Its no secret that Cydia needs a major overhaul in order to stay relevant. The legendary jailbreak store, which has been around since the early days of jailbreaking not only looks dated but also does not work well with latest jailbreaks and iOS versions. There have been many Cydia alternatives such as Installer 5, iMods and others that claim to replace it but haven’t quite seen the success matching Cydia’s level.
Now CoolStar and the Electra Team has announced that they are working on their own Cydia alternative called Sileo. The developer has also posted a walkthrough video of Sileo running on the iPad. According to its developers, Sileo is a Cydia replacement that will allow users to download tweaks, themes, apps and more. It will host both free and paid applications and feature repositories. Sileo will come with support for iOS 11 or later.
Unlike Cydia’s old user-interface that hasn’t been updated since iOS 7 days, Sileo features a modern looking design that resembles the App Store. It has tabs for featured items, sources, packages and search.
Those of you thinking of switching to Sileo from Cydia will be pleased to know that Sileo will allow you to restore your Cydia purchases and download tweaks that you have paid for without having to pay again. A final release date for Sileo has not been announced yet.