What Is Cydia — Everything About Cydia And Jailbreaking

by Ahmed Omar on October 25, 2011

A question most of iOS users has been asking, what is Cydia and what is jailbreak? Well, Cydia is very important for most of iOS users and that’s why we’re making a deep walkthrough in this post.

Our site name is CydiaHelp, so we’ve to tell you what’s Cydia to be able to help you.

What is Cydia?

Cydia is a third-party, independent installer application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Cydia is developed by Jay Freeman (Saurik) and it’s actually much similar to Apple’s app store. Cydia allows you to download tons of tweaks & utilities that you’ll need to make the best out of your iOS device. Cydia brings you many applications that can be downloaded either for free or for a small amount of money.

What is the difference between app store and Cydia?

That’s a good question. You’ve now known that Cydia is much similar to the app store but you may want to know what’s the difference. Well, some apps that can’t be approved by Apple. Those apps are really very important for your iPhone. Utilities and tweaks can be found over Cydia are those that are not there on the app store.

Cydia offers you over 400,000+ apps and they’re all useful. In the next questions, we’ll show you what kind of apps does Cydia offers and why you will need them.

Why Cydia?

Because Cydia offers you what Apple doesn’t. For example, Apple doesn’t give you the ability to change themes of your iPhone. Every smartphone owner would always like to change his mobile theme. On Cydia, you can install a tweak called “Winterboard” which allows you to download and install themes on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

How can I get Cydia?

That’s a complicated thing for some. To get Cydia, you’ll need to jailbreak. You may don’t know what’s jailbreaking, so let’s head over the next question.

What’s jailbreaking?

In brief, jailbreaking means installing Cydia. That’s a kind of complicated process but it has been confirmed that iOS jailbreaking is 100% legal by the U.S. government. Though, Apple still fights jailbreaking.

The war between Apple and jailbreaking has been there since 2008 when the first jailbreak tool was released by the genius iPhone hacker George Hotz, better known as Geohot.

There’s actually two kinds of jailbreaks, one of them is a bootrom jailbreak which lasts for ever. That jailbreak like Geohot’s latest Limera1n jailbreak. Limera1n’s exploit is still being used up till now on all iOS devices except the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S (which are recently released after the release of Limera1n).

The second kind is the userland jailbreak. This jailbreak is only made for the current iOS software. In other words, it can be patched by Apple in future iOS software updates. This one like JailbreakMe 3.0 for iPad 2 which has been patched only after 10 days.

What is tethered, untethered and semi tethered jailbreak?

As previously posted, tethered jailbreak is that jailbreak where you’ll need to plug in your iPhone into your computer every time the device reboots. Untethered kills that problem and allows you to reboot without any issues. Semi tethered closes the gap between the previous ones, it allows you to reboot without any problems but you won’t get control over some apps (especially those downloaded jailbreak apps). However you can get full access again once you connect it to your computer. You can read more here.

Can I download Cydia without jailbreak?

Absolutely NO! Never believe anyone telling you that you can download Cydia without jailbreak.

How to jailbreak?

So you decided to install Cydia? You’ll need to jailbreak. In order to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you’ll need to know the current iOS you’re using. For iOS 5 users, you can get tethered jailbreak from here, semi-tethered jailbreak from here and better wait for the untethered one. We’re preparing a kind of tool to allow you to find out if your device jailbreakable or not. You can take a look and search on CydiaHelp for more info.

Is Cydia safe?

Cydia is not 100% safe since almost every jailbreak app is approved on Cydia. This increases the chance of malicious apps getting through too. You should only download apps & tweaks from trusted repositories. Repositories like ModMyi and BigBoss are the safest ones. Oh, you don’t know what’s repositories?

What’s repositories?

Repository is the online hub in which developers store their tweaks for quick and easy access and installation. There are a lot of repositories as ModMyi repo and BigBoss repo where we can find out most of tweaks we search for.

Cydia structure

In case you have already got Cydia, you’ll need to know what’s inside it. Once you open Cydia, you’ll find 5 tabs, here’s everything you need to know:

Home – You can find here some applications sponsored, more Sources FAQ, account information and some important settings.

Sections – In this tab, you can see all apps divided into categories. You should just go in the category you need and look up for your tweak.

Changes – All updates and newly added programs can be found here. This tab is updated every time you open Cydia.

Manage – Allows you t omanage Cydia, remove programs, add sources and repositories and have access to all storage.

Search – That’s the tab where you can search for a tweak – only if you got the name.

How do I pay for apps on Cydia?

In Apple’s app store, you can pay through your iTunes Apple ID. On Cydia, you can login with a Facebook or Twitter account and pay using Paypal or Amazon gift cards. Payments on Cydia are easier than you expect.

What useful tweaks to download from Cydia?

In case you’re a new comer and asking for the best tweaks to download from Cydia, we’ve got some tweaks that we recommend:

  • Ultrasn0w
  • Activator
  • SBSettings
  • BiteSMS
  • AppLocker
  • Five Icon Dock
  • iFile
  • InfiniFolders
  • MxTube
  • Multifl0w
  • Winterboard
  • FaceTime 3G
  • FolderEnhancer
  • GraviBoard
  • Terminal
  • OpenSSH
  • ScrollingBoard
  • MultiIcon Mover
  • StayOpened

You can also check out the best 15 jailbreak widgets for iOS 5 notification center here and best 30 Cydia tweaks of 2011 here. You can also check here for all iOS 5 Cydia compatible apps & tweaks.

Have we missed something?

I hope we didn’t but In case we did miss something or you have a question to ask, don’t forget to leave a comment below and we’ll be sure to answer you as soon as possible.

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  • bGaj

    can I use apple app store apps even after I jailbreak ??

  • AwesomeCharlie

    Definitely! You 100% can, no matter what kind of jailbreak your running.

  • Me

    Sure you can.
    Even if you cannot, you should jailbreak your rotten apple products.
    I’m sorry to say that without jailbreaking, they are merely a beautiful piece of crap!

  • Sam_sharu2008

    whn untethered jb for ios 5 coming though we listening tht its ready for its official release

  • Chandralisan07

    When will unthetered jailbreak for ios 5 come out?

  • Anonymous

    Nice ..
    now all new iOS users can understand easily after read this article..

  • Travis

    Ive jailbroken my phone using the tethered version. Do i have to restore my phone or anything when the untethered jailbreak comes out?

  • http://twitter.com/Thickgr33nnugs Kenny Kane

    i got my 1phone 4 unlocked thru a company here online and then i had to connect it to itunes to finish the unlock.. will the unlock still be in place after i jailbreak it tethered or untethered or if i have to restore.?

  • Jet

    very informative… all the newbies to jailbreaking can now understand the concept of jalibreaking and Cydia. :)

    nice one.

  • http://twitter.com/Ultrasn0wca Ultrasn0w

    Guys stop asking that question. Ahmed will surely post about any new update regrading the iOS 5 untethered.

  • http://twitter.com/Ultrasn0wca Ultrasn0w

    No, you don’t have to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749531067 Samuel Ayoub

    Good Job man

  • OZ

    I have upgrade my 3Gs to IOS 5 the base band changes to 05.16.05, I have jail broken the phone but the phone is not unlocked I can not use Tmobile, any suggestions
    Thanks

  • Djwildlion

    if i installed semi tethered jailbreak for ios 5 for ipod touch n then the unteathered got released and i installed it. all the apps n widgets from cydia will be removed?

  • Rob

    I’m new to all of this. Just got the ipad2 wi-fi with 4.3.5. Can this be jailbroken? I’m trying to use my traditional cell phomne and or my Blackberry to access the internet in non WIFI areas. Is this possible?
    Thanks

  • Wcg010@gmail.com

    Hi I installed jailbreakme. Com on my iphone 3gs on 4.3.3. Is it fully jailbroken, or do I need to install Redsn0w?

  • Wcg010

    When the new jailbreak for ios 5 comes out do i need to backup the spps I downloaded from Cydia in anyway? Will I loose them when I update to ios 5?

  • helpman

    pkgbackup

  • DM

    how do i remove cydia from my iPhone 4 with IOS5. iTunes resort does not allow to restore.

  • Rhdurston

    Can I just get my 06.15 3GS back to lower base and start again? I will not need to jailbreak straight away and would like to be able to use iTunes as normal until I wait to Jailbreak. On version 4.1 at the moment but want to go to 5 and get my GPS back as well

  • Rhdurston

    what baseband were you on before?

  • Imkim

    mine is untethered ios 5.0.1 in iphone 4s.. cause i found the software already

  • Spence

    bs

  • Spence

    All apps, music, videos, cydia changes, Will be lost due to having to do a full update, some stuff can be backed up but for the cydia changes like barrel, instalous etc etc. Cannot be restored so these would need be re-done

  • Spence

    Yes it is fully jailbroken, wont need to use redsn0w.Only if you wanted ios 5

  • Spence

    As of now the ipad 2 cannot be jailbroken but the dev-team is working on it and have found an exploit just waiting on public release now.

  • Spence

    Try putting your phone into restore mode, Turn off the phone and after its turned off hold the home button and insert the usb cable and wait till the iTunes icon and a cable comes on your iphone then release the home button and restore to same firmware.

  • Vdchai_88

    ios 5 for i phone 4 can jailbreak ? be i rest cannot open bk cydia y?

  • http://twitter.com/Bastt2 Sebastien Dionne

    After jailbreaking, can I still Sync my new app downloaded from appstore to Itunes? would be a pain to redownload both appstore and cydia apps after an update/crash

  • the Law

    my Iphone 4 iOs 5.1 has no simlock but if install Cydia will there change anything on my phone like baseband or something ? just wanna make sure thanx

  • Eleni

    This doesn’t work since itunes DOESN’T let you restore ANY firmware. Is there any other way to completely remove Cydia?

  • guest123

    yhu straight bullshitin get out of here nigga

  • Vickicummins

    hi i just bought a second hand 3g iphone and it is jailbreaked with cydia and installouson the screen which im finding very confussing trying to learn all about it from scratch as i’ve never heard of it, i just got a warning not to attach to apple and update as it will hard locked. All i want to know is can i still use the apple app store on my phone as i have 3 ipods and another iphone in the family and would like to download some of the apps we have already bought on our account and i dont know if i can a i dont dare try it. Thanks

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GTQ6S4EBUSEZETXRXS7AIMGI7U cat

    I jailbroken my phone (ios5) using redsnow but cydia did not come with it. Can I download cydia separately?

  • Ufo Minister

    @CAT, reboot with redsnow in menu extra

  • Marty

    i jailbroke my iphone but the cydia app is not completely booted what do I do?

  • Riddle775775

    yes you can use the apple app store and update apps, just not the ones downloaded from installous. This is because you didnt pay for a license so you will have to update via installous. Just dont update your iphone.

  • Riddle775775

    reboot your iphone, this should fix the problem because it is a necesity after a jailbreak.

  • Kinzero

    Is it possible to jailbreak the phone, download a cydia app, un-jailbreak the phone and keep the app?
    I work on a helpdesk, and our sales guys have iphones/ipads and I want to install veency, but I need to keep the warranties on these phones because these sales guys break the devices like crazy.

  • tony

    I downloaded ressn0w latest version, when I put my iphone in dfu mode i get the error message unrecognized build. I’m running ios 5.0.1 firm ware04.11.08
    nany help would be greatly appreciated. Pleas email back at tsaady@gmail.com

  • Faselpatel

    Thanks

  • iPawdTouchSupport

    You need to download the IOS 5 firmware. ( Even though your running the IOS 5.0.1 firmware. ) Then on redsn0w click Extras—>Select IPSW—>( Open up 5.0 fimware )—> Jailbreak ( or ) Just Boot. When the IOS 5.0.2 comes outs just pretend it’s the IOS 5 because until Apple releases IOS 5.1.0 the firmware you have to use is the IOS 5.0 firmware. Hope this helped.

  • Buffy

    Hi,
    I wish to jailbreak my iPod but don’t want to like destroy it. How can I do this? I’ve tried but couldn’t find a specific file.
    Does it really screw up your iPod? Oh, and is there any way to do anything Cydia offers without jailbreaking? i.e. view your iPod from your computer, or record your iPod’s screen.
    Thanks

  • Julie_algar

    Hi, do anyone know if or when iphone 4s can be jailbroken please.

  • lesssie

    i have cydia with an iphone 3g with t-mobile and don’t have an internet plan. will it effect my internet plan and charge me?

  • ojoj

    my sis gave me her iphone3g w/ cydia. i’m sure this has been jailbroken. my problem is when i get to use FB, it says that i have upgrade to a higher version (ver.2). what do i do next? does this mean i get to loose all the apps? all the songs? please help … i’m a real newbie :) thanks!

  • ojoj

    and if i do the upgrade, what version should i get. thanks thanks!

  • Kelly Madix

    I have noooooooo idea how to jailbreak my new Verizon iPhone 4. Can someone please tell me how to do this and which option would be best so I don’t have to keep attaching my phone to my computer? I am so new at this and don’t want to destroy my device. Thank you :0)

  • Jack P.

    You’re saying you want to jailbreak??? Go to Settings > General >About. Get me the firmware version. (4.2.6-5.0.1)

  • Jack P.

    Does it say update software version or firmware version??? “Firmware” means the OS your running. “Software” means the version of the program your running. If it says Update Firmware go to iTunes then click Update. Update to the highest version for the iPhone 3g. You can then rejailbreak it. You lose everything. If it says Update Software just click Update and WHABAM!!!! it works!!!!

  • Jack P.

    No, it won’t. By the way,
    HOW THE HELL DID YOU GET T-MOBILE ON IPHONE 3G!?!?!?! I really need to know!!!

  • Jack P.

    No, you can’t… BUT jailbreaking DOES NOT void your warranty anymore, so you can do whatever you want!!!! :D

  • Jack P.

    Did you check “Install Cydia”????? If you didn’t, you’re screwed. You have to update, then rejailbreak.

  • Jack P.

    Do you have “5.1″ or 5.0.1????? And no, it won’t change anything UNLESS you rely on a carrier unlock. If you jailbroke using another tool besides redsn0w, you have to find an unlocking program.. If you DID jailbreak with redsn0w then you can install ultrasn0w with cydia and then you can have Sprint, T-Mobile, etc..

  • Jack P.

    Sure you can redownload them, but the Cydia apps?? You have to redownload them manually. Go to Cydia, search for all your old tweaks, and get them back.

  • Jack P.

    You know… YES. They WILL be removed. But you can just restore your IOS 5 and then do the untethered jailbreak again and then just download your apps back. OR you can use PkgBackup like the n00b below me said.

  • Jack P.

    To be honest, no one knows except the iPhone Dev Team…

  • Will D.

    Sorry for the redudancy but I have an iphone 4 version 4.2.6 modem firmware 1.0.05 and want to jailbreak my phone. Your help is greatly appreciated.

  • redmeanstop

    Excuse the ignorance, but I just want to clarify. If one were to unlock the iphone 4s with this new progress (via Musclenerd/Devteam), would it a) void the warranty because it HAS to be jailbroken to be unlocked and b) ever be “relocked” with a software update? I am not referring to jailbreaking, rather just unlocking it from a particular carrier that is not my own. I have an iphone 4s under the Bell network but I am under Fido. Just trying to weigh out options.

  • meg

    Hi, I want to unblock my iphone 4… I have down loaded cydia.. does this means its unblocked now or what? Or does any one know how i unblock my phone? Thanks!

  • Enr_g

    Is this correct? If so, when did it change?

  • Derek

    I have 3gs ios 3.1.3 running on 5.12.1. I want to upgrade the ios but is it safe, the iphone is jailbroken and unlocked. how do I do it without loosing ability for unlock

  • Roccafella

    How do i jailbreak iphone 3g ios 4.2.1?

  • Anirudh Bansal19

    how to add reposteries??

  • Anonymous

    I’m trying to find a “iPhone PC Suite” to manage my Jailbroken iPhone 3gs and also so I can sms through the phone from my pc. I downloaded one from NetDragon which was in Japanese with English language capabilitiy. But, couldn’t get it to work correctly. So, a “Freeware” English version of iPhone PC Suite w/SMS PC capabilitiy is what I’m looking for. Thanks!

  • Jmljuan

    I want to put iBlueNova for ios ios 4.3.3 and 5

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noe-Padilla/100001921495575 Noe Padilla

    if u update u will lose all ur jailbreak and your unlock i dont recommed u because there is no untethered jailbreak so dont update

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noe-Padilla/100001921495575 Noe Padilla

    u need to download ultrasn0w

  • Elyas

    is there any hope to have untethered jailbreak for iphone 4.3.5 ?

  • Corey

    Any hope for iphone 4s 5.0.1?

  • http://twitter.com/CydiaH3lp Christian Duvall

    Nope I suggest to just upgrade to IOS 5.0.1 and wait for the untethered jailbreak for that which will be coming very soon.

  • http://twitter.com/CydiaH3lp Christian Duvall

    Haha it’s not really that hard:) if you have IOS 5.0.1 just download the latest version of redsn0w, click on the IOS 5.0 firmware in the “Select Firmware” button, then jailbreak it by putting it in dfu mode, Now let it reboot, then turn it off while its plugged into the computer, then click on “just boot” and put it in dfu mode again. Done:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/zacharydansby Zachary Dansby

    “coming very soon” Like a couple days soon?

  • Aminagodugum

    cydia- manage- edit- add

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747344583 Lee TranZam Wallace

    hi , i have just brought an iphone 4 it is on ois 5.1.0 it was locked to an american network at&t i live in uk and need to make it work on another net work is there a way to unlock it or downgrade

  • Wanbeg

    Why Cydia does not work on proxy? Or please help me in proxy authentication.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747344583 Lee TranZam Wallace

    hi again can anyone help me i have jailboke my phone which is on ios 5.1.0 but i cant unlock it , 1 is it posible to unlock it yet ? i have found a site which says on january 1st 2012 they will be jailbreaking and unlocking 5.1.0 it says that all features will then be unlock so i can then use the phone that is locked at the moment to at&t so im unable to use it in ther uk . can anyone confirm if there is a way to unlock it so i can use it here in uk ?

  • Ramdass4

    I have an iPhone 4 and my iOS version is 4.3.5 (8L1), my Baseband is 4.10.01 and I’ve made T-Mobile update my IMEI number to the iPhone. The phone is not Jailbroken but Unlocked with the Gevey Sim card, Should I do the preserve the Baseband update and go for iOS 5 or wait?

  • iHacker

    You should update as updating unlocks a whole lot of new features like notification center etc. Most of all it is untethered and if you want i can help you further with installing siri with my safe and legal tweak S1riX

  • del

    Hi I am trying to Jailbreak & Install Cydia on 3gs 3.1.3 bb 5.12.01 but keep getting following error

    missing keys.plist for this build
    Device iphone 3gs
    ecid 1546827345199
    build iphone2,1_3.1.3_7e18

    Any help appreciated

  • Alshadoukhi_kid

    Hi if you Omar or what ever ur name is readed this message ummm. I have a Q how do I jailbrake iPad 2 5.0.1 100% safe if you readed this message please post on yor web site hot to jailbrake iPad 2 5.0.1 100% safe

  • del

    I am having a problem with 3gs 3.1.3. bb 5.12.01. I eventualy used spirit to jailbreak and install Cydia because nothing else seemed to work, when i install ultrasn0w on restarting it just seems to hang any help would be much appreciated and thanks in advance

  • GR

    Hi. Successfully JB iPhone 3, with no probs. installed a ap via cydia and now I can’t did the ap on the springboard to change settings as its a wall paper. Help!

  • Ineedcashflow

    I successfully jb my ipod touch but now i cant figure out how to transfer files from my computer. every program (Media monkey,sharepod, itunes) i try doesnt seem to recognize it. any ideas?

  • Adit2351

    iTunes has to recognize ur I device and is ur itouch working properly …how can not iTunes accept ur device:)

  • Walter Kac

    I am mostly interested in SIRI. Can you verbally guide me on how to aquire this objective? If yes, then how much and how long. Not interested in any of the jailbroken apps.

  • Gileo10

    Hi,

    This is a really good site and am grateful for it. I’m new to all this so apologies if this is a simple Q but any help would be appreciated. I JB my phone and paid for it to be done so I could change phone carriers. I noticed Cydia was then downloaded onto my phone. I did this 18 months ago so am running ios 4.0.1, so all the newer apps want 4.2 or above. I don”t want to download ios 5.0.1 and then lose either a) my ability to use my network or b) lose ability to use the phone. I’ve read about this SHSHand i have4.2.1r1 or 5.0.1 as potentials. What do I do from here?

    Appreciate the advice & help, many thanks

  • Del

    Cydia will not install on my iphone4 4.3 bb 4.10.1 I keep getting a network error so want to restore fone to original settings, doing that on phone does not seem to work and itunes gives the option to restore but then also says it will update it as well and I do not want the dreaded 4.11.8 so what can i do ??

  • Neringa Abbas

    i did very big mistake, i am really not big knowing about iphone, i got i phone from my husband, and now i am far from him, and wanted to download some music,so i put phone i computer and start connect with itunes, and he start asking me restore or something like this, and i did it, when it open iphone he asked me email and new account…. so i sow everything i got b4 its gone! so i am in big trouble, how to make back my old version? with same previous account in apple and proper work in i phone? plzzzzzz help me!

  • Emrickpaul

    Help, I logged onto cydia with my Iphone for the first time in months. It said there were essential upgrades, do I want to download them now? I said yest to all (10 I think). When it was done I touched the reboot button and now it is stuck and won’t complete rebooting. What do I need to do to break out of this rebooting cycle?

  • Moha

    call your husband and take the apple account then you can download whatever you want from the app store ,also you can backup your apps from the itunes you will find music ,movies,TV shows,Books and (apps), probably you will find your apps over there , you can downgrade your i phone but there are a lot of things to do the best way to understand with good explanation go to youtube write how downgrade your Iphone (based on your version)

  • Will Pascoe

    Hi All. Succesful jailbreak. Used diskaid with ultra sn0w and Mobilesubstrate. ITunes and iTools seem to show all OK but phone is stuck on “searching”. Any advice will be welcome. Thanks.

  • Caden Webb

    hello people! if you want to jailbreak with mac, i suggest getting redsn0w and download your iPod touch/iphone version, iOS 5, 5.0.1, etc. it will come with a folder and take out redsn0w and put it on your desktop along with your version., and you can delete everything in side the folder. the download for your version type takes a while.
    click redsn0w, go to extras, and click “select ipsw” and go back and click jailbreak.
    next do what it says and your done!
    send me an email if it helped at domination@gmail.com

  • Upendrakumar

    Can jail broken iPhone be restored again to normall

  • Farzam haider

    i have some questions right here that i have a iphone 4s factory unlocked if i jailbreak it will it work as it did earlier before jailbreaking and when will cydia will be released for iphone 4s my frnd says his cousin is using cydia on iphone 4s is it true.

  • Bml Bml

    Yep, you can have Cydia on iPhone 4S even without Jailbreak, but there’s nothing you can do with it. I have Cydia on my 4S, but or I don’t know to use it, or is nothing I can do until Jailbreak is out.

    Can someone tell me if is there a way to downgrade an 4S from 5.1 beta 3 to 5.0.1 ? Thank you.

  • iPhoner

    LOL Thanks dude! it works! now I have $10 to spend on itunes =) install JUNOWALLET on apple store once installed open the app and sign up when prompted use this code NA193914 now go to rewards per install download 3 of the apps once installed open for 30 seconds each app now get yourself a $10 iTunes card,1 voucher per device available for iPad iPod and iPhone remember to say thanks : )

  • Hardolcruz

    can u help me to activate my iphone 3g 4.2.1

  • Hardolcruz

    i really need help really bad, I have an iphone 4.2.1 8c148 AT&T 9.0 firmware 05.15.04
    I wanna know if I could jailbreak this one and activate the itunes and wifi for free.
    Pls. help me I dont know how to do this, If anyone is willing to help me step by step. I am very ignorant about this things. I will appreciate any help TY.

  • Krweisheit9

    After you jailbreak your ipod, are the apple apps free? Should it be showing $$$ next to it? If not, how do i download music on cydia?

  • Anonymous

    how did you get firmware 05.15.04 when the available one is 05.15.01?

  • T Mounjoy

    Please help I got a iPod touch I want jailbreak for temple run but in cydia you got to pay help

  • Tara Sac

    i got an iphone 2nd hand that already had Cydia installed. Somehow, I put in a passcode & after entering the correct passcode to unlock it, the phone will not get past the passcode screen(ultimately won’t unlock)….So I did a hard reset by holding power & home button together. Now when I plug it in to restore on itunes it will not restore…..How can I fix this?

  • Khalid

    Yes – Simply connect it to your iTunes, and press restore. You are back to normal.

  • Sandra T.

    I just downloaded the jail break for my iPhone 4s and it has cydia on it does it mean my 4s is jail broken? And may I use my t-mobile simcard now? If not what should I do?

  • Rowan

    jailbreak for temple run? HUH? that’s a free game!

  • Aman Kumar

    I have iPhone 4S, I made jailbreak cydia installed after jailbreak but I am not able to download the ACTIVATOR from CYDIA to install third party app.

    Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  • iphonehacker2012

    he means the mod, you have no choice but to pay

  • iphonehacker2012

    you cannot dl music through cydia, also you need appsync and i funbbox to install free apps, which you must dl from another source ie iphonecake(dot)com

  • Ryan Kingdon

    I can confirm there is an untethered jailbreak for iphone 4s now using GreenPois0n Absinthe search for this on google

  • Ryan Kingdon

    only if you haven’t upgraded the baseband.

  • Henrysow18

    I’ve JB my 4s but cydia is not able to upgrade or install apps. It always says it can’t find the file and need to do it manually. Pls help. Thks

  • Davidhien2012

    how can i reinstall cydia ?

  • John McKendrick

    2 months ago Eleni asked how to completely remove Cydia and I cannot find anyone has answered her question. May I repeat – how do I remove Cydia from my i-phone 3G?

  • Billman

    Well I’ve got firmware 05.16.5 after upgrading to 5.0.1now I can’t unlock network :/

  • Billman

    Well I’ve got firmware 05.16.5 after upgrading to 5.0.1now I can’t unlock network :/

  • Walter Kac

    Thank you for responding… but what network you are referring to (if ATT then no nee to unlock… change the chip. Same with t-mobile. Is that what you are referring to?
    In regards to 5.16.5, what is new within it?

  • Realkeeeper2

    On my iPad 2 I have cydia but I downloaded directly. From a site and it worked…and all applications work like installows winterboard multitasking and others so don’t say it’s impossible because it is:p

  • doctorBasit

    To remove Cydia from your iPhone, simply go into the ‘Manage’ in your Cydia store,
    Packages
    ( make sure the top right of your screen confirms you’re in “expert”, instead of “simple”)
    And delete the “Cydia installer”!

    Or just start deleting from the top, one by one, if you feel like reatarting your springboard a million times.

    ***BUT** once u delete Cydia, you will not be able to delete SOME of it’s components (example: “Manual correct pro”, “iNo Rotate”, “Fastcopy”. so delete the settin option guys first)

    this does not unjailbreak your phone, but i notice IMMEDIATE speed after doing this, since it removed my winterboard/themes.
    The only true ways of removing a jailbreak is by updating to the newest software in iTunes, or restoring your phone, and reselecting the music/photos/apps and such that you want to sync your device to.

  • doctorBasit

    the first thing you should know about your phone is ,is it unlocked .
    if yes then you could jailbreak using redsnow or snow breeze just download latest firmware for iphone and latest redsnow .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000727223207 Reg Marco Alarcon

    ohh that nice

  • Hussain

    what was that site

  • Hyousef61

    any one can help me to unlock my iphone4

  • Freeking_tcs

    Now we can jailbreak our ios5 devices , go search green poison / absinthe on google , it’s untethered :D

  • Karm

    how to download free jailbreak??

  • TRS

    Well, I’m from Brazil and i won an iphone but, when I downloaded the new software it blocked my sim card, do u know what can I do to unblock it?

  • Efrainp24

    Man this is wack I followed everything and it still doesn’t work I even had a specialist com and check it out and what happened nothing

  • http://www.facebook.com/drglenneboley Glenn E. Boley

    Everything has been fine since my jailbreak until today. My Safari and Cydia icons on my dock (or whatever it’s called in iOS) turned white. They still work, but even a restart doesn’t bring ‘em back. Is this a problem with jailbreaking? Never happened before…

  • 1234rosie

    What’s the site???

  • Deadkey

    very cool stuff guys

  • Midnight_Wanderer

    Well, i was so inspired by the posts for jailbreaking iphone 4s that i finally decided to do it, i backed up my phone, installed absinthe 0.4 ver, did what was told in step-by-step guide… and broke it finally but as soon as i tapped on cydia, instead of asking for the type of use i would like to do it for, it restarted my phone and all my apps got vanished including the built-in apps, i was unable to get it back to work so i finally had to restored my phone to its original state… i am not sure if someone or anyone had same issues but i decided that jailbreaking is not for me :(

  • Sampath9dasari

    I have jailbreaked my ipad 5.0.1 with untethered version but when i am trying to sync apps it is showing me an error message, and no custom apps are syncing

  • Aris Dennard

    Winterboard has trashed access to Cydia, Safari and Email accounts……
    The device is a i4 with 5.0.
    Do I need re-do Cydia…..?????

  • Joeymyla

    Need help! Cydia dissapeared and i cannot redownload it. I tried re-jailbreaking it and it did not work. I also tried re downloading it from itunes cuz i backed it up. and I get an error everytime i try. Need help please

  • Benjamin Wulff

    I´m very new on iP (4S)
    I had to jailbreak it twice before it worked. I dunno – so you can change the icon themes and some other small features – but then what? I´ve heard you can no longer receive updates from Apple on the phone! It that true? Something tells me it´s not worth it – or am I wrong? Some of the jailbreak apps you can also get on AppStore…

  • Anand Akshat

    i hav an ipod 4 ver 5.0.1…its not unlocked hw do i go about it ..its not showing any network so hw do i download anything frm it to unlock it

  • Anand Akshat

    i hav an ipod 4 ver 5.0.1…its not unlocked hw do i go about it ..its not showing any network so hw do i download anything frm it to unlock it

  • http://www.rackmountsales.com/SUN_Keyboard_Drawers_s/91.htm Rackmount LCD Monitor

    I don’t think everything in Cydia will become paid now that it’s easier for their applications to cost money. I’m not going to charge for my packages and I am going to add that source to my phone.

  • Oscar

    Try this go into restrictions and turn them of then reboot you idevice then enable them then reboot once more it should fix it.

  • Oscar

    Try this go into restrictions and turn them of then reboot you idevice then enable them then reboot once more it should fix it.

  • Oscar

    Dont listen to him hook your idevice to your computer and click restore if you idevice is backed up you wont loose anything to back it up just click back up in summary

  • Oscar

    Dont listen to him hook your idevice to your computer and click restore if you idevice is backed up you wont loose anything to back it up just click back up in summary

  • Oscar

    you can get something called appsync+ 4.0 in cydia and search the game you want for free from app store (example free ipa download) then you drag it into your ipod via itunes

  • Oscar

    you can get something called appsync+ 4.0 in cydia and search the game you want for free from app store (example free ipa download) then you drag it into your ipod via itunes

  • Oscar

    Just try a hard reset hold the power and home button down until the screen flashes off and keep holding till you see the apple symbol.

  • Oscar

    Just try a hard reset hold the power and home button down until the screen flashes off and keep holding till you see the apple symbol.

  • Oscar

    just google free cydia app repos youll get tons of pay cydia apps free!

  • Cordelmartin

    How do I get out of safe mode. If it deleted cydia and spring bored won’t restart

  • Jared

    i jailbroke my 3gs, installed repo666ultrasnow it accepts my sim card from my blackberry but its says no service

  • Lambak2u

    what your baseband version

  • guest

    Ben,
    Try miwi and m3G two VERY VERY usefull aps!

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone used mobile monitor? I uploaded it into a phone but then uninstalled cydia. Does anyone know if that messes up how mobile monitor will operate? Thanks

  • Davinder_singh_khalsa

    YES WHICH VERSION DID YOU DOWNLOAD CONTACT WITH DETAILS I WILL UNLOCK IT davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • Davinder_singh_khalsa
  • Davinder_singh_khalsa

    put you iphone in dfu mode then it will restore

  • Guest

    IS YOUR IPHONE 3GS YOU CAN JAILBREAK YOUR IPHONE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS CONTACT davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • Guest

    is your iphone 3gs your have to upgrade to firmaware 06.15.00 tounlock 5.0.1 for details contact davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • Guest

    which iphone do you have contact davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk for jailbreak

  • Guest

    s your iphone 3gs your have to upgrade to firmaware 06.15.00 tounlock 5.0.1 for details contact davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • davinder

    preserve your baseband and then install 4.3.3 on iphone 4 for details contact davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • davinder

    upgrade to latest version for more details davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • davinder

    download latest itune and upgrade to new version for details contact davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • DAVINDER

    YES PRESERVE THE BASEBAND AND UPGRADE TO 5.0.1 YOU IPHONE 4 WILL WITH GEVEY SIM PLEASE NOT DO NOT UPGRADE THE BASEBAND IF PROBLEM CONTACT davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • DAVINDER

    NO UPGRADE TO 5.0.1 AND PRESERVE THE BASEBAND YOU WILL JAILBREAK YOUR IPHONE EASILY ANY PROBLEM CONTACT davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • DAVINDER
  • DAVINDER

    YES CONTACT WITH DETAIL davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • DAVINDER

    YES UPGRADE TO 5.0.1 AND UPGRADE THE BASEBAND 6.15.00 ANY PROBLEM CONTACT davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • DAVINDER

    REPLY WITH DETAIL WHICH BASEBAND CONTACT davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • DAVINDER
  • DAVINDER

    UPGRADE TO BASE BAND 06.15.00 CONTACT IF ANY PROBLEM davinder_singh_khalsa@yahoo.co.uk

  • Aliyousef5

    How can we remove or delete cydia

  • Aliyousef5

    How can I unjailbreak my iPhone

  • Michael

    Simply plug it into iTunes and restore your device. It should completely get rid of the jailbreak.

  • Cupcake

    i would like to get the iPad 2 to use for school, but I need to use Firefox for my virtual labs and animations. Will I be able to download Firefox once I jailbreak the iPad 2?

  • Ardin

    a good question that you may have forgot is ” Does Jailbreaking voids my warranty?? “

  • Yvan

    No, but if your school offers Firefox over Citrix, you can even use it without a jailbreak.

  • Yvan

    attach to iTunes, click restore.
    Beware, all your current data will be gone, so make sure you’ve got a backup!

  • Laythkamal

    you Can still get updates from apple like firmware updates,But you will use your jailbreak

  • Laythkamal

    i meant you will lose your jailbreak if you update your devices firmware

  • Lokmanmlh

    Go to Cydia And Remove all file from package one by one.

  • Lokmanmlh

    Go to Cydia And Remove all file from package one by one.

  • Bilalchami

    Yep

  • Kurtisssss

    If i download a tweat/app thats not made for ipad, but i turned off ipad using ifile then downloaded it then change back, how do i stop cydia from automatically removing it on my install que?

  • NOLYN78

    CAN YOU CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH CYDIA UNDER GOOGLE ACCOUNT?

  • Dev

    if i synchronise my iphone with itunes, will i lose my cydia app as i dont have it in my itunes library?

  • Hugosantiago85

    i’ve installed cydia on an Iphone 4, what else do I need to do to use this phone with T-mobile?

  • Stan Laurentiu80

    If your phone is locked on another carier and your baseband is 4.11.08, you can do nothing, it is still locked, if your baseband is lower, then you can use Gevey sim or Ultrasn0w if the baseband is 1.59.0

  • bqliank

    try to download appsync 5+ on cydia then try again :D

  • Bqliank Yapz

    NO, cydia apps will not disapear if you sync with itunes.. :D

  • Kanglong88

    HI, do i need to pay for the apps in cydia? i thought all the apps is FOC?

  • Lionelmessi_20

    hi, i cant download cydia on i phone 3g! can you tell me how?

  • Ash Apple

    As we know that jailbreaking voids the warranty but can it come back by restoring the iOS device?
    Can we download free paid apps using cydia?

  • Ash Apple

    Can we install pirated apps after jailbreaking?

  • Sameer_rbmba

    How can I get the application. Barrel and biytafont for my iphone4g not 4s?

  • Hensjensen

    Can you explain in a few simple steps how to download and install appsync 5+.
    For a newbee Cydia is not that easy. F.i. seach give almost nothing.

  • Nikke6969

    What program i can re-jailbreak ipad 2 5.0.1 (9A405)

  • Nikke6969

    what program can I re-jailbreak ipad 2 5.0.1 (9A405)

  • Luke

    Dad won’t let me turn iTunes off to do it HELP!!!

  • Mflanagan1281

    I’m new to jailbreaking…I just did it on my iphone 4s and my ipad 2 running 5.0.1. I always thought jailbreaking would allow to be download any app for free..is this right? I can’t seem to figure out how to do it…can someone please help me?

  • Catch9388

    I have udpated my phone with cydia & its working thanks for the above infor

  • 786mafzal

    installed cydia but unable to connect internet as my sim is not working till i unlock through cydia. pl.advice

  • joheath2918

    I jailbroke my iPod and installed Cydia a week ago and everything worked perfectly. Unfortunately, it seems that I’m now unable to charge my iPod. I’ve tried to plug it into my laptop, my computer, different outlets around the house. Nothing seems to work. For a while, I thought it was the wire but when i plugged in my brothers iPod it seems to charge perfectly. Does anyone have any idea what I should do?

  • Lemons132

    To do this, you need to install the application Installous. This will enable downloading mostly everything for free. I DO NOT do this, it is illegal to install and use installous.

  • Alexandy44

    Download instalus from cydia

  • Never

    restore

  • Mr Lamontlong

    I deleted the cydia app, how do i get it back

  • Steve

    Help…. I want to run android as ios is a piece of shit and steve jobs died because of bad karma.

  • Stevejobsdiedofbadkarma

    Can i run android on my shitty ipad2? Its much better than ios

  • Stevejobsdiedofbadkarma

    Steve jobs died because he was a douchebag. He could have turned his life around but decided to be a dick until he died. Cancer sucks, but he sucked worse.

  • Sexabot

    Long live android. No walled garden here.

  • Stece Xxx

    Youre holding it wrong

  • Intheknow.cydia

    Its not illegal.

  • Me

    No. Apple fans hate google.

  • Angrywhiteman

    Bad question. Does jailbreaking voids my warranty? What are you ghetto?

  • Yban

    Dont use an ipad for virt or cg work. Its useless

  • Adriansalcedo59

    Install instalous or something like that

  • Ky_uk

    Looking to jailbreak my IPhone 4 Iam new to this my phone is running 5.0.1 and I have downloaded the latest untethered version of redsnow I just have a few questions first please could somebody help ?
    1. can I still sync with iTunes after jailbreak … Not os update… just music and apps photos ect.
    2.after jailbreak can I still transfer music and apps to my IPhone.
    3.will I lose all my contacts while jailbreaking if so can I restore them after the jailbreak.
    4. Can I still update my app store apps without compromising the jailbreak.
    Thanks for reading

  • Atallahr

    I deleted Cydia which I had installed using absinthe by mistake and now I am unable to rejailbreak my iPhone 4s please help as I cannot restore to factory settings because the 5.1 is out.

  • Stan Laurentiu80

    Hello to all, I have a big problem with 2 4S’s , they are Jailbreak , one is locked on T-MOBILE Germany and the other one is on Softbank Japan! When I try to unlock them with Gevey Ultra S, they are going to Activate mode. If I install SAM and keep them activated the Gevey sim will not unlock them. I will have signal, but no Operator!

    Can someone help me?

  • Linjey010

    Can you jailbreak iPod touch the second time after its been jailbroken?

  • Tazz

    Will I lose cydia if I update ?

  • Tod

    Will I lose cydia if I update my iPod to 5.1 ?

  • David78autry

    If ur phone has been updated on its firmware can u still jailbreak it or do u have to downgrade it to its original firmware in order to jailbreak

  • hala

    help i ubdated 5.1 for my 4s im without cydia

  • Stan Laurentiu80

    And you will stay without Cydia until a new Jailbreak will be release! No Jailbreak for 4S with 5.1 for the moment! Sorry!

  • Sab1160

    it is very much possible to install cydia without jailbraking when u r in 4.3xx. I sware, i did it successfully. thanks

  • Beavesfuzzy

    Hi I was wondering whether you could tell me how you did it

  • Anonymous

    i downloaded cydia using absinthe but i’ve been stuck in tss pending queue and cannoy find any apps. how do i get out?

  • M Breckwoldt

    ich kann Cydia auf meinem Iphone 3gs 5.1 nicht jabraken wo kann ich es kostenlos Downloaden????????????????????????????????ßß

  • Craig

    I tried this all even redid my host file but i still get an error of 3149, saying my iphone is unable to update or corrupt

  • Toolworld09

    Did u try redsn0w ? It’s a tethered jailbreak but it works Check it out

  • Toolworld09

    Sell it to me for $50.00

  • Jossie_love91

    What if I dont have a computer whats so ever how can I get Cydia?
    My phone is my computer so far.

  • Brax2003

    The only part you need a computer for is the “Jailbreaking” portion. Everything else takes place on your iPhone. When you Jailbreak, the program that you use to Jailbreak will automatically install Cydia.

  • Evil Peewee1

    does cydia delete your photos wich u dont hace on your computer

  • Evil Peewee1

    does downloading cydia into an ipod touch delete your photos from ur ipod wich u dont have save on your computer

  • Psna70

    Wat?

  • HaJiHa

    My iphone3g is on base 6.15.0 and i am not able to connect to wifi do you know how to resolve this issue? now i have started hating iphone devices moving to samsung galaxy phone when my iphone 4 contract is over

  • Random

    yes

  • SHEHZAD ALAM

    MY IPHONE 4 WHEN I CONNECT WITH ITUNS AND REBOOT MY JAILBREAK IS REMOV WHY I DON’T KNOW PLEASE SOMBADY HELP ME ………………….PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…………?

  • iAfterDusk

    Installous is illegal, they are stolen applications that are striped of their DRM.

  • Nassim

    hello do jailbreaking iphone means application drains battery even when closed?

  • Andrea

    hello! i jailbroke my iPhone 4.2.1 and after a while, it off-ed and most of my apple apps disappered! how to get them back? please email me an answer please!

  • Neurologikal

    It pains me to see so many unanswered questions. As a Cydia developer and multiple iOS jailbreaker, I will try my best to answer some I’ve read in the comments below.

    1) Updating or restoring in iTunes will remove your jailbreak. This can be dangerous, as if a new firmware is out that doesn’t have a jailbreak, (in the instance of an iPhone 4S with iOS 5.1) the person will be unable to install Cydia.
    2) Using JailbreakMe on iOS 4.3, IS JAILBREAKING. You also install Cydia. It’s just an easier untethered jailbreak.
    3) Jailbreaking your iOS device does not harm it, nord

  • Neurologikal

    1) Yes.
    2) Yes.
    3) No.
    4) Yes.

  • Neurologikal

    Yes. My iPhone 3GS was jailbroken on iOS 4.1, 4.2.1, 4.3, 4.3.3, 4.3.5, 5.0, and 5.0.1 before I finally upgraded to an iPhone 4S.

  • Neurologikal

    If DreamBoard is compatible with iPad, yes.

  • Neurologikal

    Absinthe.

  • Angidhsivadas99

    If I jailbreak my iPod touch 4G,can I call through it over 3G as my service provider provides 3G service.

  • Zaid-yazan

    U need to tethered bot from redsn0w watch a video on YouTube to learn

  • Bill Shen1

    Well, actually, you can call over 3G anyways, but the jailbreak makes it MUCH better.
    Download Textnow… or Textfree… or Textplus FROM THE APPSTORE (first two are free, last one has a free and two premium versions) that allow you to call/text of 3G. Then you can use… iapfree or iapcracker and “buy” calling minutes.

  • Mi0

    Since some days i’m having problems with ipad2. It keeps telling me ‘No simcard installed’. It’s a unlocked ipad with jailbreaked ios 5.0.1. I’ve found some interesting articles here, telling to reset the Ipad and reinstal it. The only problem that I encounter now is that there is the update 5.1, and itunes won’t let me instal the 5.0.1 that I’ve downloaded, it keeps checking apple and tells me then it can’t instal.
    Should I just instal ios 5.1 and wait till the new jailbreak is out? Or are there other ways to solve this problem?
    Can someone help me further?

    Tank you.

  • Gege Raguini

    Hi!! I need help on how to restore cydia that I deleted?? Or how to uninstall installius without cydia??

  • Ahbipu

    What about SIRI after Jailbreak?

  • Papito_m22

    i had to restore my ipod so i tried re jailbreaking and now it wont even jailbreak. it gets to the part saying part one of built up or something but it stops freezes and then exits the whole thing can someone help me?

  • Anonymous

    Technically, Jailbreaking does not necessarily mean installing cydia. The process of Jailbreaking involves breaking the baseband and reloading it with custom (hacked, or jailbreaked) firmware. Cydia is not an entirely unique app, just the most well-known and largest. There are many other repository apps like cydia, like Icy, Installer, or Installous (for apps).
    And naturally, Apple fights jailbreak. After all, its Apple’s custom software that is being broken into, hacked, and taken advantage of. Additionally, the revenue brought in by Cydia (and the other apps mentioned above) comes out to about 10 million dollars, an additional revenue stream that Apple would like to capitalize on, or remove.

  • Anonymous

    You can download and install Siri0us, a hacked Siri for iDevices that do not natively support it. However, you must set up a Siri proxy in order to use it.

  • Anonymous

    Currently, there are no untethered jailbreaks available for an iDevice running iOS 5.1. And yes, downgrading is a pain. There is currently a tethered jailbreak with redsn0w, and you can use Corona to make it a semi-tethered break. I suggest reseting the iPad, and depending on how long you are willing to wait, either jailbreak now, or wait for the untethered Jailbreak. Good luck!

  • Anonymous

    Not at all. That doesn’t make sense. Jailbreaking just reloads the firmare with one with root access. Unless you load it up with tweaks, it will not affect battery life at all.

  • Anonymous

    If you do not back up your data before resetting your device, it will be wiped. However, there are methods of jailbreaking in which the data on the device is not affected.

  • Guest

    Try rebooting your router.

  • Adam

    If you are flashing the firmware your photos and everything else will be deleted. But just installing the cydia app within the iOS environment then your files will be left alone and not deleted.

  • Adam

    Hop on your friends computer. You will need one to jailbreak.

  • Adam

    Yes, An issue I have dealt with in the past is if you jailbreak and your system won’t function then you may have to flash the unjailbroken iOS then flash a jailbroken iOS after that to get you to a jailbroken idevice

  • Adam

    If you turn it off and plug it into a computer or charger that has been tested to work and the iPod does not turn on or is recognized then you have a hardware and not a software (iOS) problem. Have you tried to put it into DFU mode. If you can’t then you have a expensive paperweight.

  • Sissamazerty

    Please give me a link to download cydia for iphone4 !!!

  • Rmehdi1

    I have 2 questions:
    1) If I jailbreak my iphone4 5.1 with a tethered redsnow now, can I repeat if and when an untethered is available?
    2) After 5.1 upgrade, my firmware is 4.12.01. If I do the tethered jailbreak, can I still get it unlocked through AT&T once my contract expires in 10/12.
    Thanks.

  • Rene Overbeeke

    Hi Cydia
    I have an issue with my Iphone 3.
    I have reset it to factory settings and deleted teh content of all folders which ended up in the freeze.
    The Apple Icon appears on the screen and that is it.
    Tried to restore with Iti=unes but no luck, code 1015 come up.

    I do not haver a backup as I bought it this way.

    What can I do to get it back to work

    Thanks
    Rene

  • arnav

    hey i want paid apps for free and i have ipod touch 4 and is jailbroken

  • http://www.facebook.com/Baloshi69 Al-Baloshi Nawaz

    Hello I delete some thing in Cydia and Now my Iphone 3gs (4.1) is not serching any carrier…
    i have no wifi connection so i need install app throw Itunes of other sorce..

  • Gazra

    Hey guys I will make this clear for you to install free apps ie paid app store apps you will need to install a repo but I will not be posting this as it is against the law and should not be done it is illegal end of.

    If you jailbreak your idevice with a tethered jailbreak you can go over that jailbreak when a untethered one surfaces. Until then you can use the semi tether tweak which is on the bugboss repo for free.

    If anyone has any questions in regards to cydia itself then ask away. I have been using my idevices since day one of the first jailbreak and have never looked back currently got a iPhone 4S jailbroken on 5.0.1 untethered with hundreds of cydia installs :)

  • Gazra

    If there is no signal then you may need to restore your phone via iTunes but if you are going to restore make sure to have your SHSH blobs so you stay on 4.1 otherwise iTunes will update your phone to the latest version.

  • Gazra

    Hey Rene you can restore your iPhone via iTunes if you are getting error 1015 try to restore with it being in DFU mode.

    To get your idevice into DFU mode simply hold the home button and power button down at the same time until the phone “restarts” then remove your finger off the power button while continue to hold the home button this will allow you to restore with iTunes.

    That being said do you no what firmware your on and your baseband number?

    If your baseband is 6.15.00 then you will need a custom ISPW firmware to be made as you have the iPad baseband for unlocking purposes.

  • Gazra

    Yes you can repeat the process of going over your current jailbreak with a untethered one so you will keep all your tweaks and apps installed.

    Also in regards to your unlock question if your using tweaks such as ultrasn0w for your unlock then it will remain to be unlocked as long as you preserve your baseband.

    You can also use the updated GEVEY Ultra, which is available as a pre-order item from the Apple N Berry website, comes with support for the GSM iPhone 4 running on iOS versions 4.1 up to the very latest iOS 5.1, and will provide a hardware based unlock for the following basebands:

    01.59
    02.10
    03.10.10
    04.10.10
    04.11.08
    04.12.01

    If your unlocking your phone via the mobil carrier then you will be able to unlock whenever you like as they give you a code to input into your phone allowing it to be unlocked to all networks. This will always be the same and never change.

  • Gazra

    Why would anyone use siri0us it is a lame clone of Siri.

    Use Spire as it IS SIRI it downloads all the files from apple and installs them. Yes you need a proxy to use it but you can use google voice servers instead.

  • Gazra

    To uninstall something without cydia can be annoying but if you are still able to use your device by deleting cydia although I am not sure why you would you will need to do the following.

    1. Use SSH to gain access to the file directory of the device. (you can also use ifun-box for USB connection)
    2. Delete all traces of installous from these locations.
    Directorys
    /var/mobile/Documents/Installous
    /var/stash/Applications/Installous.app

    With them files gone make sure to restart your phone otherwise they will remain or if you can Respring it.

    This will remove installous from your springboard and device.

  • Anonymous

    In april 2012 I had my iphone unlocked (in a shop) so I could use with any carrier, orange to vodafone, my son connected to itunes and updated. now iphone 3gs -searching, no sim installed, can only get -language,country or region,wi fi, then activating, no service. cannot find what firmware I am on, the baseband is 06.15.00.4_m3s2. Is it possible to get my phone working again, and what should I do . been on you tube , but so many its confusing . new to this so any help would be appreciated. thanks steve

  • ray

    HI! I jailbroke my Iphone 4s couple weeks ago by using Absinthe but I deleted both my cydia and installous by accident. I tried to re-jailbreak with Absinthe. It said the device is already jailbroke, so I could not jailbreak my iphone again. Is there any way that I can reinstall the cydia?

  • marco

    was it running on 5.1.0

  • Ray

    it is running on 5.0.1! Please help!!

  • Anonymous

    I hate to say this, but you might want to check your English.
    It didn’t sound very good.

  • Awesome

    When does the free cydia come out for ios5

  • http://www.greathomeremedies.com/ Home Remedies

    There is a difference between cracked application and applications for jailbroken devices. Cracked means that you are getting a paid item for free but jailbreaking your device opens your device to a large market of application and tweaks.

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  • Azbclnic

    is there any damage can affect my iphone ipad with Gail break if use wrongly and can i return to factory default if not satisfied with Gail break

  • Fiza_nafi123

    I have installed Cydia but my network is not allowing me to use 3G and I lose my network very often with a sign of NO SIM or No Service…what should I do?

  • JaculinePager

    do you still have ifile? if you do then go to var/mobile/applications then look for cydia.app then remove it remove all of its componets completely! then try rejailbreaking again see if that works?

  • Emeka mazi

    Do you have any links to jailbreaking iPod touch 4g 5.1.1 untherded. Please email me at e.mazi@me.com

  • Jorgeysabrina

    I just have jb untherded mi ipod to touch 5.1.1 several times and i´ve been trying to install my peel 520, but i always get the same problem, an error status code 255, there is a missing folder.
    what can i do?
    if any help please email me:

    jorgeysabrina@gmail.com

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  • Ponyman

    can someone tell me how to get the Cydia app on my iphone 3? I’ve already jailbroken it using greenpoison but it didn’t boot up in Cydia to get the ThetherMe app to get MMS

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  • Blackizz78

    i have download ios5.1.1 for my 3gs from my macbook..how i to use it?can someone teach hoe to use?

  • Balckizz78

    i mean i download iOS 5.1.1 form here to my macbook..can someone teach me how to use??

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  • Naz hasanat

    Can we update jailbroken iphone to latest iOS???

  • sailor422

    If your carrier is willing to unlock your phone, will it be in the same state as an jailbroken model and you can download Cydia on it?

  • kigs

    how can i find out what network my phone was with originally ??

  • Tyler

    Google greenpois0n
    Download section
    Enjoy
    No ios6 jailbreak is out yet

  • jaf

    THUS THIS list of TWEAKS you inumerate has its effects?…

  • GreenPois0n

    yes, you can restore to factory settings… but, you can get free apps and free in app purcheses for your iphone…

  • GreenPois0n

    yes, you can restore to factory settings… but, you can get free apps and free in app purcheses for your iphone…

  • GreenPois0n

    try using redsn0w, go to extras and look around and read them, im sure exactly where it is located but.. there is an option to break out of the reboot cycle.

  • GreenPois0n

    try using redsn0w, go to extras and look around and read them, im sure exactly where it is located but.. there is an option to break out of the reboot cycle.

  • GreenPois0n

    for ios6.0.0 there is but sadly its only tetherd

  • GreenPois0n

    yes, wait til your warenty is no longer useable and then jailbreak

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    Share pls.

  • Essam

    1 – i have ios 4.0.1 and need to update to 5
    2 – all sources and applications in Cydia were disappeared

  • uvyxajd

    can we jail break anroid devices?

  • aracydea

    Hey, I hope someone can help me. I bought my Iphone 4 two years ago and installed the Cydia 1.1.6 and my phone is still running with iOS 4.3.3 and needs an update now. So I’m worried about the update, because I heard that if I update the iOS then my phone won’t work anymore. But what’s gonna happen if I update my jailbreak? Can I update my jailbreak or do I need to install a totally new Cydia + some stuff? Please, can somebody tell me what I should do? I cannot update/install new apps anymore. Thx

  • amay

    iphone 5….version 6.0.2 …is jail break available if yes where???nd how to download?

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.daieh Adam Daieh

    I jailbreak my phone after the ios 6.1.2 release and it’s great. I was able to download cydia successfully too. There are so many new tweaks and apps found in Cydia. I did it in WWW.JAILBREAKHOME.COM

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.daieh Adam Daieh

    This blog was really an awesome site which I had never found it anywhere. Interesting to read.
    I was able to install Cydia in my phone using WWW.JAILBREAKHOME.COM guide in just 5 minutes. Very easy installation.

  • Bill nye the question guy

    I really want ifile but you need cydia is it possible to get ifile without jailbreak ?

  • elias abi haidar

    why my ipod touch isnot in good way when i install many code in cydia?

  • elias abi haidar

    hey why my ipod isnot in good way when i install many code in cydia?

  • elias abi haidar

    i hate you cydia beacause my ipod touch isnot in good way when i install many code in cydia?

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    You forgot IMCPE edit for minecraft pe you can edit your world

  • Aras

    I delete my cydia accedentally .
    How can I return it back kindly
    iPad 3 iOS 5.1.1
    Thanks for help

  • TROLOLO

    fuck urself :)

  • PL80

    Thanks for the information about Cydia. Very helpful. Not sure if this is the right question for this forum, but THE BACKGROUND is that I recently jailbroke my Ipone 3G from ‘A Brick’ to an untethered IOS: 4.2.1 using PwnageTool 2.0.1 Now the specs are : iphone 3g IOS 4.2.1 baseband modem firmware 05.15.04 and BOOTLOADER VERSION: 06.04 [G2M3S2]

    Present jailbreaks for this Firmware and Bootloader version only offer to install IPAD FIRMWARE: 06.15.00 which is irreversable and has other problems.The problem I am left with now is ‘no phone connection’. (Phone shows only one bar or constant searching message)

    HERE is my question: Does Cydia offer a program that restores IPHONE hardware settings with appropriate firmware, so that I can get connectivity and ring from my IPHONE again?

    Thanks in anticipation. Cheers PL80.

  • Thechuck4u

    I have cydia on my Itouch and it’s not and never has been jailbroken…

  • Farhan Butt

    Hi, very informative article. Was wondering, you did not mention about android as it is also a major OS holding a major share of the market. Is cydia available for android as well?

  • Farhan Butt

    One for thing i missed out, if someone jail breaks the IOS, what happens to his / her data stored on the device (contacts, movies, music, pictures etc)????

  • Josh

    your a dick

  • Billy Nguyen

    It stays on the phone or at lease it should

  • Hello me

    Is jail breaking safe sorry if I ask this but I am just new,,,

  • Hello me

    What bad things will happen to my iPad if I download cydia???

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