Cydia has just received another major update in version 1.1.23, bringing in some of the most requested new features along with bug fixes. Full changelog along with instructions on how to update it on your device are detailed below.
With Cydia 1.1.23, you can now not only downgrade packages to the last stable release with ease, but also to any previous version of the same package as long as it is available in the repository. So from now on, whenever an update to a tweak causes issues, you can simply downgrade back to the older version by tapping on Modify->Downgrade from the tweak’s page on Cydia, as can be seen in the screenshot below.
The Second major feature added to Cydia today is tweaks discovery feature which is actually inspired by TweakHub. On the main Cydia page, you will now find a new option for “Find Extensions for Applications” which will basically present you a categorized list of all the possible Cydia Substrate based tweaks available in Cydia to customize or enhance the stock or App Store apps installed on your iPhone or iPad.
Here’s what it looks like:
The full official changelog for Cydia Installer 1.1.23 is as follows:
Support Package Downgrades
All too often, I release a new package, and find out during the first few hours after release that there was a serious regression :(. Even if I pull the new version, users who upgraded do not have a way to easily downgrade.
Now, not only will Cydia allow you to downgrade to the “current” version, but it also allows downgrading to any previous version that is available on the repository. Going forward, I will leave previous versions online for some time while users are able to sort out issues.
Find Extensions for Applications
This feature was directly inspired by UnlimApps, who released a Substrate extension for Cydia called TweakHub.
The idea: automatically determine what applications a Substrate extension is designed to modify, and use that to provide categorized lists based on the iOS applications you have installed.
This technique is exciting, as it does not rely on repositories and developers to manually tag packages (this never works out): most of this information is already picked up automatically by Cydia’s “whole package index” :D.
(Oh, if it isn’t yet clear why UnlimApps wanted this feature: they develop a number of app-specific extensions ;P.)
Clearing Caches Could Kill Cydia
A user reported a situation where they ran out of disk space, iOS cleared their caches, and then Cydia wouldn’t run.
To update Cydia to version 1.1.23 on your already jailbroken device, Simply launch Cydia, tap on Changes tab and hit Refresh button on the top left corner. Wait for the packages to reload. Once packages are refreshed, search for Cydia Installer package and update to version 1.1.23.
Alternatively if Cydia prompts you with “Essential Upgrade” message on initial load, you can simply tap on “Complete Upgrade” to upgrade your device to the latest version of Cydia.
If you haven’t jailbroken yet, you can find the instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 using TaiG here:
- Jailbreak iOS 8.4 Using TaiG v2.4 On iPhone, iPad [How-To Tutorial] (Windows)
- How To Jailbreak iOS 8.4 With TaiG On Mac OS X (Mac)
With Cydia literally getting a hundred times better in the past few weeks, what do you guys think about all these new updates? Sound off in the comments section below.
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