Cydia creator Jay Freeman – also known as ‘Saurik’ – posted an announcement on Twitter yesterday to declare that Cydia 1.1 is now ready for download on jailbroken iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. This update makes Cydia smaller, faster, and much more stable.
Saurik spoke to the iPhoneDownloadBlog and gave the following details on what Cydia 1.1 can do:
- Has the ability to run and operate Activator, libstatusbar, and SimulatedKeyEvents while running
- Overall speed improvements, including the “Loading Changes” dialog
- Consumes less memory
- Has a much more advanced search mechanism with a new relevancy algorithm
- Manages broken repositories better
If your iOS device is jailbroken and you want to get your hands on Cydia 1.1, all you need to do is load up Cydia and tap on the “Changes” tab at the bottom. The latest version of Cydia should be displayed and you can simply click the “Upgrade” button to download and install the application.
Despite its faster speed and much better operation, unfortunately Cydia still doesn’t support multitasking just yet. Saurik revealed to iPhoneDownloadBlog why it’s difficult to get Cydia multitasking at this time: