More than five months after initially teasing it, the team behind Sileo — Electra — has released the first beta of the package manager which is aimed at replacing Cydia. Despite months of testing, this is the first beta release of Sileo and so it is bound to have some bugs and stability issues.
The preview version of Sileo only supports the latest version of Electra. Unc0ver jailbreak is not supported right now, though many users report that Sileo is working fine for them. If you have used Electra to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, you can download Sileo from the default Electra repo.
Another important thing to note here is that payments are only supported on the Dynastic Repo, though the Chariz repo team is working on adding support for payments.
Some important information:
* This is a beta preview. Some functionality is not finalised and bugs are to be expected.
* For now, the preview only supports the latest version of Electra.
* The source code will be published at a later date.
— Sileo (@GetSileo) December 25, 2018
As mentioned, this is still the first beta release of Sileo and it is full of bugs. Many users over on Reddit are complaining about the package manager crashing while installing/uninstalling new tweaks so if you value your stable jailbreak, you should avoid trying Sileo for now.
Depending on how quickly the Electra team updates Sileo to squash all the reported bugs and add new features to it, there’s a possibility of Sileo replacing Cydia and becoming the package manager for jailbroken iOS devices. It could become the App Store for jailbreak tweaks with a modern and easy to navigate UI — something which is sorely needed. This is important since jailbroken iPhone and iPad users have to currently rely on Cydia which has not received any meaningful updates in quite a few years now.Like this post? Share it!