Nov 13

Rip-Dev published on their blog a list of improvements made to the latest version of Installer. Personally I think that they are coming way too late with these updates. As Installer was quit inactive for a long time and since the arrival of Cydia, I’m not shure that a lot of people will still use it. I got also some feedback from users that this beta version is still causing a lot of issues (bugs, slowness, restart of the iPhone etc.)
You can see the list of improvements after the break.

What’s new or fixed in this update…

* Added user-driven ratings. We encourage you to submit your votes for various packages. Once more data will be collected (in a few days), that will be reflected on the Featured page.
* SpringBoard is no longer terminated after the software was installed or removed.
* Proxies are (again) supported. The support was broken after we moved to libcurl.
* Introduced download timeouts (again) that were disabled after the move to libcurl.
* Reworked many parts of the engine in an effort to get rid of the occasional GUI stalls.
* If a particular source fails to update, it will be moved to “disabled” state for 6 hours and will not be included in the all sources refresh process. The disabled state is listed as the source icon with a red “stop” sign over it. This is done to prevent unnecessary stalls at the sources refresh if one of the sources goes offline for whatever reason. If you’d like to retry it before 12 hour interval, open its info and hit Refresh button there.
* Removed customInfo support as it was mostly used for unnecessary ads that were disturbing many people. These pages are normally reachable from the “More Info” link.
* Much better error reporting. Forget these “error 3″s and such. The descriptions are much more human readable now. And for script errors, it will show an actual script command that caused an error.
* Installer will prevent iPhone/iPod touch from sleeping when it’s downloading or installing something.
* The app icon badge should behave better now.
* Lots of smaller fixes and optimizations I won’t list.

What do you think about this latest version? Let us know it in our Forum

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11 Responses to “Installer 4.0b9: new updates, voting system, etc…”

  1. George Says:

    i would like to apologise and say…ive moved to cydia

  2. bladerunner Says:

    yeah George, I think you are not the only one :wink:

  3. andy Says:

    cydia is the shit

  4. Wesley Says:

    The problem is that Cydia was there when everyone upgraded to 2.0, and Installer wasn’t, so nobody had a choice, and when Installer finally came out, everyone was using Cydia.

    And they’re incompatible (one doesn’t know what’s already installed by the other), so this is a problem.

    And Cydia uses the good dpkg/apt, so its dependencies are way better handled.

  5. RvdP Says:

    After updating my iphone crashed and is stuck in bootlogo now.
    Real nice…

  6. kiekrkegaard Says:

    hm // after uapdateing to a new firmware ?
    One solution it would be to put ur iphone in DFU mode and try to restore it.rply on forum.

  7. Frankie_Goes_To_Hollywood Says:

    Sorry installer Guys, your are late, too late.
    I use Cydia, and wont switch to installer.

  8. Raboo Says:

    Installer is washed up like it got in the tub…

  9. RvdP Says:

    Nah, I know how to restore etc. Im no iPhone-newbie.
    Thing is that the installer-update caused my iphone to get stuck on bootscreen and none of the known measures helped so I had to do a full restore.
    I wasn’t the only one with this problem, several people had the same crash.

  10. Awayze Says:

    Installer updates make my iPhone just crash and ends up being stuck on the spinning circle or the boot logo!

  11. Gonzalo Says:

    It seems it get stucked when is booting. It vibrates twice too. You have to wait several minutes. Don’t restore. It will boot.

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