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DIRECTV App for iPad 1.6.x: Issues/Discussion


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#51 OFFLINE   DodgerKing

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:40 AM

I haven't upgraded to the new version yet and when I try to use the prev version of the app which worked a few days ago I enter my password and it just sits there with no message of any kind. Yes I am JB but I am referring to the LAST version which has not changed and has always worked not the new version.

What I think is happening is on previous releases a message would pop up saying "YOU MUST UPDATE." I think that is where it is hanging up.

BTW, the IPHONE version always works fine on the IPAD whether JB or not which is all I really need to schedule recordings. I have no use for "DirecTV Everywhere" (or hardly anywhere as the case may be :)).


Neither do I. I have a Slingbox.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:07 AM

I haven't upgraded to the new version yet and when I try to use the prev version of the app which worked a few days ago I enter my password and it just sits there with no message of any kind. Yes I am JB but I am referring to the LAST version which has not changed and has always worked not the new version.

What I think is happening is on previous releases a message would pop up saying "YOU MUST UPDATE." I think that is where it is hanging up.

BTW, the IPHONE version always works fine on the IPAD whether JB or not which is all I really need to schedule recordings. I have no use for "DirecTV Everywhere" (or hardly anywhere as the case may be :)).


I've tried both the old and new versions, nothing works, just hangs. There is an xCon update waiting to be released as soon as DirecTV fixes their app.

#53 OFFLINE   3782steveo

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:38 AM

Is anybody having issues with the new app hanging loading the playlist?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

Is anybody having issues with the new app hanging loading the playlist?


Yep, very slow to load it, when it does. I have better luck if I start the app (using iPad new) and letting it sit for awhile before trying to get to the playlist. I have 6 HD DVR's with a bunch of content so maybe just too much to handle at startup time?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:22 AM

Is anybody having issues with the new app hanging loading the playlist?


Yes. I've noticed that overall the entire app is much slower to load everything than the previous one did.

I thought one of the release notes said that the app now supports multi-tasking? When I switch out of the app and then back in, it still has to reauthenticate every time. I've noticed no difference at all in anything other than it being slower.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

I've only got two DVR's, although they both have a lot of recordings, but it's been sitting on "Loading Playlist" for over an hour.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

I've tried both the old and new versions, nothing works, just hangs. There is an xCon update waiting to be released as soon as DirecTV fixes their app.


Ha. Your assuming that DIRECTV app is broken based on it not working with a jb device? DIRECTV has always said they will work hard to make their app not work with jb devices because of copyright issues. And they are smart, so I have to wonder if one day they won't figure out how to make their app never work again on a jb device.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:28 PM

Yes. I've noticed that overall the entire app is much slower to load everything than the previous one did.

I thought one of the release notes said that the app now supports multi-tasking? When I switch out of the app and then back in, it still has to reauthenticate every time. I've noticed no difference at all in anything other than it being slower.


That's not right. Something is wrong, have you checked the version of yours? Maybe it didn't update right. That should not happen, unless you have it set to log out somehow.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:29 PM

Yep, very slow to load it, when it does. I have better luck if I start the app (using iPad new) and letting it sit for awhile before trying to get to the playlist. I have 6 HD DVR's with a bunch of content so maybe just too much to handle at startup time?


I think that it's a little slower upfront because it's trying to cache everything, including all guide data. But not positive yet. If so, that means after it finally does load it should be faster... I hope...

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

That's not right. Something is wrong, have you checked the version of yours? Maybe it didn't update right. That should not happen, unless you have it set to log out somehow.


Thanks for the confirmation. I just did a hard reset of my iPad, and the app is now multitasking without having to reauthenticate every time.

Much better!!

Thanks again.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

Ha. Your assuming that DIRECTV app is broken based on it not working with a jb device? DIRECTV has always said they will work hard to make their app not work with jb devices because of copyright issues. And they are smart, so I have to wonder if one day they won't figure out how to make their app never work again on a jb device.


As far as JB devices using this APP, It is a losing battle. There will always be a workaround.

For the APP itself, The APP does have issues they need to address. xCon developers discovered the glitch already. Direct does need to fix it. It has nothing to do with JB devices. There is an error in the programming.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

As far as JB devices using this APP, It is a losing battle. There will always be a workaround.

For the APP itself, The APP does have issues they need to address. xCon developers discovered the glitch already. Direct does need to fix it. It has nothing to do with JB devices. There is an error in the programming.


There probably will be a way around all the time, but that won't keep them from continuing to try and keep it away forever. Of course, you never know. I never thought they'd kill all the black cards out there, but we know what happened there too...

:lol: wait, they discovered the glitch but apple and DIRECTV missed it? That's hilarious. If that's the case then hopefully it won't take long to get the fix out for people who are having issues on non jb devices.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

There probably will be a way around all the time, but that won't keep them from continuing to try and keep it away forever. Of course, you never know. I never thought they'd kill all the black cards out there, but we know what happened there too...

It will be a back and forth. Before this latest update though, DirecTV pretty much ignored it for a long time.

:lol: wait, they discovered the glitch but apple and DIRECTV missed it? That's hilarious. If that's the case then hopefully it won't take long to get the fix out for people who are having issues on non jb devices.


That shouldn't surprise anyone.

Let me take you back to this post. Click the link in the post and read the posts in that forum linked.

http://www.dbstalk.c...458#post3074458

Edited by DodgerKing, 12 August 2012 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

I was referring to the people complaining that are having issues on jb devices. I haven't checked the app store ratings, much less how does anyone know if those arent all people that are using jb devices?

My point, if you have a jb device, you have no right to complain about issues IMO. It's not supported, and you should leave the complaining and asking for help to people who aren't doing something that isn't supported, even if it is the same issue.

I don't seem to be having an issue right now, but if some are that are on non jb devices, I am sure it will get fixed.

And I have seen people talking about different issues. So how can you say all the issues are related to one issue that affects all users, and not just jb devices? Or that the same issue has only one cause on all units jb or not?

Even though my device is JB and I am waiting for a fix, I actually agree with you. I know that by JB my device I will have some restrictions and the developers do have the right to restrict their APPs.

But I do not think too many were complaining. Most of us were just trying to figure out if our issues were JB related or APP related.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:16 PM

It will probably be all resolved in the next week either by DirecTV or by the xCon author. It was working fine until the new version came out so maybe the old version has been disabled or something. I don't really care if DirecTV supports jailbroken devices or not, it's not their issue to deal with. I just want their app to load properly like it did before another infamous "upgrade".

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:12 AM

Is anybody having issues with the new app hanging loading the playlist?


Yep same here on my non JB new iPad.
Never had the problem with the previous release.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:38 AM

xCon has been updated in Cydia now and it makes the new version 1.6.6 work on JB iPads. I knew the hack community would figure it out before DirecTV would. Enjoy!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:05 PM

xCon has been updated in Cydia now and it makes the new version 1.6.6 work on JB iPads. I knew the hack community would figure it out before DirecTV would. Enjoy!


Cool. Got her working now.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:14 PM

Those of us with the Cydia tweak APP have a cleaner, smoother, and more error free version.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:48 PM

Those of us with the Cydia tweak APP have a cleaner, smoother, and more error free version.


That we do. People want to bash jailbreaking but most of us have more secure and efficient devices than vanilla users. :D

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:44 AM

there is a temp fix out there but because I haven't had five posts, I can't post a link.

you must go into Cydia and add n00neimp0rtant's repository.

PM me if you want and I'll give u the link there.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:35 AM

there is a temp fix out there but because I haven't had five posts, I can't post a link.

you must go into Cydia and add n00neimp0rtant's repository.

PM me if you want and I'll give u the link there.


Add the n00neimp0rtant.dyndns.org/repo to your sources and search for xCon to make the new DirecTV iPad app work on your JB iPad.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:21 PM

Add the n00neimp0rtant.dyndns.org/repo to your sources and search for xCon to make the new DirecTV iPad app work on your JB iPad.


you the man...thank you banditt76

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:58 PM

you the man...thank you banditt76


Glad to help out fellow jailbreakers.




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