How to Delete Cydia

Cydia really gives the jailbroken iOS devices a tough edge over the non-jailbroken ones. This is because users can do a great deal of customization in their iOS device with Cydia, and Apple by default does not like jailbreaks, so you will have to live without Cydia in case you don’t want to jailbreak your device.

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However, there are instances when users need to get rid of Cydia. For example, installing Cydia on your device does not void the warranty, but it will hinder the warranty in the meantime. So if you have an iOS device with Cydia installed on it and want to take it at the Apple Center for rectifying some issue, then the guys at the Service Center will tell you that your iOS device has lost its warranty. So you will have to delete Cydia before you can take it for repairs.

Also, most of the people who sell their iOS devices like to sell them in stock condition, so that the buyer would not think that the device has been used roughly. In such cases too, users need to delete Cydia before selling the phone. Then there are times when users just want to go back to stock iOS.

So if you are the user of a jailbroken device and want to delete Cydia, then you can do so with the following methods.

1. Delete Cydia App Icon

  1. Navigate to the Cydia app on your home screen.
  2. Tap and hold it until it starts to wiggle. delete_cydia0delete_cydia1
  3. Now tap on delete to remove the app completely from your device. delete_cydia2

Note: This method will only remove the Cydia icon but will not delete the jailbreak. The next two methods will remove Cydia as well as the jailbreak.

Video : Here is a video explaing the above process

2. Use Cydia Impactor


Cydia Impactor is a Cydia tweak which removes the jailbreak (thus deleting Cydia) and restores your iOS device to stock iOS without updating the iOS firmware version. Also, you just need to use the app and it does not require you to use a computer. Just follow this easy tutorial to Delete Cydia from iOS using Cydia Impactor.

3. Restore Using iTunes

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This is perhaps the simplest and the most straightforward method which removes Cydia and also unjailbreaks your iOS device. It returns your iOS device to a fresh copy of stock iOS . Tutorial for How to Remove Cydia by Restoring to stock iOS

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18 thoughts on “How to Delete Cydia

      • That is impossible to achieve at this current time. Because the Cydia store is an app that would never be allowed into the App Store by Apple, since it allows illegal purchases, hacking and the pirating of App Store apps.

        For that very reason, and a few others (unstable customisation, reduction in battery life, changes to os and privacy issues), there is no way you can use the Cydia store with-out jailbreaking your iOS device.

        Jailbreaking is the process of bypassing restrictions on iPhones and iPads to install other apps and tweaks not approved by Apple. This is usually done, by injecting a code through various software, or hardware, exploits that remove the limitations set by Apple, that disallows un-authorised software (or Apps) to be installed.

        Thus, until these restrictions are completely removed by Apple, or the Cydia store is accepted as a legitimate software for iOS devices (by Apple), both of which I doubt will ever happen. The only way you can achieve such is through one of the many Jailbreak tools available from people such as Evasi0n, Pangu, etc.

        I do not know why anyone would want the Cydia store to be available without jailbreaking their phone. Because even if it was at this time, you would NOT be able to use 90% (if not all) of the tweaks without jailbreaking the device. It is that simple, you basically cant use anything in the Cydia store without a jailbroken device.

        If you want to use Cydia, and its various Tweaks, unauthorised Apps, etc, you must Jailbreak.

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