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  • BTW - This New Cydia is FAST and Awesome


    So you've probably heard there is a new version of Cydia, which is included in the recent tethered jailbreak redsn0w release. We've been testing it and chatting with chpwn and saurik about the differences in it, and thought we'd get a solid list of changes published.

    chpwn did a lot of work on many visual tweaks, and as saurik put it "some of my long term performance plans are 'hitting pay dirt', and Cydia is much faster than it was before; that said, it isn't done yet: there's one more thing that I think is going to make a huge difference that isn't even in there yet but should be for the final release." And that's the biggest improvement as far as many are concerned - it's just way faster. Loading the Changes tab in my iPhone 4 is now nearly as quick as the AppStore.

    Here's a list of just some of the improvements:
    • reduced loading changes time
    • section remapping optimizations
    • faster reloading data
    • faster, native search
    • uses public SDK classes whenever possible
    • rewritten, faster web views with zooming support
    • changes badge works again
    • more stable webviews (no crashes when queueing)
    • redesigned settings page
    • redesigned stashing page
    • faster scrolling of table views
    • bug fixes
    • ads no longer break the package views until restart
    • much better queueing UI
    • stabler refreshing bar
    iPad improvements:
    • - landscape
    • - popovesr
    • - modal views that cover only a portion of the screen
    • - less annoying errors with bad internet connections downloading packages
    • - updated section mappings, less typo'd sections

    A QUICK NOTE - THIS VERSION OF CYDIA IS NOT QUITE READY FOR ALL 3.X USERS, SO ONLY INSTALL IT IF YOU'RE ON 4.X.

    This version of Cydia is included in the recent redsn0w release, but if you're on an iPhone 4 or other already jailbroken device, you can actually install it straight from your iDevice. The absolute easiest way to do so is make sure you have iFile and Safari Download Manager installed, then visit http://apt.saurik.com/cydia/debs/cyd...honeos-arm.deb from your device. Remember where you download it to, and navigate there with iFile afterwards. Tap the deb it and choose install - done!

    Cydia is growing up so fast.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: BTW - This New Cydia is FAST and Awesome started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 258 Comments
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      havent updated my info im on 4.1 jailbreak
      Greenpois0n or limera1n will jailbreak 4.1. There is no unlock yet.
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      Yep, this is way better
    1. vhicke's Avatar
      vhicke -
      5 star on the new cydia.....Smooothhhhhhhhhh.....LOVE IT>
    1. kingable's Avatar
      kingable -
      I tried to install on already jailbrokin iPhone 4 but don't work. Says code 512
    1. TheSmartGuy's Avatar
      TheSmartGuy -
      The new Cydia does feel noticeably faster. But maybe my expectations were just too low... :P
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^^ must be doing something wrong, re-read the directions and try again.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Wow installed on my iP4 iOS 4.1 works perfect and yep it is fast.
    1. mainah's Avatar
      mainah -
      Quote Originally Posted by mainah View Post
      Anyone's new cydia crashing when you are managing your packages? When I scroll down to "L" it crashes every time. I've rebooted a few times and still doing it. A bit frustrating....
      Anyone else experiencing this besides me?
    1. ziim's Avatar
      ziim -
      Quote Originally Posted by mainah View Post
      Anyone's new cydia crashing when you are managing your packages? When I scroll down to "L" it crashes every time. I've rebooted a few times and still doing it. A bit frustrating....
      You have a package in L that is a self installed deb. Reinstall old cydia, remove the package and that should fix it. I had two Packages doing it and one of them will crash Cydia if i look for it in search.

      I have gone back and forth a dozen times now. Removing packages is the only fix.
    1. dunkin519's Avatar
      dunkin519 -
      Any one try on a iphone 2G 3.1.2?
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      old news, this was in the member written section almost a week ago
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      very nice and fast,i just put that on my girl phone.
    1. LongN3ck's Avatar
      LongN3ck -
      Found this guide perfect for me. On iOS4.1 with JB iPhone 4. How to Download & Install New Cydia 1.0.3366-1 on iOS 4.1 & Older Firmware
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      old news, this was in the member written section almost a week ago
      Way to tell the owner of the site.


      (BTW Cody and Kyle are some great writers. I love reading their stuff no matter what.)
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Just downloaded and installed the new cydia. Didn't know I didn't have to wait for the new untethered jb to install the new cydia! Cool! Thanks!!
    1. oogotbagsoo's Avatar
      oogotbagsoo -
      the new cydia is faster, i will admit. But....

      I was kinda hoping for an "UPDATED" cydia. Something along the lines of how ROCK was. The UI for rock can't be touched. User friendly, nice animations, transitions, a built in package/sources backup and restore etc...

      You would think that saurik would transition cydia over to something like that seeing how cydia aquired ROCK.

      I'm not complaining. Just stating my POV.
    1. mainah's Avatar
      mainah -
      Quote Originally Posted by ziim View Post
      You have a package in L that is a self installed deb. Reinstall old cydia, remove the package and that should fix it. I had two Packages doing it and one of them will crash Cydia if i look for it in search.

      I have gone back and forth a dozen times now. Removing packages is the only fix.
      Worked like a charm...thanks!
    1. FunnySideUp's Avatar
      FunnySideUp -
      I really wanna upgrade my Cydia but will it erase all my repos and will it still have a list of all of the packages I have installed?
    1. oogotbagsoo's Avatar
      oogotbagsoo -
      Quote Originally Posted by FunnySideUp View Post
      I really wanna upgrade my Cydia but will it erase all my repos and will it still have a list of all of the packages I have installed?
      you won't lose anything. Everything will stay how you have it now.
    1. FunnySideUp's Avatar
      FunnySideUp -
      Quote Originally Posted by oogotbagsoo View Post
      you won't lose anything. Everything will stay how you have it now.
      Alright thanks dude. Now to finally have a fast Cydia on my iPod touch 3G