Cydia Gets The iOS 7 Makeover, Here’s How To Update Now [Images]

Rejoice, jailbreakers, for we bring good news. The jailbreak app store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Cydia, has just received an update, making the software aligned and suited for use with iOS 7. Things are finally moving.

The update to Cydia is more visual than functional, as it makes the appearance more in line with iOS 7 design elements and human interface guidelines. We get a cool transparent look and feel to the status bar, and the main tab gives way to more flat icons as we’d expect to see in any other iOS app available from the iTunes App Store. The font has also improved, giving text a neater and cleaner look in comparison to the old version. The Manage tab now contains differently colored icons for Packages, Sources and Storage, just like how the native Settings app on iPhone or iPad shows. Finally, font changes are applied throughout, and are visible on the details page for packages, the lists and all other sections, including the landing page. And in case you’re wondering, the icon remains unchanged, though we wish it went flat with this update.

iOS 7 Cydia

Should you have a jailbroken iPhone or any other iOS device, getting the latest Cydia version 1.1.9 is pretty straightforward and easy. Just navigate to the “Changes” tab and hit refresh and update every package that’s available there, or just hit "Complete Upgrade" when prompted to.

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Since the packages have been updated at their official repositories already, you’ll get the notification right away. Once Cydia updates, you might see yourself being asked for a device reboot, past which next launch of Cydia will put you in all glory of the new iOS-7 inspired design!


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Saurik, the man behind Cydia, stated on Twitter that the new Cydia, sitting at version 1.1.9 wouldn’t be as awesome as it is now in its current form if help from Ryan Petrich (Rpetrich on Twitter), Thientam Bach (Surenix on Twitter) and Kyle Mathews (Kylematthews on Twitter) wasn’t provided, so big props to them.

If you aren’t already aware, the latest tool in the jailbreak scene again comes from the famous Evad3rs team, and works in pretty much the same manner how the previous tool from the same team worked. All iOS devices are supported, and as you’d expect, the jailbreak is of the untethered nature. We have full text and video guides on how to jailbreak your iOS 7 – 7.0.4 toting device, and we’ve linked them at the foot of this post for your convenience.

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