Those of you that appreciate a good prank might not want to install the new Cydia update. Saurik just announced that he has pushed out Cydia 1.1.6 to remove last year’s Twitter-inspired “dickbar” April Fools’ Day joke.

For those of you unfamiliar with the holiday, April Fools’ Day falls on the first day of April and is celebrated around the world with good-natured pranks and hoaxes. But apparently not everyone has a sense of humor…

Saurik explains:

“For April Fools’ 2011, I did a Twitter-inspired “dickbar” in Cydia; I apparently never removed the code and it just checks for “April 1″. 🙁 As many users just get confused and angry regarding Cydia’s April Fools’ jokes, I have pushed Cydia 1.1.6 (which removes the obsolete code).”

The move makes sense given that not everyone enjoys a practical joke as much as the next person. In fact, that’s the exact sentiment that keeps us from doing any kind of April Fools’ day posts here on iDB.

The bottom line here is that if you don’t install the new update, you’ll likely see an annoying scrolling ad-like banner in Cydia starting tomorrow. But it will disappear the following day.

  • First world problems.

  • I got it before i seen this….and I installed the update before i read this too

    • Anonymous

      Watch out guys. You should just shut down this blog 😛

      • Shut up….

      • Shut up….

      • Anonymous

        Etoile deleaux a twat equaleite ET duchbaggette le moi est soisuisse!!! Excus moi Francais!

    • Kok Hean

      Watch out, we got a badass over here.

  • Fuck, you’re hella cool Wilfred.

  • So since the code has been on cydia since last year does that mean cydia was checking the date everytime we opened it and made it slower cuz the check everytime checking for April 1st?

  • So since the code has been on cydia since last year does that mean cydia was checking the date everytime we opened it and made it slower cuz the check everytime checking for April 1st?

    • Kok Hean

      No.

    • I wondered why Cydia has been 0.000000000000000000002 ms slower all year! Damn Saurik..

    • Looking in the Cydia source code, really all it does is add the dickbar while it’s setting up the interface if it’s April 1. (Funnily enough, saurik also added code that forces it to appear when he is testing the the app before he releases it.)

      Ad@m

  • this tweet thingy makes my cydia crash today cant even open it…..anyone knows where to get the official 1.1.6 deb? thanks

  • Metroview

    Anyone who gets upset over an April Fools joke, even a small one such as this needs to grow a fucking sense of humor. IDB, you should do a prank and not be intimidated by a few dickwads. I’m guessing it’s like, what, 2% of them that hate them? FUCK ‘EM.

    Excuse my French.

  • Anonymous

    Etoile deleaux a twat equaleite ET duchbaggette le moi est soisuisse!!! Excus moi Francais!

  • Sean

    I understand the commotion. Mine is smaller then the one on the screen as well. But hang in there haters. Remember: It’s not the size, it’s at what angle you shoot it on chat roulette. Haha..

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  • yasin inamdar

    I don’t know why shaurik is not coming up with new thing. He is sticking to on thing ie ‘cydia’ & the problem is its getting slower n slower every day.. He should Make something kinda like cydia side by side so in future god know anything can happen n since shaurik got other project like cydia then he will b safe.. N offcource i users as well

  • pantek lu semua cibai

  • meki lu

    • alip86

      ko mmg bodoh!!

  • Anonymous

    Nicht zu ezy

  • Thank’s