Sileo is a name that the jailbreak community will not be familiar with right now but you soon will be. Electra Jailbreak team has announced that they are currently working on the Sileo project, described as an alternative or even replacement to Cydia. This has come about because Cydia is no longer being updated in the same way it used to be, nor as often and, right now, is only compatible with those devices on iOS 10.3.3 or below.
We were promised an update to Cydia for iOS 11 but it never materialized, leaving the Electra team to try to produce a working jailbreak of sorts but it was never going to be a proper jailbreak because, although it did have Cydia in it, it was a patched version. This is really what prompted Electra to go ahead with building Sileo.
What is Sileo ?
As we said, Sileo is meant to be a replacement to Cydia and it will have full support for all 64-bit devices that run iOS 11 or later. Like everything, Sileo will have its good and bad sides:
- All Cydia repos will be compatible with Sileo with no extra configuration needed
- Users may easily add tweaks with interfaces similar to Cydia
- Tweak developers can place their apps in Sileo
- Tweaks that are not supported on iOS 11 or above will be removed
- User-friendly interface
- Safe Mode with lots of options
- Faster to load than Cydia
- Cydia purchases will still be possible
- Sileo will only work on iOS 11 or higher
- Sileo only works on 64-bit devices
- Removal of unsupported tweaks may cause problems for testers and developers
Video : Sileo in Action
Watch the preliminary interface of functioning of the Sileo app ( twitter )
Downloading Sileo :
Sileo is not ready for public release at this time as it is still under development. The Electra team has made great progress on it though and a sneak peek video shows a demonstration of Sileo and Project Repo-Unclutter at work, taking less than 2 seconds to refresh the repos much faster than Cydia.
The Right Way to Pronounce Sileo :
The name, Sileo, literally translates from Latin as ‘Restart’ , Google translate confirms that for us, check it ( here ). You can also see that some of us have been pronouncing the name incorrectly as “Sil-ayo”.It should be pronounced as “Silly-o”.
So now you know !
Sileo Release Date :
We don’t have this information to hand at the moment but will definitely keep you informed of progress. We are expecting Sileo to be ready for testing inside of the next few weeks so, to make sure you are up to date with all the news on the Sileo project ( twitter ), Like this page on Facebook and click on Following > See First. All the news will be posted on your timeline as it is released.