For those looking to download Cydia on iOS firmware , follow the below tutorial for step by step process. For people who don’t want to go through the hassle and want to download Cydia directly without a PC , read the linked tutorial. Please note that we already have working Cydia jailbreak for iOS 5 , iOS 6 , iOS 7 , iOS 8 and iOS 9 . So keep reading this post for more information on cydia download .
Image : Cydia Download on latest iPhone
How to Download Cydia :
There are 4 ways to download Cydia on your iPhone running iOS .
- Method 1 – In this method you can directly download the cydia app icon on your device using the Safari browser .
- Method 2 – This method uses the Evasi0n jailbreak process to jailbreak and download Cydia on your iOS 7 [only].
- Method 3 – Using Taig Jailbreak Tool for jailbreaking using Windows PC or a Mac . Compatible with iOS 7 – iOS 8 .
- Method 4 : Using Pangu jailbreak tool for jailbreaking on both Mac and Windows . Compatible with iOS 7 – iOS 8 – iOS 9 .
Method 1 : Cydia Download
[ Note : This method downloads the Cydia app icon on your iOS homescreen ]
- First make sure you have latest version of iOS installed on your device . This tutorial works on iPhone , iPod Touch or iPad
- Now launch safari and go to your favorite search engine .
- We used Google for this tutorial , but you may use Bing , MSN , Yahoo etc . In the search box , type in “Cydia Download” or “Download Cydia” without the quotes as shown in the image below.
- In the results page find the website with the URL cydiaios7.com and tap on that .
- After the page is loaded , tap on the Up arrow at the bottom of the screen .
- This will open up a new option window where you can choose “Add to Home Screen” as shown below. Tap on that
- Now you get the option to save the Cydia app icon , rename it to Cydia .
- After that you will get Cydia icon on your iPhone – iPad homescreen . Tap on it to launch it .
Video : Here is a step by step explanation of the above process
Method 2 : Evasi0n Jailbreak iOS 7 [ Mac | PC ]
Note : For iOS 8 and iOS 9 Jailbreak, skip to Method 3 and 4 for details . You have to go to Evasion’s website and download the latest version of Evasion . [ link – Evasion Jailbreak] . Install Evasion following the given instructions .
Cydia is compatible with every single model of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, provided it can be jailbroken. It continues to grow as more and more developers join in and develop their own tweaks but it’s no longer just for iOS users to have all the fun. Freeman has recently built and released a Cydia substrate for Android users, allowing their developers the same opportunities.
Method 3 : Taig Jailbreak iOS 8 – 9 [ Mac | PC ]
This method involved using Taig Jailbreak tool for windows . Taig is exclusively supported on Windows . They are one of the fastest jailbreak releasers . [ Download – Taig Jailbreak ]
Method 4 : Pangu Jailbreak iOS 8 – 9 [ Mac | PC ]
Pangu Team is the second most popular jailbreak team after iphone Dev . Their much popular Pangu tool is supported on both WIndows and Mac OSX . You can get full step by step tutorial and latest tools supported on iOS 8 and iOS 9 here [ Download – Pangu Jailbreak ] .
Cydia Meaning :
The name Cydia alludes directly to the”Codling Moth“, with a scientific name of Cydia Pomonella. It’s an agricultural pest, with the larva burrowing into fruit, more commonly apples. It is also used as the proverbial “worm in the apple” seen in cartoons and other depictions.
More About Cydia :
In February 2008, an alternative to the installer.app on OS 1.1 was released. It was called Cydia and it was developed by Jay Freeman, perhaps better known as Saurik. Cydia is an open source alternative for installing third-party apps and it was actually released months before Apple released their first ever version of the App Store. By April of 2009, Cydia had claimed around 4 million downloads, about 10% of the number of people who owned Apple devices at that time.
Image : Cydia versions on each iPhone release
Over the years, since that first release, Freeman has gone on to build one of the most successful third-party app installers ever seen. It contains, quite literally, thousands of different apps and tweaks, mods and themes, for people to use on their jailbroken iOS devices. It’s a platform for developers to build their own apps, ones that Apple would not approve of.
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When the iOS 9 untethered jailbreak does become available, we’ll be giving you full instructions on how to download Cydia on iOS 9.