Zebra is a fast package manager for jailbroken iOS devices that is packed with amazing features. It is highly efficient compared to Cydia when refreshing repositories or installing tweaks and supports all devices running iOS 9 up to iOS 16. It has also been updated to support Palera1n. Once installed, you can easily transfer community sources from popular package managers like Cydia, Sileo, and Installer with just one tap.
The app also recognizes tweak stores, allowing you to log in and access all of your purchased tweaks and apps. This feature is provided by the Sileo API, and the latest release includes support for payment vendors on iOS 9 and iOS 10. Signing in to sources allows you to purchase paid tweaks and themes. Zebra also allows you to export and import the list of all repositories and save the list of all installed packages on your device to a text file.
By default, Zebra displays recent jailbreak community news posted on Reddit and featured packages (from repos with Featured Package API support) on the home page. You can disable these functions from the app settings or switch to random to view packages from all repositories. From there, you can also switch the accent color, change the app icon (9 icon styles available), enable the pure dark mode, change the package manager interface language, automatically dismiss the console when all tasks are completed, or reset the configuration. Filtering is also available to hide packages in sections you are not interested in.
To speed up Zebra, you can change the download timeout, which is the amount of time the package manager will wait for a source to respond before timing out. The packages page contains a list of all installed tweaks, apps, and libraries and offers options to sort the list by date, size, and ABC. With Zebra, you can also view all installed files by a tweak and search for packages while typing (this can be disabled on older devices).
One of the most useful features provided by Zebra is the Wish list, which allows you to add new tweaks to the list for quick access. Recently, Zebra was updated to support the latest Palera1n Jailbreak for iOS 15.0 – 15.7.1, and iOS 16 – 16.2 on iPhone 6S up to iPhone X. However, XinaA15 jailbreak for iOS 15 – 15.1.1 is not yet supported.
Starting with Zebra 1.1.29, the package manager is split into two packages: iphoneos-arm for traditional “root filesystem” including Palera1n for iOS 15 – iOS 16, and iphoneos-arm64 for new “rootless” jailbreaks on iOS 15 and later. The app recognizes multiple versions of a package available through different repositories, allowing you to always install the latest version. Zebra is a great package manager that can be used as a replacement for Cydia to manage repositories and install and uninstall jailbreak tweaks.
Zebra was published as an open-source project with source code available through the GitHub repository and is released under the GPL-3.0 License. The last changes to the code were added on December 13, 2022. The app is constantly being updated and improved by the development team. Overall, Zebra is a fast and efficient package manager that offers a wide range of features and customization options for jailbroken iOS devices.