Cydia is the best alternative app store for Apple devices. But how can you install Cydia on your iPhone? In this article we are going to describe how to download the Cydia installer and install Cydia on your phone.
What is Cydia?
Let’s begin by giving a brief introduction to Cydia. You must already know that Cydia works as an app store in Apple devices and has a huge collection of apps and games that are not available in the default app store. The Cydia itself is an app. And the Cydia installer will install that on your iPhone or iPad.
How to install Cydia
You should know some more details about what the Cydia installer actually does. A Cydia installer doesn’t just install Cydia. Because it its default state, iOS will never let an outsider app like Cydia to be installed. So what a Cydia installer must do first is to remove the default restrictions imposed by iOS. In other terms, a Cydia installer must first “jailbreak” the device.
Jailbreaking is very easy now-a-days because there are many free jailbreaking tools available in the internet for different versions of iOS. However, not all versions of iOS can be jailbroken and hence Cydia can’t be installed on all iOS versions. The last version of iOS that can be jailbroken is 9.3.3.
Now, a jailbreaking tool not just jailbreaks your device it also installs Cydia. In short, the jailbreaking tools like Pangu, TaiG etc are actually also Cydia installers.
Download Cydia installer
There are many jailbreaking tools (and Cydia installers) available. You must choose the one which works for your particular iOS version. For example here is the link to Pangu Cydia installer for iOS 9.3.3. You need a Windows PC to use it. There are two files. Download than to your PC.
How to use Cydia installer
Open the Cydia impactor in your computer. Connect your Apple device with the PC via an USB cable. Drag and drop the IPA file on it. You need to give your Apple ID and password. Use a real ID and password of your Apple account. Next, go to your phone’s Device Management section form Settings. Look for your Apple ID name here. Turn on your phone’s data connection. Then mark your Apple ID as trusted. Next, in your phone app list, there should be an app named Pangu. Run it. This will jailbreak and install Cydia in your device. After the Cydia installer completes the process, you will see the Cydia icon in your app list.