This is a free guide to download Cydia to iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7 as well as earlier iOS versions. Cydia has been tested and proven to work on all iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models. It is safe to use Cydia and it is free to install it. All you need to do is download the right Cydia installer and follow the correct steps to install Cydia on your iOS device. Once Cydia is installed, you can then enjoy the best Cydia tweaks for free. For those who can’t wait to get Cydia on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Apple Watch, let’s get the party started!
Download Cydia iOS 9
In iOS 9, you can download Pangu Jailbreak Tools version 1.2.0 (Windows) or version 1.0.0 (Mac) to jailbreak and install Cydia for iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2 and iOS 9.1. This method require a PC or Mac, thus, you need to prepare a PC or laptop that is running Windows OS or a Mac.
Step 1: Whether you are jailbreaking the latest iPhone 6S Plus or an earlier iPhone 5, it is strongly recommended to run a full backup with iTunes.
Step 2: Go to Settings -> iCloud -> Find My iPhone and disable Find My iPhone.
Step 3: Go to Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode and disable Passcode.
Step 4: Enable Airplane mode if you are installing Cydia on iPhone.
Step 5: Connect your iOS 9 device to your computer with a USB cable.
Step 6: Click here to download Pangu Jailbreak Windows and here to download Pangu Jailbreak Mac. Both the file size is approximately 72 MB so it will take some time according to your internet connection.
Step 7: Run Pangu Jailbreak and the program will detect your iOS device automatically. Click Start to begin.
Step 8: You will be prompted a “Jailbreak Notice” message. Click Already backup to continue.
Step 9: The jailbreak process will begin. At about 65%, you will be requested to unlock your iOS device and enable Airplan mode again. You will also be prompted to allow Pangu to access photo library.
Step 10: Pangu will download Cydia to your device automatically. Your iOS 9 device will reboot automatically and you will find Cydia icon on your home screen.
Cydia works on the following iOS versions:
iOS 9: 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.1, 9.2
iOS 8: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.4.1
iOS 7: 7.1, 7.1.2
iOS 6: All
iOS 5: All
Cydia works on the following iOS devices:
iPhone: 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4.
iPad: 1, 2, 3rd generation, 4th generation, Air, Air 2, Mini 1st generation, Mini 2, Mini 3, Mini 4, and iPad Pro.
iPod Touch: 1st to 6th generation.
So far, the best Cydia Installer for iOS 9.0 – 9.0.2 is Pangu Jailbreak. There won’t be any problem to download Cydia for iOS 9 with the step by step guide above. As for iOS 9.1, you can try to jailbreak it with TaiG 9. TaiG 9 is the latest pre jailbreaking tool for all iOS 9.1 devices. It is a free tool and you can download Cydia on all iOS 9.1 devices. For iOS 8.4 or iOS 8.4.1 – iOS 8.1.3 Jailbreak, you can use TaiG v2.4.3 if you are running on Windows and PPJailbreak v2.0.0 for Mac.
In oder to get Cydia for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1, Windows users are recommended to use Pangu v1.2.1 and Mac users are recommended to use Pangu v1.0.0. On the other hand, iPhone 4 users who are running iOS 7.0 to iOS 7.1.2 can also use Pangu as a Cydia Installer to download Cydia.
Download Cydia Without Jailbreak
There are many free tutorial and Cydia guide to teach you how to download Cydia without jailbreak. Unfortunately, none of it will work because Cydia can’t work without jailbreak. Most of the tutorial mentioned that Cydia can run with no jailbreak needed are fake. Cydia requires root access in order to run third-party apps, therefore, it is a must to jailbreak. Do not waste your time trying to install Cydia without jailbreak.
Cydia for Android
People who have been using Cydia for years know that Cydia brings a lot of benefits such as free Cydia apps, tweaks, games, themes, ringtones and more. As an iOS app developer, you can also build your own Cydia source or Cydia repo to host your own app that is not allowed in the App Store. If you have recently switched from iOS to Android and would like to download Cydia for Android, you can try to use Cydia Substrate. Cydia Substrate is the Cydia for Android released by Cydia founder, Saurik. Just like Cydia, it offers a lot of free apps, tweaks and games for Android users who love Cydia.