Now that Cydia is pretty much a thing of the past, the hunt is on for the best alternative and we have seen quite a few in the last few months. A new one that is striving for the top spot is called Cyrus Installer and it offers something different to all the other Cydia alternatives we’ve seen – Cydia tweaks.
What is Cyrus Installer?
Where most Cydia alternatives offer a few tweaks with their efforts focused on modified content for free, this one goes further. It offers users what they really want – a whole range of Cydia tweaks that have been redesigned to work without a jailbreak, giving everyone the option of using them. What you will find in the installer is:
- Tweaks – such as xCleaner, iCleaner, iTransmission and more
- Emulators – iNDS, Happy Chick and many more
- ++ Modified Apps – YouTube++, Instagram++, Spotify++, Snapchat++, and more
- Apps – TutuApp, Pangu, Yalu102, Kodi and much more
The app offers a very user-friendly minimalist interface and has more than 80 tweaks and apps. That number is low compared to the other Cydia alternatives but this will expand in time and the focus is on quality rather than quantity.
Everything that the installer offers makes it the ideal installer for everyone, jailbreakers and non-jailbreakers alike. If you have ever used AppValley or TutuApp, you will find this one works much the same; simple to use, nothing complicated about it at all.
Is it Safe?
Absolutely. Cyrus Installer has been fully tested and neither the installer or any of the apps or tweaks in it contain any malware, adware, spyware or anything else like it. However, it is a free installer and, as such, ads are a part of it. They are unobtrusive though and these do not present any security risk either. If you really don’t feel comfortable using it, you will need to wait for a new jailbreak and, by all accounts that could be some time away. To be fair, it offers you the tweaks without the security risks that go with jailbreaking because it doesn’t need access to the iOS root like Cydia does so it is a much safer alternative.
The installer works on all devices that run on iOS 10 through to iOS 12:
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini
- iPad Pro
- iPod Touch
Interested? Want to know how to download it? Read on.
Download Cyrus Installer :
Update: Cyrus Installer has been reintroduced as Cyrus Hub. It retains the same functionallity and even more, with a brand new intuitive interface.
You will need:
- Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
- iOS 10 to iOS 12 firmware
- A decent internet connection – preferably WiFi although data will work.
You must follow these instructions very carefully otherwise the installation will not be successful :
- On your iOS device, open Safari browser
- Now tap the download button above
- The Install Profile screen will open, tap on Install – top right corner of your screen
- Input your passcode when asked to and then tap on Next
- To start the installation process, tap on Install
- When the process has finished, tap on Done
- Close down Safari, go to your home page and you will see the app icon
Provided the icon is there, you can now start using the app installer. Tap to open, find the app or tweak you want and download it. If the icon is not there, repeat these steps.
How to Use Cyrus Installer :
When you open the installer you will find that all the content has been arranged into six categories, easy for you to find what you want. Those categories are:
- Tweaked apps
- Social media
- Themes and tweaks
- Other apps
If you go into the apps section you can also download TutuApp.
You can see at a glance if the apps in the installer are working because the developers have helpfully put an icon beside each one. The icons are:
- Green – working
- Red – Not working
- Orange – requires Loophole
- Blue – requires Airplane mode
That’s not all though
There are also four different themes for the user interface for you to choose between:
Fixing Errors :
The most common error that appears is the “Unable to Download Apps” error. This is a certificate issue and you must wait for the developer to fix it. To be fair to them, they are on the ball and tend to push out fixes within a few hours of the certificate error being dealt with.
Over to you
Don’t waste time; download Cyrus Installer today and install your favorite tweaks and ++ apps. Although the installer is free, the developers do operate a donation system so if you do like what it has to offer, be kind to the developers and provide a little support for them. That way, they can keep the installer maintained and continue to push out the relevant fixes and updates.
A word of warning – some of the jailbreak tweaks need root access if they are to work properly. For those using the installer on a non-jailbroken iOS device, those tweaks will be limited in functionality. If you want more choice of apps and games, have a look at these Cydia alternatives – you can run these alongside Cyrus Installer if you want the best of both words:
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