Some apps block you from using them because they know your iPhone is jailbroken. Snapchat, for example, started banning users who use jailbroken phones. Snapchat took action because there are jailbreak tweaks that show you how to hack Snapchat and adjust settings, which you cannot do on a non-jailbroken stock iPhone. Thankfully Snapchat users discovered a bypass that let users continue to use the app. The tweak is called Phantom, and it allows you to mark posts as read, disable the hold gesture when opening snaps, select more than one contact at once, save new snaps, and send a snap from your camera roll – and those are just some of the great features Phantom brought to bear on Snapchat.
However, it’s not practical to find a new jailbreak tweak for every app that blocks jailbroken devices. If you are confronted with apps that block you from using them, here is a way to bypass the jailbreak detection on your iPhone.
How to Bypass Jailbreak Detection With tsProtector8
The best jailbreak tweak for bypassing jailbreak detection is probably tsProtector 8. The tweak is minor and doesn’t have settings you need to adjust. You only need to install the tweak and any normal app that has jailbreak detection will be bypassed, allowing you to use the app with no trouble.
1. Add a New Repo
Before you can install tsProtector 8, you must add a new repo to Cydia. Follow these simple steps to add a new repo to Cydia:
Open Cydia and tap on the Sources tab at the bottom. Then tap on Edit in the upper-right corner of the screen. Tap Add in the top-left corner.
A pop-up will appear. When it does, then you type in this URL: typ0s2d10.appspot.com/repo. Then tap “Add Source.”
Once you have added the source, it will refresh the Sources list. This will only a few seconds, depending on how quickly the servers are running.
2. Go to Search and Install
Then you go to the Search tab in the bottom-right corner. Then type in “tsprotector” in the search text box at the top. You should see tsProtector 8 appear in the Search result list. When you see a green checkmark next to it, you will know that you already have it installed. Otherwise tap on it and then tap Install in the top-right corner of the screen.
Be forewarned that tsProtector 8 is still in its alpha stages. That means it is still in testing, but users have had it for several months and it has worked effectively to override jailbreak detection.
Flex 2: Create Your Own Tweaks
If you don’t want tsProtector 8, or it doesn’t work on the apps you use, then Flex 2 is another option. Flex 2 is a jailbreak app that you can install from Cydia.
Flex 2 allows you to install individual tweaks for different apps. This function includes tweaks that bypass jailbreak detection. For example, if you need to block the DIRECTV jailbreak detection, you can easily install a specific tweak for DIRECTV using Flex 2. It also lets you create your own tweaks, hence the name Flex 2.
Once you install Flex 2, there will be a Flex app icon on your Home screen. There are no separate settings to be configured via the stock Settings app. At the bottom of Flex 2’s screen, you can see three tabs: patches, cloud, and info.
For purposes of avoiding jailbreak detection, you focus on patches and cloud. The patches tab allows you to create new tweaks or patches for any of the apps currently installed on your iOS device. This nifty tweak allows you to select an app and modify its characteristics by simply tapping the plus sign in the upper right-hand corner. You then have the flexibility to make the app look different or do different things. This is giving you the chance to create your own jailbreak tweak by manipulating the app.
Whether you choose Flex 2 or tsProtector 8, if you have a jailbroken phone you’ll need to have some options to ensure you can use the apps you want without being blocked.