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Old 05. Mar 2013, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mobiwol blocks Muffin Knight (Feint)

Hello all, I'm a user of Mobiwol on Android 4.1.2 GT-N7000 (no contract). I spent a long time creating a a lot of block rules on anything deemed unwanted or unnecessary for connecting online. So far, nothing is broken, except this new game I installed called Muffin Knight. You see, I like its cross-platform multiplayer feature, but somehow it won't connect without Mobiwol disabled. The application itself is allowed on Mobiwol, and the firewall logs provide no useful info. There's a notification stating that "You are offline, Feint requires an active network connection" though.

My question is: what did I block that is required for Feint? I don't want to go through the whole list and test each entry. Thank you for your time.

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Active apps manager, Android Live Wallpapers, Aurora2, Blue sea, Calculator, Camera, CapabilityManagerService, ChocoEUKor, all clock widgets, com.android.backupconfirm, com.sec.android.app.FlashBxxxxrvice, com.sec.android.app.minimode.res, CoolEUKor, EnterprisePermissions, Face Unlock, Favourite Apps, FlashAnnotate, FlashAnnotateSvc, FM Radio, Gallery, Helv Neue S, License Settings, Live Wallpaper Picker, Messaging, Microbes, Mini diary, Mini S Note, MusicFX, Music Player, My Files, Ocean weather, OmaDrmPopup, Paper Artist, Photo wall, Polaris Viewer 4.1, Preconfig, RoseEUKor, S Memo, S Note, SASlideShow, SecWallpaperChooser, Serial Number Read/Write, ShutdownApp, Swype, SyncmIDS, SystemInfo, TalkBack, Task Manager, TestService, Trim, Try pan, Video Player, Voice Recorder, Windy weather
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Old 05. Mar 2013, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Okay, it's worse than I thought. Even Samsung Kies is affected. Still with everything allowed I cannot connect to my Android with other devices. I believe it has something to do with either built-in incoming block rules, or the way the app uses VPN. Anyhow, I'm uninstalling Mobiwol, because there's no point having a firewall you have to sometimes disable for things to work.
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Old 12. Mar 2013, 12:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi there,

I don't know why you're facing such problems, but you shouldn't discourage users from using an app just because it didn't work for you. Worse still when the troubled app turns to be just a game. BTW, did you know OpenFeint no longer exists since december? Many users reported problems with that. I'm just saying...

I have a tablet of the same brand of yours and I've had no problems at all. I know the big problem with Android is fragmentation and there's no "one size fits all" app yet, but that doesn't mean the app should be labeled as useless, notably because it is free and works on phones and tablets with no root.

I love freeware, and as radical as I may sound, you shouldn't claim anything about any free app since you didn't pay for it. If it didn't work for you, it doesn't mean it'll be useless to other people. Just uninstall it and call it day.
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das.markus, welcome to the forum .

Appreciate your reply, but I don't think J_L is discouraging the users to use Mobiwol, or he is calling it useless. I don't see that in his posts. He is merely sharing his experience, and asked others for a possible solution to the issues he faced. When he didn't get any reply, he went ahead and uninstalled Mobiwol, because it didn't work out for him. Maybe he will try again in the future. He is certainly not saying it useless, or discouraging others.
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Old 12. Mar 2013, 02:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to Gizmo's forum too das.markus!

I'd agree with Anupam about J_L's posts. Nowhere was any comment made to "don't use" Mobiwol. In fact, some of the feedback would probably come in handy for anyone that may encounter a similar issue.
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Old 12. Mar 2013, 02:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi There,

I work with the Developers of Mobiwol and came across your posting. Sorry you ran into some issues.

We just released an update yesterday that resolves several bugs related to unexpected app blocking, as well as introducing some nice features, so encourage you to download the upgrade and see if it resolves the issue you were facing.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...spark.firewall

If you continue to run into issues, you can open a dialogue with us on twitter https://twitter.com/Mobiwol or email us at the support email found on our Play page.

Hope you see an improvement though after the update.

http://www.mobiwol.com
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I work with the Developers of Mobiwol and came across your posting. Sorry you ran into some issues.
Thanks for posting. We always appreciate it when developers interact with our members.
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Old 12. Mar 2013, 08:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi Anupam and Joe, I'm glad to be here.

I didn't mean to be rude, I just wanted to say something about a post I thought could mislead potential users. This is all the more true given that almost all of the firewalls are only for rooted phones and tablets.

As I said earlier, fragmentation is one of Android's biggest problems. To this we must add the variety of devices and the many different hardware components used by the manufacturers, making it virtually impossible for an app to work flawlessly on every device. I think every Android user should consider that before anything.

There are, of course, numerous hoaxes out there, and forgive me if this seems a bit off-topic, but I want to illustrate how some people don't read about the app before installing it. Check this app, for instance.
This app's page states the following:

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This app is designed for Android, no iPhone will be able to compete with your phone!
Amaze your friends with this fun app. Fool your friends with this realistic prank app! Watch the reaction on their face. This is just a prank app.
So they aren't tricking you about the app's functions (although the permissions needed by the app put it in the strange/unsecure side to me.....)But if you go to the comments section you'll read things like "Works like a charm", "keeps everything unfragmented and quick", "my phone is faster now" when no actual improvements were made to your phone. So there you go, a prank app gets >4 stars because users think it is doing something when actually it isn't whilst other real useful apps get low scores just because they failed to work instantly on a certain phone or tablet.

Well, I'll end this discussion here. I just read the post by s_m and as MidnightCowboy said it is great to see developers involved with the users' community by providing support and improving their app based on the feedback users gave them.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I'll see you around.
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