Download Cydia Apps from Cydia App Store to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

This article is all about download Cydia apps from Cydia App Store to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch that has been jailbreak. People who have never heard of Cydia should read this article carefully because it guides you to download paid apps from Cydia App Store for free to an iOS device. For those who are already using Cydia, you should continue to read this article too because it gives you some awesome tips to update Cydia, reinstall Cydia, and also tell you what are the best Cydia sources in the market now. You can’t find these tips elsewhere in this world.

What is Cydia?

Cydia is a third-party application that enables a user to install any premium apps on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch for free. It is an independent installer developed by Saurik (Jay Freeman) in 2008. Cydia App Store works similar to Apple App Store but it hosts many jailbreak apps that Apple does not allow their users to install to any iOS device. There are tons of apps available in Cydia App Store where oneself can download to their iPhone and customize to their liking. For example, an iPhone 5S user can download Springtomize 2 from Cydia App Store and customize the phone according with preferred theme and icons.

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How to Download Cydia 

Basically, there are more than 10 methods to download Cydia to an iOS device. Currenly, Evasion7 is the most popular way to download Cydia because it install Cydia and jailbreak and iOS 7 device within a few minutes for free. iOS 7, iOS 6, or iOS 5 users may consider to use Evasion to jailbreak and download Cydia to your iOS devices. Other than Evasion, a user with a jailbroken iOS device may choose to download Cydia to their device manually. You will need to download Cydia DEB file and use a SSH program to transfer this file to your iOS device. The step by step guide has been explained in download Cydia for free Cydia apps.

Download Cydia Apps from Cydia App Store

You should have installed Cydia and jailbreak your iOS device until you’ve read this. In order to install the app you want from Cydia App Store, you will have to install the related Cydia sources which is also known as Cydia repositories or simply Cydia repo. There will be a few default Cydia sources available in your Cydia such as BigBoss and ModMyi. However, you need to add the new repo if the app you want is not available in these default sources. To add a Cydia repo, go to Cydia -> Manage -> Sources -> Edit -> Add -> Enter the APT URL. Enter the repo you want to add then tap on Add Source. Return to Cydia once the repo is added.

Now you have added the repo that hosts the apps you want. Go to the repo and search for the app you want using the search bar. Tap on the app and run the installation. Most of the Cydia apps are free but there are also some premium apps available in Cydia App Store for a small price.


Download Cydia for Free Cydia Apps

It’s quite tiring to download Cydia to an iOS device if you don’t know how to do it. Many people pay money to an expert to jailbreak and install Cydia to an iOS device. If you read all the information available in this page from head to toe, you can save a lot of money because the process to jailbreak and download Cydia is actually very easy. A complete tutorial to install Cydia to an iOS device is available here. The step by step guide presented here works on iPhone 3, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPad, and iPod Touch. On the other hand, the installation guide has proven works on iOS 4, iOS 5, iOS 6, as well as the latest iOS 7. It has been tested more than a 100 times and we believe it is going to work on iOS 8 when iOS 8 jailbreak is available. You will be able to access to infinite free Cydia apps and Cydia tweaks once you get it on your jailbroken iOS device.

Easy Method to Download Cydia

The easiest method to download Cydia is to go through some ready made jailbreak software. As Cydia is a main dish in jailbreak cuisine, there are at least more than five popular jailbreak programs that come with Cydia but one that is highly recommended for iOS 7 is evasi0n.

Evasi0n or Evasion is one of the most famous jailbreak software because it is considered the first jailbreaker for iOS 7. Two months ago, Evasi0n released evasi0n7 which is a software to jailbreak all kinds of iOS 7 devices including iPhone 5S, iPad, and iPod Touch. You can install Cydia automatically with evasi0n7 if you have just upgraded your iOS 6 to iOS 7. To run evasi0n, you are required to download the app to your computer and run it with your iOS device connected. It works on both Windows and Mac but not Linux OS. A warning message about evasi0n will be appeared if you run it from a Mac. Just right-click the app’s icon and click “Open” if it happens. Click on the jailbreak icon and wait for the app to run by itself. Once your iOS device reboot for the last time, you will see Cydia installed and the lovely brown color icon will be appeared at the home screen.

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Steps to Download Cydia

In case program like evasi0n is not suitable for your needs, you may install Cydia manually using the method share here. This method requires some advance knowledge about SFTP program. It has a few more steps compared to evasi0n but these steps are able to install Cydia on any iOS version. From iOS 4 to iOS 7, it works flawlessly.

Step 1: First of all, prepare a computer and download a SSH program (Mac users) or SFTP program (Windows users).  Filezilla or WinSCP is good for Windows users. As for Mac users, what else except Cyberduck? Next, jailbreak your iOS device. Proceed to step 2 if you already have a jailbroken device.

Step 2: Now you will need to download Cydia DEB file to your computer. Open a web browser and go to and search (Use Ctrl + F) for cydia deb file. The file name is usually something like cydia_1.1.9_iphoneos-arm.deb. Download the latest version according to the updated date.

Step 3: Connect both your computer and iOS device together. SSH the Cydia DEB file you downloaded in step 2 to your device path at /private/var/mobile/documents/. On your device, access the path and you will see the Cydia DEB file. Tap on it and then tap Installer to run the installation. Last but not least, reboot your device and you are ready to download many free Cydia apps. You should first try the best Cydia apps.

Tips to download Cydia: There are many rumors saying an iOS user can download Cydia without jailbreak. This is untruth because Cydia does not work on a non-jailbreak iOS device. Always remember to backup your iOS device with iTunes or iCloud before you jailbreak your iOS device. There is nothing much you can do if you lost all your files and settings.