In late December, Jay Freeman aka Saurik released the Cydia 1.1.28 for jailbroken iPhones and iPads running iOS 10-10.2. More than a month after the initial release, the tool is still in beta. Saurik has now announced the rollout of the ninth beta version of Cydia 1.1.28. It brings more stability and tons of bug fixes.
Latest beta enhances performance, stability
An update to the tool was long overdue. Luca Todesco’s Yalu102 jailbreak tool for iOS 10.2 comes with 32-bit Cydia 1.1.27, though Yalu102 is intended to jailbreak 64-bit devices except the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The new 1.1.28 brings 64-bit support. The ninth beta focuses heavily on getting rid of many service-affecting bugs that users of jailbroken iOS 10 devices have experienced.
Saurik pointed out that the latest beta version still has many known issues, some of them serious. He has fixed a “semi-deterministic crash” where it crashes back to SpringBoard. Users had complained about slow app launching experience as well as a slowdown when interacting with packages and repositories. Saurik has fixed these issues, too. Though the latest version is still in beta, it offers a faster, more stable, and enjoyable experience.
Give your jailbroken iOS 10.2 a Cydia 1.1.28 upgrade
If you have jailbroken your iPhone or iPad using Luca Todesco’s Yalu102 tool which comes with the older 32-bit version 1.1.27, you can force an upgrade to the 64-bit Cydia 1.1.28 to enhance your experience. Remember that the latest version is still in beta, so it may be unstable. Here’s how to update it:
- Add http://apt.saurik.com/beta/cydia-arm64/ to your list of Cydia sources
- After adding the source, wait for it to refresh
- It will then show you three new upgrades Cydia Installer, Debian Packager, and Tape Archive
- Install all the three available upgrades
Now your device should run with 64-bit Cydia 1.1.28 on your jailbroken iOS 10.2.
Apple has stopped signing the iOS 10.2, so you can no longer save the SHSH2 blobs for the firmware. If you have already jailbroken your device running 10.2, here’s how to preserve that jailbreak for as long as possible because there is no jailbreak tool for the iOS 10.2.1 or 10.3 on the horizon.