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.
Cydia is the cornerstone of all things jailbreak. There’s no denying that. Every year when a new iPhone comes out or a new iOS, we wait with bated breath to see someone post a video or a blog post with that brown icon in the thumbnail telling us that we can jailbreak. Maybe that never changes. Maybe Cydia is so rooted into the jailbreak community that it’s loyal followers will never stray from the beaten path. But, iMods, a brand new jailbreak store, is willing to find out.