WorkFFS: A tweak made to resolve freezing and crashing issues with certain apps

If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to encounter unwanted freeze-ups and crashes when launching specific apps, then you aren’t alone. As it would seem, iOS developer Muirey03 was getting tired of experiencing similar problems, thus a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed WorkFFS was conceived.

Citing the developer, WorkFFS fixes an issue where some apps would freeze up on the splash screen at launch and do absolutely nothing for nearly 20 seconds before inevitably crashing. Apps that are purportedly known to exhibit this problematic behavior include:

  • Spotify
  • WhatsApp
  • SoundHound
  • Shazam
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • And may work with others…

The reasoning behind the unexpected app freeze-ups and crashes isn’t well understood, but the developer explains that WorkFFS works by hooking the process that causes the crash and implementing a bug fix.

WorkFFS doesn’t come with any options to configure, so if you’ve been experiencing issues like what has been described above, then you can download the tweak for free from Cydia’s Packix repository and you’ll be good to go.

WorkFFS supports all jailbroken iOS 10 and 11 devices, and for those interested, Muirey03 has open-sourced the tweak on his personal GitHub repository.