For those of you who were excited about the landscape mode in Cydia, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that landscape mode works gloriously on iPads and the iPhone 6 Plus. The bad news is that landscape mode has been removed from all other devices.
Landscape inclusion in unsupported devices was apparently a bug, not a feature, and Saurik has fixed it accordingly with Cydia Installer 1.1.15. But that’s not all the latest installer fixes, check inside for the full change log.
Cydia 1.1.15 change log
Fix incompatibility with cache wipers (such as iCleaner) that cause Cydia to crash when you try to run it after.
Correct rotation to only on tablets to match Apple’s UI style guidelines.
Make Installed tab icon consistent.
Cydia is not supposed to work in landscape mode on any devices other than iPads and the iPhone 6+. This was a bug :(. (What is confusing me is that the code looks like it would fail to rotate on the 6+, not succeed in rotating on everything else.)
Yes, some may deem it to be unfortunate to have lost landscape support on smaller devices, but for usability and to remain in step with Apple’s UI guidelines, it’s likely a good decision. For the record, here’s what landscape support looked like on my iPhone 5s:
What do you think? Have you updated to 1.1.15 yet?