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Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by davidhawkins123, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. davidhawkins123 macrumors regular

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    #1
    i installed rock last night and was so surprised how fast it is a loading and its user friendliness its 1000 times better that cydia, my question is why is cydia still the stock jailbreak app and not rock
     
  2. f4780y macrumors 6502

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    All that glitters is not gold my friend.
    My personal experience is when Rock works well it is fantastic, but when it has an off day you very often end up with a knackered phone which needs to be restored... Happened 3 time to me before I finally just gave up on it. Have a search around and you may well find other tales of woe.
    Of course, YMMV. I'm sure some folks never have any problems...
     
  3. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    I have never had to restore anything after getting my packages from Rock. I agree that the UI is a bit more friendly on Rock, but I am only using it for my3g and mywi at the moment.
     
  4. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Bugs, insistence on using RockExtensions, shady business practices etc. Do a searchon google and these forums, there are a lot of reasons.
     
  5. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    I have had no real problems with Rock products
    to date or how they have affected my JB
    iPhone 4.

    However....

    They seem to be the friendliest bunch of
    people on the planet, sending you almost
    instant email replies when you ask them
    about their products......

    .....however, all that comes to a screeching
    halt as soon as you have a problem. They
    just stop replying to email.

    Basically, in my case, I had problem logging
    into my account. Wrote them end-on-end for
    a week and they refused to reply. Turns out,
    I made a very simple mistake. The guys at
    Rock Apps would have helped with my discovery
    sooner if only they made the effort to help.

    In any case, I am still a Rock customer with
    no further problems.
     
  6. rmul86 macrumors 6502

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    The UI is awesome, very fast, and very intuitive...And it is the WORST!

    I had to do a full restore on my iphone TWICE because I uninstalled apps using rock. I will never install it again. Even if you uninstall it using cydia, it never fully uninstalls...
     
  7. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Okay...

    For those of us that made the mistake
    of going with ROCK (but whose applications
    are working just fine)....

    I take it as long as we don't try to uninstall
    the APP we will be fine?

    I mean, if I don't want to use their products
    anymore I just won't open the app icon.
     
  8. maturola macrumors 68040

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    RockExtensions (the active Libraries that Rocks uses) is not as mature as Mobile Substrate (active Libraries that Cydia uses) and in top of that they do not play nice to each other. One of the worst implementation that rock had (since i hear that they fix that) was memory management, rock used to take up to several GBs of free memory on your iphone to use as cache and page memory. ( I remember seeing a screenshot with someone with a almost empty iPhone and Rock was using almost 12GB)

    Very similar situation back in the day when Java didn't want to play nice with Windows DLLs...
     
  9. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Can anyone point to a GOOD definitive instruct as to how to properly remove it FULLY? TIA
     
  10. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Same exact thing happened to me. I could not login to activate MyWi. They ignored my emails.

    What was this simple mistake you made? Maybe I was making it too.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I have read where many have tried, but can't get it all. Complaining of this and that left on phone.

    Seems restore is the best answer, I guess. Then choose set up as new.
     
  12. labman macrumors 604

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    Most veteran Jailbreakers avoid Rock. I won't label myself a full veteran. I do avoid Rock at all cost. ;) personal experience and others I trust is my main reason.
     
  13. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Uh, (Cough!) using wrong username to log into account.
    But as stupid a mistake that was, Rock just stopped
    answering my emails once I told them I had problems
    logging onto their server.

    Okay...here is a cautious question....

    Are there other ways to get MyWi and My3G
    without installing Rock?

    I also have licenses for both so I don't know
    if alternative measures would work.
     
  14. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    There are ways to get MyWi installed without using Rock but those ways can't be talked about here. It involves adding a source in Cydia.
     
  15. labman macrumors 604

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    I use 3G Unrestrictor my old version was paid for and now that I have the I4 I will renew the license. personally there is not a single App in Rock I want! I like 3GU better then the others. but that's me.
     
  16. macattack87 macrumors member

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    i don't feel bad for developers who get their apps cracked because they force users to download rock in order to use them


    IMO they are just asking for it
     
  17. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Ya, I understand where you guys
    are coming from.

    I did the right thing. Got Rock. Paid
    for their apps. I mean, in all, it didn't
    cost much.

    However, to find out that their Customer
    Service is your best friend till you have
    a problem -and- that their app causes
    jailbreak problems doesn't make me feel
    sorry for them when people use other
    means to obtain those apps without license.
     
  18. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I paid $40 for two copies of MyWi, one on each of two iPhones and I can only use one due to the rock login problem. You can bet that I am still using two copies of the app now still.
     
  19. macattack87 macrumors member

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    i would of done the exact same thing
     
  20. weespeed macrumors 6502

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    Rock caused my phone to go into infinite boot cycle and had to restore.

    I uninstalled it after MyWi trial was over and after the reboot my phone died. Hate Rock...
     
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