Since past few weeks, Apple has been pulling several fake apps from its store but another fake app named after the popular jailbreak tweak ‘Activator’ has been approved in app store. If you visit App Store, the description of the application clearly indicates the app has a malicious purpose. The App Store listing touted Activator by TicTac Studio, and listed the price at $0.99.
The description of the counterfeit Activator claims that the app allows you to add new features like “shaking the iPod for traditional home button press. Other features like touch screen lock, touch shut down, touch reboot, touch respring, changing default buttons and changing default gestures can easily be achieved via Activator.
The features listed above can only be achieved only when you have root access to your device which is only possible via jailbreak. It appears that Apple has mistakenly given the okay to a scam Activator app during the app approval process. We would advice all users to stay away from buying this counterfeit app. Wonder how such application rip-offs sneak through the cracks..
Worth to mention; Activator is a popular jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich that allows you to toggle settings and perform many tasks via customizable actions and gestures. Unlike Fake Activator App, the real Activator tweak is sold for no price.
This is not the first time imposters have been allowed to showcase their apps. Last week Apple allowed two fake app slip through its approval process for the iOS App Store: Cydia and Microsoft Word 2012. Earlier this year, another fake app ‘Jailbreak’ was made available which was later removed by Apple. Via iDB