Cydia 1.1.20 Released: Supports iTunes Backup For Sources List, Bug Fixes And Crash Issues

Here is a new updated version of Cydia is now out! Up to version 1.1.20 just came only two days after a major version 1.1.19 released with support for running Cydia Substrate tweaks inside Cydia Installer. Runs as mobile rather than root allowing developers to create jailbreak themes and tweaks that modify Cydia.

Now that the Cydia’s new version 1.1.20 is mainly a bug fix release, which tends to fix a number of crashing issues present in the previous Cydia releases. Fixes includes for: section hiding crash, ‘Ignore Upgrades’ not working properly, half-installed stage for packages and storage info showing incorrect values.

The biggest change in 1.1.20 is support for backing up your Cydia’s sources/repositories list to iTunes. Means, whenever you make a backup to iTunes, list of sources and repos in Cydia will be included into the iTunes backup. Next time when you Restore your device, jailbreak and then restore iTunes backup. Done! And all of your sources/repos will be backed in Cydia. Saurik forgot to include this feature in the changelog of Cydia 1.1.19, hence no one otherwise knew about this until today.

The full changelog of version 1.1.20 is as follows:

Section Hiding Sometimes Crashed

If you went to “Sources”, tapped “All Sources” (or an individual source), tapped “Edit”, and toggled section hiding on or off, Cydia could crash. (This feature lets you hide specific categories of packages from showing up in “Changes” if you aren’t interested in them.) Cydia should no longer crash when you do that.

Ignore Upgrades Didn’t Do Anything

If you had gone to “Change Package Settings” at the top of a package page for an installed package, and then chose “Ignore Upgrades” (which means “do not include this package when selecting Upgrade All”), that feature wasn’t doing anything. It should now work again.

“Fix Half-Installed Package”… Didn’t

Ordinarily when a package installation fails for some reason, it can be left in a “half-installed” state, and Cydia offers to fix this state for you — but this wasn’t working. Now if you get a half-installed package and accept the option to fix it, it should get fixed.

Storage Reported Impossible Values

If you went to the Cydia homepage, tapped “Storage Information”, and tapped “Storage” to learn how much room you have for new packages, Cydia reported strange numbers. Cydia should report reasonable numbers now.

Missing Changelog Item Re Backup

When we wrote the changelog for Cydia 1.1.19, we forgot to mention that as of Cydia 1.1.19, your sources list is now included in your iTunes backup. This means that if you add a few sources, backup your jailbroken device, restore, and both put your backup onto your device and jailbreak again, Cydia will conveniently have your list of sources including the ones you added.

To update your jailbroken device to Cydia 1.1.20, simple launch Cydia, tap on Changes tab followed by Refresh and then wait for Cydia to prompt you with a three “Essential Upgrade” message as shown in the screenshot below.

Once you get this message, tap on “Complete Upgrade” to get onto the latest version of Cydia.

If in case Cydia doesn’t prompt you with the oft-mentioned message, after refreshing packages in Changes tab, simply search for Cydia Installer and then update (Modify->Upgrade) to the latest version.


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