The new Installer 4.0b8 is out in the wild! The RIP Dev Team had been working for a while but it’s now here and available for your iPhone or iPod Touch. To update, simply open Installer and it will automatically prompt you to update. How convenient!

This Installer 4.0b8 is about new features and a few bug fixes. Most importantly, the RIP Dev people are sying that they are going to release Installer 4 soon. Can’t wait for it but I can’t help wondering what will happen to Cydia? Who of the 2 will survive?

From the RIP Dev Team:

Installer 4.0b8 is out (it’s been ready for a while and even included in the last PwnageTool but we were holding off to releasing it publically). Among notable features is the switch to libcurl from the stock Foundation URL loading classes, which means more lightweight CPU and memory footprint and, more importantly, resumable file transfers. The new beta also features a plethora of little fixes which we won’t extensively list here. Enjoy. We’ll be pushing out a 4.0 release soonish…

The featured page you see when you launch Installer is actually automatically generated based on the popularity of the packages (based on the number of installations across the board), so it’s nothing like the “old” featured page that listed a set of pre-defined products. It will eventually have some “sponsored” products, but they will be easily distinguishable visually and we’ll try to keep the amount of these to the minimum – no more than 3.

Community Sources are updated as well to reflect the change in the modmyi.com domain name and to remove some outdated sources that shown promise but actually never delivered anything.

Kate update been out for a while, and we’re finally at adding new features to it – so look for a non-bugfix release in the near future.

  • G money

    is anyone else having trouble refreshing installer. Since I’ve upgraded to the new installer I can download anything , nor refresh the sources . Please help if u have any insight …

  • K-Man

    G money….I have a similar issue….also on my springboard on the Installer icon i got a red circle with a zero in it….aka as if I had an update…WTF

  • That’s weird. I don’t have Installer on my iPhone. Stupid question but have you tried rebooting the phone?

  • K-Man

    Sebastian I restarted the phone a bunch of times…just happend today after I updated the Community Sources….

  • Leo Latasch

    If you read other blocks, the installer icon (it propably says 0 and under package update it also says 0), is a bug and at the moment nothing seems to work to get it away. I think we have to wait for un update and let’s hope the RIP Dev Team reads about the bug

  • just download community sources and it will show all packages