Aviable jailbreaks


Oct 30, 2009

Starting with cydia

Cydia is a very powerfull program of your iphone. You wouldn't be able
to install hacked programs as easy as you can do. Althought it is
powerfull it is an exhaustive program for your device.

Learning to use cydia is very easy, the hard part is how to make it
work as it should.


When you first open cydia it will show you the message: "organizing, will close when done". Wait till cydia closes or the iphone kind of reboots (resprings). Then open cydia again, the first thing you will see is cydia asking what kind of user are you. If you don't know so much about this kinds of things choose user, the only thing it would do is hide some packages to prevent you. You can always change that on the manage tab. It will start downloading updates and the package information and it will ask you if you want to upgrade. Tap complete upgrade. Wait till it is finished and press "respring" or "reboot" whatever it tells you. When its done open cydia again, this time you can use it. Some might have trouble updating because of the internet conection or because they are under wifi. Please be patient, cydia might not download what you want the first couple of times, but if you keep trying it works.


Cydia is a program made for installing packages using a graphic interface rather than using terminal. Its a very useful program because appart from installing the package you want, it installs its dependencies so they work perfectly. It is basically divided in 5 tabs.

-The first one is the cydia main page. It will give you acces to the latest cydia news, the cydia store products and the most popular packages. It also has information about updating and rejailbreaking.

-The second is the secctions page. All the things in cydia are divided in different secctions that you can quickly access. Some sources have their own section, but its not the usual. Most popular sections are ringtone and themes section where you can get wallpapers for the main screen, lock themes, UI sounds (lock, unlock, new mail, sms alert, etc....), app icons or even cooler things (is there anything you can't change in the iphone?). Maybe you'll want to check on app Addons, there is some interesting stuff there.

-The third page is called changes. Here is where all pending updates appear and also new packages cydia has found.

-The fourth is manage, where you can see uninstall and reinstall all the packages that you have. You can also see the sources cydia has for downloading packages and add your custom ones. You can also get information about your iphone's HDD likie how much memory cydia uses and how much you have free.

-The last one is just a search. Its necesary to coment that you'd better type in quickly all you want because if you stop for a second or so it starts searching and the keybord gets really lagged.


It is not so complicated, but there are some important procedures to follow trhu.

1.Make sure that that package is going to work with your current firmware version. Obviously this doesn't apply for themes, it's more for mobile substrate add-ons (for those who don't know what mobile substrate add-ons are, they are just applications that run with the iphone system and therefore they are always on, like SBSettings or Winterboard)

2.It is going to download faster if you use a mobile connection, rather than wifi. If it gets stuck downloading, try again and again because each time it will resume the download where you left it.

3.Never ever close cydia, reboot or respring your iphone while you are in the black screen of the installation. It will probably cause cydia to stop working.

4.Always reboot or respring if you are asked to

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