A new version of Cydia is now out! Up to version 1.1.20, this release comes only two days after a major version 1.1.19 was released which among other things brought in support for running Cydia Substrate tweaks inside Cydia Installer.
Cydia’s new version 1.1.20 is mainly a bug fix release, which aims to fix a number of issues present in the previous releases of Cydia. This includes fix for: section hiding crash, ‘Ignore Upgrades’ not working properly, half-installed stage for packages and storage info showing incorrect values.
The biggest change in 1.1.20 is support for backing up your Cydia’s sources/repositories list to iTunes. What this really means is that from now on whenever you make a backup to iTunes, list of your sources/repos in Cydia will be included in the iTunes backup. The next time when you Restore your device, jailbreak and then restore iTunes backup, all of your sources/repos will be back in Cydia. This feature was actually added in Cydia 1.1.19 but Saurik forgot to include this in the changelog hence no one actually knew about this until today.
The full changelog of version 1.1.20 is as follows:
Section Hiding Sometimes Crashed
If you went to “Sources”, tapped “All Sources” (or an individual source), tapped “Edit”, and toggled section hiding on or off, Cydia could crash. (This feature lets you hide specific categories of packages from showing up in “Changes” if you aren’t interested in them.) Cydia should no longer crash when you do that.
Ignore Upgrades Didn’t Do Anything
If you had gone to “Change Package Settings” at the top of a package page for an installed package, and then chose “Ignore Upgrades” (which means “do not include this package when selecting Upgrade All”), that feature wasn’t doing anything. It should now work again.
“Fix Half-Installed Package”… Didn’t
Ordinarily when a package installation fails for some reason, it can be left in a “half-installed” state, and Cydia offers to fix this state for you — but this wasn’t working. Now if you get a half-installed package and accept the option to fix it, it should get fixed.
Storage Reported Impossible Values
If you went to the Cydia homepage, tapped “Storage Information”, and tapped “Storage” to learn how much room you have for new packages, Cydia reported strange numbers. Cydia should report reasonable numbers now.
Missing Changelog Item Re Backup
When we wrote the changelog for Cydia 1.1.19, we forgot to mention that as of Cydia 1.1.19, your sources list is now included in your iTunes backup. This means that if you add a few sources, backup your jailbroken device, restore, and both put your backup onto your device and jailbreak again, Cydia will conveniently have your list of sources including the ones you added.
To update your jailbroken device to Cydia 1.1.20, simply launch Cydia, tap on Changes tab followed by Refresh and then wait for Cydia to prompt you with an “Essential Upgrade” message as shown in the screenshot below.
Once you get this message, tap on “Complete Upgrade” to get onto the latest version of Cydia.
In case Cydia doesn’t prompt you with “Essential Upgrade” message, after refreshing packages in Changes tab, simply search for Cydia Installer and then update (Modify->Upgrade) to the latest version.