1. Eileen89's Avatar
    Anyone else having an issue with constant scam ads. I don't know what else to call them. Every time I open an app in Cydia I immediately get switched to a new screen that says Congratulations, and it's getting rather annoying. Never had this on the 5.0.1 JB. Is there a way to stop this?




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    06-04-2012 09:55 AM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    werid, never seen that before. i wonder if it's because i have my Block Pop-ups turned to OFF in my Safari settings
    06-04-2012 10:00 AM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    I just turned mine to OFF now too, but this is for Safari. How will it help when this issue is with Cydia?


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    06-04-2012 10:11 AM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    i have no idea, that's why i said "i wonder".. maybe you really did Win something!!
    06-04-2012 11:26 AM
  5. 3cit's Avatar
    Well Irish rose, I'm not a hypocrite, so no shame coming from me, but it's ONLY because you have additional "unseemly" repos...
    Add adblocker and configure it in settings to include cydia.
    06-04-2012 11:27 AM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    Well Irish rose, I'm not a hypocrite, so no shame coming from me, but it's ONLY because you have additional "unseemly" repos...
    Add adblocker and configure it in settings to include cydia.
    I'm not sure what repos I have that would be "unseemly" as the only one that I added was the Pandora Skip repo. It is the only repo I had on the last JB too and I never had this issue before. I already have Adblock. How do I configure it to work on Cydia?

    These are my only repos and they are all legal as far as I know.




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    Last edited by Irish Rose; 06-04-2012 at 12:11 PM.
    06-04-2012 12:08 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    I have never seen an ad in Cydia that acts like the one pictured above...
    06-04-2012 12:19 PM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    i bet it is coming from that xSellize repo

    whenever i get a tweak from an undesirable repo i always remove the repo right after download
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    06-04-2012 12:22 PM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    i bet it is coming from that xSellize repo

    whenever i get a tweak from an undesirable repo i always remove the repo right after download
    Thanks, BLiNK. I just removed that repo, so hopefully those messages will stop now. Actually, now that I think about it, this makes sense because I didn't have this repo installed on my iPad and I wasn't getting those messages. Thanks again, I bet they will stop now.


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    06-04-2012 12:37 PM
  10. Therealb's Avatar
    That add is off of installous download adblocker then turn it on for installous and u won't get that add coming up anymore when u try to download a file
    06-04-2012 02:40 PM
  11. Eileen89's Avatar
    That add is off of installous download adblocker then turn it on for installous and u won't get that add coming up anymore when u try to download a file
    I do NOT have installous on any of my JB devices, so this is not the case.


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    06-04-2012 02:44 PM
  12. 3cit's Avatar
    Yeah the ads have NOTHING to do with installuous. And it's definitely from xsellize.
    06-04-2012 04:27 PM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    Yeah the ads have NOTHING to do with installuous. And it's definitely from xsellize.
    Agreed. Since deleting this repo from my 4S today, I haven't seen anymore ads like the one in my first post.


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    06-04-2012 05:32 PM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    That ad has nothing to do with "bad" repos...I just got it this past week on my device and I have none of those repos. Mine popped up when I first tried to see the Blackout info page, and then reappeared once on the Cydia home page. Has not returned since I rebooted. I tweeted to both the Blackout dev and Saurik about it but never heard back. I'm not really sure who is in charge of selling Cydia ad space though, so they might not have total control over it.
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    06-04-2012 07:15 PM
  15. Therealb's Avatar
    I only got them when trying to download something's on installous
    06-04-2012 07:39 PM
  16. redbeard's Avatar
    Happens on 5.01 too, has nothing to do with certain repo's or firmware..
    06-04-2012 10:54 PM
  17. sherlock's Avatar
    Agree must be from the xSellize repo because I have never seen these type ads.
    06-04-2012 11:54 PM
  18. 3cit's Avatar
    Cydia just opens by default to the last page opened right? So if you selected an app from a repo, it goes to the repo via cydias in app web browser, and that repo might have popup adds.
    It doesn't seem like something Saurik would be behind.
    06-05-2012 12:38 AM
  19. Eileen89's Avatar
    Cydia just opens by default to the last page opened right? So if you selected an app from a repo, it goes to the repo via cydias in app web browser, and that repo might have popup adds.
    It doesn't seem like something Saurik would be behind.
    I always go back to the Cydia home screen when I am finished looking at or downloading something, so it never opens to an old page for me.


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    06-05-2012 07:04 AM
  20. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I've never seen the notification like that, but when I'm looking at LS or HS stuff, I have to tap the screenshot button. When I do, sometimes, but not often, I'll be taken to a page in Cydia that tells me I won a free iPad and all I need to do is provide my SSN, mother's maiden name, bank account information and mailing address and they'll send me one and a free unicorn. I haven't seen one in weeks though. All I'd have to do was go back to the main page of the app I wanted to DL then hit screen shot again and it was gone.
    06-06-2012 09:25 AM
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