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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. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      Is this up and running now?
    1. primalscream.40's Avatar
      primalscream.40 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sandstorm77 View Post
      Is this up and running now?
      yep it's working as of yesterday.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Even though we knew it was coming, it's still a great addition
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Yeah, it's pretty sweet. I almost forgot a lot of the Cydia apps I paid for. Saurik is one step closer to making it virtually flawless. We just got to hope Repos stay properly constructed. That's what destroys Cydia's performance in my opinion.

      Thank Saurik.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Now I don't have to write down all my paid apps when I restore my phone next time lol.
    1. vedavis's Avatar
      vedavis -
      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.
      What about the free apps/tweaks? Have to write them down, too.
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vedavis View Post
      What about the free apps/tweaks? Have to write them down, too.
      I've got PkgBackup for that
    1. MPS3's Avatar
      MPS3 -
      i wish this kept a list of all the free apps installed
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Love it! Great job Jay! Now we need native multitasking support and SBSettings functionality for Cydia and we are in business!
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MPS3 View Post
      i wish this kept a list of all the free apps installed
      That would be cool since its something that used to be free. But PkgBackup works flawlessly, even after a fresh restore. PkgBackup and MyWi are 2 must have jb apps.
    1. dabisnit's Avatar
      dabisnit -
      I wish there was some sort of gift card for Cydia like iTunes
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Not to complain, but I submitted a free package to backup the free packages that was rejected because of this addition to Cydia. Really both are needed to do a complete backup.
    1. bpdunsta's Avatar
      bpdunsta -
      This is a very nice feature! Only thing I'd like to see added: ability to sort installed packages (on the Manage tab) by date installed. That would make it much easier to debug issues when they pop-up. Now, I take a screenshot of the Cydia page right before processing the install since my memory isn't so good
    1. ZOMGVTEK's Avatar
      ZOMGVTEK -
      Nice feature, but it isn't showing my Rock purchases... I linked my accounts quite a while ago, and just did it again twice... Still not there.
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      Still need multitasking saurik! The update that bumped the reload time a while back was great but background abilities would be great
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro View Post
      Still need multitasking saurik! The update that bumped the reload time a while back was great but background abilities would be great
      chpwn already confirmed that's never coming because just in case you used CyDelete, Cydia would need to reload the data anyway, so it wouldn't really do much.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Still doesn't have a feature like rock backup, so I still hate Cydia.


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      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.
      +1

      Great job Saurik, making life easier for JB's.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Not to complain, but I submitted a free package to backup the free packages that was rejected because of this addition to Cydia. Really both are needed to do a complete backup.
      Hahaha saurik is sounding kindof like Apple, "we already have a mail app, so we are going to deny yours"


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Lol at the donate suggestion.

      I donate to saurik everytime i buy from CyStore (frequently).

      The man must be a multi-millionaire.