iPhone Can JB alternatives help on IOS 8.3?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pavinder, May 12, 2015.

  1. pavinder macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2009
    I have a jailbroken iPhone 5s with IOS 7.0.6, and see that I now can't upgrade to anything except the non-jailbreakable 8.3.

    The only reason I jailbreak is to use iFile to silence the camera shutter sound (on Japanese iPhones you can't silence it unless you JB), and also to use f.lux and a couple of other small tweaks.

    But I've now seen things like OpenAppMkt which seems to claim to be a workaround, but there are so many scammy-looking sites talking about it that I can't find accurate information to know if it will do the job or if it's to be avoided.

    Does anyone know if iFile and f.lux can be used on an iPhone running IOS 8.3 through OpenAppMkt and its Cydia app?

    Thanks in advance for suggestions.
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
  3. mikecwest macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2013

    You say that on a japanese iPhone, you can not silence the shutter sound? What happens if you flip the switch on the side? Does that also not silence it? Is that because of some silly privacy law, so that people know you are taking a photo?
  4. tys, May 13, 2015
    Last edited: May 13, 2015

    tys macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Yes, it's a Japanese privacy thing.
    Apparently it's to prevent creeps from taking pics up the ladies' skirts on the train, etc. At least creeps who dont jailbreak ;-)
    Funny thing is that they don't have the same rule for digital cameras, just the the cameras in phones.
    I have family in Japan and it took us a while to figure out why they could never turn of the shutter sound!
    I believe you can still use 3rd party camera apps that don't make a sound.
  5. pavinder thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2009
    3rd party apps don't seem to help, as the shutter sound is due to a firmware modification in Japanese phones.

    Looks like I'll just have to wait for a jailbreak for 8.3. And next time I upgrade, buy the handset overseas!

    That's why I was after some way of using iFile. SO are people saying that things like this definitely don't work?
  6. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    All scams. Mostly clickbait or just regular ripoffs
    There is no JB out for 8.3 (yet) and you cannot install apps another way.

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