Cydia for Mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ClearRPG, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. ClearRPG macrumors member

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    I did not know where to post this... Anyhow I would like to know if anyone has heard of cydia for mac. Everyone was talking about it last December, what about now? Is it coming to mac? When? What do we know about cydia for mac?

    Thanks.
     
  2. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    how about supporting the devs and pay for the apps :)
     
  3. neenja macrumors 6502

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    ? Cydia has a store setup. Theres apps on there that you can pay for to get.
     
  4. caen1 macrumors member

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    I don't understand the need for Cydia. (So far) if there is an app not making it to the App Store, you can get it from the dev's web site or some other place.
     
  5. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    There is no need and apps in the appstore are generally really cheap.
     
  6. ClearRPG thread starter macrumors member

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    I am not asking so I can get free apps? I am asking because I am sure there are apps rejected from the mac app store, and I love to customize my mac. I wouldn't use cydia to get free apps if that is what you are suggesting?
     
  7. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    You could always use THIS as an alternative.
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    lol.
    /thread.
     
  9. ClearRPG thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright the funny thing is no one answered the question I asked. :D
     
  10. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    There is no Cydia for Mac. Jay Freeman is an iOS developer, not OSX developer. Furthermore, there is no need for a Cydia for Mac when we have the internet as previously mentioned.
     
  11. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Funny, because Cydia is a concept that was created as a response to Apple's restrictive controls over which apps enter the App Store.
    Cydia is possible because the App Store holds a monopoly over iOS apps. In order to get apps not approved by the App Store, Cydia requires jailbreaking.

    The thing is, the Mac App Store is nowhere close to holding such controls, nor does Apple want to hold such controls over the Mac applications market. Cydia was only possible because iOS can be jailbroken; the concept of jailbreaks do not apply to Macs.

    With Mac OS X, you have freedom to get whatever app you like from any source. So, there's no rationale for Saurik to develop a Cydia for Mac, when you could just simply visit the developer website and get the application there yourself.

    Therefore, Saurik probably won't create a Cydia for Mac; it's pointless. And we don't know if such a thing exists yet. It's best if you email Saurik yourself, but he'll probably say it's not happening.
     
  12. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Guess you don't know much about Cydia.
     
  13. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    There ARE illegal repos...
     
  14. MarocSpecops macrumors newbie

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  15. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    There is definitely something missing here. I think you need another verb.
     
  16. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    3G tethering from your iPhone without paying more money to AT&T?
    Is that a legitimate reason to have Cydia?
     
  17. ECUpirate44, Aug 24, 2011
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    Theres an illegal way to download anything. That's really a moot point.
     
  18. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    Jay Freeman is not exclusively a iOS developer.

    On 12/11/10 He Announced that a Cydia store would be available within weeks of Mac App Store going live.

    It never Materialized. Probably because the speculation that Mac App Store would be the "Only" way to install an App after this went live.... never actually happened... thus not requiring Mac OS to be "Jailbroken".

    There is no need for a Cydia App Store when the "Unapproved" Developers can sell to you directly and you can install on your own.

    The only real benefit an Alternative Native app store would provide is the ability to manage Delta Updates for unapproved Apps similar to how Mac App Store does for approve apps.
     
  19. caen1 macrumors member

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    I was talking about the need for Cydia for Mac. Sorry for not being complete.
     
  20. neenja macrumors 6502

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    There isn't a Cydia for Mac or anything similar (that I know of) at this time. I don't think there is much need as Macs are more open than iDevices. You don't have to hack (jailbreak in the iPhone world) a Mac to install unapproved third party modifications or apps. The Mac App Store and devs' websites already provide a means for distribution of content (apps).

    I hope that the OP isn't asking about this in hopes of installing cracked apps. As for those who believe jailbreaking and Cydia are all about cracked apps, you have no concept of the jailbreak world. Sure, some people pirate their apps (just like any other content people pirate), but there is much more to jailbreaking than that. Themes, modifications, iFile (Finder for iDevices), and much more.
     
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  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think it's such a ridiculous idea. App managers on jailbreak iPhones started with ports of apt from Linux. Last time I checked, Cydia itself is based on apt. That's a package manager that was designed for desktop use. Using apt in Ubuntu for instance is a fairly lovely thing, and it's substantially easier to manage apps when they're installable via apt than when they're installed individually / manually.

    As for the distinction between the app store and Cydia (or whatever), there are (probably) always going to be legitimate things Apple doesn't want in its store. A solution where all one's apps are managed by two package managers (Apple's and Cydia or some other apt derivative) is probably the next best thing to an all-in-one manager.
     
  24. caen1 macrumors member

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    I do love the idea of a (true) package manager for OS X.

    By the way, isn't this better suited in the OS X forum?
     
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