If you are a Snapchat enthusiast using a Jailbroken device, you must have been shocked by the move the app took to restrict jailbreak users from using certain features or alternately locking their accounts completely. If you have been affected by any of these problems, then this post is meant to help you solve them.
Before we delve into the finer details of the fix, it is worth noting that the reason for Snapchat to enforce the closure is that jailbreak users have a lot of apps at their disposal to tweak and mod the app as well as sideloading the app with other applications like Phantom++ than add functionality not found in the original Snapchat app.
Jailbreak users have tweak developers to thank as it is not just a solution to bypass this problem that we are going to share here, rather there is also a tweak that removes the lock and a new version of the Phantom app to improve the functionality of the app as well as evade detection and account restrictions.
How to Fix Account Locked Issue on SnapChat
There are two methods to fix this problem. The first method only works for both non-jailbroken and jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners while the second will only work if you have a jailbroken device.
In the first method, you should uninstall both apps (SnapChat and Phantom++) from your device then install the official SnapChat version from the iTunes App Store. Once installed, wait for 24-48 hours before you log into the app. This should solve the problem.
The second method is for jailbroken users only and is a bit longer, so make sure to follow every step for it to work better.
- Close the SnapChat and Phantom++ apps (make sure they are not running in the background)
- Now download and install NoSnapLock from Cydia by typing add the http://alakazard.yourepo.com/ If you have problems accessing that file, please find the app here.
- If you download the deb file, you will need to install it into your device using apps like iFile that are easily accessible on the Cydia store.
- Once the tweak is installed, simply open SnapChat and log in normally.
How to Prevent SnapChat from Banning Your Account
Now that you have learnt how to remove the SnapChat ban from your device, it wouldn’t harm if you learnt how to actually avoid being banned. To do this, simply install Phantom Lite instead of Phantom++. You can do this by adding Cydia.cokepokes.com in the Cydia repository, then find the app and download it.