Cydia installer 1.1.16

Once again, Saurik has pushed an update for Cydia Installer. This update provides several important bug fixes that makes it a must-update for anyone who is currently jailbroken.

In this update, you’ll find a bug fix for the previous Cydia releases related to iTunes backup restores, iOS 8 multitasking timeouts, App Store redirects, and more. Check out the full change log after the break.

Full change log:

iOS 8 “Restore from Backup” Fixed

This update fixes an important bug in Cydia 1.1.14 and 1.1.15 on iOS 8: if you used “restore from backup” in iTunes after your first use of Cydia, you needed to reinstall this package to make sure your device could safely reboot with a passcode enabled.

It should now be OK to use the iTunes “restore from backup” feature without needing to then reinstall Cydia Installer afterward to avoid reboot problems.

Increase iOS 8 Multitask Timeout

Cydia automatically refreshes the package catalog if it was suspended too long. This timeout is now set to 15 minutes. It had previously been only 15 seconds, because that’s what I was using to test this feature, and I forgot to change it back. (Doh.)

Improved App Store Redirect Block

The initial version of this feature turned out to only be partially effective: we have done wider testing and have improved our iTunes URL detection.

Login Dialog on iPad Works Now

Apparently, logging in to an account on an iPad would not reload the login dialog, making it seem like you needed to log in again?! This is now fixed.

As you can see, this is a fairly large update to Cydia. Props to Saurik for putting in so much work in such a short turnaround time.

While most of the fixes addressed in this update have little bearing on my personal usage of Cydia, I do appreciate the update to the timeout setting for Cydia package refreshes. I find the multitasking to work much better now due to the 15 minute increment adjustment.

Have you updated to actually 1.1.16 yet? If so, has it fixed any of your issues? Drop us a line down below in the comments with your thoughts and opinions.

  • Victor Molina

    As soon as i updated my keyboards are not showing up

  • James G

    Successfully jailbroke my iPad 3 on a Windows VM last night (dry run before I JB my iPhone 6) and got the jailbreak done, got Cydia open. Then I tried to do the restore via iTunes, it failed, so I have to start from scratch.

    Does anyone know how to do an iCloud restore AFTER jailbreaking? As far as I know you can only do an iCloud restore when first setting up an iPad. Is that correct?

    • pegger1

      I believe you’re right, the only way to restore from iCloud is on first setup.
      But you can do a reset
      – Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap “Erase all content and settings.”
      – In the Setup Assistant, proceed to “Set up your device,” tap Restore from a Backup, then sign in to iCloud.

      I haven’t tried this, so I can confirm how well it works.
      Also some people have had success restoring their backup first, then jailbreaking.

      • Luis Barbosa

        if you’re jailbroken you cannot do “erase all content and settings”

      • Blip dude

        True, but as soon as you restore via iTunes, leave iTunes on the computer alone and continue setup/restore process on the phone.

      • James G

        I’ll give it another go tonight. Thanks.

    • walter088

      I had the same error, that happend because i tried to do the restore via wifi, you have to do the restore via cable direct to mac.

  • Benny Billings

    Facebook and fantastical are crashing after this cydia update

    • M L

      All three of those work fine for me. I am on a 6+. I assume you resprung your device. Did you try a power down and reboot to see if that reset anything?

      • Benny Billings

        Yep and yep. I’m on a 5s

      • M L

        got me there….sorry dude!

    • iltas

      make it fresh restore then jailbreak it will works same issue me

  • JayDee917

    I just want to know when I can start purchasing tweaks in Cydia?? There’s enough compatible tweaks to enable that by now.

  • jack

    iTunes backup restore bugs, overheating, stuck at apple logo, weird resprings/reboots, CPU drains, Safari issues.. what else is still there? I stopped insisting on jailbreak on iOS7 after many of the tweaks I bought just disappeared or stopped working.

  • Markieze Anthony Mitchell

    Until there is a stable jailbreak out, I don’t plan to jailbreak my device. I use my phone for a lot of personal and professional stuff during the day and I need to make sure that my device will be running fine at all times. Seems like everytime an update hits someone new tends to experiece a new problem with the jailbreak.

    • Valinor

      At least make sure you are on IOS 8.1 because IOS 8.1.1 is coming and its not jailbreakable.

      • Markieze Anthony Mitchell

        I’ve been on 8.1 as soon as they said that it was ok to upgrade to.

  • Daniel Berliński

    Can we now use passcode and touch ID after jailbreak or not jet?

    • Valinor

      yes, passcode and touchID have been fixed.

  • illiac4

    Is AppSync already compatible with arm32 and arm64?

  • M L

    Predictive text on the stock keyboard will not turn on. Even if turned on in the settings- general – keyboard area

  • Brian Brown

    Yea I’m not updating while reading these comments lol

  • ZeD

    LoL, this jailbreak really are a screw up, they fix on bug and create two. Don’t get me wrong, I’m gratefull for free work Pangu and Saurik puts in but I think I’ll skip this update.

    • Chris

      As of this update the jailbreak is pretty much 99.99% stable, since jailbreaking last week I’ve noticed very minor issues with tweaks but nothing to do with Pangu or Cydia.

      • Niclas

        Sorry but, one person ≠ everyone.

        It seems that there has been a lot of problems with this jb, most/all bugs might be ironed out by now but only time will tell.

    • Deljuan Jones

      I bet over half of the issues complained about are user errors. People don’t listen and they hate to read. I’ve seen Jeff post videos and articles on how to do something and there are still questions on how to do it or he will say which devices a tweak works on and they will ask, will it work on my 6 plus. They just plug in Pangu and jailbreak with an OTA update when it clearly recommend not to do that then they are on the forums screaming, “I’m in a boot loop, HELP!”

  • redjazon

    My jailbroken iP6 is running smooth 🙂
    Did it on my mact using parallels and windows 8.1 trial 🙂

  • daniel awde

    Awesome! Wow i remember i used to wait so much for a jailbreak to come now cydia and other tweaks can’t keep up with the jailbreak speed. Great work pangu! And thank you

  • Hugh Jassol

    NOTE to Flex2 Beta users….

    This Cydia update breaks system app patches from working.

    • iltas

      use crack tool frm cyda better then flex 2

      • Hugh Jassol

        Better at what? The two tweaks have completely different purposes.

        Crack tool cracks Cydia apps & Flex modifies obj-c code of iOS & apps. I don’t use many Cydia tweaks and if I do, I buy them all so I have no use for crack tool. You can make your own tweaks for iOS and individual apps with Flex which is what I do. I’ve created hundreds of my own Flex tweaks.

  • aladin

    I just jailbroke my ipad mini 2 with pangu 1.2, do i need this package?

    • Chris

      Yes, it provides additional stability for iOS 8 and improvements across the board

  • iKhalil

    Merci beaucoup! 😀

  • SAurabh

    how to update cydia installer

    • iltas

      open up cydia tap refresh

    • pegger1

      Open Cydia > Changes > Refresh, Cydia Installer will appear near the top as an available upgrade.

  • Jake Barbour

    i keep getting sign into icloud over and over and i cant sign out or do anything i restored and rejailbroke, after installing this i have had this issue. Also when i install a tweak it doesnt show up after i reboot after downloading this, even after restore and rejailbreak

  • ygsq

    For me, the problem is still there. I have tried twice. But if I try to reboot with password after restoring from backup, it will not boot.

  • Abdullah Safdar

    Hello I’m on iOS 8.1 iPad 2. I tried to jailbreak my iPad but it shows error on “preparing environment(4/6)”, at this point it gives error !!!!!!! Please help someone..


    • TheCMaxGuy

      Go into iTunes on your computer and turn off “Encrypt iPhone (Or what ever iDevice you are using) Backup” and it should work. It worked fine on my iPhone 6 after that.

      • Abdullah Safdar

        Thanks. But I’ve already jailbroken:p Thanks anyways!

  • Bas Dielemans

    I have a problem with this version of Cydia, When I try to install a package or add a new repository, Cydia stays at the last package with the update animation (circle in the top right corner). Anyone else with this problem, and maybe anyone with a solution?? Thanks in advance 😀