News tagged ‘Cydia’
The new version 1.2.7 of xgps is available in Cydia. Here is the list of changes:
- fixed problems with directions in Japanese,
- the speed is improved,
- awaiting between notification sound and voice guidance decreased,
- the voice of xgps now works even if the iPhone is in Silent mode,
- added new features that let you zoom with a double tap on the map (it does not work yet) and to zoom out with a triple tap on the screen (this should work),
- several bugs fixed,
- the display of the StatusBar is correced,
- displaying the wrong direction bug fixed,
- the interaction with the user interface is improved.
This software is for iPhone 3G users who upgraged to 2.2.1 firmware, but still need yellowsnow unlock. Yellowsnow doesn't work with 2.2.1 firmware's 02.30.03 baseband. So we need to downgrade it to version 02.28.00, that was used in 2.2 firmware. To downgrade it you need this software, that you can install via Cydia. It is very easy to use. Just download it from Cydia (called 3G BaseBand Downgrage), open the app and click Go.
The 3G Baseband Downgrade just works on iPhones 3G with Bootloader 5.8, that can be detected using minicom. If you don’t know how to use minicom, there’s a “simple” way to know if you are 5.8 or 5.9 (but this is not 100% sure). If your iPhone was manufactured before September (2008), you are 5.8. Otherwise, you are 5.9 (that can’t be downgraded).
Saurik made available the "display" of Cydia through the browser of your computer. Just type the address
To track the new applications that are inserted or updated in Cydia you can use ModMyi or iAppCat.
If your Skype app crashes first read this article. Here is a list of applications from Cydia that might cause the Skype app to crash:
- Rock Extensions
If you have these apps and problems with Skype, uninstall them and wait for release updates for them.
QuickSpring is an idea, that allows users to scroll fast across different springboard pages. Watch the video. Maybe some day it will be avaliable in Cydia
- If Skype crashes when trying to input text: Disable both Clippy (Use SBSettings toggle) and any custom Winterboard sounds relating to the keyboard tick (tock.aiff).
- If Skype crashes within 1 minute of having the app open: Update app called mobile substrate in Cydia. Uninstalling mobile substrate also fixes the problem, but you will lose features such as winterboard and sbsettings.
UPDATE: Many users report that Skype works fine with the latest version of Clippy (0.98-2) without the need to turn the latter off.
Clippy is an iPhone addition for copy/paste functionality. It was updated to version 0.98. There are significant improvements that make the application much more stable, and moreover it is important to note that starting from now, Clippit becomes a completely free.
Changelog for 0.98: March 29, 2009:
Here is an interesting video that shows and compares the speed of Icy compared to Cydia:
To start the application, download and install a game: Icy - 25 seconds, Cydia - 1 minute and 35 seconds, almost four times!
This is a new product from RipDev Team (the creators of Instealler). Icy works with APT packages, just like Cydia. Packages installed in Cydia will be seen in Ice ands vice versa. You can install Icy via Cydia (repository http://apt.ripdev.com) or via Installer (category System).
iPhone OS 3.0 is a small theme for Winterboard available in Cydia that will change icons for Messages, iPod and Phone apps with the new ones from firmware 3.0.
Vibrate Toggle is a handy switch that allows you to enable or disable via SBSettings the vibration of the iPhone when it is set to Silent. It is avaliable in Cydia.
The original Wolfenstein is now available for free for the jailbreak your phone to get in on the fun. The game is truly a classic. This is a first-person shooter in which we should govern our character among many doors and endless mazes. The controls are "fairly" good, based solely on the touch screen.. You need to
Wolf3D avaliable from Cydia, repository ZodTTD.
CyDelete, is a very small utility (only 10kb) that gives makes it possible to remove (uninstall) applications from Cydia just like those from AppStore. Everything that we have to do is click an icon on the springboard, so that they begin to vibrate. Than just hit (X) on application and confirm the deletion.
CyDelete is available in category Tweaks in Cydia.
Clippy is an iPhone addition from Cydia for copy/paste functionality. It was updated to version 0.97-2. The main bug that was fixes is a crash of different applications such as Notes, Safari, Mail and others where the animation was drawn. New version also added a language pack, improved the animation of the menu, full support for selecting editable text in web views, themes support and a lot more.
Avaliable via Cydia for jailbreaked iPhones.
Full changelog for 0.97 updates: