Cydia Substrate Updated to Support iOS 7 and 64-Bit iOS Devices


Jay Freeman a.k.a @Saurik has today announced the release of Cydia Substrate 0.9.5000 with support for iOS 7 and 64-bit iOS devices, such as the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Now we simply need to wait for our favourite Cydia jailbreak apps and tweaks to be recompiled and updated by developers for 64-bit jailbroken iPhone and iPad devices.


Here’s what @Saurik said in a tweet earlier:

“Substrate 0.9.5000 has been released, with support for iOS 7 and ARM64. (For extensions to work on ARM64, they must be recompiled to ARM64.)”

To install the update, simply look for Substrate 0.9.5000 in the Changes tab in Cydia.

In case you still haven’t jailbroken your iPhone 5s, iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display running any version of iOS 7 released so far, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you walk through the process.


  • Biggy604

    There really is no need to jailbreak, when most/all tweeks are not compatible yet. Like is Winterboard updated to work on iOS7, also are its themes eorking for iOS7 (yes Winterboard and themeing is the only tweek I would need if jail broken along with a few other tweeks).

  • Jfmartel

    Any tweak that involves the uncomplete control task is welcome. This feature need more toggle.

  • marc

    not avail for iPhone 3gs (and A4 devices i believe) then, Activator and Flipswitch tweaks updates for JB devices also are not avail to iPhone 3GS and A4 devices i supposed.

  • marc

    workaround: open Cydia and look up for “Cydia Substrate” in search tab then upgrade (when tweaks installations do not complete due to dependency issues). On iP 3gs: Mobile Substrate,( old naming ), won’t get the upgrade option and won’t show up in changes tab then, tweaks such as Activator and FlipSwitch may not upgrade for latest Substrate vers. requirement is not met. marc

  • Bbrysucks

    Its still f’d, in that at random you’ll lose the ability to use or even see any of your downloaded tweaks and have to reinstall substrate AND substrate safe mode in order to get them back.
    Hopefully this will be resolved sooner than later.