It was one of the most hyped jailbreak tweaks of all time. It promised to do wonders for the way we share files between our iPhone’s and other devices. In the end, it’s almost completely forgotten, and hasn’t even been updated to support iOS 5.

I’m of course talking about Celeste: the Bluetooth file sharing tweak that amassed amazing levels of hype and fanfare before arriving with the impact of a pin-drop in the middle of a grassy football field.

Check inside for my experience with one of the most overhyped jailbreak releases of all time…

I still remember waiting up past 3 AM waiting for this tweak. 3 AM, for Celeste! It almost seems comical now.

Once it was released, many people, including yours truly, jumped at the chance to pay the $7.99 “introductory” price for the opportunity to be the first to try this game changing tweak. In the end, the release was an embarrassing and buggy mess, and the residuals of that messy launch are still around to this day.

Admittedly, I was a bit naive when I first reviewed the tweak. I praised it, although I experienced quite a few issues with it. I just chalked it up to being a tad buggy because the developers released it early to appease demand. In hindsight, I should have been more hard on the release, because this was going to be the trend, not the exception.

Needless to say, I learned a lot from the experience, and vowed never to sugarcoat over issues like that again, even if it was a brand new release.

In the end, one of the most expensive Cydia tweaks that money can buy still has not been updated for iOS 5 after all this time. The last thing we heard from the developers was that an “update will be available soon,” and that was two months ago via Twitter.

If you go to their website, you won’t even see Celeste among their mentioned apps, it’s as if it never existed. Not exactly the royal treatment that you’d expect from a release as over-hyped as Celeste was.

Did you buy Celeste? Are you still waiting on the iOS 5 update, or have you thrown in the towel? What do you think? Personally, I expected a little more from my $7.99, but I guess my expectations were too high.

  • Anonymous

    Is that Mr. Obama in the picture?

  • As cool as the tweak seemed, I couldn’t justify it for my use. There are just to many alternatives to sync stuff to the pc and for it to work between mobile devices, they both need celeste.

  • Yep, among many other things.

  • Hah, no, it’s me!

  • i brought this when it release without wait other review and comments at hope they will fix it soon.nut as you said no reply from them. after 3 month they brought update 1.1-1 the working version for iOS 4.3.3

    • Britta Gustafson

      Yeah, the 1.1-1 release of Celeste fixed the major issues with it. It works nicely on 4.3.3 for me and is part of the reason why I’m waiting to upgrade to iOS 5 on my main device.

      • You should upgrade just have a SHSH saved on iOS 5.0.1 before its too late.

  • Technically you can still do Celeste transfers without Gremlin. As a matter of fact, I disable gremliin on my (ios 4) device (because it uses RAM and I don’t need it) and Celeste works just fine.All gremlin is for is moving the files and importing them into iPod.app/Photos.app, which happens after the transfer is complete.

    • Right, but you can’t install it without meeting that prerequisite on iOS 5.

  • I think you are totally right and they seriously need to update celeste! And i got a question to the iPhone 4S ipsw are we now safe to upgrade to ios 5.0.1?

  • That sucks, sorry you lost money on a feature that should come built in like other smartphones and dumbphomes for that matter.

  • I’ve also bought it and I’m still waiting for an update for that and Lockdown Pro. I guess both of them will never come. Bye bye 10 dollars 🙁

  • What’s with the audience?

    • Wow, it only took 13 comments before that was asked. Nothing really, I just thought it’d be interesting. I won’t do it again.

      • lol. i didnt even watch the video, i just read the article. Yea, i dont think the audience fits in very well with your videos. No offense.

  • I hope it gets a update ..if there is no update I’ll be sending a email asking for my money back…

  • Anonymous

    I never even cared about it. BT file transferring has always been painfully slow. I’d rather do it other ways.

  • Most of the time, I just use SSH ’cause it’s quicker, but when there’s no Wi-Fi, I use bluetooth in iFile. But it’s very slow: it took about half an hour just to copy an SBSettings theme from my iPad to my touch, even when they were right next to eachother.

    Ad@m

  • For those of you still on iOS 4.3 and waiting for Celeste to update, I can confirm that the following works on iOS5.0.1

    http://modmyi/forums/celeste/790688-celeste-i-want-buy-but-works-ipod-touch-ios-4-3-5-a.html#post6364966