Cydia is well-known across the iOS community but there are some who don’t know much about it; for you, we have the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Cydia.
Is It Illegal To Use Cydia ?
In the USA, it is perfectly legal to use Cydia but, should you need to return your iOS device to an Apple store for repair, Apple may void your warranty if the device is jailbroken. Usually, it would be illegal in the USA under the copyright laws the Digital Millennium Copyright Act has defined but, for now, it has been ruled legal.
Is Cydia Free ?
Cydia is free to use with any jailbreak tool. It is a third-party app store and iOS installer for tweaks but you do need the jailbreak to get it. Alternatives that do not require Cydia but are also free include TweakBox, an external store that contains flash apps, tweaked apps, modified games and thousands of other paid apps from the iOS app store for free. Another alternative is the web-based iNoCydia, another free store that contains many of the Cydia features,
What Can Cydia Do ?
Cydia is a jailbreak app store that is similar to the official iOS app store with one difference. In Cydia, you get customized apps and modifications that you can apply to your device. In Cydia, you can download these modifications, update them and manage them easily on your jailbroken device but the only way to get it is to install a jailbreak tool.
Can You Install Cydia without Jailbreak ?
No. Cydia is packaged with the jailbreak tools and will not work without one. However, there are plenty of Cydia alternatives that provide a great deal of what Cydia offers without having to install the jailbreak first. Check out our list of the top Cydia alternatives that provide modified apps and games for free on your iPhone or iPad without needing to jailbreak first.
Is It Safe To Jailbreak ?
When you jailbreak, you break through the security chains that Apple wraps the iOS in and this means that you can do things Apple wouldn’t normally allow you to do, including running third-party software. It is perfectly legal to jailbreak, it is safe to do provided you use official sources for the jailbreak tools and you can do some cool stuff on your device once you have done it,
What Apps Are On Cydia ?
Cydia has thousands of apps and tweaks on offer and the following are our top picks for the absolute best:
- Auxo. So many developers have tried and essentially failed to breathe new life into iOS multi-tasking; Auxo is the best and is the one that Apple is most likely to “steal” and use as their own idea …
- BiteSMS, Messages+ …
- iFile. …
- Merge. …
- Sparrow+ …
- TetherMe. …
- Zephyr. …
Is Cydia Impactor A Jailbreak ?
No, it is not. Cydia Impactor is a useful tool that we use to sign IPA files or apps and install them on our iOS devices without a jailbreak. It is a pretty incredible piece of software, working on Mac, Windows and Linux platforms and it can do several things on Android and iOS mobile devices.
How Do You Add Sources ?
Adding new sources to Cydia is pretty easy; just follow these steps:
- Launch Cydia on your iPhone or iPad
- Tap on Manage > Sources and you will see a list of sources already included in Cydia
- In the top right corner of the screen, tap Edit
- In the top left, tap Add
- Type in the source URL that you want to add as a repository in Cydia
- Click on Add Source
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