After a long wait, Saurik has released an updated version of Cydia, which fixes many of the bugs that users have been facing with the older version. As you all know, the Pangu Team released an iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak last week that didn’t come with Cydia. You had to install Cydia manually and make the jailbreak worthwhile, but Cydia Substrate caused a lot of problems. Despite pushing out incremental updates for Cydia Substrate, the iOS 8 jailbreak was quite buggy. There were bootloops when setting a Passcode, random resprings, app crashes and what not.
The new version of Cydia Installer 1.1.14 will take care of all the problems. If you’re jailbroken, Cydia will notify you of the update, install and you’re good to go. You can now set a Passcode and not worry about your phone rebooting and going into bootloop.
Saurik has also added some other features to the new version. There’s multitasking support on iOS 8, popup blocker, iPhone 6 support, landscape mode on Cydia and a few others. Below is the full changelog for Cydia 1.1.14:
iOS 8 Passcode Compatibility
Cydia no longer causes your device to lock up while booting on iOS 8 when you use a passcode. We recommend you use a passcode for security.
(Under Settings, go to “Touch ID & Passcode”, and “Turn Passcode On”.)
If you have installed unsupported stashing modifications, you may want to restore and jailbreak again, instead of directly installing this update (those modifications are unsupported).
Multitasking Support on iOS 8
Cydia now backgrounds almost like a regular application (but only on iOS 8). This has been a major architectural change: please alert us to any issues.
This allows you to switch back/forth between Cydia and other applications (such as Safari, or the Google two-factor authentication app) without losing your package selection state.
New Window and Hijack Blocking
One of the biggest complaints about Cydia in the last year has been a new kind of ad seen on some repositories: a sudden redirect to the App Store.
Cydia now blocks “popups” and asks the user before opening the App Store.
Partial iPhone 6 Plus Support
Cydia supports rotation on the iPhone 6 Plus and has a new @3x icon and tabbar. Cydia renders at the native resolution on both the 6 and 6 Plus.
Videos Work Again (on iOS 7.1-8.1)
Cydia on iOS 7.1 had an issue where playing video would cause the device to “lock up”. This bug has finally been fixed! The new iOS 8 video issue (a YouTube error message) is also fixed.
Localization Works Now on iOS 8
Users of Cydia 1.1.13 (only available via a manual installation process) may have noticed Cydia only displayed in English :(. This has been fixed! Yay!
Queue Status is “Less Incorrect”
Sometimes Cydia would not have packages queued but claim it did, or would have packages queued and claim it did not; this happens less ;P.
The Pangu jailbreak still hasn’t been updated though, which means you’ll still have to install Cydia manually. You can follow our tutorial here to do that, then upgrade to the latest version 1.1.14.
Update #1: Cydia Installer has been updated yet again, now at version 1.1.15 and includes:
Cydia 1.1.15 is a bug fix release
- Fix incompatibility with cache wipers (such as iCleaner) that cause Cydia to crash when you try to run it after.
- Correct rotation to only on tablets to match Apple’s UI style guidelines.
- Make Installed tab icon consistent.