Cydia Download: Explained in simple Language

Cydia Download:

You have got your iPhone, or iPad, or as a newbie may be you have in your hands, the new shiny iPad mini. Ask people around you and they would say that Apple products don’t have serious issues. In addition, in this interconnected you see many people around you have Jailbroken their iDevice. You might overhear them saying “Cydia download“. But what is Cydia, you are only aware of the Apple iTunes. Hmms..

To Jailbreak or Not:

Apple has closed system. It has a tight control, that is the main reason, you don’t see Apple products Malfunction as compared to Windows products. Apple provides on its iDevices everything, that a layperson can wish for. However, a geek has an inkling to autistically fall in love, and go down the rabit hole, to see what else is there.There is quite a bit of Mystery that surrounds the whole process, you get excited, and intrigued by the idea of complete control. There’s a huge psychological factor involved, we do secretly and openly crave control, be it in our jobs, or the things we get to use, and play with. So you want to jailbreak? when you decide and do so, then Cydia download comes to existence. There mere mention of “Jailbreak”, makes one uncomfortable. The connotations of “Jail” being behind bars, and “break” to make something not of use anymore, and damaged. But the Literal meaning fails to explain the exact nature of Jailbreak. Its not entirely a bad thing.

Jailbreak Gone Wrong?

Have you been burnt by the “trying to hack and gone wrong” syndrome? Some of us have, and its not a pretty feeling. The real downside to date is, it voids your warranty. If you try to take the word literal,  jailbreak may sound illegal activity. However, despite Apple’s fight against it, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, doesn’t declare it “illegal” to jailbreak your iPhone.

Call upon Cydia:

What does Apple have to do Cydia? What does even Cydia Means? Cydia is an App Store, alternative to the iTune App Store. Why the name Cydia? Its is a clever name, because Apple wouldn’t like any alternative App Store, and want control over things. However, Cydia is a worm who loves to eat Apple. So this is quite an appropriate name for a Store, which is providing alternative App Store, tweaks for your iDevice, and feeding on success of Apple.

What is Cydia

Would Cydia Die?

Many have speculated of it’s demise? but by the state of things as for now, it seems here to stay for a long while. After the judgement which allows people to jailbreak their iDevices, it has been legitimized to some extent.

Once Jailbroken, everyone wants Cydia downloaded. Some when fail to jailbreak correctly complain of missing Cydia Download. Or of it not appearing. It must be said that, Jailbreak isn’t a smooth operation as thought of. Some things can go wrong, so you should read carefully all the instructions, read out comments, must make sure is this jailbreak right for your iDevice.

What is Cydia

Free or Paid Service:

Its a Free Process. One may come across few sites that claim to do it for $9.99 to $39.99 for Cydia download.



Jailbreak: The Method, or art by which you run a software bundle to unlock the locks put forth by Apple, and run Applications not approved by Apple, and do more with hardware, and add tweaks to get more out of your iDevice.

Cydia: An app that is only for jailbroken devices; lets you search, and find applications that aren’t approved by apple, but uploaded by third parties on some websites. Its packages include, tweaks to play around with interface, installing apps by third parties, and extensions for the underlying iDevice system.


Joshua Logan
Journalist, Mobile Apps developer, and Human Computer Interaction expert writes columns and reviews for Technograte, TechWench, and other technology sites. He loves to write about interfaces, and adds opinions about how technology can serve us better. Google

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