iOS 7 mobile substrate not functioning?

Question by Vassily: iOS 7 mobile substrate not functioning?
I jailbreaked my iphone 5 recently. Installed some tweaks that are working under ios7 (activator beta for ios7, swipeselection, and browserchooser). After a while, the tweaks stopped functioning (and they are not visible in the settings app). After some research, I realized that this malfunctioning was due to the “mobile substrate” that is not working.
What should I do? Wait for the update that evasion is working on? Or restore my iphone and rejailbreak it?

Best answer:

Answer by Sam
Both Saurik and the Evad3rs team announced that Mobile Substrate is not (currently) working on iOS 7. The Evad3rs team released the jailbreak without giving Saurik time to prepare either Mobile Substrate or Cydia.

Mobile Substrate is a development layer and safety net that is required to run tweaks on Jailbroken devices. Without Mobile Substrate, tweaks will not work – and if they do, they’re extremely UNSTABLE.

On December 24 at around 8:00 AM EST, Saurik released an update to Cydia for iOS 7. As of the 24th, Cydia 1.1.9 is the latest version of Cydia which is iOS 7 compatible. In the release notes, Saurik said that “he needed to get [Cydia] out so he could move onto Substrate development…” This release only happened a few days after the initial iOS 7 jailbreak was announced. Therefore, I would guess that mobile substrate won’t be too far behind. You can probably expect to see a mobile substrate update by January 1, 2014 (or earlier – maybe even a week).

What should you do? I think the best thing to do is to wait it out. A mobile substrate update is on its way and should be here soon. It’d just be more trouble to rejailbreak later. Besides, Cydia has more than just tweaks! Jailbreak apps, mobile terminal, SSH, and things like that all still work (if they’re updated for iOS 7). You can also search Google for a list of “iOS 7 compatible jailbreak tweaks /apps”

What do you think? Answer below!