iPhone hack to prevent "acccessory may not be supported" message?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by psywzrd, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    My iphone 5 is jailbroken on 7.0.4. I have a Mophie Juice Pack Air that I use as my regular case and both the phone and the case charge fine as long as I use the original micro usb cable that came with the case; however, that cable is not even 3 ft long and I need a longer cable.

    I had a longer micro usb cable from Monoprice so I tried that. It worked for a few days but then I got a "This accessory may not be supported" message and the phone and case wouldn't charge while using the Monoprice cable.

    I then ordered a different micro usb cable made by Mediabridge and had the same issue. I called Mediabridge to see if they could help me and they recommended that I order one of their usb extension cables and use that along with the original mophie usb cable. That sounded like a good idea to me, but I'm still having the same issue.

    I'm not sure what is going on here but clearly there must be something (a chip?) in the Mophie micro usb cable that allows it to work without getting that message.

    What I'm wondering is if there is any type of jb hack that will allow me to use a micro usb cable other than the Mophie one. I'm guessing that there isn't but I can't be the only person having this problem.
     
  2. elfy macrumors 6502

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    You could try NoAnnoyance. It's on this repo http://repo.pnre.co.vu/
     
  3. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I could be wrong but that looks like a hack that just suppresses the message itself. I believe I need something that actually prevents the iPhone from checking to see if whatever cord I'm using is compatible. The message wouldn't be a problem if the phone and case kept charging despite the message.
     
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  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Mophie Juicepack air is an MFi accessory so I'm surprised you're getting such an error. You might want to contact Mophie and find out what's going on.

    There have been other reports of official MFi products generating the message, so I suggest Apple may loosen up on the checking when 7.1 is released. Hopefully. We'll see.

    It's damn stupid for them to make accessories that used to work stop working, and if they're MFi accessories, might be illegal!
     
  6. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Keep in mind that I'm only getting the message when I use any type of non-Mophie cable. If I stick with the Mophie cable only, there's no problem.
     
  7. rhythmcontrol macrumors regular

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    Been asking this forum for the longest time to find a tweak. Only new themes keep coming out any no one is addressing this very unfortunate issue. If I may say the biggest downfall to ios 7.
     
  8. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You would think that it would be a simple preference in a plist file or something that could be changed so that there isn't a compatibility check. Can't be that simple though or else someone would have already figured it out.
     
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    yea I bet it's something simple just needs to be focused on.
     
  10. eddyecb macrumors regular

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    This worked for me, thanks!
     
  11. elfy macrumors 6502

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    Does it actually charge or does it just suppress the message?

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    For everyone else having trouble with this, there's an 'accessory not supported' patch in Flex 2 that may work? I don't know because I've never had the message with any of my cables.
     
  12. eddyecb macrumors regular

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    It charges fine and its a random no-brand cable, hasnt popped up the message or stopped charging since i downloaded, infact the message pops up on my gf's iphone who hasnt got it installed.
     
  13. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I guess I will try "NoAnnoyance" too then but I don't have much faith in it.

    Has anyone tried this one yet? If so, please post back with your results.
     
  14. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So I tried NoAnnoyance over the past couple of days and although it does prevent the message from popping up, it does not allow my phone and Mophie Juice Pack Air to continue to charge with a 3rd party cable.

    As I thought, it just suppresses the message rather than actually preventing the phone from detecting the 3rd party cable. I'm guessing that if we can get something that prevents the phone from checking, that would solve the problem.
     
  15. wildonrio macrumors 6502

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    I remember a couple of years ago there was a tweak called Resupported that did what you're looking for. I'm not sure if it works with iOS 7 though. Maybe you could bug the developer.
     
  16. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Has anyone tried the flex 2 tweak mentioned earlier in this thread?
     
  17. cinematicme macrumors member

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    It's just there to tell you whatever cable or accessory your using is not MFi, all apple approved cables and accessories have a small authentication chip in them that let's the phone know it can full trust the peripheral
     
  18. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I understand that but it's not allowing me to use a 3rd party cable. There's no reason that I shouldn't be able to use a different micro usb cable than the one that came with my Mophie. I understand the "risk" involved but that risk is so minuscule that I'm more than willing to take it.
     
  19. cinematicme macrumors member

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    Since it's a micro USB, I'm going to say that's an issue with your mophie case though. It's what's telling the iPhone the plug your using isn't what came with it
     
  20. bmwhd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not so sure. I have two iPhones running JB 7.0.4, one iP5 and one iP5S. The 5S will not charge with non-Apple cables even though the popup can be supressed. The 5 will charge with the same cables. I think it's a 5S hardware thing.
     
  21. brguest macrumors member

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    It didn't work for me on iPad Air. :mad:
     
  22. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well that sucks. I wonder if it's even possible to create a hack for this via Flex 2. I sure hope so because I'm having the same problem with my new battery case (Unu Aero). I love the case too so I don't want to have to get rid of it because of this stupid problem.
     

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