The curse that all iOS users bear – jailbreak. There are so many Android apps for practically almost everything you can do on your phone, but the number of cool free apps that you can download without jailbreaking is not even close. But our phones are still a class apart from android, so it’s a win-win situation. However, lately, there has been a rise in the number of apps that are becoming available to iOS users for free, without any Jailbreak. Today we’re gonna discuss how to download one such useful app – Cydia, without jailbreaking. But first what is Cydia ?
Cydia is a package manager app that lets you install custom applications on your iOS device. Isn’t that cool? A custom app that lets you download custom apps! Saurik, a.k.a, Mr. Jay Freeman is the genius behind the development of this amazing app.
How does Cydia work ?
Cydia lets you install custom applications that aren’t available on the Apple App store by using APT (Advanced packing tool) repositories. In laymen terms, Cydia is a secondary app store that you can use to install custom third party applications on your iOS device. Many users doubt whether Cydia is legal or not, well, as long as you Jailbreak to install it, it is amn illegal app. That’s why many users who want this fantastic app can’t use it, because they aren’t willing to Jailbreak their iPhone/iPad.
But what if I told you that you can use this amazing app on your device without jailbreaking as well ? Today we’re going to discuss a couple of easy methods you can follow to install Cydia on iOS device without a jailbreak.
How to Install Cydia without Jailbreak
METHOD 1: INSTALL CYDIA WITHOUT JAILBREAK USING SAFARI BROWSER
Step1. Open Safari browser on your device.
Step2. In the URL bar, type the following: cydiaios7.com.
Step3. Press go and visit the site.
Step4. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, where you’ll find an UP arrow. Click on it.
Step5. You’ll see some options, click on ‘Add to Home screen.‘
Step6. Name this home screen shortcut as Cydia when it asks you to name the App, and then click the Add button.
Step7. Close Safari. Go back to the Home Screen again.
Step8. Click on the Cydia app icon.
Step9. Voila! You can now download amazing custom apps on your phone using Cydia!
METHOD2: INSTALL CYDIA WITHOUT JAILBREAK USING THIRD PARTY APP
This is another safe way to download Cydia app on your device without jailbreak. In this method, you’ll be using a third party App to download Cydia. No, the paradox isn’t lost on me, a third party application to download another thrip party application that lets you download many third party applications. There, I said it. :p
So we’re going to use this great and easy app called Flekstore app. Read and execute the following steps carefully to download Cydia on iOS without jailbreak.
Step1. First of all, download the Flekstore app if you haven’t already.
Step2. Now open Flekstore.
Step4. You’ll find a menu bar on the upper left corner of your screen, open it.
Step5. From the side-menu, select TWEAKS option.
Step6. Search for Cydia in Tweaks.
Step7. Once you’ve found the Cydia icon, tap to insall.
Step8. Once you click the app icon, you will be automatically redirected to Cydia’s official website. Check the app developer’s name. If it’s ‘Saurik’, Click the install button to get the app on your phone.
Step9. When you click the install button, and you will be redirected to the installation page. Check if this version of the app is suitable for your phone. If it isn’t, choose another version.
Step10. There will be a warning pop-up, saying: “This profile will change the setting of your device!” Click on ignore and install Cydia app on your device.
Step11. Once the installation is completed you’ll see the Cydia icon on Home Screen of your device.
Step12. Tap on the icon of the app to open it.
Step13. You will see a login page on the screen, create your account there by filling all the details you are asked for.
Now you are signed in.
You have successfully installed Cydia app on your iOS device now, without Jailbreak! Have fun!
We hope this article helped you to download the Cydia app on your iOS device, and if you know of any other method to do it, let us know in the comments!