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01-12-2012, 03:46 PM #1
[Review] Keep the Annoying 'Accessory Connected' Image Off of Your iDevice
Does the image above annoy you?
How often does this happen to you: you attach an accessory to your iDevice and that annoying icon above comes up on your screen? 100% of the time? It should, because that's the way Apple has the iDevice set up to act when an accessory is connected. The Accessory Connected screen is annoying because it makes it impossible to select media from your iPod to play. That icon replaces the play, pause, forward, and backward buttons and it simply makes the controls disappear from sight in favor of the controls that are present on the accessory that you're using.
If you have a jailbroken iDevice and you want to be able to control your media from your Music application or Videos application (for example), then you will be able to download a tweak called NoAccSplash from Cydia today, by a developer named Brandon, which works with iOS 5. What it does, is it allows you to disable that Accessory Connected screen so that even when you're connected via accessory, you will be able to control your iPod controls from the iPod itself and not only from the hardware accessory that you're connected to. If you're not an accessory user (like me), the screenshots in Cydia will show you what's going on with this tweak after you install it:
As you can see, the NoAccSplash tweak lets you have full iPod controls when you're connected to an accessory, where without it you are greyed out with that annoying Accessory Connected logo. This tweak is free in Cydia and it works only with iOS 5. If you need a version that works with iOS 3 or iOS 4, then you can download a different tweak called, "NoAccessorySplash" that does the same thing. That version will not work with iOS 5, though.
This tweak doesn't have any settings to configure and doesn't put any applications on your home screen. Once you install it, from that point on when you attach an accessory you can control media from the iPod itself. To stop that feature you will have to actually remove the tweak. According to the change log, this version actually works.
Does NoAccSplash work for you guys? Is the functionality helpful? Share in the comments!
01-12-2012, 03:59 PM #2
Fantastic. I've been waiting for "NoAccessorySplash" to be updated since upgrading to ios5. A simple but very valuable tweak when in my car.
Thank you Brandon
01-12-2012, 04:06 PM #3
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01-12-2012, 04:11 PM #5
awesome, love connecting to the home theater and now i get to actually choose what to listen to.
01-12-2012, 04:13 PM #6
01-12-2012, 04:39 PM #7
Finally! one of the best tweaks ever and have been waiting patiently for it. This tweak really shouldn't be necessary, i have no idea why apple does that.
01-12-2012, 04:43 PM #8
This is AWESOME...I just put a USASpec adapter in my truck and I have to press a button each time I get in in order to operate the phone (not a big deal, I know, but it gets tricky to operate while driving). Now I really can't wait for the iPhone 4S JB!
01-12-2012, 05:28 PM #9
01-12-2012, 07:09 PM #10
Finally. I can actually choose what I want to listen to rather my car choosing for me.
01-13-2012, 12:04 PM #11
This is an excellent tweak! Works perfectly!
This tweak also changes one other thing that always bugged me: For instance, if I had my playlist set to "Shuffle" and was listening to it in my car... then removed it to go into a store, then plugged it back in afterwards without unlocking my device, it would ALWAYS start at one particular song every time, instead of continuing where it left off when I first unplugged it. This tweak fixes that as well!