Those using the unc0ver jailbreak have a reason to be happy. Pwn20wnd has announced that the switch has been made to the new Cydia Substrate from saurik.
This is good news, as it means that there will be several performance improvements. The entire experience will be more stable and there will be some battery life improvements as well.
Switching to Cydia Substrate on unc0ver should pretty much fix any freezes, random restarts or apps hanging on launch and it should significantly improve the battery life. We have been testing this for 2 months or so. I recommend everyone to restart and re-jailbreak their devices after upgrading to Cydia Substrate to disable the patches that were made to the system to enable Substitute by unc0ver.
Cydia Substrate 0.9.7000 should work with all system versions, including iOS 3.0, 4.3.1, 5.1.1, 6.1.3, 7.1.2, 8.0, 9.0.2, 10.1. 1 (mach_portal), 11.1.2 (extender) and 11.3.1 (unc0ver).
Get the update
Jay Freeman tweeted that this update is his most “well-tested update ever” which gives us hope. However, the tweet ends a bit unexpectedly, with saurik adding that he expects “it will fail anyway”, followed by a “:(“.
You should get this update as soon as possible. There were many problems with Substrate since iOS 9 and this update promises to solve most of them. Initially, the update was intended for iOS 11 jailbreak, but it appears that it ended up compatible with unc 0 ver.
You can find the download link on saurik’s Twitter. When you begin installing Cydia Substrate the Substitute will be automatically removed and replaced. Wait until the installation process is complete and then restart your device. You will have to reinstall the unc0ver jailbreak so you can disable the Substitute patches. In order to get the Cydia Substrate 0.9.7000 you must have the unc0ver v2.0.0 jailbreak version or later. It is recommended that you install the latest version available as it is the most stable one.
Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. Laura has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The The Santa Fe New Mexican. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and international developments.