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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. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      As stated on my previous post, I believe it is integrated within the RYP client on your computer. There is NOTHING on the RYP website about a separate application for this. And, yes, the phone has to be connected to the computer, then launch the RYP client on the computer. The website shows a screenshot of the function / tool within the RYP client on the computer, so I presume what I stated to be true. See the link: Get Rocking
      From their website: " 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! "


      Hopefully you don't have to find out if it works at all.
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      As stated on my previous post, I believe it is integrated within the RYP client on your computer. There is NOTHING on the RYP website about a separate application for this. And, yes, the phone has to be connected to the computer, then launch the RYP client on the computer. The website shows a screenshot of the function / tool within the RYP client on the computer, so I presume what I stated to be true. See the link: Get Rocking
      From their website: " 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! "

      Hopefully you don't have to find out if it works at all.
      ::hit the thanx button::

      Thanx a bunch. Sorry, I needed this point to be crystal clear.

      tim

      EDIT: Ok so check it out. I attempted to install RYP on my other iPhone (same fw and hardware) and had an issue when entering DFU mode. I rebooted the phone and it automatically went into recovery mode. All I did was exit out of RYP (like the pop up said to) and re-launched it. The restore program automatically came up and restarted my phone in normal mode!

      So I do not think that the RYP iPhone app needs to be installed onto the phone in order to use the "Anti-Bricker". Correct me if I'm wrong tho.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      You are correct, the same thing happened to me. However, after installing the RYP client on my computer and connecting the phone while on RYP client, it looked at the phone's install, found some updates (just asks you if you want it to reboot your phone), after the reboot all was working fine. Maybe it's included on the RYP extension on the phone too, but It mostly works through the client version, in my opinion. On the phone side, it disables the RYP extensions until the re-boot. Then the client updates them, has to have the initial yet unstable install to have something to update. Just my thoughts...
      Thanks for the "thanks". Keep "rocking dude".
    1. obla's Avatar
      obla -
      1) Does 'Rock Your Phone' work in iphone 1G?

      2) Do you need to install it in the iphone?

      3) Where do you download it from?

      .
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      I believe it works on 1G. Download from Cydia, then register at rockyourphone.com.
    1. obla's Avatar
      obla -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      I believe it works on 1G. Download from Cydia, then register at rockyourphone.com.
      metaserph, thanks for the info.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Merci!
    1. @heyart's Avatar
      @heyart -
      Useful, for sure.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Yea it works
    1. djjessejames's Avatar
      djjessejames -
      hmmm, will have to try, getting conflict issues like mad.
    1. skeels's Avatar
      skeels -
      obla: yes - it works on the 2G. Technically - the antibricker actually works without even having Rock Your Phone installed on the phone (have to have root access on the phone though - like diskaid for example)
      kloud: Yes - it's integrated into the desktop app (because we don't really like "services" running in the background, you do have to launch the desktop client for the Anti-Bricker to work .
      Metaserph: Yep - it's hard to get the phone from recovery back to normal.. so we built it into the desktop client so you don't have to do a restore if u accidentally (or purposely) get into Recovery Mode but want to keep using the phone without a restore
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      psuskeels, as with anything technology, the journey preempts either pain or growth, most times both. Kudos on taking the time to address issues with the updates. Very well integrated solution to the problem. Look forward to new innovative solutions from the company.

      Cheers!
    1. GrabYourWeapons's Avatar
      GrabYourWeapons -
      Quote Originally Posted by reanimationxp View Post

      hahaha! never heard of that site before, that's awesome! (LMGTFY lol)
    1. Chiefschick's Avatar
      Chiefschick -
      I just downloaded the desktop client, and then did the soft unlock thing that it says to do on my 2G Jailbroken by Redsnow 3.0 phone. It went to restart, and now I get the Swirling Wheel of Death... arrrrrgh. anyone know what I can do? Do I really have to restore and re-jailbreak again???!!
    1. skeels's Avatar
      skeels -
      metaserph: I hope MyWi was innovative enough for you . thanks for the feedback
      Chiefschick: I'm sure you restored by now. Did you leave the phone plugged in with the desktop client on? Rock Your Phone will self-fix (although i'd love to see your system log to see what was happening. Btw - you can install via Cydia