Does jailbreaking affect many games/apps?

I was reading about the issue with jailbroken iDevices and Deus Ex -- can't shoot, basically!
Does that happen with many games and apps?

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 24, 2013 at 07:21

I know Skype doesn't work on iDevices with jailbreak. The official Youtube app crashes on my OH's iPad - but not any 3rd party apps afaik.
I'm sure there's more...

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 24, 2013 at 07:35

Oh, and don't believe the nonsense that those apps "unfortunately" need a "fix"!!! Those apps that do not work with jailbreak iOS devices were designed that way!
The software development kit has an extra feature to insert code into the app that detects a jailbreak, such as => DVTApplication_Option_JailbreakCheck_Enabled

Some devs believes they prevent piracy that way, while others, I suspect, suck up to Apple. Take Skype - direct competitor to iMessage and Facetime. I'm sure there's tit for tat going on...

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 24, 2013 at 07:38

Oh, lastly, for some apps there's a fix - you can find the relevant line with iFile and change it - disable the jailbreak check. My opinion: don't! Give the app 1 star in the Appstore and tell the devs and Apple what you think!


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