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Cydia App Gets an iOS 7 Redesign Following Latest Jailbreak

by Jacob Kleinman | December 24, 2013December 24, 2013 9:30 am PST

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Cydia, the app store Apple doesn’t want you to use, is finally accessible on iOS 7 thanks to a new jailbreak. After Cydia-creator Jay Freeman—known online as Saurik—initially said he was caught off guard by the release this weekend, an updated version of his app was released today with a fresh iOS 7-inspired design.

The unofficial app store now features the same flattened look, bright colors and see-through layering that defines iOS 7. Considering that many jailbreakers will likely use Cydia to drastically alter the look and feel of their device’s UI, it’s strange to see Saurik redesigning his app to follow Cupertino’s latest design cues. The new design suggests that Freeman may actually approve of iOS 7, though the app’s icon remains defiantly unchanged.

You can jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7 today, though you may want to hold off just a bit longer. The Evad3rs, the team that released the untethered jailbreak this weekend, admits that the initial release still has plenty of bugs. The group of Apple hackers are reportedly working hard to release an updated version, though we don’t know when it may arrive.

You can check out a walkthrough of the new Cydia store below.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...