Zebra 2 will completely redesign the popular package manager with user-friendly formatting, search features, and an iPadOS overhaul

Hot off the heels of the Odyssey Team’s teaser announcement showcasing the upcoming Cheyote jailbreak tool user interface for iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1, another important announcement comes by way of the Zebra Team, who will be pushing a major overhaul of the popular alternative package manager app Zebra in the near future.

23 Aaron stepping back from Odyssey Team & development to become a resource for other developers

This Sunday afternoon, the Odyssey Team formally announced the name of its upcoming rootless Cheyote jailbreak for iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1, while the Zebra Team likewise announced Zebra 2, which will be a complete design of the app with improvements to the iPad interface, the way users search for packages, and a bevy of other changes. But that wasn’t all we learned.

Experiencing errors when refreshing jailbreak sources? Try this

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?

Adam Demasi takes over as the lead maintainer of the Zebra package manager

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).

StripeCount displays the number of installed packages in Zebra

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.

Sileo and Zebra package managers each get updates with improved iOS 14 support

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.