On iOS, Cydia is the premier way to load unsigned apps onto your jailbroken iPhone or iPad… but since Android supports side-loading, it has no place on Google’s operating system, right?
Wrong, apparently. Today, the devs behind Cydia and Mobile Substrate have announced that Cydia is coming to Android. But it won’t be quite what you think.
So, what does that actually mean? Well, Cydia Substrate is a platform [Read More...]
If you love jailbreaking and all the little tweaks that come with it, then you’re probably very familiar with Cydia. It’s the number one place to go to if you want to find hacks for your iPhone or iPad, but it also kind of sucks at the same time.
Cydia is massively unorganized and slow when there’s a rush to jailbreak. Most people want to blame its creator, Saurik, for its weaknesses, [Read More...]
The hacker team known as evad3rs have pushed an update to the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak tool called evasi0n. The updated tool is now version 1.2. The evad3rs have also updated the evasi0n untethered 6.0-6.1 package in Cydia, which is now version 0.3-1. According to the change log, version 1.2 of evasi0n fixes a problem with the time zone when itâ€™s not corrected by the client, and disables OTA (over the air) updating for the device [Read More...]
After the untethered Evasi0n jailbreak was released for iOS 6 devices, we told you about a bug that was causing Apple’s stock Weather app to crash on jailbroken iPhones. On the iPad, the jailbreak was unhiding an old iPhone version of the Weather app.
There was a manual way to fix the bug, but now an official patch has been released in Cydia for all devices that have been jailbroken [Read More...]
Last week we told you about Auxo, an innovative concept for the iPhone app switcher that was brought to life in the form of a jailbreak tweak. Auxo takes the bland iOS multitasking bar to the next level with live app previews, gestures, settings toggles, and more. iPhone jailbreakers on iOS 6 can now install Auxo in Cydia for $ 1.99.
Unlike Apple’s stock app switcher, Auxo [Read More...]
Grant Paul’s Zephry (left), Infinifolders (middle), and Gridlock (right) have all been updated.
As jailbreakers wait with eager expectation for an untethered jailbreak that works on iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, Cydia developers are still hard at work. One of the community’s most popular hackers, Grant “chpwn” Paul, has updated many of his popular tweaks. HisÂ most famous tweaks,Â Infinidock, Infiniboard, and Infinifolders, have all been completely rebuilt and made compatible with iOS [Read More...]
The iOS App Store has seen unprecedented success since its launch in 2008. Apple undoubtedly boasts the largest and most vibrant app ecosystem in existence, but the App Storeâ€™s success has come at a cost.
Appleâ€™s â€˜walled gardenâ€™ approach gives the company complete control over which apps are published in the App Store. If an app doesnâ€™t follow Appleâ€™s playbook, it doesnâ€™t get in. You may work for months and months on [Read More...]
Jay Freeman, also known as “saurik,” runs Cydia, the jailbreak alternative to the App Store.
SAN FRANCISCO, JailbreakCon 2012Â â€” Jay ‘saurik’ Freeman just finished his presentation at JailbreakCon, and the creator of Cydia gave some interesting numbers regarding the jailbreak storefront. According to Freeman, Cydia developers were paid an estimated $ 8 million in sales last year. While it’s difficult for Freeman to specifically track the number of jailbroken iOS devices that [Read More...]
The day has finally come, folks. Legendary designer Surenix has brought the benchmark iPhone jailbreak theme called “ayeco”n to the iPad. We showed you a sneak peek of ayecon for iPad last week, and the Winterboard theme is now available for everyone to get in Cydia. It look gorgeous.
Surenix explains his newest jailbreak theme:
ayecon for iOS, pronounced “icon” or “ai-con“, is the benchmark in iOS theming. ayecon was designed to utilize [Read More...]
This past weekend, the App Store had a Cydia knock off, which was a completely bogus app that was falsifying and tricking users into thinking it was the App Store for jailbreak apps and tweaks. The app was a simple-looking game based on the definition of Cydia that was previously explained as the following: Cydia is actually named after a moth. Cydia pomonella is the scientific name for the “coddling moth,” or what we would most [Read More...]