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Warning: Stay Away From Unofficial MobileSubstrate Patches

Warning: Stay Away From Unofficial MobileSubstrate Patches

Posted December 27, 2013 at 7:23am by iClarified · 31733 views
Saurik has taken to Reddit to warn jailbreakers not to install the unofficial MobileSubstrate patches that have been surfacing online.

Since the release of the iOS 7 Jailbreak was a surprise to saurik, MobileSubstrate (which many tweaks run off of) has not yet been updated for the new operating system. Currently, after a reboot, MobileSubstrate will not reload leading several users to create their own unofficial patches.

Commenting on the MS Reload Fix saurik said:

(This is horribly dangerous: MSHookFunction is not designed to be used on functions that might actively be running; this makes Substrate get injected into launchd while launchd is loading launch daemons... no one should install this; it doesn't even solve the problem remotely correctly for anything but SpringBoard/backboardd, and will end up leaving you with Substrate having been randomly applied to different background processes.)

If you've jailbroken with evasi0n 1.0.1 there is a solution which may actually work; however, saurik recommends that you just wait a little longer for the official update.

In that light, it probably does work (it is not "dangerous" as I described the previous ones), but there is still little point in installing it because clearly a new build of Substrate would come out soon using this new feature I got from evad3rs ;P. (Which didn't happen yet as I took Christmas Eve/Day mostly as a holiday.)

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Matt - December 28, 2013 at 11:54am
I too will wait; in the meantime this iPhone 5s I just got about 12 hours ago is already jail broken, running f.lux, mxtube, and SNES emulator just fine! Can't wait for mobile substrate then patches to get updated, but this phone is already much better! Also thanks for all the hard work gett
Matt - December 28, 2013 at 11:53am
I too will wait; in the meantime this iPhone 5s I just got about 12 hours ago is already jail broken, runn
me2 - December 28, 2013 at 2:50am
I meant When I restore not RETIRE
Me2 - December 28, 2013 at 2:48am
I have a problem,I jail broke my Iphone5 The problem I am having when I retire my Iphone5 from a Back up,the jailbreak wouldn't load. Then when I reinstall the mobile substrate and the substrate SAFE MODE,it reboots my contacts are gone,I could even see them unless if I slide the screen down and search for someone to call they are there they are not listed under the phone can't acs so f*cking weird. I should've stayed on 6.1.2 man everything was working. The only reason I like the Jailbreak is for the Barrel 5 docks and down loader for a Pandora Does anyone know if there is a fix for this problem Contacts disapear ???
Eat it
Eat it - December 27, 2013 at 11:09pm
Saurik thinks he can take a holiday but im waiting for my mobileSubstrate. This is unacceptable. I'm gonna chuck a mental!
BrandonF - December 30, 2013 at 8:23pm
Saurik is not your personal slave, you are not paying him, and he does not owe you anything.
Shani Shah
Shani Shah - December 27, 2013 at 5:37pm
I install appsync ios7 and mobile subtstrat from It's working and no issue so far
RayBob - December 27, 2013 at 1:44pm
I am waiting on you, Saurik. Guys, just hang on.. :)
Tresy - December 27, 2013 at 1:14pm
Saurik and evad3rs, you guys are my heros!!! Saurik i shall do as you say and wait!!! :-)
FawkCrapple - December 27, 2013 at 12:19pm
I'm making the best of the wait (IP2 wifi).. been so long since I used an un-rooted iOS, it let's me remember how nice it is to have these guys doing work that I certainly couldn't do without charging me a dime. I figure that by the time they get the IP2 wifi issues resolved, Saurik (and people he's working with) will probably have MobileSubstrate updated. Have fun with the beta testing of the new jailbreak everyone!! ;-)
Damn - December 27, 2013 at 11:59am
Now even official explains most of cydia apps wont work with new OS(64bit). Yet iSheep keep coming to defend it with complete bullcraps. "I have iP 5s and all the cydia apps work fine for me retards!" Man seriously what gets on my nerves is that these moronic isheep make us all iPhone users look bad. Im sure most of people agree with this.
Jeffrey de la Haye
Jeffrey de la Haye - December 27, 2013 at 1:31pm
Have you even tried running them, idiot? Seems like you're part of the sheep that say nothing works. Not all Cydia apps require MobileSubstrate. The ones that don't, do work. I'm running it for tge 3rd day now.
Albert - December 27, 2013 at 8:29am
No Rush, i haven't jailbroken my Iphone 5s yet just because of this, no point!!
Noman - December 27, 2013 at 4:33pm
There is very valid point in Jailbreaking your iOS-devices right now. Its the fact that Apple will sooner or later release update that will block the jailbreak and they stop signing for the "jail breakable" firmware. So i warmly recommend Jailbreaking now - saving shah-blobs and waiting with Jailbroken device for guys to sort the unfinished stuff out.
Paklan - December 27, 2013 at 7:27am
I will wait for you, Saurik.
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