Tweaks Updated Jun 23, 2023

Erika tweak is a CyDown alternative for iOS 15

Erika

Paisseon is the iOS tweak developer behind Satella 2 and CyDown++ tweaks for iOS. She released another tweak to download paid tweaks for free on Installer, Saily, Sileo, and Zebra. Install Erika from the repo and use the tweak downloader alternative for CyDown. Additionally, Erika rootless supports now Sileo on the Dopamine jailbreak on iOS 15.

What is Erkia?

Erika is an innovative tweak that serves as a worthy alternative to CyDown++ and CyDown. It is specifically designed for use with popular package managers like Saily, Sileo, Installer, and Zebra. One of the unique features of Erika is its ability to facilitate the sharing of tweak packages (also paid) among users. The tweak works with rootless and non-rootless jailbreaks.

Once installed on your iOS 15 device, Erika tweak will add a dedicated preference pane within the Settings app. From here, users can easily enable the Erika tweak to work seamlessly with their preferred package managers. In addition, the preference pane includes a toggle that allows users to choose whether to use the CyDown folder to save downloaded tweaks or not. Erika rootless doesn't offer any preferences, but integrates with Sileo automatically.

Erika integrates into all popular package managers for iOS, excluding Cydia. When you are using the old school package manager, try instead the CyDown or CyDown++ tweaks. What's more, the Erika tweak bypasses the anti-CyDown DRM on repos, allowing you to download packages.

Two iPhone screens showing the Erika tweaks interface, preference pane and progress of downloading a tweak.

The main purpose of Erika tweak is to download paid Cydia tweaks for free by sharing them with other users. Erika integrates with package managers, allowing you to automatically share your own and download packages from other users rather than official Cydia Repositories.

Erika tweak works with all modern jailbreaks running iOS 13.0 through iOS 16, including the latest release of Palera1n Jailbreak for iOS 15.0 – iOS 15.7.2, and iOS 16 – iOS 16.2. Once you will enable the tweak for your package manager, you can activate it by tapping the icon on the tweak depiction page opened in the package manager. Erika will try to download the tweak.

When a tweak will be downloaded successfully, Erika tweak will prompt with a “Success” window. From here, you can tap on the Get Zappy button to open the file location in Filza and access the DEB package. The file manager can also install the downloaded tweak.

Erika tweak is an open-source project released under AGPL-3.0 license through GitHub Repository. Over 90% of the source code was written in Swift language. The source code is still maintained and the latest changes to the project were committed on 15 May 2023.

Two iPhone screens showing the download process of a tweak with Erica enabled in Sileo.

Add Repository

Erika tweak was published via the private Paisseon Repository. Add the Ericka Repo to your package manager and install the latest version of the tweak downloader. This is probably the best CyDown alternative for jailbroken devices. It supports iOS 13, iOS 14, iOS 15, and iOS 16. The most recent release was updated to support Dopamine on iOS 15 – iOS 15.4.1.

To install Erika tweak on your iOS device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Cydia app from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap on the Sources tab, then select Edit.
  3. Add the following repository URL: https://paisseon.github.io
  4. Search for Erika tweak and install the package from the newly added repo.
  5. Respiring your iPhone to save changes.
  6. Open the Erika tweaks preference pane from the Settings app.

Sileo app showing Erika Repo and installed files on iOS 15.

Alternatively, please use the quick links available at the top of this page to add with just one tap the repository to your favorite package manager (Cydia, Sileo, Installer, Zebra).

What's new

  • Updated Erika tweak to version 1.13.3.
  • Added support for rootless jailbreaks.
  • Fix preferences on arm64e.
  • Major performance improvements to downloader and status view.
  • Added support for iOS 15 and iOS 16.
  • Fix bug where the view wouldn't dismiss properly after the first tweak download in Saily.
  • Remove postinst-- Erika folder creation is now handled in the constructor.
  • Change Saily activation to only require tapping the Erika button in the dropdown menu, not the tweak icon.
  • Fix GUI not displaying on the latest version of Saily.
  • Change the destination of deb files from /var/mobile/Erika to /var/mobile/Media/Erika to allow for retrieving files in a jailed state.
  • Fix a bug in the postinst of 1.8 wherein the installation would fail if Erika had not been installed before.
  • Added support for iOS 14.
  • Integrated the tweak with Installer and Zebra.
  • Updated the tweak download status prompt.
  • Updated hook for Saily.

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