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  1. Jumpie macrumors 6502a

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    So it looks like FB updated the app and the jailbreak hack to bypass the need to install Messenger doesn't work. I'm on FB v26. Anyone else having this issue? Do we need to wait for the hack to be updated to bypass Messenger?
     
  2. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the latest FB app update broke it for me too. We'll just to wait and see if the tweak gets updated again. It may be that FB has finally removed the legacy messenger component from the app though. If that is the case, then the tweak is broken for good.
     
  3. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ugh....i HATE the messenger app! There's no reason they couldn't build all that into one. Why take up double space? Damn Zuckerberg! :mad:
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hate it too but Facebook updates their app and messenger like every week.
    You can't expect this hack to work for too long or to be updated constantly to keep up with the Facebook devs.
     
  5. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Bad news: FB removed the code.

    From today (talk about the messenger code is in the comments, along with a link to another thread on the subject)): http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/2z6g66/facebook_messenger/
     
  6. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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  7. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    Guess I'm never updating.

    A bit off topic: How do I prevent certain apps from showing updates available on the AppStore, like Facebook?
     
  8. dembu19 macrumors member

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    You can revert back to the previous version. Download it from Appcake, and it works.
     
  9. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just reverted to v25.0 which Messenger in the app works. I had it in my Time Machine backup luckily.

    FB is becoming so much more like Apple every day.
     
  10. TheBigKing macrumors 65816

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  11. evangw macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the warning. I stopped on v24 since it seemed likely enough this would happen.

    For anyone afraid of updating (and not wanting to re-download etc.) then you might want to install the App Update Manager on Cydia. Costs a couple bucks, maybe there's a free version, or you can edit the .plists yourself.
     
  12. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I just found an app on Cydia called ASUpdate something or another. It allows you to hide specific Apple App Store updates from updating and hides the update. it's $.99. Just bought it. Works.
     
  13. Bomans macrumors member

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    You can do that for free by just renaming (use iFile or Filza) the iTunesMetadata.plist file inside the app folder.
     
  14. JackieInCo Suspended

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    I have a few apps that will start to open and then give the warning that the app needs to upgrade to the latest version before it can be used. Don't be surprised if FB eventually starts doing this.
     
  15. ipos macrumors 6502a

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    How do u downgrade
     
  16. TheBigKing macrumors 65816

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  17. ipos macrumors 6502a

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    where to download v25.0
    now it's v27 on app store
     
  18. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    you would need to find the ipa for v25 somewhere else online
     
  19. kiddk1 macrumors regular

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    any suggestions on where to get it?
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Did you do a google search?
    facebook v25 ipa
    Its not that hard....
     
  21. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    This isn't the simplest of tasks for the average person.
     
  22. kiddk1 macrumors regular

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    ahh, yeah, I would not have asked, I found one and tried to install to no avail but since then I have found this solution.

    Add this repo, http://beta.unlimapps.com
    install facebook++ and it will downgrade for you

    thanks for your input
     

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