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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. numanair's Avatar
      numanair -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alveezy View Post
      thanks bro! putting this repo is much faster and safer than ssh'ing the .deb file! so painless for sure! woohoo! for a faster Cydia! now i just want an updated Activator!
      Safer? I'm not sure about that.
    1. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      Don't try this on the 3.x.x it's for 4.x n it let's you know it. Everytime u try to install/remove a package it wants to remove cydia cause the firmware not >=4.0. I also just read ultrasn0w ready for all 3g n 3gs models on bb 5.15 or 4.2.1. It's not released yet but will be in near future. Can't wait.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by A3gOwner View Post
      Don't try this on the 3.x.x it's for 4.x n it let's you know it. Everytime u try to install/remove a package it wants to remove cydia cause the firmware not >=4.0. I also just read ultrasn0w ready for all 3g n 3gs models on bb 5.15 or 4.2.1. It's not released yet but will be in near future. Can't wait.
      It's already out.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. zYxMa's Avatar
      zYxMa -
      I just installed this new cydia on my friends ip4 4.1 and the scrolling through changes tab, installed packages and sources is now much slower and not responsive as before, and this was the very first thing I've noticed... I have two ip4s with 4.1 in front of me and my one with an old cydia scrolls much faster. So the only bonus having new cydia is that it's loading changes faster. What's up with that? Or is there something wrong with his ip4??
    1. iJake's Avatar
      iJake -
      iFile didn't want to install, I just used Terminal to do the dirty work of installing Cydia, worked like a charm.
    1. sunnygilluk's Avatar
      sunnygilluk -
      Quote Originally Posted by mauC View Post
      Does anyone have the solution to this? It is quite frustrating that I downgraded cydia as you guys said but still have yet to come up with a solution. Some help please?
      I am having this exact same issue, scroll down installed packages and once i get to I it crashes, does anyone have a solution?
    1. Nitsson's Avatar
      Nitsson -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      SSH into your phone, go to var/root/media/Cydia/AutoInstall (if you don't have the Cydia folder or AutoIntall folder create them, they're name is case sensitive). Drop the .deb file into AutoInstall, reboot phone.
      Thanks! Had that superuser issue with iFile, but this worked a charm. Love the new Cydia.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      just grabbed a friends iphone and found out why cydia wont update for some people...i compared 4 phones to this theory and came up with this: if u have certain repos not allowed to be mentioned here, or sources that dont work and give error, it will not give u the update...upon deleted said sources the update will pop up automatically
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Lol, i wonder if chpwn put that into new cydia on purpose to stick it to pirates.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Lol maybe lol
    1. SepticTank's Avatar
      SepticTank -
      Quote Originally Posted by mauC View Post
      Does anyone have the solution to this? It is quite frustrating that I downgraded cydia as you guys said but still have yet to come up with a solution. Some help please?
      I am having the same issues. You slowly scroll a bit in Packages and it eventually crashes Cydia.

      I reinstalled cydia thru iphoneroot source and it did the same thing. It loads a bit faster but now crashes in Packages-what's the point?! Hahaha.

      Please-if anyone knows a solution, please let us know!!

      Thanks in advance.
    1. alirz's Avatar
      alirz -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Anyone else having the problem with Cydia wanting to remove itself?
      iPad3G iOS 3.2.2

      Yes, it worked fine for like a day, but now it seems to want to remove it self...anyways i ended up restoring and going back to old cydia on ios 3.2.2
    1. spektro's Avatar
      spektro -
      The secret here is that Cydia is doing things on SpringBoard startup.
      Since it was installed, after respring the device, it comes up and the whole thing locks up from 3 to 5 seconds and then comes back live again
    1. Slayerrob85's Avatar
      Slayerrob85 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      SSH into your phone, go to var/root/media/Cydia/AutoInstall (if you don't have the Cydia folder or AutoIntall folder create them, they're name is case sensitive). Drop the .deb file into AutoInstall, reboot phone.
      Thanks alot!!! It worked and it was easy to do!!! and cydia is a lot faster now
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slayerrob85 View Post
      Thanks alot!!! It worked and it was easy to do!!! and cydia is a lot faster now
      Glad to hear it!
    1. Kaospassageraren's Avatar
      Kaospassageraren -
      Quote Originally Posted by java4iphone View Post
      installing deb files manually is a pain.
      you can update Cydia by adding the following repo: http://iphoneroot.com/repo/

      BTW: it requires iOS 4.x, might work on 3.2.2, but I don;t want to try. Just update iPad to 4.1.2 it is worth it anyway.
      That repo worked great!!im using iphone 4 4.1.. Its nice with a fast cydia
    1. yentrog31's Avatar
      yentrog31 -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      just grabbed a friends iphone and found out why cydia wont update for some people...i compared 4 phones to this theory and came up with this: if u have certain repos not allowed to be mentioned here, or sources that dont work and give error, it will not give u the update...upon deleted said sources the update will pop up automatically
      Nice thought but no.I had a few of these not-to-be-named sources.After being burned a few times I use these repos to try out the apps that I'm not completely sold on.But anyway,I upgraded Cydia and all my packages and sources and even some bad repos that I used to get error messages with corrected themselves and my Cydia is very quick and snappy.Just my experience(3GS/4.1)
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      does it work on the ipad running 3.1.2(not sure if its that or 3.2.1)
    1. hbdragon88's Avatar
      hbdragon88 -
      Is anyone having problems looking at screenshots? I try to swipe right and left to look at more shots, but it seems to get stuck and it's not very smooth.
    1. skack25's Avatar
      skack25 -
      is there a fix for the crashing issue?? without having to restore??