Tweak your iPhone with our How to Get Cydia Apps for Free Guide

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The never stopping jailbreak community seems to have spread it’s wings across a plethora of tweaks, apps and customizations, specifically designed for none other than Apple’s iDevices including the Apple iPhone(s), iPad(s) and iPod Touch. In this article we have something really cool if you are one of those tech-savy geeks who love to experiment. We will cover how to get paid cydia apps for free.

Coming back to jailbreaking, for those who don’t know, it is a process of making root Apple iOS directory accessible to third party modifications, which is not permitted when you buy your iDevice. There are pros and cons for the same as well. Where it enables you to add extra features and customize almost every thing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can lose your device warranty, or even cause some permanent damage to it if you follow a wrong step. Not to forget that you will stop receiving OTA (Over the air) updates for software updates when you jailbreak your device.

See Also – How to Get Paid iOS Apps for Free

For those brave-heart people who have their iDevices jailbroken, and are wondering what to do next, here’s how to get cydia apps for free guide on your device, without hurting your pocket a bit. That’s right, follow this simple step by step tutorial to get most of those $1-$10 Cydia tweaks on your iDevice, absolutely free.

Getting Started with How To Get Cydia Apps for Free

WARNING: Sure we don’t want you to lose any of your important data, so before proceeding, kindly take a complete backup of your iDevice, in case something goes wrong.


Step 1: Once you have your iDevice jailbroken, simply launch the Cydia app located on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch springboard. This is the jailbreak icon and appears only once your iDevice has been jailbroken successfully. In case you don’t find this Cydia app on your springboard, your device is not jailbroken and you will not be able to proceed further.

cydia-jailbreak

Step 2: Once the Cydia interface loads up, click on Manage tab in the bottom navigation menu.

cydia icon

Step 3: Next, click on the Sources tab and wait for the repositories to load. For those who don’t know, Cydia Repos are the tweak directory for jailbreak community. i.e, it holds all tweaks from various developers together. By default, there are some official Cydia repos like BigBoss repository already added when you jailbreak your iDevice.

cydia-sources

Step 3: Now, click on the Add or ~ez_lsquo+ez_rsquo~ button on the top left corner of the screen, and enter the following repository URL as shown in the image below.

http://cydia.xsellize.com

cydia-xsellize

Step 4: Click on Add Sources button and wait for it to download necessary source files from the Xsellize server. Xsellize is a Cydia repository which uploads paid Cydia tweaks for free, and keeps updating their database as and when new tweaks are added to their official repositories. In case you get a warning message, click on Add Anyway button and wait for the repository to load.

Step 5: Once all the packages are downloaded, simply click on Return To Cydia button and wait for all the repositories to load.

cydia-message

Step 6: Now, once on the Cydia home-screen, click on the Search button next to the Manage button in the bottom navigation menu to search for the tweak you want to download. You will see two or more results for the same tweak. One of them will be the official paid tweak or app, and the other one would be cracked or free tweak which you can download by simply clicking on it.

free-cydia-tweak

Step 7: You can see that you don’t have to purchase the paid tweaks now in order to use them. Simply click on the Install button at the top right corner of the screen and you are good to go.

So now, you knw how to get cydia apps for free for any app that you would like to download on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without paying a single penny for the same, thanks to the Xsellize community. The procedure here is followed on my iPod Touch, however it’s the same for every version of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running on iOS 7.0.5 or below, since there is no untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.X at present.

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