Cydia is the best third-party package manager for Jailbroken iPhone Devices and iPad Devices.
Sileo is the best alternative for Cydia.

How to install Cydia?

First, you must compatible tool to jailbreak iPhone and iPad Devices to install Cydia. If you could not find it manually, you can use Silzee Find My Jailbreak tool to get the most compatible jailbreak tool according to your iOS Device and the iOS or iPadOS version.
For your easy reference, we listed all working jailbreak tools and install links on this page.
Choose any jailbreak tool from below and tap it to get the Download links and instructions.





Cydia iOS 16




Cydia iOS 15.5 to 15




Cydia iOS 14.8.1 to 14.8



Cydia iOS 14.7.1 to 14.7




Cydia iOS 14.6 to 14




Cydia iOS 13.7 to 13



Cydia iOS 12.5.5 to 12



Cydia iOS 11.4.1 to 11


Cydia iOS 10.3.4


Cydia for iOS 10.0.1 to iOS 10.2


Cydia for iOS 9.3.6 - iOS 9.3.5


Cydia for iOS 9.3.5 - iOS 9.3


Cydia for iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.1


Cydia for iOS 9.3.3 to iOS 9.2


Cydia for iOS 8.4.1


Cydia for iOS 8.4 to iOS 8


Cydia for 8.4 - 8.1.3 / iOS 9.3.3 - iOS 9.2 and iOS 10.2 - iOS 10


Cydia for iOS 8 to iOS 8.1



Pangu7 Jailbreak Guide - iOS 7.1, iOS 7.1.1 and iOS 7.1.2



Evasi0n7 Jailbreak Guide - iOS 7.0 to iOS 7.0.6


P0sixspwn Jailbreak Guide - iOS 6.1.3

iOS 6.1.3 running iPhone and iPad are supported for P0sixspwn Jailbreak.


Absinthe Jailbreak Guide - iOS 5 to iOS 5.0.1

iOS 5 to iOS 5.0.1 running iPhone, iPad Devices support for Absinthe Jailbreak tool.


How to use Cydia?

Once install Cydia, you will have default features to manage it.

Sources Tab – This tab shows all added sources
Search Tab – Search option
Installed Tab – This tab shoes all Tweak / Theme / Widget / Apps that you download
Changes Tab – This tab shows all updates

Popular FAQ about Cydia

You can find all related FAQs about Cydia

Can Install Cydia Without PC

Most of the latest Jailbreak tools support Install Cydia Without Computer. Unc0ver Jailbreak tool is the most famous Jailbreak tool that supports Online. Click the following link to get all details about How to install Cydia without PC


What Cydia can do?

Once installed Cydia, you can install Apple restricted applications and install applications that are not available in Apple App Store.
Usually, iOS / iPadOS users cannot customize the Devices as they want. Like Home Screen customize / Add Custom ringtone / Change theme / Font Change / Location spoofer / Carrier unlock / iPhone iCloud unlock / iCloud Bypass and etc.
So Cydia is a must-have application if you want to change your Device to the next level.


How to remove Cydia?

Cydia Can be removed anytime with few methods. Follow the below method to remove.

iOS Upgrade method - Once updated to the latest iOS version. Cydia will erase from your Device. Also, it will lose the re-jailbreak ability.

Unc0ver Restore RootFS method - Cydia will erase from your Device but will not lose re-jailbreak ability.

Checkra1n Restore System - Cydia will erase from your Device but will not lose re-jailbreak ability.

iTunes restore option. Connect your Device to iTunes installed PC ( Windows / Mac ) Then tap Restore.


How to add Cydia Repos?

Jailbroken users can add Cydia repos in two ways.
The first method is clicking Silzee Repos Direct install. You must open this page from Cydia Installed iPhone / iPad and iPod Touch Mobile Safari and tap below the Cydia repos button.
Also, you can add those repos to Sileo / Installer and Zebra package managers.
The second method is by Adding repos URL. Therefore, you must open Cydia > Tap Source > Tap Edit > Tap Add > Add Source > Enter Repo URL.



How to remove Cydia Repo

Users can remove / Delete the repo anytime. Tap any source which you want to delete. Then swipe to the left. Then you will have an option to delete the Source.


Trusted ( Safe ) Cydia Repos list

Tap the buttons from Cydia installed Device ( Make sure to open this page from Mobile Safari )


Are Cydia apps safe?

The simple answer is yes. But we not recommended installing crack repos. Most crack ( Pirate ) repos content malware files and hack contents. So installing Cydia Jailbreak apps from crack apps is unsafe.
Sometimes these unsafe applications will brick your iOS Device. So you cannot whether Cydia apps are safe or unsafe manually, but Silzee Can do it for you.
Silzee team developed a Scam finder tool, and you can check whether repos content malware or not from the Silzee Scam finder tool.


Are Cydia apps free?

Jailbreak and install Cydia always free. Also, most apps are free, and some of them not. Here is the most popular Paid Tweak list.

  • CarBridge ( CarPlay Tweak )
  • Complications - watchOS widgets on lock screen >
  • Prysm - Customize Control Center
  • BioProtect XS - Protect apps with Touch/Face ID >
  • CallBar XS - incoming calls interrupt bypass >
  • PullOver Pro - Multitask Tweak >
  • PortraitXI - portrait mode for older Devices -

What is Cydia Substrate

Cydia Substrate is formally known as a MobileSubstrate, and that helped to Tweak injection. Substrate has three major versions: MobileHooker, MobileLoader, and safe mode. Get the latest Substrate update from here.


What is Cydia Impactor

Cydia Impactor is a tool for sideloading IPA files. Jailbreak is not necessary for import IPA files from Impcator tool. Currently, Cydia Impactor is not updated for the latest iOS version. But latest iOS users can use Cydia impactor alternatives from below.



What is Cydia Eraser

Cydia Eraser is also known as a Cydia Impactor. You can remove Cydia from the Cydia Eraser tool without removing the re-jailbreak ability.


What is Cydia Extender

Cydia Extender is an on-device utility to renew applications and also basically Cydia Impactor on your device. Unfortunately, Apple is usually not allowing to sign applications.
Extender only works with Jailbroken iPhone, and no need to use an Apple Developer account.

Please Note - This package renamed Extender: Reload.

Install below repo to install Extender: Reload.

http://repo.incendo.ws/


Cydia Alternatives

There are so many alternatives to Cydia. Sileo is the perfect alternative for it.

Sileo

Sileo is the default third-party app manager for Taurine / Odyssey / Chimera and Electra Jailbreak. Sileo is the best alternative for Cydia.

How to install Sileo for iPhone / iPad - Check Here

Installer5

AppTapp Team is the Developer of Installer5 Cydia alternative. At this time, Installer5 is fully compatible with iOS 10 to iOS 13 versions. When compared with other package managers, Installer5 has more features. You can install Installer5 for your jailbroken Devices, add below repo URL.

https://apptapp.me/repo

Zebra

The modern and powerful Package manager for jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Devices. Currently, Zebra is fully compatible with iOS 8 to iOS 13 jailbroken devices. You can add it to your Device as a Cydia replacement through their official repo. Just add the below Source to your Source list and add.

https://getzbra.com/repo/


Cydia Alternatives ( Tweaked App Stores )

Many Tweaked app stores are available for the latest iOS versions, such as TuTuBox,TweakBox, AppValley, Appcake, CokerNutx. These applications do not require a jailbreak to install. You can install the most popular app, Tweaked app,++ applications, and Modified Games app from these tweaked app stores.


Cydia Scam

Many scam methods available for download Cydia at the moment. App hacks.co/Cydia is the world-famous scam method. It is a Survey Scam for iOS users. You can get more information about Apphacks.co/Cydia scam from here.


Common Cydia Errors and How to Fix

There are lots of Errors, and you cannot use Cydia until you fix it. Use the below links to know common errors and guide to fix them.

saurik.com link

theiphonewiki link


Who Create Cydia

Jay Freeman (saurik) is the Developer of Cydia.



Cydia History

Cydia launched in February 2008 as an alternative for the Installer application. Cydia's name came from the moth genus ( scientific name of Cydia pomonella ).
Still, Cydia.com's domain name is not owned by Saurik, and he filed an action back in 2010 against Cykon Technology Limited regarding Cydia.com domain name rights.