iPhone Old version of Facebook ipa?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by lyceumHQ, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

    lyceumHQ

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    Hi,

    Does anyone have the version 21.0 of the Facebook ipa?

    Since updating to 22.0 the banner adds at the bottom have made the app unusable for me. I end up clicking on Them when trying to scroll or access the menu etc. tried a few from the appcake website and used ifunbox to install but they fail so I assume there's something wrong with the files.

    I've tried Adblock but that hasn't stopped the adds.

    And I updated the one I have on iTunes.

    Anyone have or know where I can download a version of the 21.0 ipa that actually works?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    There are about 15 different links for version 21 on Appcake.

    To the self-styled anti-piracy police: I buy my apps, but if an update messes things up, I know where to easily get the last working version...
     
  3. lyceumHQ, Jan 23, 2015
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    lyceumHQ thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lyceumHQ

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    Yes. I tried about 5. Non of which would install via either iTunes or iFunbox. Since I don't have accounts with the hosts of the files they all take an age to download (a 50mb file took 25 minutes on a 100mb connection). And I don't have hours to spend sat there downloading files that may or may not work. So was hoping someone had a working one or knew of one before I waste hours of my life downloading files that won't install.

    I don't have appcake installed for the piracy police. I just want to download an older version of a free app because he latest update is awful.

    Edited to add. I didn't have appsync installed. Installed that and worked first time with ifunbox but it hasn't gotten rid of the banner adds. So looks like I'm stuck with them.
     
  4. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I thought I read on Reddit a few days back that this was an issue with the Facebook++ tweak or another of that dev's tweaks...I'm running the latest Facebook with only FBNoNeedMessenger, and I'm not seeing any ads beyond the occasional one in my feed.

    Might want to check what tweaks you're using.
     
  5. lyceumHQ, Jan 23, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015

    lyceumHQ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do have that installed. Will remove it now. I only use it for the in app messenger.

    Fantastic. Thanks. That seems to have worked. I just installed FBNoneedmessenger uninstalled Facebook++.

    Wonder what changed. I've used that for a while now and the ads only started appearing a few days back.
     
  6. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    You're welcome!

    FBNoNeedMessenger isn't the best tweak I've ever used; occasionally bugs do show up where it doesn't work quite right, so I'm not sure I'd recommend it to a heavy user of FB's messaging setup--there might be better options out there. But for a casual user who only gets messages once in a while, it's been awesome.

    And not sure exactly when the dev changed Facebook++, but there was a bit of a rant thread on the jailbreak sub-reddit about it a few days back. For anyone who has that tweak and wants to keep it, I'd assume that some of the ad blocking tweaks will take care of the problem.
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    What are you running iTunes on?

    Reason I ask is OS X has a default behaviour of putting the old ipa file in the trash. If it's there you can delete the new file and restore the older version to iTunes.
     
  8. lyceumHQ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Yeah I only use it to message my cousin who lives in a different country and that's only a few times a week maybe, if that. So I'm sure it will be fine. If I used it more I'd (begrudgingly) install the messenger app.

    Can you link me to the reddit please? I have googled but can't find it.

    I tried pretty much all the adblock software from cydia and nothing worked. I wouldn't have thought about the tweak I just assumed Facebook had pulled yet another jerk move. So really thankful for you mentioning it.

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    Thanks. I run it on Windows 7 and i believe windows does send the redundant ipa's to the trash but I generally do a bit of a spring clean of my PC once a month (run all virus and maleware checkers, do any updates etc) which includes CCcleaner, which deletes the recycle bin and trust me, I did this on Sunday just gone.
     
  9. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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  10. lyceumHQ thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lyceumHQ

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    Thanks. Will go read.

    Thing is the tweak isn't updated every month to reflect FB releasing updates to the app. I can't remember the app being updated in the last few months. So it's bull.

    Plus as they are saying over there. Give people a heads up. I wouldn't have thought the tweak was adding the adds. And reading that neither did a few others.

    The dev is also saying to a lot of posters 'email me and I'll remove the adds'. Which is unfair to those who pay to have them removed.


    I have no problem buying tweaks and always upgrade if there's an option to remove ads And had there been an option in the app or had the app even made it known that's where the ads were coming from then I'd have upgraded but since I didn't know it was the app and to upgrade I have to email him, then donate instead of just buying in cydia I don't think I'll bother.
     

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