Bypass Jailbreak Detection Found in Apps With xCon
Since Apple introduced an API in iOS that detects jailbroken iOS devices, developers have been using it to prevent users who have jailbroken their iOS devices, developers have been using it to prevent users who have jailbroken their iOS devices from using their apps. Typically these users are greeted with the following error message: “Jailbreak detected. App cannot run on a jailbroken device” when they launch such apps.
The jailbreak detection has been found in apps such as Bloomberg Anywhere, Cablevision, Cisco M-Learning, DirecTV for iPad, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Time Warner Cable, Verizon On Demand /FlexView etc. Cable companies such as Cablevision and Time Warner that allow their apps to be used only over home Wi-Fi network are paranoid that users who have jailbroken their iOS device could use their jailbreak tweaks such as My3G that enable 3G for “Wi-Fi Only” apps and use their apps while on the go. This is what has lead them to have taken the extreme step of preventing jailbroken iOS device users from using their apps.
This is going to be harder though since the iOS hacker, n00neimp0rtant recently created a jailbreak tweak called xCon which bypasses jailbreak detection in apps. It allows you to use the apps that currently prevent jailbroken iOS device users from using. The tweak apparently works by sandboxing the apps into its own memory space allowing you to use them without a jailbreak being detected.
If you want any other app to be supported then send an email to the developer at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The jailbreak tweak is available in Cydia for free.
This entry was posted by Shay on December 5, 2011 at 7:50 AM, and is filed under Apple, Applications, iOS 4, iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, Jailbreak, Jailbreak Tweaks, News, OS, xCon. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.