Along with the jailbreak possibility, Cydia appeared to be the first application that people need in order to install third-party apps on their devices for a complete customization and improvement. Actually, this amazing jailbreak store is the main reason most users choose to jailbreak their devices. Cydia can also be considered to be an App Store for jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
As you know, since the release of iOS 2, Apple enabled users the possibility to use the famous App Store, a place where developers were able to upload applications for every iOS user to download. However, as you know, apps in App Store might be a little bit too expensive, and they still do not offer unlimited freedom to deal without devices, in the way we want. For this, we have the jailbreak alternative.
In fact, Cydia is here to fill the gap of Apple’s App Store. This amazing jailbreak store comes with thousands of interesting free Cydia apps and tweaks, games and emulators, themes and ringtones. But, as I mentioned above, the only way in which you can have access over Cydia download store is to jailbreak your device as soon as possible. If, in the past, this process has been regarded as complicated and unsecure, find out that today, there are plenty of tools available which can help you perform a safe and simple jailbreak process.
When you launch the application for the first time, you might feel a little bit overwhelmed. However, you have nothing to worry about since Cydia is actually very easy to use and manage. If you are familiar to the App Store, I am sure that you will not experience any difficulties with this alternative app platform.
The first time you launch Cydia, you will be asked to select the type of filter, and you have the following options: User (graphical only), Hacker (Command line) and Developer (No filter). For regular users, the first option is the best one. Once you do this, you will be within the program. It is worth mentioning the fact that the application requires some time in order to update its packages.
The application will next display five different sections, each one of them with its own options and purposes. Each one of them is important in order to use the application, but the Manage section gives you the possibility to add alternative sources, in order to have access to a greater variety of Cydia apps and tweaks.
Now, if you want to download and install and application in Cydia, here is what you need to do. First, launch Cydia and wait until you see the homepage. Here, go to Search, type down the name of the application and wait until you see the results. Choose the app you want to install and click on the Install button.
At this point, the application will be downloaded and installed. In the end, when the process is completed, you will be redirected to Cydia’s Homepage, and you can see the app icon on the homepage of your device. That is all. AS you can see, it is fairly easy to use this jailbreak store in order to download the best Cydia apps and tweaks.