Use Cydia App Store to Download Free Apps


If you have just bought the latest iPhone 5S yesterday, today is the day to learn how to use Cydia App Store to download free Cydia apps. Cydia App Store is almost identical to Apple App Store except the number of apps, the source of apps, and the cost of apps. At $0 cost, you can get hundreds of apps from Cydia App Store to customize your own iPhone look. These apps are usually not allowed to be appeared in Apple App Store. Besides, you can also download a lot of paid apps and games for free. It is unlimited to use Cydia to achieve your goal but the only requirement is to jailbreak your iOS device. If you have already jailbreak it and wondering how to use Cydia to download apps, these step by step guide is going to be the heaven for you.


Cydia App Store


What is Cydia?


First of all, it is crucial to understand what is Cydia? Cydia is a piece of software that allows you to install third-party apps to an iOS device. Developers around the world are allowed to develop and upload their app to Cydia App Store. Cydia contains thousands of apps, tweaks, mods, games, wallpaper, and ringtones. With more than a million users around the world, it is often regarded the best Apple App Store alternative.


How to Download Cydia


It is extremely easy to download Cydia to an iOS device. As iOS 7 jailbreak is released, you can download and install Cydia to any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with a doubt. Almost all the jailbreak tools come with Cydia. You can use any of these jailbreak tools or programs to install Cydia automatically during the jailbreak process: P0sixspwn, Evasi0n, Absinthe, Redsn0w, Seas0npass, or JailbreakMe. Of course there are more available in the market. Some jailbreak tools are free while some are not.


How to Update Cydia


Technology keeps on changing but it is not hard to keep up with it. If you Cydia is out dated and it needs to be updated, you will see an “Upgrade Essential” message appear when you open Cydia. Tap on the Upgrade Essential button and let your iOS device do the job. This is the easiest way to update Cydia to the latest version.


How to Reinstall Cydia


For some reasons, Cydia might not work or crash when you try to open it. It will be wise to reinstall it if this is the case. Go to Saurik official website and download the latest Cydia DEB file. That’s the quickest way to get Cydia Installer for free. Connect your iOS device to your computer and drag it to your device at this path /private/var/mobile/documents/. Access the DEB file from your device and tap on Installer to reinstall it.


How to Add Cydia Sources/Repository


To add a Cydia Source or a Cydia repo, open up Cydia and Tap Manage -> Sources -> Edit -> Add -> Enter the APT URL -> Add Source -> Return to Cydia. You may now train yourself by adding one of the most wanted Cydia repo: AppAddict.


How to Install Free Apps from Cydia


In the past few years, Installous was one of the top rated programs for free apps but it was gone. However, there are still many alternatives to get free apps. For example, AppCake, Zeusmos, HipStore, Kuaiyong, vShare, iFunbox, Pandaapp, Apptrackr, and some other to be mentioned. Kuaiyong is the most amazing program that gives you free apps without jailbreak. As for AppCake, Zeusmos, HipStore, and vShare, you will need to add the repository to your Cydia before you can use it. Lastly, iFunbox and Pandaapp are two wonderful portal that allows you to install app from the web.


5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Isaac thompso
    March 4th, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    It is worth mentioning that cydia cane before the apple app store way back in ios 1.0.0.x and was what inspired apple to make the appstore, actually a lot of cydia tweaks have become features in ios versions

  2. James May
    February 4th, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

    Yes Isaac, I agreed with what you mentioned. It was Cydia App Store that inspires Apple to create the App Store. So, does it means it’s nothing wrong for us to jailbreak our iPhone?

  3. Zach
    August 19th, 2016 at 3:00 am #

    No it doesn’t mean anything wrong… the worst that happens when you jailbreak if your Warrenty gets voided… although there are some tweaks that are illegal to use

  4. Sjaak
    October 22nd, 2016 at 2:21 am #

    How can I restore Cydia app on my iPhone while I accidentally removed “Cydia Installer” ? Thanks!

  5. Michael Nagle
    August 18th, 2017 at 10:21 pm #

    I am trying to buy a license for ifile but have not been able I have tried from the ifile app but its not working can you till me how to get a license for ifile


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