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.
If you’re unfamiliar with Substitute, it was announced back in January and is designed to be a completely open and free. It can be ported to almost any platform, it’s more sophisticated, and it promises to offer more features.
Substitute is being built for iMods, an upcoming jailbreak store that hopes to go head-to-head with Cydia — a platform anyone who’s ever jailbroken an iOS device will already be familiar with. After many weeks of waiting, it can be tested for the first time in alpha form.
Those who are interested can download the .deb package from GitHub and install it on a jailbroken device running iOS 8. But before you do that, you should probably be aware of its current flaws.
“This code has not yet been tested anywhere near adequately and is probably
completely broken,” Comex explains. So, not only is it tricky to install (for the average user, at least), but there’s no guarantee it’ll work at all.
If that doesn’t put you off, you’ll find the files you need and installation instructions on the Substitute GitHub page. Be sure to follow Comex’s guidelines closely, because you could break things and cause damage to your device if you don’t.[via Comex]