For those of you who love the Phantom jailbreak tweak for Snapchat, there’s some good news. A new version is now available that solves the recent issue of Snapchat locking accounts of those who use jailbreak tweaks to enhance Snapchat app’s functionality.
Phantom became extremely popular with jailbroken users due to its ability to hook directly into Snapchat and enhance its native features. Features of the package include being able to mark snaps as read on your own terms, automatically save media into a “snap log”, send images and videos from the Camera Roll as snaps, spoof location to take advantage of Snapchat’s geo-filters, as well as add unlimited text to a snap rather than being limited to a solitary line. We provided an initial temporary fix to the problem but now the developer behind the tweak has now pushed out a proper fix in the form of a new version of Phantom being made available.
As mentioned before, the latest version of Snapchat detects whether Snapchat-related jailbreak tweaks are installed and then locks/bans the logged-in users accounts. If that happens, users are then forced to uninstall all Snapchat related tweaks before heading on over to an official Snapchat unlocking account web page and request that the company reviews the account and provides access to it in the form of an account unlock.
If however you’re the type who wants to stare authority in the face and overcome the obstacles then the latest version of Phantom will prevent your Snapchat account from being locked. The fix was first offered as a beta hosted on the developer’s own personal repository before being pushed to the BigBoss repo. To get the update, you will need to head into Cydia and install or update to the latest 4.3.2-1 version of ‘Phantom for Snapchat’ tweak.
Here’s the full changelog of version 4.3.2-1:
[NOTE] Do not update Snapchat until Phantom has approved compatibility.
-Removed tweak/add-on ban check.
-Full Force support for iPad users.
-Fix missing Location Spoof button.
It is important to note here that Snapchat may soon release another update to the app to kill whatever the patch the developer of Phantom has added in version 4.3.2-1 of the tweak and then start locking/banning accounts again. Hence it is recommended not to update to any new version of Snapchat from App Store. Snapchat also reserves the right to permanently ban accounts of those who continuously try to use such jailbreak tweaks. Proceed at your own risk only. You have been warned.