The news isn't new now. The ultra-popular iOS game that hit the App Store this week, Deus Ex: The Fall doesn't allow users on jailbreak iPhones and iPads to use the gun.
The writing is clear: gun firing is disabled on jailbroken iPhone and iPad. And that kind of sucks really bad because users paid $6.99 for the 1GB+ game built for iOS devices.
The find came through Twitter and Reddit and of course quite a bunch of users who purchased the game and installed it on their jailbroken devices found out the hard way. If you've not swiped the card yet to buy the game, I suggest you wait till this whole thing blows over and Eidos, the company behind the game, mends their ways to let legitimate users who have paid for the game have their say.
Jailbreaking isn't illegal. Eidos, in its attempt to show its disdain for app piracy, is actually attacking the wrong target. Whatever it is, users are quite angry that just because they have jailbroken their device, they should be ripped off their $6.99.
Here's the fix. It's easy to enable the gun fire feature back again by prohibiting the app to detect jailbreak on your device. Here's how:
- Go to Cydia
- Look for a tweak called xCon
- Install it and respring the device.
- Run the game now.
- Okay if it doesn't work the first time, you might have to re-install the game to remove the jailbreak-detect data.
The tweak xCon has been working wonders for a lot of other apps too. There are many apps from the App Store that prevent a full-functionality on jailbreak devices. The best thing about the tweak is that it gets update very frequently with more apps added to the list and it's free.
So don't brood over this. You've got the solution.
For those of you who don't know about Deus Ex: The Fall, it's the game-ified sequel to the popular novel series (right after Icarus Effect). You play Ben Saxon. It's a first-person shooter game that's caught the wildfire. Check it out on the App Store