iOSOpenDev 1.0.1 Released, Allows Easy Creation Of Cydia Packages With Xcode

We told you about the iOSOpenDev project and now, it has finally been released. With iOSOpenDev utility, you get ready to use Xcode templates for creating common types of jailbreak tweaks, including Activator listeners, command line tools, dynamic libraries, Notification Center widgets, SBSettings toggles, Siri AssistantExtensions & Mobile Substrate. The tool even compiles the projects into the .deb files for easy submission to Cydia.

The initial release of iOSOpenDev reportedly had a lot of bugs but updated version 1.0.1 has seemed to fix majority of them. You can download it from here. Below are the release notes:


  • Mac OS X 10.6.x or 10.7.x
  • Xcode 4.x
  • dpkg — provides dpkg-deb for building Debian packages, install using MacPorts (

Release Notes

  • 1.0.1 (05-Feb-2012)
    • Installer’s “Dependency Tools” option will no longer try to install dpkg (and MacPorts if needed). This was causing too many problems for end-users. The MacPorts and dpkg installations were failing too often.
    • Installer’s “Set up latest iOS SDK” option will (intentionally) fail if dpkg-deb is not found.
    • Installer’s “Dump SDK Header Files” option is not selected by default. End-users were experiencing high processing time for this option and dumping of header files can be done with the iosod tool anyways.
    • Added an “Import Information” message in the installer in hopes it’s actually read!
    • Added missing quotes around variables in iosod tool in hopes to resolve an issue when a project has a space in its path.
    • “Unsetting” language in all scripts which may be the cause of a possible grep issue.
  • 1.0 (04-Feb-2012)
  • First public release