Just this week, a U.S. district judge dismissed an eyebrow-raising lawsuit that was filed against Apple at the end of last year by none other than Cydia creator Jay Freeman (A.K.A. Saurik), a name that many jailbreakers and iDownloadBlog readers alike will recognize as ‘The Father of Jailbreaking.’
The checkra1n jailbreak tool was updated to version 0.12.3 Thursday afternoon with official support for iOS & iPadOS 14.5 on A7-A11-equipped devices.
Worthy of note, checkra1n users are more likely than any other modern jailbreak user to be taking advantage of Cydia Substrate for tweak injection, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Cydia Substrate received a similar update on the same day.
Jay Freeman, also known to the jailbreak community as Saurik, appears to be at it again this week after releasing a surprise update for Cydia Impactor for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
The latest version of the Cydia Impactor utility comes in the form of version 0.9.53 and incorporates a number of changes for the small subset of users who are still able to use it.
Apple is facing yet another antitrust claim against it. This time around, though, it's from one of the company's oldest "competitors".
If your jailbreak depends on Cydia Substrate for tweak injection, then now would be a good time to launch your preferred package manager and refresh your sources. This is especially the case if you’re enjoying the perks of a pwned version of iOS or iPadOS 14 by way of the resilient checkra1n jailbreak.
Upon doing so, those jailbreakers should find an updated release of Substrate Safe Mode ready to be installed, subtly dubbed version 0.9.6005.
A substantial number of veteran jailbreakers who relied on Cydia’s ‘Log in with Facebook’ mechanism to access their previous jailbreak tweak and extension purchases were met with frustration after the feature appeared to stop working last June.
Fortunately, the problem now appears to be fixed, as noted by a couple of Tweets shared just this weekend by Cydia creator Jay Freeman, also known more colloquially to the jailbreak community as Saurik:
Saurik released yet another update for the Cydia Substrate tweak injection package on Saturday in a move to help improve the software’s overall reliability and stability with day-to-day use.
The latest update, coined version 0.9.7111, is said to fix a problem that Saurik purportedly introduced in the older 0.9.7109 update. Saurik notes in the newest change log that the update intended to solve a problem with an earlier update, but inadvertently un-fixed a totally different issue in doing so:
If you’ve spent any time brushing up on your jailbreak news over the past couple of months, then you likely noticed that Jay Freeman, also commonly known as Saurik, has released a plethora of updates for Cydia Substrate recently.
Those who know their jailbreak facts will know that the Cydia Substrate package isn’t one to normally receive a ton of updates. As such, many jumped to the conclusion that Saurik may be trying to modernize Cydia Substrate solely for competitive purposes as other tweak injection methods gain steam on alternative jailbreaks. A statement recently released by Saurik reveals that this couldn’t be further from the truth…
Following a chain of recent updates to the Cydia Substrate package this past weekend, Saurik issued yet another update late last night with notable bug fixes and changes. The latest update brings the tweak injection method up to version 0.9.7110.
The change log comments via Cydia Substrate’s official package depiction are particularly extensive for this release, and are as follows:
Following a pair of updates released for both the Cydia Substrate and Substrate Safe Mode packages bright and early Sunday morning, it seems that Saurik has pushed a second update for the Cydia Substrate package Sunday afternoon to fix a few bugs that were introduced in the first update.
The latest version of the Cydia Substrate package is now version 0.9.7109, and according to the change log for this release, Saurik notes the following changes in this release:
After a brief hiatus from last month’s rush of Cydia Substrate updates, Saurik appears to be at it again. Starting this morning, checkra1n jailbreak users should be able to refresh their sources and see two notable new updates including Cydia Substrate version 0.9.7108 and Substrate Safe Mode version 0.9.6004.
Both packages are especially important for the checkra1n jailbreak, as one drives tweak injection while the other serves as the last line of defense between jailbreak tweak failures and the possibility of a consequential boot loop. Fortunately, these packages work in tandem to permit jailbreak tweak usage in a safe environment.
Saurik has been particularly busy lately in the Cydia Substrate department. Cydia Substrate received yet another unforeseen update late last night that officially brought the package up to version 0.9.7107.
According to the release notes published on the package’s depiction page, this is what the new Cydia Substrate v0.9.7107 brings to the table for its users: