Icy (a Cydia Alternate) updated to 1.1.1 - iPhoneHeat

Icy (a Cydia Alternate) updated to 1.1.1


RipDev has releaed an update for their iPhone App: Icy 1.1.1 with an addition of  localizations and fixing some bugs.

Read the Update Note:

In the past week, we have addressed most annoying issues you had with Icy — and added the most anticipated feature, Recent Packages. With the help of fellow artists around the world, various themes for Icy are appearing in the repositories – so if you don’t like the default black&white pure look, go for one of the themes. 😉

Last 3 days, we’ve been furiously adding the localizations you have sent in — as Icy is a true iPhone application, it takes full advantage of the iPhone OS features like internationalization — and as a result, Icy 1.1.1 comes with 15 languages in stock! This is all, of course, thanks to your extremely hard efforts — we don’t speak that many languages.

So now Icy is available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Serbian, Hebrew, Romanian, Serbian and Ukranian languages — in addition to English, of course. 🙂 To see your native language, make sure it is chosen as a primary language in the Settings > International (well, or replace English.lproj in the Icy.app with the folder of your language, if you must. I didn’t tell you that, okay?).

Among other things, we have tweaked the way sources are refreshed, fixed an annoying dependency-related bug when it would complain about missing firmware package, and added little category titles in the Recent Packages screen so it’s easier to see what is what:



What’s Icy?

Icy is an alternate iPhone app installer to Cydia developed by AppDev. The official web explains Icy as:

“Icy 1.0 is pretty simple, and we plan on keeping it that way. It will only refresh repositories when you tell it to, and will not scroll pages of cool looking terminal text when installing or removing a package. Instead, it presents the installation process in a friendly and cool manner – enhanced with crisp black and white interface featuring icons by quite famous artist Max Rudberg. Icy uses the same DPKG that Cydia does, but without APT that handles downloading of repository indeces and packages – we chose to use a combination of libcurl and sqlite for that.


Icy only downloads headers when refreshing repositories, so it won’t download again the indeces that were not changed – this saves on your traffic and makes the refreshes faster. It will pick up existing Cydia repositories and also will allow you to add more through its Add Source interface.

When we saw that Apple is moving towards supporting landscape mode more in the upcoming 3.0 firmware, we thought – hey, landscape is useful when browsing, too! So Icy supports landscape as well.

Icy will always remain free. Despite what some people may think, we are not blind and we see what tremendous job Jay (saurik) Freeman and community source repository owners (such as The Big Boss, Fabiano Confuorto and others) have done over the past year – and this is our way to say “thank you” to them. We hope you will enjoy the “new kid on the block” – and we have extensive plans on enhancing it in the future versions – for example, 1.1 will have, among other things, a dependency graph for the packages.

This being said, we will be slowly phasing out support of Installer 4 in favor of Icy and soon-to-be-announced Installer 5. Since we’re a commercial entity with over 10 people in staff, we have the dedication and resources to make sure Icy and Installer exist and grow peacefully together with Cydia.”

via RipDev

8 comments… add one
John Francis July 30, 2009, 11:09 pm

I have lost the ability to enter Cydia…and I want to download Icy, but I can’t do so without Cydia…Tried loading a new source via Installer…that didn’t work either…HELP??????!!!!!!!

lam October 7, 2009, 5:45 pm

hi there, i own a 32gb 3gs.. do i need to jailbreak it in order to use icy and what if i using firmware latest firmware now?

iPhone Heat October 7, 2009, 6:16 pm

Yes you need to jailbreak it in order to get Icy
If you’re @ OS 3.1 then you’re out of luck atleast for now

T.L. April 12, 2010, 12:29 pm

I hope it’s faster than cydia, man it’s taking me ten minutes from clicking the app until I can access it…wtf.

Happy September 25, 2010, 1:38 pm

Hi i want to know how to jailbreak ios 4.0.2 plz tell

nader January 9, 2011, 12:13 pm

very good:-)

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