SBSettings aka Activator causing some screen problems

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  1. aelalfy macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    After installing activator aka sbsettings there is a problem. The following scenarios happen when turning the screen on after installing sbsettings:

    1) The screen comes on, flashes for a second, the comes on for good

    2) I try to turn the screen on off on quickly and the screen sometimes doesnt come back on, i have to press one more time to get it on.

    3) The screen lags and comes on if you try to turn it on normally without trying again for a couple of seconds.

    I know this because I uninstalled sbsettings and the problem went away. did it twice even restored.

    Anyone with sbsettings installed? Please try to play with your power button repeatedly, try to turn on off on your screen fast and see if any of these scanarios happen.

    Please vist the link below, its the developers website where you can vote on this issue and have it escalated so we can have it resolved.

    http://github.com/rpetrich/libactivator/issues#issue/70

    Thanks
    AE
     
  2. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Do you have lockinfo installed? I noticed the flashing after installing lockinfo, although I also have sbsettings installed. It seems to have gone away after I played around with DisplayController in the settings. Not sure if that fixed it or several respringing. Try it.
     
  3. aelalfy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What did you do with displaycontroller? i dont think its lockinfo itself. cuz i had the same issue with intelliscreen, both used activator. uninstall lockinfo and install or keep activator and you will see the issue is there.

    Thanks for your reply, SOMEONE CARES :D
    AE
     
  4. kenkamm macrumors regular

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    Yep, I'm having these issues occasionally as well. Not enough to remove the app, but it's a little bit annoying.
     
  5. NoStopN macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I tried it. Mine did it too. But I don't see this as a problem as long as it doesn't freeze the phone. I wouldn't call this a "problem". Perhaps an "inconvenience".
     
  6. aelalfy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, third person I see having these, for me it was a deal breaker, because sometimes it wont turn on i have to press it again. Or sometimes it lags. or sometimes when i turn my screen off it comes on by itself. It's annoying. Without this app my phone feels clean like I never JAILBROKE. And thats how I want it.

    Thanks
    AE
     
  7. doboy macrumors 68000

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    All I did was turn settings on and off trying to figure out what they do.
     
  8. aelalfy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll that a try. but i doubt thats the cause.
    What version of lockinfo do you have and if its 3.0, how did you get it, do you have the cydia source?

    Thanks
    AE
     
  9. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Only happens to me if i lock and then try to unlock immediately after.
     
  10. aelalfy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    YES thats my problem, try doing that many times really fast and it starts to act weird. I hate it, it feels like an ANDROID lol. The smoothness of the phone is gone when unlocking? Thats gay, what is wrong. I know its activator because if i uninstall it, everything works fine, i install it, it acts weird. All this without lockinfo, just activator, not even SBSettings.

    How/who can I report this (to)?

    Thanks
    AE
     
  11. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Running 2.3.3.0 on iPhone 4, 4.0.1.
     
  12. aelalfy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I had that version then updated to 2.3.4.2. The problem for me is activator, I don't know why but installing it causes this peoblem on it's own

    Thanks
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  13. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, we will see. I emailed the dev.
    When i emailed before he responded asap. Now it has been a couple days.

    I bet hes bitching at activator for it. just wait.
     
  14. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    After trying this, yes, it flashes briefly if I press the sleep/wake button twice in swift succession; however, it then returns to the lock screen without my pressing the button again. I have to say, though, that I have never experienced this in normal usage and don't see it as a problem.

    Also, you are aware, right, that SBSettings and Activator are not two names for the sane app? The Activator library is a dependency of SBSettings, but they are two separate apps.
     
  15. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    I do,
    If it is activators fault, then he must be mad at them because everybody thinks its lockinfo.
     
  16. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    The odd behaviors are coming from Activator... I've noticed several times when in a call or facetime, the battery icon gets moved from the right side of the status bar to the left, jumbling with the signal icon. Doesn't affect functionality, just looks tacky. When the call ends it goes back to normal.

    I'm not sure why activator is forced on us with SB Settings this time... wish it was an optional add\remove option :-(
     
  17. Gkf9 macrumors member

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    I'm using activator, this is a separate issue, but I find sometimes when swiping across the task bar to get the sbs settings box on the lock screen, it won't work till i respring. Is anyone else finding this? It works fine all the time whilst in an app or in the home screen.

    I've also got intelliscreen installed, unless that as something to do with it.
     
  18. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    How else would you set a action to command it?
     
  19. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    You must be really new to JB dude. In the last dozen versions of SB Settings, the activation has been a swipe to open SB Settings. Activator is an add-on app that's bundled with SB Settings that allows you to customize different tasks like loading apps, or any other function within iOS
     
  20. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Im not but thanks.
    Activator is what allows you to swipe the top to bring it down. Without activator set up it would just not come down.
    Delete activator and see how your SBSettings runs
     
  21. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    CLEARLY you've never had a JB'd iphone before this one, because SB Settings has never had an "Activator App" integrated with the settings. The SB Settings app in itself put the swipe in the top bar... and has done that for ages... the "Activator" is a secondary app outside of the SB Settings. But whatever I'm done arguing with you.
     
  22. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Try it man, delete it.
    Im telling you. Look in activator at the top swipe function Its sbsettings.
    Dont wish to argue, just to clarify.
     
  23. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    I realize it's requisite for THIS version of SB Settings... hence why I referred to PREVIOUS versions of SB Settings that didn't bundle such a robust app to enable it's use. It's as if you read every other line I write. Anyhow, I'm out. People who have used SB Settings before know what I'm referring to, so my point is made.
     
  24. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry. I jailbroke for the first time last year and activator was included then.
    You must be talking about before then. My apologies.
     
  25. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    uhgg i'm having these issues now as well. kind of cheapens the flow of the os. after i installed sbsettings the only issue i seemed to have was what you said about clicking the lock button fast and it not turning on til second click... though i don't know how it worked before JB. that doesn't bother me much as that is not a normal gesture for me. however after installing lockinfo i now get the flashing screen when i first turn on :( also it messes with my gmail, giving unknown sender and when i click to reply sometimes in the gmail app it starts a new compose rather than replying to sender. uhhg. i'm about to uninstall.
     

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