Specbreak circumvents jailbreak detection in the Spectrum TV app

If you try to load the Spectrum TV app on your jailbroken device, you won’t have much luck. Just like a handful of other apps from the App Store, Spectrum TV performs a jailbreak check before loading to see if your device has been tampered with in any way. If it comes back positive, then the app displays the screen you see above.

As bothersome as these jailbreak checks can be, talented developers almost always find ways around them, and a new free jailbreak tweak called Specbreak by iOS developer Tatsh happens to fall into that category.

As you’ve probably inferred already, Specbreak lets you bypass the Spectrum TV app’s jailbreak detection methods so that you can continue using the app on your jailbroken device.

Specbreak doesn’t come with any options to configure, so all you should need to do is install the tweak to get started. You should then kill the Spectrum TV app from your App Switcher and restart it to append the tweak’s changes to your devices.

Given just how capable jailbroken devices can be, Spectrum likely has good reasons to prevent jailbreakers from accessing their Spectrum TV app. On the other hand, it’s also insulting to turn a customer away from products and services merely because they have a pwned iPhone or iPad. It all comes down to ethics; namely, your intentions as a jailbroken device user.

If you have a jailbroken device and fancy using Specbreak so that you can utilize Spectrum TV’s features, then you can download the tweak for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. Furthermore, Spectrum TV is a free download from the App Store.

Did the tweak let you access Spectrum TV from your jailbroken device? Let us know in the comments section below.