HandicApp – Removed from Community Sources

HandicApp BigBoss has written an article warning of the dangers of using HanidcApp. Due to these dangers, iSpazio has removed the application from Community Source. Below the warning via BigBoss:

See original article and comments HERE.

Here are the dangers of this app. First off, all packages have permissions pre-set by the packager prior to going into Installer or Cydia. So this app is totally unneeded. Worse, it changes these permissions and you can never get them back without using SSH and having the knowledge to do so. Secondly, iPhone follows Unix file permission standards. This means all normal files must be 644 permissions. Only binary executable files should be 755 and in some special cases 4755 with owner set as root. This app stomps all over these proper permissions and just recursively sets every file to 755 in the entire folder! [Read more…]

HandicApp 1.13

HandicApp HandicApp is an application that allows you to easily set permissions of applications. When you open the application, you will get a splash screen. From there you will be brought to a welcome page. The Info button in the upper right corner will just tell you that HandicApp is a Permissions setting Utility. To change the permissions of an application, tap the Select button in the upper left corner. This will bring up a list of all the applications installed on your iPhone. If you select an application, you will get a menu with three options; Cripple (644), Heal (755) and Cancel. I tested setting the permissions of an application to both 644 and 755 and both work. When I changed the permissions of an application to 644, when I opened the app, it just closed back to the SpringBoard (which is supposed to happen). When I changed the permissions back to 755, [Read more…]