In this tutorial, see how to enable Cydia Stashing on iOS 10.2 jailbreak to make up room for tweaks on iOS 10.2 jailbreak compatible iPhone or iPad. Storage space is as much of a problem on jailbroken iOS devices as it is on non-jailbroken devices. Thanks to Cydia developers, it’s possible get more storage space on iPhone or iPad if they have been in jailbroken state on iOS 10.2 version.
iPhone and iPad devices, especially those on a 16GB or 32GB, constantly run into a low storage situation that force users to make some adjustments as to the number of apps installed on their device in order to clear storage for new jailbreak tweaks. That’s where jailbreaking iOS comes in handy because it enables the installation of some amazing tools that ensure you never run out of storage space on iPhone or iPad, even on a 16GB or 32GB storage device.
Before moving on to the guide for enabling stashing on iOS 9.3.3/10/10.1.1/102 jailbroken device, it’s important to understand what is stashing and how it works to make storage for installing new jailbreak tweaks.
First of all, let me point out that you will be wholly mistaken if you think this new stashing tool from CoolStar works and has features similar to the stashing package of previous iOS jailbreaks. Regular iOS jailbreakers would know that Cydia used to automatically create multiple default folders within iOS for holding apps, ringtones, wallpapers, and similar other stuff, to the new/var/stash directory in order to release storage space on system partition for accommodating the installation of new tweaks without having to delete the alread installed tweaks from device.
But all that changed since the iOS 8.3 Cydia jailbreak update. Previously, it was possible to achieve that with Patcyh but on the condition that your device must be running on an untehtered jailbreak, which sadly is no longer the case with Yalu102 jailbreak for iOS 10.2, and iOS 10/10.1.1 jailbreak for that matter. To make things simpler, folks over there at CoolStar have managed to design a solution that will enable users to get more storage space for addtional tweaks on a jailbroken iOS device running on jailbreak for iOS 9.3 all the way up to iOS 10.2.
How To Enable Stashing for iOS 9.2/9.3.3/10/10.1/10.1.1/10.2 To Install New Tweaks Even On Low Storage Space
The way this stashing for iOS 9.2 – iOS 10.2 works is it redirects newly installed tweaks, or whatever you’re trying to install, onto the system folder. In the past, stashing used to work by taking already installed folders and stash them somewhere else to free up space for new tweaks. But this new method coined by developers CoolStar works by moving the new apps, tweak or extension to the system partition where space is available. This method is usual especially on devices with low storage capacity such as 16GB or 32GB iPhone where the system partition ranges from meager 68MB and 200MB respectively. In short, this new stashing package is created to transfer Cydia tweaks and packages directly onto the data partition to help squeeze out storage space for new items on system partition.
Note: Please note that the following method could result in your device losing jailbreak or requiring iTunes restore, depending on the nature of tweaks you install on this package on a jailbroken device. So proceed at your own risk.
1 – First and foremost, you need to add the developer’s repository in Cydia. If you have already got the CoolStar repository added, skip to next step. Otherwise, open Cydia, go to Sources section, and add the http://coolstar.org/publicrepo repository.
2 – Now wait until the Cydia is refreshed, if you are installing the new repository.
3 – Next, browse through the packages on the new repository. Or, use Cydia’s search to directly find the Stashing for iOS 9.2 – 10.2 package.
4 – Once you have found the tweak you were looking for, go to its install interface and simply follow the usual installation process in order to get the tweak on your jailbroken device.
5 – When completed, reboot your device.
6 – Remember, on semi-tethered jailbreak solutions, you will need to re-jailbreak iOS device after every reboot > Here’s how to re-jailbreak iOS 10.2 device after reboot.
7 – That’s all.
Now that you have successfully installed Stashing for iOS 9.2 – 10.2, you don’t have to worry about the file size of any tweak you wish to install on your jailbroken device because from now onward this new Stashing tool will take care of that by automatically installing new tweaks directly onto the data partition of the device, instead of the system partition which is normally of limited storage space to begin with on 16GB and 32GB iPhone/iPad models.
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