How to Download & Install Cydia? [With / Without Jailbreak]

How to Download & Install Cydia? [With / Without Jailbreak]

Cydia is the most popular iOS application manager for jailbroken iOS devices. Currently, Cydia app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touches.

How to Download Cydia?

You can download fully functional Cydia after jailbreaking your device and download Cydia Demo without jailbreaking your device.

Find Jailbreak Tools and Install Cydia
Install Cydia without Jailbreak

Doubt the most suitable method? Then Try Cydia Installer below. It allows you to find the most suitable method of installing Cydia for your device and iOS version.

Cydia Installer →

To get real Cydia you have to jailbreak your device first. Once the jailbreaking process is complete, you get Cydia automatically on your homescreen. Cydia is fully compatible with all of the jailbreakable iOS versions. Find the correct jailbreak tool according to your iOS version to install Cydia using Breakjail App.

If you have an idea about jailbreak tools, find more details at Jailbreak Tools page.

Find Jailbreak Tools and Install Cydia

You can use the Reposi app to add Jailbreak Tools Repos to find, download and Install jailbreak tools. After jailbreaking your device using a proper jailbreak tool, you can download Cydia.

Use the button below to Install Reposi and add the following Repos for Jailbreak Apps and Cydia

Install Reposi Now →  

Breakjail (Supports up to iOS 16)

Breakjail is a modern jailbreak tool searching app that can be installed on your device for 100% free. It allows you to find and download jailbreak tools according to your device’s iOS version. The main advantage of installing jailbreak apps from Breakjail is the jailbreak app is signed by Breakjail and which lasts for 365 days and it does not require a computer.

You can download Breakjail using the below Install Breakjail button.

Install Breakjail

Cydia for iOS 16

Cydia for iOS 16

The one and the only way to install fully functional Cydia on iOS 16 is by jailbreaking the device. However, since iOS 16 jailbreak is not possible yet, you have to look into alternative ways to have Cydia (with limited functionality) on iOS 16. Now you can use Unc0ver (Virtual) jailbreak to install virtual Cydia on iOS 16. Similarly, virtual Cydia can be installed through Checkra1n (Virtual) jailbreak. Also, Cydia is available on Zeon Repo Extractor and Zeon Repo Extractor supports iOS 16. Moreover, you can use IPA sideload methods to install Cydia features such as Widgets, Features, Themes, and Tweaks through AltStore and Sideloadly on iOS 16. You can obtain in-depth expertise on the top Cydia Apps for iOS 16 here!

Cydia for iOS 15

Cydia for iOS 15

Downloading fully functional Cydia for iOS 15 is not yet possible as there is no jailbreak tool released for iOS 15 - iOS 15.6.1. However Virtual Cydia can be downloaded from Unc0ver (Virtual) and Checkra1n (Virtual) for iOS 15 - iOS 15.6.1 and original Cydia will be available soon for all iOS 15 versions. For now, you can download Cydia alternatives for iOS 15 versions. Otherwise, you can download the Cydia Demo app.

See more details about iOS 15 Cydia.

Cydia for iOS 14

Cydia for iOS 14

Downloading Cydia for iOS 14 - iOS 14.8.1 is possible with Checkra1n Jailbreak. But if you have a newer iPhone than iPhone X, you will only be able to install Cydia till iOS 14.8 using unc0ver jailbreak. You may install Sileo for iOS 14 - iOS 14.3 using Taurine jailbreak.

Cydia for iOS 13

Cydia for iOS 13

Cydia download for iOS 13 - iOS 13.7 is available with Checkra1n Jailbreak for older devices below iPhone X and Unc0ver Jailbreak for newer devices up to iPhone 13. If you don't want to jailbreak, you can install Cydia Alternatives for iOS 13 - iOS 13.7.

Cydia for iOS 12

Cydia for iOS 12

Checkra1n Jailbreak is released for iOS 12.5, and full functional Cydia is now available for iOS 12 - iOS 12.5.5  You can also install Cydia for iOS 12 - iOS 12.5.5 using Unc0ver Jailbreak.

Cydia Alternatives are available for iOS 12 - iOS 12.5.5 for non jailbroken devices.

Install Cydia without Jailbreak

The only way to download Cydia is “Jailbreaking”. But there is a way to experience Cydia without jailbreak. Let’s see how.

Cydia Demo

Cydia Demo is a lightweight version of Cydia. You can download the Cydia demo without jailbreaking your device.

You can download the Cydia demo using Reposi App

Install Reposi (No Jailbreak) →

Add following URL to Install Cydia Demo

Features of Cydia Demo

Here are the top features of the Cydia Demo app.

  1. No jailbreak is required to install and use the Cydia Demo.
  2. Supports all iOS versions up to iOS 15.2
  3. Compatible with any device even for the latest iPhone 13 devices.
  4. Easy installation method.
  5. No need a computer to install Cydia Demo app
  6. 100% free

Top 2 Cydia Alternatives

We know that Cydia is only available with a jailbreak. But there are some alternatives for Cydia available to download without jailbreak. Let’s see the top Cydia alternatives.

1. Saynmo

Saynmo is specially designed for iOS 15 and iOS 16 users. But it also supports a lower version. Saynmo contains lots of no jailbreak apps and tweaks in a variety of categories. You can install Saynmo from the button below.

Install Saynmo

Here are the popular apps and tweaks that Saynmo offers.

  • Jailbreak Tweaks

Saynmo contains many tweaks. You can install all of them without jailbreaking. Here are the popular tweaks that Saynmo offers.

  • Spotify ++
  • Watusi
  • Facebook++
  • Tinder++
  • iTransmission
  • Insta Rocket etc.
  • Hacked Games

You can install hacked and cracked games with Saynmo app. No jailbreak needed.

  • Jailbreak Tools

Saynmo provides jailbreak tools for iOS 9 - iOS 15. You can download any jailbreak tool according to your iOS version and jailbreak your device to have fully functional Cydia.

  • Third-Party App Stores

There are popular third-party apps available in Saynmo. You can install tweaks, install themes and wallpapers, install Carplay apps and more.

2. Ataler

Ataler is no jailbreak iOS customization app store. Ataler contains themes, wallpapers, and more. You can install Ataler from the below button.

Install Ataler

Here are the top few apps that Ataler offers.

  • Colorup - iOS themes and wallpaper collection
  • Jian - iOS keyboard customization app
  • Tweaqi - Tweaks collection
  • Launchify - iPhone / iPad launch screen customization app
  • Movian - Unlimited movie collection

Cydia Apps

Cydia apps are third party applications which are not available in the App Store. Unlike tweaks, some Cydia apps can be installed on an iDevice regardless of the jailbreak status of your device. That means even though some devices/ iOS versions cannot be jailbroken, you can experience many themes and extensions outside the App Store. Almost all the apps in Cydia are free to install. Therefore, you have the complete privilege of trying out those so-called apps at no cost.

Cydia apps give/enable you

  • New themes to give a new appearance to your iDevice
  • Emulators for games
  • Redesign the iOS default interface and modify flows
  • Create your own ringtone
  • Download files directly to your iDevice
  • Modified versions of apps

Most popular Cydia apps / Cydia Tweaks

  • Activator
  • Auxo 3
  • Alkaline
  • Apex 2
  • AppLocker

If you are still new to jailbreak or reluctant for a jailbreak, you still can experience this Cydia app with Cydia demo version.

Best Cydia Tweaks

Here are the best Cydia Tweaks.

  1. Cylinder
  2. RealCC
  3. Alkaline
  4. No3DCursor
  5. Activator
  6. SafariAutoCorrect
  7. Auxo 3
  8. Tap Tap Lock
  9. AppLocker
  10. RingPercentLabel
  11. Apex 2
  12. Velox Reloaded 2
  13. Cercube 3
  14. BioLockdown
  15. MediaWidget
  16. Bytafont 3
  17. PowerWidget
  18. Browser Changer
  19. InvisibleWidget
  20. GuestMode

Cydia Sources / Repos

  • APP Cake / iPhone Cake
    • Repo:
  • Intelliborn
    • Repo:
  • BigBoss
    • Repo:
  • ZodTTD
    • Repo:
  • Modmyi
    • Repo:
  • vShare
    • Repo:
  • SiNful iPhone
    • Repo:
  • BiteYourApple
    • Repo:
    • Repo:
  • FilippoBiga
    • Repo:

How to use Cydia?

If you have a doubt of using Cydia here is the full guide.

Step 1: First you have to jailbreak your device using a proper jailbreak tool and download Cydia.

Step 2: Then you can open the Cydia app on your Home Screen. Then you can find several tabs for different purposes.

Here are the tabs containing Cydia and the purposes of each tab.

Cydia - Home screen of Cydia app

Sources - Add and edit repositories

Changes - find updates of the installed apps

Installed - shows all downloaded apps and tweaks

Search - Find apps and tweaks you want

How to add a Repository to Cydia?

Step 1: Open Cydia and tap on the sources tab

Step 2: Tap on edit on the upper right corner and type the repository url on the given text field

Step 3: Then tab Add Source and the repository will be installed.

How to Download Tweaks on Cydia

Step 1: Open the Cydia app and tap on the search tab.

Step 2: Type the tweak you want to install

Step 3: Then tap on Modify -> Install -> Confirm

Step 4: Then the tweak will be installed. After installing tap on the restart springboard.

How to Delete Tweaks from Cydia

Step 1: Open Cydia and tap on the Installed tab.

Step 2: Tap the tweak you want to be deleted.

Step 3 : Then Tap Modify -> Remove -> Confirm

Step 4: After deleting tap on the restart springboard.


  1. Is Cydia free?

Yes. But some harmful tweaks may cause some virus issues. So be careful when you install tweaks using Cydia.

2.  Do I need to jailbreak my device to get Cydia?

Yes. But you can download the Cydia Demo app without jailbreak.

3.  Is Cydia free?

Yes. you can install Cydia for free after jailbreaking.

4.  Does Cydia support the latest iOS 15?

Not yet. Because iOS 15 can not be jailbroken yet. But you can download the Cydia Demo app and download Cydia alternatives for iOS 15 versions.

5.  Are there any alternatives for Cydia?

Yes. You can download some third-party apps like Ataler, Saynmo, TaigOne, TweakMo as the Cydia alternative apps.

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