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| November 7, 2012
Scam Alert: Fake SBSettings Jailbreak App Appears In The App Store
If you’re searching through the App Store today for a new app to download, stay away from this rip off. An app by the name of SBSettings has appeared in the App Store, but it’s not the real deal. SBSettings is a popular jailbreak app that’s only available through the Cydia store. Apparently, a shifty developer thought it would be profitable to release a fake version in the App Store for $0.99. Here’s SBSettings’s description in the App Store:
First time on App Store - Introducing SBSettings! Welcome to convenience! Move your important toggles directly into Springboard where they are always available instantly even while other apps are running. Notification center integration ios5 Customizable drop down window Show date and memory on statusbar Many themes available Many 3rd party widgets available. You can swipe the statusbar to bring down the main window. You can configure in activator settings other methods of opening the SBSettings window. You can integrate into ios5 notification center using notifications in settings app. Customize it to your liking![caption id="attachment_354194" align="aligncenter" width="642"] The fake app even uses screenshots from the real version.[/caption] The app is nothing more than an alarm clock according to recent reviews of it. Unless you enjoy throwing away $0.99, or are in desperate need of a new alarm clock, I’d stay away from this app. Hopefully this app will be removed from the App Store before too many people have purchased it. The real SBSettings is available free for jailbroken devices via the Cydia store. Update: The app has been removed from the App Store.