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Update Cydia Apps in Background On iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch


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Feb 20, 2011
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whenever you want to install the Cydia updates, you have to go through the long and boring “Reloading Data” process.

Now here are two SBSettings toggles which lets you update the Cydia apps in the background while you keep on doing other tasks on your iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad.

First install the SBSettings tweak from Cydia store and than installing the toggles mentioned below.

Debian Updater for SBSettings

Debian Updater is a toggle for SBSettings to update in background the package database reflecting your newest sources.list file. In other words, you can refresh your Cydia source list everywhere (on Springboard or lockscreen, or within any app), without launching Cydia app.

Features of Debian Updater toggle:

Toggle ON = you can refresh the list of your pkg sources.
Toggle OFF = pkg source list is updating, but you can cancel it.
An icon appears on the statusbar when a source list update is in progress.
Notification badge for new packages to upgrade.
Launching Cydia app is locked when updating your sources, to avoid conflicts.
Options can be set in Settings panel.
Aptupdate for SBSettings

This toggle updates and upgrades your Apt cache and packages in the background. All you have to do is to press the button and you are free to do something else while your phone updates.

Debian Updater and Aptupdate is available in Cydia via BigBoss repository.
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