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NoAppStoreRedirect - 1.0-1

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Compatible with iOS 6, 7, 8 and 9

Stops automatic redirects to the AppStore and prompts the user for confirmation. The original idea behind this tweak was to block MovieBox ad appstore redirects as the app is pretty much unusable in its current state! I then went further and this *should* work system wide. For MovieBox, the redirects are simply blocked - there is no confirmation box. For all other AppStore redirect attempts (whether it's ads, clicked links, or automatic), you will be presented with a confirmation box where you can choose to allow the redirect or not.

The tweak is DISABLED by default. Make sure to visit your settings app, turn on the tweak then respring your device!

MovieBox Clarification:
MovieBox has become notorious for it's ads that redirect to the AppStore (Normally for "William Hill" app) to the point it was unusable.

This was a regular occurrence:example

Due to the sheer volume of the number of redirects, MovieBox does NOT prompt you. The redirects are simply blocked.

You can always check the settings panel for this tweak to see how many redirect attempts have been blocked.

I have now added an App List selection to the settings. By turning ON an App within the "Always Block..." menu option, any App Store redirect is blocked. There is no confirmation pop up - it is just blocked. If you activate this in Safari please remember you've done it so you that you don't click an app store link and wonder why nothing is happening.

It's worth noting that since this tweak, by design (since it's original form) will always block MovieBox App Store redirects without a prompt. The toggle switch in the App List is ignored by design for MovieBox.

A quick note about Live TV Kijken aka Regio TV:

I had a few requests early on if I could always target this app because on jailbroken phones it was redirecting to cydia or safari.

Whilst I have updated this again - the last version of the app I worked with was Live TV Kijken 3.2.4 (which is now Regio TV) and it allowed the app to run on a jailbroken device. That being said, the app, at that time was looking for my tweak so the app developers are aware that my tweak also targeted their app. This function was added as "bonus" because when first asked it was very easy. Whilst I have not looked at it recently, I have no intention of entering a cat and mouse game for an App that I simply do not and have never used. I therefore have no intention at this time to pursue any further attempts to get around any jailbreak/redirect methods they implement


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