If you’ve used the iPhone or iPad in the past, you’re probably aware of “Jailbreak”, “Cydia” and “Saurik”. Cydia has been around for the iPhone and iPad (and iPod Touch) since 2008 for those that have jailbroken their devices. It basically allows users to do just about anything to their device that Apple doesn’t want you to do. Like changing the font, applying a theme and so much more. Cydia Substrate has now made its way over to Android.
By itself, Cydia Substrate doesn’t do to much for you, but it does allow developers to use the platform to distribute extensions that modify software without requiring access to source code. If you’re rooted you can load these extensions to pimp out your phones without having to go and flash a new ROM on your phone or tablet. Of course, this does have some risks. But then if you’re always tinkering with things, you’re probably used to these risks and they don’t bother you too much.
Wait, hang on a second…doesn’t the Xposed Framework already do all this? And Pimp my ROM does as well? Yes they do. So it looks like Jay Saurik took a little too long trying to get Cydia over to Android. But for those that are iOS users coming over to Android, they will feel right at home with using this app to customize their Android device even more.
If you’re interested in checking out Cydia Substrate, you can grab it from Google Play now for free. How many of you are going to check out Cydia Substrate? Let us know in the comments how you like the app or dislike it.
Via: Android Police