We are Your Cydia Repo - source for the jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch and iPad community - ask us anything!
Hello reddit! This is the official IAmA for Your Cydia Repo, scheduled for Sunday, March 17th and 1 PM.
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A Little Background Info
In case you don't know who we are, we are a Cydia repository (source) for jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch & iPad users. We started up around 2009, and have had a long and bumpy road throughout the years. The founder was just around 13 or 14 years old at the time, now 17 coming on 18 in a few months. Your Cydia Repo started as a 'cracked repo' as we referred to it at the time, a repo that hosted cracked apps, themes & tweaks. We later turned to just hosting user-submitted packages, then back to cracked packages with a off-shore host, etc. We had to rely on team members and others to help pay for everything at the time. Your Cydia Repo was definitely a favorite repo among the cracked app users, we were constantly being mentioned in YouTube videos, on Twitter, and more. Around the end of 2010/beginning of 2011 Your Cydia Repo came to an end. Currently, in 2013, Your Cydia Repo is in the process of returning! Now that the owner is older & is making money, Your Cydia Repo is able to come back, hopefully for good. When we're back, we promise to add every package that's requested & keep our packages updated to the latest version.
What Makes us Different?
Unlike other cracked repos striving to be the best, we are the best. As usual, we won't ask for donations, we won't have annoying ads, we'll actually keep packages up to date & add packages that are requested. Also, we don't 'crack packages' - we pay for them. While we believe developers deserve credit for their hard work, we also believe Cydia should be a world of free, unlike the App Store. So by us paying for a package and SHARING what we've paid for, not stealing it, we are giving developers credit for their work + making sure our users know they're downloading the real deal.
Your Cydia Repo has been working hard to come back. There's a lot of work to be done, but we're making progress. We're in the process of finding the best off-shore host that's affordable, but at the same time going to have a good uptime, provide fast download speeds for our users & have lots of storage to host all of the packages for everyone. We have a temporary server we have been using to allow some people, mostly the Your Cydia Repo team, to start testing things out. The co-founder has left the team unfortunately due to now attending college, holding down jobs, etc, so 99% of the work has been being completed by the founder. We plan on making a return within the next month or so.
Team Participating in AmA
While our original team has moved onto bigger and better opportunities, the original founder has stayed. Him + 2 other team members will be answering your questions. If you have a specific question for the founder, please state that it is for him.
Hopefully we can answer all your questions!
Edit - feel free to subscribe to our new subreddit /r/yourcydiarepo