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  • Fake Cydia App Removed from App Store


    This past weekend, the App Store had a Cydia knock off, which was a completely bogus app that was falsifying and tricking users into thinking it was the App Store for jailbreak apps and tweaks. The app was a simple-looking game based on the definition of Cydia that was previously explained as the following:

    Cydia is actually named after a moth. Cydia pomonella is the scientific name for the “coddling moth,” or what we would most likely recognize as the stereotypical apple worm.
    The app didn’t allow you to install any third party packages and just tricked users into thinking they were installing Cydia, the App Store acquired from jailbreaking. The description warned many users but the app managed to fool more people than expected. It previously read:

    Cydia funny and popular snake game you may remember from childhood. Its main character – a kind of caterpillar named Cydia. Collect all the apples and pass as many levels as you can.

    Pay attention that this application is not related to Cydia Store. If someone has bought this application by mistake please get a refund.
    Reviews of the application made it clear that quite a bit of people got tricked into buying this scam app. Most of the reviews are actually negative and Jay “Saurik” Freeman even posted a review which stated the following:



    The app previously sold for $0.99 and the developer probably made quite a bit of money before the app was removed. Although some people will try to get their refund, it is likely that many will not do anything about it at all, count their losses, and just move on.

    Source: App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Fake Cydia App Removed from App Store started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      A fool and their money are soon parted!
    1. ChicagoV's Avatar
      ChicagoV -
      There's now a "Microsoft Word 2012" app - complete with similar W logo - for (get this) $9.99.

      Is Apple even reviewing these things anymore? Evidently at least a few have already been taken - it's just a bunch of "tips". Perhaps their first clue might have been the fact that it's developed by Super Racing Real Games and not Microsoft... you think?
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Waita chew 'em out saurik!
    1. anekin007's Avatar
      anekin007 -
      Some people are afraid of jailbreaking their phone for free but will to pay 0.99 for a fake one? lol
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Well the idiots that didn't read the description... Never mind.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      Well the idiots that didn't read the description... Never mind.
      Lol. People never read descriptions first -_-
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
      Some people are afraid of jailbreaking their phone for free but will to pay 0.99 for a fake one? lol
      spot on........lmao
    1. sea.envy's Avatar
      sea.envy -
      lol. just lol.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Whatever this guy made off this scam will probably go straight to his legal team when he faces litigation by Saurik LLC. Unless he lives in a country with no trademark laws or something.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
      Lol. People never read descriptions first -_-
      Yah you can't have a scam without dumb people. They go hand in hand
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      these scams end up on the Appstore from time to time.. first time ive seen with cydia, but other scams in deed. Fact is if your to impatient to read a damn description (just to make sure your not seeing things) then you really deserve to be one dollar poorer.. FFS this is the dumbest thing i have ever seen.. the description wasn't even long.. lmao
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      these scams end up on the Appstore from time to time.. first time ive seen with cydia, but other scams in deed. Fact is if your to impatient to read a damn description (just to make sure your not seeing things) then you really deserve to be one dollar poorer.. FFS this is the dumbest thing i have ever seen.. the description wasn't even long.. lmao
      I honestly don't even think the logo looked real. It looked pretty pathetic, some heck of jailbreakers they are huh?
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
      Lol. People never read descriptions first -_-
      I heard the first description that came with the app was something along the lines of 'cydia is now finally on the AppStore! get it now while it's cheap!' or something along the lines of that. which was later changed to the dev throwing disclaimers all over it
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by keenpois0n View Post
      I heard the first description that came with the app was something along the lines of 'cydia is now finally on the AppStore! get it now while it's cheap!' or something along the lines of that. which was later changed to the dev throwing disclaimers all over it
      Shows they had no good intentions in the first place. Glad it's taken off the App Store, hopefully saurik files legal charges or something.
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      I mean, it had a disclaimer on it,
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
      I mean, it had a disclaimer on it,
      Not at first....
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      It did say Cydia the tweak now avaliable in the AppStore at first then it got changed to try to cover up the scam.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Because saurik wrote that comment I'd guess.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkswat View Post
      A fool and their money are soon parted!
      But Saurik and his money? Not so soon.
    1. Ezcaflowne's Avatar
      Ezcaflowne -
      People never read anything. You could poop in a box and label it as such, "Poop in Box." Someone would still open it and say, "hey there is poop in here."