Whether you’re taking advantage of the Electra jailbreak for iOS 11 or the Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12, one thing is certain: you’ve got the Sileo package manager hiding out somewhere on your Home Screen. The same statement applies for those using the Chimera1n or Odysseyra1n bootstraps on the popular checkra1n jailbreak for iOS 12 & 13.
Regardless of which of the aforementioned setups you’re running on your pwned handset, it’s worth noting that the Sileo Team launched an updated beta version of the Sileo package manager Thursday afternoon with some serious speed improvements. The latest beta was announced via the Sileo Team’s official Twitter account just over an hour ago:
From what we can gather, the latest Sileo beta has been dubbed version 1.8.4 beta 1. The biggest change in this update appears to be the speed at which the app’s Get button works, which in this case appears to be somewhere between 7 and 15 times faster than the previous beta depending on a couple of highly subjective variables. Those variables are, of course, the number of repositories added, and the number of packages installed.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sileo’s Get button lets users download and install third-party packages just as the App Store app’s Get button lets users download and install Apple-approved apps.
This isn’t the first time the Sileo Team tweaked the Get button’s speed, and it’s unlikely to be the last. Virtually all speed improvements are welcomed regardless of the context, especially when it involves a process that jailbreakers use a lot, such as installing jailbreak tweaks in this case.
If you’re not already testing the Sileo beta, then this update won’t appear as a necessary upgrade upon refreshing your sources. The Sileo beta is on an entirely different release channel than the public version of Sileo that comes pre-installed with your Electra Team-branded jailbreak. That said, you can actually run the beta and the public release side-by-side on the same device to see witness the differences first-hand.
It should be noted for those new to jailbreaking that if you’re using the unc0ver jailbreak or you’re using the checkra1n jailbreak without the Chimera1n or Odysseyra1n bootstraps, then this update won’t apply to you, nor will any other news regarding Sileo.
Have you tested the latest Sileo beta on your pwned handset yet? Let us know how it went for you in the comments section below.