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Old 07-31-2014, 03:17 PM
Jorlen Jorlen is offline
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Default IOS 7.1.2 - Is it worth a JB for "controllers for all"?

I've noticed that controllers for all has been updated and seems to work for IOS 7.1 and 7.1.2.

I have read some reports that some people are having problems, though. Are any of you using it?

I don't usually JB my devices, but this might actually be worth JB'ing for, because I do own a DS3 controller already. From my understanding, this Cydia app will allow me to use the DS3 as a MFI controller AND also allow me to map the controls to any game, correct?
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:28 PM
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I've noticed that controllers for all has been updated and seems to work for IOS 7.1 and 7.1.2.

I have read some reports that some people are having problems, though. Are any of you using it?

I don't usually JB my devices, but this might actually be worth JB'ing for, because I do own a DS3 controller already. From my understanding, this Cydia app will allow me to use the DS3 as a MFI controller AND also allow me to map the controls to any game, correct?
I jb'ed for exactly this reason and it was worth it as I now get to use a DS3 controller but only with MFi games. It doesn't let you map the controls to any game. Another 'App' does that called Blutrol, but it is a faff where you have to take a photograph of the screen and then map the controls of your controller to the controls on the screen - easier than it sounds and not sure that Blutrol is great with DS3. I use the old Gameloft Controller with Blutrol DS3 with C4All. If it's your main or only device I probably wouldn't bother but I gave it a try with my iPad2 and I haven't looked back since. I have a SteelSeries and Logitech MFi controller and the DS3 is so much better from a pure controller perspective. Sorry to go on. The answer from me is, as always, it depends.........
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:52 PM
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This always makes me laugh "is it worth me jailbreaking for..."

The answer is always a big fat YES!! I really don't understand why people are so paranoid about jailbreaking! I've jailbroken every iOS device I've ever owned, right back to the days when GeoHot (George Hotz) was the main man for the exploit!! The reason I say YES is because the jailbreak can be removed at any time without any problems... When you restore or update your phone through iTunes (not OTA) it removes ALL traces of the jailbreak!!
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:37 PM
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There are a lot of really excellent official MFi controllers scheduled for release this month and next, if you'd be open to buying an official one. But if you already have a PS3 controller lying around, and you don't mind backing up and restoring if something goes wrong, it's really hard to come up with a reason NOT to give it a shot...
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:52 PM
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Gotcha, so blutrol is a separate app that lets you kinda map your controller to touch-based areas. Obviously it would only work for certain kinds of games, but it's still a cool concept.

This is likely a stupid question but if I JB, it sounds like I can revert by simply doing a restore. Is this correct? If so, I agree that I have nothing to lose.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:58 PM
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Yes!

I'm still waiting for a proper jb for 7.1.2 though

Not sure how long it's going to be, they might even wait until 8.0
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:05 PM
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You can revert to non-JB pretty easily, yeah. You'll have to enter into DFU, but that's not really a big deal, and there are tutorials online.

I generally don't recommend jailbreaking if you're not familiar with the process, but yes, if you maintain regular backups and aren't afraid to mess around with iTunes and third-party jailbreak stuff, it's worth looking into.

The Horipad is coming later this month though, and it's pretty similar to the Dualshock 3 - if you don't want to risk it, might be worth just waiting for that
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:28 PM
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TLDR:

ABSOLUTELY.

I used to use a SteelSeries Stratus MFI Controller before I jailbroke.
After I jailbroke and got Controllers for All and decided to connect my dual shock PS3 wireless controller. I immediately reboxed my Steelseries controller and returned it back to the store. There simply was no comparison between using a real PS3 controller vs a MFI controller. My Ipad Mini Retina feels much like a home console now, particularly when it's connected to the 60" HDTV and my controller. I will probably never use my Ipad again without a jb of some sort.
Yes. It's easily worth it.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:14 AM
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I'm using controllersforall with iOS 7.1.2 and it works exactly how it should. So you can jailbreak for only that but if there is a problem with your phone you should restore it before you take it to the store.

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Yes!

I'm still waiting for a proper jb for 7.1.2 though

Not sure how long it's going to be, they might even wait until 8.0
Are you waiting for an Evasi0n release? Because current 7.1.2 jb is fine.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:15 AM
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Forget the controllers. It's worth it alone for emulators
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