iPhone Cydia tweak descriptions maliciously loading app store without my consent - annoying!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by shenan1982, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Since this jailbreak, I notice often when loading app details in Cydia, the Apple App Store is auto-launched. Some sort of script within the descriptions of cydia apps that auto-launch the apple app store... makes it super annoying because I'll be looking at tweaks and all of a sudden the tweak i'm looking at will auto-load the apple app store. Never seen it until this jailbreak, past hasn't done it.

    Any way to kill Cydia's ability to do that?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    It happened in the evasion jailbreak on 7.0.6 and the Cydia installation isn't doing it.

    It's malicious usage of javascript in the description page of some tweaks (mostly pirated repos).

    There is a tweak called StoreAlert, which gave a popup whether to ignore or open the Appstore. This needs to be updated for 7.1.
     
  3. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah have the store prompt installed but it doesn't prevent the issue in cydia.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    To stop it there would need to be a restriction on content of Cydia apps and tweaks pages, but I don't think Saurik would do that. Or stop browsing those types of tweaks.

    The well developed and popular tweak pages don't have this issue. It's the fault of some developers.
     
  5. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I've used the same sources and sMe tweaks since the early days of jailbreak and never had the issue. Oh well guess I just have to deal with it.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Drives me nuts when it does it too.
    I'm still on 7.0.4 with the same type of issue above.
     
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  8. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes. It didn't work. :-(
     
  9. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    is it just in cydia that the tweak storealert doesn't work?
     
  10. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Unknown. It's not working in cydia... aside from that I don't know how else to validate if it works at all.
     
  11. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    if it works, there should be a popup saying "Safari" Would Like To Open "App Store" with the options to tap cancel or open

    people say it broke in iOS 7.1.x (I haven't updated yet so I don't know)

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-store/id375380948?mt=8
     
  12. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I click it and it just opened the app store.. so guessing it's broke in 7.1.x :-(
     
  13. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Really hope StoreAlert gets fixed. I forgot how irritating these were.
     
  14. lva, Aug 22, 2014
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    Any news about that problem? At the moment it is very hard to scroll in cydia, because many official repos redirect to apps in Appstore.

    NoAdStoreOpen is not working.

    UPDATE:

    StoreAlert was updated with support of iOS 7.1 and is working fine.
     
  15. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I think it is worth pointing out, once again, that this issue is not caused by Cydia but by the operators of repositories, who include this code in their App description pages. Cydia does not serve or control the content of those pages.
     
  16. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    But Cydia sure can prevent app store loads if they wanted to.
     
  17. exizeo macrumors regular

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    Doing the same thing for me, on iOS 7.1.1/Pangu.

    Ugh.
     
  18. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Install StoreAlert! Problem solved!
     
  19. exizeo macrumors regular

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    Doing that now. Thanks!
     
  20. Carlanga macrumors 604

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  21. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    It happens on non-piracy repos too
     
  22. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    which one?
     
  23. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    bigboss for one
     
  24. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    as in now? I'm looking right now at various bigboss apps and get no app store pulls. :confused:
     
  25. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    i was on the big boss repo for days. i had/have no pirated apps/repos/etc. and was constantly getting redirected. I googled the issue and added a repo or two, put in a host blocker, and now its all good again. Was annoying because i was actually trying to look at a tweak that i wanted to buy, but couldn't keep the page up long enough to actually read the full description.

    all good now though.

    :)
     

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