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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


    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. mauC's Avatar
      mauC -
      Quote Originally Posted by juggz143 View Post
      Just reinstall them (install them again to be more specific). Thats the only way to get them back in the installed list. Don't worry you wont lose any settings or take up any more space its just the only way to get them back in the list.
      Yea, that is a way that would get it back. But the problem is that I dont remember every single package I have installed at the top of my head. And the one that was causing the crash is no longer there because the source was outdated.
    1. manishkatiyar's Avatar
      manishkatiyar -
      Worked for me as well, thanks !!!
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      It can be installed even if you only have iFile. Just use you idevice to go to the link and open it with ifile
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      This is great news! hope to try it real soon(worth a smilie)
    1. kfgillette's Avatar
      kfgillette -
      I installed the new version, but it keeps trying to uninstall itself when I update any other app. Is this normal?
    1. pillzny's Avatar
      pillzny -
      I've been reading all about it but didnt want to upgrade to 4.2 yet... Got it now... Thanks
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Is it just me or does the Cydia upgrade make my whole phone faster. Did it tweak mobile substrate or something?
    1. lavicgrcy's Avatar
      lavicgrcy -
      after i install new cydia i cant install app themes and tones from it any solution?i have iphone 4 on 4.1
    1. aqualung's Avatar
      aqualung -
      Quote Originally Posted by FancyMan View Post
      Problem. When I click the link it loads ten goes to the page and ten quickly goes to another page that says "Error occurred: Plug-in handled package" what do?
      Open the link in safari not through modmyi app. I got the same message when choosing the link in modmyi app.Hope this helps
    1. kfgillette's Avatar
      kfgillette -
      I think I figured it out. The original post said nothing about needing to be on firmware 4.x but i get the following after I install it using iFile

      Executing Command: /usr/bin/dpkg -i "/var/root/Media/

      (Reading database ... 3209 files and directories currently installed.)
      Preparing to replace cydia 1.0.3366-1 (using .../
      cydia_1.0.3366-1_iphoneos-arm.deb) ...
      Unpacking replacement cydia ...
      dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of cydia:
      cydia depends on firmware (>= 4.0); however:
      Version of firmware on system is 3.1.2.
      dpkg: error processing cydia (--install):
      dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
      Errors were encountered while processing:

      Finished with Result Code: 256

      My question now, is, how do I downgrade to the old version of Cydia without rejailbreaking?
    1. Papiriqui's Avatar
      Papiriqui -
      How do i download the Safari Download Manager?? I tried but it said is supposed to be paid in advance. Any help, then i'll try going to the link. Please help
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Safari download manager is a paid Cydia app. If you don't want to do it that way then download the .deb file and then use SSH to transfer and install it.
    1. Papiriqui's Avatar
      Papiriqui -
      I dont mind paying it, is just not asking me to do so, it just shows install and when i do it says im supposed to pay.
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      it will install if you only iFile. Navigate with your idevice to the first post and click on the link, then click on open in ifile, then installer.
    1. kingmofo's Avatar
      kingmofo -
      Just installed it and WOW its super fast! It's almost like the speed of ROCK You Phone!
    1. kfgillette's Avatar
      kfgillette -
      Figured it out...

      For those of you still running firmware 3.x and you attempt to update Cydia and get the same failure I got, download the following .deb and install it in the same fashion as you did the new version.

    1. yentrog31's Avatar
      yentrog31 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LongN3ck View Post
      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
      Worked like a charm.THX for the link.Cydia is very snappy now.
    1. kfgillette's Avatar
      kfgillette -
      That's what I did. I think that's only for firmware versions 4.0 and higher.
    1. Downloadeous Maximus's Avatar
      Downloadeous Maximus -
      Thanks for the post Kyle. Cydia is ultra fast now.
    1. mslaughter's Avatar
      mslaughter -
      Executing Command: /usr/bin/dpkg -i "/var/mobile/Documents/cydia_1.0.3366-1_iphoneos-arm (1).deb"

      dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege

      Finished with Result Code: 512