Last updated: April 8, 2023
In this article, we will see how to jailbreak your iOS smartphone, then we will see how to download and install paid applications on your iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) via Cydia.
This tutorial is only valid for iDevices with current versions iOS 12.3 (from iOS 12.3.1 to iOS 12.3.2) even the most recent, namely:
- All iPhone: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Phone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S.
- All iPads: iPad Pro 3rd G, iPad Pro 2nd G, iPad Pro 1st G, iPad pro models, iPad 6th G, iPad 5th G, iPad Air 2, iPad Air.
- And all iPad mini: iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2.
- iPod Touch 6G.
What is Cydia?
Cydia is open source software that allows you to install third-party applications (not developed by Apple) on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It is an application that you get after performing a Jailbreak of your device.
Cydia store it is an installer of the Apple Store type which allows us to download applications, some of which are paid. You can find everything there, including applications refused by Apple.
In order to be able to download and install Cydia on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you must first jailbreak your device.
What is the jailybreak?
Le jailbreak is the process to gain root access to the iOS system.
This process removes the restrictions imposed by Apple, which gives us the ability to download Cydia.
Jailbreaking offers unlimited possibilities for customizing an iOS device. It is similar to rooting android.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone or iPad?
To jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you must use Bregxi.
Bregxi is available for download at bregxi.xyz.
Step 1: First of all download Bregxi from the Safari browser of your iPhone or iPad. Authorize the download.
Step 2: The Bregxi profile will then be downloaded to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 3: Go to Settings> Tap on Bregxi profile> Install> Enter passcode> Done.
Step 4: Now the Bregxi app will appear on your home screen.
Installation of Cydia / Sileo
Copy the following repository url: https://alt.extrajb.in/repo-jb/
Open the Bregxi. Paste the copied URL on it and hit the extract button.
After extracting the source, you can find the Cydia app.
The Cydia application is now installed successfully, you can press the Home button, and here is a new icon appeared (the new software ready to be launched)
Cydia is good! But with Zeusmos it's better!
Cydia alone is useless, Cydia is a good platform for downloading applications developed by ordinary users. On the other hand, it will be impossible for you to find the applications of the Apple store.
However, there is an app listing all the jailbroken application from the apple store, it is the zeusmos application.
Zeusmos was designed for the simple and unique purpose of enabling download paid apps from the app store for free.
Here's how to install Zeusmos :
1) Start Cydia
2) Go to Sources
3) Choose Edit "at the top right then" Add "at the top left
4) In the window that appears, enter the address of the source: repo.hackyouriphone.org
5) Click on "Add source" and enter the following source:
6) Find the Zeusmos app and install it
7) The Zeusmos application is now installed successfully, you can press the Home button, and lo and behold a new icon has appeared.
Finally, you can download the apps from the appstore for free thanks to Zeusmos.
Advantages of Jailbreak
The main interest of this manipulation is to install unofficial applications, that is to say those that have been refused by the validation team of the App Store.
These apps are downloadable on two other major platforms, Cydia and Icy, which are available after the device has been jailbroken.
The Jailbreak also allows you to change elements of the user interface, such as icons, or to unlock the smartphone.
Disadvantages of Jailbreak
There is a risk of loss of warranty with Apple if the device is jailbroken.
If you jailbreak your device, restore it first, in case you need to send it back to the manufacturer.
Another downside to jailbreaking is the security of your iOS device. Indeed, viruses exist and can infiltrate by installing third-party applications, unofficial and do not come from secure sources.
Jailbreaking your iDevice is still quite practical and the risks are very minor. In the worst case, you can always restore your iDevice to factory settings using iTunes.
You should also know that the Jailbreak is completely legal. However, downloading paid applications for free from the AppStore is illegal, like any type of paid file download.
If you have any issues, questions, or suggestions regarding iOS routing, feel free to post them in the comments area!