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Hello and thank you in advance for help

I had an iPhone 4 in 2010 and JBd it. Had purchased a bunch of cydia apps. Last year sold that phone and bought iPhone 5. However I don't remember my cydia login info, and wonder if I will have to repurchase all those apps. Are my old app purchases tied in some way to the serial number of my old, now-sold phone?

I'm wondering if my cydia login is the same as my apple iD? Just kind of dreading having to repurchase everything.

Thanks everybody. Love this site.

asked 02 Feb '13, 09:42

Hebbydyr's gravatar image


Just simply login under homepage>account and the purchases will be there. No need to repurchase.


answered 02 Feb '13, 09:42

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iAdam1n ♦

But this implies I remember my old login with cydia. Oh boy.

Sorry to not remember(I'm old) but you mean "login from within the cydia app"?

Would this login be the same one that I use to actually purchase the cydia apps? Like, from the screen where it says I'm about to get billed $xxx to my credit card, and then have to get passed thru to another screen verifying my desire to purchase? Do I have this remembered correctly?

Should've written this down 3 years ago....

(02 Feb '13, 09:47) Hebbydyr Hebbydyr's gravatar image

Yes, adaminsull means login from within the Cydia app.

Your Cydia login is a Facebook or Google account (not an Apple ID). When purchasing products, you sign into a Facebook/Google account first and then use your PayPal or Amazon Payments account to purchase the product. Later, when you want to retrieve your purchases, you can tap "Manage Account" and it'll ask you to log into your Facebook/Google account. Just log into the same one you used while originally purchasing the item. It's OK if you have to try a few accounts before finding the right one.

(02 Feb '13, 16:02) britta britta's gravatar image

If ypu have a backup with pkgbackup all your cydias app can be restored quickly


answered 02 Feb '13, 11:02

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Thank you for all your help.


answered 02 Feb '13, 15:51

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