I opened this thread to discuss any problems people are having - or not having - with Prowl from the AppStore. I bought this app right away as soon as I heard about it from @atebits on Twitter and I was excited. However, once I got it all set up the push notifications weren't working. I emailed the developer and was given this response:
"Is your phone jailbroken? Jailbroken phones seem to have problems with
The answer is: yes, my iPhone is jailbroken and I am having problems with push notifications with specifically Prowl. I want to warn potential buyers of this issue that will hopefully be worked out in an update. Has anybody else experienced this?
- 07-07-2009, 05:44 AM #2
No, I think this is one of the reasons why I didn't jailbreak my iPhone this time around. But I got Prowl working and it's pretty cool. Apps have to be open on your Mac for it to work, and since you have your iPhone with you, seems kind of strange to have the Growls pushed to something sitting next to you.
But still a cool nifty little app.
- 07-07-2009, 06:40 AM #3
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- 07-07-2009, 09:21 AM #5
my understanding was that it was the hacktivated phones that had a problem with push notifications (and with youtube as well).
I jailbroke my phone last week and havent had any issues with push, other than beejive being terribly unstable but the recent update fixed that.
I cant speak for 3gs users though
- 07-07-2009, 09:35 AM #6
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- 07-07-2009, 11:43 AM #9
I have been using it for a day or so -- this is going to be fun
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How to get Prowl push notifications working on a jailbroken iPhone
Read this from Limited Edition iPhone (can't hyperlink because of this very odd rule at these forums about not having enough posts - stupidest thing I've ever heard and I'm a member on a LOT of forums, just google it):
Most people who have jailbroken their iPhones have mobilesubstrate installed and probably SBSettings. In order to get Prowl push notifications working on your jailbroken iPhone you need to reboot your iPhone into safe mode and then launch Prowl and let it register your iPhone.
You can do this by opening SBsettings. Hit Power. Then press Safe Mode. Once you are in safe mode just open up the Prowl app and it will register your iPhone. You can now reboot into regular mode and growl push notifications will be working.