Cydia Acquires Rock Your iPhone

Cydia It seems that Saurik (the developer of Cydia) has recently required Rock Your iPhone. For those of you who are not familiar with Rock Your iPhone, it is another application used to install jailbroken apps onto your device. Some of you die-hard Rock Your iPhone fans might be freaking out a little bit but, Saurik has written up a detailed FAQ section on Cydia… below are a few of the biggies.

Q: What does that even mean? That makes no sense. What is happening?
A: “The key thing to realize is that Intelliborn, the company that brought you such products as IntelliScreen and MyWi, are the same developers who created Rock Your iPhone.

Unfortunately, due to some early miscommunication, rather than us being in a position where we were cooperating on platforms like Cydia, we ended up spending most of our time competing with each other over the course of the last two years.

This was not good: Rock ended up wasting a ton of effort implementing Cydia, while SaurikIT got dragged into an “apps battle” to compete with the Rock exclusives from Intelliborn.

The primary goal of this new world, then, is to put everyone “back on task”, with a true collaboration rather than this incessant competition.”

Q: But… Rock was awesome! It was so much faster than Cydia if hurts. :(
A: Unfortunately, Rock’s speed came from taking a few incorrect/dangerous shortcuts, which precipitated the event that really forced us to where we are now: an “essential upgrade” that was required for the Spirit jailbreak, which, when installed by Rock Your Phone, forced everyone to restore their devices and start over.

That said, we at SaurikIT are always trying to improve the speed of APT, the underlying package manager we use on the jailbroken iOS platform, and are now excited about our ability to concentrate on these platform issues full time, without interruption.

Q: Huh. Fair enough. But Rock had some really important features, like backups. What if I already have a backup saved in Rock Your iPhone?
A: We are collaborating on this one (neat, huh :P), getting the backup feature into Cydia, and merging all of Rock Your iPhone’s existing backups into the Cydia databases so they can be used from Cydia as easily as Rock.

Q: How about all the software I bought in Rock? Will those licenses transfer over with my RockID?
A: Yep! We’ve been working really hard to make this work correctly, and although there are a few corner cases that still need to be handled, there’s really not much work left to be done.

To read the rest of the FAQ, check out Saurik’s article in Cydia titled, “Cydia+=Rock Your Phone?”

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Comments

  1. I’m wanting to know how much he payed.
    I really like this though. I had to buy My3G from Rock, which means I had to buy it for EACH iOS device I wanted it on. Now, as long as I buy one copy from Cydia, I can install it on as many devices as I wish.

  2. There was an error posting your comment maybe it was too short

  3. Dude, a rock update just disabled rock complely, and dosn’t have backup yet.Don’t update rock!!!

  4. Justin
    1 wk, 3 days ago
    I’m wanting to know how much he payed.
    I really like this though. I had to buy My3G from Rock, which means I had to buy it for EACH iOS device I wanted it on. Now, as long as I buy one copy from Cydia, I can install it on as many devices as I wish.

    Reply

  5. Quiero vajar la aplicasion pero no se como bajaría a Cydia

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