Just recently, Saurik released Cydia 1.1.19 update which runs as mobile rather than root allowing developers to create jailbreak tweaks and themes that modify Cydia.
Up until yesterday, Cydia allowed you to make purchases using either your Amazon or PayPal account. However, things seem to have changed now as Amazon is no longer a payment option in Cydia starting from today. This means that the only way you can purchase packages is through PayPal.
Now that you have jailbroken your iOS 8.3 device, you will be using Cydia frequently to install new packages. Apart from purchasing and installing jailbreak tweaks, Cydia offers a handful of other functionality as well which might go unnoticed. So we have prepared a list of useful tips and tricks that will improve your experience using Cydia.
Cydia updated to v1.1.17 to support iOS 8.3; fix ‘cannot identify your device’ issue [Updated to v1.1.18]
Cydia packages receive frequent updates which can include security fixes or the addition of new features to your already installed tweaks. If you forget to check Cydia for a few days, you can have a bunch of packages waiting to be updated. CyNotifier is a new jailbreak tweak for iOS 8 and later that will help you keep all of your installed Cydia packages up-to-date.
Oops! If you have a jailbroken device you know that Cydia is the life-line to all your jailbreak needs. Cydia is where you install your tweaks, update apps, and purchase items and it is never a good idea to delete it. So, if you accidentally deleted it, “oops” won’t be the only four-letter word coming out of your mouth. Nevertheless, if you have somehow removed Cydia from your device there are a few ways for you to bring it back.
Substitute, the Cydia Substrate alternative being developed by famed iOS hacker Comex, is now available in alpha. Jailbreakers can download the package from GitHub to try it out on iOS 8, but Comex warns that it has not been tested and is nowhere near stable.
Last month, we brought you an exclusive hands-on of iMods, a promising alternative to Cydia, which has the cornerstone of all things jailbreak.