Cydia 1.1.23 update allows you to downgrade packages and discover tweaks for your installed apps

Saurik has been busy lately updating Cydia to provide a better user experience. Cydia 1.1.19 was a major upgrade made to Cydia making it run as mobile rather than root. A few more updates were followed to fix all the known bugs in the app.

Saurik has now released Cydia Installer 1.1.23 update that brings two new major features and fixes bugs. The first one includes support for downgrading packages to an older version, a feature that many users have been requesting Saurik in the past to add to Cydia.

There are times when you upgrade an installed package to the latest version and find out that it is unstable and creates issues on your iPhone. Previously, Cydia didn’t allow you to downgrade packages to an older version. However, with the latest update, you can now downgrade installed packages to any previous version that is available on the repository.

The second feature inspired by TweakHub allows you to view packages that are available for apps installed on your iOS device. The Cydia homepage now displays a new option labelled ‘Find Extensions for Applications’. This is where you can find all the Cydia packages that are available for your installed apps. Unfortunately, the list appears empty for me after it is refreshed and many other users have been reporting the same problem but we should expect Saurik to release a fix soon.
Here’s the complete changelog for Cydia Installer 1.1.23:
Support Package Downgrades
All too often, I release a new package, and find out during the first few hours after release that there was a serious regression :(. Even if I pull the new version, users who upgraded do not have a way to easily downgrade.
Now, not only wil Cydia allow you to downgrade to the “current” version, but it also allows downgrading to any previous version that is available on the repository. Going forward, I will leave previous versions online for some time while users are able to sort out issues.
Find Extensions for Applications
This feature was directly inspired by UnlimApps, who released a Substrate extension for Cydia called TweakHub.
The idea: automatically determine what applications a Substrate extension is designed to modify, and use that to provide categorized lists based on the iOS applications you have installed.
This technique is exciting, as it does not rely on repositories and developers to manually tag packages (this never works out): most of this information is already picked up automatically by Cydia’s “whole package index” :D.
(Oh, if it isn’t yet clear why UnlimApps wanted this feature: they develop a number of app-specific extensions ;P.)
Clearing Caches Could Kill Cydia
A user reported a situation where they ran out of disk space, iOS cleared their caches, and then Cydia wouldn’t run.

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