Tweak to trick Apps into thinking iPhone is not jailbroken?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hellomoto4, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all,

    Just wondering if there's a tweak around which has the ability to trick 3rd party App Store applications into thinking my iPhone is not jailbroken. The reason I ask is that I recently downloaded an app and it does not function (i.e. I receive popup alert warning me) since I am jailbroken.

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just gave it a shot but my App is not currently supported. I will try emailing the dev and hopefully get it supported. Thanks!

    If anyone else has any other ideas it would be awesome :cool:
     
  3. ACardAttack macrumors 6502

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    What apps are you having issues with? I have never had an issue with any apps not working because I was jailbroken.
     
  4. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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  5. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    I have only had about 6 apps that have done that to me. i now check the app with installous before buying the proper version just incase they try that little trick.
     
  6. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

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    Having this issue with Optimum App
     
  7. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    yup. try FTW in cydia. F!@*timewarner
     
  8. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry the the super later reply all, it's actually a free banking app (which I used quite often before the jailbreak) calling Kaching (read: ka-ching) for Commonwealth Bank here in Australia. The main reason I was hoping for a tweak which is not application-specific was due to the fact that Kaching is not used by a lot of people since it's mostly just for Australians.

    If anyone knows any other tweaks it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
  9. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    On a more theoretical level, I would love a (fairly simplified) explanation as to how applications are able to detect this, and why there isn't some way to universally report false information on that front to all applications. Clearly someone has figured out how to do it on an app by app basis. Is that because the current hacks tweak each app individually to bypass the "jailbreak check"?
     
  10. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Search for Time Warner. There is a Cydia tweak to correct this problem.
     
  11. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I too would love to understand how this works.

    Uh, nothing there under Time Warner... Unless it is in a repo which does not come with the Cydia install.
     
  12. phillq23 macrumors member

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    There is a jailbreak detection API in the iOS SDK.
     
  13. macbookman83 macrumors 6502

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    Time Warner

    For time warner, Its under the big boss repo I believe. Simply type FTW and you should see it.
     
  14. dZp, Feb 14, 2012
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    dZp macrumors 6502a

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    There was, in iOS 4.0 up until iOS 4.2.
    It's fairly trivial to check for the presence of stuff like Cydia, /apt/, /bash/, that would indicate that the device is indeed jailbroken.
     
  15. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for this information. Does anyone happen to know the best way to test how the app is detecting the jailbreak?
     
  16. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Saw some interesting tweets from i0n1c today about this topic.

    "Does anyone have a list of applications that perform iOS Jailbreak detection?"
    https://twitter.com/#!/i0n1c/status/170164111181754369

    "Ohh I did not know that something like Xcon existed. Wanted to look into how apps detect JB and kill those ways."
    https://twitter.com/#!/i0n1c/status/170167162579845120

    "I guess future Jailbreaks should apply kernel rootkit hiding techniques to hide their presence from non-cydia Apps."
    https://twitter.com/#!/i0n1c/status/170208258265591809

    Unfortunately these drastic steps are required because of iOS App developers who want to lock JB users out.
    https://twitter.com/#!/i0n1c/status/170208593340137472

    "The good thing about the alternative jailbreaks that hide themself from non-cydia Apps would be that stolen apps do not work by default."
    https://twitter.com/#!/i0n1c/status/170215050227888128
     
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