How To Download And Install Latest Version Of Cydia On Jailbroken iDevice

A new Cydia (cydia_1.0.3366-1) has been released by Saurik and is reportedly pretty fast. If you can’t wait for the jailbreak tools such as Limera1n, etc, to get updated with this new version of Cydia, then here are the steps to download and install Cydia manually on your jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad using SSH.

1. Download Cydia Debian Package to your desktop.

You can find all versions of Cydia here: http://apt.saurik.com/cydia/debs/. Choose the version that is the latest. The current latest version we are using in this article is cydia_1.0.3366-1_iphoneos-arm.deb.

2. Connect your iPhone or iPad using OpenSSH with your Computer. Here is a guide on how to install SSH and connect to PC/Mac wirelessly.

3. Copy the Cydia debian file you downloaded in Step 1 to your jailbroken iPhone using an SSH client such as WinSCP for Windows or CyberDuck for Mac. In WinSCP’s dual explorer, you can simply drag and drop the file from your desktop to a folder on your iPhone file system.

4. Install iFile, a powerful file manager app that is available in Cydia.

Search for ‘iFile’ in Cydia and install this app. This app is available in System section of BigBoss repository.

5. Next start iFile by tapping it’s icon from your iPhone Homescreen.

6. Navigate to the folder where you earlier saved the Cydia debian package in Step 3.

7. Tap the cydia_1.0.3366-1_iphoneos-arm.deb and tap ‘Installer’.

8. Tap ‘Done’ when the installation is completed.

9. Respring your iPhone. If you have SBSettings installed on your device, then simply slide your status bar to open up SBSettings and tap Respring. Otherwise do a reboot.

10. That’s it. Open up Cydia and scroll down to see the version to confirm that the installation is properly done.

2 Responses to How To Download And Install Latest Version Of Cydia On Jailbroken iDevice

  1. hung says:

    iphone3gs

  2. Michael says:

    Don’t do this. It will try to uninstall itself.

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