Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.
iPhone Newsforums, a part of the
Following yesterday's discovery that iOS 4 on both iPhone and iPad are actually tracking a users every location, on the fly, at every moment, the jailbreak community has beaten Apple...
04-21-2011, 10:02 AM #1'untrackerd' Cydia Tweak stops iOS Location Data Storing
Following yesterday's discovery that iOS 4 on both iPhone and iPad are actually tracking a users every location, on the fly, at every moment, the jailbreak community has beaten Apple to the punch once again and release 'untracked' a simple utility that stops location storing. The app was cooked up by popular JB dev Ryan Petrich released the utility, which stops iOS from writing to the specific database that stores the location. It should not affect any other settings or features of the phone. The latest version is still brand new, and is at build 0.1.
The particular database file that 'untracked' blocks is consolidated.db, it also will clean up information that already exists in the database. More importantly, the utility requires no options for the user to worry about. It just fixes the problem.
It's description in Cydia reads:
This package installs a daemon (process that can run in the background) to clean consolidated.db file) No new icons are added to your homescreen. There are no options to configure.
The Following 18 Users Say Thank You to Matt Savoca For This Useful Post:
andino93 (04-21-2011), area51crypto (04-21-2011), BennyPR (04-21-2011), billmilo (04-21-2011), ChaiMuengChuaySoh (04-21-2011), DaEliminator (04-21-2011), eddietah (04-24-2011), eyefone4949 (04-21-2011), fdw1 (04-21-2011), flippy (04-23-2011), g12007 (04-21-2011), jasvncnt10 (04-22-2011), JustOne! (04-21-2011), LanCo Rider (04-22-2011), Matt929rr (04-21-2011), mickish1953 (04-21-2011), PilonCabron (04-22-2011), turkey26 (04-21-2011)
04-21-2011, 10:03 AM #2
Thank you, Ryan!
04-21-2011, 10:08 AM #3
Always cleaning up Apple's mess. Great job!!
04-21-2011, 10:08 AM #4
I'm getting it now but I'm sure apple will bring something, somehow to prevent blocking the tracking!
04-21-2011, 10:12 AM #5
I got it like 5 min after it was added! I heard the story on infowars talk radio, and was like " there needs to be a tweak for this"! I am also eagerly awaiting a tweak that fries the police "steal all your info" computer, that they can attach to like 3000+ phones! I feel that if they wanna violate my fourth amendment, then I reserve the right to fight back! If no app comes out for it, then I will just fill up my phone with "shock imagery" to screw their heads up!
04-21-2011, 10:13 AM #6
Good stuff!Screw #Winning, I'm #Juanning
iMac 27" i5 quad 2.8Ghz (1TB), MacBook Pro 17" 2.6, iPhone 4s
04-21-2011, 10:13 AM #7
where is this, I can't find it in Cydia?
04-21-2011, 10:14 AM #8
Good job on this tweek. When I get home, I will be downloading this to my phone/pad. I just hope Apple doesn't kick my door down before I can download it!! I feel like Neo in the beginning of the Matrix when the agents come to his job to find him!!"Once is an accident, Twice is a trend, Three times is evidence."
04-21-2011, 10:21 AM #9
Found it, apparently my cydia hadn't updated yet and after sitting for a few minutes it did.
04-21-2011, 10:25 AM #10
Will this affect being able to use find my phone through mobile me?
04-21-2011, 10:28 AM #11
04-21-2011, 10:32 AM #12
04-21-2011, 10:35 AM #13
Check out the consolidated.db file yourself. It contains timestamped locations, your SIM card carrier (MCN / MCC), PLUS it contains hardware MAC address of WiFi access points you've seen or connected. Location data I don't care. My carrier and SIM card, well...... MAC addresses? I checked mine, it contains the unique external MAC address of my home DSL router. This level of detail does not make me happy.
Check for yourself. Copy the file to your computer and open with SQLite Manager in Firefox. You'll be surprised
The Following User Says Thank You to Mes For This Useful Post:
04-21-2011, 10:45 AM #14
good stuff, thank you Ryan. i hope someone comes out with a tweak that can stop at&t from knowing if we are using mywi
04-21-2011, 10:46 AM #15
Thank you. Great job.
04-21-2011, 10:48 AM #16
Works great. Ran the consolidated data base on google fushion to see the map. It took about 40 minutes to load but it logged everywhere I have been since last june when I got my phone. I installed untrackerd and ran the consolidated.db again and all cleared up. Good app.
04-21-2011, 10:53 AM #17
What is the difference between this tool and the one Pushfix released? I was told it is that untracked has the daemon, while Pushfix's release does not.
Which one is better?
04-21-2011, 10:54 AM #18
The real question is what does Apple intend on doing with all the data collected?"Once is an accident, Twice is a trend, Three times is evidence."
04-21-2011, 10:55 AM #19
Lol @ apple.guess they won't be tracking our movements anymore :P
04-21-2011, 11:00 AM #20
Scary stuff, maybe this is how they are detecting tethering. Just saying....
Thank You Ryan.
BTW anyone know how often it clears your info?