Cydia 1.1.23 brings out some great features

Published on July 12, 2015, by Julian

Latest Cydia Installer update – version 1.1.23 brings out some great new features to Cydia.

You can now downgrade installed packages directly from Cydia, by clicking on modify – downgrade.

Also, the new update brings out “Find extensions for Applications”, which basically filters through your installed apps and finds cydia tweaks that modify them. It`s really cool and makes tweaks discovery even easier!

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Here is the full changelog:

Support Package Downgrades

All too often, I release a new package, and find out during the first few hours after release that there was a serious regression :(. Even if I pull the new version, users who upgraded do not have a way to easily downgrade.

Now, not only will Cydia allow you to downgrade to the “current” version, but it also allows downgrading to any previous version that is available on the repository. Going forward, I will leave previous versions online for some time while users are able to sort out issues.

Find Extensions for Applications

This feature was directly inspired by UnlimApps, who released a Substrate extension for Cydia called TweakHub.

The idea: automatically determine what applications a Substrate extension is designed to modify, and use that to provide categorized lists based on the iOS applications you have installed.

This technique is exciting, as it does not rely on repositories and developers to manually tag packages (this never works out): most of this information is already picked up automatically by Cydia’s “whole package index” :D.

(Oh, if it isn’t yet clear why UnlimApps wanted this feature: they develop a number of app-specific extensions ;P.)

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