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01-31-2010, 08:59 PM #1
Weekly Jailbreak Update : February 1st, 2010
In an effort to bring our readers more frequent news on Jailbroken Apps and Updates available in Rock and Cydia, we bring you a new weekly featured article. There are so many updates each day it's hard to keep up sometimes. Especially if you haven't logged in for some time! We'll go over some new apps, if there are any that day, and any new updates available in the repos that are noteworthy. Another option is to use Rock's built in filtering for What's New.
For our first segment, heres whats on the radar for tonight. There are some additional updates to be added tonight, so this might get updated
iShakeLock is a simple mobile substrate extension which locks or unlocks your iPhone by utilizing the shaking gesture. Unfortunately this seems very "beta", which would make sense from the version number. A few users have reported the tweak to not be functional at all on some iDevices. The tweak seems to lose function if the phone sleeps for more than 5 seconds. Use this one at your discretion.
gpsSMS is a simple application that will grab your GPS coordinates and let you test them to any number you wish. This one works just as it states. Although I didn't have much use for it, the description makes it sound a little creepy and the logic really doesn't make sense. I could only guess that you need to send GPS coordinates to someone who has an actual gps unit to plug in manually or something.
"Ever been in the situation when you were lost during your car trip with no map or naviation at hand? Let your friends help you. Send them SMS with GPS Coordinates and they will tell you directions. East-to-use applications. Automatically determines your location. You just need to select a phone number from your iPhone address book and touch "Send""
Cerebro is an app similar to MobileMe's "Find My iPhone" service, or like Cylay's current service. The biggest difference here is that the service is FREE. Once you've installed the app, you will get a popup to allow Cerebro to use location services. Upon opening the app it will ask you to enter credentials, register and will inform you that you can track your iphone at iFindMyiPhone.com. Although it's interface is not very attractive, the service works... kind of. There are additional features once you log in, such as history, sending messages, etc. Not sure how safe this one is in terms of privacy, but again, use at your discretion.
-Major Fixes for Independent Repo Support
-Additional support for 3rd party app liscensing
-More Options for Developers
-Added full screen option which will let LockInfo use the entire lockscreen. Swipe left to right at the bottom to unlock (as if there was a slider there)
-Fixed crashes in the LockInfo Mail and Calendar settings
-Added switch to hide delete/mark as read buttons
-Added animations for unlocking
-No longer requires a respring for new plugins
-Reworked homescreen logic to hopefully fix the last issues with extra pages
-Added override switch for Calendar alerts to show them even if popups are blocked
-Reformatted settings pages
-Support for activating regular applications
-Built-in system actions
-Safe to generate evens cross-application
- added Global allow/deny to the popup
- changed *host/*.host to *domain/*.domain (request from users)
01-31-2010, 09:11 PM #2
Speaking of jailbreak, is anyone else scared of the new OS and new devices really screwing up jailbreaking? We've gone a long time between OS updates and that gives them lots of time to close potential loopholes.
gpsSMS seems like a really weird app. If you can get your coordinates, AND a data connection to text someone, why would you need them to send you directions? Seems a little out of place. Can someone explain to me why you'd need this?
01-31-2010, 09:21 PM #3
Last edited by Fodd1337; 01-31-2010 at 09:21 PM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostWriter/Reporter/Graphic Designer
01-31-2010, 10:10 PM #4
Total newb question... What is activator?#eli7e revived me
01-31-2010, 10:11 PM #5
01-31-2010, 10:25 PM #6
I like this weekly Jailbreak Update. iShakeLock is awesome.
01-31-2010, 10:30 PM #7
I could see iShakeLock as a hassle if you are jogging or using your iDevice in a turbulent evironment. And frankly, it seems like a helluva lot more work than just clicking a button
Last edited by Fodd1337; 01-31-2010 at 10:40 PM.
01-31-2010, 10:34 PM #8
01-31-2010, 10:50 PM #9
What about news for an untethered 3GS jailbreak?iLive an iLife
01-31-2010, 10:50 PM #10
i could see how gpsSMS would come in handy... say you're at a party one of your friends drove you to, and you didn't really pay attention to how you got there, and you wanna invite someone else, you could just use gpsSMS instead of asking for directions or an addy....... but idk how coordinates work... so it would be awesome if it did the address of where you currently are
01-31-2010, 10:58 PM #11
Hey can any1 tell me if I need a app to download videos from websites to my iPhone. I am on the tmobile edge network.
01-31-2010, 11:12 PM #12
Cerebro sounds like a nice alternative to MobileMe. However, I find Longitude and Google Latitude to be the best approach at tracking your iPhone.#eli7e revived me
01-31-2010, 11:30 PM #13Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac;Writer/Reporter/Graphic Designer
01-31-2010, 11:52 PM #14
02-01-2010, 12:08 AM #15
I loaded CEREBRO yesterday & already removed; it really drained my battery.
02-01-2010, 12:23 AM #16
02-01-2010, 12:50 AM #17
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
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02-01-2010, 03:07 AM #18
Why am I and others getting the "host unreachable" error for the modmyi source?
02-01-2010, 08:06 AM #19
Is Activator downloaded as part of Proswitcher? I downloaded Proswitcher but removed it. I still have Activator and just enabled it. It's awesome. I still can't figure out where I got Activator from....
02-01-2010, 08:41 AM #20