Updated: 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 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.


There are thousands of cool Cydia tweaks out there for you to customize your iOS devices. However, there are only top 5 best Cydia system tweaks for every iOS user to excitation the potential of an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. These tweaks simply make your iDevice look more eye-catching. Check out the list of all Cydia system tweaks here to welcome the coming of 2017!


1. SBSettings

For the past few years, SBSettings has been voted as the best Cydia apps of all time. This app allows you to customize your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in any way you want. You can enable swiping for the toggle buttons effortlessly. On the other hand, you can also hide icons you don’t want to see or use. Of course, there are more features with SBSettings and it is a must for you to try it yourself. To download SBSettings for free, search for this app from BigBoss repo.


2. Activator

Activator can launch an app at any page include home screen, In Application, or at Lock Screen. Besides, you can use Activator to quickly launch an apps or perform other system actions. To download Activator for free, simply search for it via Ryan Petrich repo. Some said Activator is the most important jailbreak tweak ever. What do you say then?
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3. F.lux

F.lux is an app to make your life better. You can only find F.lux in Cydia App Store because Apple has not allowed it in its App Store. What F.lux does is to adjust the light and color on your iOS device automatically according to your surroundings. F.lux warms up the colors on your iOS device during sunset and it returns your phone to daylight at dawn. It is a free Cydia app and can be download via JustGetFlux Cydia sources.

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4. iFile

iFile is the only paid apps in the top 5 list here. However, there is a trial version and you can use it for free. With iFile, you can manage all your files, videos, music, songs, ringtones, pictures, images, photos or anything in a proper way. This app lets you access any file you want with full control to edit, move, delete, copy or paste. In short, it is a complete file manager and viewer running under user root for your iOS. It  works on iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, as well as the latest iOS 10.0.1.


5. MultiIconMover

MultiIconMover enables you to move multiple icons at once. It saves up a lot time because you don’t have to drag each icon individually. With MultiIconMover, you just have to tap on the icons you want to move, switch to the page you want to move them to and press the home button. That’s it! MultiIconMover is a free Cydia system tweaks and you can download it from BigBoss repo.


Other than the top 5, these are also a few cool Cydia system tweaks: PlayAwake ($1.99), Zephyr ($4.99), xCon (Free), PasswordPilot (Free), WeeFlaslight for Notification Center (Free), MapsOpener (Free), PKGBackup ($9.99), CameraTweak ($0.99), CyDelete (Free), Springtomize 3, OpenNotifier, Infinifolders, and DisplayOut.


Solutions for Cydia Partition Full or Cydia Storage Full


It is common to see “Cydia Partition Full” error on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If your system partition is showing 100% full or showing an error like failed in buffer write, try to install Apple File Conduit on your iOS as well as iFunBox on your PC or Mac. Once you have installed both applications, follow the steps here to solve the problem.


Step 1: Connect your iOS device to your computer and launch iFunBox.

Step 2: Click on My device -> Toolbox -> Raw file system.

Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom and look for /.cydia_no_stash. Rename it to /.cydia_no_stash-

Step 4: Launch Cydia and it will prepare file system.


The above 4 steps will fix Cydia partition full or Cydia storage full problems. Leave a message if it doesn’t work for you.