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Thread: RockApp VS. Cydia
11-05-2009, 04:13 AM #1
RockApp VS. Cydia
So I searched all over the forums for a RockApp vs Cydia poll, and I didnt find one, so I opened this one...
Aparrently RockApp just updated to 2.0 which made it capable of adding repos just like cydia. So which do you think is better?
Rock App or Cydia?
I prefer Rock App, why? Because its really fast, it supports backups, did I mention really fast? Has push notifications, which is a very useful feature, so u dont have to open up cydia just to see if u need an update or not....
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11-05-2009, 05:07 AM #2
That's cause Cydia is the undisputed victor in any poll! ;D
11-05-2009, 07:10 PM #3
11-05-2009, 07:49 PM #4
Rock has been at 2.0 for several weeks now...
11-05-2009, 08:05 PM #5
Haha it has. But I just started using rock and I like it a lot
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11-06-2009, 07:05 AM #6
Someone one told me a lot of bad stuff about rock but i emailed them and the guy couldn't have been nicer ,i dont know enough to make a valid judgment but rock seem very good too me
11-06-2009, 12:53 PM #7
Rock is the Shizzel my Nizzels and its the futur!!
+ the managemenet section keeps track of everything you had in cydia after a firmware update so you can reinstall every fun app you had serioulsy the best thing that happened to the iphone in years!!
Last edited by simardiphone; 11-06-2009 at 12:53 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
11-10-2009, 01:23 PM #8
Hm ok I feel something fishy about this Rock app.
Yes it is smart and the UI is slick, except for some tiny menues but thats ok as long as you have no probs with your eyes. To simply sum it up, for me it is like:
- more convenient than Cydia
- ability to backup installed apps via user account
- diggs deeeeeeeeeep into your system
- bricks your device when uninstalled (recovery necessary)
- tiny menues
- Is it spyware? Dunno. At least it looks very commercial. What bothers me is this spyware thing. I can't help myself but I am a little paranoid about that.
What do you think?
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11-12-2009, 03:06 PM #9
I so so like I like cydia more
11-12-2009, 04:14 PM #10
xtraa: Are you serious?
1) What does diggs deeep into your system mean? This is a rumor spread by anti-rockers. While I have no idea what "digging" even means - we do no more adjustments then Cydia does. We simply install unix file system support - the same as Cydia in fact. There's really no differences there.
2) There was a problem 7 months ago when uninstalling rock. There's no problem at all now.
3) Yes - we need to make some of the buttons biggerSend iPhone System Log: Via any Intelliborn App -> Click Help / FAQs/ Support -> Scroll to bottom and click on red text at bottom.
MyWi 4.0 - WiFi + USB Tethering on 3.x/4.x/5.x + Simple WiFi Router - Connect Laptops, Touches, + more!
My3G - Facetime over 3G plus HiDef YouTube and more! Trick your iPhone into thinking it's on WiFi
IntelliScreenX - iOS 5 Notification Center the way Apple wished it was.
Tlert - View and Reply to SMS message within any app. Get rid of the ugly default alert messages!
11-12-2009, 05:02 PM #11
Are there currently any incompatibilities between Rock and Cydia? I have heard a lot of rumors flying around. What exactly are the facts here?
I have Rock installed but I'm a little nervous to use it beyond updating itself. I heard something about incompatibilities between Rock and mobilesubstrate. Is this true?-----------------------------------------------------------
My brother was eaten by wolves on the NJ Turnpike.
11-12-2009, 05:22 PM #12
ya just dont install rock extentionsb
11-13-2009, 03:46 PM #13
Well so far I have not had any major issues on running both apps (cydia & RYP) but I must admit that RYP is just cool but does not offer all the Shizzel Cydia does do I would have to retake my first comment and give Cydia a 2 thumbs up!!!
11-17-2009, 07:49 PM #14
So, if I have a bunch of apps from cydia that require mobilesubstrate, such as winterboard, I cannot install an app like MyWi from Rock that requires rock extensions to work? That sucks.-----------------------------------------------------------
My brother was eaten by wolves on the NJ Turnpike.
11-17-2009, 08:28 PM #15
U can but it'll cost u a whole lot of problems when u have to upgrade either
11-17-2009, 08:45 PM #16
You guys are all smoking some old, knarly crack. Rock and Cydia work just fine together. I have both, and have had both, on my 3GS since I got it. No issues. And had both on my 3G before that. No issues.
(Yes, I had to restore back in the Rock 1.0 days...but those days are LONG GONE).
No issues either with MyWi, Tlert, Intelliscreen, etc....running right along side of all other Mobilesubstrate apps, like Winterboard, LockInfo, SBSettings, etc.
All is happy and fun in my 3GS worldkwickone I.T.H.
11-19-2009, 09:01 PM #17
Same here. I'm what yee folks call a noob at all of this. As far as I knew Cydia and Rock were merely "repositories" for apps. I had no idea what all this mobilesubstrate talk is about but I am learning.
New 3Gs with Cydia and Rock installed along with MyWi. Anything I have installed and or subsequently uninstalled has proceeded flawlessly.“The meek may inherit the Earth. The weak will hand it to them.” - ZepRider
11-20-2009, 03:39 AM #18
Same here, I have had Cydia & Rock running together & have MyWifi, SBSettings & Intelliscreen. All is good with me through all the updates on both repo's & firmware updates.
11-20-2009, 09:51 AM #19
Another vote for Cydia and RYP working perfectly side by side. I've installed numerous applications on both (Rock - Tlert, Elert, MyWi) & (Cydia - SBSettings, Winterboard, iBlacklist) and have never had a single issue.
I prefer Rock because of the ability to restart/respring on exit. I hate when Cydia doesn't fully download a program but I still need to respring.
11-20-2009, 05:51 PM #20
a little off topic but maybe someone could help ive had rock and cydia no problems also have sbsettings categories categoriessb iblacklist five icon dock and coloum irealquicksms everything works perfect except for sometimes when i get a call my phone doesnt ring or do anything so i dont no then i pick it up an hour later and it looks like there is a call coming in it shows the number on top of my lockscreen i can slide to unlock and it goes to springboard like normal then i go to recent calls and it shows the same number that was on the lockscreen and the time is like an hour before i picked the phone up is it cydia and rock together causing this or something else thanks