New Cydia “Manage Account” Feature

This is something I’ve been wanting in the App Store for a long time but I never thought of it working with Cydia. A new link when Cydia first opens allows you to see a list of all the apps you’ve paid for in the Cydia Store. They are linkable so you can just click on the link, install the app again and you’re all set. Again, would love to see this as an app store feature.

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If there seems to be apps missing from the list, Saurik has a list a reasons why they might not be showing up:

1) The package might be discontinued by the vendor. I have spent a bunch of time figuring out how to maintain a list of what is “currently hosted”, so this list only includes things that are available.

2) You probably logged in with the wrong account. Remember: Cydia does not ever use PayPal or Amazon accounts for login, only for payment.

Also, users sometimes have multiple Facebook accounts or multiple Gmail accounts, and most people have both an account with Facebook and an account with Gmail: each of these is separate: there is no way for me to know they are all the same person.

I seriously have lost track of the larger number of users who have adamantly sworn to either myself or to a vendor that they have only ever logged in with a single account: trust me, Cydia has only once ever had a “lost payments” bug, and it was only due to PayPal going offline and returning the wrong error code. I did not lose your payment: try another account… please?

3) You purchased the product directly from the vendor, and Cydia does not keep the records for that transaction.

In this situation, you still may see “Package Officially Purchased” on the product: Cydia’s backend APIs allow developers to integrate into the product licensing as seen by Cydia’s UI. Still, it is not practical to iterate every product here to build a “complete” list.

4) You didn’t buy this product from Cydia, you bought it from Rock. In this case, while Cydia has tried very hard to automatically connect together accounts “as if by magic”, sometimes you will need to manually associate your Rock account. You can do that using the giant buttons on any ex-Rock product.

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Comments

  1. I actually have been waiting for this feature to be in the app store for a while. I really wish Apple would catch up. At least we have Cydia.

  2. I have been wanting this for SO long! Now I cn easily see all the apps I have purchased! Way to go Saurik!

  3. I have been wanting this for SO long! Now I can easily see all the apps, themes, and whatnot I have purchased! Way to go Saurik!

  4. I can’t thank them enough for adding this feature on Cydia, it will make my life much easier now.

  5. Kmichale
    1 mo ago
    I actually have been waiting for this feature to be in the app store for a while. I really wish Apple would catch up. At least we have Cydia.

  6. I love cydia

  7. hi i want cydia i dont have it any

  8. But it gave me a problem when I have to link it to Rock. It’s always telling Ther Rock ID has already been associated with a Cydia Account. And no possibility to create Rock ID. Please help.

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