Showing posts with label Cydia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cydia. Show all posts

Saturday, June 18, 2016

How to Use Cydia : Starter Guide

Cydia app is one of the main reason why people usually jailbreak their iOS device. Usually people buy jailbroken iPad or iPhone, they have Cydia app already but they never cared to look into it. When I bought my iPhone , I had no idea what is unlocking and Jailbreaking. But now I know about installous and Cydia and I believe this Cydia guide will be helpful for any newbie to learn how to use Cydia.

How to Use Cydia : Starter Guide : iOS Crunch
How to Use Cydia : Starter Guide : iOS Crunch
So first you need to check if your phone is jailbroken or not. There are huge lot of benefits of jailbreaking iPhone, one main benefit is that it allow you to install many tweaks from Cydia, to supercharge iPad and iPhone. There are many tweaks that are not even available from App store but users can install from Cydia.

How to use Cydia for Beginners:

To check if your phone have Cydia app just search Cydia. If you tap on it first time then will taketake time to load. You just need a working internet connection to use Cydia.

Cydia offer paid tweaks as well as free tweaks. I also bought and installed few of them like My Wi and Screen display recorder. Now its time to look for features of Cydia.

When you start Cydia for the first time, it will start reloading and updating Cydia sources. This may take some time. Once, everything is loaded, Cydia home screen will look like below:

You will see 5 sections on the footer, , which will see like this:
  •     Cydia: 
  •     Section : 
  •     Changes: 
  •     Manage: 
  •     Search :
Now, you need manage account feature when you buy app from Cydia.

Using Cydia Sections:

Now lets see how to use Cydia and other sections.

    Sections:  In Sections you will find all themes and tweaks sorted in categories. This makes browsing tweaks easier. For example, when you search for themes or ringtones on cydia.

    Changes: This section is for two purpose. This show all tweaks added to Cydia and also previously installed tweaks from Cydia.This help you to find new Cydia tweaks and updates.

    Manage: You need to add new sources to do many cool things with Cydia. For example, Sara or Installous can be installed using particular repository. You can also uninstall earlier installed tweaks.

    Search:  Do you really need help in search? I believe you can do it yourself.

Here is a video to help you how to browse through section of Cydia.

I hope beginner Cydia tutorial, will help you to get started. Do ask if you have any query regarding Cydia. Feel free to ask us via comment.
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

How To Jailbreak iPhone 5 on iOS 7 – 7.0.4 Using Evasi0n

iOS7 untethered jailbreak is available for those who want it. There are so many awesome Cydia tweaks are available already. it is the time to Jailbreak an iPhone5 or 5S running on iOS7 and install Cydia tweaks. Today we talk about how to jailbreak iPhone 5 running latest version of iOS7.

How To Jailbreak iPhone 5 on iOS 7 – 7.0.4 Using Evasi0n : Cydia Apple
How To Jailbreak iPhone 5 on iOS 7 – 7.0.4 Using Evasi0n : Cydia Apple
Other people are reading: iOS 7 features

Download Evasi0n and iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak compatibility:

Download Evasi0n and start the process. You can download the latest version fro official Evasi0n website over here .

Download the latest version depending and follow instructions:

Before starting iOS7 untethered jailbreaking, do the following:

  •     Disable Passlock.
  •     Update your iPhone to latest firmware.
  •     Take a complete backup.

How to Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 5 running iOS 7.04 using Evasi0n

Connect iPhone to computer, and take backup. Click on Backup then transfer purchases under iTunes to backup your purchase. After this quit iTunes then open Evasi0n tool.
  • Select the evasion 7 file
  •  Right click thend click on Open
  •  Again open
You need not to worry about anything. As Evasi0n jailbreak opens, it will detect the iPhone connected to your computer.

Jailbreak iOS 7

Evasi0n tool will do the rest of the work. You just need to follow the instructions.

Now iPhone 5 or 5S running on iOS 7.0.4 is jailbroken.  Exit evasi0n and open iPhone and you will see Cydia icon there. Click on the Cydia icon and first time it take some time and reboot your iphone.

Now install useful Cydia repo. If you are jailbreaking your iPhone for the first time, then you should see some of the essential resources which from here:
For now, if you have successfully jailbroken iPhone 5 using Evasi0n, 
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

QuickShoot- A Jailbreak Cydia App every Photographer Should have

Nowadays,  Smartphone work much more than just an ordinary phone.It work as source of entertainment, personal secretary, interactive friend and also a Camera. Cydia application called QuickShoot made this camera feature much better.

QuickShoot- A Jailbreak Cydia App every Photographer Should have : Cydia Apple
QuickShoot- A Jailbreak Cydia App every Photographer Should have : Cydia Apple
Other people are reading : Fix: Exceeded the Number of Package Names This APT is Capable of

What QuickShoot does 

It allows you to take a photograph, anytime anywhere , simply by tapping twice. This is like the Holy Grail for every photographer in the world. We all love to use one click to save awesome moments. QuickShoot is now enable iOS users to do just that; take photographers easily.  Let`s see features of QuickShoot.

QuickShoot Cydia app Features:

QuickShoot allows you to take a photos just by tapping on the app icon.
  •     It doesn`t alter existing functions of your camera
  •     It is compatible with iPod touch and iPhone.
  •     It doesn’t need any configurable settings
  •     It requires iOS 6 in order to be installed and Jailbroken device.
  •     This is a free app.
QuickShoot is the app for you to capture quick moments easily. This is a free app. But right now it takes basic shots and lacks a settings panel. Means you are not able to add  exposure, focus or flash features.

See Also :  
     iFunbox : Desktop software to install cracked apps 
    Appcake : A good alternative to Installous 

If you are one of those users like me who love taking photographs with iPhone, Quickshoot cydia tweak will be very useful for you. Simply search for QuickShoot in Cydia and download and install it. If you know more such similar tweaks, let me know via comment.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Fix: Exceeded the Number of Package Names This APT is Capable of

If you have recently jailbroken iOS device using Evasi0n then you might have seen an error in CydiaWow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of“. With the message it’s clear that you have added the maximum number of Cydia packages. Today we discuss about why you are getting this error and how to fix it:

    How to use Cydia on iPhone & iPad: Starters guide

Fix Cydia Error : Exceeded the Number of Package Names This APT is Capable of : Cydia Apple
Fix Cydia Error : Exceeded the Number of Package Names This APT is Capable of : Cydia Apple

How to Fix exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of Error

Cydia hosts n number of Cydia sources. Every source have tons of packagest. Whenever you add a any new Cydia source, it also adds all associated packages with it.

Cydia has a limit of 65k packages. When you install Cydia, it adds around 40K packages by default. When your iOS device reaches 65K packages, it starts giving this exceeded number of packages error.

Saurik (creator of Cydia), also said that this is a limitation of Cydia, which will be removed in upcoming updates.

    How to install Appcake from Cydia

So now you know that if you get “Exceeded the Number of Package Names This APT is Capable of” error, then just go to Manage > Sources and delete some sources which you are not using.

I hope this will solve Cydia error, if you still have any question, feel free to ask me. Do join me on Facebook for more such updates.
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Must have Cydia hacks for Jailbroken iOS users

There are so many tools available on Cydia for Jailbroken iOS devices. Some are very beneficial and that`s why you must have on your iOS device. So today we will talk about a some must have hacks for jailbroken iDevices. List of Cydia hacks that you should install on your Jailbroken iOS devices. We have already talked about few useful Cydia tweaks.

Must have Cydia hacks for Jailbroken iOS users : Cydia Apple
Must have Cydia hacks for Jailbroken iOS users : Cydia Apple
Other people are reading: List of Websites to Download Cracked iPAS for iOS

Cydia Hacks to improve iOS functionality:

3G Unrestrictor

3G Unrestrictor a very useful iPhone hack. It allows you to make the 3G and EDGE networks to work like Wi-Fi. This hack allow VoIP apps like Fring and Skype to work over 3G or EDGE networks. 3G Restrictor is available for $3 from Cydia. There is also a three-day trial period availablefor this tweak. But, if you are on limited 3G connection, this app might not be for you.

Dashboard X

Dashboard X is one of the best and easy to use widget for the jailbroken iPhones. You just need to enter the icon editing mode by tapping and holding an icon. Then taps and holds on any empty space on homescreen. Doing this shows installed widgets on your device to appear in a list. A new screen allows you to choose ‘Auto Center’ and ‘interaction’ options.

Dashboard X costs $1.99 and can be found through ModMyi repo.


SBSettings is a very useful hack for a jailbroken iPhones. This Cydia hack allow users to get quick access to many settings of the phone without exiting any running application. It also shows toggles or buttons in order to disable, enable and adjust settings. It is a free app  avilable on Cydia via BigBoss repo.


Backgrounder is also very useful hack. It is one of the most used hack available on Cydia. This allows the user to decide that how apps will function when they are closed. This allows enable or disable multitasking independently for every app. It is an awesome app for multitaskings and adds an icon on the homescreen. It is available for free at Cydia’s BigBoss repo.


QuickDo transforms iPhone into a fully functional touch screen device. This allow you to control everything by gestures or touch. This is perfect for the multi touch featuring iPhones. Users can perform many actions through different gestures or movements made by the finger on the trigger bar.

There are 6 gestures that you can assign to the 13 available actions. It also place 5 icons on the lockscreen. This app is available for $7.66 from Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

These are some of the must have Cydia hacks for Jailbroken iOS users. Feel free to comment!
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Installous Will Now Terminate : Hackulous Shuts Down

Installous is one of main reason of jailbreaking and an important Cydia app and we have already talked about installing Installous, but now things are changing. Hackulo, the company behind Installous, shuts down itself. If you already have installous on your iPhone or iPad, it will stop working with message “Installous will now Terminate”.

Read: Ultimate list of Cydia sources

cNet article has confirmed that Installous shuts down. That means you have to buy apps from App Store again.

Installous shuts down: A true Alternative awaits:

There is no actual reason on why Installous shuts down itself as iti’s one of the most popular  and most easiest way to install Paid app on  jailbroken devices.  as Installous gone to deep grave there are other alternatives are coming like Kuaiyong and Zeusmos.

See : What is Installous

Installous Will Now Terminate : Hackulous Shuts Down : CydiaApple
Installous Will Now Terminate : Hackulous Shuts Down : CydiaApple

So far, none of these Installous alternative is a true alternative, though Zeusmos will let you install many popular paid apps via free file sharing sites, but there is no torrent support and it works in complete different way, which I will explain in another post.

These alternatives are still not stand like Installous. Still Zeusmos allow you to install many paid apps for free, but they don`t support torrent.

Installous was a king of all jailbroken devices. After sutting down of Installous all we can do is just wait for some amazing alternative of installous. As I find updates I will share it with you.

For more updates Join us on facebook or on Twitter to keep yourself updated. Installous was like a sweet prince for all jailrboken iOS user. Though, time will tell which one comes out as best alternative to installous, but for now all we can do is to wait for something amazing to happen in iOS jailbroken community. In case if I find a solution to Outdated version of Installous warning, I will update you as it’s one of my favorite Cydia app.

You can join us on Facebook for more updates or you can follow me on twitter to keep yourself updated with latest news related to Installous shut down and new ways to install Jailbroken apps.
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

What is Installous and Why you Should Install it

No matter who you are, if you have an iPhone or iPad, one of the most common questions which iPhone users asked are to others:
  •     Is your iPhone Jailbroken?
  •     Is your iPhone Factory unlocked?
Today we talk about one important app, which definitely encourage you to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad. Apple app store contains thousands of apps which are including paid and free one also. But if you like to play paid games, you have to pay for each game that you download and install as there are so many paid apps available in the market.

What is Installous and Why you Should Install it : CydiaApple
What is Installous and Why you Should Install it : CydiaApple
See : How to Install Installous

What is Installous?

I hope you got a hint why you need Installous app in above paragraph. Installous is a jailbroken iOS app. Installous allows you to download and installpaid apps for free. It is available on Cydia as ‘Installous 5’ and your iOS device must be jailbroken to install this.

In other words, if you want to use paid apps for free then you need Installous. Installous let you download paid apps and free apps from torrent sites. You can use install apps even if you don`t have Apple ID on your iPad or iPhone.

Features of Installous:

Local Sharing

LocalSharing feature allows you to share apps and tweaks with other devices using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Too enable this feature just go to Settings and select any IPA files. When you click on "Send IPA", instructions will show you how to send the file to other devices.


You can download and install apps in background, and this let you do other tasks on the iOS device.


It also tells you about the updates. Click on update and you get information about new versions and click "Download" and it will show you instructions.


This feature allow you to send an app to other user who hasn’t used the same app.

Apptracker integration

This feature allows you to report links to moderators to keep apptracker clean.

Downloading through BitTorrent

It also support BitTorrent downloading. Just click on "magnet link" and downloading will start. To obtain .torrent metdata you just need to ‘demagnetized’ the selected app by using DHT or from the ‘downloads’ tab . You cna also pause and start download.

Above mentioned features make your experience of using your iOS device fun and make it easy.. You just need to jailbreak your iOS device3 to download installous and install it. Install Installous from the Cydia Repo Also read a complete guide on How to install installous from Cydia.
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

How to Install Installous From Cydia

We have already talked about Cydia and Cydia repositories, which allow you to enjoy Cydia tweaks on you Jailbroken iPad and iPhone. Usually Cydia tweaks are not avilable on App Store. People who are new to Cydia or who do not know about Installous, Installous is the best app of Cydia that allow you to download all iOS apps for free. Here today we talk about How to Install Installous using Cydia.

See :  Cydia

How to Add Installous Sources in Cydia Repo:

You can refer to earlier articles on how to add source to Cydia. To install Installous to a Jailbroken iPhone or iPad, we just need to add belw mentioned sources.

Cydia Installous source :

You just need to, open Cydia and click on Manage then Sources then Edit and add this URL then click on Add. Cydia will add the repo on iPhone and source for Installous app is added.

Install Installous on Jailbroken iPhone/iPad

You just need to search for Installous and then install it. You can also browse repository and install Installous. You can find some other third party repositories, which also let you install Installous. But I recommend to use this official repo here (

See : How to use Cydia

How to Install Installous From Cydia : CydiaApple
How to Install Installous From Cydia : CydiaApple

How to Install Installous from Cydia :

Just click on Install and Installous app will be installed on iPhone. Now you can download any app and install. It is as easy as we say. You don’t need to pay for apps like Asphalt 7, N.O.V.A or any other app.

Installous is one of the main reasons, we recommend users to jailbreak their iOS devices. Jailbreaking is not illegal. Latest version also supports Torrent, which will help you to download huge apps.

If you see any issue installing installous or not able to find installous in Cydia then just remove repository and add it again and try again.  Is you want to ask something, feel free to ask us via comments.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

How to Add Cydia Sources for New Cydia Apps

Here at iOS Crunch, we are covering various topics related to Cydia and today we talk about how to add Cydia sources. We have already discussed about best Cydia sources and now we see, how to add repo on Cydia. If you are newbie to jailbroken iOS device, I recommend you to read:

    What is Cydia
    How to use Cydia

Now I believe you have the list of Cydia sources to add to Cydia or you can check my list from here.

How to add repo to Cydia?

Run Cydia on a jailbroken iOS device then click on "Manage". Under manage  Click on "Sources".

Under Sources tab, there will be a list of already added repo, some of the default repo or other source address, which you might have added earlier. Click on "Edit" and then on "Add".

A popup will open up shown below : Add Cydia/APT URL here. For ex:

Click on add source and you might get a Cydia source warning. Only add trusted and reputable repo to cydia. When you add any repo to Cydia, never close the Cydia. Don`t do anything even if it get stuck for sometime, as this may cause issues with iPhone. Rest everything is just simple.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments. If you find this post useful, don’t forget to share it on Google plus and Facebook.
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ultimate List of Cydia Sources

We have already talked about What is Cydia and How to use Cydia. Now it is the time to make your jailbroken iOS shine with some awesome tweaks and Cydia apps. You can find Cydia apps in their respective repositories. You just need to ass source link to download and install any app.

We all know what are the benefits of Cydia repositories. These repositories allow us to download and install Cydia apps for free. We can download HD themes, tweaks and games etc. Jailbreaking an iOS device add more fun. You just need to add Cydia source to download tweaks and apps from Cydia. Today we talk about list of top Cydia sources.

Use this link to search all Cydia tweak on the Web browser. Now lets see some must have Cydia sources for your iPhone.

Top list of Cydia Sources & Repos:


Modmyi has a variety of modifications, tweaks and apps for your iPhone. Here you can see latest news, Cydia apps, reviews, themes and downloads etc. Moving through the website is also very easy, and all from trusted sources only. you will find them in appropriate categories, such as: lifestyle, entertainment, education, business, Books etc. You can also see Pocket Frogs that is a popular app. This is a free game app and players can breed, discover, collect, and trade  around 15,000 unique frogs.

ModMyi Repo:

iPhone Cake repo

If you are looking for games to play on your iPhone then iPhoneCake repo as the best. It has a variety of games. This repo also has other tweaks and apps that will enhance your iDevice. You can find the game of your choice and fun.

Repo URL:


Insanelyi has a huge number of tweaks, mods, and apps etc. and all from trusted sources. They also have forum taht you cna join to be updated.. They also have tutorial on their site.


The FillippoBiga provide interesting design. You can search a variety of apps for your iDevices. It has a tweak ‘Springtomize’ with all of the modifications, you only need this tweak to customize your iDevice.


The BigBoss repo is the best Cydia source repo avilable on the internet. This repo hosts hundreds of themes, apps, tweaks and mods etc. for you to try on your iPhone. The RingerX VIP tweak avilable on this repo. It allows you to configure the ring and the vibrating behavior. You can even mute the device.

Thia app is required to install Installous.

Here are more Cydia sources, browse them:


We will be updating list with more cydia sources, don’t forget to join our Facebook page for updates. 
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

What is Cydia and Cydia Basics

When ever we buy a new iPod, iPad, iPhone or any other iOS device, we heard terms like Installous, Cydia, Unlocking, Jailbreaking  and so much more. Cydia and jailbreaking are the most popular terms for iOS devices. These terms allow any users to install any premium iPhone app for free.  if you are a new iPhone users then these terms like Cydia can be new for you. In this post we will answer all inmportant questions about it. Today, we will jump in the world of Cydia and understand  and learn what is Cydia and why we should have Cydia installed on iOS devices. Later on we will discuss about how to get Cydia. Now lets see what is Cydia and important information related to it.

What is Cydia?

Cydia is an independent, third-party installer app for all the iOS devvices. It is developed by Jay Freeman. We also know him as Saurik, it is identical to official App Store. But it allow you to download an use premium apps for free. the reason why you need Cydia because it offers what Apple doesn’t. For example, In iOS devices you can only set audio ringtones for incoming calls.  But in Cydia VUZIQ is a new tweak available through the BigBoss repository that allows you to set video ringtones for free. Installous which is one of the best app that you get from Cydia, as it allow you install all the apps for free on iOS device. How you get these apps free because all these apps are cracked and hosted on some free hosting sites.

Make sure that your iOS device is jailbroken to get Cydia.

Why Cydia was developed even when we already had the App Store?

What’s the difference? this question come in the mind on every new user. Answer is it offer you all those apps that even not approved by Apple. You can easily find these apps and tweaks in Cydia but not at App Store.

    Read: How to use Cydia

What is jailbreaking?

So now i believe that you know what is Cydia and now start learning how to get Cydia.
Jailbreaking is a process of modifying iOS operating system to remove all restriction imposed by Apple on its devices. Jailbreaking is must in order to install Cydia. You can also say, jailbreaking is hacking iOS.

There were rumors floating around few months ago that jailbreaking declared illegal, but whole world still continues to jailbreak. While Apple introduced new firmware to counter jailbreaking, with latest iOS 5.1.

Hackers work hard to find exploits which lead to jailbreaking. Now lets see little history, this battle between jailbreaking and Apple started in 2008, when George Hotz had released the very first jailbreak tool Geohot.

We can device Jailbreaking into three sub-part:

What is untethered, semi tethered and tethered jailbreak?

Tethered jailbreak need to plug in iDevice into the computer every time the idevice reboot. Untethered jailbreak don`t have this issue. Semi-tethered jailbreak allows to reboot idevice without any issues but some of jailbreak apps are not accessible on idevices. but full access is available when connected to the computer.

What are different tools of used for jailbreaking?

This list is long. But I will tell you few names are JailbreakMe, Sn0wbreeze, Greenpois0n, SpiritJB, Redsn0w, PwanageTool, Blackra1n and Limera1n. AprilRa1n is for iPad 3. You can only install Cydia on iPhone after jailbreaking. The tool we choose depends on many factors like the iDevice version, iOS version, unlocked or locked iPhone.

Important Note: If Jailbreaking the iPhone is not tough then it is not that non-technical also. It is recommended to buy a premium support or jailbreaking package. If your iphone get stuck while jailbreaking, you can get quick help.

Is Cydia safe?

This question comes in the mind of everyone. I must say that it is not 100% safe most of the jailbreak app is approved by the Cydia Store. So it have chances that some malware apps get approved. So, I recommend before downloading any app or tweak from Cydia, you must read about it on Internet. Download tweaks and apps only from trusted repositories. BigBoss and ModMyi are the safest repositories available.

Also, to take care of compatibility issues with tweaks read FAQ and know what you are doing, so you do not download any unsupported app as it can cause your iphone hang. But all of this Cydia is a must have app for iPhone or iPad.

What is the structure of Cydia?

Cydia Homepage

If you are going to install Cydia, then you should also know more. When you open Cydia, you will see 5 tabs:

    Home: It shows sponsored apps, sources FAQ, account information and important settings.
    Changes: You will see all updates and new programs here.
    Sections: here you will see categories of different apps.
    Manage: This let you to manage Cydia add sources and repositories, remove programs,and you can access storage.
    Search: You can search tweak here if you know the name of tweak.

What are Cydia repositories?

Now some of you ave this question that what are cydia repositories. Cydia repositories is online hub where the developers store their tweaks for installation. BigBoss and ModMyi are the most popular repositories and you will find most of the tweaks here. We all talk in separate post about popular Cydia repos:

How to purchase apps from Cydia?

Cydia also offers some paid tweaks for iPad or iPhone. Cydia allows you to login with your Twitter of  Facebook account and pay via Paypal or Amazon gift cards.

My recommendation : latest Cydia tweaks:

    iSleepWell: This tweak turns off all the radios when you place the device screen down. The Airplane mode will get activated when you about to sleep or in a meeting. You can get it from the BigBoss repo for just $0.99. It works best on iOS 5 and above.
    ClipboardEdit: This automatically reads text from the clipboard and displays the text. This one is free and available via BigBoss repo.
    AssitantExtensions: This is for iPhone 4S users. You can do everything with this app that you cna do with Siri. It also allows developers and hackers to come up with more extensions. It is a free avilable on BigBoss repo.
    Activator v 1.6.2: This is a must app for jailbreaker. This activate apps, which needs activator. You can search for the latest version of Activator in search tab.
    iLettars: This allows you to customize animations and change speed. iLettars is based on Activator actions. This tweak is available on ModMyi repo for $1.59.

Can Cydia Be installed without jailbreaking?

People usually ask that if they can install Cydia without jailbreaking. Answer is NEVER!

Sometimes, Cydia takes time for reloading because Cydia stores package catalog on iOS device and it downloads the updates when you open it. But new version of Cydia is very fast and you don't face Cydia reloading issue.

I hope this Cydia Help guide have answered your question “What is Cydia and all information related to Cydia”. We will discuss more about in coming posts, don’t forget to subscribe to us for get instant updates. If you need any Cydia Help or any query regarding using Cydia, feel free to ask.
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