iPhone app: HandicApp (permissions setting Utility)

Posted on Tuesday June 24th, 2008 / 07:00

To HandicApp είναι μία εφαρμογή η οποία σας παρέχει την δυνατότητα να αλλάζετε γρήγορα και εύκολα τα permissions των εφαρμογών που έχετε εγκατεστημένα στο iPhone!

Ιδιαίτερα χρήσιμο για εφαρμογές τις οποίες εγκαθιστούμε manually και χρειάζεται να αλλάξουμε τα permissions σε 755. Με το HandicApp απλά επιλέγουμε μεταξύ Cripple (644) και Heal (755) και τα permissions αλλάζουν κατευθείαν!

HandicApp iPhone change permissions utility

Extra Tip: Με το HandicApp μπορόυμε να κλειδώσουμε κάποιες εφαρμογές που δεν θέλουμε να τις ανοίγουν όλοι όσοι πιάνουν το iPhone στα χέρια τους (πχ iSteamy), βάζοντας τα permissions στο Cripple (644)!

Installer source: Big Boss Repo, Community Source.

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One Response to “iPhone app: HandicApp (permissions setting Utility)”

  1. Σύμφωνα με το BigBoss το HandicApp είναι ΕΠΙΚΥΝΔΥΝΟ πρέπει να απεγκατασταθεί αμέσσως από όσους το εγκαταστήσανε!

    (Ήδη έχει αποσυρθεί από το source του iSpazio)

    Όπως αναφέρει ο BigBoss: “This is a horrible idea and a terrible thing to be exposed in a community source. First off, the icon shows a picture of a guy in a wheel chair. If you mess with this app, this is what you can expect to be the condition of your phone.

    Here are the dangers of this app. First off, all packages have permissions pre-set by the packager prior to going into installer or Cydia. So this app is totally unneeded. Worse, it changes these permissions and you can never get them back wtihout using SSH and having the knowledge to do so. Secondly, iPhone follows Unix file permission standards. This means all normal files must be 644 permissions. Only binary executable files should be 755 and in some special cases 4755 with owner set as root. This app stomps all over these proper permissions and just recursively sets every file to 755 in the entire folder!

    This is wrong, but this is not the worst of it. There are several apps that require +s permissions. If you use this app and “heal” these apps, you will break them, and they will be unrepairable without a reinstall. If you run this app on the installer folder, installer is dead. If you are not proficient with SSH, you will have to restore. If you run this on Categories, BossPrefs, BossTool, Poof, (just to name a few apps) you will cripple those apps and have to uninstall and reinstall them.

    I have explained to iSpazio how dangerous this app is and asked him to please remove it from community sources. I will post his response here.

    Update: iSpazio, being the great guy that he is, has removed this app so it is no longer in community sources. A big thank you to iSpazio for putting in extra effort to keep our community sources safe.”

    Δεν θα έπρεπε να ελέγχονται διεξοδικότερα οι εφαρμογές πριν γίνουν δεκτές στα community sources;;;