Curiosa: Jailbreak Tweak Enables Notifications For Cydia Updates

Wouldn’t it be nice if you got a notification when there was a new version of the jailbreak tweak or jailbreak app available in Cydia?

Back in January, Ryan Petrich had revealed plans to release a jailbreak tweak that would does exactly that.

As promised, he has just released a new jailbreak tweak called Curiosa (not CydiaBulletin) that gives you a notification whenever there is an update available for the jailbreak tweaks and apps installed on your iOS device.

The jailbreak tweak is integrated with iOS Notification Center. So when you tap on the update notification in iOS Notification Center, you’re taken directly to the page of the jailbreak tweak, from where you can install the update.

Curiosa checks for updates for packages that are installed on your jailbroken iOS device and those that match the specific keywords that can be entered in the Settings app (Settings -> Curiosa).

You can also configure if you want Curiosa to check for updates on an hourly, every 2 hours, every 6 hours, daily basis. You can also check for updates manually via Curiosa and assign an Activator control to invoke it or check for updates after a respring.

Curiosa is available for free on Cydia  and can be found on Ryan’s beta repository (

You can follow these simple steps to install Curiosa:

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on Sources
  • Then tap on the Edit button
  • Then the Add button and enter the following URL –
  • Then tap on the Add Source button
  • After Ryan’s repository is successfully added, tap on search tab and look for Curiosa
  • Select Curiosa from the search options
  • Tap on the Install button
  • Then tap on the Confirm button
  • After Curiosa is successfully installed, tap on the Restart Springboard button.

That’s it, you will now start getting notifications for all the jailbreak apps and tweaks installed on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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  • Symphony

    Seems like a cool tweak, but when i go to install it seems that it requries MyWi 5 and My Wi On Demand to be removed. That sucks, definitely will not download. Any reason that those two apps are required to be removed for an install?

  • Stan

    What is that SBSettings theme?

    • bemental

      Im interested as well Stan. Any updates on this?

      • kpm

        Actually the toggles are not SBSettings. It is NCSettings. Install from cydia. Disable SBSettings notification bar settings. Njoy

  • Randomicious

    What’s the name of that notification center theme? Looks pretty sexy 🙂

    • Randomicious

      Never mind, Google is my friend lol. BlurriedNCBackground if anyone else is looking for it 🙂

  • Evan

    I’d also love to know what the SBSettings theme is. BlurriedNCBackground gives you the blur effect, but what about those SBSettings toggled? I like the look of them!

    Anyone know?

  • That is a very cramped home screen.