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Cydia Has Been Blocked in the UK, Ireland, and China!

Cydia Has Been Blocked in the UK, Ireland, and China!

Posted February 13, 2011 at 1:54pm by iClarified
Cydia has been blocked in the UK and Ireland by 3 and in China by China Unicom, according to tweets from developer Steve Troughton-Smith.

Wow, 3 Ireland (iPhone carrier) has blocked Cydia's servers from their network: http://go.ww.com/cydia/ /via @0xMW

@stroughtonsmith @0xMW #China unicom has been blocked #Cydia's server too

@stroughtonsmith 3 UK have blocked Cydia too. Not only pre-pay but pay monthly aswell.

This a pretty disturbing series of events and we'll keep you updated as more develops. Note that Cydia is being blocked over 3G. You will still be able to access it via Wi-Fi.

Cydia Has Been Blocked in the UK, Ireland, and China! Cydia Has Been Blocked in the UK, Ireland, and China!
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AP - February 14, 2011 at 8:56am
Seems to be working fine now!
Gangsta - February 14, 2011 at 8:11am
Why the fack would they do that, it only costs customers, that's all what those companies care about..
3er - February 13, 2011 at 9:39pm
Just had a total outage on 3 in my area (in UK), after which Cydia works fine on iPhone 4 and iPad (different SIMs, BTW). Almost certainly a decision by the filtering company that didn't match 3's desires for their 'adult' block and so has now been undone.
Martin - February 13, 2011 at 7:51pm
I can confirm that. Tried on 3 different iPhones on Thursday and cydia didn't work. But, I called three support and ask them to remove any restrictions on my 3 number and they did :-) so, I'm ok again. I can even access some other websites which I wasn't allowed to visit before :-)
Kiniu - February 13, 2011 at 5:51pm
this is some kind of .... cydia is working fine in irlande lats....
justabrake - February 13, 2011 at 4:59pm
This is bad news wow
@nibsuk - February 13, 2011 at 2:45pm
You can call 3 UK on 333 from your mobile and ask them to remove the adult content filter which they should do at no charge. I was told they were having a problem with the filter provided by the Internet Watch Foundation by a member of 3 staff.
@nibsuk - February 13, 2011 at 5:03pm
I can now confirm that I can access Cydia on 3G after calling 3 as above. They seem to have also added 2GB to my all-you-can-eat data plan too :) Thanks to @prenvo for letting me know about this
Thatcher - February 13, 2011 at 2:39pm
3 is working fine on my iPad in England. Just checked both over 3G
NeHoMaR - February 13, 2011 at 2:35pm
This looks like a coincidence to me, not a block. I could be wrong of course.
Wiz - February 13, 2011 at 2:30pm
Are we 100% positive it doesn't just have something to do with the almost non-existent cell service while the screenshot was being taken?
Frank - February 13, 2011 at 2:32pm
yes, 3 is now claiming it is a mistake and will be reversed as soon as possible.
Wiz - February 13, 2011 at 2:34pm
Great news - thanks for that response. No surprise coming from China, but the other two countries was a bit of a scare.
pablo - February 13, 2011 at 3:56pm
yeah, you've got a good point, 1 bar = no data too.
lol - February 14, 2011 at 1:47pm
nice try troll..
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