Sileo is a Cydia alternative for iOS 11 and iOS 12 and the latest Sileo version supports iOS 13. You may think why do we need Sileo when there is Cydia. Well, the answer is Sileo will replace Cydia soon. And it is the default package manager for Chimera Jailbreak which is faster than the old package manager Cydia. What does that mean? When you jailbreak using Chimera Jailbreak, Sileo will be installed automatically in the same way that Cydia is installed in other jailbreak tools.
Chimera is the successor of Electra Jailbreak and supports some iOS 12 versions. Learn more about Chimera Jailbreak
Sileo v1.8.4 beta 1 released New
The latest version of Sileo v1.8.4 beta 1 has been released. This latest Sileo beta version includes performance improvements.
Sileo team mainly focuses on Get Button speed in this release. They increased the speed of Get Button more than ever.
Latest iOS Versions which supports Sileo
Sileo for iOS 14
Sileo for iOS 14 will support when Odyssey jailbreak release for iOS 14 and higher versions. But Odyssey team not yet confirm about iOS 14 jailbreak with Odyssey.
If Odyssey released for iOS 14 then Sileo will be that package manager. If not Coolstar will release a new jailbreak tool for iOS with Sileo as the default package manager. But you can add the other packages managers like Zebra without any issues
Now iOS 14.7 is in action and read more about iOS 14.7 Jailbreak.
Sileo for iOS 13
You can get Sileo package manager for iOS 13 - iOS 13.7 versions by jailbreak using Odyssey Jailbreak.
Odyssey released for iOS 13 versions and available to download via TaigOne.
Sileo for iOS 12
Sileo was introduced in iOS 12 by Chimera Jailbreak Team. When they introduce Chimera, most of the people questioned why to introduce another package manager when Cydia is already there for jailbroken devices.
Once Sileo is introduced, people loved it because it was smooth and much faster compared to Cydia. And also it supported to restore apps which were previously purchased using Cydia
How to Download Sileo?
It is not a hard task but using following steps, you can install Sileo on any checkra1n jailbroken device.
Step 1 : Open Cydia Package Manager and click on "Sources" Tab. Then find blue "Edit" button at top right corner.
Step 2 : Once you click "Edit", you will see blue "Add" button on the top left corner. Click on Edit
Step 3 : When you click Edit, it will popup a window and there you put repo.sileoteam.apps and click "Add Source" button
Step 4 : When the repository load completes, go to the Changes tab and find a new package called Sileo Prep (checkra1n).
Step 5 : Tap on Sileo Prep (checkra1n) and Install on top right and Confirm. Let the process complete and tap "Return to Cydia" once installation is completed.
Step 6 : You will be prompted to "Upgrade Essentials". Once upgraded, You will find Sileo on your home screen.
Try Sileo Without Jailbreak
Even though Sileo is not available for devices like iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max, you may try the lighter version of Sileo using Taigone. Remember that this light version soed not have root privileges hense you may not able to perform most of the functions like actual Sileo
Step 1 : Install TaigOne App for downloading Sileo without jailbreak. If you already have Taigone installed, you may continue to Step 2.
Step 2 : Open Taigone App and scroll down to find "Sileo Demo"
Step 3 : Tap on it and tap on Install at top right in the next window.
Step 4 : Tap on Allow to download Sileo Demo to the settings. (Once downloaded you have to open Settings → Downloaded Profile to continue the process)
Step 5 : Tap on Install and provide your passcode if required and continue the installation process. Once completed you will be back to the home screen.
Step 6 : Find Sileo Demo on your home screen and enjoy.
Actually why Sileo has been introduced?
Cydia is more than 15 years old and Saurik is the key star. But from some time, Saurik is being silent and new jailbreak developers don't have time to wait till Saurik update Cydia to the latest version. As a result of that, they have created their own version of Cydia naming Sileo. Sileo is much faster than Cydia and all credits goes to Electra Jailbreak Team plus more for creating this awesome bundle.
Sileo will be compatible for iOS 11 onwards but not for the versions below iOS 11. For those versions which are below iOS 11 can use Cydia without no question. Further digging, Sileo will not be compatible for 32-bit devices.
But it is said that Sileo will work with previous Cydia repositories and packages and that is a vital implementation detail for those jailbreaking.
Pros and Cons of Sileo
As mentioned earlier, Sileo is the Cydia replacement and APT Package Manager designed for jailbroken devices by the Electra jailbreak team. It will be supported all 64-bit devices running iOS 11 and later versions. Just as with everything else, Sileo has its own pros and cons. Let’s check it out.
- Cydia supported repos will work with Sileo without additional configurations
- Users can add tweaks easily with Cydia similar interfaces
- Tweak developers have a platform for their products when updated for iOS 11
- Unsupported tweaks will be filtered out so that users don’t have to worry about the tweaks they are installing
- User-friendly UI for safe mode with more options
- Sileo will be load quite faster than Cydia
- Cydia purchases can continue with Sileo
- Will only support iOS 12.4 and later versions
- Sileo supports only 64-bit devices
- Tweak filtering could be an issue for tweak developers and testers
If you are still new to jailbreak or reluctant for a jailbreak, you still can experience this Sileo app with a light version.
Other Versions of Sileo
Sileo v1.5.1 released
This version consist of,
- Minor bug fixes.
- Adds an industry-standard 3rd party analytics frameworks.
Sileo v1.5.0 released
released with following features.
- Faster than previous versions.
- Adds support for iOS 13.
- Adds a brand new dark mode.
Sileo adds support for iOS 13
Sileo developer team adds support for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 with their new update of Sileo 1.5.0 beta 3
Since you are really interested on Sileo, you can report bugs of Sileo from link below and help to make your favorite package manager bug free. Report your Sileo bugs here