Cydia 1.1.23 Update Brings Two Major New Features

And those are which new update version 1.1.23 of Cydia Installer adds, it allows you to downgrade packages and discover tweaks for installed apps. New Cydia 1.1.23 package also brings some of the most requested new features alongw with bog fixes. Full changelog along with instructions on how to update it on your device are detailed below.


With Cydia Installer 1.1.23, you can go back to the last stable release with ease, but also to any previous version downgraded of the same package as long as it is available in the repository. From now on, whenever an update to a tweak causes issues, you can simply downgrade back to the older version by tapping on Modify->Downpgrade from the tweak’s page on Cydia.

Second major feature would be to Cydia today is tweaks discovery feature which is actually inspired by TweakHub.On the main Cydia page, you will now find a new option for “Find Extensionsfor Applications” which is basiocally present you a categorized list of all the possible Cydia Substrate based tweaks available in Cydia to customize or transform the stock or App Store apps installed on your iPhone or iPad.

Here’s what it looks like:


The full official changelog for Cydia Installer 1.1.23 is as follows:

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.)

Clearing Caches Could Kill Cydia

A user reported a situation where they ran out of disk space, iOS cleared their caches, and then Cydia wouldn’t run.

To update Cydia to version 1.1.23 on your already jailboken iOS 8.x device, Simply launch Cydia, tap on Changes tab and hit Refresh button on the top left corner. Wait for the packages to reload. Once packages are refreshed, search for Cydia Installer package and update to version 1.1.23.


Alternative way to do so if Cydia prompts you with “Essential Upgrade” message on initial load, you can simply tap on “Complete Upgrade” to upgrade your device to the latest version of Cydia.


If you haven’t jailbroken yet, you can find the instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 using TaiG here:

These are the last major release of Cydia Installer version 1.1.19 which was released over a week ago, followed by minor updates in 1.1.20 and 1.1.22.

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