The Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 marks a first for a lot of things in the jailbreaking community. It is the first jailbreaking tool to support iPhone XS and iPhone XR and its also the first jailbreak which does not ship with Cydia as its default package manager. Instead, it ships with Sileo — a new and modern package manager that is more refined than Cydia in every possible way. Like Cydia though, one needs to manually add package sources in Sileo for it to show jailbreak tweaks.
In a move that’s bound to surprise many, the Sileo team has released an IPA of the app for non-jailbroken devices. Sileo initially started as a third-party package manager meant to act as a Cydia replacement but with this move, the Sileo team is looking to expand further.
Just over two weeks after the first public beta of Sileo was released, the package manager now works with unc0ver jailbreak which is a popular and frequently updated iOS 11 – iOS 11.3.1 (iOS 11.4 beta 3) jailbreak. The original version of Sileo was compatible with Electra jailbreak.
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.
Apple recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of the App Store. However, if it wasn’t for the jailbreakers who hacked the original iPhone in July 2007 who gave us a glimpse of the potential of the iPhone with the first third-party game, we may not have had the App Store.