoy them... seriously.. WTF!!!!
    1. nicoand's Avatar
      nicoand -
      weekly jailbreak update are you taking the p...s mate cant see no update here
    1. Slocko's Avatar
      Slocko -
      That is not the only spy software available. Only difference is that one is actually not expensive compared to the other ones.

      Mobile Spy - The Smartphone SMS Spy Software for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Symbian OS Platform Cell Phone
      Catch Cheating Spouses with FlexiSPY - Spy Phone, GPS Tracker, Location Tracking, Remote Listening for Mobile / Cell Phones

      This app is very deceptive. You have no idea how much it costs until you register. I installed it on my iphone to check it out and every ten minutes you get a pop up to register your account on their web page. No way to get rid of the push notification.

      I then registered and there is a recurring monthly charge to use it, with different monthly tiered plans available.

      I tried to remotely uninstall it but not sure if it worked.

      If you want to see a demo of how the app works you can go to:

      OwnSpy - Log in

      Top right hand corner there is a demo button.

      Okay, the uninstall didn't work. Now it's sending a push notification asking you to pick a monthly plan every ten minutes. Sent the developer an email. If he is requiring a purchase to uninstall it, it would be epic fail.

      Update: You can uninstall this via Cydia or Rock.
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      ownspy sound useful if you need to backup you texts.
    1. Johnito's Avatar
      Johnito -

      I also tried it for one day and want to uninstall it now. But the remote button doesnt work. How can i uninstall it trough Cydia ? I just cant find it there (and it never was listend in the installed apps anyway)