Havoc is one of the largest centralized jailbreak repositories that still lets developers sell paid jailbreak tweaks. The repository succeeded Packix to become that, and many developers have moved their tweaks over to Havoc to make tweak discovery easier for jailbreakers.
Some pretty big and exciting news for jailbreakers and jailbreak tweak developers alike on Friday — the Havoc repository is now adding PayPal support for purchasing paid jailbreak tweaks and other add-ons.
Twickd, a major repository used by jailbreak developers for hosting jailbreak tweaks and other add-ons for use by jailbreakers, just this week announced that it would retire its free PayPal library in August.
Many jailbreakers will remember a time in November of last year when the TitanD3v team decided to leave the jailbreak community and re-release all of its paid jailbreak tweaks as free.
If you’ve jailbroken an iPhone or iPad in the past five years, then you should be at least vaguely familiar with the Packix repository. It served as one of the biggest places for jailbreak tweak and theme developers to host their content, including paid packages in a post-Cydia Store community.
Hot off the heels of a rather juicy update launched over this past weekend, the Zebra package manager is out with another update this Monday evening, this time bringing it up to version 1.1.25.
While there are several package managers for jailbreakers to choose from today, one of the most widely trusted is Cydia, a tried and true workhorse that has been with us jailbreak after jailbreak for more than a decade. However, all that age is beginning to show as Cydia hasn’t received any real aesthetic upgrades over the years; this continues even as competing package managers such as Installer, Sileo, and Zebra both outperform and look much slicker than Cydia.
After jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, you’ll get most of your jailbreak tweaks and add-ons from dedicated repositories (or sources) that you access from a package manager app, such as Cydia. But then the inevitable happens; you find yourself plagued by unexpected error messages when trying to refresh your repository sources. Bummer, isn’t it?
Jailbreakers of the modern day should be vividly familiar with AltDaemon, the useful utility for jailbroken iPhones and iPads that works in unison with AltStore to install, refresh, and update sideloaded apps without a computer.
Jailbreak tweak and theme developers typically use repositories such as BigBoss, Chariz, or Packix to host their work. But with more developers opting to host packages on their own private repositories, your package manager app’s repository list has likely grown much longer today than it would have been 10 years ago.
Much of the jailbreak community’s resources, including jailbreak tweaks and themes, have migrated to smaller third-party and developer-owned repositories over the past several years. This seemed to be a direct response to the shutdown and archival of the ModMyi and MacCiti & ZodTTD repositories, and was further exacerbated by the shutdown of the Cydia Store back in 2018.
In a rather unfortunate turn of events, it would appear that the popular Dynastic Repo repository, which has been commonly used for hosting jailbreak tweaks and other third-party add-ons, will be shutting down in the near future.