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  • Exciting new stuff from Rock Your Phone! Anti-Bricker & Rock Extensions 0.94

    The Rock Your Phone automated recovery tool (named Anti-Bricker™)

    Today, I was given the opportunity to try out two new exciting additions to the Rock Your Phone family. First one was Anti-Bricker™, which is a automated spinning wheel of death recovery tool. This tool is especially exciting with 3.0 now released to the public. If you decide to blow off all warnings and install an app that is known to cause problems, Rock Your Phone has created you a safety net. Today I decided to install a few items that I knew would give me the dreaded SWOD. Anti-Bricker™ was able to see the boot problem and automatically fixed the issue and allowed me to boot to the springboard and remove the problem application in Cydia.

    From Rock Your Phone:
    The Rock Your Phone automated recovery tool (named Anti-Bricker™) will ensure you never experience the classic iPhone won't start issue.
    As there are so many combinations of independent application installations, there continues to be a possibility for a conflict. While we have taken every precaution on the phone to prevent the issue, the reality is not every scenario can be handled directly on the iPhone.

    To alleviate the need to restore your iPhone when a conflict does exist, the Rock Your Phone client automatically detects an error and prompts the user for permission to fix. Within ~75 seconds, your iPhone will be working perfectly again!
    Technical Info:

    - Partially removes Rock Extensions and MobileSubstrate - These two items are the hook into causing problems (although neither of them actually cause any issues). Allows you to boot your phone, so you can uninstall the offending problem. (You’ll have to reinstall both but this will save you from having to restore your phone).

    No More Guessing why you’re in Safe Mode! - Rock Extensions Auto Detects the root cause.

    The second update I installed is Rock Extensions 0.94 (now in beta). While it is exciting to have 3.0 finally released, there are still a lot of developers who are playing catch up to bring compatibility for 3.0 to their apps. If you have ever installed a mod or an application and had constant crashing into safe mode, this tool is for you. To alleviate the finger pointing, and help speed up bug resolutions, Rock Extensions 0.94 autodetects which library is causing the safe mode and submits a bug report which includes the method causing the problem. This will speed bug resolution greatly – as typically, developers have had no idea what’s causing the problem – now, with Rock Extensions pinpointing the issue, developers can focus on the root cause of problem as opposed to their entire code base (which has usually lead to ignoring the issue due to not knowing where to fix in the past). This extension will be a powerful tool for developers and allow the end user a more pleasurable experience

    To simulate a conflict, I used the power option in sbsettings. I went into safe mode three times in a row. On the third entry into safe mode I received a notice letting me know that the conflict might have to do with SBSettings.dylib. This is a very useful tool for developers and users to pin point their crashing issues.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Exciting new stuff from Rock Your Phone! Anti-Bricker & Rock Extensions 0.94 started by StealthBravo View original post
    Comments 95 Comments
    1. iphowned's Avatar
      iphowned -

      is this free?
    1. skeels's Avatar
      skeels -
      Captain Chaos: Because libraries can be loaded by the "shim" library, it's hard to say what libraries belong what to what extension/substrate plugin (granted sometimes the plugin/extension doesn't actually load anything but itself but that's not usually the case). Thus - it seems easier to not auto-disable (perhaps we'll put together a library list, so we can autodisable the "bad" library). Please note that this points to the likely candidate of the problem, but by no means is an exact science (ie, library one messes up things so bad that when library 2 makes a call, it crashes and things point to library 2). However - most of the time it appears its working well
      iphoned: Yes - the anti-bricker is free and built into the rock desktop client. The Rock Extensions are free as well and get installed when you install any rock your phone extension (all our apps except for Vonagent)
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Quote Originally Posted by psuskeels View Post
      Follow up: We've already solved a problem with IntelliScreen and a separate issue with IntelliDial using this tool in the last 12 hours
      When are you going to get Vonagent to work under 3.0?
    1. truenorth's Avatar
      truenorth -
      I don't see these in Cydia. Is there a source I need to add?
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      ^^^ lol dude it's Rock Your Phone, not cydia
    1. truenorth's Avatar
      truenorth -
      OK, never heard of it. How do I install it?
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Quote Originally Posted by truenorth View Post
      OK, never heard of it. How do I install it?

      go here: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=rock+your+phone+install
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      WTF, that's a 3Gs for sure. Hmm...
    1. Ad1tya's Avatar
      Ad1tya -
      SB, Are you teasing us with a snapshot of a Jailbroken 3GS?
    1. wardrobe22's Avatar
      wardrobe22 -
      Is the 3gs really jailbroken now if so details
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Isn't it a lot easier just to not install anything from RYP (or should that be RIP) in the first place?
    1. albrevng's Avatar
      albrevng -
      I recommend for users... don't try it yet!. I tried and am not happy with it. IF you ask what? then try it!.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Does he really have an jailbroken iPhone 3GS?? If so post a vid!
      Why would GeoHot or the iPhone Dev Team give the jailbreak to him and not other developer etc?
      Why do all Rock apps interfere with Install*us??
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Wow, I can't wait for this to be available on the 3GS. Sounds INCREDIBLY useful!!
    1. fcpoage's Avatar
      fcpoage -
      I've been using Intelliscreen, Intellidial, Tlert, and Elert since each one has been released on both my iPhone 3g and my wife's iPhone 3g and they have been absolutely amazing! They all work very well and I have never had the dreaded SWOD - although I have had it to reboot in Safe Mode a few times, but not often enough to cause any major inconvenience. Keep Rocking On!
    1. jayman5446's Avatar
      jayman5446 -
      If you go to RYP it says not 3gs compatable.

      "Supported iPhones

      iPhone 2G and 3G
      iPhone software versions: 2.0.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 3.0!

      iPhone 3GS
      No support at this time (we may in the future - but will not work at all currently)

      iPod Touch
      Currently not supported, although the first generation iPod Touchs may work. (2nd Generation pending shortly)"
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Sweet stuff WTG rock your phone.
    1. PCeasar's Avatar
      PCeasar -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post

      Yea its gotta be the 3Gs it also shows the percentage of battery on the top along with the compass and nike app. I think they've got it JB'ed but they may not want to release it due to instability or difficulty in doing the JB. Just speculation IMHO.
    1. metaljay's Avatar
      metaljay -
      because he dontated our money he got the jailbreak. the bastard
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Argghhh! Im just wanting to see a jailbreak for iPhone 3GS lol
      Not sure whether to believe if the picture is real or not. My 3G has the battery percentage and I can change any icon to look like Nike icon lol
      Dev Team, jailbreak 3GS