How to download and install Cydia on iPhone 4


Although the hottest iPhone version in the market right now is iPhone 5, there is still a large number of people using iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. You have come to the right place if you are one of those who have an iPhone 4/4S in your hand and wondering how to install Cydia on your phone. In this tutorial you will learn the fastest and easiest way to download Cydia on iPhone 4 or 4S. All the steps are easy-to-understand and it is the best for beginners. See “What is Cydia?” if you have skipped the precious information.

Cydia on iPhone 4
First of all, jailbreak your iPhone 4
Currently, there are at least 10 ways to jailbreak your iPhone 4 including Blackra1n, Limera1n, Spirit Jailbreak (JailbreakMe), Redsn0w, Greenpois0n, PwnageTool, Jailbreak Unlock, iJailBreakTool, Apple Unlocker, and Sn0wbreeze. First of all, don’t get confused. All of the above are greatest jailbreak tools on planet. Here is the explanation for a few most popular jailbreak tools and you may pick one of them to try it out on your iPhone.
If you are the lazy type of persons, choose these…
These are two best jailbreak methods. These programs will install Cydia to your iPhone in a couple minutes after the jailbreak process is done. The steps are very easy and it is built for lazy type of persons who wants to download Cydia to their phone.
Redsn0w – It was developed by the Dev-Team and it works for both Windows and Mac. Redsn0w is well-recognized as one of the best reliable jailbreak tools among jailbreakers. The latest version of Redsn0w is 0.9.15b3 and the latest tethered jailbreak using RedSn0w is iOS 6.0.1. The program itself is handy and you can download it from the official website in just a couple seconds. It jailbreaks and installs Cydia to your iPhone 4 within minutes easily.
Greenpois0n – Go to your browser and type in and download the latest version of GreenPoison. Choose Windows, Mac OS, or Linux version. Extract the .zip file and the launch GreenPoison. It will then put your device into DFU mode automatically. Tap on the “jailbreak” button and the process will begins within seconds. Once your device has finished rebooting, tap on the “Loader” icon and Cydia app will be installed to your phone automatically.
If you want to jailbreak and install Cydia manually…
If you are familiar with iPhone and you have basic knowledge about SSH, you may choose some other method to jailbreak you iDevice and then install Cydia to it manually. Some jailbreak methods do not come with Cydia DEB file but you can download it from the internet and save it to your computer. Use any SSH programs you preferred to SSH the DEB file to your device path /private/var/mobile/documents/. Now you will need to access the Cydia DEB file and use the Installer to continue the installation. A black screen will pop up and the installation will begin. All it takes is just a couple minutes and you will then see a brown color Cydia icon appear in your home screen. That is!

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Saleem Babar
    April 24th, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

    How can I download Cydia 7.1.2 on my iPhone 4?

  2. Billy Chow
    May 29th, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    Hi Saleem, you may download Pangu jailbreak tool. The full tutorial is here Pangu Jailbreak Guide.

    You can also follow this Cydia guide to download Cydia on iOS 7.1.2 manually -> How to download Cydia on iOS 7.

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