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Rock Your Phone Acquired by Cydia (SaurikIT)

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The makers of Rock Your Phone have allowed people to purchase 3rd party jailbroken apps such as MyWi and My3G for their iPhones. Rock Your iPhone has just been acquired by Cydia (SaurikIT), which now has become the world’s largest independent iOS App Store. To reflect some upcoming changes, the layout of Cydia’s main page has been reorganized:

Here are some facts about Rock from their announcement:

Fun Rock Facts
• Number of Developers with apps listed in the Rock Store: 124 (from 19 countries)
• Unique iOS devices that installed Rock: 4.6 million (from 220 countries/territories) – Wow that is a lot of places!
• Registered Rock Users: 2+ million
• Number of App licenses sold: 500,000
• Users of who took the plunge and bought something: 280,000 (from 185 countries)
• Users who said screw it and installed a hacked version instead: 38 billion (please send us $1)
• Total Rock Your Phone Store Sales (March 12th, 2009 – September 2010): $3.3+ million
• Number of Rock Employees (we are using the word employee loosely here but, hey, it is our company): 9

These numbers are very impressive. 4.6 million iOS devices installed Rock and they had $3.3 million in sales in 1.5 years–amazing! Well done to the Rock team as they’ve worked very hard to achieve this. These are the sales taken away from Apple and just shows how important the jailbreak community has become. It’s beyond important–Cydia has become a necessity for many iPhones/iPods/iPad out there.

Here’s some important info regarding transfer of licenses:

Licenses transferring to Cydia Store

We have worked hard together with SaurikIT/Cydia to ensure a very smooth transition where all customers will retain their App licenses and be able to install them through Cydia at will. If you already have a Cydia Store login, your licenses have already transferred. Those who do not have a Cydia Store login, simply use (or create) your Google Account/Facebook account to login to Cydia Store, and your licenses will transfer automatically. If you’ve changed devices in the last day or two, don’t worry. You can simply type in your RockID and your licenses will transfer over.

This is some very big news for the jailbreak community as now Cydia will become even easier to use with Rock apps/licenses transferred over. What do you think of this blending of the two stores into one?

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  • Yay! Never did like Rock, only there GUI, and how they download/install.

    I do hope Saurik implements some features Rock had… like a backup system.

  • ruffdeezy

    Rock is way faster than cydia. Hopefully it doesn’t change.

  • Wuju

    love it. Combining both accounts works for me.

  • Wuju

    Question is, when? Has it happened already and I could uninstall Rock. Don’t want to have 2 apps. Just keeping Cydia if that is all I need now

  • Guest

    My antenna bars drop when my pinky touches the black bar on the side of the phone. Invisible shield doesn’t fix the problem:( still waiting for my free case.. If I didn’t sell my 3GS in order to upgrade I would definitely return this shotty hardware product. I didn’t know that apple products were like this abd I dis research on other products they sell.. They’re not even the best when it comes to laptop failure rates either! Asus is the best laptop brand on the planet when talking about failure rate.. Apple is # 4 or 5.. But costs double or triple most pcs.. Craziness

  • Mb86

    I can’t put my finger on it, but why does this smell like the very kind of move that influenced Jailbreaking started in the first place? Maybe because one of the core principles was choice, and now Cydia is removing a choice.

  • Tz616379

    38 billion users? Wow thats inaccurate.

  • I look forward to seeing a hybrid versions of these apps, giving the users the best of both worlds.

  • Nick

    Noooooo…. I’m a big fan of Rock – it’s so much easier to use. I hope this doesn’t just mean that the apps that were for sale on rock are now for sale on cydia and rock app is being shut down. It works so much better.

  • Anonymous

    I wanted to buy something feo
    Cydia but they wanted my main google account ID (something I am not willing to give out) and permission to access my google contact list (something that I am forbidden to give out).

    I guess this means no reason to jailbreak now.

  • I enjoyed using rock and having access to my apps through a backup with Rock .. this can only be good news for Cydia and the J/B community.

  • ljrochon

    It’s about time… Half the reason so many rock apps are crack is the way they handle licences finally saurik can show em how it’s done.

  • Anonymous

    accidentally post in the wrong section? lol

  • Anonymous

    Maybe saurik will update his long in the tooth GUI to Rock’s as well as their backup feature and downloading experience……(look @ all the pretty colours!!!!!!!!!!!) instead of that staid look Cydia’s had for years!

  • Scott

    That’s the number of cracked apps installed, not users. Read much?

  • Ari

    Rock Louise: “Rock Peter?”
    Rock Peter: “Yes Rock Louise”.
    Rock Louise:”That was great rock sex we had last rock night especially when you rocked me up the rock”.
    Rock Peter: “Good thing we used a rockphylactic.”
    Stewie: “Want to get the rock out of here?”
    Brian: “Rock yah.”

  • Nick

    You could just make a second google account with nothing important in it

  • Nick

    You could just make a second google account with nothing important in it

  • Mrmozart

    GARY..I just noticed that I have a green dead pixel on my iphone 4 just in the center, only can see it when black background?

    Should you write about this defect? what shall I do?

  • Call Apple or visit a store, or call your carrier for warranty. Could be a
    dead pixel.

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