Jailbreak is the best thing ever to happened to iOs. Though it is not as fancy as it was few years back, but people still love to play around with their iOs devices in the most efficient way. As you are here, probably you are aware of what Cydia is. Isn’t it? In layman’s term, it is an App store for Jailbroken iOs devices with plethora of useful apps and tweaks which couldn’t make it to official app store due to some obvious reasons.
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To get Cydia on your iOs device, you don’t have many alternatives. Jailbreak your iPhone and bang, here’s Cydia. I know many of us don’t want to risk their iPhone with Jailbreak but there’s an urge to get hands on the app repositories it has to offer. Nevermind, we are not going to perform any Jailbreak today. Just follow this 5 minute guide and by the end of the article you’ll learn how to easily Install Cydia Apps Without Jailbreak :
Pre-requisite Before You Install Cydia Apps Without Jailbreak :
- A desktop running on any of the mentioned OS (Windows/OS X/Linux)
- Lightning cable to connect your iOs device with your desktop.
- Cydia Impactor installed on your Desktop. Here are the download links for your respective desktop OS. (Windows / Mac OS X / Linux 32 bits / Linux 64 bits)
- iTunes installed on your desktop and is up-to-date.
- deb file of the Cydia app you want to install on your iOs device.
- A good Unarchiver program installed on your PC. I am using 7zip (Download 7zip), essentially built for Windows. For Mac, you can use The Unarchiver from App Store.
Please Note : This guide to get Cydia Apps Without Jailbreak will only let you to install Apps, not tweaks. There’s difference between apps and tweaks. Tweaks modify/change the existing coding/structure of iOs whereas apps are designed to run within the limitations of the existing iOS.
How To Get Cydia Apps Without Jailbreak :
Step 1 : Ready with the .deb of the Cydia app you want to install? If yes, extract it using any of the unarchiver programs mentioned above.
Step 2 : Once you have successfully unarchived the .deb file, search for the data.tar file inside.
Step 3 : Next, unarchive the data.tar file and you’ll see the application folder. Open it and you’ll see the folder named YourApplicationName.app
Step 4 : From there only, create a new folder named Payload and drag YourApplicationName.app to Payload Folder.
Step 5 : This is a crucial step, so follow it carefully. Archive the Payload folder and name it as YourApplicationName.ipa
Also make sure Archive format is set to zip.
Step 6 : Launch Cydia Impactor and connect your iOs device with your desktop via lightning cable.
Step 7 : Now drag the .ipa file created in Step 5 to Cydia Impactor Window. It’ll ask your iTunes login and password. You can either use your current iTunes login password or create a dummy account specially for this purpose.
Step 8 : Please wait for few seconds while Cydia Impactor signs the ipa file to your iOs device.
Step 9 : In order to run Cydia Apps Without Jailbreak, disconnect your iOs device from PC and head over to iOs Settings -> General -> Device Management and finally Trust YourAppName.
That’s it! This is how you can install Cydia Apps Without Jailbreak the easiest way. In case of any queries or doubts, don’t forget to comment down below. I’ll try to get back asap. For more iOs How-tos, head over to iOs How-tos section right away.