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As first noted by AllThingsD, The National Football League has updated its iOS software for the upcoming NFL season. Among other changes, the official NFL Mobile 8.0 app boasts a revamped appearance, with stats and data updated for the 2013-14 season. As the new version now combines two previously standalone apps, one from the NFL itself and the other by Verizon, it comes with a premium streaming feature – but only if you’re a Verizon iPhone owner.

Jailbreakers should proceed with caution as the new app isn’t supported on jailbroken devices. If you’re into professional American football, you’re probably aware that the 2013 NFL regular season opens Thursday, September 5 (the Baltimore Ravens are playing against the Broncos in Denver). I’ve included more details about the new NFL Mobile 8.0 app after the break…

Peter Kafka writing on the AllThingsD blog notes that people watching a live NFL game on their device are “dealing directly with the league instead of going through Verizon, even though Verizon retains control of NFL mobile rights”.

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Here’s the blurb:

As the brand new, redesigned and rebuilt official app of the NFL, NFL Mobile is built to bring football right to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch! Breaking News, Video Highlights, Live Game Scores, Custom Team News, follow your Fantasy Football Team, and more!

In addition to on-demand video, the app includes updated player and team scores and statistics for the 2013-14 season, custom alerts for team highlights, game start time, injuries, entry into the red zone and scoring plays.

Another notable change: SessionM mPOINTS have been removed from NFL Mobile 8.0, but can be redeemed via other SessionM applications.

Interestingly enough, iTunes mentions the app is “not supported on jailbroken devices”.

NFL Mobile 8.0 can be download free from the App Store.

The software is also available on Android, Windows and BlackBerry.

  • JaeM1llz

    Hopefully xCon gets an update or someone makes a Flex patch for this. Would really love to use this app during football season.

    • MrShutEmDown

      agreed. I NEED this

      • JaeM1llz

        I just tried to make my own patch with Flex. I found the class:

        Class: GADIdentifierUtilities method: +(BOOL) IsJailbroken

        I tried to override the Boolean statement with “false” but I still get “jailbroken device” upon launching the app. Hopefully someone with more coding knowledge will come through for us(I have none).

      • JaeM1llz

        Update: Someone on the Flex reddit community suggested using “tsProtector P” to block the app from accessing system files. This worked. I opened the app and clicked “Don’t Allow” on the tsProtector P popup and the app loaded right up and is working great!

      • dpacemaker

        Could you be more specific please. Did you open the app or go into ifile? I’m not familiar with this stuff, and this is something that I really need to use(no cable and service sucks)

      • JaeM1llz

        tsProtector P is a Cydia application which allows you to block apps from accessing system files. Install the tweak and enable it and then open NFL Mobile, when the popup comes up asking you if you want to allow NFL Mobile to access system files just click “Don’t Allow” and it will load right up. Hope this helps!

      • dpacemaker

        Thanks, know I just need to figure out how to fix cydia. I keep getting an error about too many packages and then nothing shows up. I’ve refreshed rebooted and get nothing. I didn’t install a bunch of repos or anything.

      • Flipper

        Works like a charm. Thanks for the info

  • Gerardo Castro

    Texans! had to be said

  • Drew

    Tsprotectorp is a lifesaver you can access the nfl app plus watch videos only available to Verizon customers (I have AT&T)