One of the factors that makes the jailbreak community great is the spontaneous nature of creating simple, free tweaks. The developers in this community always seem to have open ears and are looking for ways to make our lives much easier and our devices more useful. Plus, they give us the freedom to customize and change-up our devices however we wish by giving us many different options. However, this following situation of spontaneousness is probably one the most unique occurrences of this "phenomenon" in the history of the jailbreak community.
Yesterday on Twitter, comex (@comex)
was looking for a tweak that could disable autocorrect in the Safari search field. Although this request may not be something extravagant, some people other than himself probably would like a way to disable this themselves also. His search to find a tweak that did this was to no avail - there was simply nothing on Cydia or elsewhere that did this at this point.
Overhearing this issue, Filippo Bigarella (@FilippoBiga)
got right to work and in under 20 minutes created a tweak that disables autocorrect in the Safari search field.
Other than what is stated above, NoSearchCorrect does exactly as noted. Although simple, this tweak could come in handy to people who find the same issue that comex mentioned a problem worth fixing. This tweak adds no new icons to your SpringBoard or a settings tab in the Settings.app. Below is a picture that shows when NoSearchCorrect is not installed
(as the header picture shows when it is installed).
I dialogued with Filippo a little this morning and asked him a few questions about NoSearchCorrect:
How long did it actually take you create NoSeachCorrect (as I estimated above)?
FILIPPO: Maybe 10 minutes or less (no joke, it is a really simple tweak).
What firmwares is NoSearchCorrect compatible on?
FILIPPO I was able to test it on only iOS 4.x. It should also work on iOS 3.1.x from what I can see but I can't be entirely sure.
Is this tweak applicable for the iOS 5 beta?
FILIPPO No because in iOS 5, autocorrect is already disabled in the search field for Safari.
If you'd like to give it a shot, you can download the .deb file directly off of Filippo Bigarella's GitHub
page for free
that NoSearchCorrect has not been tested
on firmwares lower than 4.x so be wary (and report if possible whether it works or not). And as Filippo noted, there is no need
to install and use this tweak if you're on the iOS 5 beta because this issue is already fixed.
Keep up to speed with information on NoSearchCorrect and other projects by Filippo Bigarella (@FilippoBiga)
by following him on Twitter.
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