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  • New Cydia "Manage Account" Feature Finds Your Purchases

    Jay "saurik" Freeman has been hard at work on what he calls a "full package index:" a centralized database of Cydia packages. One of the first features based on this fundamental restructuring is now live on Cydia's homepage: the new "Manage Account" option. Finally, there's a simple way to determine what you've purchased on the Cydia Store, giving you a quick and easy way to re-install your apps, tweaks, and themes after a restore.

    There are some caveats to be aware of. First off, if you had originally purchased your package through RockYourPhone, it may or may not show up in your "Installable Purchases" list unless you've explicitly linked the two accounts. As saurik says, he "tried very hard to automatically connect together accounts 'as if by magic' sometimes you will need to manually associate your Rock account." There's buttons on all apps that were on Rock enabling this, but if you haven't taken the opportunity to do so yet, you can use the Transfer Rock Licenses page on Cydia to link your accounts.

    Also, if you're one of the many humans in the 21st century who has both a Facebook and a Google account, be aware that you may have used one or the other - or both - to log into Cydia in the past. Remember that Cydia only uses Amazon and PayPal accounts for payment authorization, not login. And furthermore, any item that uses its own payment system outside of Cydia won't show up on the list, even though it may be marked "Package Already Purchased" on its product page.

    This is all part of a revamping of Cydia that will be ongoing. With the proliferation of packages, the default repositories have inevitably gotten a lot of corrupt or damaged package files. One positive side effect of the new index is that those files have gotten weeded out. Jay's continuing his efforts to make a Cydia that works for everybody, and if you appreciate what he's done, you might consider making a donation on PayPal.

    Source: @saurik
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Cydia "Manage Account" Feature Finds Your Purchases started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. sjkkjs's Avatar
      sjkkjs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Now I don't have to write down all my paid apps when I restore my phone next time lol.
      Thanks Saurik last time I forgot to write mine down and was still trying to remember a couple that showed up in the list.
    1. 0Milk0's Avatar
      0Milk0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
      Still doesn't have a feature like rock backup, so I still hate Cydia.

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      Although I don't hate Cydia entirely I just wish they would incorporate that feature into it like Rock.
    1. Duscarter's Avatar
      Duscarter -
      Nice feature, I had to use it yesterday.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Cydia has no multitasking and still isn't as fast or as good looking as Rock.

      I miss Rock
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Late again: Cydia Adds Account Management
    1. dynasty0792's Avatar
      dynasty0792 -
      lmao. i did the same thing. and i would even leave certain packages out since they didnt have icons >.<
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Pretty sweet

      Nice to have after a restore, so much easier
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by saunupe1911 View Post
      I've got PkgBackup for that
      Same here

      So happy this is here now. Like one said before, no remembering what you have to download that you paid for
    1. juggz143's Avatar
      juggz143 -
      For those complaining about multitasking & backgrounding, last I checked backgrounder was still free And it works much better then native anyway. You can set an override for cydia to run as if it was still in foreground, works like a charm and saved me plenty of aggravation.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      this is a great addition. I noticed this yesterday and it even reminded me of a few apps i've purchased but had forgotten about. If only we could get irealsms to play along and add a licensing function like mywi/my3G has. That made it easy for me to download my certs after getting my iphone swapped out for battery issues.
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      I tried it., works great,, all my past purchase, was there good job jay freeman ,,
    1. dniMretsaMi's Avatar
      dniMretsaMi -
      Great job Jay!! You and your work amaze me dude! Thanks for it all!
    1. TheBattman's Avatar
      TheBattman -
      Doesn't work - the Manage Account screen is blank... I used Facebook for my account set-up.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheBattman View Post
      Doesn't work - the Manage Account screen is blank... I used Facebook for my account set-up.
      Worked fine for me last night.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Interesting, it doesn't work for mine now though. Hopefully he is adding a new feature?