How To Install Cydia On iPhone 4 And 4S: Two Best Methods – Every year, Apple has consistently released an iPhone (or two) since the very first one in 2007. A lot of people still own the old but very usable iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s and are content with the iDevices.
One important reason to jailbreak your iPhone 4 or 4S is to be able to install Cydia on iPhone. Cydia, as you may probably know, is very much like the official Appstore where users can download and install apps for free. A lot of the apps from Cydia are not available from the Appstore. There are also premium paid apps in Cydia similar to the Appstore.
Users can freely add repositories to Cydia to get more sources of free apps and jailbreak tweaks. This is the main difference between the Appstore and Cydia. Some of the more popular Cydia repositories are the following:
- HipStore Repo
- ModMyi Repo
- OpenAppMKT Repo
- BigBoss Repo
- SiNful iPhone Repo
- BiteYourApple Repo
- iPhoneCake Repo
- Insanelyi Repo
- Rpetri.ch Repo
- FillipoBiga Repo
These repositories have everything from productivity apps to games of all genres.
See Also – Cydia Download OpenAppMkt
Though there are newer iPhones in the market today, like the recently released iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, many iFans are still using their reliable iPhone 4 and 4S. Perhaps they just don’t want to spend all that cash for a newer iPhone because their old one is still very much usable. If you belong to this group and is wondering how to install Cydia on your “vintage” iDevice, then you should read on.
For this article, I am going to show you how to install Cydia on your iPhone 4 and 4S. Remember you must have a jailbroken iPhone to download and install Cydia on your device. Recently, however, un-jailbroken iDevices can also use Cydia. If you need Cydia but do not want to jailbreak your device, you can go to this link and follow the simple tutorial.
How To Install Cydia On iPhone 4 And 4S: Two Best Methods
Method 1 – With Jailbreak
WARNING: Jailbreaking your iPhone will void its warranty. This site will not be responsible for any lost data or damage to your device.
Follow the steps below to download and install Cydia on your iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
Step 2. If you followed the steps in the link, then your iPhone should now be jailbroken. After jailbreaking using Redsnow, you will see the Cydia icon on your screen. Tap the icon to complete the Cydia installation and configuration.
Step 3. Reboot your iPhone after configuring Cydia. After rebooting, open the Cydia app and add the repositories you want (see list above) by going to “Settings“>”Manage“>”Sources“>”Edit“>”Add“.
This is the automatic method of installing Cydia on your iPhone 4 and 4S. You can watch the video below for more information on repositories and Cydia.
Next, You can also install Cydia on your iPhone manually without jailbreaking your device. Follow the instructions below to do this.
Method 2 – Without Jailbreak
Although jailbreaking your iPhone makes installing Cydia on your device very easy, some people still do not want to jailbreak their mobile. The main reason is they do not want to lose their warranty which is voided once the iPhone is jailbroken. Still, they want all the goodies that Cydia offers. Follow the instructions below to install Cydia on iPhone without jailbreaking.
Step 2. Once the site is open, tap the “Get it” button.
Step 3. Wait for the “pop-up” to appear when the download is complete.
Step 4. You will need to tap “Add to Home Screen” to add the app to your homescreen.
Step 5. Tap the Cydia icon on your homescreen to open it. Allow some time to let the Cydia app complete its processing.
Step 6. Reboot your iPhone after Cydia has finished the process.
Step 7. You can now use Cydia to download apps, games and tweaks not available from the Appstore.
The benefits of installing Cydia on your iPhone far outweigh the your fear of losing your warranty. With that said, you can use either of the methods above to install Cydia on your iPhone.
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