Last year, Saurik released Cydia 1.1.23 and the update brought in some new features.
Let’s have a quick recap.
- Cydia is now running as mobile instead of root
- Showing extensions to your current tweaks
- The ability to downgrade packages to an older version
The last one has got to be the most requested feature. Luckily, it’s already implemented since July 2015.
While Cydia now has support for downgrading tweaks, sometimes, the option would not show up. This happens because the app couldn’t find the deb files necessary to perform the action.
With that being said, there is now a new solution to that.
The release of DebKeeper
DebKeeper is a new jailbreak tweak that “disables deletion of recent deb files by Cydia”.
In other words, whenever you uninstall a tweak, Cydia also delete whatever files that come with it. Therefore, the next time you try to downgrade, it would be unavailable.
When DebKeeper is installed, which we’ll show you how to in a bit, it will keep the deb packages in the following directory: /User/Library/com.saurik.Cydia/archives
Why is this helpful?
Again, so, later on, you can downgrade that particular tweak’s version or when Cydia doesn’t give you the option.
Start off by opening Cydia and add the following repo: http://tateu.net/repo
After that, look for DebKeeper and install it.
If you have iFile or similar utility, you can go to the directory we mention above to see saved DEB files of an installed tweak.
Someone from the r/Jailbreak asked if we can set the download location to our liking. The answer is no because it’s being controlled by Cydia. The developer does plan to add an option for moving these deb files if you want.