difference between regular and cracked

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bw1128, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. bw1128 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    is there a difference between regular apps in cydia and cracked apps in cydia? other than the obivious, one paid and one free. just a question. thanks
  2. james92se macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Yes, the "cracked" ones are essentially theft and screws the developer thus raising the prices for everybody else ;)
  3. bw1128 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    I understand that. But as far as the quality, is it the same?
  4. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Cracked apps are modified applications that work around the licenses process (stolen in other words), just like pirate software on your computer. You get not support or update and of course you are not supporting the developer of the app. If you have cracked apps showing on Cydia is because you added a source that support this type of software, keep in mind that "anything" can be bundel with this cracked app (including trojans and rootkits to steal your information, or open remote connections)
  5. bw1128 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    can that be done by the developer too? they could add those viruses too, or do those apps go through an approval process too like apple does?
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Yes, a developer could add something bad to their app. Once. And then their reputation as a developer would be ruined forever.

    You don't have any idea who cracked the app that you're stealing. So good lucking following up on that if your phone gets borked.

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