TidyUp for iOS
TidyUp a shell script for APT similar to apt-get. This script checks/updates any packages and installs those packages needing updating.
One great feature I love about TidyUp is the automagical removal of unused dependencies. TidyUp is awesome for users who want to update APT without opening Cydia, resolving source related errors, or recovering space being bogged down with unused or uneeded dependencies.
TidyUp is installed to the /usr/bin directory. There are no icons installed to the springboard. There are no settings to configure. This is a command line utility and tidyup is run via SSH/Mobile Terminal shell prompt.
Run: tidyup as root
Mobile Substrate Orphans
Mobile Substrate Orphans 1.0-1
There are several reasons a dangerous .dylib might remain on your iDevice. Without going into the reasons why this happens… Just know it can, and does suck for the functioning of your jailbroken device.
Mobile Substrate Orphans is a Mobile Terminal script designed to search MobileSubstrate Addons for residual dylibs. This script doesn’t touch critical files, and prompts you before any files are removed.
When an orphan is identified, and after you confirm you would like said file removed, it is moved to /var/backups. This directory can be accessed via iFile, MyFile, or a desktop iOS file browser such as iExplorer.
If you’re wondering why this may affect you:
Most jailbreaker’s, at the very minimum, are familiar with the term Mobile Substrate. Fewer jailbreaker’s understand how this package functions, or how vital it is for your device.
Mobile Substrate allows all those awesome Cydia tweaks, to to hook into your iDevice’s applications. This is is a complex process for your OS. Mobile Substrate acts as the central dispatch platform for this code deployment. When code fails, or conflicts (as it often does), Mobile Substrate handles the problem; protecting your device from the failure (most of the time). This is why one might see “Safe Mode” in the status bar, along with a prompt for restart. By directing the error handling to one location, Mobile Substrate acts like a proverbial surge protector for your jailbroken device.
If you’re into analogies, which I obviously am, here’s another one: It is possible to live with one lung. Let’s say your a smoker who has a choice; one lung or two? I would compare choosing to keep Mobile Substrate off of your iDevice, to smoking and choosing to live with one lung. Seems stupid? It is. Not to mention, some of the most widely used tweaks are dependent upon Mobile Substrate, so at the very least, leaving it out of your package list, limits your device’s level of awesomeness.
So, before I get completely off point…
If you’ve ever installed, then uninstalled a tweak, and are having issues with crashes or function in general, it’s worth giving Mobile Substrate Orphans (mso) a try.
There are no icons installed to your springboard. There are no settings to configure. This is a shell script to be run in Mobile Terminal or by SSH.Run: ‘mso’ as root
Mobile Substrate Orphans is available on the insanelyi repo. Add: http://repo.insanelyi.com/ to your Cydia sources.
If you already have the repo: Mobile Substrate Orphans
Clean Up Crap (cuc) 1.1-1
This package has no icon and there are no settings to configure. To use it you must SSH into your device or use Mobile Terminal.
Run ‘cuc’ as root.
Add this repo to your Cydia sources. This iScript can be found in the:
This terminal package removes crash/history logs, syslog, application cookies, application local storage, safari data, cached map data, cached snap shots, and cached ad data.
Bullets and Bigotry: My thoughts on the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Tragedy occurred on the night of February 26, 2012, in the town of Sanford, FL. Today a young man is dead, and his grieving parents are trying to comprehend the incomprehensible.
Angry mobs and protestors wage war on a neighborhood-watch captain, and the system they believe, is failing to bring a killer to justice. Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, will forever be, defined by the events of that night.
George Zimmerman’s attorney describes a “vigilant” neighborhood protector, and devout community member. Stark contrast to the mugshot of an unshaven, ear-pierced “vigilant(e)” seen on the nightly news.
George Zimmerman, a white self-appointed community-watch captain, fatally shoots 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager: the perfect racially-driven dramatization.
Zimmerman alleges Martin attacked him, thereby justifying self-defense and deadly force; a recount lacking vital context. Martin’s perception of Zimmerman’s behavior should carry equal weight, but will never be privy to ears that matter. Undoubtedly, an unarmed teenager could justify similar feelings of danger, being pursued by another male without a badge or uniform.
Labyrinthine hype fuels a fire, as society becomes judge, jury, and crime scene analyst. Context and evidence become less valuable than race or socioeconomic status. Onlookers receive carefully selected media content and perceptions become unconsciously framed.
A proverbial line in the sand is drawn with racial and cultural dogmatic ideologies, leaving little room for challenge in the valley of public opinion. Still, society attempts to make sense of the nonsensical with mere rationalizations, and objectivity becomes tainted with opinion.
As points of view toss about a sea of stereotypes and bias, the fact remains; George Zimmerman pursued and killed a 17-year-old teenager.
Chivalrous intentions aside, profiling people based on race, clothing or enigmatic pocket contents, is egotistical and grandiose. A modern day hero disobeys a direct order ridding the world of societal scum, only to be showered with praise and public affirmation…well, I do believe I’ve just described every Batman movie ever made.
Zimmerman may have imagined his face on the front-page of the local newspaper, words describing his altruistic nobility and self-sacrifice. I’m sure, whatever his thoughts were, he didn’t foresee himself in hiding, with a Black Panther bounty on his head.
Some say Trayvon’s appearance was thug-like, others argue Zimmerman’s mugshot harshly personifies him. Ironically, the stereotypical profiling continues from all parties involved.
The issue however, should not be Trayvon’s appearance, nor Zimmerman’s intimidating mug-shot. I myself, a caucasian female standing 5’ 3 with blonde-hair blue-eyes, would doubtfully conjure up the same ”up to no good” label.
Ironically, I carry a firearm more deadly than George Zimmerman’s 9 mm pistol. I believe, if we remove Zimmerman’s unsubstantiated, Criminal Minds inspired profile from the scenario, Trayvon would be alive today.
If shooting unarmed civilians is so easily justifiable, then society stands no better off than the terrorists we hunt. Unfortunately, human fallibility is unavoidable. This is precisely why Joe The Plumber, isn’t out policing the world, armed only with bullets and bigotry.
There’s no substitute for training, real-world experience or accountability, nor do they exist in a vacuum. A 14-week police training course, for a civilian insurance underwriter vis-á-vis self-appointed superhero, is in my opinion, lunacy.
I imagine Trayvon Martin wasn’t different than most teenagers; black, white or otherwise. I fear the day our moral character is defined by our inboxes, or our poor teenage-sense of socially unacceptable fashion. It’s a sad reflection of society’s moral compass, when skin color and clothing transform a pack of skittles and a bottle of iced-tea, into a gun.
I suspect countless experts are already gathering, in hopes of 30 seconds with Nancy Grace. Books will be written. Debates will ensue.
The lines of social injustice will become blurred and broken. The fence of public-opinion has been posted, forcing you to choose your side- fact deficient or otherwise. Less we forget, two lives will be destroyed in this story’s summation.
As speculation and conjecture fill news headlines, Zealots spewing death threats, see an open invitation to stand upon the shoulders of a noble movement. Mass media exploits the race angle, likening this story to Rodney King and the Duke University Lacrosse Team.
White supremacist hacker’s release a dead teenager’s email, throwing gasoline on an already blazing fire. Mobs align, ready to throw stones at Zimmerman, who’s already been convicted in the court of public opinion.
The real tragedy, amidst the hate, racial slurs and public persecution: a young man will not grow up, go to college, or enjoy a career. He will never experience typical teenage life, find true love or reap the benefits of life experience. Trayvon Martin, complete with hoodie, skittles, and his bottle of iced-tea, had a life; a story to tell, which now, can only be continued in death. This is a tragedy, and a loss of which, we should all be mourning.