Installer Vs. Cydia, The Pros And The Cons

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  1. Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

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    Well I see all these threads on which one is better, so I decided to make a thread on it...

    I will Present them in this format

    Name Of App Centered
    My Description Or Opinion on It
    Pros
    Cons

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    Installer

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    Let me start by pointing out the Installer was what started it all...

    First off Installer is great, easy to use, and the necessary tool for any Jailbreaker.

    Pros
    Great GUI
    Easy To Use
    Adding And Removing Sources Is Easy
    Can Refresh One Source
    Installing And Uninstalling Is Easy
    Updating Is Easy
    Descriptions Of Apps Before Installing
    Creating a repo is very easy
    Has A Queue
    All Packages Ever Made Are Usually On A Installer Source
    Search Bar Both In Packages And Uninstall

    Cons
    Refreshing Sources Takes Long, Also You Can't Do Anything As It Refreshes
    Takes Long Time To Load Subjects (With Lots Of Sources)
    No Alphabet Scroller

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    Cydia

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    Cydia is by far wins for best design and performance over all

    Cydia Packager is Coded very well and is by far more superior then Installer

    Pros
    Great GUI
    Easy To Use
    Refresh Very Fast And Updates Every time Opened While You Can Continue Using Cydia
    Installing And Uninstalling Is Easy
    Shows More About The App Before Downloading
    Has A Changes Section showing everything that's been updated or changed recently, This is also shows if you need Updates
    Faster Downloads
    Shows exactly how much is being downloaded and how much Space Will Be Used
    Shows the process Of Installing
    Alphabet Scroller
    Shows how many packages are in the subject
    Can Resume Download If Interrupted

    Cons
    Manually Have To Add Sources
    No Queue
    Creating Repo Is Harded
    Less Packages / Sources

    Overall Cydia Wins In Design But Installer Wins Because Most Things Are Made For A Installer Source

    Installer 4.0 Is even using some of Cydia Techniques
  2. Hiratai

    Hiratai Banned

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    Did you guys forget Installer 2.0, with the alphabet scroll AND the ability the search? Then, it only took a mere few seconds for me to load 30+ sources.
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    cydia nicer when it works which sadly is rare for me
  4. ZombieKiller

    ZombieKiller Banned

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    Pro for Cydia...

    Its on 2.0 already.
  5. therobinsonator

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    ya i added every possible source so mine took so damn long ha
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    i like cydia simply because installer sucks.
  7. Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

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    I made this guide revolving around if Installer was on 2.0
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    nice thread, maybe some screen shots would be cool
  9. ZombieKiller

    ZombieKiller Banned

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    Ah...

    Ok.
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    woot! go installer!

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