what's better? Cydia? or Rock?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aaronstephen, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. aaronstephen macrumors newbie


    Dec 10, 2009
    before I install either cydia or rock I wanted to ask here for some opinions. all I want off of the hack stores is a way to use skype over 3G and push fix. which of these two can provide me with what I need. and is it simple to setup the phone to call with skype over 3G with an app from one of these two app stores?
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    I prefer Cydia, as it uses apt to manage packages. Rock uses apt for community sources, but has its own proprietary installer for Rock apps and installs extensions which have caused problems for many. There is really nothing worthwhile that's in Rock but not Cydia.
  3. aaronstephen thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 10, 2009
    how difficult is it to set up an app to allow skype to call over 3G? and what is the app called in cydia that does this? thanks for your prompt reply's.
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    3G Unrestrictor.
  5. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    Cydia is better if you ignore the recent problem where it couldn't handle bad input data from a source and rendered it unusable for many users. Oh, and if you ignore how long it takes to start and load it's database. Other than that, Cydia is the better app. :D
  6. atr macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2009

    Haven't found anything that I wanted on Rock thats not on Cydia. Stopped using Rock when I discovered (after purchasing a $14 app) that they install their own license to the app. When the developer put out a beta that I really wanted to try I wasn't able to, the developer wouldn't (couldn't) recognize the license. I had to re-purchase the app on Cydia and then was able to upgrade to the beta. I don't like buying things from a reseller that I can now only go back to that specific reseller for upgrades/etc.
  7. KidPub macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2009
    Near Boston MA
    Better browsing

    I think Rock has better browsing...you can sort by release date and rating, for example. Finding popular apps in Cydia is a challenge.

  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.

    Lol other than all that aggregation here and there my vote goes to Cydia also.
    And it saves your shsh"s files for you if you have a 3GS. I don't think Rock does that.
  9. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
    none. Better just use what you have and keep it legal with your warranty :)
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  11. bradenwh macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2008
    Please leave. Thanks.
  12. HeroBiX macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2010
    you are a cute basterd, arrent you :)

    you can always just restore the iPhone and NO one can see that you jailbreaked it ;) I call that the top of AWESOMENESS of doom =) in bed ;)
  13. tctony macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    I'm not a fan of Rock App. While Cydia may be buggy at times (close unexpectedly) and takes some time to load up occasionally, it is the better app. Rock App seems laggy to me (on a 3GS) and I feel like there is too much going on in the app (too flashy haha).

    I still have it, however, because of the backing up feature. I haven't used it yet, but I'm going to update to 3.1.2 eventually and want something that works for that.
  14. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    I have both on my 3G iPhone. And I use both pretty much equally. I prefer Rock only because I've actually used their website to purchase apps than sync them to my phone. Thats an advantage I liked.
  15. gunzmaiet macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2009
    VoiPover3G is free and does that too but only skype or needs a plist edit

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