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After a long period of silence from Saurik himself is now appears that the Electra Team is moving forward with plans for an alternative to Cydia as a third-party extension store. The new project call Sileo, the Cydia replacement. Sileo is ll-featured, user-friendly GUI in which jailbreakers can search for and download new jailbreak tweaks, themes, and much more. The announcement to replace Cydia came after the developer of Cydia, Saurik, failed to fetch latest updates for Cydia and thus the popular installation software failed to keep up with the latest developments in the relative world. So, is Sileo the end of the era of Cydia? In this post, we are going to share with you the details that you must know regarding Sileo.

Cydia

Cydia is the package manager mobile application which helps users to download and install jailbreak apps and tweaks on jailbroken iOS devices. It works as a third-party apps store offers a number of apps and tweaks for free. Cydia was designed by Jay Freeman (saurik) who is a world-famous software engineer. The initial release of the app was launched in 2008 and it has not updated after 2017. So, there is a higher demand for a new third-party app store

Sileo As Cydia Replacement

According to CoolStar, Cydia only works with iOS 11. Given that it’s no longer being maintained by Saurik as actively as it once was, the Electra Team believes that it’s time for a fresh start.

Sileo has been carefully crafted with 64-bit devices in mind; that said, it is compitable with iOS 11 to iOS 12.1.2. with the new jailbreak tool, Chimera jailbreak. Those jailbroken on iOS 10 and earlier will continue to use Cydia, as Sileo will not be made backward-compatible.

Sileo developed group members including  Coolstar, Alessandro Chiarlitti, Nullpixel,AppleBetas, and Kabir Oberai. Currently, Electra jailbreak tool comes with both Sileo and Cydia. But according to the developer, it will not be shipped by default in the future and it will be installable. You can read all about Cydia by visiting https://www.cydiaelite.com/

Sileo Install with Chimera Jailbreak

The iOS 12 A12 Jailbreak is now out in the form of Chimera. As most have already noticed though, the Chimera Jailbreak doesn’t install Cydia. Instead Coolstar and the electra team behind Chimera opted to bundle it with their own Cydia alternative dubbed Sileo

Chimera jailbreak comes with Sileo featuring a UI made to fit iOS, and packed full of features and speed enhancements to make installing packages a breeze. Rather than sticking to tools built decades ago, it ships with modern system tools designed to take advantage wherever possible.

Sileo 1.0 debuts on the Chimera jailbreak and is also available to existing Electra jailbreak users on iOS 11.

Final Words

Until today there was seemingly no way to replace Sileo with Cydia and the Electra team didn’t address the subject. In light of this, some jailbreak fans became outraged that they were forced to give up Cydia. 

 

Sileo by Electra Jailbreak.png

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