By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 30, 2016
Thursday saw the release of a new build of Cydia from its creator Jay Freeman (Saurik). Coming in at version 1.1.28, the build is marked as a beta, designed for use with the fledgling iOS 10.1.x jailbreak from Luca Todesco.
Although I still do not recommend the average user to jailbreak with Yalu for 10.1.x, those who are confident doing so and have already taken the plunge may find this Cydia release improves their experience running the jailbreak slightly. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 12, 2016
Saurik has released an update for Cydia Substrate on Monday for jailbroken iOS devices, bringing the software up to version 0.9.6301 in the Cydia Store. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 25, 2016
Saurik has released an update for Cydia Substrate for jailbroken devices on Thursday that addresses Cycript functionality problems on iOS 9.3.x. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 12, 2016
Saurik has officially updated Cydia Eraser this week with support for iOS 9.3.3, which means anyone who jailbroke with the Pangu jailbreak tool now has a way to un-jailbreak their devices without using iTunes to restore and update their device.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how and why to use Cydia Eraser to un-jailbreak your iOS 9.3.3 device. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 11, 2016
Saurik has launched an update for the Cydia Eraser tool on Thursday so that it can now be used to un-jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 if you used the Pangu jailbreak tool.
The timing couldn’t be better, as Apple recently released iOS 9.3.4 and is expected to close the iOS 9.3.3 signing window in the near future. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 2, 2016
Saurik has made some changes to the Cydia Store on Tuesday that will be music to the ears of jailbreakers who want to download paid jailbreak tweaks on the newly-jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 firmware.
Among those is a new fail-safe to make sure you don’t pay for tweaks that don’t work. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 30, 2016
The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak has only been out for about a week, but it seems there is still a lot of confusion about it. As we tried to clear things up for the Chinese version of the jailbreak, Pangu released an English version for all platforms, which really shook things up and added more confusion.
In this all-in-one FAQ post, we’ll try to discuss the jailbreak from all angles, clearing up all any any remaining confusion that there might be. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 28, 2016
Saurik has released an update for Cydia Substrate on Thursday that brings the package up to version 0.9.6200.
If you’re running the latest jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3 from Pangu/25PP, then this update is a must-have for you. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 25, 2016
Saurik has released an update for the Cydia Impactor un-jailbreaking tool on Monday. Among the changes, the too has been renamed Cydia Eraser and has received a new icon.
So what’s new? Let’s discuss… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 30, 2015
“Cydia Online” is the name of a new website that provides direct links to Cydia packages, repos, and information. The website, created by SwiftCracker, has no official affiliation with Cydia. We think it’s only a matter of time before the name is changed, as it’s blatantly infringing on saurik’s trademark.
That said, the premise behind the so-called Cydia online is pretty cool. It’s a fast online searchable vault of apps and tweaks found on Cydia’s default repos and even popular third-party repos.
It’s probably not going to last much longer under its current name, but the idea is, admittedly, an interesting one… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 13, 2015
Saurik has pushed an update to Cydia Substrate, bringing the package to version 0.9.6110. The update contains fixes for corrupt extensions, which some developers apparently use for obfuscation purposes.
Prior versions of Cydia Substrate made attempts to detect whether an extension’s installation might cause the process to crash, yet by doing so, it ended up resulting in Cydia Substrate crashing itself. With version 0.9.6110, this should no longer be the case. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 31, 2015
Good news for those of you who are into theming your jailbroken iPhone—WinterBoard, the framework that’s pretty much the standard for theming iOS devices, is now compatible with iOS 9. This means that you can now enjoy all of the many wonderful themes available on Cydia with the latest available jailbreak. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 21, 2015
Here’s a piece of news that kind of flew under the radar during saurik’s update of Cydia Installer earlier today—he’s apparently working on providing a version of Cydia Impactor for iOS 9 firmware, too.
Cydia Impactor was the groundbreaking jailbreak release that allowed iOS 8 jailbreakers to perform an erase and restore on their devices without necessitating a software update. It basically allowed you to use iOS’ Erase all Content & Settings feature in such a way that it worked with jailbroken devices.
That tool was groundbreaking, because jailbroken devices, up until that point, were never capable of using this built in iOS feature. Cydia Impactor adds significant peace of mind to jailbreakers, because if something goes wrong with a jailbroken device, it’s possible to restore on the same firmware, and re-jailbreak.
In the past, jailbroken iPhones that needed to be restored were forced to update to the latest firmware, which, more times than not, would render the device un-jailbreakable. As you might have noticed, Cydia Impactor doesn’t currently work for iOS 9, but saurik is working hard in an effort to fix that. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 18, 2015
Saurik recently pushed a small Cydia Substrate update to fix issues with devices running versions of iOS prior to iOS 5. The update, which comes in at version 0.9.6011, was pushed to fix a problem that arose during the 0.9.6xxx series of Cydia Substrate updates.
While this update is small, and probably only affects a handful of jailbreakers, the more important issue of jailbreak stability was mentioned by Saurik recently via Twitter. As you’re likely aware of, some have been experiencing issues with non-recoverable boot loops after restarting their jailbroken devices running iOS 9… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 15, 2015
Cydia Substrate received an update this morning that fixes issues with the 32-bit armv7 slice. This update, which is now available for download for all jailbroken users, prevents issues where extensions wouldn’t load into Cydia.
There is also a need for all 32-bit binaries to be recompiled. Due to a change implemented by Apple for iOS 9, 32-bit binaries that aren’t recompiled are likely to fail or crash if they are not recompiled. This means that all developers that have published 32-bit binaries, in particular Cydia Substrate extensions, have a little work to do. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 13, 2015
It looks like saurik must have been in the know about the iOS 9 jailbreak, because it comes updated to work with iOS 9 post-jailbreak. As saurik states in the Cydia Substrate change log, version 0.9.6000 brings about significant changes to the package to make it play nice with iOS 9.
The fact that Cydia has been updated immediately is great news for jailbreakers. It means that you don’t have to jump through any hoops in order to get Cydia working on your device right after the jailbreak.
With that established, some of you may still deem it best to hold off for a while. That’s because there simply aren’t many tweaks available that work with iOS 9 yet…
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 18, 2015
A powerful new tool has just been released for jailbreakers to “unjailbreak”. It’s called Cydia Impactor, and it’s an on-device tool that lets you remove and revert all changes made to a device to return it to its stock configuration.
The most notable thing about this tool is that it allows you to return to stock without needing to upgrade your device. Say, for example, you wanted to sell your iPhone, but wanted to retain its jailbreak-ability to increase resale value. Normally, if you wanted to perform a full system restore, you’d be forced to upgrade to the latest firmware, and thus lose your jailbreak. With Cydia Impacter, you can restore your device to stock without upgrading. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2015
Another day, another big Cydia release. Cydia 1.1.23 brings some big changes to the table, as saurik has added package downgrade support, the ability to use find extensions like TweakHub.
The update also fixes a crashing issue that occurs after clearing caches. Doing so would cause Cydia not to be able to run at all.
Needless to say, this is a pretty large update for Cydia users, and has long-term positive implications on jailbreakers and their Cydia usage habits. Have a look at our post for the full change log. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 10, 2015
Cydia Installer has been updated again to fix bugs. Actually, it was just updated twice—once to fix bugs, and again to fix a bug brought about by the previous bug fix.
Version 1.1.21 of Cydia installer appeared first, followed shortly by version 1.1.22. Needless to say, you should update to the latest version of Cydia at your earliest convenience. In this post, you’ll find the full change logs for both updates. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015
As we noted to you guys upon release, Cydia 1.1.19 was a major upgrade for Cydia. As such, it was inevitable for a few bugs to surface with all of the under-the-hood changes.
In Cydia version 1.1.20, saurik has addressed many of these bugs in what he is calling a bug fix release. If you’re encountering problems while using Cydia, it’s definitely suggested that you upgrade to the latest version as soon as you can. Read More