After the first ever untethered jailbreak utility for iPhone has been released, a high percentage of the jailbreak community have already gone ahead and used it to jailbreak their iOS devices. However, the release wasn’t without issue as many users came up against a number of problems. Most of these have now been resolved with the release of a number of updates to Evasion and consecutive jailbreak tools [ Taig , Pangu , PP Jailbreak] but there are still some who haven’t yet applied the jailbreak, for one reason or another. iOS jailbreaking for downloading Cydia is much smoother and clean now than ever . Keep reading below for Cydia download tutorial with step by step video for first time users .
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How to Install Cydia :
If you don’t want to jailbreak but do want the Cydia app on your iPhone, there is a way to do it below .
Download Cydia App without Jailbreak :
- From the home screen of your iPhone or iPad, open up Safari
- Now simply type in the url cydiaios7.com in the address bar of Safari
- The mobile version of our website will open. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen tap on the UP arrow at the bottom of the screen
- You will be presented with several options , tap on Add to Home screen
- Now you need to give the app a name – name it “Cydia” and then tap Add
- Go back to your Home screen and you should see the Cydia app icon.
Video : A short video showing you the entire process
Cydia Problems Fix :
For those that are still coming up against problems with the jailbreak, there are some fixes available for you to try for the more common issues .
One of the biggest problems was down to incompatibility issues between Cydia and iOS and the fact that jailbreakers did not test the beta build of MobileSubstrate. This caused problems with apps that relied on it to work properly. Another issue that came up was that a few users suddenly noticed a Chinese App store appear beside Cydia. It came out at a later date that some Jailbreak teams have, in fact, signed a deal to bundle the Chinese appstore with Cydia, on the provision that there was no pirate content. Because the terms of that agreement were broken, the store, Taig has been removed from the jailbreak via an jailbreak update.
About Cydia :
Cydia has been in existence for almost 6 years, since its creator, Saurik, brought it out as an alternative to the original OS installer.app. It’s the best know market place for jailbreak tweaks and actually predates the official Apple App store by several months.
For those that may be interested, the name was chosen because of its meaning – Cydia pomonella is commonly known as the Codling Moth. This pest burrows its way into fruit, usually apples and this is where it earned its name – the worm in the Apple.
As each year passes, more and more jailbreak developers are coming up with apps and tweaks and submitting them to Cydia, making it the largest unofficial app store in the world, as well as the most successful. In the last few weeks there have been a number of iOS specific apps submitted as well as updates to existing apps to give them support .
Saurik, otherwise known as Jay Freeman, has branched out a little though and has now developed a Cydia Substrate just for the Android platform, giving other developers a similar chance at developing tweaks for their own platform.