Cydia has an all-new Sources tab in the bottom menu bar for convenient access, and you can now tap on an individual source to view all categories that are listed within it. Moreover, when Cydia is refreshing your sources, it will now show a loading indicator on a per-source basis. This approach is less intrusive than the old black bar and allows you to better identify which are your sources might be running slow.
Another improvement to Cydia is the removal of the limitation that caused the error “wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of” for some users. A reader of ours Tony Laughlin tweeted at us that this change opens to door to more piracy on Cydia, since users that install sources with lots of pirated tweaks are usually the ones that encounter this error for reaching the package limit. I’m sure, however, that Saurik has a good reason for this.
Cydia is also better integrated and more functional for a variety of people, with support for limited multitasking while a slide-up dialog panel is being displayed for login or payment using Google two-step authentication. International keyboards are now supported on every version of iOS.
To get the updated version of Cydia, simply open the app and tap on the Upgrade Essential button that appears. The update will proceed to install, and then you will be prompted to restart Cydia. If you have any issues updating or need help with troubleshooting Cydia, be sure to leave a comment below and our readers and I will attempt to give a helping hand.