Installer...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ViViDboarder, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

    ViViDboarder

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    #1
    So all this hype about Installer blowing Cydia away... how about it. I realize it's in beta, but I think that Cydia is MILES ahead of Installer. I mean, installer has bigger icons... that's about it. And it resprings every time you close. Is there anything that good about it that Cydia doesn't do? Or is it just preference?
     
  2. almostaskater62 macrumors regular

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    i agree. i think cydia completely kills this installer. in usage, stability, user-friendlyness, everything.
     
  3. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

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    #4
    never used installer but i like cydia no issues with it so far
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Installer's still in beta, and although Cydia comes from much more mature roots (APT), they're both still very much in development. Just a month or two ago, under 1.1.x, Cydia was generally a disaster and Installer was pretty flawless. Cydia beat Installer out of the gate with 2.0, but who knows? Give them both time. We're not at a stable jailbreak installation mechanism just yet.

    (FWIW, I installed Installer and not Cydia purely because there were limited reports in 2.0.1 of major iPhone slowdowns if Cydia was installed and the iPhone was restored from backup, but I haven't really installed jailbreaked apps in this round, and there isn't too much in Installer repositories right now).
     
  5. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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  6. rjohnstone macrumors 68030

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    Installer is too slow. I realize it's still beta, but they have a long way to go before they get to the stability and ease of use that I get from Cydia.
    Just my opinion.
     
  7. rainmanbk macrumors 6502

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    Everything about the new Installer.app is so wrong. The ridiculously huge icons, the horrible layout. The bad organization of installed things in a category under packages? C'mon. The old installer was great, and I agree it was better than Cydia per-2.0. But now that Cydia has established itself and proven itself as an awesome alternative, it'd take a miracle to make me use installer again. Cydia is just way better.
     
  8. ViViDboarder thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I couldn't restore from backup... I had to just redo everything. Slightly... well more than slightly... anoying.
     

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