If you are a jailbreak user, then you must have download Cydia and installed in your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Cydia is where you install your tweaks, update apps, and purchase items. To get Cydia in your device, you must jailbreak your device first, and Cydia will come pre-installed with jailbreak tool.
If anyone tells you that you can get download Cydia without Jailbreak, then he must be joking or is trying to scam you. There doesn’t exist a way to get this tool in your device without Jailbreak.
But what if you have jailbraked your device & have Cydia already ? And you accidentally deleted it or removed it from your jailbroken device for different reasons ? I am going to tell you some methods to get it back in your device.
How to Install & Download Cydia Manually
There are several methods to get it back in your device. I will try to explain all of them as clearly as i can.
Method 1 : iFile
To make this method work, you will need to have iFile already installed on your device. To get iFile, go to Search Tab in Cydia, and search for iFile. Find and install it. Next, go to your homescreen and open your browser. Type this : http://apt.saurik.com/debs/ in url field and try to find a file with Cydia Name on it. Download the latest file with that name. Check the date to see who is the latest file with that name. You can use your browser search function to find this file quickly. Once you find the correct file, download it and then open with iFile and tap on Install. After iFile install that file, Respring your Device.
Method 2 : OpenSSH
If you are a advanced jailbreak user, you will be familiar with SSH. If you don’t know what it is or never haven’t used it, then this method is not for you. Just Skip to next method. Anyway, if you want to use this method, you need to install OpenSSH on your device. You will need APT 0.6 or 0.7. Using OpenSSH, Enter this in command : apt-get install cydia and press Enter. Then write this : su mobile -c uicache and press Enter. After this lines of code, your device will reboot and you should have Cydia again after rebooting.
Method 3 : Jailbreak your device, Again
The last method is to restore your device and jailbreak it all again. This method will install Cydia during jailbreak process. However, before you restore your device with iTunes, you need to check if the latest Apple Firmware can be jailbroken. If the current iOS version cannot be jailbroken, then you won’t be able to re-jailbreak your device and you must use one of the other methods. So, always do some research before restoring your device in original Apple iOS Firmware.
For more info :
- What is Jailbreaking, Cydia & Why i need them ?
- How to Jailbreak your device
- How to manually install a Firmware with iTunes
- Download Section with all iOS Firmwares released until today.
So, these were all the methods you can use to download Cydia and install it once again in your device.
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