Updated on December 8, 2017: You can now download Cydia to iOS 11 using Anzhuang Jailbreak tool. Anzhuang uses developer code extraction method to install Cydia apps on the iOS. With this method you can run any jailbreak apps or games on your iOS 11 devices.
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 11

Currently there is no way to download Cydia on iOS 11. We are still waiting for some genius out there to share us their software! In order to make 2018 a better year, we would like to introduce a wonderful jailbreak method for iOS 10.3.3, iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.2, iOS  11.2 or above, Anzhuang Jailbreak. With Anzhuang Jailbreak tool, you can jailbreak any iOS 10 or 11 devices without hassles. Try it now with our step-by-step guide to Download Cydia on iOS 11.


Download Cydia on iOS 10

To use Cydia on iOS 10 devices such as iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, you can try iOS 10 Yalu Jailbreak method. For those who want to use Cydia on iOS 10 without jailbreak, Cyrus Installer or vShare iOS 10 might be a good option for you.


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.


Using Installous to install cracked apps on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch has been one of the easiest methods available on earth. However, Installous 5 is no longer available since 2015. Many iOS 7 and iOS 8 users have go for other alternatives such as AppCake, IPA Installer, AppAddict, and others. On the other hand, we have also seen a few China-based third-party applications that work like Installous, for example, Kuaiyong, vShare, and Pandaapp. If you Google online, there are at least 10 best installous alternatives available in 2016. Let’s see what are they.



The number of AppCake user is on the rise since this app was released in 2008. In 2016, the total number of active users is three times more than the previous years. Just like Installous, AppCake provides tons of cracked apps, games, themes, ringtone, wallpapers for both Apple as well as Android users.


Speaking about the best Installous alternatives, Kuaiyong has to be one of it. Although Kuaiyong doesn’t has so many apps compared to AppCake, it has one very powerful feature that others don’t offer. Kuaiyong allows you to install certain Cydia apps without jailbreak. In other words, you can enjoy almost all the apps in Kuaiyong without jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.


vShare is a powerful app developed by AppVV. This China-based app also comes with the power to let you install some Cydia tweaks and games without jailbreak. You can direct access to vShare Market for apps without jailbreak. Among all other apps, the user interface of vShare is the closest to Installous. For those who have used Installous before will feel vShare is familiar for sure.


If you think there is no app can replace Installous, try Zeusmos. Zeusmos is one best Installous alternatives that give you thousands of cracked apps, tweaks, mods, games and others. Zeusmos supports iOS 7.1.2, 8.4, iOS 9.3 as well as the latest iOS 10. To install Zeusmos, simply add its Cydia repos at


Open a Safari web browser from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and go to You will be amazed with the number of cracked apps available in the server. Just like AppAddict, IPAStore serves as a huge repo source for all kinds of cracked apps but these apps are hosted at external sources.


iFunBox has been in the market for a few years. It works on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac OS X as well as Windows. With iFunBox, you can download your desired apps and then transfer it to your iOS devices via a USB cable. The entire process is very simple and will not take you more than 5 minutes. In addition, you can also sync your iOS device and Mac/PC to transfer any kind of files. iFunBox works flawlessly on iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8 and iOS 7. It will be the best Installous alternatives for 2016, 2017, 2018 or even 2020.


PandaApp is an awesome app works on both Android and iOS. More than a hundred thousand of iPhone apps, games, ringtone, and wallpaper available in PandaApp. All you need to do is download PandaApp to your PC or Mac, use the app to download the app you want and then install it to your iPhone or iPad via the built-in feature.


HipStore is a very powerful app. It is definitely comparable to Installous because it offers tons of cracked apps. With HipStore, you can simply drag and drop the IPA files of your desired apps to your iOS device. Alternatively, you can install HipStore app directly from iHacksRepo repo if you already download Cydia to your iOS devices.

That’s the top 8 best Installous alternatives for 2018 and also 2019. If you already tested any of the above mentioned, leave a message below because we want to hear from you.