Jay Freeman, also known as Saurik, has purchased the JailbreakMe.com domain making it safe to use again.
Yesterday we reported that the JailbreakMe.com domain was no longer safe to use after ConceitedApps had sold the domain. Without control of the domain, the owner could have potentially uploaded malware, or some other malicious work. However, It seems that saurik was able to talk to the owner, and get the domain transferred. It is now in the hands of saurik and the iPhone Dev Team and should be safe to use.
Cydia 1.1 has just been released by saurik and is now available in Cydia. This version is nearly a complete rewrite from 1.0 and includes new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. According to saurik, Cydia 1.1 is faster, slimmer, and more stable; including an improved search algorithm and “resume where you left off”
Cydia 1.1 also removes some of the older default packages. However, Saurik notes this is normal becauserepositories are managed differently, and will not be deleted.
Work on Cydia 1.1 has been ongoing on for some time now. Recently, Saurik posted a detailed comment on the improvements
To install Cydia 1.1, simply open Cydia, and upgrade when prompted to.
Cydia has been blocked in the UK and Ireland by 3 and in China by China Unicom, according to tweets from developer Steve Troughton-Smith.
Wow, 3 Ireland (iPhone carrier) has blocked Cydia‘s servers from their network: http://go.ww.com/cydia/ /via @0xMW
@stroughtonsmith @0xMW #China unicom has been blocked #Cydia’s server too
@stroughtonsmith 3 UK have blocked Cydia too. Not only pre-pay but pay monthly aswell.
Apple is busily working to bring the App Store to the Mac and now Saurik has announced that he will be bringing Cydia to the Mac as well.
According to TUAW, Saurik presented at 360|MacDev giving an overview of his upcoming jailbreak store for Mac OS X, Cycript, and Cydia Substrate.
Currently, Cydia Installer has been used by about 10% of all iPhone users, or about 10 million devices. There are well over 30,000 packages available for iOS, and a lot of open source material can be downloaded from Cydia. He refers to Cydia as a store for things that are not apps, but extensions of what iOS devices can do.
Freeman felt that the same type of store would be useful for Mac OS X devices; the result is a Mac Cydia, which will be available “within weeks.” With today’s news that the Mac App Store will not support in-app purchases, something that is critical to the freemium app model that is so successful in the iOS world, a Mac Cydia might be just the web store for a number of Mac developers.