Goodbye Ripdev

It’s been a great two years, but unfortunately, the time has come for Ripdev to close its doors. There are many reasons for this, most of which we probably will never disclose (unless we are forced to). The important thing is that due to circumstances we will likely be unable to support the titles we have created over the years further. They will be perfectly operatable on the firmware versions they were created for, and you will be able to download and use them — but they will no longer be supported and updated (except for i2Reader Pro that is not being developed by us and that will be kept in sync with its App Store version). We will, of course, transfer the licenses to the new devices — just email us. Our Cydia repository will be operational until at least next year, so be assured that the products you liked and paid for will be available for you to (re)install.
It was a honor to be in the iPhone jailbreak community, and we are proud that we have certainly made a ripple or two. Farewell!



Blackra1n: Icy Warning

Just a warning about blackra1n. Geohot released blackra1n a couple weeks ago, and it was pretty good. Unfortunately, Geohot has included a very buggy version of Icy which, when installed, will pretty much screw up your whole jailbreak causing you to have to restore.

Shame on Geohot for not fixing this. We have told him numerous times there are issues. Users have messaged him, he has been notified, he just doesnt care. Anyways:

–> Do NOT install Icy in Blackra1n <– The icy bundle is broken and does not have permissions to install software, but that’s not the worst part. Blackra1n install of Icy breaks cydia and rock your phone since it has a very old version of dpkg. This is the core to all these installers. Since icy is usually installed last, it overwrites dpkg with its own. This causes things like winterboard not working, sbsettings not working. What is really happening is mobile substrate cannot be installed (among other things). I get about 20 emails a day on various issues that all stem from this one issue. So please spread the word. Do not install Icy in blackra1n. Note: Icy is not to blame here, but the installation of Icy on blackra1n. Icy bundle in pwnagetool is fine. The problem is Geohot found a very old Icy and did not get it from rip-dev guys. via

Kate 3.0 released!

Η ripdev συνεχίζει χωρίς προβλήματα και μετά από αρκετό καιρό βγάζει σήμερα την έκδοση 3.0 του Kate το οποίο είναι συμβατό με το iPhone OS 3.0.

Δεν υπάρχουν πολλά καινούρια χαρακτηριστικά, διορθώθηκαν μόνο πολλά bugs!

Κάντε κλικ εδώ για να μάθετε περισσότερα για το Kate.


Ripdev updating Apps for 3.0

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Ναι! Το Hood ήρθε επιτέλους στην έκδοση 3.0… πανάλαφρο για εσάς που δεν θέλετε να κάνετε 15 δευτερόλεπτα για να ανοίξετε/κλείσετε το wifi, bluetooth ή το edge σας. Για όσους ενδιαφέρονται μπορούν να βρούνε το Hood 1.2b1 για το 3.x στο beta repo της ripdev

Επίσης η Ripdev ενημερώνει ότι το Kate θα κυκλοφορήσει σύντομα για την έκδοση 3.x, και μια νέα έκδοση του Hood με περισσότερες δυνατότητες!

Ripdev released iDA

Μια ακόμη εφαρμογή από την Ripdev με το όνομα iDA. Τι είναι το iDA; Είναι η πρώτη εμπορική εφαρμογή GPS turn-by-turn software πλοήγησης που κατασκευάστηκε απο την Vobis Computer και την Sygic και διανέμεται από την Ripdev. Αν ή χώρα μας δεν είναι μέσα στις χώρες που υποστηρίζονται καλό είναι να επλίζουμε!

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Icy 1.4.1 Update


Ένα νέο update κυκλοφόρησε για το Icy — που στοχεύει στην συμβατότητα για το iPhone 3.0 — σας ευχαριστούμε και πάλι για την υποστήριξη!

A semi-minor update to Icy is available immediately — aimed primarily at iPhone OS 3.0 compatibility — thanks again for your support!

– Now automatically moves some of the folders to stash if needed to prevent situations with insufficient disk space when installing some packages.
– UI fixes for smooth display on the iPhone OS 3.0 (category labels in Recent and Installed are back!).
– Category names in the Installed packages section are now localized.
– Report to Maintainer email now contains device type and firmware version for better problem diagnostics.
– Misc fixes.

On a semi-unrelated note, we are also proud to announce that today we’ll release the first commercial turn-by-turn GPS navigation solution for Russia — named iDA — in cooperation with Vobis Computer and Sygic. iDA Europe to follow shortly after — stay tuned for more information and news!

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Icy 1.4 released


Η Ripdev αναβάθμισε το Icy στην έκδοση 1.4

What’s New in 1.4?
– Improved themeability: now it’s possible to specify font and table colors, backgrounds and category icons for even better theme integration.
– New icon by Max Rudberg.
– Search: package descriptions are now being searched too (thanks to Andrew Tennenbaum!)
– Better parsing of categories (sections) — extra whitespace is now being trimmed off resulting in less duplicate (mistyped) categories.
– Resolved issues with installation of some APT repositories in some circumstances.
– Sources can now be reordered. Put more important sources to the bottom of the list.
– Some additional fixes and tweaks.

We proudly present a new version of Icy, 1.4. It was tested on 2.2.1 and 3.0b5 firmware versions, and everything seems to work great.

A first thing you will notice is the new icon. This is something we wanted to do all along since pre-1.0, but unfortunately Max was busy for a while, so we only got the icon a few days ago, but I think it was worth the wait. 🙂

Full change list is available on the Icy webpage, but overall, this release is aimed at providing customizability and fixes.

Customizing Icy for Your Skinning Needs

We have been contacted by many people to adjust the look of Icy so it fits their theme, instead of pure black and white look. The biggest challenge was to keep the speed (app launch time, overall GUI responsiveness) the same as before while giving the flexibility to the theme makers. I believe we have achieved that perfectly.

So, in order to change the Icy appearance, include the file named IcyThemeDefiniton.plist in the theme bundle. Icy will automatically see it and use the definitions from there.

The following keys are available for the IcyThemeDefinition.plist file:

StatusBarStyle (string): can be either “black”, “white” or “transparent”. Defines the appearance of the status bar style in the application.
NavigationBarTintColor (string): defines the global color for all navigation bars used in the application, unless a specific section overrides it (see below).
TableBackgroundColor (string): defines the global table background color (or pattern), unless a specific section overrides it (see below as well).
TableSeparatorColor (string): defines the global table separator color, unless a specific section overrides it.
TableTextColor (string): defines the global table text color, unless a specific section overrides it.
InstallBackgroundColor (string): defines the install/remove pane background color (or pattern).
PackageInfoBackgroundColor (string): defines the package info background color (or pattern).
How to define a color: a color string may be either a triplet or quad of digits separated by comma, or an image file name. It’s easier to give some examples:

0,0,0: black color — each digit is a floating point number from 0 to 1, inclusive. If fourth digit is given, it is an alpha value.
0.5,0,0: dark red (0.5 red, 0 everything else)
DottyBackground.png: pattern loaded from the image DottyBackground.png in the theme bundle.
(empty): clear (transparent) color.
As you can see, you can easily customize the appearance of Icy by defining the keys above. If any key is not found, a default value is used. Now to make things even more flexible, you can define the colors for each section of the application. If any section-specific key is found, it will override the global one for that particular section:

NavigationBarTintColor_Packages, NavigationBarTintColor_Sources, NavigationBarTintColor_Search, NavigationBarTintColor_Installed
TableBackgroundColor_Packages, TableBackgroundColor_Sources, TableBackgroundColor_Search, TableBackgroundColor_Installed
TableSeparatorColor_Packages, TableSeparatorColor_Sources, TableSeparatorColor_Search, TableSeparatorColor_Installed
TableTextColor_Packages, TableTextColor_Sources, TableTextColor_Search, TableTextColor_Installed
You can also specify custom category icons in your theme — simply include the files named CategoryCATEGORYNAME.png and if present, the specified category will use that image, for example, CategoryThemes.png.

If you need more flexibility, let us know. 🙂

Οδηγίες για να εγκαταστήσετε το Icy

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i2Reader Pro 3.0


Έκδοση: 3.0 για firmware 2.x και 3.0
ΤΙμή: $ 25
Δοκιμαστική έκδοση: 3 μέρες
Διαθέσιμο στα:
Installer – Source:, Productivity category
Icy/Cydia – Source:, Productivity category
AppStore – In the process of approval

Η καταπληπτική αυτή εφαρμογή αναβαθμίζεται στην έκδοση 3.0 και περιμένει να μπει και στο AppStore. Ας επλίσουμε η Apple να μην απαγορέψει την κυκλοφορία της. Η εφαρμογή είναι έτοιμη ήδη για το firmware 3.0 που όλοι περιμένουμε! Στην σελιδά του i2Reader μπορείτε να κατεβάσετε και το iLibrarian για να κάνατε τα βιβλία σας sync με το iPhone σας ανά πάσα στιγμή!


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InstallerApp for Windows

Μετά από αρκετό καιρό η Ripdev έβγαλε το InstallerApp και για τα windows. Τώρα μπορούν και οι windows χρήστες να χρησιμοποιήσουν την καταπληκτική αυτή εφαρμογή για τα iPhone και iPod touch τους.


It took much longer than we have anticipated, but the Microsoft Windows version of InstallerApp is finally out. It works on anything from XP to Seven, and requires an installed iTunes. Otherwise, give it a go. License purchased ties to the devices, not the app itself, so it doesn’t matter which platform you use – the activation codes will work regardless.


Download. Try. Buy ($7). Or Trash if you don’t like it ;)or most of the world’s best operating system:) So we have got here that: