How to Download / Install Cydia?

How to Download Cydia?

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?

Cydia offers you thousands of apps for jailbroken devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPods. It opens a world of difference outside what Apple has offered you. Therefore, It is understandable that many iOS users are in need to find ways to download Cydia and this is how.

Find Jailbreak Tools and Install Cydia

Install Cydia Demo

If you need real Cydia, you have to jailbreak your iDevice 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. If you have an idea about jailbreak tools find more details at Jailbreak Tools Page.

If you do not have an idea about Jailbreak Tools, you may use Taigone to find jailbreak tools or Cydia Checker to find Cydia availability according to your device.

Find Jailbreak Tools and Install Cydia

There are few well known jailbreak tool finders in the market and Breakjail and Taigone are the best among those.

Breakjail (Supports iOS 15)

Breakjail is a modern jailbreak tool searching app which can be installed in your device for 100% free. It allows you to find jailbreak tools for free but if you need to install jailbreak tools online using Breakjail(No Computer Required), it charges a $9.99/lifetime for its service. But you can always use Breakjail to find the jailbreak tools and install using your computer for free. The main advantage of installing jailbreak apps from Breakjail is the jailbreak app signed by Breakjail and it lasts for 365 days and it does not require a computer.

Install Breakjail

Taigone can be used as a jailbreak tool finder, it suggests you the best jailbreak tools in order to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad. Once you jailbreak you will get Cydia / Sileo installed on your iPhone

Install TaigOne

Cydia for iOS 15

Cydia for iOS 15

Download Cydia for iOS 15 will be possible with Checkra1n, unc0ver or Taurine jailbreak. For now you can download Cydia alternatives for iOS 15 and experience
Cydia without jailbreak using Cydia Demo app.
See more details about iOS 15 Cydia.

Cydia for iOS 14 - iOS 14.7

Cydia for iOS 14

Downloading Cydia for iOS 14 - iOS 14.7 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 14.3.  You may install Sileo or any other no jailbreak Cydia Alternatives for iOS 14.4 - iOS 14.7.

Cydia for iOS 13 - iOS 13.7

Cydia for iOS 13

Cydia download for iOS 13 - iOS 13.7 is available with Checkra1n Jailbreak. Also iOS 13 - 13.5 Cydia download is available with Unc0ver Jailbreak.  Read more on iOS 13 and higher jailbreak.
If you don't want to jailbreak you can install Cydia Alternatives for iOS 13 - iOS 13.7.

Cydia for iOS 12 - iOS 12.5.1

Cydia for iOS 12

Checkra1n Jailbreak is released for iOS 12.5, and also full functional Cydia is now available for iOS 12 - iOS 12.5.  However, you can also install Cydia for iOS 12 - iOS 12.4.8 using Unc0ver Jailbreak.
You may find more details about iOS 12 Jailbreak to find Cydia for iOS 12 - iOS 12.5.1.

Try Cydia without Jailbreak

Cydia is amazing and must have package manager if you use iOS, but if you feel you are not ready to jailbreak, you can try Cydia demo version with TaigOne. No Cydia Impactor needed and it is a simple online method. So you can use TaigOne to install Cydia on any iOS version, including the latest iOS 15.

Step 1 : Install Taigone App for downloading Cydia without jailbreak. If you already have Taigone installed, you may continue to Step 2.

Step 2 : Open Taigone App and scroll down to find Cydia Demo

Step 3 : Tap on it and tap on Install at top right in the next window.

Step 4 : Tap on Allow to download Cydia Demo to the settings. (Once downloaded you have to open Settings → Downloaded Profile to continue the process)

Step 5 : Tap on Install and provide your passcode if required and continue the installation process. Once completed you will be back to the home screen.

Step 6 : Find Cydia Demo on your home screen and enjoy.


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 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 modifying 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.

Cydia Sources / Repos

  • APP Cake / iPhone Cake
    • Repo: http://cydia.iphonecake.com/
  • Intelliborn
    • Repo: intelliborn.com/cydia
  • BigBoss
    • Repo: http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/
  • ZodTTD
    • Repo: zodttd.saurik.com/repo/cydia/
  • Modmyi
    • Repo: apt.modmyi.com
  • vShare
    • Repo: http://repo.appvv.com
  • SiNful iPhone
    • Repo: http://sinfuliphonerepo.com
  • BiteYourApple
    • Repo: http://repo.biteyourapple.net
  • Rpetri.ch
    • Repo: http://rpetri.ch/repo/
  • FilippoBiga
    • Repo: http://filippobiga.me/repo

How to download Cydia on iOS 11 [ iOS 11.0.3 - iOS 11.3.1 ]

iOS Version Windows Tool Mac Tool Description
iOS 11.3 - iOS 11.3.1 Electra Electra Use Electra Jailbreak to install Cydia on iOS 11.3 versions.
iOS 11.2 - iOS 11.2.6 Electra Electra Install Cydia using Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.2 versions.
iOS 11.1 - iOS 11.1.2 Liber iOS Liber iOS Download functional Cydia using LiberiOS
iOS 11.0 - iOS 11.0.3 Liber iOS Liber iOS You can use LiberiOS for jailbreak iOS 11 - iOS 11.0.3 versions.

Cydia for older iOS Versions [ iOS 8.0 - iOS 10.3.3 ]

iOS Version Windows Tool Mac Tool
iOS 10.3 - iOS 10.3.3 h3lix h3lix
iOS 10.2.1 - -
iOS 10.2 Yalu Yalu
iOS 10.0 / iOS 10.0.1 Yalu Yalu
iOS 9.3.5 and iOS 9.3.4 - -
iOS 9.2 - iOS 9.3.3 Pangu Pangu
iOS 9.0 - iOS 9.1 Pangu v1.3.2 Pangu v1.1.1
iOS 8.4.1 - -
iOS 8.1.3 - iOS 8.4 TaiG v2.4.3 TaiG v1.1.0
iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1.2 TaiG v1.2.1 PPJailbreak

Cydia for iOS 5 - iOS 7 Versions [ iOS 7.1.2 - iOS 5.1.1 ]

There are no available TaiG tools for jailbreaking iOS version 7 and below. TaiG recommends to upgrade of the iOS version and use TaiG Jailbreak or TaigOne alternative .

iOS Version Windows Tool Mac Tool Description
iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.1.2 Pangu v1.2.1 Pangu v1.2.0 For these iOS versions we do not have any jailbreak tools. We encourage users to upgrade iOS version to the latest iOS version and use TaiG jailbreak tools in order to install Cydia.
iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.6 Evasi0n Evasi0n No TaiG tools. The only available tool is Evasi0n.
iOS 6.1.3 - iOS 6.1.6 p0sixspwn v1.5.3 p0sixspwn v1.5.3 No TaiG tools are available for iOS 6.1.3 - .6.1.6
iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2 Snowbreeze Snowbreeze No TaiG tools are available
iOS 5.1.1 Redsn0w Redsn0w For iOS 5, TaiG does not have any compatible tools. We do not recommend users to use iOS 5 unless you are a iPad1 or iPod 3G user.

Cydia Substrate Latest Update

Cydia Substrate and Substrate Safe Mode are now in their latest version updates. Cydia Substrate is updated to version 0.9.7108 and Substrate Safe Mode updated to version 0.9.6004 with bug fixes and improvements.

These 2 packages are more important for Checkra1n jailbreak and Cydia Substrate uses as the default tweak injection method.

Here is the Saurik's release note;

"Cydia Substrate 0.9.7109 fixes a bug introduced in the new injection logic that caused a spin loop if the new process had been killed on exec by the kernel due to a codesign violation and then became a zombie that the spawning process did not reap. This is actually “great” (despite being a bug in something I was very sure would work ;P) because I was able to reason out the cause of bug in the new “more mathematically correct” injector from just the symptom."