Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Sep 2010 11:34 UTC
Apple The iPhone jailbreak community is on a roll lately. Not only did the US Library of Congress do the right thing by adding the jailbreaking DMCA exemption, the two major jailbreak application stores - Rock and Cydia - will merge into one. Cydia will acquire Rock, an all Rock applications will be moved into Cydia. There's also some impressive statistics in here that indicate just how popular jailbreaking really is.
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RE: Ug... Rock is so much better
by Stratoukos on Sun 12th Sep 2010 20:40 UTC in reply to "Ug... Rock is so much better"
Stratoukos
Member since:
2009-02-11

According to Saurik, Cydia's main developer:

Unfortunately, Rock's speed came from taking a few incorrect/dangerous shortcuts, which precipitated the event that really forced us where we are now: an "essential upgrade" that was required for the Spirit jailbreak, which, when installed by Rock Your Phone, forced everyone to restore their devices and start over

My experience with Rock agrees with the above. I was using Rock for about 5 months and it messed with my device twice.

The first one was when it crashed in the middle of an essential update and made my phone unusable without a restore (not sure if it's the same Saurik is talking about).

The second time, it kept writing on a file with no reason indefinitely, even when running on the background. This made my battery last for about 3 hours on idle and made the device overheating. The fix required the user to know how to use SSH/Bash, so less technically inclined people were probably screwed.

Of course I dumped Rock after these and never had a problem with Cydia.

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Saurik's newspost on the issue, you may have seen, explains they've decided to go this way because Rock, while faster, apparently used some dangerous shortcuts, which could account for your crashes. I don't claim to be familiar with the internals of iDevice software, so I don't know what shortcuts Rock used, or how they were dangerous, but I figure if they've agreed on this, then there must be some element of truth to it.

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kvdman Member since:
2006-04-28

The second time, it kept writing on a file with no reason indefinitely, even when running on the background. This made my battery last for about 3 hours on idle and made the device overheating. The fix required the user to know how to use SSH/Bash, so less technically inclined people were probably screwed.


How'd you fix this? I have the same problem.

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Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

If it's the same thing, you have to ssh in your phone, go to /private/var/mobile/Library/RYP/logs and there should be a file called rockapp_YYYY-MM-DD.log. In my case this file was 17gb. Deleting this and doing a hard reset should fix the problem, but I've read about people that couldn't open the device afterwards or that it messed their package list in Cydia.

Here is a forum thread about it. http://modmyi.com/forums/general-iphone-chat/703745-ryp-log-keeps-w...

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