Cydia Install

Cydia is the third-party app manager ( iOS App ) for iOS Jailbroken Devices developed by Jay Freeman (saurik) February 28, 2008

Cydia App manager allows you to install Repos ( Sources ) to install third-party apps not available in the Apple Store.

How to install Cydia? Guide

Cydia install method may vary depending on your iOS version and Device model. Choose your iOS version from below and get most compatible jailbreak.

Cydia install iOS 13.5 - iOS 13.3.1

Unc0ver and Checkra1n jailbreak support iOS 13.3.1 to iOS 13.5 versions. Unc0ver jailbreak also supports A13 Jailbreak.

Cydia Install iOS 13.3 - iOS 13

Several jailbreak tools are available to install Cydia for iOS 13.3 - iOS 13 versions. Unc0ver is the only tool supports to Jailbreak iPhone 11 , 11 Pro and 11 Pro max Devices running iOS 13.5 to iOS 13

Cydia Install iOS 12 - iOS 12.4.6

Checkra1n Jailbreak tool support iOS 12 to iOS 12.4.6 versions to download Cydia. Unc0ver Jailbreak tool also supports iOS 12 to iOS 12.4.6 except iOS 12.4.5 and iOS 12.4.6 versions. Chimera Jailbreak tool also support iOS 12 — 12.2 and 12.4 versions.

Cydia Install iOS 11.4.1 - iOS 11

Electra Jailbreak and Rootless Jailbreak support to Download Cydia for iOS 11.4.1 to iOS 11 versions. But Rootless Jaibreak users should install Cydia manually after completing the jailbreak process.

Cydia Install iOS 10.3.4 - iOS 10

Several jailbreak tools are available for download Cydia for iOS 10.3.4 to iOS 10 versions. Yalu Jailbreak support iOS 10 to iOS 10.2 running iPhone/ iPad Mini Devices. Meridian Jailbreak tool only supports iOS 10 to iOS 10.3.3 running 64bit Devices only.

DoubleH3lix Jailbreak jailbreak also only compatible 64bit iOS 10 to iOS 10.3.4 running iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Devices. G0blin Jailbreak supports iOS 10.0 - 10.3.3 running (A7 - A9) 64bit Devices.

Cydia Install iOS 9.3.5 - iOS 9

Pangu Jailbreak is the only Untethered jailbreak tool in the list. Pangu's latest version supports iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 versions. Pangu9 tool only supports 64bit Devices running iPhone 5s to iPhone 6s Plus / iPad Mini 2 to iPad Pro / iPod Touch 6G. Follow below the Pangu9 guide to jailbreak your Device.

Install Cydia Demo

There is no way to install Cydia without Jailbreak. You cannot even install it from a Website or any paid service or Apple Store. Only you can install the Cydia Demo version without Jailbreak. You can install the Cydia Demo version to your Device from the following Link.

How to add Cydia Repo?

Cydia installs automatically with default sources once complete the jailbreak process. But still you can add some additional sources to your Source list by the following guide.

  • Step 1. Open Cydia

  • Step 2. Tap Source button

  • Step 3. Tap Edit Button

  • Step 4. Tap Add Button

  • Step 5. Enter URL and Tap Add Source button

How to remove Cydia Repo

Cydia 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.

Update installed Packages

You can update installed packages directly from Cydia. Go to Cydia and tap the installed option and then tap the upgrade option ( Right upper corner ). Make sure to connect your Device to the internet connection.

Tweak Reinstall / Remove / Downgrade

You can Reinstall / Remove or downgrade installed tweak / Theme or app anytime. Just Tap any app which you want to downgrade and tap it. Then tap modify option. Now you can see Reinstall / Remove / Downgrade options.

How to remove Cydia?

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

Cydia Eraser app method

Step 1. Go to Cydia and Search ( Cydia Eraser )

Step 2. Install it and open

Step 3. Tap erase data and unjailbreak device option

Step 4. Tap Delete All option

Step 5. Now you successfully removed Cydia

Succession app method

Succession app is not available in the default Source list. So you have to install an additional source.Copy below source and follow How to add Source guide to add it.

Step 1. Go to Cydia again after installing the source and then search Succession.

Step 2. Tap to install it

Step 3. Now open the Succession.

Step 4. Tap Download Clean File System

Step 5. Tap and wait

Step 6. App will ask to go to the home page once complete the process.

Step 7. Tap Restore option

Step 8. Tap Erase

iTunes Restore method

Jailbroken users can remove Cydia anytime with iTunes restore option. Connect your Device to iTunes installed PC ( Windows / Mac ) Then tap Restore.

iOS upgrade method

This is a good solution for removing Cydia. With this method, you will lose re-jailbreaking ability. Example Once you update your Device to latest iOS 13.4, you will lose the re-jailbreak ability

Cydia Alternatives

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


Sileo is the default third party app manager for Chimera and Electra Jailbreak. Sileo is the perfect alternative for the Cydia app manager.


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.


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 below Source to your Source list and add.

Lime Installer

Lime Installer package manager is still under development and the best alternative for Cydia. But still, Lime installer is not available for public users. The team behind Lime Installer is offering a one-click repo transfer from Cydia, Sileo, and Zebra packages.


Saily is a newly released Cydia alternative Package Manager for Jailbroken Devices. Lakr Aream is the Developer of the Saily Package. At this time Saily only compatible with iOS 11 to iOS 13 versions. You should add below Repo URL to your source list and then you can add Saily.


Capsule is the upcoming package manager for Jailbroken Devices. At this stage they are looking for some experienced Developers to build up Capsule Package Manager.

Cydia Alternatives ( Tweaked App Stores )

There are many Tweaked app stores for the latest iOS versions, such as 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

Meny scam methods available for download cydia at the moment. is the world famous scam method to install Cydia. It is a Survey Scam for iOS users. You can get more information about Apphacks Cydia sacm from here.

Cydia History

Cydia launched in February 2008 as an alternative for Installer application. Cydia name came from the moth genus ( scientific name of Cydia pomonella ).

Still, domain name is not owned by Saurik, and he filed an action back in 2010 against Cykon Technology Limited regarding domain name rights.