Why Cydia Won’t Slow Down When evasi0n Jailbreak is Released


One of the concerns people seem to have with the imminent release of the evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6.x is whether Cydia will be able to handle the load.

If you had jailbroken your iOS device when a new jailbreak like the absinthe jailbreak is released then you may remember that Cydia had some performance related issues, especially while reloading data.

Jay Freeman aka saurik, founder of Cydia has previously explained why Cydia needs to reload data every time it’s launched. Unfortunately this can cause a problem in the event of a jailbreak release, when servers that host popular repostaries get hit by a huge amount of traffic from newly jailbroken devices, which slows down the reloading data process.

But saurik has responded to a reddit user explaining why it shouldn’t be such a serious issue this time round. He writes:

This will not be as serious of an issue this time around; in addition to how every jailbreak this problem is less problematic, planetbeing said he would finally deploy my “pre-primed Cydia” proposal, so when you open Cydia immediately after the jailbreak it will already have a package catalog from all of the default repositories, and will not need to do a full refresh cycle (which is what really pummels the repositories during new jailbreaks): it will only need to grab the diffs. (That’s the one thing I thought random people seeing this conversation may actually want to know; beetling and 0ptimo otherwise correctly covered this suggestion itself.)

In the same thread, 0ptima of the BigBoss repo has also explained how repository owners will be handling the situation:

The repos have the ability to create mirrors and replicate their own servers to more boxes if need be. When the stakes are a great unknown, such as the case with each major jailbreak not knowing how many users there will be all at once, the repos can only try to be agile and reactive to the needs of the userbase. If more servers are required then that is certainly an option that the repos could manage more appropriately than yourself.

Hopefully like BigBoss repo, other repositories should also be well prepared for the big day due to the advance notice.

Based on the preemptive steps taken by Saurik, the evad3rs dev team and the repositories, it looks like we don’t really have to worry about Cydia slowing down when evasi0n jailbreak is released.

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  • dmatos1

    Let’s do this, I’M READY !!!!

  • Slick

    Thanks for time and effort everybody !! Go Canucks ! cant wait for “funday”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1740590440 Abel Goddard


  • rockthebeat

    lets go rocking with our iphone this sunday!!

  • Jorge

    Don’t see any mayor advantage to upgrade to 6.1. I am sticking with my 5.1.1 jailbreaked.

  • Jorge

    Oops, I believe its “major” advantage.

  • wolverinemarky

    this is great news as i am always impatient to the point i want all my tweaks back as soon as i jailbreak

  • dibelonious


  • pacman23

    im ready

  • http://twitter.com/FlyKitezDaily Louie

    lol its doing exactly what it said it wouldn’t. just jailbroke my iphone 5 cant install anything.

    • Derrick Lewis

      Welcome to my world.. I had an even more tragedy situation.. I run a wireless service my local customers I loss over 300 dollars in installations and unlocks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.matherly Jesse Matherly

    Yup… definitely slow. Idk whether it’s actually cydia or the repositories, but still… it aint workin :p

  • http://twitter.com/ewgrif Eric Griffiths

    lol jailbreakers crashed Cydia

  • http://twitter.com/OliverHyde3333 Oliver Hyde

    Cydia is proper slow for me so much for cydia wont slow down!

  • http://www.shawnblog.com/ shawnblog

    With the new jb applied, Cydia is crashing on everything I try to download at the moment.

  • Abysmal

    Good luck all.. Cydia is having a hissy fit with all of the traffic I would suspect.. Nothing is working

  • http://twitter.com/mnjohnson Matthew Johnson

    yeah how did this work out for you, lol. Cydia has been brought to its knees after the release of evasi0n.

  • shabaaz

    packages wont load why??? :(

  • Chris

    They tried, but sadly a lost cause. The jailbreak release has crippled cydia until less traffic is seen.

  • http://rounak.me/ Rounak Jain


  • Arhwqe

    It’s painfully slow }:

  • alex

    not working for me at all most packages from any sources fail with various eerrors such as 504 gateway timeout, mismatch errors, 500 internal system errors…. is this just me or is this everyone please respond i’m worrying its only me

    • Saint Aron

      im getting it too. really annoying

  • danny

    more people than expected to jailbreak :( all cydia servers are down and will b for awhile

  • Emricko720

    Excatly how DO WEE FIX IT?????