How to Install Cydia 1.1 on your iPhone

Earlier we wrote about Jay Freeman, aka ‘Saurik’ updating Cydia to a newer and faster version. Saurik released Cydia 1.1 today and announced it on twitter:

Cydia 1.1: faster, slimmer, and more stable; including an improved search algorithm and “resume where you left off”. Available in Cydia now!

How to upgrade/install Cydia 1.1 on your iPhone

1. Launch Cydia. Tap on the Changes tab along the bottom.
2. You’ll see upgrades available for Cydia Installer. Tap Upgrade and Cydia 1.1 will install.


3. Once the install completes, tap the ‘Close Cydia (Restart)’ message. Upon reloading Cydia, you should see 1.1 in the bottom right on the main page.

Saurik notes that Cydia 1.1 will remove older default packages, which is normal. Repositories aren’t deleted, they are just managed differently.

Currently, third-party repos are having trouble keeping up with the huge “1.1 rush”, according to Saurik on twitter:

Apparently the “1.1 rush” (130,000 users in 3 hours) is hammering many third-party repositories (like BigBoss): please be patient with them.

I just upgraded to Cydia 1.1 on my iPhone and the speed differences are noticeable, however some repos are having difficulty with the sudden spike in traffic. Kudos to Jay Freeman for this huge upgrade. Let me know how your Cydia 1.1 install goes!

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  • Anonymous

    Went very smoothly for me

  • Ryan

    How can Cydia be described as being slimmer?

    Can an app be slimmer or is it smaller?

    Or is ‘slimmer’ a word that all Apple people relate to as an improvement so it’s included in everything? lol

  • Anonymous

    cydia 1.1 is SO MUCH FASTER even on iphone 3g! or maybe especially on iphone 3g! 🙂

  • Ticky

    And if my Cydia does show the upgrade option???

  • ML

    Really? A whole post about pressing the “upgrade” button? You are running thin on ideas.

  • gordunramsie

    Damn, thank you Saurik for this…cydia is much faster now.

  • gordunramsie

    WAKE UP, BIG BOI! The only one ‘running thin’ on ideas was your MOTHER, when she made the fatal decision of not having an abortion and giving birth to YOU, a lifeless, friendless troll.

    YOU’VE GIVEN UP! GET OUT!

  • ML

    what, ass-licking earns you points?

    you must have learned something new from this post apparently, dimwit troll you are.

  • ML

    you mean if it does NOT show the upgrade option? well, it’s beyond the scope of this post.

    install SSH, fetch a .deb from saurik’s site and install it with “dpkg”.

  • gordunramsie

    Dude, that was a joke why are you angry? jeez…some people need to learn to take a chill pill…