How can I speed up / make Cydia faster on my jailbroken iPhone?

How can I speed up / make Cydia faster on my jailbroken iPhone?

Cydia makes for a great place to download jailbreak apps, but sometimes it's really slow. Especially on an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G. Try this hack to speed up Cydia. The trade off is that Cydia will no longer display ads or app screenshots.

1. SSH into your iPhone and navigate to /private/var/stash/Applications/Cydia.app

2. Copy package.js to a backup file.

3. Edit package.js and navigate to line 196. Find the following code and rewrite it to match the following:

var depiction = package.depiction;
if ((!commercial) && (depiction == null || true))
$(“.depiction”).addClass(“deleted”);
else {
$(“.description”).addClass(“deleted”);
$(“#depiction-src”).src(depiction);
}

4. Exit and reboot your iPhone. Cydia will now run faster than normal.

Comments

i was really hoping this would speed things up, but it didn't do anything for me. :/

i've noticed Cydia getting slowing over the last month or so, which is really a drag and a bit frustrating as well.

with that being said, i do appreciate the time and effort put into Cydia. :)

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