Cydia Updated, New Features Keep Rolling In! [FAST and Awesome]

Late November, Apple released iOS 4.2.1 which afterwards got the jailbreak treatment. Jay Freeman (creator of Cydia) and iPhone developer Chpwn, made a number of improvements on Cydia itself which makes me want to update to 4.2.1 and jailbreak right away. Since Cydia bought Rock, we were hoping to see a new Cydia interface or something that would totally change Cydia, but unfortunately that didn’t happen (yet).

What are these new features and improvements? Here’s the list:

  • reduced loading changes time
  • section remapping optimizations
  • faster reloading data
  • faster, native search
  • uses public SDK classes whenever possible
  • rewritten, faster web views with zooming support
  • changes badge works again
  • more stable webviews (no crashes when queueing)
  • redesigned settings page
  • redesigned stashing page
  • faster scrolling of table views
  • bug fixes
  • ads no longer break the package views until restart
  • much better queueing UI
  • stabler refreshing bar

iPad improvements:

  • landscape
  • popovesr
  • modal views that cover only a portion of the screen
  • less annoying errors with bad internet connections downloading packages
  • updated section mappings, less typo’d sections

NOTE: The new Cydia that’s included with the latest RedSnow jailbreak has a lot of bugs on older firmwares (below 4.0), so install only on iOS 4 and onwards.

Via ModMyi
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