Last night, saurik surprised us by releasing Cydia 1.1.19. This latest version of Cydia no longer runs as root, but as mobile. While that may seem ambiguous, this means that Cydia can now come under the influence of Cydia Substrate tweaks. In other words, developers can now produce jailbreak tweaks that work on Cydia.

Well it didn’t take long before dedicated Cydia tweaks begun appearing. In fact, there are now two dedicated Cydia tweaks available for download right now…

The first tweak is called ShareTweak, and it allows you to share Cydia packing information with others via iOS’ built-in share sheet. ShareTweak places a share button in the upper right-hand corner, and aggregates install and remove options into a new interface.


The next tweak, Codling (shown at the top of this post), allows users to blur the loading HUD that appears when refreshing Cydia. Codling features both a dark and light option that can be configured via a preference panel in the stock settings app.

These two tweaks may seem simple in nature, but they are excellent proof of concepts, and just the start of the cool things that we should start seeing from developers.

Imagine full blow Cydia themes and customizable features. Imagine skins that change the look and feel of Cydia. The sky really is the limit to what we could see. This is perhaps one of the most exciting developments that we’ve seen in the jailbreak community in quite some time.

What do you think?

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    No velox demo?

  • madrigalz

    With this update I wasn’t able to search for tweaks only would show tweaks installed. I had to downgrade back to 1.1.18

    • besrate hogsa

      yes you can
      after updating cydia to version 1.1.19 click on sources and hit refresh
      now try searching
      it should work

  • Chang in Charge

    When I heard that it ran as mobile instead of root I wasn’t even thinking about the possible implications for Cydia tweaking sounds awesome. Can’t wait to be jailbroken again. Waiting till these updates slow down and the tool actually works. Spent like 3 hours restoring and airplane moding to no avail. Kept stalling out at around 60%, on VMs and dedicated windows machine.

    • Arnold Glenzer

      Do a fresh install of IOS that will solve your problem!

      • Chang in Charge

        I did a restore from backup then I tried to do it? I recently found out that you can do a fresh install, jailbreak, and then restore from backup. Is this also your suggestion?

      • Arnold Glenzer

        Yes that’s exactly what I did and you should be good to go !

      • Shinonuke

        The following step is how I jailbreaked two iPad Air, one iPad Mini 2, one iPhone 6, and an iPhone 5c. It takes awhile though. BTW, I used iTune 12.1 64bit then updated to the las test version and installed the 64 bit driver from redmondpie website. Here we go:
        I initiated the jailbreak by turning off pass code, location (setting – > privacy), turn off find my iPhone, and placed it on airplane mode. Use the Taig to start the jailbreak (don’t forget to uncheck the 3K). Each time I jailbreak it will stick at 20%. Just leave it hanging until it gets back to the beginning of the Taig menu. Start the jailbreak again (don’t forget to uncheck the 3K). It should finish the jailbreak after the second or third attempt. My iPad mini 2 worked after the third attempt.

    • CyPh3r

      Restore AS NEW PHONE then JB. After JB you can restore from your earlier backup to restore your settings, apps and data. I’ve JB 6 different devices, using this method, with no problems. JB takes <10 mins.

      • Matthew Fritz

        Pardon my ignorance, but won’t that delete Jailbreak?

      • Blip dude

        Well, yes, Restoring will delete the Jailbreak. Otherwise, we would never go back to stock iOS. But once you restore fresh, Jailbreak, then restore from backup to have all your previous settings, everything else is smooth sailin. Restoring from backup does delete Jailbreak in this method as you are dealing with backups rather than restoring the entire OS. Restoring iPhone option will put you back in a Stock OS state.

    • Tristan

      I had the same problem. I ran it “NOT” as administrator and it worked.

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      Use 3rd party software, I can’t remember but i think i used something called Apowersoft to manually backup all my apps and import all the photos.
      Then just restore your iphone and set up as new iphone that should jailbreak it.

    • aizathisyam

      To those who got stuck at 60%.
      Found this solution at reddit.
      This is what I just did that worked.
      Run TaiG normally until you get stuck at 60%
      Hold down both the power and home buttons to hard restart the device. (My iPhone was powered off so I’m assuming the same is true for you guys)
      Once the device has rebooted unlock the device and leave it unlocked at the home screen
      If TaiG begins to work for you, great, otherwise read step 5
      Abort TaiG and rerun it again as admin while leaving your iPhone alone

  • This is the future.

  • Tim Hengeveld

    I’m waiting on someone to theme the install window to look like that Pangu app did, nice blurs and fonts and all.

  • Iphone N9

    Hopefully there will be a tweak that only finds compatible tweaks. When I search for a tweak it finds tweaks from iOS 4 to iOS 7 and most of them is not compatible. Such a waste

    • Josh

      That would be awesome!

  • hatim86

    jeff what a difference between run as root and run as mobile .?

    • besrate hogsa

      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.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        Cydown has already done this….

      • Beat Modz

        Yeah but it sucked. Didn’t really work well when I tried it. And this is stock now.

      • besrate hogsa

        you mean Cydown (with cydia enable) is a tweak that helps you steal paid apps
        please stop pirating

      • hatim86

        thank you besrate hogsa

  • Bugs Bunnay

    “Imagine full blow Cydia ” oh yea I can imagine it. pretty blown away by it.

  • Lipkiss

    Blocking ads in Cydia now possible !!!

    • Only some, I checked this and while it blocks the inline ads on tweak pages, it doesn’t block ads from moving you to another page and then attempting to open the App Store

  • Shlomy Malka

    Maybe that will fix the memory problem that cydia cause

  • المدير

    its Arabic developments
    thanks iMokhles 🙂

  • I hope someone writes a tweak to updated the respring button after you install a package. The button is still in a iOS 7 style. It’s annoying.

    • Svs

      Dont you mean iOS 6?

    • Blip dude

      As you can see, the skeuomorphic pre-iOS 7 button has been changed. I did absolutely nothing on my end to change it.

  • Hopefully downgrading from 9.0 beta 2 to 8.4 today so I can have Apple Music and (of course) a jailbroken device. That is, once Apple, unlocks my account AGAIN. I can’t wait to see what’s new and really be able to customize my iPhone once again.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Slightly off topic but for the past week I’ve been getting a Cydia error screen during launch or refresh which states: “Problem parsing dependency Depends” I tried removing different repos and I still get the same error even after re-adding them. Yes I’m on the latest Cydia v1.1.19. I asked about the same question before but never got an answer. Any advice, Jeff? Or anyone? Much appreciated.

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  • Tom Hay

    ” … Cydia tweaks begun appearing…. ”

    You should have said began and not begun because the forms of “have” weren’t preceding the verb begin.
    Hope you got me 🙂

    • Jonathan

      Are you my English tutor in disguise? I just had one come today..

  • Alberto Espinal

    I dont know why Saudik hasn’t change this, it’s still is skeuomorphism i believe!

    • Blip dude

      That’s not what I’m getting!!

      • Josh


      • Blip dude

        I don’t know, it just showed up as I was removing ReachApp. I have skeuomorphic themes on my iPad Air 2 (Ayecon and Carla), so I’ll see if that affects Cydia.

      • Blip dude

        Nope never mind, even with 2 skeuomorphic themes, I still got a different Button.

      • Alberto Espinal

        He just changed it today, which i sent him a tweet a while ago about it and i put this comment today then it was changed!

    • baddestsammaritan

      Had to look up skeuomorphism (nice word), good things take time I suppose. Looking at the ‘Return to Cydia’ it’s so IOS4 lol, what’s that four iPhones ago?

      • Alberto Espinal

        Yea but after i posted this comment the Return to Cydia was changed!!

  • Eli Montoya

    Cydown has this built in. No need for Cydia enable either. I don’t promote piracy, just friendly information.

  • Josh

    Does anybody have anymore updates for Cydia other than the two posted above?!

  • michaelrw

    it would be nice to see a tweak that adds a proper bookmark feature/function.. i think it will be one of the first things we see

  • Noah Mospan

    I have found no solution for my jailbreak being stuck at 30%….

    • AsomoItalimo

      restore your device then set as new

  • AsomoItalimo

    I think this update caused my iPad to have problems in syncing to iTunes. I was not able to put songs into my device that it caused me to restore and jailbreak my device again. Is it just me who experienced this? I will avoid this update for now…

  • Nesly Lacroix

    Tried ShareTweak and Codling.

    ShareTweak replaced the Modify button with the share icon and added an extra step to uninstall a package. It would have been better to add the share icon next to Modify.

    I like Codling light blur which blends well with Cydia theme. I’d like the blur to revert to dark on the download screen.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    No I don’t have that source, sorry for the late reply. In fact I restored to iOS 8.3 and jailbroke yesterday and the issue seems to have been resolved.

    • besrate hogsa

      Cool man
      thank you for replying