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Cydia Update Fixes Passcode Boot Freezing, Adds Multitasking and iPhone 6 Support, More

Cydia Update Fixes Passcode Boot Freezing, Adds Multitasking and iPhone 6 Support, More

Posted October 30, 2014 at 4:00pm by iClarified
Saurik has just released an update to Cydia that brings us one step closer to a stable jailbreak.

Cydia 1.1.14 no longer causes your device to lock up while booting on iOS 8 when you use a passcode. If you have installed unsupported modifications you may want to restore and jailbreak again, as those modifications are not supported.

Here's what's new:

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.

Saurik also notes that there are still some issues specific to iOS 8.

"When installing packages that put icons on SpringBoard, the icons may not appear. Rebooting might make them appear. This is because our 'uicache' tool, which refreshes icons, has not yet been updated for iOS 8. We are working on this, and a fix will come later as part of the UIKit Tools package as soon as we can manage."

Hopefully now that the major passcode issue has been resolved, we may see a stable release of the Pangu jailbreak utility with Cydia. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates.

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Dfghhghj kik
Dfghhghj kik - November 2, 2014 at 1:16am
لتلبي باتت
Cydia - October 31, 2014 at 3:46pm
0585175179 - November 11, 2014 at 10:29am
יש פריצה לאיפון 5s? עם גירסה 8.0.
AEB - October 31, 2014 at 1:03pm
Likewise! Thank U, Saurik, much obliged! Big thanks to Pangu Team
Jan - October 31, 2014 at 5:04pm
Awwww so much edumacation goin around
ywhat - October 30, 2014 at 11:05pm
nevermind. version 1.1.15 released and its good to go! no crashing issue
ywhat - October 30, 2014 at 6:11pm
so had to downgrade back to cydia 1.1.13. version 1.1.14 was crashing on me. im on 7.1.1 fyi. Emailed Saurik so hoping there is a fix. i had to manually install 1.1.13. thank you iFile!
Jan - October 30, 2014 at 4:48pm
Damn people still actually jailbreaking??? So sad..
AlwaysJailbroken - October 30, 2014 at 5:13pm
How is it sad? Jailbreaking has been going strong since the beginning, and there's no signs of it slowing down.
Jan - October 30, 2014 at 6:21pm
Buddy it's been slowing down since iOS 5 came out.. Takes 4-8months some JB took a year.. Now since the dev team broke up the new JB are buggy
Sympathy - October 30, 2014 at 9:02pm
No bootrom exploit, 5-10months of Jailbreak process, glitches/unstable, these caused jb community to scattered and now only a few jb devs are remaining.
StanDaMan - October 30, 2014 at 10:09pm
Damn, people are still commenting on websites? trolls still hang around.
Jan - October 31, 2014 at 5:03pm
Very sad also commenting about yourself... Troll
odedoo1 - November 3, 2014 at 1:31pm
Yes we are still jail breaking and we are enjoying it like we always did, just telling it like it is, we are having fun, what have you done lately ???
Yme - October 30, 2014 at 4:22pm
Great news looking good! Thank you Saurik Just waiting for my Iphone6Plus back order until Nov the 20 th.
aa2007 - October 30, 2014 at 4:09pm
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