Any way to speed up Cydia refreshes?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Tronic, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Tronic macrumors 6502

    Tronic

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    I know that Cydia is slow to begin with, but is there any way to speed it up a little bit. I love Cydia, but dread using because it takes so long to load for me. I just timed it on my 3g and it took 57 seconds from launch to load and download the release and then an additional 1 min 6 secs to finish "reloading data". I do not have winterboard installed. Can I remove some sources to speed things up?
     
  2. foob macrumors 6502

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    Removing sources would probably help, but I don't know how much. If you have MobileTerminal, and apt from Cydia, you can run "apt-get update" before opening Cydia. That will make Cydia load faster but doing all that may not save you any time.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  4. MrThompsonR macrumors 6502

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  5. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Agreed. I just picked up a 3gs and Cydia went from almost unusable to fairly normal. I think they still need to fix the core problem, but on the 3gs it is loaded and navigable in 10 seconds and all packages are re-loaded in under 30 seconds total.
     
  6. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    You know your code has gotten bloated, fat and inefficient if someone feels the need to write a toggle to prevent it from reloading data or the only fix is to get a faster phone. RYP isn't nearly as slow as Cydia.
     
  7. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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  8. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

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    I've always wondered about this. It seems like Cydia takes nearly two minutes to be completely up and running.
     
  9. mojoe24 macrumors regular

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    Is rock better than cydia? or do the carry the same stuff?
     
  10. Almy macrumors 6502

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    Rock has everything Cydia has. I started using rock on my last JB and I've never loaded cydia again. It's MUCH more effecient and has things cydia doesn't.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    22 seconds on my 3GS.
    The more sources/repos you have installed the longer it will take.
     

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