Jailbreak tweaks like Phantom, which breaks Snapchat’s limitations have been quite popular with jailbreakers.
It looks like Snapchat has started cracking down on users who use jailbreak tweaks for Snapchat by locking their accounts.
reddit user JaySpike reports on reddit that his Snapchat account was locked “because of plugins”. Jailbreakers are getting the following message when they login:
Oh no! Your account has been locked. Please uninstall any plugins you have have installed and visit https://www.snapchat.com/unlock
This is not the first time developers have prevented jailbreakers from using their apps. Several banking apps cannot be used if you jailbreak your device. Interestingly in the case Snapchat, they are not cracking down on jailbreakers. They are only cracking down on users who have installed tweaks that break Snapchat’s limitations. While there is an API available to detect whether the device has been jailbroken, it is not clear how Snapchat is detecting tweaks like Phantom.
The developer of Phantom has found out what’s being checked however he needs to figure out how to bypass it in the future.
Some success! I found out what's being checked. Problem is finding where the check is called & how I can evade future Snapchat attack bans.
— CokePokes (@CokePokes) July 21, 2015
Downgrading to an older version of Snapchat also doesn’t seem to work, as you get an error messaging informing you that the older version is not supported.
For now, if you want to use Snapchat then you’ll have to uninstall the Snapchat based jailbreak tweaks, and go to https://www.snapchat.com/unlock to unlock your account.
Do you use jailbreak tweaks for Snapchat? Has your account been locked? Let us know in the comments below.
[Image credit: @CashTalkCam]