Cydia Alternatives

Cydia was the top source for third-party apps and tweaks. But not everybody can install Cydia at the moment, and not everyone wants a jailbreak, but several alternatives now provide a significant amount of what Cydia offers, and these are available to all iOS versions.


Benefits of Cydia Alternatives:

These alternatives are also third-party installers, and they offer users some benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Compatible with all or most devices
  • Work on a range of iOS versions including iOS 7 and above
  • None of them interfere with the iOS system
  • All easy to install and even easier to delete
  • The developers provide full support and keep their installers updated with security fixes and new content
  • SSL encryption
  • Plenty of unofficial apps and games to choose from including games emulators

Best 15 Cydia Alternatives:

  • Sileo

sileo app

The only “true replacement” for Cydia is the Sileo app. However, it requires that your device be jailbroken first. Linked below is the download tutorial. Other Non-Jailbreak solutions follows.

Sileo App Store

There are quite a few non-jailbreak alternatives to choose from, each offering content that will replace some of what Cydia or Sileo offers:

  • AppValley


Based in the US, AppValley is a direct source of iOS apps and games. It is home to thousands of 3rd-party apps and games, each leading to an iOS app, game, or other useful files. It is effortless to use, and you have plenty of choice, including a range of emulators and apps and loads of other useful apps.

AppValley AppStore

AppValley also offers access to a range of tweaks such as AirShou and iRec screen recorders.

  • Emus4U


Emus4U is another app installer that offers support for some emulators, alongside unofficial apps and tweaks. It is home to thousands of apps, games, wallpapers, themes, and more.

Emus4U AppStore

Emus4U also has several options for in-app customization included.

  • Panda Helper 

panda helper original 120px

Panda Helper is one of the newer Cydia alternatives, and it comes in a free and a paid version. The free version offers plenty of choices, tweaks, unofficial apps, and other fresh and useful apps and tweaks.

Panda Helper App

Panda Helper is updated every day with new content as per requests from users.

  • TutuApp 


TutuApp is an original Cydia alternative, one of the very first and offering perhaps one of the largest numbers of apps and games. Most have been given additional functionality or features and are all free to download and use, as is the TutuApp installer.

Tutu App Store  

The developers have helpfully made the app available in several download languages, making it available to more users worldwide. Tutu App fully supports all the latest devices on the newest iOS versions.

  • TweakBox 


TweakBox offers a vast range of 3rd-party apps and games, along with plenty of other useful content. The developers have helpfully sorted everything into 4 different categories so you can find what you want quickly.

TweakBox Store

TweakBox is a feature-packed installer that is very easy to install and use.

  • CokerNutX

Cokernutx app

This is a new application for you to try when popular app stores are not-working and broken, like TweakBox and AppValley app listed above. The CokerNutX app is new in the world of iOS app installers without many restrictions and hosts popular apps downloads by users worldwide.

CokerNutX App

  • iOSEmus


iOSEmus is an alternative to Cydia and works just like the Emus4U app. It allows the installation of unofficial apps and games.

iOSEmus Store

  • AppCake


The Appcake app is not an alternative to Cydia, but an add-on for jailbroken devices. If your device is jailbroken with Cydia or Sileo, you can add 3rd-party content on your device without any restrictions.

AppCake Store

  • iPA4iOS


This is a fairly new iOS app installer, which is not very popular, but you can find the most downloaded 3rd party apps. The download link is below.

iPA4iOS AppStore

  • Asterix installer

asterix installer

It is a new unofficial installer for iOS devices that allows download of free apps and games without creating an Apple ID.

Asterix Installer

  • Aptoide

aptoide app

Aptoide is different in that it is an unofficial Android store offering Android users a choice of thousands of Android apps. Many of these are 3rd-party, and some can’t even be found in the original Play Store.

Aptoide AppStore

ACMarket is exclusive to Android users at this time, providing them with a taste of what iOS users have long enjoyed.

  • Mojo Installer

mojo installer

Mojo Installer is closer to Cydia than many alternatives, offering the ability to install your packages or choose from several built into the app.

Mojo Installer

  • AppEven 

appeven app

AppEven is slightly different in that it provides access to a good selection of games emulators for playing console games on the iPad or iPhone. It also has some unofficial apps and tweaks, along with top media apps and more.

AppEven Store 

To date, AppEven supports 4 different emulators, SNES4iOS, NDS4iOS, GBA4iOS, and Happy Chick.

  • TopStore App 

topstore app

Download TopStore app installer today and never go back to the official store again. With thousands of unofficial apps, tweaks, themes, screen recorders, and much more, TopStore offers more than the stock app store does, and it’s all available without a jailbreak and completely free.

TopStore App

Downloaded by millions of users worldwide, TopStore is one of the new unofficial free app stores.

  • FTiOS Store

ftos ftios

Another Cydia alternative, FtOS app store hails from Vietnam, is home to thousands of apps and games. An unofficial app store exclusively for iOS devices.

FtOS AppStore

The developers have placed all the content into six categories; either browse at leisure or go straight to the app you want, FtOS works either way perfectly.

  • HipStore

hipstore app

The last Cydia alternative also comes from developers based in Vietnam. HipStore is another comprehensive installer that offers a massive choice of 3rd-party apps and games, alongside lots of other stuff that you won’t find in the official stores.

HipStore App 

  • AppVN


AppVN is a Vietnamese appstore that hosts the top games and apps for Android devices. You do not need to root your device to download AppVN app on your Android device. Download link below.

AppVN App 

Those are the Top alternatives to Cydia right now; as more is released or if there are any changes to these, this page will be updated so like us on Facebook, click Following > See First, and all updates will be posted to your newsfeed.

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59 thoughts on “Cydia Alternatives”

  1. Suite à une restauration je n’arrive plus à re jailbreaker mon iPhone X iOS 12.1.2 ni avec unc0ver ni avec Chimera Quand je lance unc0ver j’ai le message erreur fatal et avec Chimera c’est Occurred . Quelqu’un a une solution ???

    Following a restoration I can not re jailbreak my iPhone X iOS 12.1.2 neither unc0ver nor with Chimera When I run unc0ver I have the fatal error message and Chimera is Occurred. Someone has a solution ???

  2. Looking for a way to download GarageBand on my iPhone without the App Store or Apple ID. I’ve tried just about all of these but they don’t have GarageBand. Can anyone help me with this issue???

  3. Installed Mojo successfully. But still can’t open it.. says safari couldn’t connect to server. Like I got no internet. But I do and it is working

  4. Hipstore,tweak box,app valley and panda helper apps.some are installing and not opening others ain’t installing at all,
    Why??and what should I do

    • all these apps were revoked recently. please wait a while while the developers restore their certificates and they will start working again.

    • That’s right, they all were revoked again in a GLOBAL REVOKE of their certificates by Apple. Its happening quote frequently in the year 2019 now, every 30 – 45 days. We suggest you wait for some days before things are restored and working again

  5. I have been jail breaking now for about 7 years self taught and I am 60 years old now so everything was new to me I new nothing about it , wish this was about then . You have done a fantastic job explaining everything and not frightening people about jail breaking . Thanks and looking forward to all your updates. Billy3rfc

    • Thank you for your kind words Billy3rfc. We try to keep things updated and working while also correcting anything that is being reported by our readers. Your comment is very encouraging.

      Team Cydia App

    • Hi, for these apps to be downloaded on your iPhone or iPad, you do not need a computer. That is the beauty of these apps.

  6. Hi. I’m looking for a tweak for my iPhone 6plus, running the latest operating software update, that will allow my Basuess charger to work. It was working fine until I updated at one point, then I started getting that stupid message” not compatible accessory” 😡 I was googling and found you guys , but I don’t want to jailbreak, just in case, cause I can’t afford another phone. Although I have no idea what could go wrong with jailbreaks, cause I’m not techy. Anyhow, these alternatives you have above, can you tell me how to get past the lock on not compatible accessories with one of them, or any other way to do it, Thankyou

  7. I have downloaded the emus4u app but when I’ve installed the what’s app ++ it opens then closes immediately. Can u maybe solve the issue

  8. Yes I did but appvalley is also unable to download apps…actually the icon of app appears on home screen but downloading is not started…I just want to install whatsapp on my phone which is not possibe to install from appstore.if there is another option so please suggest me.thanks

  9. Hi there,
    Do you know how can find a previous version of Musixmatch?
    I need 7.2.9 version Musixmatch ipa file but I can’t find it anywhere.

  10. What do you think of TweakMo ?
    Is there any way to install AppVN on non-jailbreak device ?
    Are there many exclusive apps that require non-jailbroken devices? because if there aren’t, I’m all ready to jailbreak my ip
    would appreciate your reply

    • hi, we will review TweakMo and if its good we will list it on this page. Thanks for pointing it out. AppVN is an Android-only installer, hence does not install on an iPhone. The top app installers right now are the AppValley app.

  11. Very nice work you guys. I have a question though what could work on an IPad 1 with v 5.1.1 ? Or should I keep using it as cutting board!? :-/

  12. Topstore is the best app between all the Cydia apps. But someone got to or improve Topstore or create a better app like Topstore. Because there are not enough apps and games. But except that it’s a great work you did! Good job!

  13. All I need to do is get an updated version of FaceTime where you can do group calls, I’m on 9.3.5 on iPad mini 1st gen. I figured I could jailbreak and then update iOS but I haven’t had any luck. The 3rd party App Store all seem to not be working (I tried like 6 of them), does anybody have any suggestions for me?


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