A few weeks ago I wrote an article about why Cydia sucks and how it could be improved. Maybe Saurik heard me because he decided to give Cydia a small update that aims at making it faster.

This update supposedly speeds up the loading time and improves the error checking when refreshing the sources.

I installed the update but unfortunately, I didn’t see much improvement in speed. Hopefully, you’ll get better luck than I did…

Have you installed the update yet? Does it feel like Cydia is faster?

  • Alvaro

    I installed it a while ago… it does feel a bit faster, but it’s still slow.

  • Alex

    I’ve actually seen an improvement in speed. It’s not like a huge difference or anything but is something…..Just keep in mind people that if we complain too much….Saurik could always shut down Cydia and we’ll be shit out of luck! Let’s be grateful for what we have and let’s just show our support and hope that it keeps getting better!

  • the update did nothing, i am still getting the same errors.

  • Jeton

    I tested Cydia on a 3GS and there’s actually a HUGE speed improvement!
    It takes 7-9sec showing the “Reloading Data” screen and I also have extra repositories added.

    I also tested it on a 3G and the speed improvement is visible there also.

    It’s weird to hear that some people don’t see any change, I’m seeing a big change. 🙂

  • Paul M

    Sebastien,
    I commented on RedmondPie.com’s post,
    which raved about the speed improvement.
    Here is the conversation:

    —————————————————-
    Paul M. 3 days ago
    Don’t believe it!
    I just updated and Cydia still takes over two minutes to load and 100 seconds to reload after installing an app…
    Unacceptable performance Jay!!!
    —————————————————-
    pauly 3 days ago
    @paul m because you dont have iphone 3gs
    —————————————————-
    Paul_M 3 days ago
    Actually, I have the 3GS 32 GB model with 3.12 FW… Don’t see why the update gave no performance boost.
    —————————————————-

    Here is their link:
    http://www.redmondpie.com/make-cydia-faster-with-apt-update-for-jailbroken-iphones-9140504/

  • William

    I’ve seen an improvement, also remember the more sources it has to load the longer it might take!!!
    Keep ur sources down to a few, cuz most sorces will just add stuff twice!!!

  • Polemicist

    *grins* I saw the updates pop up on the Rock app and was amused when I saw what it was.

  • Bryan

    I am definitely seeing substantial speed improvement on my 3GS. Still too slow (compared to Rock) but I am appreciative of the improvement.

  • garry

    i do feel abit faster tough.

  • atavision

    nope, still same ol’ Cydia for me, s l o w and free (for the most part)
    still better than the alternatives.

  • Juan

    Speeds it up 10 fold for me. I’m extremely happy with the update. I’m on a 3GS so…. it’s fast for me…. O_o

  • lucas

    cydia is not slow .. iphone 3g are slow its like openin crysis (pc game ) on a pc with 128 mb of ram cydia take lots of ram and with our little like 40 mb ram left it sure it suck not only for cydia try it with a 3gs its like 1 minute less to open but there is more than 120 mb ram left on 3gs when opening cidia compare to 10 -15 mb ram on 3g …. so stop complaining and but another iphone if you like to go on cydia 20 time a day to chek for update personaly i got my 3g jailbreak for long noe everything i want is install i go on cydia once a day to chek update i dont think its slow that much and dor the update i dont know for you but i didnt get into safe mode once since this …maybe have nothing to do ..so have anice day

  • Brian

    Did nothing for me. Still as slow as ever. Same non stop erros. Takes forever to load, then gives off all the errors then forever while it ‘reloads’ data.

    The update obviously is helping some as I see many saying they see a big improvement, but not for me…..I see no change at all……..

    I even went in and removed some sources and etc……still no luck……

    If anything, as each day passes CYDIA just keeps getting worse…slower and slower and with more and more errors.

    I have a friend who did a complete restore on his 3GS because he was sick of CYDIA not working and when the update didnt do anything he decided to restore and re-jb (does not need unlock) in the hopes a ‘clean start’ would get CYDIA working properly.

    Set it up as NEW..not from backup and he says nothing changed…Cydia still takes forever to load and when he tried to add a source it kept crashing his device putting it in safe mode….

    He’s pretty fed up with it and has decided to get a DROID and be done with APPLE once and for all…….

  • MQK

    much faster!!

  • nasir

    Yes – it does feel a bit faster!

  • Jason

    Cydia gas become a joke.. Use icy instead, much faster n prettier!

  • Cydia may be the exact reason why we are seeing so many 3G IOS4 complaints about the phone being slow.

  • daniel

    Alex says: March 9, 2010 at 9:58 am
    I’ve actually seen an improvement in speed. It’s not like a huge difference or anything but is something…..Just keep in mind people that if we complain too much….Saurik could always shut down Cydia and we’ll be shit out of luck! Let’s be grateful for what we have and let’s just show our support and hope that it keeps getting better!

    alex your right

    for all the ungrateful person that using cydia….

    sell your iphone and use another phone…..