Saurik has just taken to Twitter to announce an update to Cydia with support for iOS 8.3 jailbroken devices. Now up to version 1.1.17, the new Cydia update fixes “cannot identify your device” error on iOS 8.3 running devices.
Cydia 1.1.17 fixes the “cannot identify your device” error on iOS 8.3. (No: this is not a Substrate update; TaiG says they are fixing that.)
It is important to note that this isn’t the Cydia Substrate fix that you have been waiting for to run your favorite jailbreak tweaks on iOS 8.3. That according to Saurik is still coming from TaiG team, hopefully soon.
Here’s the full changelog of Cydia 1.1.17:
Cydia 1.1.17 is a bug fix release
Update Cydia to Support iOS 8.3
On iOS 8.3, Cydia would report that it “cannot identify your device” while trying to access your account. This was due to changes on iOS 8.3 and has been fixed.
Support file:/// Repository URLs
Recent versions of Cydia have rejected local repository URLs. This was due to an overly-limited filter on acceptable URLs. You can now again use local repositories.
To update to the latest version Cydia 1.1.17 on your device, Simply launch Cydia and wait for it to completely load. Once loaded, tap on Changes tab > Refresh button. Cydia will now prompt you with “Essential Upgrade” message. Tap on ‘Complete Upgrade’ and wait for it to download and install the latest update. Once done, it will automatically respring the device straight into the Lock Screen with updated version of Cydia ready to go.
Released only yesterday, TaiG 2.0 jailbreak is currently available for Windows only and is compatible on all iOS devices running either iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2 or iOS 8.1.3.