Resupported – Video out through unsupported cords!

Author: phoenix3200  //  Category: Jailbreak, News

Did you know your iPhone/iPod Touch can play videos on your TV? Did you know Apple wants you to pay $50 to get a cable that lets you do such?

Did you know you don’t need to?

There are plenty of accessories on the market that allow you to play video out with iPods, but when plugged into the iPhone, display “This accessory is unsupported by iPhone”, and refuse to play video out. Or at least used to.

Resupported is a safe and cheap alternative to paying the Apple tax. It enables video out through many unsupported AV cables and devices, and it does not modify system files!

Here’s a simple check to see if your cord is likely to be supported:
-Does it plug into the dock connector?
-Will audio play through it when connected to your device?
-Does it have a video output or a screen?

Available in Cydia for $1.99

BigBoss Authors: Mark Bruce & Kory Lee

61 Responses to “Resupported – Video out through unsupported cords!”

  1. Dan Says:

    Went to Cydia – cant find this app.

    It’s listed in Rock Your Phone but not available

  2. phoenix3200 Says:

    It’s not in the Cydia Store itself yet, but should appear in a search unless you disabled the system category. It’s not for sale thru RockApp.

  3. billchase2 Says:

    Awesome!! Been looking for something like this for quite a while now… thanks!

  4. Tony Says:

    get it free with TVout app on cydia. Tested and works great with cheap 3rd party cables.

  5. mic Says:

    Does it have an sbsettings toggle? Does it activate the official ipod playback and foto slideshow? I installed it, but it doesnt seem to work. Tvout 2 does but no ipod playback.

  6. ragzirkal Says:

    ya igot it thanksssss i was searching 4 this

  7. phoenix3200 Says:

    Not yet – the next release will if you want to turn the video on manually. Was your ringer switch off?

  8. Justin Says:

    Hi Phoenix3200 – i tried using your web sites contact forum but it kept kicking me out (keps saying check required fields but nothing is checked)

    I need some help with this.
    It just doesnt work. I resprug.
    Rebooted. Hard rebooted. Plugged cable in while playing. Plugged in
    dock first then cables then tried to play & vice versa. Uninstalled.
    Reinstalled. The cable I have now is non-genuine from hong kong. Used
    to get tv out on FW 2.x. So cable does work. I noticed however that
    after I installed it audio out on the cable end doesnt work any more
    either. :( (im using FW 3.1.2 & no other tv out apps installed)…yes my ringer switch is on

  9. phoenix3200 Says:

    I don’t do anything with the audio path. You’re welcome to uninstall Resupported to check for yourself, but it should make no difference in terms of the audio.

    Until you are able to produce audio thru the cord, the autodetection won’t allow the video to go out the cord.

  10. Kriechi Says:

    doesn’t work for me either…

    ringer switch is on
    audio isn’t send through cable after installed…
    video isn’t displayed on my tv, just blank screen.

    TVout2 works fine with audio & video through cable.

  11. mic Says:

    My ringer switch is broken, but i have auto silent installed. TVout 2 displays video and plays sound, but i can’t use the official features with it, like the foto-slideshow. I thought resupported would activate these. I uninstalled all tvout apps and resettet, but it still only shows a black screen. Ringer switch would only work if theres no audio or does it have any other effects on the playback?



  12. Justin Says:

    thanks I’ll keep working with it. It sounds like your app is working fine for most. my bet is it must’ve been landscape tv out app or another tvout app that may have messed with the core files for sending video and audio out and I think that even though they are uninstalled they may have left a nasty fingerprint. Anyway appreciate getting a response. Keep up the great work!

  13. phoenix3200 Says:

    My autodetection relies on where the audio is going, and if the ringer switch is in the off position, it’s masking where the audio is going.

    Per the black screen: is the video trying to go out the dock, or is it trying to go on the TV screen?

  14. mic Says:

    my ringer switch is broken and so it is always set to silent. since I uninstalled all tvout programs i dont see a black screen on the tv anymore. Nothing at all on the tv happens, except of sound.

    Because of the broken ringer switch i work with auto silent. But turned on or turned off, when i plug the cable in, the sound is being redirected to the tv.

  15. phoenix3200 Says:

    If the ringer is always stuck on silent, for the time being, get the (just released) SBSettings Toggle to force video out on/off. I just figured out a better way to detect the dock audio (regardless of switch settings), but it won’t be live for at least a day.

  16. mic Says:

    Thank you,

    its working now with the toggle. It’s black and white now, although it is set to pal, but i think thats because i had too many tv out programs installed and uninstalled, i had that problem before.

    Thanks for your help


  17. Brandon1989 Says:

    I need help when I try to install it says that it is forbidden could you tell me why?

  18. phoenix3200 Says:

    You’re probably trying to install the SBSettings toggle, which requires that you already own Resupported.

    The SBSettings toggle should in general be used only for debugging cable problems and to avoid the (soon to be gone) ringer switch bug.

  19. Jams Says:

    Same-doesn’t work for me. Just installed it-previously installed and unistalled tvout

  20. ArkBark Says:

    Can you do this to for the Mic of the iPhone? There are no cables that can be used to allow to use the Mic and run from another unit, like ahearing assistance unit which only out puts a mono jack out. But connected to an iPhone it impossible to the mic to work and record from Multi port mini jack using the iPhone Recorder (3GS). Let me know.


  21. kev Says:

    I want to use one of these leads for Audio to my car stereo and the usb to charge my ipod, does this side still work or do i have to use this patch.

  22. rocco Says:

    any way to have this route phone call audio through the dock connector? *crossing fingers*

  23. billchase2 Says:

    Works for me! However, I still get the warning message popping up every once in a while… it continues to play though.

    Overall, a success!

  24. jimvodka Says:

    does not work for me… i get sound but no video i get pop up message cable not supported

  25. voltman Says:

    Just purchased resuported app and for the first 3 minutes audio and video work great but then a popup stating accessery not supported! comes up and i have to clear the popup and start movie again this is in dtunes during a movie play back it runs another 3 minutes and does the same thing over and continues this throughout the playback.
    Iam running firmware 3.1.2 on a 3g

  26. Jack H. Says:

    Still freezes after 10 seconds, like usual. I’ve already patched the file that gets rid of the “cable not supported” message – but it seems this app doesn’t get around the main problem itself: freezing at exact intervals.

    I’ll re-jailbreak, and test it again without video-out patching.

  27. james Says:

    Voltman, i get the same thing. Every 5 to 6 minutes i get the pop up saying accessory not supported. Its so annoying. Maybe is better to just buy the original cables on ebay.
    Note that i do not get this pop ups when viewing the ipod or picture slide show. Only when viewing youtube videos.

  28. Jack H. Says:

    I’m back.

    After restoring, and re-jailbreaking with blackra1n, it has started working. I noticed the popup when I inserted my 3rd party cord, but I just declined airplane mode, and was good to go.

    The only setback I encountered was that the lockscreen (once it locked) it would freeze the video. Minor setback, and I’m sure there’s a permanent fix, but for now, I just turn off the lockscreen.

    Running firmware 3.1.2

  29. phoenix3200 Says:

    Have you guys tried a phone reboot? That message should have disappeared completely after install.

  30. -=The Devil=- Says:

    iPhone 3GS, with Firmware 3.1 , just installed resupported + Landscape TV Out, my cable is Promate(which was not supported with 3.1 version of course) … Worked Perfectly …

  31. Ragzi Says:

    Hey I had restored my phone and now when I install resupported I don get it as like before ……..
    It’s not workin now before it was version 1.0 and now it’s 1.2.0-1 wat to do pls help……

  32. Mozbakir Says:

    I had bought this app and not support me.Audio ok but video no working
    3.1.2 jailbreak 3GS

  33. Scuffy Says:

    Not working for me either, IPhone 3gs 3.1.2. Audio but no video, dont recieve any warnings though.

  34. ragzirkal Says:

    hey guys those who ve downloaded the newer version of resupported i.e 1.2.0-1 pls post me the .deb file or mail me at ………………………thank u

  35. kyle Says:

    Can sum! please make a video on this? from dl to reboot and how to use it?

    I bought it the app! and iam using the rocketfish cables and all i get is sound no picture… i plugged all the connections into their corrosponding spots and still nothing, please sum1 make a video on this. thanks

  36. eric Says:

    Hey, sorry i am not smart with this stuff. i was wondering: 1. can i plug the cable into the ipods headphone jack or do i need to use the one you plug in to charge 2. when I have it plugged in(using various diferent video apps and kandscape tv out, cable plugged into headphone jack), i can only get audio. i have a second generation itouch on 3.1.2. thanks

  37. Chris Says:

    I am in the same boat as eric, just sound and no video… I have a 3GS and 3.1.2


  38. alec03 Says:

    hey i just installed it and the phone froze so i had to reboot with home and sleepbutton, now its just stuck in a loop i get to lockscreen then cant do anything it resprings a couple of times then reboots again with apple logo

  39. Gabe Says:

    when will this be compatible with 4.0? i feel like i wasted my money now. thanks.

  40. Beaudean Says:

    Any idea of an eta for IOS 4.0 support or if at all.

  41. Roshan Says:

    hey guys those who ve downloaded the newer version of resupported i.e 1.2.0-1 pls post me the .deb file or mail me at ………………………thank u

  42. Johnny Says:

    Resupported4 doesn’t For me, when I plug it in the tv starts flickering for a few seconds then my iPod says accessory not supported

  43. Steve AMDHome Says:

    i bought a unsupported cable from ebay it used to work up to version 2.2. i got resupported but it didn’t work. The audio plays and it connects to the dock but no video.

    how do i make resupported work for ios 4.3.1 for ipod touch 3g.

    any help would be appricated

  44. Pavle Says:

    I want to buy Resupported4 on cydia, but i cannot because i dont have account on amazon and paypal (my country is not supported on theirs serices) . Is there any other option to buy Resupported4 app? (for example: with credit card)

  45. John Says:

    Resupported 1.2.0-1 made the $4 cable from DX work with my iPod Touch 1st gen. (iOS 3.1.3)


  46. Justin Says:

    I have IOS 4.3.3 and would also be able to use my cheap cables on the tv. However I hope it will support my headphone to AV component cables. Looking forward to a working release for newer IOS

  47. Nitzan Says:

    hi, I just bought the resuppurted 4 from cydia, but it doesn’t work for me… when I plug it to the tv I only hear sounds and see black screen, on the iphone it’s says that the picture is on the tv, but I can’t see anyhing, I tried to change the ipod setting to pal, but it didn’t work… also I tried to reinstall and it didn’t work (with my pervios iphone it worked at the 10 days trial that’s mean the cable is ok)

    someone can help me? thx

  48. Sam Says:

    Did you also get DisplayOut? You need that if you want to see your itouch/iphone screen on you TV

  49. Anonymous Says:

    same here. It works for a second, then my iPod says the accessory isn’t supported and stops working tho the audio keeps working…

  50. Rikulin Says:

    Hi. I bought the resupported 4 from cydia but i have a problem (i have iphone 4 and iOS 4.3.3 . When i connect my iphone it works for 3 seconds. Than iphone stop playing music and my volume remote on iphone is back. I tried play music again but now is playing only iphone . Damn .. Help thx

  51. Will Says:

    Bought the Ressupported4 from infancy and my last one was 1.6-4 (which worked fine) until upgraded to 1.7 = NO signal…

    Need help or a link to downgrade to 1.6-4

    IOS 4.2.1

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  54. Anonymous Says:

    Hi. Using resupported4, getting audio and no video, what am I doing wrong!???

  55. Jered Says:

    Same issue as above, updated app doesn’t work properly for me either. Running 3G on 4.1 and 3GS on 4.3.3.

  56. Nick Says:

    Worked fine during trail period purchased now does not work.

  57. leon Says:

    hey there have you found any solution for this problem? i still have the 1.7-1 version and it doesnt work, thank you

  58. Leon1134 Says:

    I just got itworking yesterday dont know what it was because i didnt nothi g just installed tvOut2,


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  60. igor Says:

    I purchased resuported 4+ but it was working until I shot down my Iphone. Now,when I connect it it says device connected (showing everything on TV), than after 3 sec device disconnected (nothing on tv)and on the end this accessory is not supported…I paid 2 times , thinking something went wrong with my update from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1 but still nothing…So everything worked fine until I turned the cell off…Please help.

  61. LN Says:

    Today I purchased resuported 1.2.0-1 after reading several threads as I have a first generation ipod touch (iOS 3.1.3). After the install I am only getting audio no video.The accessory I am using is the cable came for Roku XS. Do you think it is a issue I had already done reboot/respring/tvout2 options not sure what else I can do. Please let me if I am doing something wrong I greatly apprecite your reply. Please help.

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