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  • Ripdev - GOOD BYE

    Ripdev has been a presence in the iPhone community for a good while now. They took over Installer from Null River, and worked WITH Null River for a while before doing so.

    They're behind Icy, Kate, and a few more notable iPhone softwares.

    And now, they're shutting down.

    Citing only "circumstances" as their reasoning, Ripdev states they'll be closing their doors, ceasing all support, and are giving out the source to Icy to see if anyone would like to do anything with it.

    We've always been Cydia proponents - I don't even have Icy installed on my iPhones, and never have except a brief review period when it initially came out. With Icy gone, guess we're in the same exact place - Cydia is King, and the people have spoken.

    It's been a great two years, but unfortunately, the time has come for Ripdev to close its doors. There are many reasons for this, most of which we probably will never disclose (unless we are forced to). The important thing is that due to circumstances we will likely be unable to support the titles we have created over the years further. They will be perfectly operatable on the firmware versions they were created for, and you will be able to download and use them — but they will no longer be supported and updated (except for i2Reader Pro that is not being developed by us and that will be kept in sync with its App Store version). We will, of course, transfer the licenses to the new devices — just email us. Our Cydia repository will be operational until at least next year, so be assured that the products you liked and paid for will be available for you to (re)install.
    Icy, our lightweight DPKG installer, is now available in source form under MIT license. You're free to do whatever you want with it. It would be nice if someone picks up the project…
    It was a honor to be in the iPhone jailbreak community, and we are proud that we have certainly made a ripple or two. Farewell!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ripdev - GOOD BYE started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 76 Comments
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      i love the goodbye bashing here, i liked what they did with icy, installer was crap tho. oh well now i have to wait for "reloading data".
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      "With Icy gone, guess we're in the same exact place - Cydia is King, and the people have spoken."

      Cydia is slow as sh** and not user friendly, But although it was faster, icy didnt have any of the sources or essential stuff cydia has.

      But if you want the real king its ****ROCKAPP!!!!***

      Rockapp is WAY faster than cydia in everything, colorful, way nicer looking, user friendly, automatically transfers your sources from cydia (unlike icy) and even makes BACKUPS of your installed apps for when you need to restore for upgrading and the such.

      Compared to the real king [of] ROCK (not elvis), Cydia is merely a jester! A JOKE! Once you go rock, you can never go back. At least 5x at everything! Even exiting the app for christs sake!
    1. KiZZ's Avatar
      KiZZ -
      Icy=epic failure

      Cydia FTW
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      everything ripdev have always crashes anyway
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      everything ripdev have always crashes anyway
      Agreed. I hate the fact how Installer crashes when I try to install or uninstall something. But now with Cydia, it takes a long time to load up everything, but at least it is more consistent than Installer and it doesn't crash too much. Face it.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Read the page source and you'll see this:

      Hey there, fellow page source viewer! Unfortunately, there's nothing interesting here, other than that we are very, very sad about the fact the things turned that way. Here's a bit of advise: don't blindly trust your business partners - one day it may turn out that they will steal a year's worth income of the company and create another one, leaving you without possibility to control what you have been creating for several years.
      so what exactly are you trying to say here NAVY? the only upstart company most recently revealed to the jailbreak community is ROCK....are you saying ROCK is the underhanded deviant backslaped result of a shady deal gone horribly wrong with ripdev? HELL if thats what your showing us with this page source...and if that can even be the truth. dont you think ROCK would be/is alot better off without them?

      just like the music industry..cut throat devious and survival of the fittest...
      cydia is KING and better written than rock. BUT..i agree with a previous poster they should collaborate and become cydia rocks...since both have creative and strong ideas
    1. boostnek9's Avatar
      boostnek9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sn71295 View Post
      One thing to say is ripdev you guys are garbage and have had no need in the jailbreak community you guys didnt help me whatsoever with all the buggy and almost god awful packages i dont know how many time i had to reset my itouch from all the freezing and crashing then freezing cydia is great and saurik kicks ***
      Here's an idea....why don't you try coding your own "not buggy" software and stop using the software offered to you for FREE by people who put tons of hours into it. WOW I don't get you people... picture this... Creating an app to mod your phone that MUST be compatible with millions of different configurations cause no one's configurations is the same.. sounds tough doesn't it? Well it probably is.. Haven't you been taught to be grateful at one point in your life?

      So this being said... Even if I never used RipDev's apps Thank you for all your hard work and effort you put in to these apps.
    1. operate's Avatar
      operate -
      bye bye ripdev you were wonderful on my 1.x and 2.x JB's
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      i remember the installer days way back when good times :P
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I just appreciate any and all work done to make the iphone a better phone to enjoy. Its a loss any way you look at it.
    1. mbaharvard's Avatar
      mbaharvard -
      Installer was the big dog (in fact only dog) on the block in the infancy of JB'ing. Remember ZiPhone and all of the other initial JB'ing apps that allowed us to install Installer?

      Kate was the first app that allowed a major degree of customization that we now take for granted.

      RIPDev will be missed...

      As for the Rock vs Cydia issue, well, I prefer Rock but one has to be aware that Jay pioneered what Rock is expounding upon. As has been mentioned, a collaboration between the two would be awesome!

      It's funny how we can mention RIPDev and Kate et al as the "old days" as they (the "old days") were but a mere 2 and a half years ago! The jail break community has come a long way thanks to RIPDev and those that followed them. (DevTeam, GeoHot, Jay Freeman, Big Boss, Steve Houghton, ModMyi in all of its incarnations, et al... way too many to list and I am grateful to all of them)
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      lol bye bye
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      That's sad new. Thanks for your support with the iphone project for the last several years. I wish you guy luck.
    1. surryhillbilly's Avatar
      surryhillbilly -
      To all those people that had a go and created software for the Jailbroken iPhone community, and set up systems to distribute it then you have all the right to make these negative comments. All the others should thank them for offering the community of jailbroken iPhone users another option to access jailbroken software. Which way do you want it guys?
    1. mythamp's Avatar
      mythamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by sn71295 View Post
      One thing to say is ripdev you guys are garbage and have had no need in the jailbreak community you guys didnt help me whatsoever with all the buggy and almost god awful packages i dont know how many time i had to reset my itouch from all the freezing and crashing then freezing cydia is great and saurik kicks ***
      Hey new guy, most probably you didnt know but in the days of 1.2 and 1.4, most probably when you didnt know iPhone was cool, ripDeV and installer was "jailbreaking". So show some respect, there are a few articles here about how cydia sucked compared to installer, use the search function.

      In any case, good luck with what you guys(ripDev) will do in the future and hope you guys still play a role in the jailbreaking community.

    1. nickh's Avatar
      nickh -
      Good Bye - Good luck & Good ridense RipDev
    1. sobeniceguy2's Avatar
      sobeniceguy2 -
      I hope things go well with their future. It is sad that another "dev" team is going offline. But their work broke a lot of ground in the early days and inspired others to JB their devices. I salute all that work as a "dev" in the community.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickh View Post
      Good Bye - Good luck & Good ridense RipDev
      You mean- riddance?
    1. ddonuts4's Avatar
      ddonuts4 -
      cydia is king? what about rock? Rock is awesome and it even lets me back up my cydia apps. Its also about 10x faster!