Repository fragmentation is a growing problem in today’s jailbreak community, especially if you’re a jailbreaker and you’re trying to keep up with all the latest tweak and extension releases from various sources. After Saurik closed the Cydia Store back in 2018, jailbreak tweak developers began flocking to one of the three major repository giants that still support paid packages. Otherwise, they opt to provide their own repositories to host their packages on.
Package managers like Cydia, Installer, Sileo, or Zebra can make it easier to peruse jailbreak repositories, but when using a computer or a non-jailbroken device, you might find yourself visiting a particular repository’s website to learn more about the packages it hosts. We teased a web-based utility dubbed Parcility a few days ago that intended to coalesce information from various repositories into one place, and we’re excited to share that it’s officially available to the public starting today.
If you use the popular third-party Zebra package manager instead of Cydia for your jailbreak add-on installation needs, then you might be interested in knowing that there’s a new, free jailbreak tweak that can help you keep track of where the bulk of your packages are coming from.
Say hello to Zenumbra, a tweak created by iOS developer FoxfortMobile that displays a count of the number of tweaks you have installed from each of your repositories.
If you’re using the checkra1n jailbreak and you’ve been on the fence about using the Sileo Team’s brand-new installer to get Sileo on your iPhone or iPad because of its conflicts with the pre-installed Cydia package manager, then we’ve got good news for you!
With the help of prominent Sileo porter Diatrus, the Sileo Team has officially launched a new Cydia fork on its GetSileo repository that will allow checkra1n devices to run both Cydia and Sileo side-by-side on the same device using the same version of APT.
The Sileo Team took to Twitter late Wednesday evening to share that it had released an updated version of the Sileo package manager dubbed v1.7.1 with various improvements, but that wasn’t all. The Tweet also noted that the new Sileo build was available for both Chimera and checkra1n jailbreak users.
The Sileo Team attempted a checkra1n port for its Sileo package manager just before the new year, and despite a flaky initial release that quickly crashed and burned, it now seems that the Sileo Team is making a second attempt – this time with some help from Diatrus, a name that might sound familiar if you’ve ever used an unofficial Sileo port before.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that the Zebra package manager came out of beta to become publicly available to jailbreakers who wanted to a modern alternative to Cydia, but as of today, Zebra isn’t the only option.
Announced just this morning via the AppTapp Twitter page, it now seems that Installer 5 is officially out of beta and can be installed on jailbroken handsets running iOS 10 and later. Veteran jailbreakers may already be familiar with Installer, but the latest iteration has been rebuilt with newer versions of iOS in mind.
Following the official public debut of the Zebra package manager on New Year’s Day, the project received its first update yesterday with a generous handful of bug fixes and improvements. But a subsequent update released early Friday morning brought Zebra up to version 1.0.2.
Zebra v1.0.2 isn’t as significant of an update as v1.0.1 was, but it’s something that checkra1n and unc0ver users will want to install if they’ve decided to try the young package manager.
The Zebra package manager for jailbroken handsets is officially out of beta as of today, and if you have any intention of installing it on your device(s), then you might be pleased to learn that it’s a fairly straightforward process with no strings attached.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you the steps necessary to install the all-new Zebra package manager on any jailbroken device running iOS 9 through 13.
Much of the jailbreak community’s attention has shifted toward the new checkra1n jailbreak in recent months given just how powerful of an exploit it takes advantage of. The jailbreak is still in its public beta stages today, and its software loader only installs the Cydia package manager out of the box. But could that soon change?
An announcement shared by the official GetSileo Twitter page Monday afternoon reveals that Sileo for iOS 13 will officially ship two more days from now. What’s more is the release will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the day the first beta of the Sileo package manager project became available for testing:
The Sileo Team released an updated version of the Sileo package manager late Tuesday evening with a plethora of improvements, officially bringing the Chimera and Electra jailbreak-centric package manager to version 1.4.0 in the process.
The Sileo Team announced the update via the official @GetSileo Twitter page, and from what we can gather, this is a particularly ‘big’ update for users and repositories alike:
It was only a few days ago that the Sileo Team first made Sileo Beta v1.3.6 available to the general public for testing purposes, but as you might come to expect, that was only the start of things.
A newer Sileo beta, launched Saturday evening as v1.3.6 beta 7, was announced just a few minutes ago via the official Sileo Team Twitter account:
The Sileo Team surprised us all on Wednesday with a new beta iteration of the package manager that gets installed by default on iOS 11 and 12 devices liberated with the Electra Team’s Chimera and Electra jailbreaks.
Citing the Sileo Team’s announcement, shared via Twitter several minutes ago, Sileo Beta v1.3.6 simplifies the process of converting webview-based jailbreak tweak depictions to native depictions.
The Sileo Team launched an updated version of the Sileo package manager for the iOS 11-centric Electra jailbreak and the iOS 12-centric Chimera jailbreak Sunday evening, officially bringing the proprietary package manager up to version 1.3.5.
The Sileo Team announced the update via Twitter just within the past hour, noting that it would resolve an issue with repositories refreshing endlessly: