[TUTORIAL] How to block PDF files from Automatically Opening.

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  1. metalmilitia

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    You may have heard of PDF file being opened up automatically after visiting a site on safari that may potentially harm the iDevice. Jailbreakme.com uses this safari exploit in order to jailbreak your device. Although this was a good attack on the system, others may try to use this PDF exploit to infiltrate your system.

    The fix that will be mentioned today is not a complete fix, but a tweak that will prompt the user whether or not he/she would like to open the pdf file that is displayed on the page or application.

    1. To get started, you need to have a jailbroken device (any firmware will do)

    2. Open up Cydia, and search for "PDF Loading Warner". Again, this is not a complete fix, but will ask the user if they want the PDF opened on the page)

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    By omar902 at 2010-08-05

    3. Respring Device and DONE! Now just to test it, head over to jailbreakme.com and see what happens when you slide to jailbreak.

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    By omar902 at 2010-08-05

    Thanks for reading! This is my second tutorial. Constructive Criticism is appreciated.
  2. Merahk

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  3. Lux2GS

    Lux2GS Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I'll send you a PM, wait a second.


    EDIT: Nah, I can also write it here:
    Don't use the PDF Loading Warner, it glitches your Clock.app. Use the patch instead.
  4. metalmilitia

    metalmilitia Member

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    lol really?? I haven't had any problems with it, plus my clock app ain't glitched either. I would say install it, and if you end up with any errors, uninstall it. Either way, i think its fine

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    thanks bro.
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    Thanks! Works great.
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    Hey,

    so how to use that patch you talk abt?

    My clock glitches too.

  7. metalmilitia

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    How does it glitch? I haven't had a single problem
  8. ShizerMonkey

    ShizerMonkey Banned

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    Does it glitch the clock app or the clock on the header of the idevice ? I just want to know as if it's the app it won't happen on the iPad hopefully ! Also thanks for the Tut !
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    If you open the clock app in your "first" screen, where it usually starts.Clock app. not clock on top of your device.

    If you open the clock it acts as browser wants to open PDF and starts to ask you, do you want to do it.No matter what you answer, it keeps asking you that.

  10. ShizerMonkey

    ShizerMonkey Banned

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    Good that the iPad didn't come with a clock.app then

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