Were ads in Apple apps before JB?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by eekcat, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. eekcat macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if my memory is faulty or what, but I don't remember ads being in Apple apps prior to jailbreaking... for example, I'm seeing a banner ad for 'We Farm' at the bottom of my screen while I'm in the phone's Settings app (screenshot below). I hope this isn't the start of adware for the iphone :)

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  2. celticpride678

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    No, that shouldn't be there. You downloaded something that you shouldn't have.
     
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  9. eekcat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, at least I know not to be mad at Apple. I've installed:

    Cydia
    SBSettings
    Notifier
    Activator
    CyDelete
    Five Icon Dock
    iFile
    LockInfo (w/ ClockHide)
    WeatherIcon
    MakeItMine
    OpenSSH
    SpringFlash
    20sec LockScreen

    (and no, the ads are not always there)
     
  10. outphase macrumors 65816

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    That's what I have noticed. If I return to home while in Activator, the ad stays there. Once I enter Activator and exit back to Settings using the menu bar, it goes away.
     
  11. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    This. The ads are only meant to show in the activator settings but it seems there's a bug
     
  12. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    I'd highly recommend running an Ad-Aware or Spybot scan on your iPhone.

























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  13. Set845 macrumors regular

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    I got that too. I also got some phantom icons on the home screen that were all white. Clicking on them did nothing and when I tried to uninstall them, by holding until they wiggled, nothing happened. No x in the corner of the icons. I uninstalled Winterboard and the icons disappeared. The ad banners also disappeared from the bottom of the iOS screens. I'm not very pleased with jailbreaking at this point. Can somebody tell me what happened?
     
  14. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    The answer has already been given in the thread... post #6.
     
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