Updated on January 13, 2017: iOS 10 Jailbreak is available with Yalu Jailbreak but it is not stable. It is recommended to wait for a stable version. However, you can still Download Cydia on iOS 10 with Yalu. iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak is stable with Pangu Jailbreak Tool. iOS 9.1 jailbreak is already available but iOS 9.2 jailbreak and iOS 9.3 jailbreak is still on its way.

As iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9 jailbreak is released, it is a must to download Cydia and install Cydia download to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Over the years, the jailbreak community is getting bigger because most people who install Cydia rarely uninstall it from their iOS device. This is happening because Cydia acts as a portal to their world of free apps and free games. Other than that, there is a huge range of Cydia apps give you the ability to change the look of your iPhone or iPad which Apple does not allow. With Cydia installed, a user can download themes from Cydia App Store and change the entire look of an iPhone or iPad. Some apps even allow an iPhone user to customize the icon and wallpaper.


In order to download Cydia to an iOS device, it is unavoidable to jailbreak it. Jailbreaking is a process to remove all the restrictions and limitations imposed by Apple. This is to allow third party software to access the root of the iOS operating system. Thanks to all the great developers in the world, there are many ready made software, program, and apps available in the marketplace to assist you the jailbreak process. Of course, some of them are free while some are not.


Download Cydia on iOS 9

iOS 9 Jailbreak is now available. You can jailbreak any iOS 9 devices with Pangu Jailbreak and download Cydia iOS 9 to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch within 10 minutes. On March 2016, Pangu released iOS 9.1 jailbreak. The steps to jailbreak iOS 9.1 is similar with the guide here. For detail iOS 9 Jailbreak guide, see How To Jailbreak iOS 9-9.0.2 with Pangu.

Updated on August 1, 2016: iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak is now available and you can download Cydia to iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 devices using Pangu Jailbreak. Follow the free guide here to jailbreak and download Cydia on iOS 9.3.3.


Download Cydia on iOS 8 with Pangu


Technology is moving very fast. The speed is as fast as the bullet train in Japan. Few weeks ago the iOS 8 has just released by Apple and few days ago the jailbreak for iOS 8 is already available. For those who want to jailbreak and download Cydia to their iOS 8 device, you can now do it with Pangu jailbreak tools. The steps are:


Step 1: Backup your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPod Touch or any iOS 8 devices with iTunes.


Step 2: Download Pangu jailbreak tools online from the official website to either a Windows PC or Mac. Install it right away after the download is completed.


Step 3: Connect your iOS 8 device to your computer. Open Pangu and let it recognize your iOS 8 device.


Step 4: Click on the Restore button in Pangu to install a fresh iOS firmware to your iOS device.


Step 5: On your iOS 8 device, go to Settings -> General -> Auto-Lock. Select NEVER to disable the auto-lock.


Step 6: Now, go to Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock. Select OFF.


Step 7: Again, go to Settings -> iCloud -> Find My iPhone / Find My iPad / Find My iPod. Disable it.


Step 8: If you are jailbreaking an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, or iPhone 4S/4, set it to Airplane Mode.


Step 9: Now back to Pangu in your computer. Click Start Jailbreak. Within a few minutes, Pangu will jailbreak your iOS 8 device and download Cydia to it without human intervention. Refer to download Cydia for iOS 8 for more details.


Download Cydia with Jailbreak Apps


Whether you are running on iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5, or other iOS version, there are ways to jailbreak and download Cydia to it. Now here is some of the latest jailbreak program that comes with Cydia. These programs install Cydia automatically during the process and all you have to do is enable Cydia installation during the process. While Cydia is an important member of jailbreak family, some of these jailbreak programs install Cydia by default.


P0sixspwn – It is free to use p0sixspwn to jailbreak an iOS device and it is also free to install Cydia during the process. p0sixspwn supports iOS 6 jailbreak and it is now moving forward for iOS 7 jailbreak.


Evasi0n –Evasi0n is one of the latest and also one of the most popular jailbreak tools today. Evasi0n was first released in February 2013 and now the evasi0n7 has just released for iOS 7.


Absinthe – Absinthe is one of the most frequent mentioned names when it comes to jailbreak. It was released on May 2012 and also receives a lot of good feedback.


Redsn0w – Redsn0w gives you the easiest way to jailbreak an iOS device and it install Cydia within minutes.


Seas0npass – This jailbreak tool comes with a tethered boot option. It provides untethered jailbreak with Cydia packed in.


JailbreakMe – JailbreakMe is considered an old method to jailbreak an iOS device but this web based third party application is still a good way to gives you Cydia.


See also: How to download and install Cydia on iPhone 4, How to get Cydia Installer for free, and How to install Cydia on iPhone 4 and iPhone 5S manually, How to update Cydia.


Download Cydia


Download Cydia Manually


The aforementioned programs are just a few popular way to download Cydia on an iOS device. There are other alternatives you can try too. However, if you prefer to download Cydia manually to your iOS device, these are a few easy steps to follow. You can also follow these steps to reinstall Cydia if you accidentally deleted the application.


Step 1: It is inexorable to skip the jailbreak process to get Cydia. Thus, the first thing to do is to jailbreak it. You may skip this step if you want to reinstall Cydia.


Step 2: Now you will need to download the latest Cydia DEB file. The latest Cydia DEB file for iPhone can be downloaded here. Saved the DEB file it into any location in your computer. It works on both Windows PC and Mac OS.


Step 3: Download a SFTP software. You can use WinSCP, Filezilla for Windows and Cyberduck for Mac OS.


Step 4: Launch the SFTP program and connect your iOS device with your computer. Locate the DEB file you downloaded and SSH it to your iOS device. Place it to /private/var/mobile/documents/.


Step 5: Tap on the DEB file from your iOS device. From the selection of ZIP, Viewer, Unarchiver, and Installer, tap Installer. The installation process will begins. Tap “Done” once the process is finished. Go back to your home screen and you will see the sweet brown Cydia icon is there.


Does this article help you to understand how to install Cydia? Please leave your question or share your thoughts with the comment box below. Please also share it out if you have a better way to download Cydia to an iOS device. Now you have got Cydia, it is time to hunt for the best Cydia apps and you should check out the top 10 Cydia tweaks of all time and top Cydia themes of all time.


The word “Cydia”, “Cydia Repo”, “Cydia Apps”, and “Cydia Substrate” often appear in the jailbreak world. For those who have just get into Apple world must be wondering what these things are, how they work and why there are so many people using them. Among all Apple users, there is a group people who feel good to use Cydia. However, there is also a group of people who don’t feel comfortable to use it. Take 5 minutes of your life to read what Cydia Substrate is and then you can decide whether to use it or not.


What is Cydia Substrate?


Basically, Cydia Substrate is a platform created by Saurik, an Ameican software engineer. The iOS version allows any software developer to develop third-party addon apps for iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, and even Apple Watch. App developer can then upload the apps they built to Cydia App Store. On the other hand, an Apple user who has a jailbroken iOS device can download this app via Cydia for free or for a little cost. Jailbreaking means making changes to the original software that comes with your iDevice. Therefore, Apple doesn’t really like it.


Cydia Substrate for Android, is the platform particularly for Android users. Although Android is an open software, many devices that run on Android aren’t. As a result, there are still many Android users who rooted their device and use Cydia Substrate.


How to Install Cydia Substrate


To install Cydia Substrate on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you will first need to jailbreak your iDevice. There are more than one way to jailbreak an iOS device. You can use Pangu for iOS 9, TaiG for iOS 8, Evasi0n for iOS 7, Redsnow for iOS 6 and others. Once you are jailbroken, you need to download Cydia to get Cydia Installer, which you can then use it to install Cydia Substrate as well as thousands of Substrate extensions. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes if you are familiar with jailbreaking.


To install Cydia Substrate for Android, you will first need to root your device. Rooting an Android device means you are allowing the OS (Operating System) to attain privileged control over various Android subsystems. Once your device is rooted, you need to install Cydia Substrate APK, install it and grant Superuser access to Substrate when a message is prompted. It is as simple as eating watermelon.

Cydia Substrate 

What is a Mobilesubstrate?


Mobilesubstrate is the formal name of Cydia Substrate.


How to download free apps with Cydia?


There are many popular Cydia apps you can download via Cydia App Store, for examples, WinterBoard, Five Icon Dock, SBSettings, Activator, Hands-free Control, and more. It is extremely easy to download any of these apps via Cydia. First, go to Cydia and use the search function to search for the app you want. Tap on the install button to download it for free apps. Otherwise, tap on the blue “Purchase” button to get it. You will be prompted to set up a Cydia Account for first time user.