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.
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.
While jailbreak tweaks are commonly used to configure the behavior of your iPhone or iPad’s native operating system, did you know that there are several jailbreak tweaks out there that can also enhance the very package manager app(s) you use to install them in the first place?
Anyone who uses the Zebra package manager app to handle jailbreak tweak and add-on installations on their jailbroken iPhones and iPads may want to open the app and refresh their sources.
Anyone who uses Zebra on their jailbroken iPhone or iPad to manage their jailbreak add-on installations might be interested to learn that an update for the popular alternative to native package manager apps such as Cydia and Sileo was released Sunday evening.
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.
Proponents of the Zebra package manager for jailbroken iPhones and iPads might be excited to learn that a new update has been released this weekend in the form of version 1.1.24.
Good news to all those Zebra fans out there, as it seems the popular alternative package manager app for jailbroken iPhones and iPads has received a sweet update this week.
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?
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.