Cydia finally gets a new icon in addition to number of UI tweaks

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Cydia that is the core of iOS jailbreak finally gets a long awaited update. The update brings the iOS7 inspired flat icon to the app with a number of small but useful UI and performance tweaks that aim at making navigation simpler. The update has came months after the first ever major Cydia redesign that happened with the release of iOS 7 last year. The latest version 1.1.10 of Cydia allows you to manage your repositories and installed packages easily as the frequently used items are now at an easier access.

The ‘Sources’ section that contains all the added repositories has been shifted to bottom tab bar and is accessible using a single tap. Previously it was hidden under ‘Manage’ tab and it required couple of taps to find all your repositories. Similarly ‘Packages’ sections, which contains all the installed tweaks, apps, and customizations is now a single tap away in the tab bar with a new and a more sensible name ‘Installed’. Moreover you can also sort the installed packages by new ‘Recent’ selector under ‘Installed’ section.

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The update also removes the annoying black bar that used to appear on the top while Cydia was refreshing sources. Now it simply displays a small loading sign right next to the item that is currently been loaded.

Switching between normal and expert user mode is now less confusing. Besides these visual changes there are also a number of back-end changes to improve the performance and to reduce the errors that used to occur during refreshing sources.

All these minor changes make Cydia fast and more user friendly. To get the latest version simply open the Cydia and wait for it to load the latest resources. Upgrade all the packages and you will be on the latest version.

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