Old Apps With Cydia

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 2.X' started by Meher, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Meher

    Meher New Member

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    Hey guys!
    i just upgraded to 2.1 and succefully jailbreaked with quickpwn

    i was trying to use installer but, just when i click 'Search', it crashes...

    I search here something abt it, and saw ppl saying to use Cydia, that is better...

    But Cydia got the same apps?
    Can i get old 1.1.4 apps, like EvolutionRGB, iCave... with cydia in 2.1?

    Is there possible to find old apps in Cydia, or in new installer? and someone knows how to fix that installer issue?

    Thankss!!
  2. monse

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    Hey there!
    I was just about to make a thread just like yours, because I am having the same thoughts at the moment...

    I hope you don't mind that I post here, if it bothers you just tell me and I will make my own thread xD

    Anyway, after being away for a LONG time (aka. 5 months? 4?) I decided I was tired of having my jailbroken ipod (1.1.3) with the same applications and not being able to download anything new because of installer crashing every time I tried to use it.

    Besides, there would be NEW applications for 1.1.4... 1.1.5... 2.1?
    Oh yes, I decided to update my ipod and get new application goodness!
    However, just like the person that made this thread.. although I WANT to update my ipodtouch to the 2. world... I also have some applications I don't want to lose.

    Can someone be kind enough as if to tell us if we can get some of the old applications with this 2. firmware?

    My list is the following, and although I know I am being lazy not reasearching one by one if they are available in 2. or not, I think that it would be much faster and easy to ask you guys, that have never let me down on this forum

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    Applications I still want to have in 2. firmware:

    iSolitaire
    Flashlight
    Mines
    Dactyl
    Capture
    iZoo
    Tribal
    PocketTouch
    MIM (Make it mine. The application that lets you change the text were it says "iPod". If there is a new application with the same function (even if it is not the same one) it is good enough for me!)
    LiveJournal
    Sketches
    Speedrun
    iCave
    Tris
    Chess
    TTR
    iWoman
    Services
    Summerboard
    MxTube
    Books
    Customize

    Sorry, I know it IS a long list.

    THANK YOU so much in advance!! :3
  3. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    Cydia has the apps available in Cydia repos that you have added - and Installer repos are not compatible with Cydia, and vice-versa.

    And no, you can't find 'old' apps unless they were ported from 1.1.4 to 2.x - there were changes in various function calls which meant that programs coded for 1.1.x don't work with Firmware 2.x as they use calls that no longer exist.

    By the way, Installer 4 beta 8's been known to cause SWOD issues on iPods - you may want to stay away from Installer, especially since Cydia's been around longer than Installer 4 has been... and is more stable, and has most of the developers on it as a result, those who aren't on App Store.
  4. gumbi

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    iSolitaire -> numerous apps in App Store
    Flashlight -> Available in Cydia
    Mines -> numerous apps in App Store
    Dactyl -> in App Store
    Capture -> 2.x has built into screen capturing (Home Button + Power Button)
    iZoo -> not sure, i think it's being ported/already ported (would be in App Store)
    Tribal -> in App Store
    PocketTouch -> Available in Cydia, way new and way improved
    MIM -> Available in Cydia
    LiveJournal -> not sure, probably in Cydia or App Store
    Sketches -> in App Store
    Speedrun -> haven't seen it
    iCave -> in App Store
    Tris -> many available in App Store
    Chess -> in App Store
    TTR -> like #1 popular in App Store
    iWoman -> i've seen a couple in App Store, there might be one in Cydia
    Services -> is BigBossPrefs, in Cydia, much improved.
    Summerboard -> Winterboard in Cydia, way improved, much more powerful
    MxTube -> in Cydia
    Books -> many available in App Store
    Customize -> Obsolete because of Winterboard
  5. Meher

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    thanks for answering...
    and what abt EvolutionRGB?
    ------------------double post merged------------------
    sorry for doubleposting but,
    u mean that iCave and all good stuff i have to buy in appstore?
    and WTF?!?! TTR JUST IN APPSTORE?!?!

    can i downgrade 2.1 to 1.1.4?
  6. monse

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    Wow!

    You are so very kind!!
    Thank you sooo much! Well, I guess that when you say they are in App Store either they are like .99 cents or free xD

    Then I guess I better organize myself and start preparing my ipod for a whole new firmware make over

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    Once again, thank you so much!! I have no other way to thank you that type it over and over again, but I hope you truly understand the great amount of help you have given me by answering my questions!!!

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  7. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    i see... but, cant i downgrade?
    before installing 2.1, i made a backup...

    where is it stored?
  9. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    The backup won't help you, not really - not once you upgraded to 2.x. If you go to the 2.0 Jailbreak forum, there's a thread about how to downgrade back to 1.1.x... but I don't see the point in it - most of the apps you really NEED are available in App Store for free or cheap, or in Cydia. Beyond that, there's quite a few free games in App Store.

    Cydia has quite a few of the old apps, but others are either ported to App Store and aren't available on 2.0 (and the 1.1.x repos are being taken down one by one, or are no longer operational as their owners have gone over to 2.x).
  10. gumbi

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    EvolutionRGB is not available on 2.x
    a very similar app can be found in Aqua Forest.

    iCave is 99 cents. TTR is free.
    there are a lot of good free games/apps.
    if you're will to shell out like $5 or $6 you'll get some of the 99 cent ones too.

    you can find downgrade instructions via directions the Jarlath gave you, but i recommend staying on 2.x for at least a couple days, just to get a better feel of what's going on, instead of making a knee-jerk decision.

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