A search bug that causes Safari on iOS to crash frequently and consequently force iPhone or iPad reboot, which that’s not the best news. For those unprepared users who could, and have tapped on the URL shared through social media sites like Facebook or Twitter only to see their iOS environment collapse. Although Apple says its has already fixed the Safari crashing issue by a few simple lines of codes which populates the address bar with a self-generating text string. Now that before the official fix, jailbreak community was quick to respond with an interim fix for those with a jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Causing all of this fuss is the crashsafari.com webpage which isn’t huge for concern for Apple and users as the website and the code isn’t malicious. It however doesn’t execute any malicious code intent on stealing data or uploading any identifiers to remote servers. Apple is aware of this issue at best and is looking to fix it completely with a number of other Safari bugs. For you, those who can’t wait, there’s a new jailbreak tweak that’s made available on Cydia, called StopCrashingSafari. No prizes awarded for the original naming.
Jailbreak users never need to follow any instructions or technical knowledge of how to prevent the code from executing on the device. Solving the crashing simply involves the installation of a Cydia package via the usualk mechanism. But you have to add a new repo to Cydia to get the StopCrashingSafari tweak. Here’s what you actually need to do:
Step 1: Launch Cydia and navigate to the area that allows sources to be added.
Step 2: Add the given repository as source in Cydia: https://repo.aditkamath.com
Step 3: Once repository finished reloading, search for the StopCrashingSafari package.
Step 4: Install the tweak through the usual process.
That’s all it is required now. The StopCrashingSafari tweak has actually been developed to explicitly prevent ‘Crash Safari’ page from loading. If the code can’t run, then it can’t cause the address bar to be continuously populated, further not crshing the web browser. Point to be noted and that this fix only applies to those users who have jailbroken devices hands-on and not applicable for everyone. For those not jailbroken will need to wait until Apple officially release a fix for the damn problem.
For tutorials on how to jailbreak iOS 9, 9.0.1, 9.0.2:
- How To Jailbreak iOS 9.0.2 On Any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Using Pangu 9 [Tutorial] (Windows)
- 100 Best Cydia Apps Of All Time
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