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  • Cydia Gets an Essential Update - Speed Increases and Error Handling

    It appears last night that Saurik has updated APT, which now has an optimized cache generator and has become more error tolerant in repository parsing. This means less error screens when connecting to repositories that might have an error at that particular moment, which used to end up causing Cydia users a ton of grief, sometimes even crashing them out of Cydia. This update should help correct some of that.

    While its nothing extremely heavy hitting with this update, it is highly recommended you update to gain some additional performance from Cydia. "Reloading" screens seem to move along much faster, and I have yet to see any repository errors. Saurik says this is a 7x speed increase! Not sure the specifics, but as far as I'm told, the update provides a speed increase of 7x.

    Head on over to Cydia and download the new APT updates. It should just put up, like the image above.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cydia Gets an Essential Update - Speed Increases and Error Handling started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. robotphood's Avatar
      robotphood -
      Didn't see any speed increases. Rock is up to 10x faster on my ipt3. I prefer cydia but only use it for cydia only apps because of how slow it is.
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      iPhone - Jailbreak = Dumb-phone!
    1. inspiresme's Avatar
      inspiresme -
      Is it because I live in China or is there some other reason that Cydia is failing big time? I was back in the States for 2 weeks and is wasn't working then as well. Any advice?
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I haven't noticed any difference other than the reloading GUI is gone, but the loading time remains the same.
    1. jet66's Avatar
      jet66 -
      Mine has sped up considerably when loading Cydia, no errors. The last time I loaded Rock, I had all kinds of troubles, ended up having to do a restore to clear up all of the problems. Added it again, problems again, restored again, gave up on it. With 3.1.3 and the rigmarole in avoiding it during a restore, I'm not taking a chance again at this point in time.
    1. inspiresme's Avatar
      inspiresme -
      No, even before the essential update I was unable to view all the images associated with Cydia - logos and such. And now, I haven't been able to update. It says, "http://apt.saurik.com Host Unreachable" & then, "Cached Failure" - what is up with that?
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      my iphone started to crash constantly after this latest update. nothing in particular [app or function] it would just sporadically crash. kind of like a low memory crash. [dont know] *shrUg*
    1. inspiresme's Avatar
      inspiresme -
      I think Cydia / Saurik's server was just overwhelmed for a while, everything just worked. I'm not having any problems now.
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      Seems like there are issues.

      The cydia folks should be prudent and halt the upgrades until the issues are resolved.

      I am not a beta tester.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The cydia folks? Do you mean Jay? If you don't like what he does for us you don't have to use cydia.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      The update seems to be great. I did a restore over the weekend for an unrelated issue and took the opportunity to remove Rock from my life. Now, with a speedier Cydia, I don't miss it a bit.
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      If an update is causing issues and people have to restore...it should be pulled and tested further.
    1. Kozmossis's Avatar
      Kozmossis -
      I think I found a solution for the GPG error. I went to etc\apt and renamed the file trusted.gpg.~ to trusted.gpg.d

      worked for me :-)

      Problem came back.... My solution was only temporary :-(
    1. iMack007's Avatar
      iMack007 -
      I found Cydia to be much faster immediately after the update. No problems so far, but it seems to have reverted to being as slow as it ever was before any update, but hey, it still works, so I'm grateful.
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Slow issues seem to have returned :-(
    1. Ballaghadigue's Avatar
      Ballaghadigue -
      Got the update I had Cydia customized with a theme, the themes still works but not in the Cydia app anyone help please.
    1. gemybasha1's Avatar
      gemybasha1 -
      thank you gooooooooooooood job