I’ve been waiting on this one for AWHILE … I couldn’t get off of iOS 5.01 without losing WiFi Apps I need for my work. I had a little bit of trouble but after a Restore / Upgrade the Jailbreak worked. And then I end up with the problem that a TON of other people are facing. Cydia – the App Store for Jail broken iOS devices is swamped with traffic and is giving errors to everything you try to do via Cydia.
So far my Jailbroken iPhone 4S is pretty bare! I got back all of my Apple sanctioned apps and all my phone contacts and even my photos (which worried me since I had to do a restore to get off Jailbroken iOS 5.01) … I’ll have to wait until the traffic to the Cydia related servers slows down to put my tweaks and WiFi Apps and such back on.
See this link for another report on the ~slowdown~ jailbreakers are experiencing:
The Windows or Mac application that you have to download to do this Jailbreak thing is called “Evasi0n” … but being Zero Day for this Jailbreak release Everybody and his Brother is trying to download their Tweaks and Apps at the same time. Servers and networks can only handle so much activity and network traffic before they get bogged down. So the Cydia App and the Repositories (sites that store the apps) are having an Evasi0n Invasion … and are failing tonight.
So we’ll have to wait and try again later. One person commented on Twitter to wait until the kiddies have to go to bed around 9:30 pm … but their is a National and International problem with that thinking. East Coast 9:30 pm is only 6:30 pm on the West Coast of the U.S. And what about the rest of the world? There are a lot of time zones to deal with. Who knows how long this will take to settle down.
Update: It finally settled down late at night that night and I got all of my Cydia apps and tweaks back installed. Here is a latest screen shot:
iOS 6.1 Jailbroken Screen shot with Cydia Apps and Tweaks installed
(Barrel App) iOS 6.1 Jailbroken Screen shot with Cydia Apps and Tweaks installed
A nice twisty – rolling transition instead of the normal boring screens swiping to the left. Also notice the 5 icons across and the multi-icon scrollable dock at the bottom.
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