Rock>Cydia

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by GHO5T, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. GHO5T

    GHO5T Member

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    why?
    you may not have tried rock or just have had a problem with it before,
    but it is much better than cydia,
    why?
    Backups,
    i jailbroke on 4.0 using the tricky ibooty method and as soon as i opened rock i backed up to all the things i had installed before!
    it is much faster than cydia, no reloading data all the time, you can install many apps, and restart/respring after
    and it is much faster at fetching packages,
    when i first jailbroke ages ago, rock had many problems for me, crashing, not working but they have been fixed in updates.
    the only fault with it (or really with repo's)
    is that some dont work on rock, so sometimes i have to go back to cydia.
    this is my opinion and you are entitled to yours,
    post which one you think is best and why.
  2. NitroBum

    NitroBum Active Member

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    Not really taking a side here as I don't use Rock. However, Cydia can also install many things without having to respring between each install. Just choose to install, then instead of clicking "Confirm" you choose "Cancel/Queue" and then click "Continue Queuing." It works like a charm. Once again, not taking sides.
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    Cydia > Rock
  4. sageDieu

    sageDieu Banned

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    ^That. Rock has so many problems. RYP is a bunch of arrogant people who tried to make their own versions of what already worked fine. They tried to make their own version of APT, their own MobileSubstrate, and some other deeper things. Cydia, developed by Saurik, may be slow, but that's because it's doing what needs to be done as fast as is possible without using the crappy shortcuts and workarounds that Rock tries. I bet anybody on here any amount of money you feel like betting that within three months the OP will be posting a thread with a title along the lines of "Rock screwed up my phone and now it wont boot! plz halp!" or something like that. There is no "if"s, "and"s or "but"s. Rock WILL cause problems for you.
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    savage24x Well-Known Member

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    both are equal to me. i use them both. I love rock's backup. which i just used yesterday. and i love cydia's interface with sources and packages and things. Rock loads faster, but Cydia is just plain kool
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    CocaCola New Member

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    AptBackup takes away Rock's "backup feature"

    I like Cydia.

    However, we need Rock to stop Cydia from getting a monopoly ... it's better for us little folk this way.
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    Cydia has my vote, Rock just doesn't do it for me even though I have both

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  9. Mortel

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    I use Rock whenever I'm too lazy to fix an error Cydia is giving me.

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  10. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Cydia is slow, but you can save considerable time by queuing packages. Personally, I typically forgo Cydia altogether and use the apt command line interface (through an ssh session), which is much faster, especially on the 2G which serves as my jailbroken device.

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