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Cydia Installer 1.1.16 Update Now Available in Cydia


iPhoneForums.net News Team
Jun 15, 2010
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Bay Area, CA
The Pangu Jailbreak team and Cydia founder Saurik, both seem to be putting in a lot of work this week. Just yesterday we saw the Pangu team update the untethered Jailbreak to version 1.2.0.

Today it's Saurik's turn, updating Cydia Installer to version 1.1.16. This version is mandatory and fixes a few things regarding 'Restore and Backup, increases Multitask Time to 15 minutes, improves the App Store Redirect Block and login now works on iPad.

Change log:
iOS 8 “Restore from Backup” Fixed

This update fixes an important bug in Cydia 1.1.14 and 1.1.15 on iOS 8: if you used “restore from backup” in iTunes after your first use of Cydia, you needed to reinstall this package to make sure your device could safely reboot with a passcode enabled.

It should now be OK to use the iTunes “restore from backup” feature without needing to then reinstall Cydia Installer afterward to avoid reboot problems.

Increase iOS 8 Multitask Timeout

Cydia automatically refreshes the package catalog if it was suspended too long. This timeout is now set to 15 minutes. It had previously been only 15 seconds, because that’s what I was using to test this feature, and I forgot to change it back. (Doh.)

Improved App Store Redirect Block

The initial version of this feature turned out to only be partially effective: we have done wider testing and have improved our iTunes URL detection.

Login Dialog on iPad Works Now

Apparently, logging in to an account on an iPad would not reload the login dialog, making it seem like you needed to log in again?! This is now fixed.
This is a pretty big update and the largest one we've seen since Cydia was updated with iOS 8 support. Folks running the Pangu Jailbreak can find the Cydia Installer 1.1.16 update in Cydia under the 'Changes' tab.