Cydia 1.1.19 Eclipse 2

A pretty huge change just happened to Cydia. In the version just released, version 1.1.19, the installer now runs as mobile instead of root. This means that Cydia Substrate tweaks can now modify Cydia.

This is really big news. It means that not only will existing tweak modifications remain working while Cydia is open, but it potentially means that a whole new class of tweaks become available for Cydia. Don’t like Cydia’s UI? There could be a tweak or a theme for that!

Here are the full change notes from Cydia regarding Cydia Installer 1.1.19:

Cydia 1.1.19 change log

What does this mean?

It means that developers can now make tweaks to modify the look and feel of Cydia directly. It also means that currently existing tweaks that modify the look and feel of iOS can now do the same for Cydia.

Cydia Eclipse 2

Cydia with Eclipse 2’s night mode

You know how Cydia goes back to the stock look when you open the app, even if you have system changing tweaks installed? Well that will no longer happen with this update.

How to get it?

Just refresh Cydia and install Cydia Installer 1.1.19.

This is pretty cool news for jailbreakers, don’t you think? What type of tweaks and themes would you like to see on Cydia?

  • BEDU

    This is good news for iOS 9 Jailbreaking future!

    • Antzboogie

      Im very happy keep it coming theres been nothing but good news for us all. Jailbreakers we are in good times!!

    • Eric Castro

      yes and no, as we don’t really know the details on how this was implemented. regardless of the cydia UI running as mobile, root access has to exist (probably in a different process running in background) to perform the installations and write in system areas where mobile cannot.

      • BEDU

        I’m aware tweaks run in root still great news eh ?

  • Jon

    Eclipse 2 and cydia
    Ha. Instant blacklisting

  • Jacob Lovejoy

    This is great! My only question is, could this allow cydelete8 to delete Cydia? One could imagine the problems that could arise if that we’re the case.

    • Jon

      No. It cannot delete cydia. I just tried to and it didnt give me the option. Cydia should be protected within cydelete itself.
      Two cydia , according to saurik, can run as root if necessary. The same way as it works in android (with SuoerSU).

      • Jacob Lovejoy

        Awesome! Thanks for checking:-) I just checked and it looks like I already have it installed. I have exkey installed, but it doesn’t work in Cydia, any thoughts?

      • Jon

        Most likely a tweak update is necessary just like how Eclipse 2 makes cydia look wonky

    • erez

      be careful then ^^

      • Jacob Lovejoy


  • pizentu

    This is pretty sweet. Thanks for the Heads Up!

  • Chris Wagers

    Ad blockers now work in Cydia?

    • Chris

      Assuming they were built correctly to watch over any UIWebView containers, they should.

    • WonkieInc

      They already did

      • Chris Wagers

        I thought Saurik blocked them since Cydia ran root?

    • iltas


      • Lucus Bendzsa

        It was a complete store of hacks by Julioverne. It was Cydown.

      • iltas

        Ru sure cydown work on latest taig update 2.2.1 and cydia 1.1.19because it crashed my cydia I restore twice to lose my jailbreak

  • Chris

    Good stuff, so far I’m loving having a consistent custom status bar.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    also get adblocker working on cydia now. hah!

    • Off topic slightly, but do you know how to whitelist specific websites? I like AdBlocker but it prevents my bank’s website from loading.

      • Skoven

        Have you actually looked in the settings? 🙂
        There is a “manuel white list” there.

    • iltas

      how we can use Adblocker un cydia

      • Lucus Bendzsa


      • iltas

        But cydown not work in cydown 1.1.19
        It crashed cydia Ty confirm after updating untether 2.2.1 cydown works

      • Hot12345

        Where can i download the newest version of cydown for iOS 8.4?

      • Ankit Guliani

        For me, the problem is with Cydia Enable. I cant download it, but I can get Cydown. Does anyone know when it will be updated.

  • Breaker

    after updating, the main page of cydia is blank, and neither can I view the details of tweaks as well as installing. is this a bug?

    • Bugs Bunnay

      it’s not a bug. it’s an insect.

      • Johnny T Dane


    • Alberto Espinal

      Did you refresh? Or update Cydia Substrate

  • n00b

    So… the “rootless” feature in iOS 9 is being less concerning?

    • JaeM1llz

      Rootless does not even exist in iOS9 at this point.

  • William Melendez

    Wow, this is big … and its freaking awesome !

  • leart

    installing right now

  • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

    Power your phone off and back on. Log into Cydia,everything will be be ok

    • nfinite

      just re-open cydia after respring and the packages will be automatically downloaded again..

  • Ivan Wan

    can i know why i stuck at 60%???

    • Daniel Zarin

      try restore from iTunes. It worked for me

  • Daniel Zarin

    What about Safe Mode?

  • Rizal Adikara Djaingrono

    Wow, this is epic

  • Manuel Molina

    It still doesn’t help Cydia and the fact that comex is coming with a better Cydia app than Cydia itself. Cydia is painfully sad that it’s slow, clunky and not user friendly at all.

  • haha I thought Eclipse 2 ‘kicked in’ support Cydia via some update. Had no idea it was because of Cydia’s own update.
    I still rate Eclipse 2 as the 2nd best tweak after Tage. These 2 are a must for every owner.

  • So now we can use Adblocker in Cydia? ^.^

  • Vinnie

    I have an unrelated question, but it is Cydia based:

    Why after installing a package does “loading” take so long? It seemed this was introduced after iOS7.

    Reloading data is extremely quick, but loading… always slow.

    iPhone 6 – 8.4

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    This was possible before eith Cydown. It completely changed Cydia.

  • dudeimmexican

    Anyway to donate to Saurik? This man is my hero!

  • Guy

    Yes I notice my black keyboard still active in Cydia. This is awesome. I can picture someone making a better UI for Cydia down the line.

  • But what if a tweak has a bug? Cydia will also be affected by it! Then you can’t just go in a uninstall it as you used to.

    • wiety

      do you remember we still got no-substrate mode ? Im more than sure, that saurik knows quite well what is he doing, which can be also proven by his outstanding support and work for us during all those years …

  • Glenn DolFan Baptista

    Why can’t I upgrade check the pics any help.

    I6 8.1

    • Alberto Espinal

      Maybe because you are still in 8.1