Cydia closes purchases for its iOS jailbreak store

In the early days of the iPhone, Cydia emerged as a rival distribution channel for the Apple App Store specifically designed for jailbroken smartphones. Founder of Cydia Jay "Saurik" Freeman has decided to stop in-app purchases through the Cydia Mobile Store. After acknowledging a bug related to PayPal digital token authentication that affects "very few users" via . ] TechCrunch . Cydia allows users to purchase mobile software designed to run on jailbroken iOS devices, but the jailbreaking community has been down for years as Apple's iOS ecosystem becomes more powerful and secure.

Freeman writes in Reddit magazine: "What is missing is that we are considering closing the Cydia store entirely before the end of the year, and moving the timetable after receiving reports." Last weekend. "It's not a passion to lose money and keep it up, it's an important component of a healthy ecosystem, it has helped keep the ecosystem up for a while, but it costs a lot. It was just a misunderstanding about how profit-earning works. "

Freeman said that closing the service does not actually help financially. You will have to pay for hosting the archived Cydia repository. The cost is said to help cover the new job. So instead of closing the store completely, we decided to simply release the purchase mechanism. Although the Cydia project itself may seem impending, Freeman says he plans a "formal" post next week to better explain the PayPal issue and explain the roadmap for Cydia in the future.