Cydia

Updated April 09, 2018

Cydia is the only solution that has satisfied most iOS users by giving a huge range of applications outside the App Store environment. To put it in a more descriptive way, Cydia is a third party application manager for iOS devices. It consists thousands of apps for iPhones, iPads and iPod touches in hundreds of repositories. Jay Freeman (AKA Saurik) is the creator of Cydia app and you can visit the official Cydia site by https://cydia.saurik.com/

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Cydia Download

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 many iOS users are in a need to find ways to download Cydia and, This is how.

You have to jailbreak your iDevice first. Once the jailbreaking process is complete, you get Cydia automatically except on iOS 11 firmware environment. Because, although iOS 11 is jailbreakable, Cydia is compatible for iOS 11 or later versions only with Electra jailbreak. But the Cydia in Electra is not an official version but a patched version.

To download Cydia, you have to jailbreak your iDevice and many jailbreak tools install Cydia automatically after the jailbreaking process.



Cydia for iOS 11.3

Cydia is not available for iOS 11.3 yet as jailbreak for iOS 11.3 is not released. But with the 0day vulnerabilities revealed by Alibaba Engineer Min Zheng, iOS 11.3 jailbreak will be possible. Jailbreak app installation is possible for iOS 11.3 with solutions such as TweakMo and TaigOne installer. However, iOS 11.2 and later versions are still waiting for a jailbreak.


Cydia for iOS 11.2 / iOS 11.2.1 / iOS 11.2.2 / iOS 11.2.5 / iOS 11.2.6

Cydia download for iOS 11.2 - iOS 11.2.6 is not available at the moment of writing this article. Because, iOS 11.2 - iOS 11.2.2 jailbreak or iOS 11.2.5 - iOS 11.2.6 jailbreak is not released to the public yet. But, there are some other ways to install jailbreak apps on iOS 11.2 - iOS 11.2.6 in few easy steps such as Yalu TweakMo and Taig Zenith. Taig Zenith offers popular jailbreak app stores while Yalu TweakMo offers jailbreak apps with UDID registration. Which means, you will not have to worry about certificate expire issues with TweakMo.


Cydia for iOS 11.1 / iOS 11.1.1 / iOS 11.1.2

Long wait in the line with the hope of a jailbreak, finally did not let the tired jailbreak community down. iOS 11.1 - iOS 11.1.2 jailbreak tools released to the public recently. It’s LiberiOS and Electra Jailbreak. LiberiOS is a semi-untethered jailbreak tool supports all 64-bit iDevices running iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.1 or iOS 11.1.2. However, this jailbreak does not support Cydia yet. Electra is also a semi-untethered jailbreak tool but supports patched version of Cydia at the moment. But as Saurik mentioned recently that he is updating the Cydia to work with iOS 11, we believe that Cydia support will be added to this jailbreak in no time.

You can jailbreak your iPhone or iPad using LiberiOS jailbreak or Electra jailbreak which is offered with TweakMo. So that you can install and jailbreak your device without a PC. LiberiOS and Electra also supports iOS 11 - iOS 11.0.3 jailbreak.


Cydia for iOS 11 / iOS 11.0.1 / iOS 11.0.2 / iOS 11.0.3

LiberiOS and Electra jailbreak tools support devices running on iOS 11 - iOS 11.0.3. But sadly Cydia is not there but only a patched version of Cydia with Electra. Therefore some, patiently wait until they find compatible Cydia on iOS 11 rather than quickly jumping into jailbreaking with LiberiOS or Electra. If you are interested in these jailbreaks, you can jailbreak your iPhone or iPad using LiberiOS or Electra online method offered with TweakMo and visit iOS 11 - iOS 11.0.3 jailbreak for latest news.


Cydia for iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.3

iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak tool has been released for all 32-bit devices. H3lix is a semi-untethered jailbreak tool created by tihmstar and siguza. You can install h3lix jailbreak using TweakMo in few easy steps without a computer. There is another jailbreak tool, It’s G0blin. Jailbreak in progress for 64-bit devices running iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.3 as well.

You can find more details about H3lix jailbreak and G0blin jailbreak on iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak page.


Cydia for iOS 10.0.1 - iOS 10.2

You can jailbreak your iDevice running iOS 10.0.1 - iOS 10.2 using the yalu102 IPA. Yalu jailbreak will automatically install Cydia on your iPhone or iPad on the process. Install TweakMo and find the Yalu iOS 10.2 jailbreak under the Jailbreak Apps category. You can jailbreak the supported devices using yalu 102 of TweakMo.


Note: You can install Yalu102 jailbreak, H3lix jailbreak and LiberiOS using TweakMo and jailbreak supported devices by following the same method described below.



Step 1:

Open TweakMo VIP app and find the Yalu iOS 10.2 Jailbreak under the Jailbreak Apps category


Step 2:

Tap Install


Step 3:

Find the Yalu 102 tool on Homescreen


Step 4:

Tap go

Cydia Alternatives

Spending hours thinking of a possible jailbreak with Cydia for iOS 11 while having lots of Cydia alternatives simply consumes your time. Cydia alternatives allow you to install most of the Cydia apps yet with some limitations on your iDevice. You may find Cydia’s availability and its alternative mentioned below.


iOS Version 11.3
Jailbreak Tool Not Available
Cydia Availability No
Cydia Alternative TweakMo / TaigOne Jailbreak
iOS Version 11.2 - 11.2.6
Jailbreak Tool Not Available
Cydia Availability No
Cydia Alternative TweakMo / TaigOne Jailbreak
iOS Version 11.1 - 11.1.2
Jailbreak Tool LiberiOS / Electra
Cydia Availability Only with Electra
Cydia Alternative TweakMo / TaigOne Jailbreak
iOS Version 11 - 11.0.3
Jailbreak Tool LiberiOS / Electra
Cydia Availability Only with Electra
Cydia Alternative TweakMo / TaigOne Jailbreak
iOS Version 10 - 10.3.3
Jailbreak Tool H3lix
Cydia Availability Cydia is Available
Cydia Alternative -
iOS Version 10.2.1
Jailbreak Tool Saigon
Cydia Availability Cydia is Available
Cydia Alternative -
iOS Version 10.0.1 - 10.2
Jailbreak Tool Yalu 102
Cydia Availability Cydia is Available
Cydia Alternative -
iOS Version 10.0.1 - 10.1.1
Jailbreak Tool Yalu mach_portal
Cydia Availability Cydia is Available
Cydia Alternative -

TweakMo is such Cydia alternative app, which offers jailbreak apps with UDID registration. UDID (Unique Device IDentifier) is universally unique for your iDevice. TweakMo registers your device’s UDID with Apple Developer Accounts (which usually costs $99 annually), so that you can install apps in TweakMo app store without worrying about certificate issues.



How to Install Cydia Alternative : TweakMo?

Installation of apps and tweaks using TweakMo Cydia alternative is super fast easy. Here is a detailed step by step guide on "How to Install Cydia Alternative : TweakMo?"


Step 1:

Open the Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad and visit https://yalujailbreak.com/tweakmo/


Step 2:

Tap "Install TweakMo Jailbreak" button.


Step 3:

Tap "Install TweakMo" Button.


Step 4:

When you tap on "Install Now" button, a pop up will appear on the screen asking “This website is trying to open Setting to show you a configuration profile. Do you want to allow this?”. Tap “Allow”.


Step 5:

When you submit the “Allow” option from the popup screen, you will be redirected to install the Profile. Here you can see the app is signed by the "tweakmo.com" and there is a link named "Install" available next to the Install Profile heading which is placed on the top of the screen. Tap on that "Install" link.


Step 6:

After tap on the Install link you will be asked for the passcode and enter your correct passcode here to authorize the installation.


Step 7:

After completing the steps 1 to 7 correctly, you will be able to find the TweakMo Jailbreak App Installer on your home screen.


Step 8:

That's it. Now you can use the TweakMo App Installer to install jailbreak apps on your iPhone or iPad.

Jailbreak Tweaks

Tweaks become a possibility provided that the firmware can be jailbroken. Since there is no jailbreak released for iOS 11.2 or later yet, having tweaks on your latest version of iOS 11 or higher is not possible at the moment.


Cydia Apps

Cydia apps are the third party applications which are not available in App Store. Unlike tweaks, Cydia apps can be installed on iDevice regardless of the jailbreak status of your device. That means even though iOS 11.2 or later 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


Jay Freeman (Saurik)

Jay Freeman, the creator of Cydia, also known as Saurik is an American Businessman and a Software Engineer. He studied and graduated in Computer Science from the College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. Most famous as the creator of Cydia app, but he have some interesting personal projects under his name which you can check on his personal website. If you are interested in the works of Saurik, you can follow him on twitter or contribute to his works on hithub.



Cydia Repositories

Cydia repositories or sources are the way to get more apps from Cydia. The more sources you have add, the more apps you can get. Let see some famous repositories at the time.

  • BigBoss Repo: http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/
  • ModMyi Repo: http://apt.modmyi.com/
  • iPhoneCake Repo: http://cydia.iphonecake.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

Jailbreak App Installers

Jailbreaking is not necessary to install jailbreak apps but to install tweaks. There are several methods and jailbreak app installers out there, but a few is actually functional and worthy.


TweakMo Jailbreak App Installer

TweakMo is a Cydia alternative that brings jailbroken apps on your iDevice. What makes it even more unique is that you can enjoy tweaked apps or extensions even without actually jailbreaking your device.


TaigOne Jailbreak Tool Finder

TaigOne is a jailbreak finder which simply allows iDevice user to grab the most suitable jailbreak according to the iOS version. If a jailbreak is not available for a particular iOS version, TaigOne suggests you the most recommended Cydia alternative you can enjoy.


iOS 11.3 Jailbreak

iOS 11.3 Jailbreak has almost become a mirage for many. Yet we cannot predict for sure of its arrival. But you are not alone. Jailbroken apps, themes and extensions are available in TweakMo. Find out and enjoy TweakMo please click here


iOS 11.2.5 - iOS 11.2.6 Jailbreak

Jailbreak for iOS 11.2.5 - 11.2.6, the most sought after jailbreak tool, still seems to have been lost on its way without having a specific date and a destination. To help it appear on the stage, the eager jailbreak community is trying hard to give it a hand by finding holes to root access iOS. Therefore it is hoped that the day of its arrival would not take any longer. To find out more, please click here


iOS 11.2 - iOS 11.2.2 Jailbreak

Unfortunately a jailbreak for iOS 11.2 - iOS 11.2.2 is not available yet. But you still can enjoy jailbroken apps via TweakMo and Taigone that offers a huge range of apps, themes or extensions. Click here to find out more.


iOS 11.1 - iOS 11.1.2 Jailbreak

Everyone except the eager jailbreak developers believed that jailbreak was going to die. Yet another tool called Electra by coolstar broke the belief. So did another by the name LiberiOS. You may now learn more about iOS 11.1 - iOS 11.1.2 jailbreak and jailbreak your device by clicking here.


iOS 11 - iOS 11.0.3 Jailbreak

Despite all the efforts made by Apple, jailbreak developers emerged with Electra and LiberiOS tools that could be used to jailbreak iOS - iOS 11.0.3. To name them CoolStar and Jonathan Levin respectively. Click here to find out more.


iOS 10.3.3 Jailbreak

The most awaited jailbreak tool for 10.3. Finally saw its light of birth for jailbreaking. It’s h3lix by Tihmstar. To find out more and jailbreak iOS 10.3.3, click here