xCon for iOS: Prevent Jailbreak Detection In App Store Apps [Cydia Tweak] Share
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For iOS users, there are more advantages of having a jailbreak than there are drawbacks. Still, there are a few scenarios that really make you wish you had never heard of Cydia. Of course, jailbreaking takes away a touch of stability from your iPhone, and in addition to that, there are certain apps on the iTunes App Store that refuse to run if  they find your device is jailbroken. As always, the iOS dev community rises to the challenge and comes up with an app to counter this issue. Introducing xCon, a free Cydia tweak that bypasses the aforementioned jailbreak check, allowing you to run all such App Store apps that normally wouldn’t run on a jailbroken device.

xCon Before  xCon  xCon After

However, don’t get too excited just yet. Although the tweak is pretty useful, it is by no means universal. As of now, the tweak only supports a few apps, all of which are listed on the xCon description page.

The current list of supported apps is as follows:

  • Bloomberg Anywhere
  • Cablevision
  • Cisco M-Learning
  • DircTV for iPad
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Verizon On Demand

The present list covers most of the widely used anti-jailbreak apps on the App Store, but nevertheless, seems a bit limited. The developer of xCon has requested users to contact him if they want more apps added to the supported list, and so we might see the list grow soon.

We tested the tweak for Cisco M-learning, and sure enough, the tweak worked (as you can see in the screenshots above). As mentioned earlier, the tweak is free, and if you want to use any of the above mentioned apps, just head to the Cydia store and get xCon from the ModMyi repo.

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