Cydia 1.1.19
Saurik updated Cydia to version 1.1.19. imgur

The creator of Cydia, Jay Freeman, who is commonly known as saurik, has released a major update for the software with version 1.1.19, which TaiG has just added in its latest jailbreak.

The new Cydia version now runs as 'mobile' instead of 'root', which means jailbreak tweaks can now modify Cydia, like the way they can modify iOS and apps.

Cydia Substrate Compatibility

Cydia now runs as mobile instead of root. This means that Cydia Substrate extensions (tweaks) can now modify Cydia, just like those tweaks modify other apps and iOS.

How this will affect you: After you install this upgrade, you may be surprised to see that your installed tweaks are modifying Cydia. For example, if you have a tweak installed that improves how the keyboard works in all apps, it will now improve keyboards in Cydia as well.

Tweaks may have problems: Some tweaks may have bugs in how they affect Cydia, such as applying an odd color to a piece of text, because their developers have not been able to test this before. Please be patient and give developers time to update their tweaks – you can often follow them on Twitter for news and updates. You can temporarily uninstall a tweak if it is causing problems for you.

What if something goes wrong? If you install a tweak that causes Cydia to be unusable, you can fix it by booting your device with Cydia Substrate disabled (which also disables all tweaks). To do this turn off your device, and turn it on while pressing the volume up button until it finishes booting. Then open Cydia, uninstall the buggy tweak, and reboot again to go back into normal mode.

How to update to latest Cydia version 1.1.19

  • Launch Cydia and wait until it loads up everything
  • Tap on Changes tab then Refresh button
  • Wait until Cydia to prompt you with a message saying, 'Essential Upgrade'
  • Tap on 'Complete Upgrade' and wait for it download and install

Once the update finishes and the device reboots, you should see new Cydia on your jailbroken iOS device.

Via Redmond Pie