Restart SpringBoard

Cydia 1.1.19 was released last night, and it brought with it the ability for developers to tweak the Cydia UI and interface by means of themes and Cydia Substrate tweaks. But another change happened to Cydia as well, and it isn’t the result of a jailbreak tweak.

Cydia has gained a new restart springboard button—the button that appears after installing or uninstalling a tweak. The new button is of the flat variety, and matches the rest of the interface better than the old button.

Along with the new button comes the ability to link directly to packages on third-party repos. According to saurik, this feature has actually been available in Cydia for some time, but was never documented.

So with this in mind, it would be possible to link directly to a tweak on Ryan Petrich’s beta repo, or any other repo for that matter. Here’s a link directly to a package on Ryan’s repo called SmartClose. You’ll need to tap this link on your iPhone for this to work.

With these revelations, and Cydia’s new support for Cydia Substrate, saurik is really changing up the way we view and use Cydia. It’s really exciting.

New Cydia Button

What do you think about these changes?

  • Merman123

    It’s the little things… 🙂

    • RarestName

      (  ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


      That’s what she said.

      Sorry I couldn’t resist.

      • Merman123

        Glad to say I’ve never heard it 😉

  • Looks fantastic. Thanks saurik! 😀

  • I literally asked for a new button on another comment post only a few hours ago. Now that’s service. Very happy, the little things matter.

    • James G

      It’s been something people have been asking for since iOS 7. But, thanks for contributing to his motivation.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    it’s not the little things… 😀

  • Mark S

    It also has a new reboot button. Eh. He’s changing things up to compete with that alternate store comex is making perhaps.

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      Yeahike it wil ever surface

      • arvindb02

        It’s actually make some progress. They have a lot of big developers on their team including Coolstar and CPDigitalDarkroom. Right now they’re just waiting on developers to submit packages before the begin the beta.

    • Niclas

      it’s not comex who makes it. Comex did some work for them to help them out.

  • Brandon D

    Couldn’t you just scroll down to the very bottom of each tweak/theme/w.e and read the small gray text like always? It always tells you there…or am I misreading this?

    • Merman123

      The look of the button has changed. That’s what is being reported.

      • Brandon D

        did you read past the 2nd paragraph?

      • Bugs Bunnay

        wait… people would actually read past the first sentence??

    • Chris

      The cydia:// app link allows you to open tweaks, themes and more from within Safari for iOS and other browsers that support app links.

  • Alberto Espinal

    I tweeted Saudik a while ago about this, i said why everything is iOS 7 flat interface and the Return to Cydia still has skeuomorphism but he never answered back

    • Bugs Bunnay

      maybe it’s because you tweeted saudik and not saurik? *rolls on the floor laughing*

  • Damian

    iMods are accepting developer packages meaning there is some serious competition coming against Saurik. It would be nice if be updated those small old things

  • iltas

    Like it

  • Abdelrhman

    good i like it

  • Don’t suppose anyone knows what the Mystery Package is or what it does?

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      Nope, what does it does?

  • Nesly Lacroix

    The link didn’t work. It just opened Cydia home.

  • James G

    Bye bye iOS 6 UI! Finally…

    And yet the Cydia replacement that was rumored a few months ago is nowhere to be found/seen/heard.

  • gaucho

    changes always sound-threatening tone, in my opinion, everything that I’ve been following on the subject, I’m thinking that our great Saurik is thinking to leave the world of jailbreak, I hope to be wrong, if it happens I will restore all my devices, and not I will have more jailbreak on my devices.

    I hope to be wrong, excuse my sincerity, it is just an opinion