Damn it; first, it was PayPal, and now BytaFont 3 is crashing on my iPhone running iOS 9.3.3.
As for PayPal, we know the cause behind it. If you didn’t know, it’s because the company implemented built-in jailbreak detection. Similar to Pokemon Go case.
What’s BytaFont 3
If you are not happy with the current font system on your iOS 9, this tweak will allows you to customize it. In other words, adding custom fonts on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.
Recently, someone from the r/Jailbreak brought up a discussion that BytaFont 3 is putting his device in bootloop. More specifically, if you get the latest version, you’re guaranteed to see it.
This isn’t the first time that a user reported this issue. It was posted multiple times. According to an update on this specific article, Coolstar (Dev of Anemone) claimed that “Bytafont tried to copy his code” but messed up. This might explain the incident.
I can say exactly why this happened. Shortly after I pushed out the Anemone update that added Font support, Bytafont copied the hook I used.
Seeing this, when I added emoji support to Anemone Fonts, I obfuscated the code that did the emoji support. Bytafont nontheless still tried to copy it. However, this time… they screwed up copying the code badly!
Which is why it’s bootlooping 🙂
Despite all the arguments about what happened, there is a fix to this problem.
BytaFont tweak just got updated to version 3.1.3, shortly after the discussion was opened.
I quickly grab the update and can confirm that it works. So, if the tweak keeps crashing on your jailbroken device, go to Cydia and update it.
Although this resolved the issue, it seems like a rollback rather than an actual update.
According to Redditor Defying, he says
looks like they rolled back to the 3.1 code…
If you have something to say, feel free to join discourse over at Reddit.
Update #1: Crashing was a minor problem, bootloop is the main focus of this post.