Cydia is back. After a long break and few updates, Cydia has finally returned to the scene for iOS 9 firmware in the form of Phoenix jailbreak. For so long, we have been unable to install Cydia on our devices, thanks to the crackdown from Apple on jailbreak development.
iOS 9 firmware from saw Apple start to crack down on Cydia development as they began introducing security features that would make things hard, features that were designed with the best of intentions, of protecting users and their data. While Apple has tried their best to thwart jailbreak developers and while it has taken some time, the right exploit has finally been found in iOS 9 to update Cydia and, given the age of the firmware, it is unlikely that this exploit will be patched in the near future. That means, unless you update your device, you can enjoy Cydia on iOS 9 for as long as you want.
Supported iOS 9 Versions:
The following iOS 9 versions support the download of Cydia :
- iOS 9
- iOS 9.3.1
- iOS 9.3.2
- iOS 9.3.3
- iOS 9.3.4
- iOS 9.3.5
Phoenix jailbreak is the iOS 9 Cydia update, working on all iOS 9 32-bit devices. It is a semi-untethered jailbreak but it does work, and it is safe to use. Check out our full Phoenix jailbreak guide for details.
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 usually 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.
If you can’t get Cydia for your device and want to know what else is available, have a look at the list of top Cydia alternatives below. These are all app installers released to provide some of what Cydia offers, including a huge range of free apps and games and some of the best-tweaks.
How to Remove Cydia:
If you try Cydia on iOS 9 and decide you no longer want it, removing Cydia is very easy. All you need to do is use an app called Cydia Eraser, which will remove Cydia without affecting your iOS version. Visit the linked page for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you want to know more about Cydia? We’ve compiled the most commonly asked questions about Cydia and answered them for you on the page linked below:
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