Friday, January 11, 2019

iOS hackers/developers warning that Sileo could end BigBoss repo

Sileo the alternative store to Cydia which was released a couple of days ago and became available for download. It looks like with that new launch it appears to have awoken the dormant beast in the jailbreak community. Many high-profile jailbreak hackers and developers are now speaking out against it, noting that the Sileo package manager hurts the BigBoss repository, which is the last of Cydia’s default repositories still standing (MacCiti and ModMyi closed their doors months ago).

According to a Reddit post published by unc0ver co-developer Sam Bingner (Sbingner), Sileo serves packages hosted on the BigBoss repository without serving their ads. In other words, BigBoss isn’t making any ad-driven revenue through Sileo as it would through Cydia, and this is nothing short of a cheap shot to the repository

His full quote below:
    Sileo is serving packages from BigBoss directly without serving their ads which is essentially stealing their bandwidth without paying for it. If you want to use things off BigBoss you should not use Sileo to access it or you could cause it to go away permanently.
Bingner wasn’t the only one to comment; unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd also added to the commotion:
    BigBoss disappearing would basically mean the end of jailbreaking, altogether, permanently. Please take the care of this, everyone.
 One solution is to only use Cydia to browse the BigBoss repository, ensuring that BigBoss is paid for the services it provides to you. Another solution would be to boycott Sileo entirely, at least until its lead developers find a way to play nicely with the BigBoss repository.

Loyal Cydia users aren’t hurting the BigBoss repository in any way, as Cydia continues to serve the BigBoss repository’s ads. Fortunately, the unc0ver jailbreak comes bundled with an updated version of Cydia that runs extravagantly on iOS 11 devices, so it’s a great way to go if you want to continue supporting the BigBoss repository.

How do you feel about this touchy situation? Discuss in the comments section below.


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