A Cydia repository template. This template contains sample on how you can easily make depiction pages without replicating your html pages. The pages are styled using Bootsrap which is really easy to use. You can see how it looks like by visiting this sample repo on your desktop or mobile phone.
Most data for this repo is stored on XML files and are loaded on the depiction page dynamically. See the guide below on how to set it up. Note that this guide doesn't cover creating .deb files but will briefly cover assiging depictions.
How to use this template
There are 2 options for those using Github Pages.
A. If you want to use your root
username.github.io as your repo, fork this repo and rename it to
username.github.io. So when adding it in Cydia, use
B. If you want to use a subfolder for your existing
username.github.io as your repo (example
username.github.io/repo), fork this repo and rename it to
repo. So when adding it in Cydia, use
You can change
repo to anything you want, like
cydia for example. So your repo url would be
Release file. Modify the items pointed by
Origin: Reposi3 <-- Label: Reposi3 <-- Suite: stable Version: 1.0 Codename: ios Architectures: iphoneos-arm Components: main Description: Reposi3 - a cydia repo template <--
index.html and look at lines 18 and 19.
Change line 18 into your own brand and line 19 to have your own URL.
Line2 27-44 contains the list of featured packages.
You can edit those too or remove them totally.
This data are the links that appear at the bottom of every depication. The data is stored in
repo.xml at the root folder of your repo.
<repo> <footerlinks> <link> <name>Follow me on Twitter</name> <url>https://twitter.com/reposi3</url> <iconclass>glyphicon glyphicon-user</iconclass> </link> <link> <name>I want this depiction template</name> <url>https://github.com/supermamon/Reposi3</url> <iconclass>glyphicon glyphicon-thumbs-up</iconclass> </link> </footerlinks> </repo>
3. Your repo is almost ready.
At this point your repo is basically ready to be added into Cydia.
You can also visit your repo's homepage by going to
It will come with 2 sample packages, Old Package and New Package.
Each of the packages have a link on this page pointing to their depictions.
Next guide will show you how to assign and customize your depiction pages.
Adding packages first package to your repo
1. Adding a simple depiction page
Go to the depictions folder and duplicate the folder
Rename the duplicate with the same name as your package name.
There are 2 files inside the folder -
Update the 2 files with information regading your package.
The tags are pretty much self-explanatory.
Contact @reposi3 or @supermamon for questions.
<package> <id>com.supermamon.oldpackage</id> <name>Old Package</name> <version>1.0.0-1</version> <compatibility> <firmware> <miniOS>5.0</miniOS> <maxiOS>7.0</maxiOS> <otherVersions>unsupported</otherVersions> <!-- for otherVersions, you can put either unsupported or unconfirmed --> </firmware> </compatibility> <dependencies></dependencies> <descriptionlist> <description>This is an old package. Requires iOS 7 and below..</description> </descriptionlist> <screenshots></screenshots> <changelog> <change>Initial release</change> </changelog> <links></links> </package>
<changelog> <changes> <version>1.0.0-1</version> <change>Initial release</change> </changes> </changelog>
2. Link the depiction page your tweak's
You can add the depictions url at the end of your package's
control file before compiling it.
The depiction line should look like this:
[idhere] with your actual package name.
3. Rebuilding the
With your updated
control file, build your tweak.
Store the resulting
.deb. file into the
/debs/ folder of your repo.
Packages file and compress with
user:~/ $ cd repo user:~/repo $ dpkg-scanpackages -m ./debs > Packages user:~/repo $ bzip2 Packages
5. Cydia at last!
If you haven't done yet, go ahead and add your repo to Cydia. You should now be able to install your tweak into your own repo.
Just a cleanup step, remove the debs that came with this template and re-run the commands on step 3. You can keep the sample depictions for reference by they're not needed for your repo.