Can the Jailbreak section be renamed as "iOS Hacking" or something else?
If you look at these two threads: http://forums.imore.com/imore-lounge...cks-now-2.html, and http://forums.imore.com/imore-lounge...-tapatalk.html, you will see that Tapatalk is no longer playing nicely with the Jailbreak section of the forums here on iMore...... Other sites seem to get around the Jailbreak block by calling it iOS Hacking instead. Is it possible that this could be changed here on iMore as well to allow this part of the forums to be viewed within the Tapatalk app?
Thanks in advance for looking into this.
- 08-17-2012, 01:32 PM #2
- 08-17-2012, 01:46 PM #3
We're aware of the issue and are trying to figure out the best way to serve as many needs as possible.
I know that is a sucky answer, but I'll post all the details as soon as I can.
- 08-17-2012, 03:40 PM #5
I am extremely pleased to hear you all at imore being reactive to this!
I think it's a jerk move on the part of tapatalk (unless of course they were forced by apple)
I would like to recommend a rename of the section to "Cydia" and the sub section "Cydia tweaks and themes" and "Cydia unlocking and installation"
Therefore we avoid the dreaded jailbreak term, but everyone will know, because Cydia is synonymous with jailbreak
- 08-17-2012, 03:42 PM #6
- 08-17-2012, 03:50 PM #7
Tapatalk aren't being jerks.
I don't know how much I can get into it here, but sometimes you don't have the luck of the draw and you have to do the best you can with the hand you're dealt.
We can look into names like DIY Forum, but that might confuse readers.
The full forums are available via the web site and the mobile web site, so you'll always have a way to access everything.
Hopefully we'll figure out a way to give you many ways to access everything.
Last edited by Irish Rose; 08-17-2012 at 05:01 PM.
- 08-17-2012, 05:02 PM #9
I'm glad this is being looked into. Thank you PK and Rene.
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- 08-17-2012, 10:17 PM #11
I can assure you the Tapatalk guys are not jerks. I have worked directly with their primary blackberry programmer and he's a great guy and VERY accommodating. I have no clue what the situation is, BUT I have no doubt that this is something out of their control. My guess would be that Apple pressured them in to this.
- 08-18-2012, 12:30 AM #12
Well it's a jerk move on apples part then. Somewhere, someone is being a jerk!
And I don't really care what the name is. I just figured that cydia would be something everyone understood... Perhaps too Many everyones! The DIY forum wouldnt be a bad idea... Also once everyone rolls their way in they would know where to return to... ,
I just like being able to access the forum from tapatalk, it's a much better way to peruse the forum. Obviously I am a big fan of the program as I use it daily... I listed it as one of my top 5 apps.
Sure I will be pleased with whatever all the admins figure out
- 08-20-2012, 05:05 PM #14
Jailbreaking is bad for apple from a customer service/support stand point. It could be as simple as them wanting to crack down as a way to help with support costs. While those of us who are technically inclided and who know and accept the risks, are not as much of a problem for apple, many folks who fooishly jailbreak, and then go to apple care for support when things go wrong ARE a BIG problem And of course we really don't know what has happened here.
- 08-21-2012, 08:50 AM #15
- 08-21-2012, 10:46 AM #16
I second iOS alternatives...
However I would second "iOS blues clues" or "iOS confusing term" or "3cit stinks", anything so long as i am able to access the appropriate forum again!!!
I have no doubt you guys and gals at imore will figure it out, and I'm sure whatever it is, the users will figure it out, and im sure it will be as smooth as when we went from tipb to imore...
And as for my jerk comments... Somewhere, somebody, at some organization decided that tapatalk could no longer show the jailbreak section, which included the DIY mod section and the developer section as well as jailbreaking and unlocking....
So I am positive that I have enough facts to say that somewhere, somebody is a jerk!!!
Last edited by Irish Rose; 08-21-2012 at 03:42 PM. Reason: Typo
- 08-21-2012, 03:39 PM #19
- 08-21-2012, 04:58 PM #20
So here's the deal:
We've been working really hard at getting a free, universal iMore Forums app into the App Store, and it wasn't going to happen with a Jailbreak Forum in the contents.
We tried 4 different times with no luck. Ultimately, we had to choose between not having the free app, and not including the Jailbreak forum in the free app.
Of course, we could have tried to game the system, or trick people, or what not, but that's not reliable or dependable, and that's not how we do things.
So, at least for now, we've chosen to have the app but not have it connect to the Jailbreak forum. I'm not sure why the main Tapatalk app itself is also affected, but I'm hoping there's a way to fix that.
Sorry for any inconvenience. It's not the solution we want, but it's the one we have for now.
Here's the new app:
Introducing the official iMore Forums app for iPhone and iPad! | iMore.com
- 08-21-2012, 05:03 PM #21
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- 08-21-2012, 09:41 PM #23
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- 08-22-2012, 01:41 AM #25
I was really quite happy here at imore, it had an active, mostly intelligent, jailbreak community and other forum sections were quite entertaining too.
BUT Seeing as my main interest is the jailbreaking section, and my main method of access is tapatalk I don't think I'll be hanging around here much more.
Sucks for me