How to Downgrade Cydia packages

As we noted earlier, Cydia now features the ability to downgrade apps and tweaks. With version 1.1.23, saurik gave users the ability to downgrade their tweaks via the Cydia package page if there is an older version available on the repo that the tweak or app resides on. In this post, we will show you how easy it is to downgrade a Cydia package.

Cydia Downgrade 1

Keep in mind that you must be on Cydia 1.1.23 or later, and the package must have older versions available on the repo.

How to downgrade a Cydia tweak:

Step 1: Find the package that you wish to downgrade on Cydia

Step 2: Tap the modify button

Step 3: Tap Downgrade

Step 4: Tap the version that you wish to downgrade to

Step 5: Tap Confirm
Cydia Downgrade 2

You’ll be happy to know that downgrades even work on third-party repos. This should increase our ability to maintain stable devices amidst big tweak updates.

What do you think? Are you happy to see integrated tweak downgrading make its way to Cydia?

  • Scope

    It would be sick if there was a tweak that sends you interactive notifications that alert you when a tweak is updated and gives you the option to update it right from the notification without opening cydia then sends you another notification with the option to respring/reboot once installed (if required)

    • Sort of like a command notification where you just reply “Update” for Cydia to update the tweak or “Not now” to hold it off. When the process is done you can either type “Respring” or just “Now now” again. LOL

    • :D

      Saurik’s on a roll – I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what he comes up with next

      • Zencowboy007

        Was about to type that…Agree. Maybe knowing there might be competition fired him up;-) Doing great!

    • Marcus

      That would require Cydia to refresh automatically and it would drain battery very quickly. I wouldn’t want Cydia to run in the background ever. I’d be surprised if Saurik does this. It’s a good idea, but it wouldn’t really work that well.

      • Skoven

        Battery drain would depend on how often Cydia refreshes it sources to check for updates.
        I am using “Package Update Notifier” – i set it to check for updates once a day – that doesn’t drain battery at all.

      • Marcus

        That’s very true. However, I think that the Scope was thinking of the automatic update feature that the App Store has and not the once a day refresh that you are talking about.

    • Skoven

      If you want notifications when updates are available, you should try “Package Update Notifier” – it will only give you notifications about new updates though, so you still have to open Cydia. Maybe the functionality you talk about will be implemented 🙂 One might hope.

    • There was a tweak for this before but it never ran properly for me. Curiousa or something like that

  • Mark S

    This is very nice but I always keep a copy of debs I install because I don’t like having to rely on the developer when they take away a feature or add something I don’t like that changes the functionality.

  • Jailbreaking is alive!

  • n0ahcruz3

    In other news.. RIP Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

  • DeRMakko

    Ja geil alter endlich, korrekte Kiste jetzt seit Cydia 1.1.23 downgrade der Tweaks möglich.