We recently brought you news that Saurik had updated Cydia to version 1.1.23, bringing with it a couple of excellent improvements and feature additions. One of the great feature additions was the ability to downgrade an installed package/tweak to an earlier stable version with relative ease. Perfect for those individuals who love to try out beta or unstable versions of packages but who want a simple method of rolling back should all not work as intended. With that in mind, we’re going to take a quick step-by-step look at how to invoke this awesome downgrade feature.


How To Downgrade A Jailbreak Tweak In Cydia

Step 1: Launch Cydia from your home screen.

Step 2: Search for the package that you’d like to downgrade and select it. You can either achieve this by using the search functionality within Cydia, or by scrolling through the list of installed packages and selecting the relevant one.


Step 3: When on the package page, select the ‘Modify’ option from the top-right hand corner of the navigation bar.


Step 4: Tap on ‘Downgrade’ on the resulting action sheet. Do note that this downgrade option will only be visible if the selected package has an older version available on the hosted repository.


Step 5: Confirm the downgrade request. Sit back and wait for Cydia to work its magic until the downgrade is complete.


It’s not only great to see Cydia being actively developed, worked on and benefitting from new and improved functionality, but also to see that the added feature set has been thought out and is of direct benefit to users. The ability to downgrade packages to a hosted stable version will also have the added benefit of promoting the assistance of users in real-world situations in testing software designated as ‘beta’ releases without the need to entirely uninstall and reinstall if something goes wrong.

Of course, to be able to benefit from this feature, an installed package would need to have an earlier version hosted on the repository to actually install from, so don’t be too disheartened if the ‘Downgrade’ option doesn’t always show previous version of the tweak you want to downgrade to.

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