difference between regular and cracked

bw1128

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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
 

james92se

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Jun 21, 2010
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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
Yes, the "cracked" ones are essentially theft and screws the developer thus raising the prices for everybody else ;)
 

maturola

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Oct 29, 2007
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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
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)
 

bw1128

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Jun 29, 2010
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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)
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?
 

aristobrat

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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?
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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