Saurik has just released the long awaited update to CydiaCydia. 1.1 has been nearly re-written from 1.0 and includes several new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

According to Saurik, Cydia 1.1 is faster, slimmer, and more stable; including an improved search algorithm and “resume where you left off”.

To update to the newer version, simply launch Cydia from your iDevice, then refresh your packages (which will be done automatically), then you will be prompted to upgrade “Essential packages”, select “Complete Upgrade”. Cydia will be updated to version 1.1 and then will require you to restart Cydia…

Here’s the full change-log from Cydia 1.1, which Saurik discussed with us last week.

Features of Cydia 1.1 will include:

  • the ability to run and operate Activator, libstatusbar, and SimulatedKeyEvents while Cydia is running
  • an overall speed improvement, including the “Loading Changes” dialog
  • “much less” memory usage
  • a more advanced search mechanism with a new relevancy algorithm
  • better management of broken repositories

Read our previous post for full details about what’s new in Cydia.

Also, check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to install Cydia 1.1.

  • Vaz

    Only thing i can say is AWES00000ME! FIRST!!

  • lewisbey

    its working great. was a little buggy at first when i installed this morning. 30 minutes later it updated to 1.1.1. Now its working smooth and quick. NICE UPDATE!

  • cob

    is there a reason why this didnt work for me?

    • lewisbey

      Saurik posted this:
      Apparently the “1.1 rush” (130,000 users in 3 hours) is hammering many third-party repositories (like BigBoss): please be patient with them.

    • cob

      never mind i figured it out

      • cob

        or maybe i didn’t

      • lewisbey

        Hey Cob, its extremely laggy right now. The servers are getting hammered. I’m having issues as well now. The west coast is probably waking up and installing as we speak. just give it some time to slow down.

  • Cydia 1.1 is Amazing.

  • Haider Ijaz

    Sorry for being a noob but does iPhone 3G on firmware 4.2.1 support MMS?

    • monkers

      Yes, it can do MMS, bear in mind your carrier may charge for them.HTH

    • Daniel Ellerbrock

      Yupp at least it should

  • Kuipo

    Wait… I downloaded 1.1 earlier. There is 1.1.1??? Coming right back……

  • Alex Osorio

    I canot get BigBoss reo to upgrade.
    What should I doabout that?
    It says: “you might wat to run apt-update but ther is no such tool or tweak to find…

  • Xepptizz

    The speed is amazing. Simply fantasic,

  • Alex Osorio

    Will someone please answer in layma”‘s terms my question on how to get a complete Big boss repo inti Cydia 1.1.1?

  • Wselviz

    FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T GET IT TO WORK: JUST RESPRING AND GO TO CYDIA… that worked for me (:

  • Haider Ijaz

    Thanks for the reply.. But i am in Pakistan and MMS is really cheap here 😛

  • The download speeds are definitely faster. I think I might slide him a ten spot for his hard work.

  • Kuipo

    03/26/2011
    Another glorious day for the jailbreak community 

  • Awesomeguy97

    Awesome! Much faster!! 🙂

  • junjun

    faster indeed!

  • Alex Osorio

    WILL SOMBODY HERE PLEASE HELP ME: MY WHOLE CYDIA IS GONE NOW AND ICY IS NO ALTERMATIVE. I DON’T WANT TO RESTORE I AM ON 4.2.1 on iPhone4. I GOOGLED THE WHOLE INTERNET. WITHOUT A WORKING MOBILE TERMINAL, or a .DEB FILE OF CYDIA I CAN USE WITH IFUNBOX OR IPHONE BROWSWER I AM CRIPPLED!!! COME ON PEOPLE:THERE MUST BE SOMEONE HERE SMART ENOUGH TO HELP ME. PS NO MAC, JUST PC RUNNING WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE.

    • Daniel

      Do you know if you have OpenSsh installed?

  • fojam

    dude i would say your only hope is use iphone explorer for windows, plug in your iphone, and put these debs in var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall/
    http://apt.saurik.com/debs/cydia_1.1.1_iphoneos-arm.deb
    http://apt.saurik.com/debs/debianutils_3.3.3ubuntu1-1_iphoneos-arm.deb
    http://apt.saurik.com/debs/cydia-lproj_1.1.0_iphoneos-arm.deb

    then reboot your iphone

    also for mobileterminal uninstall what you have and use this
    http://mobileterminal.googlecode.com/files/MobileTerminal_520-1_iphoneos-arm.deb

    if that doesnt work, i would say your only hope is a restore

    • The Craetor

      Sorry if this is wrong, but if Cydia is broken wouldn’t the autoinstall function also be broken?

      • nova

        Wrong. Cydia AutoInstall relies on a daemon that shouldn’t be broken even if Cydia.app is gone. AutoInstall should work even with a missing/broken Cydia.

      • The Craetor

        Oh.

      • nova

        It’s k

    • nova

      Oh don’t u dare use iPhone Explorer if u love ur phone. Use iPhoneBrowser – iPhone Explorer is really buggy and it crashed once, somehow taking the /var/stash/Applications folder with it. I had no choice but to restore (with shsh blobs to 4.2.1) cause I couldn’t call/text/browse the web etc. Take caution with iPhone Explorer and unplug the cable as soon as you experience a freeze on the computer.

      The Mac version is fine however. 🙂

      • nova

        … Sorry, ^ was for @Fojam

    • Alex Osorio

      Better late then never: Thanks, I had use for it on several occasions after I wrote the following, buut did not get to send it to you because I was moving at the time.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________Thank you very much for the very useful and detailed info. Wish you lived at
      my side of the globe. Now your solution is one for the future, as after ten
      hours of trying things myself and finally finding one post on Google, I had
      already restored
      March 28th—————————————————————————————————————————–

      Thanks again, Very usefull info,fojam!_

  • Matthew

    I have to say that I love the new Cydia makeover. I love the fact that it is really fast (and I’m running an iPhone 3G) and the new design is awesome.

  • Alex Osorio

    I would like to thank all you people here who took time to help me with my problems with the new Cydia.
    some of your answers and/or suggestions were really helpfull, although I still have a lot of issues with the new Cydia, at least for the most part it works.
    I am very exited about the coming untethered jailbreak for 4.3.1, although i am not sure if I should want it, having read about, and not being sure the issues with rewriting mobile substrate are already solved.
    Anyway, that is my problem, and not yours.
    Thank you again for helping and not being condescending to a noob, as you all to often see in on the devteam blog.
    Cheers,
    Alex Osorio.(special thanks to Frojam)