Today’s jailbreak tools tend to install one of two different package manager apps: Cydia or Sileo. But those are far from the only package manager apps in existence today. Popular alternatives to Cydia and Sileo that can be installed by the end user include both Installer and Zebra.
We’re no stranger to either of the aforementioned package manager apps here at iDownloadBlog, but it’s worth noting that Zebra is now under new management as iOS developer Adam Demasi (@hkirb) has officially taken over this month as the project’s lead maintainer. Those shoes were previously filled by Wilson Styres (@willywurr).
Although Cydia is the default package manager for the checkra1n and unc0ver jailbreaks, Sileo is the default package manager for the Chimera, Odyssey, and Odysseyra1n jailbreaks, it’s not uncommon for jailbreakers to install an alternative package manager such as Zebra.
Zebra is a great option for anyone looking to try a lightweight and third party package manager, but one thing I wish it did out of the box was display how many installed packages I had.
Checkra1n is the only public jailbreak tool capable of pwning iOS & iPadOS 14 at the time of this writing, and regardless of whether you use it as it comes or you use the Odyssey Team’s Odysseyra1n bootstrap, a few notable package manager updates are now available as of Wednesday evening that you probably won’t want to miss, assuming they apply to you.
No, the aforementioned updates aren’t for the pre-installed Cydia package manager, but instead for competing package managers that have gained a lot of traction in the past couple of years. We’re talking of course about Zebra, a popular Cydia alternative that can be installed with the native checkra1n bootstrap, and Sileo, the default package manager that comes pre-installed with the Odysseyra1n bootstrap.
If you use the Zebra package manager to handle your jailbroken iPhone or iPad’s jailbreak tweak arsenal, then you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that a new Zebra update is available starting today, dubbed version 1.1.13.
The latest version of the Zebra package manager, announced via the official Zebra Twitter account Friday afternoon, fixes a few bugs known to cause headaches for jailbreakers:
If you excitedly jailbroke iOS 13.5 yesterday using the new unc0ver v5.0.0 jailbreak and then went to install the Zebra package manager as an alternative to the preinstalled Cydia package manager, then you probably found yourself plagued with error messages claiming “Operation Not Permitted” before your very eyes.
Evidently, you weren’t alone if you experienced this issue. Many Zebra users reported this problem after jailbreaking with the new unc0ver on Saturday, and now Zebra has been updated to version 1.1.9 with an official fix so that users can use the package manager error-free on their newly pwned handsets.
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.
Those taking advantage of the Zebra package manager instead of Cydia or Sileo on their jailbroken handset will do good to launch the app and refresh their sources.
A fresh update to Zebra was released Monday afternoon that officially brings the zippy package manager up to version 1.1. Citing the project’s official change log on GitHub, this release incorporates a lengthy list of improvements. Brace yourselves:
If you use Zebra on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad, then you may want to launch your preferred package manager and refresh your sources.
Zebra has received a fresh update this Wednesday afternoon, and if you’ve been keeping track, today’s update officially brings the app up to version 1.0.7.
Jailbreakers on iOS 9 through 13 who are donning the new Zebra package manager may be excited to learn that there’s a brand-new update available as of Sunday afternoon that squashes another substantial handful of bugs. The latest release of Zebra is now version 1.0.6
Citing the change log published on the official Zebra GitHub project page, Zebra v1.0.6 incorporates the following improvements:
The Zebra package manager for jailbroken iOS devices received a fresh update Friday evening, officially bringing the software up to version 1.0.5.
Just like previous updates issued before today, Zebra 1.0.5 incorporates beaucoup bug fixes and improvements that are expected to improve the package manager’s user experience in day-to-day usage.
If you’ve been tinkering with the new Zebra package manager on your jailbroken iOS device ever since it was officially released to the public on New Year’s Day, then you should know that there’s a new update out as of Sunday morning that you won’t want to miss.
Zebra version 1.0.3 is now available, and unlike the tiny update released just a couple of days ago, this one is jam-packed with a plethora of bug fixes and improvements that should make it more reliable in daily use.
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.